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  • Five Signs a Judge is Upset: Clinton Emails Edition

    By Zoe Tillman

    The U.S. Department of State missed a court-ordered deadline to produce emails from Hillary Clinton's private server, and now the judge wants answers.

  • ABA Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Adopt Cameras

    By Tony Mauro

    The American Bar Association, an early opponent of cameras in courtrooms, urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to "record and make available" video of its oral arguments. Acting at its midyear meeting in San Diego, the association's governing House of Delegates approved a resolution submitted by its Young Lawyers Division aimed at making the high court more accessible.

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Regulation

  • SEC Responds to Whistleblower Who Challenged Agency Delay

    By C. Ryan Barber

    A purported whistleblower who, last December, turned to a federal appeals court to force U.S. securities regulators to act on their delay in processing his award claim has received a response from the agency after a three-year wait. Neither court papers, nor an attorney for the whistleblower, indicated whether the preliminary determination was favorable to the tipster.

  • Judge Criticizes Tobacco Lawyers' 'Ridiculous' Litigation Strategy

    By Zoe Tillman

    U.S. tobacco companies on Monday drew the ire of a federal judge in Washington, who accused them of trying to "stall" their obligation to pay for public ads about the health risks of smoking.

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Litigation

  • Five Signs a Judge is Upset: Clinton Emails Edition

    By Zoe Tillman

    The U.S. Department of State missed a court-ordered deadline to produce emails from Hillary Clinton's private server, and now the judge wants answers.

  • The Am Law 100, The Early Numbers: Steptoe's Turn-Around Cuts Lawyers Yet Grows Revenue

    By Katelyn Polantz

    Sometimes law firms have to have bad years before they have good. At Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, 2015 finally brought the latter. "We set a plan and it's working," said Phil West, after his second year as firm chairman. In fiscal year 2015, the firm grew its gross revenue by $5 million to $357.5 million, a 1.4 percent increase, the firm reported to the American Lawyer this month. Revenue per lawyer rose by $40,000 to $955,000. And profits per partner were up $30,000 to $940,000.

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