Lucy Koh

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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 02.03.16

    * Sorry, Berners, but you’ll have to start the revolution somewhere else: Students at Georgetown Law have been barred from campaigning for Bernie Sanders on campus because administrators say it would threaten the law school’s tax-exempt status. [Hit & Run / Reason]

    * A group from Kasowitz Benson’s lucrative insurance recovery practice, including its leader, Robin Cohen, is leaving for McKool Smith, but name partner Marc Kasowitz doesn’t seem to mind one bit. He says it’ll help the firm out in the long run. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg BNA]

    * Obama is expected to nominate Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California, she of the Apple v. Samsung patent feud, to the Ninth Circuit. It’s too bad the likelihood of her getting through the Senate right now is “close to zero.” [San Jose Mercury News]

    * Hole singer Courtney Love’s “Twibel” (Twitter plus libel) victory against her ex-lawyer in the first case to ever go to trial over a defamatory tweet was recently upheld by a California appellate court. Retweet and Like. [THR, ESQ. / Hollywood Reporter]

    * Mmm, cheese-product sticks! Fast-food conglomerate McDonald’s is facing a class-action suit over its sometimes cheeseless mozzarella sticks, with allegations that they’re not made with “100 percent real cheese” and “real mozzarella” as advertised. [Eater]

    56 Comments / / Feb 3, 2016 at 8:56 AM
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    Biglaw, Intellectual Property, Lateral Moves, Musical Chairs, Partner Issues

    Musical Chairs: A Quinn Emanuel Partner’s Mysterious Departure

    Why did a Quinn Emanuel partner suddenly withdraw from the Apple v. Samsung case — and then from the firm altogether?

    16 Comments / / Oct 23, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    Biglaw, Billable Hours, California, Department of Justice, Federal Judges, Football, In-House Counsel, Law Schools, LSAT, Money, Morning Docket, Trademarks

    Morning Docket: 10.22.12

    * “You’re paying a partner $800 to $1,000 an hour and they’re charging you because they ordered sushi.” In-house counsel are paying more attention to their bills, and they’re refusing to pay for things like photocopies and food. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

    * According to litigators, who are the ten most notable federal district court judges to watch? Three come from S.D.N.Y., but one from N.D. Cal. captured our hearts this summer when she asked counsel for Apple if he was “smoking crack.” [American Lawyer]

    * A guide for law students with disabilities says: “If you are thinking that you’re a shoe-in for LSAT accommodations since you had accommodations in undergrad, think again.” But thanks to these suits, LSAC’s policies may soon be changing. [National Law Journal]

    * Seeing as there are only nine law schools in Illinois, and given the abysmal job market for new law grads, it’s clear the state needs a tenth school. Say hello to Bradley University College of Law. [Peoria Journal Star]

    * Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow trademarked “Tebowing.” Yes, seriously. But don’t worry, he didn’t do it to make money, he just wants to “control how it’s used, make sure it’s used in the right way.” [Washington Post]

    0 Comments / / Oct 22, 2012 at 9:12 AM