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Ex-Trump officials target ‘woke’ companies for diversity efforts

Activision Blizzard Inc. and the Kellogg Co. are the latest companies hit by claims that their efforts to diversify their workforces constitute illegal discrimination.

Fenwick & West aided FTX fraud by creating ‘shadowy entities,’ proposed class action alleges

Updated: A proposed class action lawsuit filed Monday alleges that Fenwick & West aided fraud by cryptocurrency exchange FTX and Samuel Bankman-Fried, its founder.

Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza and Crunchwraps don’t look like advertising photos, suit claims

A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that Taco Bell violated a state law preventing deceptive trade practices by selling food that doesn’t live up to the ingredient-filled menu items portrayed in its advertising.

Lawyer’s RICO suit seeks to force fossil fuel companies to pay for hurricane damage

A small-town Illinois lawyer who once sued oil companies over contaminated land has turned her attention to climate change and the companies allegedly fueling the problem.

Supreme Court will decide whether SEC enforcement actions violate right to jury trial

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether some administrative trials by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission violate the Seventh Amendment’s right to a jury.

Lawyer sues Microsoft for $1.7M, says multiple calls and long waits on hold didn’t fix email cutoff

A New York lawyer who uses his Microsoft email to communicate with courts and clients has said in a lawsuit he received the runaround from the company when he complained about a weekslong service interruption.

Supreme Court gives Jack Daniel’s a chance to prove infringement in ‘Bad Spaniels’ trademark parody case

There is no “special First Amendment protection” for product parodies that use trademarks as their own trademarks, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case involving Jack Daniel’s and the maker of a parody dog toy.

3M faces trial over ‘forever chemicals’ in firefighting foam in ‘bet-the-company’ litigation

3M faces its first trial out of about 4,000 lawsuits claiming that its cancer-linked “forever chemicals” known as PFAs have leached into groundwater.

Food labeling lawyer’s ‘warehouse of complaints’ are ‘not fit for public consumption,’ judge says

A federal judge in Illinois who has a knack for criticizing lawyers with biting prose has turned his attention to a lawyer who battles food companies over their labeling.

Taco Bell seeks to cancel trademarks for ‘Taco Tuesday’ in ‘liberation’ campaign

Taco Bell filed two petitions to cancel trademark registrations for the phrase “Taco Tuesday” last week while touting its “liberation” campaign.

ABA Military Pro Bono Project has been connecting volunteer attorneys to servicemembers in need for 15 years

It hardly makes sense to ask military members to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country—and then deprive them of access to legal services, says Pamela Stevenson, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel.

ABA faces lawsuit over data breach

A would-be class action lawsuit has been filed against the American Bar Association for an alleged failure to safeguard members' data that was exposed in a security breach.

Weekly Briefs: Murder cases move slowly in Chicago; Neuriva decision could limit attorney fees

Justice is slow in Chicago

Most murder cases in the county that includes Chicago take four years or longer to resolve, according to a series of investigative stories by the…

What the Silicon Valley Bank failure means for our financial institutions

A partner at the Am Law 100 law firm Ballard Spahr talks to the ABA Journal about the Silicon Valley Bank failure and what it means for the larger financial sector.

Health care providers divulge patient information to Facebook, other third parties, lawsuits allege

An increasing number of lawsuits are alleging that tracking tools on health care websites and patient portals allow Facebook and other third parties to obtain confidential medical information.

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