Civil Procedure

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Afternoon Briefs: 2 BigLaw firms have no Black partners; judge finishes backlog of civil case motions

These BigLaw firms have no Black partners

Two of the country’s top law firms stand out for the wrong reason—they have no Black partners. The firms are Cravath, Swaine &…

Lawyer deaths and series of tornadoes don’t excuse late filing, federal judge rules
The unexpected deaths of two lawyers and a series of tornadoes don’t excuse the late filing of an expert report on damages, a federal judge in Dallas has ruled.
Supreme Court rules disgorgement, with limits, is allowed in SEC civil actions
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Monday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may seek disgorgement—with some limits—in civil enforcement cases.
Supreme Court rejects cases on qualified immunity used to shield police officers
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear several cases challenging the doctrine of qualified immunity, which often shields police officers accused of misconduct.
Top state court vacates order shutting down defiant barber’s shop during COVID-19 crisis
The Michigan Supreme Court vacated on Friday an appeals court decision ordering the shutdown of a barber shop that remained open despite state stay-at-home orders amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Appeals court tosses convictions in wake of Supreme Court ruling on jury verdicts
The Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal has overturned two manslaughter and molestation convictions in response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that nonunanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional.
Lawyer contends ‘SILENCE. (BOOM SHAKALAKA)’ satisfies ethics rule; top state court disagrees
Lowell, Massachusetts, lawyer Ilya Liviz says he did respond to the bar counsel's request for information in a bar inquiry, and that response was adequate.
Fighting for compensation in a state that offers no relief to the wrongfully convicted
Closely watched gun-rights case tossed as moot by SCOTUS; Kavanaugh urges new cert grant
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t decide a closely watched case that could have been used to extend the right to have a gun to outside the home.
Afternoon Briefs: Stand-your-ground laws are questioned; lawyer will visit beaches as Grim Reaper

Stand-your-ground laws are associated with more homicides, report finds

Evidence suggests that stand-your-ground laws are associated with increases in gun homicides, according to a review of scientific literature by the…

NYU Law Review wins dismissal of suit challenging its racial and gender preferences
The New York University Law Review has won dismissal of a suit challenging preferences given to women and minorities in selection of members and choice of articles.
To increase access to justice, jurisdictions should consider rewriting regulations, ABA House says
Judge suggests lawyer who opposed extension may want to brush up on karma concepts
A federal magistrate judge in Miami is letting squabbling litigants know that their issues are less important than the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal judge trims law firm’s suit that claims a rival firm hijacked website traffic
A federal judge in Chicago has trimmed some claims from an Illinois law firm’s suit that alleges that a rival hijacked its website traffic and copied some of its website content.
Judge slams emergency motion to halt knockoff unicorn art amid coronavirus pandemic
A federal judge in Chicago had no patience for a lawyer who sought a quick hearing on his client's bid for a temporary restraining order to halt the sale of knockoff unicorn art.

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