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Law Professor: Big Law Bonus Plans Are ‘Sin' of the Profession

At many of the nation’s biggest law firms, too much of the associate bonus plan hinges on the billable hour, an NYU law school professor opines. So reports Bloomberg BNA.


National Firm's New Strategy: Use Videos to Attract New Clients

Epstein Becker & Green has embarked on a new marketing effort: filming and hosting videos on its website that star New York society correspondent George Whipple, a partner at the firm. So reports Bloomberg BNA.


How Much Legal Fallout Will There Be from the Fantasy Sports Gambling Scandal?

To some, fantasy sports rank on par with Dungeons and Dragons, Pokémon, and hardcore video gaming- hobbies for those on the fringe of social society, who prefer paladins and Pikachu to parties and pickup basketball.


Law Firms Restructuring Their Use of Space to Save Money, Entice Millennials

“An appropriate balance and range of focused and collaborative work spaces will be the trend” in law firm décor, says Julia Simit, Co-Managing Director of Gensler, an architectural firm in Manhattan. That means that as law firms remodel their work environments, the profession will increasingly utilize open work spaces to allow attorneys increased mobility and flexibility designed for collaborative interactions.


Am Law 100 Firm Sued by Dismissed Pregnant Contract Worker

A woman who worked as an office assistant at the law firm Arnold & Porter has filed a suit claiming she was dismissed after a probationary period because supervisors learned she was pregnant. So reports The Recorder.


ACLU Takes Issue with 14-Year Old Student's 'Alarm Clock Arrest

In a strongly worded statement, the Texas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has taken issue with the arrest and treatment of high school student Ahmed Mohamed.


Ashley Madison Hack May Yield Crop of Reluctant Plaintiffs

When news broke that the database of notorious adultery hook-up site Ashley Madison had been hacked, a flurry of attention was directed at the site's clients and their backgrounds. The public became enthralled with the celebrity, government and private status of those allegedly caught looking to break their marital vows.


Plaintiffs: We All Own ‘Happy Birthday’

Litigation surrounding the most recognizable song in the world is coming to a head as a dispute between the Warner Music Group and a collection of plaintiffs nears judgment.


Nuns: 10th Circuit Decision Forces Choice Between Faith and Fines

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently ruled against the Little Sisters of the Poor, who argued the Affordable Care Act’s provision requiring insurance coverage for contraception is at odds with their religious beliefs even if they are not themselves providing the contraception.


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