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October 31 Digest

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 31, 2017

No, You Really Cannot Ask That and Other Implications of New Laws Impacting Employers

To Poach, or Not To Poach, That is the Question.

Amy Berman Jackson, Judge Assigned to Manafort Case, No Stranger to Spotlight

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October 30 Digest

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 30, 2017

SCOTUS Won't Review Calif. Case Challenging Affordable Housing Subsidies

Uber Names PepsiCo’s Tony West As New Chief Legal Officer

 

DOJ's Noel Francisco Will Argue Against Gay Couple in Supreme Court Cake Case

D.C. Federal Court Blocks Most of Trump's Transgender Military Ban

 

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October 26 Digest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jeff Sessions Rails Against ‘Super Legislator’ Judges

 

Big Law Alum Launches Boutique Referral Network

Fleet of Fenwick Lawyers Drove $450M Acquisition of Driverless Car Startup

Northwestern Law and Kellogg B-School to Launch Bay Area Tech Program

Judge Denies States' Injunction Bid for Affordable Care Act Payments

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Bay Area Lawyer Is Hired to Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims at Capitol

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The California Senate has retained a prominent Bay Area employment attorney to investigate public allegations of “pervasive” sexual harassment and abuse leveled by dozens of women who work in and around the state Capitol.
Read the full story at The Recorder

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October 23 Digest

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 23, 2017

Judge Tosses $417M Talc Verdict in California Court

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has tossed a record $417 million talcum powder verdict after finding “serious misconduct” on the part of the jury and insufficient evidence at trial.
Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Gorsuch Dishes on Civility, Firing Clients, Discovery Karma, and Hot Tubs With Law Clerks

UPDATED: DC Circuit Declines to Allow Pregnant Undocumented Teen to Get Abortion, For Now

In a 2-1 ruling Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit refused to require the government to allow a detained undocumented 17-year-old to get an abortion.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

In Scorched-Earth IP Fight, Oracle and Google Now Clashing Over Google’s Name

Could Google be judgment proof?
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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In Rare Move, DC Circuit to Livestream Arguments in Immigrant Abortion Case

Posted By Administration, Friday, October 20, 2017
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will broadcast oral arguments Friday for the first time since 2001 in a case that considers whether the government should allow an undocumented teenage immigrant to obtain an abortion.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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Kate Adams, Apple's Incoming General Counsel, Was 'Peacemaker' as SCOTUS Clerk

Posted By Administration, Thursday, October 19, 2017
When Katherine Adams settles in as Apple Inc.'s new general counsel, a small part of her legal tool kit will include skills she nurtured at the U.S. Supreme Court years ago as a clerk to then-Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Former clerks recall Adams as a "peacemaker" at the court.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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Outside Counsel Diversity Initiatives Force Companies to Confront Norms

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Leading in-house counsel, speaking at the Association of Corporate Counsel annual meeting in Washington, open up about their experiences and observations in pushing for outside counsel programs that encourage law firms to embrace diversity. The latest diversity scorecard from The American Lawyer showed diversity numbers at the country's largest firms remained nearly flat between 2015 and 2016.
Read the full story at The Recorder

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October 17 Digest

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

At High Court, Just One IP Case That Matters

The 2017 term at the U.S. Supreme Court looks to be a quiet one for intellectual property. But with one potential bang in the middle.
Read the full story at The Recorder

 

 

Columbia Law, Embracing GRE for Fall 2018, Is Latest School to Join Wave

Harvard Law School's decision in March to allow applicants to submit either an LSAT or GRE score was predicted to prompt followers.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction against the third iteration of President Donald Trump's travel ban Tuesday.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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October 16 Digest

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 16, 2017

Judge Mulls Limits to Search Warrants for Anti-Trump Protesters' Facebooks

The ACLU asked the court to block or, at least, narrow a government search warrant for three Facebook accounts in connection with an investigation into criminal rioting on Inauguration Day.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

SCOTUS Takes Up Microsoft Case on Email Privacy

In a case closely watched by the tech industry, the justices could unwind a Second Circuit decision that held data stored overseas is beyond the reach of U.S. law enforcement.
Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Sally Yates: White House Has Violated 'Important Norms'

In an hourlong conversation at National Association of Women Judges in Atlanta, Yates ardently defended the historic independence of the DOJ, and called on judges to ensure that it remain so.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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