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 ?Wolf of Wall Street? Lawyer?s Libel Case Is Just Making Things Worse You?d like to think a lawyer would recognize when filing a lawsuit is not just ill-advised, but might actually make things worse. Or not. Case in point: Attorney Andrew Greene?s libel suit against Paramount Pictures. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:39:16 EDT 1202800580654 At High Court, Just One IP Case That Matters The 2017 term at the U.S. Supreme Court looks to be a quiet one for intellectual property. But with one potential bang in the middle. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:13:38 EDT 1202800535219 PG&E Looks to Quinn Emanuel?s Kathleen Sullivan to Hold the Line My parents? house in my hometown of Santa Rosa, California was saved on Wednesday by a firebreak. In some ways, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan name partner Kathleen Sullivan has been tasked with an analogous role for Pacific Gas & Electric in fire-related lawsuits: that is, to stop a potential conflagration (at least on one front) in its tracks. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:41:21 EDT 1202800457081 Litigators of the Week: How Teamwork Allowed Plaintiffs? Lawyers to Pull Off a Nearly $300M AndroGel Double Header ?It definitely adds pressure to the situation when you achieve a home run your first time at the plate,? Seeger Weiss partner David Buchanan told The Litigation Daily of his win over a team from Paul Weiss and Dechert. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:58:50 EDT 1202800337549 Seeger Weiss Asks for $70M in Fees as Co-Lead NFL Concussion Class Counsel Chris Seeger, one of the lawyers leading class counsel in the settlement has made a $70 million fee request on behalf of his firm, Seeger Weiss, which he outlined Tuesday in a 22-page declaration to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:56:08 EDT 1202800170865 Judge Hands Two-Year Sentence to Ex-Herrick Tax Head Four months after pleading guilty to tax charges, former Herrick, Feinstein partner Harold Levine was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the IRS. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:03:00 EDT 1202800204641 Both Sides Ask Panel to Consolidate Equifax Suits in Atlanta Before Judge With King & Spalding Ties Equifax?s King & Spalding counsel joined with some plaintiffs lawyers to ask the federal Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation to consolidate in Atlanta hundreds of cases that have been filed against the Atlanta-based credit bureau and assign them to a judge with King & Spalding ties. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:23:39 EDT 1202800103181 In Gun Control Case, Orrick Associate Scores En Banc Win In a win for gun control advocates, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday ruled en banc that a Bay Area county ordinance restricting where firearms can be sold does not violate the Second Amendment. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:14:00 EDT 1202800097869 Donald Verrilli Returns to SCOTUS in New Gay Rights Challenge Former Obama administration U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. is returning to the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time since leaving government last year, advocating on behalf of the challengers to a Mississippi law that allows religious objectors to refuse services to gay, lesbian and transgender individuals. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:06:08 EDT 1202800080752 SCOTUS to Hear Oral Arguments in Florida-Georgia Water War The high court's order list included a brief note: ?The exceptions to the Special Master Report are set for oral argument in due course.? The order refers to a February report that favored Georgia, to which Florida has objected. The due course will likely be in the current term, which began last week and runs into the summer. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:31:26 EDT 1202800071891 3 Things to Watch as Yahoo Fights Male Employees' Gender Discrimination Suit Yahoo Inc. is set to ask a federal judge in San Jose Wednesday to knock out claims from two former managers in the company?s media unit who claim they were discriminated against based on gender. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:39:23 EDT 1202800060673