A former program manager under Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told a Georgia state legislative committee Thursday that she was banished to a file room and her work life was made a "hell" after she reported alleged misuse of federal grant funds.
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Ex-Staffer Of Fulton DA Testifies On Fund Misuse Allegations

By Chart Riggall

A former program manager under Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told a Georgia state legislative committee Thursday that she was banished to a file room and her work life was made a "hell" after she reported alleged misuse of federal grant funds.

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Ga. Judge Says Disorderly Law 'Likely Survives' Challenge

By Chart Riggall

A federal judge has declined to grant a Georgia man's request to block enforcement of the disorderly conduct ordinance he was arrested under in 2021, finding the law "likely survives" a constitutional challenge to its alleged limits on free speech rights.

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Man Can't Enforce Fatal Car Crash Settlement, Ga. Panel Says

By Kelcey Caulder

The Georgia Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed a trial court's rejection of a motion to enforce a presuit settlement in a case accusing a driver of fatally striking a man who was standing next to his vehicle on a highway's emergency lane, finding no agreement ever formed.

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DC Judge Bars Giuliani From Defaming Ga. Poll Workers

By Ali Sullivan

A D.C. federal judge has entered an injunction barring Rudy Giuliani from repeating lies that two Georgia poll workers meddled with the 2020 presidential election, resolving a second lawsuit the election workers launched after securing a $146 million judgment against the former New York City mayor.

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Ga. Fights Disbarred Atty's Reinstatement Bid At 11th Circ.

By Emily Johnson

Georgia's bar admissions office urged the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday to reject a disbarred Georgia attorney's attempt to regain her law license, arguing that she asserted a hypothetical injury because she didn't have an application to the state's bar at the time she filed the operative complaint.

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LITIGATION

22 States Seek To Defend EPA Heavy-Duty Truck GHG Rule

By Madeline Lyskawa

A coalition of 22 Democrat-led states and four cities moved to intervene on Thursday in defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's final rule establishing greenhouse gas emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles, arguing that vacating the rule would lead to direct injuries to state lands and resources.

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Legal Marketer, Ark. Firm Agree To End Trade Secrets Suit

By Rose Krebs

A legal marketing business has agreed to dismiss a Georgia federal lawsuit accusing an Arkansas law firm and others of stealing and profiting off its trade secrets, including a database of client leads for mass torts over talcum powder and heartburn medication.

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ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

Lockheed Urges 11th Circ. To Affirm Win In Solvent Suit

By Kelcey Caulder

Lockheed Martin Corp. asked the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday to uphold a Florida district court's rejection of a proposed expert's testimony purporting to link a now-deceased former employee's multiple sclerosis to her work-related exposure to industrial solvents.

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DOL Says 11th Circ. 'Alone' In ERISA Internal Remedy Stance

By Emmy Freedman

The U.S. Department of Labor urged the Eleventh Circuit to reinstate a lawsuit from former seafood company workers who claimed their employee stock ownership plan was overcharged in a $92 million deal, saying they didn't jump the gun by suing instead of pursuing claims internally.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Key Lessons From Recent Insurance Policy Reform Litigation

A review of recent case law reveals the wide range of misunderstandings that may arise between insurers and policyholders in the purchase and renewal of insurance policies, as well as the utility — and the limits — of reformation and related remedies for these misunderstandings, say Jad Khazem and Seth Tucker at Covington.

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The State Of Play In DEI And ESG 1 Year After Harvard Ruling

Almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, attorney general scrutiny of environmental, social and governance-related efforts indicates a potential path for corporate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to be targeted, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Analysis

Biden's Judicial Impact And What's Left On The Wish List

By Courtney Bublé

President Joe Biden secured confirmation of his 200th federal judge Wednesday and has transformed the judiciary by picking more women and people of color than any other president. But the upcoming election season could derail his hopes of confirming many more judges.

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Meet Biden's Latest Pennsylvania Picks For District Court

By P.J. D'Annunzio & Matthew Santoni

President Joe Biden has continued his trend of nominating public defenders to the federal bench, this time selecting two longtime defense attorneys to occupy vacancies in Pennsylvania.

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DOJ's Live Nation-Ticketmaster Suit: What You Should Know

The U.S. Department of Justice and a slew of state attorneys general filed a suit challenging the 2010 merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Here, catch up on Law360's coverage of the deal and those who have challenged it along the way – Taylor Swift fans, investors and regulators.

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Exiled Chinese Businessman Is No $1B Fraudster, Jury Told

By Stewart Bishop

Exiled Chinese businessman and purported billionaire Guo Wengui ran legitimate companies in support of a broad movement that opposed the Chinese Communist Party, his attorney told a Manhattan federal jury Friday, rather than what prosecutors say was a multifaceted $1 billion fraud.

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Menendez, Kasowitz Firm Spar Over Subpoena To Cooperator

By Elliot Weld

Amid his bribery trial, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey is urging a Manhattan federal judge to order a government cooperator to turn over communications involving his current counsel at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP and his former attorneys.

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McElroy Deutsch Seeks Win Against Ex-CFO After Guilty Plea

By Rose Krebs

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP is urging a New Jersey state court to order its former chief financial officer to pay roughly $1.5 million damages for "unauthorized compensation" he paid himself and force him to disgorge $5.4 million in pay he received from the firm.

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Ex-DOJ Atty Clark Says He Was Denied A Fair Ethics Hearing

By Alison Knezevich

Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark was denied a fair hearing in his Washington, D.C., ethics case and should not face punishment, he told an attorney disciplinary committee in a Thursday filing.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

By Sue Reisinger

Antitrust law took center stage this week as college general counsel try to figure out the what and how of paying student athletes under a new court ruling, and the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to break up the entertainment venue dominance of Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

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UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

By Max Austin

This past week in London has seen an IT engineer seek permission to search a landfill hiding a hard drive supposedly storing millions of pounds in bitcoin, Glencore take on legal action by American Century Investments, gold payment app Glint bring a breach of duty claim against FRP Advisory, and an ongoing dispute between a solicitor and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

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In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

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.

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Using A Children's Book Approach In Firm Marketing Content

From “The Giving Tree” to “Where the Wild Things Are,” most children’s books are easy to remember because they use simple words and numbers to tell stories with a human impact — a formula law firms should emulate in their marketing content to stay front of mind for potential clients, says Seema Desai Maglio at The Found Word.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Berger Fischoff

Bloom Parham

Bondurant Mixson

Bradley Arant

Brodhead Law LLC

Buckley LLP

Burnham & Gorokhov

Caldwell Carlson

Caplan Cobb

Clifford Chance

Clyde & Co

Covington & Burling

Crowell & Moring

DWF LLP

Davidoff Hutcher

Davis Polk

DuBose Miller

Duane Morris

Eversheds Sutherland

Fieldfisher

Fish & Richardson

Fox Rothschild

Fox Williams

Freeman Mathis

Gateley PLC

Greenberg Traurig

Hall Booth

Hamlins LLP

Harris St. Laurent

Hill Dickinson

Holland & Knight

Horwich Farrelly

Howes Percival

JMW Solicitors LLP

Johnson & Vines

Jones Day

Kasowitz Benson

KaurMaxwell

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Marino Tortorella

McDermott Will & Emery

McDonald & MacGregor

McElroy Deutsch

McKool Smith

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Mitchell & Shapiro

Morgan & Morgan

Oliver Maner

Pallas Partners

Paul Hastings

Penningtons Manches

Poole Huffman

Potter Clarkson

Pryor Cashman

Reed Smith

Rosen Hagood

Saporito Falcone

Schlichter Bogard

Spencer Fane

Stanley Esrey

Swift Currie

Webb Daniel Friedlander

Welsh & Recker

Wilkin Chapman

Williams & Connolly

Willkie Farr

Wimberly Lawson Steckel

Winston & Strawn

Young Thagard

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

AXA SA

AXA XL Ltd.

Academy Sports & Outdoors Inc.

American International Group Inc.

Atlantic Global Insurance Services

Avolon Holdings Ltd.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

BlackRock Inc.

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

British Broadcasting Corp.

Cincinnati Financial Corp.

Defender Association of Philadelphia

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.

EMCOR Group Inc.

Edison Electric Institute Inc.

Ferrari SpA

Ford Motor Co.

Fordham University

Glencore PLC

HSBC Holdings PLC

Icertis Inc.

Idaho Power Company

Integrys Energy Group Inc.

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Iron Ship Builders Blacksmiths Forgers & Helpers

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Jubilee Holdings Ltd.

Live Nation Entertainment Inc.

Lockheed Martin Corp.

Major Lindsey & Africa LLC

Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

MilliporeSigma

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. Ltd.

Mondelez International Inc.

NASDAQ Inc.

NBCUniversal Media LLC

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Mining Association

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

New Jersey Transit Corp.

Norfolk Southern Corp.

Pac-12 Enterprises LLC

Paysafe Group PLC

Pegasus Capital Advisors LP

PetroChina Company Limited

QBE Insurance Group Ltd.

ROC Nation LLC

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

Swissport International Ltd.

Tesla Inc.

Texas Public Policy Foundation

The District of Columbia Bar

The New York Times Co.

United Mine Workers of America

University of Virginia

Wells Fargo & Co.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Companies House

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

European Commission

European Union

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia General Assembly

Georgia Supreme Court

National Labor Relations Board

Superior Court of Fulton County

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia