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Vinson & Elkins Nabs Deal Lawyer from Bracewell

Tue, 2014-09-30 14:52
Law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP has poached a familiar face.

Whistleblowers Under Threat in SCOTUS Case, Lawmakers Warn

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:04
A former air marshal's whistleblower case against the Transportation Security Administration is getting support from a bipartisan group of lawmakers, who say the Obama administration's legal position would "grant agencies unprecedented power to decide when employees may expose misconduct."

It May Not Get You Arrested, but it May Not Keep You Employed

Tue, 2014-09-30 12:39
Colorado's highest court is poised to decide whether employers there are required to allow marijuana use, given the state's laws permitting it.

Weil Gotshal Hops on the (Real Estate) Downsizing Bandwagon

Tue, 2014-09-30 12:36
Law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is shrinking its footprint at the firm's New York headquarters, the latest such downsizing as law firms increasingly look to retool offices and maximize their use of space.

Bharara Says Next Attorney General Should Share His Priorities

Tue, 2014-09-30 11:50
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara deflected questions Tuesday about whether he wants to be the next U.S. Attorney General, but said the successful candidate's priorities should mirror his own.

Fiat, Apple Tax Deals Violated ‘State Aid’ Rules, Says EU

Tue, 2014-09-30 11:24
European Union regulators laid out for the first time Tuesday reasons why they believe tax deals granted to Apple Inc.

Antitrust Police Proliferate Around the Globe

Tue, 2014-09-30 08:43
These days, many big mergers don't just need to win antitrust approval from regulators in the U.S. and the European Union. Nations including China, Brazil and even Ukraine are part of a growing roster of countries that also want a say.

California Governor Faces Deadline on Gun Restraining Order Bill

Tue, 2014-09-30 08:10
California Gov. Jerry Brown has until the end of Tuesday to sign or veto a bill that would allow people to petition a judge to temporarily confiscate the firearm of an immediate family member whom they fear poses an immediate danger to themselves or others.

AM Roundup: As SEC Enforcement Cases Rise, Big Actions Are Sparse; Anti-Smoking Ads Challenged

Tue, 2014-09-30 05:40
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Supreme Court Work Increasingly Concentrated in Hands of Few

Mon, 2014-09-29 13:15
Attention law students: Looking to be the next dean of the Supreme Court bar, a la Carter Phillips or Seth Waxman? Here's a tip: choose your place of employment wisely.

Should Federal Judges Have to Turn over Their Medical Records?

Mon, 2014-09-29 12:00
The federal judiciary is revamping its judicial conduct and disability rules, and the proposed reforms tackle a tricky subject: How to treat allegations that a judge is no longer capable of performing her duties.

Trial in $40 Billion Lawsuit Against AIG Bailout Begins

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:50
WASHINGTON--A $40 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government for its crisis-era bailout of American International Group Inc. got under way in federal court Monday, with a lawyer for the insurer's shareholders accusing the government of unlawfully seizing a majority stake in the insurer. Famed litigator David Boies called the deal a "grab" of a 79.9% equity stake at an "extortion interest rate" in an unlawful attempt to punish AIG's shareholders.

New Law in California to Crack Down on Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Mon, 2014-09-29 09:49
Associated Press
California has become the first state to enact a so-called "yes means yes" rule defining consensual sexual activity and creating a new legal standard in cases of sexual assaults on college campuses. Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed the law requiring California colleges and universities that receive funds from the state for student assistance to adopt the new rule and educate students on the distinction between consensual sex and assault.

Global Law Firms Chart Slow But Steady Growth

Mon, 2014-09-29 08:47
Well, now it's official: the ever-expanding Baker & McKenzie has retaken the title of the world’s biggest law firm.

The AM Roundup: Winning Asylum Grows Tougher; EU To Explain Apple, ​Greenberg Challenges AIG Bailout

Mon, 2014-09-29 07:05
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news:

After Bar Exam Scoring Snafu, Would-be Lawyers Get Crushing News

Fri, 2014-09-26 16:23
What's worse than failing the bar exam? Getting told you passed and then finding out hours before your attorney swearing-in ceremony that you actually didn't make the cut.

Fact-Checking Cartman’s Claims about the Redskins Trademark

Fri, 2014-09-26 12:49
South Park’s mockery of the Washington Redskins controversy offers a good lesson in trademark law.

Holder to Ban Use of ‘Bad Lawyer’ Waivers in Plea Agreements

Fri, 2014-09-26 10:43
Federal prosecutors will no longer will ask criminal defendants who plead guilty to waive their right to appeal over bad legal advice.

Partner at Wall Street Firm Sues City Over ‘Occupy’ Arrest

Fri, 2014-09-26 08:49
A 74-year-old partner at a Wall Street law firm is claiming in a federal lawsuit against New York City that he was falsely arrested for talking to an Occupy Wall Street protester at a demonstration last year.

AM Roundup: What’s in Store for Holder’s Successor; Ride-Sharing Services Face Legal Threat

Fri, 2014-09-26 05:41
AM Roundup: Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
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