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Survey finds sexual harassment still a problem in New York courts, and lawyers are worst offenders
A majority of female lawyers responding to a survey by a New York judicial committee reported inappropriate or demeaning conduct by other attorneys.
Federal judge criticizes DOJ’s fee agreement with BigLaw firm, says the amount is unreasonable
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has questioned the U.S. Department of Justice’s agreement to pay more than $212,000 in fees and expenses to Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer to settle a case over the exclusion of New York residents from trusted traveler programs.
Afternoon Briefs: Bankruptcy judge OKs opioid deal; judge bans immigration arrests at some courts

Bankruptcy judge approves opioid deal

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain in New York has approved a settlement between the government and Purdue Pharma, a maker of OxyContin, to resolve…

Afternoon Briefs: Trump campaign loses ballot access case; ex-Knicks player wins appeal

Top Pennsylvania court rules against Trump campaign

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reversed an appellate order that gave observers from the Trump campaign closer access to the ballot count in…

Afternoon Briefs: Several states pause jury trials; suit accuses Texas AG of whistleblower retaliation

Several states stop jury trials

A surge in COVID-19 cases has led several states to suspend jury trials. They include New York, Maryland, Texas, New Mexico and Wyoming. (The

Supreme Court puts off action on Trump-related cases; is it waiting for the clock to run out?

The U.S. Supreme Court does not appear to be in a rush to decide legal matters related to President Donald Trump. It’s possible the Supreme Court is “allowing the clock to run out,” according to one news organization.

Afternoon Briefs: Jeffrey Toobin fired over Zoom exposure; lawyer alleges rape by cop in Breonna Taylor case

Jeffrey Toobin is fired after Zoom incident

The New Yorker has fired legal journalist Jeffrey Toobin after he reportedly exposed himself on a Zoom call last month. Toobin has…

Ex-partner’s bias suit alleges he was told Black lawyers left because they can’t handle BigLaw
A former Black partner at K&L Gates alleges in a lawsuit that he was terminated for his complaints about discrimination and then harassed by private investigators hired by the law firm.
Afternoon Briefs: District attorney is accused of plotting truck theft; husband and wife lawyers sue over gun photo

District attorney is accused of hiring his kids, conspiring to steal truck

Lee County, Alabama, District Attorney Brandon Hughes has been charged with illegally hiring his children and lying to…

Quinn Emanuel no longer represents Steve Bannon after he suggests beheading Dr. Fauci
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has said it is no longer representing Steve Bannon after the former strategist for President Donald Trump made controversial remarks on a podcast.
Doctor who reportedly spent $60K to fight $50 courthouse noise fine loses in 2nd Circuit
A federal appeals court has ruled against an upstate New York doctor, who says she spent at least $60,000 to fight a $50 fine for creating too much noise in a federal courthouse.
Lawyer is accused of working for Stanford, 2 law firms while collecting disability payments
A lawyer who was formerly a financial analyst to the Federal Reserve System’s board of governors is accused of collecting disability benefits while working for two law firms, three companies and a university.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump faces suit over rape denial; Biden opposes SCOTUS term limits

Trump can be personally sued over rape denial

A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday refused to substitute the federal government as the defendant in a defamation suit filed against…

Former Davis Polk associate may pursue retaliation claim, judge says; other racial bias claims tossed
A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that a Black former associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell can pursue a retaliation claim against three partners, but many of his other racial bias claims were inadequate.
Vandals ‘picked the wrong guy’ when they defaced my home for client work, BigLaw partner says
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Randy Mastro has said he won’t be intimidated by vandals who spray-painted his home with epithets, apparently due to his involvement in a homeless issue.

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