ABA Journal

Litigation Management

34 ABA Journal Litigation Management articles.

Arnold & Porter ‘slipped’ discovery documents into database without notice, referee says

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer “slipped” discovery documents into a federal multidistrict litigation database without notifying plaintiffs in a New York state opioid trial, according to a court referee who recommended monetary sanctions.

7th Circuit warns of ‘catastrophe for litigants’ when judges wait too long to issue opinions after orders

A federal appeals court has used its opinion affirming a case dismissal to criticize a federal judge for a 75-day gap between her initial decision to toss the case and the opinion explaining her reasons.

Top 5 most important judicial analytics metrics

The judge in your case has immense discretion to decide the pace and outcome of your case. Given this truism, what judicial qualities can you measure in advance to best set you and your client up for success?

Oscar Stilley, the convicted lawyer who sued a Texas abortion doctor, was disbarred over litigation conduct

The disbarred lawyer who filed a suit seeking a bounty against a Texas abortion doctor has a long history of lawsuits against government officials in his home state of Arkansas.

Track your firm’s litigation deadlines with rules-based calendaring software

Practicing law in the midst of a worldwide pandemic isn’t easy. For the past year and a half, legal professionals have struggled to adapt to their newfound reality of virtual court appearances, online meetings and remote work.

Nearly two-thirds of female multidistrict litigation plaintiffs are dissatisfied with their lawyers, survey finds

A survey of female plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation has found that most were dissatisfied with their lawyers, most didn’t trust their lawyers to act in their best interest, and most were unhappy with lengthy litigation.

After his last firm dissolved, lawyer reinvents himself as conservative civil liberties warrior

A law firm partner known for civil litigation has reinvented himself as a lawyer for conservative causes and the accused U.S. Capitol rioters.

CEO of cloud and mobile litigation company discusses the future of litigation workflow

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Erez Bustan, the CEO of American LegalNet, a leading cloud and mobile litigation platform.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge compares AR-15 to Swiss Army knife; suit claims GC wasn’t rehired because of long-haul COVID-19

Federal judge strikes down ban on assault weapons

Citing the Second Amendment, U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of the Southern District of California struck down California’s ban on assault weapons…

Amazon drops arbitration requirement after facing over 75,000 demands

Many companies require their employees and customers to resolve disputes through arbitration rather than in the courtroom. Now, Amazon is no longer one of them.

Lawyer who told judge he had no knowledge of suit filed under his name gets no prison time for lie

A California lawyer won’t face prison time for lying to a judge about his knowledge of a lawsuit filed against General Motors for clients who were accused of seeking to profit from a fictitious settlement with the automaker.

3 BigLaw firms will give back $1M in Purdue Pharma legal fees in settlement with trustee

Three large law firms have agreed to reduce fee applications by $1 million in their bankruptcy representation of Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription pain medication OxyContin, after the U.S. trustee alleged a failure to disclose a common interest agreement.

Judge slashes fee request to about $3K for lawyer who filed suit for client after his firing

A federal judge in New York City has informed a Florida lawyer that he should consider himself lucky to get about $3,000 out of about $22,000 in requested fees and expenses after filing suit for a client who had fired him.

Increasing revenue while cutting down on billable hours? ‘AI for Lawyers’ says it’s possible

As the founders of a company that provides AI-powered contract analysis software, Kira Systems' Noah Waisberg and Alexander Hudek are used to facing skepticism, fear and doubt from attorneys. Will AI steal their jobs? Would using it violate ethics rules? How can it be good for a business model that relies on the billable hour to cut down on the amount of time that it takes to review a contract?

Plenty of options when it comes to litigation fact management software

If you’re a litigation attorney, you know how complicated and fact-laden your cases can be. Because there are often multiple attorneys and firms, large lists of parties, witnesses, experts and hundreds upon thousands of pages of relevant documents, managing a case file on your own can be difficult. Add a legal team to the mix—whether it consists of other attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants or others—and it can be increasingly challenging to manage a case from start to finish.

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