• December 04, 2023

    Paramedics, EMTs And Fla. Ambulance Co. Settle OT Suit

    On the eve of a trial, a group of emergency medical technicians and paramedics told a Florida federal court that they reached a settlement with an ambulance service that they accused of not providing overtime.

  • December 04, 2023

    LIVE COVERAGE: Day 39 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Follow along here.

  • December 01, 2023

    Texas Firm Can't Duck Fla. Estate Planning Malpractice Suit

    A Florida federal judge has shot down a Texas law firm's bid to toss a malpractice lawsuit alleging it bungled property transfers that ended up increasing its former client's property taxes.

  • December 01, 2023

    Justices Call O'Connor 'American Hero,' 'Perfect Trailblazer'

    Following news of retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's death at the age of 93, current and former high court justices paid public homage to her trailblazing career, devotion to the rule of law and illuminating charisma.

  • December 01, 2023

    Judge OKs $13.5M Settlement In Fla. Health Care Plan Suit

    A Florida federal judge gave preliminary approval for a $13.5 million settlement agreement and class certification Friday in a lawsuit brought by consumers accusing two companies of selling health insurance plans that were deceptively marketed as complying with the Affordable Care Act.

  • December 01, 2023

    Fla. Judge Who Cursed From Bench Faces New Ethics Charge

    Florida's judicial conduct agency has added new charges against a Seminole County judge after the Florida Supreme Court rejected a proposed 60-day suspension for intemperate conduct that included cursing out a member of the gallery in his courtroom.

  • December 01, 2023

    Former Clerks Say Justice O'Connor Still Worth Emulating

    BigLaw attorneys mentored by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who died Friday after a lengthy battle with dementia, say she'll be remembered as an incisive jurist who always put facts and practical considerations above abstract ideological commitments, as well as a deeply gracious and down-to-earth woman who never let her dedication to the law overshadow her zest for life.

  • December 01, 2023

    Executions Concentrated In 5 States As Fairness Doubts Grow

    Only a handful of states executed people in 2023 as more Americans think the death penalty is carried out unfairly than fairly for the first time, according to a year-end report released Friday by the Death Penalty Information Center.

  • December 01, 2023

    Florida Supreme Court Disciplines 8 Attorneys

    Eight Florida attorneys were formally disciplined by the state's Supreme Court, receiving punishment that included public reprimand, suspension and disbarment — including two actions involving drugs, according to an announcement Friday by the Florida Bar.

  • December 01, 2023

    Clinic Owner, Pharma Tech Sentenced For Fake Clinical Trial

    The owner of a Miami medical clinic and a pharmacy technician at the clinic were sentenced in Florida federal court to 71 and 46 months in prison, respectively, for running a fake clinical drug trial.

  • December 01, 2023

    New Evidence Merits New Green Card Bid, Judge Rules

    A U.S. man's denied green card petition for his Colombian wife should not be reconsidered in light of new evidence of her divorce from a previous husband, a Florida federal judge decided, saying the evidence belongs in a new petition.

  • December 01, 2023

    Trump Gets More Experts In NY Fraud Trial, Can't Call Monitor

    A New York judge on Friday allowed Donald Trump to call more experts in his civil fraud trial defense case, including a real estate broker friendly with the former president, but rejected Trump's attempt to put the court's independent monitor on the stand.

  • December 01, 2023

    Voters Sue DeSantis Over Prosecutor Suspension

    Two Florida voters claim Gov. Ron DeSantis violated the U.S. Constitution when he suspended elected prosecutor Monique Worrell in August, saying in a new lawsuit that he disenfranchised the nearly 400,000 residents who voted for her.

  • December 01, 2023

    3 December Argument Sessions Benefits Attys Should Watch

    Physicians' groups will ask the Sixth Circuit to reinstate their suit claiming the federal government is illegally forcing them to provide gender transition-related care, while American Airlines pilots will try to get their military leave class action back on track at the Third Circuit. Here, Law360 looks at three appellate argument sessions that should be on benefits attorneys' radar in December.

