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While the latest Glass Ceiling Report again shows only incremental growth for female lawyers in private practice, some firms are proving that building a more equitable profession is possible. Here are the law firms leading the way.
Our latest survey of the largest U.S. law firms again paints a bleak picture for female attorneys. Here’s our breakdown of the data from this year’s Glass Ceiling Report.
Law360 asked 40 women how we’ll know when the legal industry has achieved true gender parity. Here’s what they had to say.
Today’s female lawyers stand on the shoulders of several generations of pioneers. Here, historian Jill Norgren explains how the status of women in the legal profession has changed since the 1870s.
Are you looking around your firm and still seeing a lot of men in leadership? On the latest episode of Law360’s Pro Say podcast we discuss our annual Glass Ceiling report, which reveals little progress for women in the law, and we speak with Kerrie Campbell, an attorney who filed a high-profile gender bias suit against her firm.
The Eighth Circuit on Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling that Liberty Mutual doesn’t have to cover $13.5 million in expenses that a pipe maker says it incurred shifting production overseas after a 2012 fire at its plant in Little Rock, Arkansas, rejecting the manufacturer’s contention that the costs were necessary to avert covered business income losses.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra illegally filmed a campaign commercial in the Stanley Mosk State Library and Courts Building, according to a suit Thursday by fellow Golden State politician and Democrat Dave Jones, the insurance commissioner who’s challenging Becerra for the job as the state’s top cop.
A New Jersey appeals court on Friday lifted limits on an expert’s testimony in a general contractor’s suit seeking coverage for settlements over home construction defects from a pair of Liberty Mutual insurance subsidiaries, saying there is no evidence the architect’s claims regarding water damage were baseless.
A Nebraska federal judge misapplied the Employee Retirement Income Security Act in finding that Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. abused its discretion when it denied a widow an optional life insurance benefit under her late husband’s Ford Motor Co. plan, the insurer told the Eighth Circuit on Thursday.
Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers urged an Alabama federal judge on Thursday to allow for an immediate appeal of a ruling that found they have to face the strict per se standard, which presumes that an alleged plot to divvy up geographic markets by the insurance plans was unlawful.
Avis Budget Car Rental LLC asked a Florida federal judge to toss the remaining claims in a long-running class action over an alleged insurance coverage fraud, saying the court record proves the renter was provided with contractual liability coverage and thus does not have standing.
The last week has seen an Irish real estate developer sue Ireland’s “bad bank,” a contract dispute between two African banks and a French fishing operator, and several major insurers take Danish shipping giant Maersk to court. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
California’s Insurance Fraud Prevention Act has emboldened car insurance companies to sue health care providers for allegedly overcharging patients whose bills are ultimately paid by the insurers in personal injury claims. As IFPA suits become increasingly common, health care providers should take precautions to minimize their exposure, says Zachary Rothenberg of Nelson Hardiman LLP.
There are numerous opportunities and pitfalls that lie in store for new associates as they enter BigLaw, yet many of the intricacies of navigating the inner workings of a large law firm are not taught in school, leaving many lawyers to fend for themselves to learn by trial and error. Here, BigLaw veterans reflect on some of the actions incoming attorneys can take to make the best of their early days at a firm.
The former Fisher Phillips employment partner sentenced to life in prison earlier this week for the shooting death of his wife has been hit with a civil lawsuit in Georgia state court by the administrator of his wife’s estate.
The European Union’s new data protection regime went into effect, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to loosen regulations for thousands of community banks and regional lenders, and the U.S. Supreme Court sided with employers in class action arbitration cases. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
For those who missed out, here’s a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.