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Learn To Science, People! Coronavirus Deaths Are Not Overcounted, And It’s Way Worse Than The Flu

(Photo by David Lat) It’s just the nature of reality that large swaths of people are going to deny the nature of reality. But, as some of my more reasonable friends keep reminding me, many of these people are not irredeemably lost. They’re just misinformed. So, I’m going to try to correct some of that […]

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Am Law 200 Firm Conducts Associate Layoffs Due To COVID-19

It was just last week that we said the layoffs were coming, and we hate to say we told you so, but it looks like we were right. The coronavirus crisis is far from over, and after one financial quarter has passed, it may just be getting started with Biglaw. Sources have reached out to […]

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Concerned About COVID At July Bar Exam, Virginia Cancels Requirement That Applicants Wear Ties

Virginia isn’t the worst off of any state right now, but COVID infection rates have crept up over the past couple of weeks as America continues its nationwide backslide into the pandemic. And yet Virginia remained one of the astoundingly non-zero number of states insisting on an in-person bar exam this month over every bit […]

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Morning Docket: 07.03.20

(Image via Getty) * Tennessee has become the second state in the country to delay the administration of the summer bar exam. [Nashville Post] * A New Jersey lawyer has been disbarred for converting $92,000 from his attorney trust account. [New Jersey Law Journal] * A Manhattan judge (before whom I argued my first motion […]

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It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (So Let’s Talk Zoom)

Almost anyone, myself included, who spent a significant amount of time at any level of competitive policy debate, be it high school or college, likely has a soft spot for R.E.M.’s 1987 song “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).” This niche popularity stems from the almost assuredly […]

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Morning Docket: 07.02.20

* Novartis has settled a lawsuit which included allegations that the drugmaker gave money to doctors to induce them into prescribing certain medications. These claims would have spiced up the movie Love and Other Drugs… [NBC News] * An Ohio attorney has been arrested on federal bribery and extortion charges. [Toledo Blade] * Only seven […]

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Morning Docket: 06.29.20

* The estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is suing Netflix for its depiction of Sherlock Holmes as a kind and caring sleuth. Wonder if there was ever legal action over Holmes and Watson… [CNN] * Texas law firms are rethinking reopening plans amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. [Texas Lawyer] * A disciplinary panel […]

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The Legal Profession Turns The Corner

Jack Newton, founder and CEO of Clio, joins us to discuss findings compiled by the practice management platform and brings some welcome news: law firms have seen an uptick in new matters. While the industry is still suffering from the pandemic, there are signs that things are getting back on track and clients are recognizing […]