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43 states suspend licenses for unpaid court debt, but that could change

In April 2015, Ashley Sprague was making $2.13 an hour plus tips as a waitress at Waffle House when she was pulled over for speeding in a small city near…

Union for State Bar of California employees files unfair practice charge

The Service Employees International Union, which represents State Bar of California employees, filed an unfair practice charge against the agency last week, alleging bad faith bargaining regarding compensation.

In an…

Uber ousts in-house counsel who suppressed information about 2016 data breach

An in-house attorney for Uber is no longer with the company after it was discovered that he’d helped suppress news of a data breach, the Recorder has reported.

Attorney…

Vegas lawyer is suspended partly for Facebook comments accusing judge of religious bias
The Nevada Supreme Court has suspended a Las Vegas lawyer for six months partly because he accused a judge of religious discrimination on Facebook.
Florida governor demands justice’s disqualification for comment caught on live microphone

Lawyers for Florida Gov. Rick Scott are seeking the disqualification of a state supreme court justice in a judicial appointments case partly because of a comment she made on a…

Law grad settles claims that Chobani co-opted his ‘how’ philosophy in a marketing campaign

A Harvard law grad who helps businesses create ethical cultures has settled state and federal lawsuits that claimed an advertising agency for Chobani yogurt co-opted his “how” philosophy with a…

Second ex-Conyers staffer who alleged sex harassment dropped suit after judge denied motion to seal
A second former staff member for U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., accused him of sexual harassment, but she abandoned her lawsuit in March after a federal judge refused to seal her complaint.
How to produce a great legal event
Ari Kaplan speaks with Rob Ameerun, the founder of the Lexpo Conference in Amsterdam; Paula Edgar, the CEO of PGE and the president of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association; Silvia Hodges Silverstein, the founder of the Buying Legal Council; and Jimmy Vestbirk, the founder of Legal Geek, a startup community in London.
Former BigLaw lawyer pleads guilty in multimillion-dollar phony invoice scheme
A former lawyer at Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Hunton & Williams has pleaded guilty in a phony invoice scheme that bilked the law firms out of nearly $7.9 million.
Federal judge blocks ban on sex reassignment surgeries for service members

A federal judge in Maryland has issued a preliminary injunction that blocks the Trump administration from banning transgender people from serving in the military.

U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis of…

Sedgwick announces it is closing in January
Sedgwick announced on Tuesday that it will close in early January after more than 80 years of operation. The law firm confirmed its plans in a statement, the American Lawyer reports.

The statement was released after Sedgwick informed its employees Tuesday morning, Above the Law reports in a story citing Law360 (sub. req.).
ABA opposes fixed bail schedules in new amicus brief filed with 11th Circuit

The ABA has filed an amicus brief with the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that opposes fixed bail schedules in Calhoun, Georgia.

Money-bail systems that don’t include individualized…

Sixth Amendment bars lawyer from overriding client’s decision to contest guilt, ABA brief says

A lawyer’s decision to concede guilt at trial over his client’s express objection violated the client’s Sixth Amendment rights, the ABA says in an amicus brief filed Monday with the…

Federal judicial nominee is a horror fiction writer with a cult following who once hunted ghosts

Federal judicial nominee Brett Joseph Talley has limited trial experience, but his credentials as a “ghost hunter and a devotee of the macabre” are well-established, according to the Washington Post.

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