The Litigation Daily The daily source for legal business news, analysis and intelligence from the editors and reporters at The AmLaw Litigation Daily. en-us Copyright 2017. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Litigation Daily Legal Fee Shocker: Richard Simmons Must Pay Tabloid That Wrongly Reported He's Transgender Just as courts over time have found that it?s no longer defamatory per se to say a person was born out of wedlock or has cancer, or to incorrectly report someone?s race, so too Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Keosian determined that ?misidentification of a person as transgender is not actionable defamation absent special damages.? Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:41:50 EDT 1202798769087 Shout-Out: Sullivan & Cromwell Scores Big in Barclays Securities Class Action After more than eight years of litigation, a Sullivan & Cromwell team led by partners Michael Tomaino and Thomas White prevailed on behalf of Barclays Bank, winning summary judgment in a massive securities class action. Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:33:21 EDT 1202798768841 Litigators of the Week: The Gibson Dunn Duo Who Destroyed the OPM Data Breach MDL As an enormous data breach at Equifax sends shockwaves around the country, two partners at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher scored the dismissal of a class action over another massive data breach this week. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:23:55 EDT 1202798638632 Talk About Painful: The 30-Year War Between Tylenol and Advil "Small nations have fought for their very survival with less resources and resourcefulness than these antagonists." That?s what U.S. District Judge William Conner in Manhattan wrote in 1987 about the false advertising battle between the makers of Tylenol and Advil. Connor died in 2009. But the fight goes on. And on. Like a pounding, 30-year migraine. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:30:14 EDT 1202798517069 Will Your Case Go to Trial? This Computer Program Might Know the Answer Wondering whether a given lawsuit will go to trial? SettlementAnalytics unveiled a new tool to predict the likelihood. But some Big Law litigators are skeptical that all the intangibles that determine the course of litigation can be factored in. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:58:13 EDT 1202798403490 No Jerks Allowed: Who Made the Grade for 2017 American College of Trial Lawyers Litigation can be a nasty business?but the very best lawyers are those who can win cases without being jerks. That?s the central premise of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which just inducted its newest members. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:41:27 EDT 1202798306939