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Weekly Briefs: MoFo changes DEI fellowship; X reacts to BigLaw partner at Burning Man festival

MoFo expands DEI fellowship after suit

Morrison & Foerster has changed the eligibility criteria for a diversity, equity and inclusion fellowship after being sued by a conservative activist who…

Ex-BigLaw partner shown in tirade videos sues influencer for allegedly destroying his career

A former Greenberg Traurig partner has sued a social media influencer for allegedly posting “false, defamatory and misleading videos” that sought to depict him as an abusive father and spouse.

Write-in candidate with 2 law degrees sues to keep Trump off the ballot; different challenge tossed

A law grad with a campaign website and a plan to launch a write-in presidential candidacy has filed several lawsuits contending that former President Donald Trump is barred from running under the 14th Amendment.

Elder law attorney sues guardianship reform advocate for alleged libel

A Tampa, Florida, attorney has been granted leave to file an amended complaint in his libel lawsuit against the founder of a guardianship reform group for his alleged comments about “predatory attorneys” and probate litigators lying in court.

Copyright Law and Generative AI: What a mess

“A lot of these [copyright] issues have existed for some time,” says a partner and chair of the software and IT practice at Knobbe Martens in its Seattle office. “It’s coming to the forefront of communications because of the availability [of generative AI].”

Activist who succeeded in ending affirmative action targets law firms’ diversity efforts

A conservative activist who led the campaign against affirmative action in college admissions is suing two major law firms for fellowships that they offer to increase diversity in the legal profession.

Objection to ACLU ‘mission drift’ led to ouster of Florida board members, suit says

Former board members with the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida allege that they were wrongly ousted after resisting “mission drift” and “partisan political activity” by the national organization.

Referee faults Florida Bar probe of lawyer accused of improperly soliciting hurricane clients

A Florida partner with a Louisiana law firm did not improperly solicit Florida clients after Hurricane Ian and did not attempt to mislead the public about the nature of a truck, a trailer and a tent set up in a parking lot for client meetings, according to a referee in an ethics case.

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.

BigLaw firm partners awarded fraction of their $1,500-plus hourly legal fees

Two Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partners usually bill more than $1,500 per hour, but they trimmed the amount to only $950 per hour in a request for an award of attorney fees following successful litigation in the Southern District of Florida.

Lawyer sentenced for using unaware plaintiffs to file hundreds of disability suits

A lawyer accused of filing nearly 300 lawsuits on behalf of two people who weren’t clients has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Florida’s governor suspends another elected prosecutor, citing neglect of duty to prosecute

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Wednesday that suspends a second elected prosecutor from office, citing actions that she took to avoid triggering mandatory minimum sentences.

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.

Is dismissal bid effort to keep ADA ‘gravy train’ running? Tester urges SCOTUS to drop her case

A Florida woman who tests hotel websites for compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act is seeking to dismiss all of her pending cases, including one pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

As Trump faces new documents charges, prosecutors seek to keep defense discussions at secure place

On the same day that a superseding indictment accused former President Donald Trump of seeking to delete security camera footage at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, prosecutors sought a protective order to prevent Trump from discussing classified documents with his lawyers at that location.

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