Yahoo has filed a scathing reply to counterclaims Facebook brought in their infringement fight. Yahoo accuses Facebook of lacking a good faith basis for counterclaiming that Yahoo infringed 10 patents, and further claims that Facebook acquired patents from nonpracticing entities in a patent acquisition binge.
Law schools have caught lots of flak from critics who charge that they routinely produce graduates who can write a law review article but cannot draft a contract or interview a client. Now the State Bar of California is mulling whether to impose a practical skills training requirement on lawyers applying for admission.
In the latest blow to the reeling Dewey & LeBoeuf, the Manhattan district attorney's office has opened an investigation into "allegations of wrongdoing" by a former firm chairman, and the firm has tapped two of its own lawyers to lead an internal probe, according to a memo authored by Dewey management. The bombshell revelation of the criminal probe came the same day that the firm got a bit of good news from its lenders.
A day after the end of the oral argument season at the Supreme Court, justices, advocates, academics and others came together at Georgetown University Law Center's Supreme Court Institute to celebrate, survey the wreckage and talk about what's next.
Protection and advocacy groups that contract with the state of New York to monitor the treatment of disabled people do not have the same unfettered access to client records as government agencies, a deeply divided Court of Appeals has held, overturning two decades of practice.
Federal prosecutors are mulling whether to ask a federal judge to reconsider her conclusion that the government was wrong to hold onto beneficial information in a criminal case against a criminal defense lawyer. The defense lawyer and two PI's are preparing for trial on charges of participating in a scheme to dupe jurors in a drug case.
A Georgia middle school student is suing two classmates for allegedly creating a fake Facebook page that uses her name along with an altered photo and false claims of sexual activity, drug use and racial bias. The suit charges the students and their parents with libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Justice Department to pay more than $2.24 million in legal fees and costs in a long-running dispute over the conversion of private land for public use. The market value of the land in dispute? About $883,000.
Halliburton is leading a small chorus of groups objecting to the proposed $7.8 billion settlement announced in early March between BP and plaintiffs lawyers in the multidistrict litigation over the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, expressed "unequivocal support" Thursday for a federal judicial nominee, yet voted against his confirmation. The reason? Lee has voted "no" on all of President Barack Obama's nominees as a response to Obama's controversial recess appointments to consumer and labor boards in January.
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