Corporate Law

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Many law firms that applied for paycheck protection loans are still waiting; Texas lawyer sues
Many smaller law firms applied for loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program, and many are still waiting.
McConnell says COVID-19 aid bill must include liability shield for businesses and hospitals
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that a federal aid bill for state and local governments should make the money contingent on states providing liability protection to businesses and hospitals providing services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal judge sues Allstate, claims insurer is wrongly trying to evict him during pandemic
A federal judge in Brooklyn has filed a lawsuit contending that Allstate is trying to force him and his wife to leave the property that they rented after a fire destroyed their home, despite New York’s moratorium on evictions.
Afternoon Briefs: Congress asked for COVID-19 lawsuit curbs; law school cuts pay for staff and faculty

Lobbyists seek COVID-19 lawsuit curbs

Lobbying groups for U.S. businesses are asking Congress to curb liability for companies that could face lawsuits in connection with COVID-19. The U.S. Chamber of…

Lawyer who took off pants at security checkpoint fights bid to be ousted from representing clients
Atlanta lawyer Robert Ward acknowledges that he took off his pants at a security checkpoint at a federal courthouse in Tampa, Florida.
Another lawsuit is filed against Zoom over alleged privacy problems
Zoom Video Communications has been hit with a new privacy lawsuit alleging that it failed to protect user data from Facebook and LinkedIn.
Lawyer and startup resort to mass filings to fight company bans on class arbitration
A startup called FairShake and a lawyer from Chicago are challenging corporate bans on classwide arbitration by filing a deluge of arbitration claims against companies.
Lawyers and Atlanta Opera team up to create covers for N95 masks for local hospital

“We put together this team of attorneys from Carlton Fields and Troutman Sanders to start looking at how we could protect the opera and allow us to mobilize to get as many of these masks produced as possible,” said Micah Forston, managing director of the Atlanta Opera.

Some corporate lawyers see pay cuts as coronavirus impacts bottom lines
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting corporate earnings and the compensation of top corporate executives—including some general counsels.
Corporate lawyers can help clients change the world—and bill for it—with this growing practice area

Lawyers who practice in the social enterprise and investment impact space say their structures vary depending on the deal, but all agree: This is not pro bono legal work. “It’s no longer about making money or doing good, it’s about making money and doing good,” says Scott M. Curran, founder of Beyond Advisers, a Chicago-based social impact consulting firm.

ABA House of Delegates urges legislation protecting marijuana lawyers and banks
Afternoon Briefs: GCs are overloaded with coronavirus webinars; former judge dies at 88

General counsels are overloaded with COVID-19 emails and webinar invites

Corporate clients are inundated with emails and webinar invitations from law firms offering information on the novel coronavirus, according to…

Can jails return inmate cash in the form of fee-laden debit cards? 9th Circuit allows suit
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a jailed protester in Oregon who turned over nearly $31 to her jailers and was repaid upon release with a fee-laden debit card.
Sounding the alarm: One whistleblower’s story
The ‘emergency room of law’: Protections are critical for whistleblowers and their lawyers

“The whistleblower often comes to us in pretty bad shape,” attorney Stephen Kohn says. “He’s at risk to be killed [in his profession]. It’s our job to get those bandages on, get him back to health and have him walk out in good condition.”

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