WARN letters

  • DaNae Couch

    Andrew Cuomo, B for Beauty, Biglaw, Department of Justice, FTC, Google / Search Engines, Law Schools, Morning Docket, New York Times, Patents, State Judges, Wall Street Journal

    Morning Docket: 01.04.13

    * The Department of Justice has reached yet another settlement in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill case, this time with Transocean Ltd. for $1.4 billion in civil and criminal penalties and fines. [National Law Journal]

    * “[W]ith success comes regulatory scrutiny.” Google convinced the FTC to close its ongoing antitrust probe by promising to change its allegedly shady patent usage and purportedly skewed search terms. [Bloomberg]

    * According to Littler Mendelson, federal contractors might want to consider sending out sequestration-related layoff notices to employees in order to comply with the WARN Act. America, f**k yeah! [Government Executive]

    * Governor Andrew Cuomo will have a major impact on the New York Court of Appeals when appointing new judges. It could be a partisan decision, but his father, former Governor Mario Cuomo, insists his son will leave politics at home. [Capital New York]

    * When you write in defense of the value proposition of law school, you wind up in the op-ed pages of the NYT. When you tell the truth about it, you wind up in the opinion pages of the WSJ. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

    * Remember Danae Couch, the Texas Tech law student who was crowned as Miss Texas? She’ll compete for the Miss America title next weekend. If you’d like to help her become a finalist, you can vote for her here! [KFYO]

    0 Comments / / Jan 4, 2013 at 9:11 AM
  • John Edwards

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, California, Crime, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Dorsey & Whitney, Immigration, John Edwards, Law Schools, Layoffs, Money, Morning Docket, Religion, Staff Layoffs, Trials, Utah

    Morning Docket: 05.17.12

    * What information Dewey know about the ongoing criminal investigation that’s being conducted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office? From the sound of it, ex-chairman Steven Davis’s LeBoeuf may be cooked. [Am Law Daily (reg. req.)]

    * Dewey know when to admit defeat? A spokesman for the failing firm has insisted that it’s “not formally closed.” Great, because that’ll certainly make it easier to prepare for the involuntary bankruptcy filing that’s in the works. [Reuters]

    * Meanwhile, D&L amended its WARN notice with the New York State Department of Labor to raise its total employee count by 100, for a grand total of 533 — 433 of whom have been laid off thus far. [Bloomberg]

    * “The defense wasn’t sexy, but the defense doesn’t want sexy. It wants an acquittal.” John Edwards’s legal team rested its case yesterday without calling any of the major players involved to testify. [Associated Press]

    * Show me your papers: the California Supreme Court will be deciding whether a law license should be granted to an illegal immigrant who’s already been certified by the State Bar of California. [Los Angeles Times]

    * Thank you, Jesus! Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law now has an additional $4M in its collection plate to put toward a new building thanks to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [National Law Journal]

    4 Comments / / May 17, 2012 at 9:10 AM
  • Dewey LeBoeuf logo large

    Arnold & Porter, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Dissolution, ERISA, Lateral Moves, Musical Chairs, Partner Issues

    L’Affaire LeBoeuf: The Latest Links and News

    Dewey & LeBoeuf is preparing itself for the afterlife: it’s shedding overseas offices, sending partners packing, and finding new takers for its real estate (and its pension obligations).

    50 Comments / / May 16, 2012 at 3:51 PM
  • dominique-strauss-kahn-laughing

    Dewey & LeBoeuf, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Perks / Fringe Benefits, Small Law Firms, Technology

    Morning Docket: 05.16.12

    * When Dewey tell the world that we’re dead, but not yet buried? The firm filed a notice with the New York State Department of Labor listing its closing date as yesterday. And what’s their reason for doing so? “Economic.” [Am Law Daily (sub. req.)]

    * “The continuing loss of revenue-generating partners and Dewey’s debt load has culminated in the imminent demise of Dewey.” Damn, the PBGC certainly doesn’t mince words. Say hello to the flailing firm’s latest lawsuit of many. [Reuters]

    * A judge reinstated Le-Nature’s $500M case against K&L Gates for failure to detect fraud. Hope the firm has a half-billion lying around — they haven’t been doing too well with the whole honesty thing lately. [Businessweek]

    * You stay classy, DSK! Your aggravated pimp hand is strong! Dominique Strauss-Kahn filed a $1M countersuit against Nafissatou Diallo because she “ruined his life, personally and professionally.” [Wall Street Journal]

    * Conspiring to price fix? There’s an app for that! A federal judge denied Apple’s and several book publisher’s motions to dismiss a consumer class-action lawsuit about e-book pricing. [Media Decoder / New York Times]

    * Now this is some backwards ass Fern Gully sh*t. A judge refused to dismiss Chevron’s racketeering and fraud lawsuit against New York attorney Steven Donziger for his work done in Ecuador. [New York Law Journal]

    * Thomas Jefferson Law will be the site of the next solo incubator. This is a great way to keep your grads from suing you (not to mention a great way to increase your employed-at-nine-months rate). [National Law Journal]

    2 Comments / / May 16, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Dewey LeBoeuf logo large

    Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Drinking, Paralegals, Pictures, Weirdness

    Dewey Have Cause for Rejoicing? Some Strange and Humorous Reactions to a Law Firm’s Fall

    Emotional responses to the Dewey & LeBoeuf debacle have ranged from sadness to anger to… the just plain weird and funny.

    29 Comments / / May 15, 2012 at 4:30 PM
  • Dewey LeBoeuf logo large

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Dissolution, Labor / Employment, Layoffs, Litigators

    Dewey Know When LeBoeuf Is Cooked? When Associates Are Laid Off En Masse

    Many of the associates who are still at Dewey & LeBoeuf received bad news today.

    137 Comments / / May 8, 2012 at 2:16 PM
  • WARN Act

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Dissolution, Labor / Employment, Layoffs, Staff Layoffs

    When Dewey WARN People?

    Dewey warns people to prepare for the worst…

    255 Comments / / May 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM
  • Howrey LLP, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.05.11

    * Harvard Law School exams used to be easier. Think about that the next time you hear about grade inflation. [The Volokh Conspiracy] * Speaking of things getting harder, this seems like proof that the Bluebook exists to propagate sales of the Bluebook. [Josh Blackman’s Blog] * And yet the Bluebook hasn’t been updated to […]

    16 Comments / / Apr 5, 2011 at 5:23 PM
  • Biglaw, Dissolution, Howrey LLP, Job Searches, Musical Chairs, Partner Issues

    Howrey LLP, RIP: Partnership Votes to Dissolve

    The partners of the law firm of Howrey LLP, founded in 1956, have voted to dissolve the existing Howrey partnership. The dissolution will take effect on March 15, 2011, according to a press release that was issued earlier tonight by the firm. The firm’s chairman and CEO, Robert Ruyak, has not been the most popular […]

    72 Comments / / Mar 9, 2011 at 8:28 PM

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