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For-Profit Schools Lose Challenge to New Federal Aid Rules - An industry group represented by Cooley failed to persuade a federal judge that new Department of Education regulations were devised "in a fit of anti-proprietary school zealotry."
An industry group represented by Cooley failed to persuade a federal judge that new Department of Education regulations were devised 'in a fit of anti-propri...
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Dewey Day 2: A CFO's Defense and First Accountant Witnesses - The second day of a criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders saw the lawyer for ex-chief financial officer Joel Sanders tell a jury Wednesday morning that his client worked hard to keep the now-defunct firm afloat, but did nothing illegal. It was the final opening statement and came just before the prosecution called its first two witnesses, both accountants, to testify.
The second day of a criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders saw the lawyer for ex-chief financial officer Joel Sanders tell a jury Wednesday m...
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Second Circuit To Weigh Overtime Pay for Contract Lawyers - The appeal, which asks whether some attorney duties are so mechanical that they don't amount to practicing law, could decide the fate of overtime cases facing Skadden and Quinn Emanuel.
The appeal, which asks whether some attorney duties are so mechanical that they don't amount to practicing law, could decide the fate of overtime cases facin...
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Prosecution Makes Case in Trial of Ex-Dewey Leaders - Steve Pilnyak, an assistant district attorney with the New York County District Attorney?s Office, made the prosecution?s opening statement Tuesday morning against three former leaders of now-defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf. Pilnyak indicated that prosecutors will rely heavily on testimony from seven cooperating witness who have all pleaded guilty, as well as emails between the defendants.
Steve Pilnyak, an assistant district attorney with the New York County District Attorney’s Office, made the prosecution’s opening statement Tuesday morning a...
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Pfizer Fights To Keep Lid on 10-Year-Old Class Action - Lawyers hoping to resurrect a decade-old securities class action against Pfizer Inc. will make their case to the Second Circuit on Tuesday.
Lawyers hoping to resurrect a decade-old securities class action against Pfizer Inc. will make their case to the Second Circuit on Tuesday.
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Dewey's Day in Court - Dewey & LeBoeuf's former chair Steven Davis, former executive director Stephen DiCarmine and former chief financial officer Joel Sanders together face more than 100 criminal charges, including grand larceny, scheming to defraud, falsifying business records and conspiracy in the lead-up to the 1,300-lawyer firm's downfall in May 2012. All have pleaded not guilty.
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Another Patent Test for the Supreme Court? - If Ultramercial's lawyers at McKool Smith get their way, the company's foiled patent case could offer the justices a chance to rein in the Federal Circuit.
If Ultramercial's lawyers at McKool Smith get their way, the company's foiled patent case could offer the justices a chance to rein in the Federal Circuit.
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High Court Won't Hear NVIDIA Securities Case - Proving that an apparent circuit split isn't always a ticket to the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices on Tuesday declined to review whether a company's failure to abide by a certain securities regulation can give rise to fraud claims.
Proving that an apparent circuit split isn't always a ticket to the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices on Tuesday declined to review whether a company's failur...
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Dewey's Demise Takes Center Stage - Dewey & LeBoeuf former chair Steven Davis, former executive director Stephen DiCarmine and former chief financial officer Joel Sanders together face more than 100 criminal charges, including grand larceny, scheming to defraud, falsifying business records and conspiracy in the lead-up to the 1,300-lawyer firm's downfall in May 2012. All have pleaded not guilty.
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Dewey Trial Begins Today - Dewey & LeBoeuf's former chair Steven Davis, former executive director Stephen DiCarmine and former chief financial officer Joel Sanders together face more than 100 criminal charges, including grand larceny, scheming to defraud, falsifying business records and conspiracy in the lead-up to the 1,300-lawyer firm's downfall in May 2012. All have pleaded not guilty.
Dewey & LeBoeuf's former chair Steven Davis, former executive director Stephen DiCarmine and former chief financial officer Joel Sanders together face more t...
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So Long (For Now), Benjamin Lawsky - After wresting billions from Wall Street, the departing New York regulator is steering clear of the big law firms that cater to the banking industry. But whether he remains in private practice or shoots for public office, it's a good bet we'll all be hearing from him again.
After wresting billions from Wall Street, the departing New York regulator is steering clear of the big law firms that cater to the banking industry. But whe...
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Dewey Trial: A Timeline of Key Events - A look at the major developments leading up to Tuesday's opening arguments.
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