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$87M payday for firms in Deepwater Horizon case

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:20am
NEW ORLEANS — A committee of attorneys involved in litigation arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made its recommendation for dividing some $700 million in fees among 122 law firms involved in years of complex legal work. Two Louisiana law firms involved in the litigation from its early days each will ...

What free-speech editorial, critics missed

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:17am
By Noah Feldman The brouhaha unleashed in academic and media circles over  a free-speech editorial published last week by the Wellesley College student newspaper is both justified and overstated. It’s justified in that college campuses matter for setting the intellectual conditions for free inquiry and debate. It’s perfectly appropriate to criticize the editorial for its ...

Study: Millennials value life balance over pay

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:05am
BALTIMORE — Millennials still view making partner as a long-term career goal and value work-life balance at the expense of financial gain, according to a nationwide survey. Nearly 50 percent of the millennial respondents still cited compensation as a factor in accepting an employment offer, but it was not the leading determinant, according to the ...

Broker Beware: Get your commission agreements in writing

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 2:26pm
Your client goes silent and stops returning your messages. What do you do?

Dunkin’ Donuts settlement offer includes free treats

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:02am
BOSTON — An attorney is defending a proposed settlement between a man and Dunkin’ Donuts shops that could mean $500 for the lead plaintiff, free buttered baked goods for hundreds of other customers and a big payout for law firms that handled the class-action case. Jan Polanik had sued a cluster of franchises of the ...

After 43 years, is this Randall Tigue’s last stand?

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:02am
Well-known lawyer fights disbarment over bad bookkeeping

Verdict evaporates because of faulty jury instructions

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:49am
The court should not have left it up to the jury to determine whether ambiguity existed, Court of Appeals Chief Judge Edward Cleary wrote

Q&A: Chief Justice Lorie Gildea

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 7:16am
Despite disappointing finance bills, ‘lobbyist-in-chief’ confident judiciary will be fully funded

Hats off to women lawyers

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 7:12am
At Tea for Women in the Law, tea is served and hats are admired but not required.

Lawyer behind disability scam must pay $31M

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 7:02am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky lawyer facing prison time for a scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments took another legal hit when a judge ordered him to pay nearly $31.5 million in damages to the government and two whistleblowers. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar ...

Supreme Court keeps age-bias suit alive

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 7:02am
Internal inquiry suspends statute of limitations

Two new firms from Parker Rosen

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 7:16am
Daniel Rosen and Andrew Parker say they’ve had the easiest of law firm breakups.

Court affirms discharge from sex offender program

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 7:02am
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on April 10 affirmed a decision to grant a man’s provisional discharge from the state’s treatment program for sex offenders, saying the program leader can’t unilaterally prevent his conditional release by refusing to approve a residential setting for him. The decision comes in the case of Eugene Kropp, 74, who ...

Riders from the storm

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:13pm
On April 10, 2007, a group of 56 partners at the Rider Bennet firm in Minneapolis voted to shut its doors at the end of May.

Briefly: E-filing may be easy, but it’s not that easy

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:24pm
Although the Minnesota courts have taken significant steps to simplify both filing and service, they still have rules.

Arrested Virginia lawyer loses appeal

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:12pm
RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court has upheld dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a northern Virginia lawyer who said he was arrested and led in handcuffs from his law office because he was listed as a registered agent for a business that skipped a court hearing over an unpaid tax bill. Although the ...

Supreme Court Digest: April 12, 2017

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:24am
These opinions were released by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Digest: April 12, 2017

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:24am
These opinions were released by the 8th U.S. District Court of Appeals.

Court of Appeals Digest: April 10, 2017

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:23am
These opinions were released by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Breaking the Ice: Representative focuses on building relationships

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 7:32am
Rep. Andrew Carlson is inspired by Paul Wellstone and President Barack Obama