A Georgia federal jury awarded over $2.35 million Thursday to a man who was shot when his Sig Sauer handgun accidentally fired in its holster, finding the company was negligent when it failed to put a trigger-mounted safety on its popular P320 pistol.
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Ga. Jury Awards $2.35M To Victim Of Sig Sauer Misfire

By Chart Riggall

A Georgia federal jury awarded over $2.35 million Thursday to a man who was shot when his Sig Sauer handgun accidentally fired in its holster, finding the company was negligent when it failed to put a trigger-mounted safety on its popular P320 pistol.

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Judge Who Faced Ethics Trial Arrested At Atlanta Nightclub

By Kelcey Caulder

A Georgia probate judge who has been the subject of a years-long judicial misconduct investigation was booked at the Fulton County Jail on Thursday after being arrested in the early morning hours.

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Ga. Panel Says $3M Damages Should Be Cut In Crash Case

By Madeline Lyskawa

The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed and vacated a trial court's $3 million compensatory damages award in a case in which a Southern Oil Refinery LLC truck driver rear-ended another vehicle, killing three people.

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Trump Says Willis Can't Erase DQ Appeal In Election Case

By Emily Johnson

Former president Donald Trump urged the Georgia Court of Appeals on Thursday to keep alive his appeal of a trial court's decision that blocked Trump's bid to have Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis disqualified from the election interference case against him and co-defendants, arguing that his appeal involves issues of law.

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LITIGATION

Athletes Want Advocates Kept Out Of NCAA Trans Policy Fight

By Elaine BriseƱo

A group of female college athletes sought to keep the National Women's Law Center out of its transgender policy dispute with the NCAA, slamming the advocacy organization in Georgia federal court on Wednesday for its attack on the plaintiffs' "legitimate views on biology." 

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No Coverage Owed For Totaled Vehicle, Ga. Panel Says

By Ganesh Setty

A Georgia car dealership's insurer has no duty to cover costs it incurred after a man totaled his recently purchased vehicle while evading police, a state appeals court ruled, highlighting the distinction between an applicable exclusion and an invalid policy. 

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Logistics Cos. Face Skilled Worker Visa Misuse Class Action

By Emilie Ruscoe

A pair of logistics companies in the United States face a proposed worker class action alleging they misled prospective employees in Mexico about purported engineering roles that, in reality, were menial labor.

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Ex-Satellite Tech Drops Wage Suit Against Dish Retailer

By Abby Wargo

A satellite technician dropped his proposed collective action accusing his former employer of misclassifying him and his co-workers as independent contractors and depriving them of overtime wages, according to a dismissal notice filed in Georgia federal court.

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Brief

Parties Reach Resolution Ending Ga. Shipwreck Suit

By Kelcey Caulder

An agreement has been reached ending a lawsuit brought against the companies that owned, chartered, operated and salvaged the MV Golden Ray, a cargo ship that capsized off Georgia's coast, according to a joint stipulation filed Tuesday in Georgia federal court.

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ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

11th Circ. Upholds $2.5M Pelvic Mesh Verdict, Rules Suit Timely

By Mike Curley

The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday refused to throw out a woman's $2.5 million victory against Coloplast Corp. in a suit alleging she was implanted with defective pelvic mesh, saying the evidence does not support a conclusion that her claim was filed too late.

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11th Circ. Backs Stryker's Defeat Of Fired Worker's Leave Suit

By Grace Elletson

The Eleventh Circuit refused Thursday to revive a suit claiming medical technology company Stryker illegally fired a worker on leave awaiting the birth of his child, ruling that because the leave didn't formally kick in until the child was born, his termination was fair game.

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11th Circ. Nixes J&J Sunscreen Benzene MDL Settlement

By Mike Curley

The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday vacated an order granting approval to a settlement resolving claims that Johnson & Johnson sold sunscreens containing benzene, saying a pair of circuit court decisions since the approval mean the deal needs another look.

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Fla. Calls Abortion Drug Case Irrelevant To Migrant Parole Suit

By Alyssa Aquino

Florida has rebuffed the Biden administration's efforts to use a high court ruling maintaining access to the abortion drug mifepristone to nix challenges to its migrant parole policies, telling the Eleventh Circuit that the healthcare case is unrelated to the immigration one.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

What 11th Circ. Fearless Fund Ruling Means For DEI In Courts

The Eleventh Circuit's recent backing of a freeze on the Fearless Fund's grants to women of color building new companies marks the latest major development in litigation related to diversity, equity and inclusion and may be used to question other DEI programs targeted at providing opportunities to certain classes of individuals, say attorneys at Simpson Thacher.

