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 MDL Critic Pushes Plan to Break Up Cases It's time to give judges clear rules for managing MDLs, says John Rabiej, director of Duke Law School's Center for Judicial Studies. For starters, he'd spread the biggest cases across more judges. Fri, 26 May 2017 14:36:51 EDT 1202787651275 Litigators of the Week: When Your Client is a Retired Judge, You Better Bring Your A Game Defending JAMS Inc. and one of its neutrals over resume padding charges, these litigators soldiered through an unconventional three-week trial in San Diego Superior Court only to be faced with a possible jury deadlock. Thu, 25 May 2017 23:55:18 EDT 1202787594226 This Federal Judge Is the King of Backlogs?But He?s Not the Only One Poor U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin. The West Virginia judge had the biggest backlog of any federal judge in the country, with 20,139 cases pending for more than three years, according to a new report. Who else is in the slow lane? Wed, 24 May 2017 23:42:35 EDT 1202787430472 Trump Taps Kasowitz?but Why Stop There? Elevator Pitch Suggestions for Olson, Giuffra and Weingarten President Donald Trump will reportedly hire Marc Kasowitz as outside counsel to assist in the Russia probe. But why have just one first-chair litigator? Theodore Olson, Robert Giuffra Jr. and Reid Weingarten are also said to be in the running to join the team. What might their elevator pitches sound like? Wed, 24 May 2017 00:49:29 EDT 1202787242902 Actor Accuses Attorney Neighbor of Harassment Campaign in Messy Co-Op Dispute Justin Theroux, the star of HBO's "The Leftovers" and son of a longtime Baker McKenzie lawyer, has accused his downstairs neighbor of waging a scorched-earth campaign to bully and intimidate him after Theroux began renovating the New York apartment where he sometimes lives with wife Jennifer Aniston. Mon, 22 May 2017 22:05:43 EDT 1202787001286 Robert Mueller, Jamie Gorelick and the Wilmer Problem Former FBI Director Robert Mueller III seemed like the perfect pick for special counsel. Except until last week, he was a partner at Wilmer Hale?where his colleague in the firm?s Washington, D.C. office, a fellow member of both the strategic response and regulatory and government affairs groups, was Jamie Gorelick. Jared Kushner?s lawyer. This could be a problem. A big one. Mon, 22 May 2017 01:00:59 EDT 1202786809016