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Biden Names Prosecutors, Judge For 3 District Courts

By Courtney Bublé

President Joe Biden announced nominees Wednesday for district courts in Minnesota, California and Pennsylvania.

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Associate Sues Kaufman Dolowich Alleging Disability Bias

By James Boyle

A former associate with national law firm Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP claims in a federal lawsuit that attorneys at the firm's Philadelphia office discriminated against him after he asked for accommodations for his hearing impairment.

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Judge Won't Trim $18M Shareholder Settlement Coverage Suit

By Jennifer Mandato

A Pennsylvania federal judge declined to toss certain bad faith allegations against an insurer accused of wrongfully denying coverage for an $18 million settlement between an asset management company and a group of shareholders, adopting a magistrate judge's recommendation that the company sufficiently alleged its claim of bad faith.

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Teams Can't Prop Up Fox Philly TV License, Group Says

By Jared Foretek

The group of advocates calling for Fox's Philadelphia affiliate to lose its broadcast license over its parent company's 2020 election coverage is pushing back against claims from three of the city's sports teams, saying the station's sports content is beside the point.

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ENFORCEMENT

2 Men Get Prison For Plot To Sell Iranian Oil To China

By P.J. D'Annunzio

Two men convicted for their role in a scheme to sell Iranian oil to a Chinese company have been sentenced to nearly four years in prison each, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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LITIGATION

Worker Hits Lumber Co. With 401(k) Fee, Investment Suit

By Emmy Freedman

A lumber company violated federal benefits law by choosing expensive, poor-performing funds for its employee retirement plan and saddling participants with lofty fees, according to a new lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania federal court.

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32 AGs Urge Justices Take Up Okla. PBM Law Fight

By Kellie Mejdrich

Thirty-two attorneys general urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up Oklahoma's petition for review of a Tenth Circuit decision holding that federal law preempted portions of a state law regulating pharmacy benefit managers, arguing the justices needed to intervene to resolve a circuit split.

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Brief

Shareholders To Settle Discovery-AT&T Merger Suit In Del.

By Leslie A. Pappas

Former shareholders of Discovery Inc. who sued in Delaware's Court of Chancery over the media entertainment company's $43 billion merger with AT&T in 2022 have agreed to settle their class action and intend to finalize settlement documentation by July 5, the parties told the court late on Tuesday.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Litigation Inspiration: Attys Can Be Heroic Like Olympians

Although litigation won’t earn anyone an Olympic medal in Paris this summer, it can be worthy of the same lasting honor if attorneys exercise focused restraint — seeking both their clients’ interests and those of the court — instead of merely pursuing every advantage short of sanctionable conduct, says Bennett Rawicki at Hilgers Graben.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Analysis

How 3 Firms Cleared 2 Ex-Autonomy Execs In HP Fraud Case

By Bonnie Eslinger

A California federal jury's rejection last week of fraud charges against the founder and former finance vice president of British software company Autonomy validated an approach by the defendants' three law firms — Steptoe, Clifford Chance and Bird Marella — to form a "seamless" collaboration throughout the trial, from jury selection to closing arguments.

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Senate Panel OKs Fix For Federal Courts' 'Genuine Crisis'

By Courtney Bublé

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted out unanimously on Thursday a bipartisan bill to create 66 new and temporary judgeships to alleviate the federal courts' workload.

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Contentious Del. Corporate Law Changes Sail Through Senate

By Jeff Montgomery

After triggering rare public dissent, a multipart Delaware general corporation law amendment that would let boards cede some governance rights to big stockholders whisked through the state's Senate on Thursday without debate or an opposing vote, with a House vote expected as early as next week.

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Rutgers Fights Law School Vice Dean Subpoena In Bias Suit

By Jake Maher

Rutgers University argued in New Jersey state court this week that an attempt from a Jewish law student to subpoena the law school's vice dean for documents is really a means to "harass" the university because the student has already subpoenaed Rutgers for the same information.

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Confronting The Psychological Toll Of Personal Injury Law

Personal injury lawyers advocate for clients who have experienced trauma, loss and life-altering injuries, but these cases can have an emotional impact on attorneys themselves — so it is crucial to address these challenges proactively and openly, and normalize the conversation around mental health in the legal profession, says Lisa Lanier at Lanier Law Group.

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Series

Playing Chess Makes Me A Better Lawyer

There are many ways that chess skills translate directly into lawyer skills, but for me, the bigger career lessons go beyond the direct parallels — playing chess has shown me the value of seeing gradual improvement in and focusing deep concentration on a nonwork endeavor, says attorney Steven Fink.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Akin Gump

Archer & Greiner

Bernstein Litowitz

Bird Marella

Clement & Murphy

Clifford Chance

Hangley Aronchick

Hilgers Graben

Javerbaum Wurgaft

Kaufman Dolowich

Kennedys Law LLP

Kessler Topaz

Labaton Keller

Lanier Law Group

Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh

Law Office of Steven J. Fink PLLC

Law Offices of Eric A. Shore

Mazie Slater

McDermott Will & Emery

Morvillo Abramowitz

Reed Smith

Robins Kaplan

Saul Ewing

Saxton & Stump

Steptoe LLP

Stoel Rives

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

84 Lumber Co.

CNA Financial Corp.

Delaware State Bar Association

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.

Federated Hermes Inc.

Fox Corp.

Getty Images Holdings Inc.

Moelis & Co.

PG&E Corp.

Pew Research Center

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association

Southeastern University

T. Rowe Price Group Inc.

Temple University

TikTok Inc.

Total Quality Logistics Inc.

Warner Bros. Discovery Inc.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Delaware Court of Chancery

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Communications Commission

Judicial Conference of the United States

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Department of Justice

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 Northern District of California

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

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

U.S. Government Accountability Office

U.S. Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio