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Our latest Glass Ceiling Report shows that women remain underrepresented in the legal profession, particularly at the top levels of most — but not all — law firms. Here are this year’s Ceiling Smashers, our annual ranking of the firms with the most women in the equity tier.
Female law firm leaders have scraped their way to the top. Now they want to pull up other women, too. And this may be their toughest challenge yet.
Women have been gaining ground at Ogletree Deakins and Morrison & Foerster, but gender discrimination lawsuits against these firms and others suggest that expanding women’s representation doesn’t necessarily lead to equal treatment.
U.K. law firms have come up with numerous approaches to a new requirement for disclosing gender pay gap information, and the ensuing PR storm is pushing them in conflicting directions.
The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that claims for an insurer’s unreasonable delay or denial of policy benefits are not subject to a one-year statute of limitations for actions seeking penalties, allowing a roofing contractor to proceed with its lawsuit over American Family Mutual Insurance Co.’s alleged underpayment on a hail damage claim.
Colorado’s high court on Tuesday refused to trim a bad faith award against American Family Mutual Insurance Co. in an apartment fire coverage dispute by the amount of policy benefits the insurance company delayed but ultimately paid to its insureds prior to litigation, saying the relevant statute does not require such a reduction.
Lloyd’s of London won’t get another shot at preventing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. from collecting on a $10 million directors and officers policy issued to a failed bank, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up the case.
The California Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case that could determine boundaries for the state’s workers’ compensation system, with the attorney for workers’ compensation services provider CompPartners arguing the company can’t be sued over a treatment decision it provided when it was hired to evaluate the necessity of an injured worker’s care.
Two Cigna units and three ambulatory surgical centers in Texas have agreed to settle a suit accusing the centers of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and costing the insurance company more than $8 million in unnecessary charges.
Atlantic Casualty Insurance Co. on Tuesday said it doesn’t have to cover a construction and remodeling company in a contractor’s personal injury suit, urging an Illinois federal court to grant it summary judgment and let it dodge the suit.
A unit of health insurance giant Humana hit the Defense Health Agency with a “reverse Freedom of Information Act” suit in Washington, D.C., federal court Tuesday, trying to stop it from publicly releasing trade secrets related to the insurer’s massive $45 billion Tricare managed care contract.
The Pennsylvania State Police on Tuesday saw the state’s highest court shoot down its bid to recoup workers’ compensation benefits it paid to a trooper who was injured in an on-duty car crash by claiming part of a $1 million settlement he inked over the accident.
A Texas federal court’s ruling in Carrizales v. State Farm Lloyds acknowledges that the primary purpose of Texas Insurance Code Section 542A, also known as the “Hail Bill,” is to encourage resolution of disputed weather-related claims without the need for litigation, say Kristin Cummings and Lindsey Bruning of Zelle LLP.
Courts are acknowledging a shifting consumer preference toward electronic mediums. Proposed changes to Rule 23, scheduled to take effect at the end of this year, will officially provide for the use of electronic notice in class actions — a change that could save parties a significant amount of money, say Brandon Schwartz and Maggie Ivey of Garden City Group LLC.
The growth of litigation funding has only increased the controversy surrounding it. Looking to move beyond the rhetoric for and against the practice, attorney and investment analytics expert J.B. Heaton, of J.B. Heaton PC and Conjecture LLC, attempts an objective analysis of the underlying economics of the litigation funding arrangement.
A group of former Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP partners who recently left to form Selendy & Gay PLLC say a so-called forfeiture-for-competition provision in their old partnership agreements requiring them to hand Quinn Emanuel some legal fees earned at the new firm violates New York ethics rules and isn’t enforceable.
In the wake of the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to undo Obama-era net neutrality rules, it’s become apparent that the change-up is poised to affect more than just tech firms, landing the issue on the radar of many GCs. Here’s a look at four things GCs need to know about net neutrality.
Over the course of his three-decade legal career, Michael Paradise has held many roles in many different places, but his current position at Steven Madden Ltd. represents something of a homecoming. Here, he describes some of the challenges and rewards of his latest role, his transition to the fashion industry and what he admires most in outside counsel.
With the end of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic term just a month away, there are still a number of controversial cases awaiting decisions, touching on hot-button issues ranging from LGBT rights to public-sector unions. Here, Law360 breaks down the big-ticket items for which court watchers are eagerly on the lookout.
An ex-Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC attorney urged a California federal judge on Friday to keep her $300 million putative gender discrimination class and collective action against the firm in the Northern District, arguing that moving the dispute would put class members at an unfair disadvantage.