Ross Todd | July 22, 2019
A Ninth Circuit panel withdrew a May opinion that held "the strong presumption of retroactivity" weighed in favor of finding that the California high court's test for when workers are employees applied to past instances of worker misclassification.
Cheryl Miller | July 22, 2019
Michael Mongan, a former Merrick Garland clerk, too, succeeds Edward DuMont as California's top state appellate lawyer.
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Max Mitchell | July 22, 2019
Amazon filed its request last week in Oberdorf v. Amazon requesting a fresh look at the case, saying the latest ruling in the case could have wide-ranging implications for online retailers in Pennsylvania.
Ryan Lovelace | July 22, 2019
Former minor league ballplayer Matt Rice will suit up as one of Justice Clarence Thomas' newest clerks in the fall.
Jack Newsham | July 22, 2019
“I knew him as a very concerned person," said Marty Lipton, "not just about law enforcement, but about the issues that affect our society. He was a voice for reason. He was a voice for democracy. And he was a great patriot.”
Phillip Bantz | July 22, 2019
“We recognize that no business process can offer a perfect guarantee of eliminating all global instances of a human frailty that is as old as humanity itself," Microsoft Corp. president Brad Smith told employees in an email.
John Kang, The Asian Lawyer| July 22, 2019
Jeanette Chan leaves the U.S. firm after more than three decades to join Hong Kong-based payment operator Airwallex.
Marcia Coyle | July 22, 2019
"You learned how to lead a good and honorable life, and a life in service to others," Justice Kagan said in a message to the former clerks of the late John Paul Stevens, who was honored Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sponsored by: LexMachina| July 22, 2019
In this episode of the Expert Perspectives podcast, sponsored by Lex Machina and hosted on Law.com, we’ll hear highlights from the June 11th presentation titled, How to Gain a Competitive Edge in Environmental Law with Legal Analytics.
"A news organization’s hiring or firing of employees—like virtually everything a news organization does—facilitates the organization’s speech to some degree," wrote Justice Leondra Kruger. "But it does not follow that everything the news organization does qualifies as protected activity under the anti-SLAPP statute."
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By Kristen Rasmussen |July 18, 2019
Prompted by a LinkedIn post by NetApp GC Matt Fawcett, in-house leaders push back on attorneys’ allegations that corporate law departments are to blame for the mental health crisis in the legal profession.
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