District of Columbia

Labor & Employment

As ‘deeply flawed’ revised persuader rule takes effect, ABA joins in effort to block it

Trusts & Estate Law

Those in charge of Prince estate face ‘horribly speculative’ task of valuing publicity rights

Law Firms

8-partner government contracts group leaps from Jenner to MoFo

Labor & Employment

Some retailers end on-call scheduling after probes by multiple states

Judiciary

Administrative judge is charged with assaulting colleague

Obituaries

‘Queen of pro bono’ Esther Lardent dies at age 68

Constitutional Law

Unanimous US Senate OKs contempt resolution against Backpage, the first in 20 years

Judiciary

Suit accuses DC federal judge of coerced sex; he says retirement is due to disability

Executive Branch

GOP officials sue seeking emails of Hillary Clinton, top aides, state department and campaign staff

Labor & Employment

Suit against HUD is like ‘a low-budget telenovela,’ judge says, allowing lawyer’s retaliation claims

Business of Law

Squire Patton to acquire 50-lawyer California firm with international expertise

Business of Law

Blank Rome announces Dickstein Shapiro acquisition; over 100 remaining lawyers will make the move

Government Law

Judge wants to know why State Department missed the deadline for release of final Clinton emails

Criminal Justice

DC crime bill would pay stipends to at-risk people who stay out of trouble

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer says he can’t ask permission to release client list of ‘DC Madam’ because judge barred motion

Legal Ethics

DC lawyer ethics board investigating Bush-era DOJ lawyer who leaked info about warrantless wiretaps

Evidence

Appellate judge calls for ban on expert claims of ‘unique’ ballistics matches

Natural Disasters

As East Coast snowstorm looms, courts, law libraries and other government offices close their doors

Business of Law

Star litigators exit Paul Weiss to form new trial firm with other BigLaw attorneys

Executive Branch

Fast and Furious documents are not protected by executive privilege, judge rules