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Perspectives for the Professions Newsletter - September 2017: Standing of Complainants on Judicial Review

by Field Law on

Del Valle v Law Society, 2017 NWTSC 29, holding that a complainant has no standing to bring an application for judicial review to challenge the merits of a regulator’s decision to dismiss a complaint....more

The Class Action Chronicle - Summer 2017

This edition focuses on rulings issued between February 15, 2017, and May 15, 2017. It begins with an article on the federal judiciary beginning to take notice of issues surrounding third-party litigation funding and testing...more

Fourth Circuit Weighs in on Article III Standing

The Fourth Circuit recently examined the issue of Article III standing in the context of the FDCPA. In Ben-Davies v. Blibaum & Associates, P.A., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 9667 (4th Cir. June 1, 2017), the consumer sought to...more

Ted Boutrous on the Trump Admin, the First Amendment, And Why Now Is Such an Exciting Time for Journalism

Josh Beser in conversation with First Amendment attorney Ted Boutros, who famously offered on Twitter to represent pro bono anyone sued by Donald Trump for exercising their free speech rights....more

Third Circuit Remands "Meaningful Attorney Involvement" Decision

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has vacated the district court's decision in Bock v. Pressler & Pressler, LLP in which the district court ruled that a debt collection law firm violated the Fair Debt Collection...more

Third Circuit Remands “Meaningful Attorney Review” FDCPA Decision with Instruction to Consider Article III Standing Under Spokeo,...

by Burr & Forman on

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (U.S. May 16, 2016), continues to have a substantial impact on federal courts, especially with respect to alleged statutory violations of the Fair Debt...more

What Century Are We Living In? – The Second Circuit Seems To Think It's the Nineteenth

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that members of the New York bar residing out-of-state can be constitutionally required to have a physical office within the state, reversing the U.S....more

Workers' Comp Plaintiff Attorneys Might Be Getting a Bigger Payday in Florida

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

On April 20, 2016, the 1st District Court of Appeals fired the most significant shot in years at controversial attorney fee restrictions in Florida. In 2003, the Florida State Workers' Compensation Statute placed strict...more

A Lawyer Returns to the Blogosphere

I stopped blogging after the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Advertising found that a statement of opinion posted on a law firm’s website, such as “tort reform benefits insurers,” violated Florida Bar Rule 4-7.13, since...more

Pro Bono Q&A: How One Law Firm Is Helping a California City Curb Gun Violence

by JD Supra Perspectives on

A JD Supra Pro Bono Profile: Q&A with Farella Braun + Martel partner Tony Schoenberg about his work related to a Sunnyvale, Calif., ordinance that bans the possession of large-capacity gun magazines. ...more

Federal Court Strikes Florida Lawyer Advertising Rules

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Finding that "naked paternalism" will not justify "protecting the public from truthful information," a Florida federal court held that two Florida Bar rules restricting attorney advertising violate the First Amendment to the...more

Caso Lídia Teixeira x União (Senado)

Justiça derruba limite de gastos do Senado com assistência à saúde de viúva de ex-Senador

by Lucas de Alencar Oliveira on

"No caso dos autos, como referido linhas retro, a Requerente é pessoa idosa, necessitada de constante acompanhamento médico-hospitalar e ambulatorial, em clínicas de tratamentos multidisciplinares e que, em vista de constar...more

A advocacia e a luta por liberdade e por amor

Nesta segunda década do século XXI, inegáveis foram os avanços rumo à defesa e à promoção dos direitos da população LGBT. No Brasil, a força da Justiça que animou esse movimento, com atuação valorosa dos profissionais do...more

Former Lawyer Breaks Government Surveillance Story

by Donald Scarinci on

The National Security Agency's top-secret cell phone surveillance program is front-page news. Yet many still don't realize that the reporter behind the story is actually a lawyer. Glenn Greenwald worked for two New York...more

Boston Marathon and Hurricane Sandy show Lawyer Reputation Undeserved

by Donald Scarinci on

In a recent poll reflecting how the public views the ethical standards of various professions, lawyers ranked in the 19th percentile.  Lawyers came in slightly below business executives in the 21st percentile and well below...more

Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit

by Bloomberg Law on

Mar. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. The US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on two landmark civil rights cases focusing on gay marriage. Also, Italy's Supreme...more

McKenna Long Cultivates Charter Schools Practice

by Bloomberg Law on

Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Eric Tanenblatt, senior managing director and head of the National Government Affairs practice group at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, talks about the firm's cross-practice Charter Schools team....more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT

by Jim Manley on

Plaintiff Scott Lautenbaugh seeks preliminary injunctive relief to redress and prevent further deprivation of rights protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution by actions of Defendants....more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT

by Jim Manley on

Plaintiff Scott Lautenbaugh seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to redress and prevent the deprivation by Defendants, acting under color of state law, of his rights against compelled speech and compelled association...more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

by Jim Manley on

This civil rights class action seeks immediate injunctive and declaratory relief to redress and prevent the deprivation of Plaintiff Lautenbaugh’s rights, and the rights of the class members he seeks to represent, against...more

Are Westlaw and Lexis Violating Lawyer Copyrights By Publishing Legal Briefs and Memoranda In Their Databases?

by Reba Kennedy on

Is it silly or is it serious that two New York lawyers are pursuing actual and punitive damages from both West Publishing Company and LexisNexis for having the audacity of taking documents like briefs and legal memoranda,...more

The Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Scheme (IOLTA): Could the medical profession get away with fleecing patients in this way?

by Charles E. Rounds, Jr. on

It is coming on a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the IOLTA scheme constitutes a collective taking by the state of the property of clients. Still the scheme continues. Nothing has changed. Why? Charles E....more

Big court victory for law firm consumers re online marketing and Google AdWords

by Ross Fishman on

This discusses a landmark case of first impression involving Google AdWords and online marketing of law firms. This case, Habush Habush & Rottier vs. Cannon & Dunphy, involves the two most prominent personal injury firms...more

Regulating Online Marketing? Red Alert - The ABA Isn't the Enemy.

by Ross Fishman on

There's a lot of hyped-up commentary regarding the ABA's proposed regulation of online lawyer marketing, as though this will end all law firm marketing on the internet. To the contrary, this is not really much of an issue...more

Simpson Strong-Tie Co. v. Gore

CA Supreme Court Rules in Favor of lawyer-advertising Rights of Plaintiff Lawyer seeking Clients

by Larry Bodine on

The California Supreme Court ruled in Simpson Strong-Tie Co. v. Gore on May 17, 2010 that a plaintiff lawyer who was seeking clients for a possible class action lawsuit had a right to publish an advertisement regarding...more

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