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Twitter threatens rival Meta with legal action over popular new app Threads

Twitter is threatening to sue Meta after the release and rapid popularity of its new app Threads.

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.

Suspended lawyer accused of trying to frame attorney father now charged with his murder

Updated: A suspended Florida lawyer accused of trying to frame his father in a trust account theft is now charged with his shooting death Saturday.

Lawyer sentenced for hiding brother’s bankruptcy assets in attorney trust account

A suspended Chicago-area lawyer was sentenced Tuesday to 37 months in prison for using her attorney trust account to help her brother conceal more than $357,000 from creditors in bankruptcy.

Crowell may pursue lawsuit for COVID-19 rent break, DC judge says

Crowell & Moring may pursue its lawsuit seeking a $30 million rent refund because of government orders that interfered with its use of its property during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Washington, D.C., judge has ruled.

BigLaw partner pay has ‘grown unbelievably,’ putting top lawyers ahead of investment bankers

Fat paychecks taken home by top BigLaw partners are outpacing earnings by investment bankers.

Supreme Court OKs state’s corporate consent-to-jurisdiction law, but door is ajar for future challenges

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Pennsylvania law that requires companies to consent to personal jurisdiction in state courts if they do business there.

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.

Future 1L eligible for NBA draft, thanks to close reading of contract

A future law student who played basketball as a child at summer camp became eligible for the NBA draft after learning that he met the simple criteria.

Lawyer admits spending over $8.7M in investor money on Vegas gambling, lavish lifestyle

A California lawyer has agreed to a plea deal to resolve charges that she gambled away and spent more than $8.7 million in investor money that was supposed to fund loans to celebrities, professional athletes and other wealthy people.

2 SCOTUS justices delay financial disclosure; which justice listed $1,200 in flowers from Oprah?

The U.S. Supreme Court’s newest justice, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, had “the most glamorous disclosures” on forms released Wednesday for seven of the high court’s justices, according to SCOTUSblog.

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.

Silicon Valley-based law firm gives associates the option of one-year deferred start dates with stipend payment

Cooley is offering some incoming corporate associates the option of deferring start dates for a year in exchange for a $100,000 stipend.

Judge delays 3M ‘forever chemicals’ trial after 3 other companies announce settlement

A federal judge has delayed the trial of a claim that “forever chemicals” made by 3M, a multinational conglomerate corporation, contaminated the municipal water system in Stuart, Florida.

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.

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