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 Litigator of the Week: Practice Makes Perfect for This Hogan Lovells Star Hogan Lovells partner Neal Katyal scored a game changing win in a SCOTUS case that fundamentally alters the growing practice of mass tort litigation--starting right now. How'd he do it? Hint: ?It?s not like I sit in my room and read the briefs.? Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:43:37 EDT 1202791039092 A Blast From the (Smoky) Past: Are Opioid Suits the New Big Tobacco? As states, cities and counties pile on to sue opioid manufacturers for fueling drug addiction, it's got a familiar feeling: the suits against big tobacco. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:30:33 EDT 1202790870617 How a Nagging Flaw Could (and Should) Un-Do the Trump U Settlement ?A classic Catch-22.? ?A Hobson?s choice.? ?Deeply problematic.? That?s how a dozen top law school professors describe the Trump University fraud settlement in an amicus brief. It?s a strong argument?and it may be enough to persuade the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reverse U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel?s March 31 approval of the settlement. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:00:09 EDT 1202790758146 In Suing to Block Merger of Fantasy Sports Sites, FTC Resists the Trump Steamroller Antitrust is not especially political. But there's a perception that Republican administrations tend to be more willing to say yes to corporate mergers. The FTC, however, just issued an emphatic ?no," filing suit on Monday to block the merger of two fantasy sports sites. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:04:00 EDT 1202790628027 From Baker Botts to the Bench and Back: When Being a Judge Isn?t the Ultimate Job Becoming a judge is supposed to be the brass ring, the crowning glory of a legal career. So what makes someone give it up to go back to private practice? Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:05:41 EDT 1202790408430