  • December 01, 2023

    4 Decisions For Which Justice O'Connor Will Be Remembered

    Many of the hotly divided cases at the U.S. Supreme Court came down to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a central force on the bench whose savviness at striking compromises and taking a pragmatic approach to resolve disputes is on full display in four opinions.

  • December 01, 2023

    NFL Says Flores Can't Ask 2nd Circ. To Undo Arbitration Move

    The National Football League has urged the Second Circuit to dismiss an appeal of a lower court's decision to compel arbitration by former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and others for portions of their racial discrimination suit, arguing they have no right to such an appeal under federal arbitration law.

  • December 01, 2023

    Split Fla. High Court Lays Out Need For Judges Across State

    The Florida Supreme Court has recommended adding one judge to the state's 20th Judicial Circuit in fiscal 2024-25, along with five county court judges, but says the state should eliminate two other county court judgeships via attrition.

  • December 01, 2023

    Justice O'Connor Shattered Barriers, Built Bridges

    A Southwestern cowgirl who will always be known as the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor inspired those around her with an indomitable work ethic, a deep affection for public service and an innate ability to drive consensus among her colleagues.

  • November 28, 2023

    Justices Urged To Wade Into Emergency Abortion Care Fight

    Anti-abortion groups and states have told the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate an Idaho law criminalizing abortions in most circumstances while the federal government's challenge to the prohibition proceeds, arguing that the Biden administration has attempted an "end run" around the high court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

  • December 01, 2023

    COVERAGE RECAP: Day 38 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 38.

  • December 01, 2023

    Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman On Supreme Court, Dies

    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the court's first female member, died Friday at 93, according to the court. Justice O'Connor's position at the ideological center of the court gave her outsized influence in controversial cases during her 25-year tenure.

  • November 30, 2023

    DeSantis, Newsom Square Off Over Healthcare In Fox Debate

    Two heavyweight governors from opposite ends of the country — Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Gavin Newsom — clashed over gender-affirming care, abortion rights and pandemic restrictions in a prime-time debate Thursday, underscoring the stakes for healthcare policy in next year's presidential election.

  • November 30, 2023

    Ukrainian Gets Prison Time For Selling SSNs On The Internet

    A Florida federal judge sentenced a Ukrainian man to eight years in prison for running several websites that generated about $19 million from selling the personal information, including Social Security numbers, of U.S. citizens and using the data to commit fraud, according to prosecutors.

  • November 30, 2023

    Texas, Fla. Social Media Laws Unconstitutional, Justices Told

    A pair of internet trade associations told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that controversial laws in Texas and Florida that restrict major social media platforms' content moderation decisions are flagrant violations of the First Amendment.

  • November 30, 2023

    Horse Trainer Accused Of Abusing Women Wants End To Ban

    A trainer of show jumping horses hit with allegations of sexual abuse urged a Colorado federal judge to toss an arbitration decision that permanently blocks him from participation in all activities authorized or organized by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, arguing that the arbitrator did not properly allow him to impeach the women's claims. 

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Writing Thriller Novels Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Authoring several thriller novels has enriched my work by providing a fresh perspective on my privacy practice, expanding my knowledge, and keeping me alert to the next wave of issues in an increasingly complex space — a reminder to all lawyers that extracurricular activities can help sharpen professional instincts, says Reece Hirsch at Morgan Lewis.

  • What Lawyers Must Know About Calif. State Bar's AI Guidance

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    Initial recommendations from the State Bar of California regarding use of generative artificial intelligence by lawyers have the potential to become a useful set of guidelines in the industry, covering confidentiality, supervision and training, communications, discrimination and more, say attorneys at Debevoise.

  • Industry Must Elevate Native American Women Attys' Stories

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    The American Bar Association's recent research study into Native American women attorneys' experiences in the legal industry reveals the glacial pace of progress, and should inform efforts to amplify Native voices in the field, says Mary Smith, president of the ABA.

