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Lawyers on opposite sides of #MeToo litigation face off in suit over crowdsourced accusation list
Two lawyers who have represented opposite sides in sexual misconduct lawsuits are facing each other in a new lawsuit related to the #MeToo movement, stemming from a crowdsourced list of men accused of sexual misconduct.
Trump’s ‘con job’ tweet wasn’t defamation of Stormy Daniels, federal judge rules

Updated: A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that a tweet by President Donald Trump was “rhetorical hyperbole” that didn’t defame Stormy Daniels.

U.S. District Judge James Otero tossed…

Writer sues creator of crowdsourced spreadsheet that accused him of abuse, seeks to out contributors

A writer who was accused of sexual misconduct on a crowdsourced Google spreadsheet of “Shitty Media Men” has sued the creator of the list, along with Jane Doe defendants who…

Judge criticizes lawyer’s champagne argument as she considers trimming $289M verdict

A San Francisco judge on Wednesday criticized a lawyer’s closing argument as she considered cutting a $289 million jury award to a groundskeeper who blamed Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer for…

Lawyer in Arkansas same-sex marriage case sues co-counsel, says he denigrated her work
A lawyer who successfully sought to overturn Arkansas’ gay-marriage ban has filed a defamation suit against her co-counsel that argues he denigrated her work and wrongly accused her of inflating her work hours.
Former law firm of disbarred lawyer Stan Chesley agrees to pay $19M for fee overcharges

A dissolved Ohio law firm once owned by mass-torts lawyer Stanley Chesley has agreed to pay fen-phen diet-drug litigants $19.1 million to resolve their unjust enrichment claims stemming from attorney…

Jury rules for Buchalter in suit seeking more than $150M for estate lawyer’s alleged misconduct

Jurors have found no liability by Buchalter in a lawsuit that contended the law firm was responsible for the alleged misconduct of one of its estate planning partners.

Jurors in…

Cadwalader settles $22M malpractice suit days before trial

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft this week settled a $22 million malpractice suit that claimed the law firm gave its client bad advice on a potential investment-bank fee that it would…

BigLaw associate sues ex-fiancée for return of pricey engagement ring

A Troutman Sanders associate has sued his former fiancée for return of a 4-carat engagement ring that cost about $100,000.

Ryan Strasser filed the suit Monday in Washington, D.C.,…

Widow of BigLaw partner loses en banc petition in wrongful-death lawsuit

The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied a petition to rehear a wrongful-death finding involving GlaxoSmithKline and a former Reed Smith partner who died by suicide…

6th Circuit rules Trump’s call to eject rally protesters was protected by the First Amendment

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that protesters cannot sue President Donald Trump and his presidential campaign for an alleged assault by audience members at a Louisville, Kentucky, rally following…

Candy and snack companies sued for packages with empty space instead of extra product
Federal and state slack-fill lawsuits charge that companies cheat shoppers with deceptively large packages.
7th Circuit tosses $3M verdict in suit blaming antidepressant labeling for BigLaw partner’s suicide
A federal appeals court has overturned a $3 million award to the widow of a Reed Smith partner who blamed antidepressant labeling for her husband’s suicide.
New trial motion says lawyer’s insults and ‘incurable character assassinations’ prejudiced the jury

A new trial motion filed on behalf of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. argues that a lawyer who sued the company prejudiced jurors through a “steady stream of insults” and…

9th Circuit allows suit against border patrol agent on US soil when he fatally shot teen in Mexico

A federal appeals court has ruled that a border patrol agent who was on U.S. soil when he shot and killed a teenager in Mexico can be sued for the…

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