The takeaway from The American Lawyer's 2010 survey of leaders of Am Law 200 firms suggests that many of the changes implemented during the recession are here to stay, at least for a while.
Recent actions by state civil rights regulators demonstrate that even school districts with zero-tolerance policies in place against bullying may be liable under discrimination law when their enforcement efforts are deemed insufficient by the state.
YetterColeman partner Greg Coleman of Austin, a former solicitor general of Texas, died in a plane crash Tuesday night near Destin, Fla.
Bingham McCutchen, which drafted the disputed marital property agreement for Jamie and Frank McCourt, was reportedly asked to contribute to a settlement fund in their divorce case.
Promote Innovation has so far brought 58 so-called false marketing
suits, and representing it is a firm made up of recently defected
patent lawyers from Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Plumber Jean Parks, with her lawyer Darci Burrell, says her complaints about discrimination led the Port of Oakland to retaliate by suggesting she could become violent at work.
A U.S. bankruptcy judge has cut nearly $75,000 from a Dallas law firm's fee request, writing in her order about a Chapter 11 proceeding in which "no notable problems were solved. Yet, a lot of lawyers incurred fees." U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stacey G.C. Jernigan cut the $184,278.87 in fees requested by The Curtis Law Firm to $109,959.93. But Stephanie Curtis of the firm is adamant that the fraud and negligent misrepresentation case was settled and that her firm earned its fees.
Stephen Reinhardt is one of the three judges who will hear arguments over the state's gay marriage ban next week.
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