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Grisham, other legal novelists among authors suing OpenAI for using their copyrighted work

Several legal novelists, including John Grisham and Scott Turow, are among 17 authors joining with the Authors Guild in a proposed class action lawsuit against the artificial intelligence program OpenAI.

Lawyer’s ‘dogged efforts’ led to scientific discovery that could help with chronic fatigue

A lawyer who had to reduce her workload because of fatigue, neuropathy and muscular weakness embarked on a quest to discover what was wrong with her.

10th Circuit upholds ban on firearms for felon convicted of check fraud

The federal ban on gun possession by felons doesn't appear to be affected by a 2022 Second Amendment decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Weekly Briefs: Judge rules against DACA fix; Paul Weiss goes on hiring spree

New rulemaking doesn’t save DACA

A new administrative rule intended to “preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program doesn’t cure its illegality, according to a Sept.…

Litigation funder would make 37,000% return on its investment in litigation over oil company seizure

Litigation funding company Burford Capital would receive about $6.2 billion under a federal judge’s order requiring Argentina to pay likely damages of about $16 billion for its 2012 seizure of an oil and gas company.

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.

Collateral estoppel allows jurors to skip liability issue in second Trump defamation trial

A jury considering a second defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump by writer E. Jean Carroll can skip the liability issue and decide on damages, a federal judge in New York City has ruled.

Does federal law prevent employers from making you wear a bra at work?

Can your employer make you wear a bra at work? The New York Times addressed the issue in an “Ask Vanessa” column.

25 federal district courts have always had white judges

Twenty-five out of 94 federal district courts have never had a judge of color, according to a Bloomberg Law analysis.

Weekly Briefs: Top firms named for female equity partners; Trump inflated net worth by $2.2B, motion says

These law firms ranked best for female equity partners

Three large law firms are reporting that more than 33% of their equity partners are women, according to Law360 Pulse’s 2023…

Judge should be admonished after calling double-parked teacher the B-word, commission says

A judge who called a teacher a “stupid b- - - -” because of her double-parked car should be admonished for the episode, according to the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Judge faces censure over ‘profane, demeaning’ Facebook posts

A New York judge is facing a censure by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct for using “profane, demeaning and otherwise-inappropriate language” and engaging in “offensive and otherwise-inappropriate behavior” in comments and posts on social media.

Is US law firm leasing rebounding post-pandemic?

Law firm leasing in the United States for the first half of 2023 is the strongest on record since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic three years ago, according to a new report from commercial real estate brokerage firm Savills.

What state has the best work-life balance? New report explores

Aspiring lawyers will find the best work-life balance in these top three states, according to a new report from presettlement loan company Uplift Legal Funding.

Anderson Kill’s former CFO sues for alleged disability discrimination

The former chief financial officer of Anderson Kill has alleged in a lawsuit that the law firm offered to demote him to billing manager and then fired him after he sought accommodations for a head injury.

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