  • A Year-End Look At Florida's Capital Investment Tax Credit

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    Notwithstanding the Walt Disney Co.’s feud with Gov. Ron DeSantis this year, Florida's capital investment tax credit will continue to make the state a favored destination for large corporations, particularly in light of the new federal alternative minimum tax and the Pillar Two top-up tax, says Alan Lederman at Gunster.

  • And Now A Word From The Panel: Tracking MDL Geography

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    In recent years, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has predominantly selected states east of the Mississippi River as venues for new MDLs — but with half of the proceedings it has created in recent months venued in Arizona and California, the panel is not neglecting the western part of the country, says Alan Rothman at Sidley.

  • Understanding Discovery Obligations In Era Of Generative AI

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    Attorneys and businesses must adapt to the unique discovery challenges presented by generative artificial intelligence, such as chatbot content and prompts, while upholding the principles of fairness, transparency and compliance with legal obligations in federal civil litigation, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

  • An Overview Of Circuit Courts' Interlocutory Motion Standards

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    The Federal Arbitration Act allows litigants to file an immediate appeal from an order declining to enforce an arbitration agreement, but the circuit courts differ on the specific requirements for the underlying order as well as which motion must be filed, as demonstrated in several 2023 decisions, says Kristen Mueller at Mueller Law.

  • The Case For Post-Bar Clerk Training Programs At Law Firms

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    In today's competitive legal hiring market, an intentionally designed training program for law school graduates awaiting bar admission can be an effective way of creating a pipeline of qualified candidates, says Brent Daub at Gilson Daub.

  • Attorneys Have An Ethical Duty To Protect The Judiciary

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    The tenor of public disagreement and debate has become increasingly hostile against judges, and though the legislative branch is trying to ameliorate this safety gap, lawyers have a moral imperative and professional requirement to stand with judges in defusing attacks against them and their rulings, says Deborah Winokur at Cozen O'Connor.

  • AI Can Help Lawyers Overcome The Programming Barrier

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    Legal professionals without programming expertise can use generative artificial intelligence to harness the power of automation and other technology solutions to streamline their work, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with coding, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.

  • Preparing Law Students For A New, AI-Assisted Legal World

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    As artificial intelligence rapidly transforms the legal landscape, law schools must integrate technology and curricula that address AI’s innate challenges — from ethics to data security — to help students stay ahead of the curve, say Daniel Garrie at Law & Forensics, Ryan Abbott at JAMS and Karen Silverman at Cantellus Group.

  • General Counsel Need Data Literacy To Keep Up With AI

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    With the rise of accessible and powerful generative artificial intelligence solutions, it is imperative for general counsel to understand the use and application of data for myriad important activities, from evaluating the e-discovery process to monitoring compliance analytics and more, says Colin Levy at Malbek.

  • Young Thug Case Spotlights Debate Over Lyric Admissibility

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    A Georgia court’s recent ruling, allowing prosecutors to use some of rapper Young Thug’s lyrics in his conspiracy trial, captures the ongoing debate about whether rap lyrics are admissible, with courts often stretching the boundaries of the federal evidence rules, say Amy Buice at Smith Gambrell and Emily Ward at Continuum Legal Group.

  • Navigating Discovery Of Generative AI Information

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    As generative artificial intelligence tools become increasingly ubiquitous, companies must make sure to preserve generative AI data when there is reasonable expectation of litigation, and to include transcripts in litigation hold notices, as they may be relevant to discovery requests, say Nick Peterson and Corey Hauser at Wiley.

  • Finding Focus: Strategies For Attorneys With ADHD

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    Given the prevalence of ADHD among attorneys, it is imperative that the legal community gain a better understanding of how ADHD affects well-being, and that resources and strategies exist for attorneys with this disability to manage their symptoms and achieve success, say Casey Dixon at Dixon Life Coaching and Krista Larson at Stinson.

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