Nonlawyer staff members at Kirkland no longer will be required to arbitrate workplace disputes

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Home Daily News Nonlawyer staff members at Kirkland no longer… Law Firms By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted December 10, 2018, 4:16 pm CST Shutterstock.com. Kirkland & Ellis has once again announced an end to a policy requiring mandatory arbitration of workplace disputes. In late November, Kirkland announced it would no longer require mandatory arbitration for … Continue reading “Nonlawyer staff members at Kirkland no longer will be required to arbitrate workplace disputes”

Auer deference precedent targeted by business groups may be overturned by SCOTUS

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Home Daily News Auer deference precedent targeted by business… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted December 10, 2018, 1:26 pm CST Shutterstock.com. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether to overrule two cases requiring courts to defer to an agency’s reasonable interpretation of its own ambiguous regulation. The concept is … Continue reading “Auer deference precedent targeted by business groups may be overturned by SCOTUS”

Supreme Court rejects cases on Planned Parenthood defunding; 2 justices join Thomas’ dissent

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Home Daily News Supreme Court rejects cases on Planned Parenthood… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted December 10, 2018, 11:30 am CST Image from Shutterstock. Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. did not join three conservative dissenters on Monday when the Supreme Court refused to hear two cases involving … Continue reading “Supreme Court rejects cases on Planned Parenthood defunding; 2 justices join Thomas’ dissent”

Special counsel says Michael Cohen has gone to ‘significant lengths’ to aid investigation

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Home Daily News Special counsel says Michael Cohen has gone… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted December 7, 2018, 5:36 pm CST Michael Cohen./a katz (Shutterstock.com.) Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday filed a sentencing memo recommending a “substantial prison term” for Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, even as the special prosecutor’s … Continue reading “Special counsel says Michael Cohen has gone to ‘significant lengths’ to aid investigation”

Lawyer resolves suit claiming he violated confidential settlement in priest sex-abuse case

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Home Daily News Lawyer resolves suit claiming he violated… Legal Ethics By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted December 7, 2018, 4:05 pm CST Delbarton School seal from Wikimedia Commons. A New Jersey lawyer has resolved a lawsuit accusing him of violating a confidential settlement by telling reporters that a Catholic school had reached a settlement of … Continue reading “Lawyer resolves suit claiming he violated confidential settlement in priest sex-abuse case”

Couple donate $33M to Michigan Law for student financial support

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Home Daily News Couple donate $33M to Michigan Law for student… Law Schools By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted December 7, 2018, 2:05 pm CST A Miami couple have agreed to donate $33 million to the University of Michigan Law School, and the money is earmarked to help ease student debt. Lisa and Chris Jeffries’ donation … Continue reading “Couple donate $33M to Michigan Law for student financial support”

New suit filed challenging Trump’s asylum requirements and Whitaker’s appointment

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Home Daily News New suit filed challenging Trump’s asylum… Immigration Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted December 7, 2018, 11:18 am CST Photo courtesy of nito/Shutterstock.com. Two immigrants who were denied asylum because they entered the United States outside official checkpoints are among the plaintiffs in a new suit that was filed this week in … Continue reading “New suit filed challenging Trump’s asylum requirements and Whitaker’s appointment”

In case that could affect Mueller defendants, Supreme Court considers ‘separate sovereigns doctrine’

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Home Daily News In case that could affect Mueller defendants,… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted December 7, 2018, 9:36 am CST Shutterstock The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday appeared unlikely to overturn a doctrine that allows state and federal prosecutions for the same crime. At least five justices appeared ready to uphold … Continue reading “In case that could affect Mueller defendants, Supreme Court considers ‘separate sovereigns doctrine’”

Who is William Barr, Trump’s pick to replace Sessions as AG?

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Home Daily News Who is William Barr, Trump’s pick to replace… Attorney General By Lorelei Laird Posted December 7, 2018, 9:10 am CST William Barr. Photo courtesy of Kirkland & Ellis. President Donald Trump has confirmed that he will nominate former Attorney General William Barr, who served for two years under President George H.W. Bush, … Continue reading “Who is William Barr, Trump’s pick to replace Sessions as AG?”

Controversial judge who went on paid leave after thrown-file accusation is ordered back to work

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Home Daily News Controversial judge who went on paid leave… Judiciary By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted December 7, 2018, 8:15 am CST A New Jersey judge accused of throwing a file at a law clerk will no longer be on paid administrative leave beginning on Tuesday. The state’s chief justice ordered Judge John Russo Jr. … Continue reading “Controversial judge who went on paid leave after thrown-file accusation is ordered back to work”

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