• Power Lawyers Battle Over Sumner Redstone's Mental Capacity

    A woman claiming to be the longtime companion of Sumner Redstone has turned to powerhouse entertainment lawyers Bertram Fields and Pierce O'Donnell to challenge the media mogul's mental capacity to make decision about his health care.

  • Judge Denies Access to King & Spalding's Internal GM Notes

    A federal judge has found that although there was probable cause to believe General Motors Co. committed a crime in failing to disclose a deadly ignition switch defect, plaintiffs lawyers failed to prove that GM's outside lawyers at King & Spalding should have to turn over their internal notes and memos on the matter.

  • Opioid Makers Fight, Again, to Get City's Suit Tossed

    The makers of pharmaceuticals including OxyContin and Percocet are moving a second time to dismiss a groundbreaking suit filed by the city of Chicago that links the use of the opioids to a growing population of drug addicts.

  • Read Vincent Schmeltz's Response to Rule to Show Cause

    A committee of federal judges in Chicago will decide whether to punish Barnes & Thornburg partner Vincent "Trace" Schmeltz III, who was caught tweeting photos from a federal criminal trial. Schmeltz appeared in court Tuesday, where he apologized. On this page, read Schmeltz's response to the rule to show cause.

  • Chicago Law Partner Caught Tweeting From Federal Trial Apologizes

    A committee of federal judges in Chicago will decide whether to punish a white-collar partner at Barnes & Thornburg who was caught tweeting photos from a criminal trial. In a written response filed with the court, Vincent "Trace" Schmeltz III admitted tweeting photos of evidence. Schmeltz "formally apologizes" and is "sincerely remorseful for his conduct," his lawyer at Sidley Austin wrote in the document.

  • Medical Company LabMD Sues FTC Lawyers Over Data-Privacy Case

    An Atlanta-based medical testing company that claims to have been put out of business under the weight of a Federal Trade Commission data-privacy investigation is now suing three agency attorneys for allegedly bringing a case based on "fictional" evidence.

  • Bar Exam Pass Rates Drop Across the Country

    Bar exam passage rates sank in several big states, indicating a drop in the qualifications of students amid fewer law school applications.

  • Prominent Law Prof Sanctioned For D.C. Ethics Violation

    Law professor G. Robert Blakey?famous for writing federal anti-racketeering laws and investigating the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy Jr. and Martin Luther King Jr.?was recently sanctioned in Washington for advising a former student to disclose confidential client documents.

  • UVA Names Its First Woman Law Dean

    University of Virginia School of Law has named legal historian Risa Goluboff as its new dean to succeed Paul Mahoney, who will be returning to the law school's faculty this summer. She will be the first woman to hold the position.

  • Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

    Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

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