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How Associates Can Build A Professional Image

As hybrid work arrangements become the norm in the legal industry, early-career attorneys must be proactive in building and maintaining a professional presence in both physical and digital settings, ensuring that their image aligns with their long-term career goals, say Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners and Estelle Winsett at Estelle Winsett Professional Image Consulting.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Bonus Spotlight

McKool Smith Handing Out Midyear Bonuses Of Up To $30K

By Xiumei Dong

McKool Smith PC will be awarding midyear bonuses of up to $30,000 to its principals, associates and senior counsel, according to an internal email sent Thursday by Chairman David Sochia.

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Ex-CFO Ends Bias Suit Against Anderson Kill In New York

By Rose Krebs

A disability discrimination lawsuit filed in New York federal court against insurance recovery law firm Anderson Kill PC by its former chief financial officer has been voluntarily dismissed per a stipulated order submitted by the litigation parties.

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Justices Keep Domestic Abusers Disarmed, Clarify Bruen

By Marco Poggio and Katie Buehler

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Texas man's constitutional challenge to a federal law prohibiting people subject to domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms Friday, providing limited guidance to lower courts on how to apply the high court's Second Amendment historical analogue test.

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Justices Strengthen Jury Trial Rights For Stiffer Sentences

By Jeff Overley

The constitutional rights to due process and trial by jury extend to a pivotal prong of a prominent sentencing enhancement for recidivism, the U.S. Supreme Court held in a Friday decision that casts doubt on many incarcerations and promises to reshape future trials.

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Trump Says AG Can't Appoint Prosecutor In Mar-A-Lago Case

By Carolina Bolado

Attorney General Merrick Garland did not have the statutory authority to promote an independent special counsel to prosecute former President Donald Trump over his allegedly illegal retention of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate, Trump's attorneys told a Florida federal judge Friday.

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Manhattan DA Seeks To Retain Trump Gag Order, Amid Threats

By Stewart Bishop

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office urged a New York state judge Friday to leave in place most restrictions of the gag order preventing Donald Trump from speaking publicly about witnesses, jurors and others tied to his criminal trial, citing a barrage of threats from his supporters in recent months — including "actionable" death threats before and after the verdict.

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Attys Accused Of Judge Shopping Must Share Public Remarks

By Emily Sawicki

Attorneys accused of judge shopping two 2022 suits challenging an Alabama law criminalizing some gender-affirming care for transgender youths have been given 48 hours to turn over any public statements, releases or other information they or their organizations have shared about the disciplinary proceedings, just days ahead of a Monday hearing.

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Delaware's Corporate Law Debate Left 'Blood On The Floor'

By Jeff Montgomery

Delaware lawmakers have settled, for now, a rare, bitter, national fight over director rights to cede some powers to big stockholders, but the "Moelis" debate has also boosted friction between board and stockholder camps, with one retired law professor saying underlying litigation had left "blood on the floor."

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Ex-Trump Aide Must Face Hunter Biden's Data Hack Suit

By Gina Kim

A California federal judge has refused to toss Hunter Biden's lawsuit accusing a former Trump White House aide of obtaining and publishing emails and photos purportedly taken from his laptop, finding Biden sufficiently alleged the aide illegally accessed a "protected computer" defined under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. 

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Girardi Wants To Block Evidence Of Ex-Clients' Injuries At Trial

By Ryan Boysen

At the upcoming fraud trial of disgraced attorney Tom Girardi, his defense attorneys want to exclude any mention of the horrific injuries suffered by the clients he allegedly stole from, while prosecutors want to introduce evidence that he allegedly spent $25 million to fund the lavish lifestyle of his former celebrity girlfriend.

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'Clearly Relevant' Fraud Claims Stay In Lin Wood Slander Trial

By Chart Riggall

Ahead of a trial where controversial attorney Lin Wood will face claims that he defamed his former law partners, a Georgia federal judge on Friday refused to keep out as evidence two state court lawsuits in which Wood is accused of stiffing them on legal fees and sheltering cash behind a real estate venture.

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Ohio Atty Reinstated After Flinging Feces-Filled Pringles Can

By Rachel Rippetoe

An Ohio criminal defense attorney suspended for filling a Pringles can with his own feces and throwing it in the parking lot of a victim advocacy center was reinstated this week, according to a court filing.

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AAA, Worker End Sex Bias Suit After Missed Eclipse Day Depo

By Patrick Hoff

AAA and a former insurance agent told a Florida federal court Friday that they've settled the ex-employee's gender discrimination lawsuit amid a fight over how much his attorney owes the organization for missing a deposition because he was traveling to see April's solar eclipse.

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Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

By Kevin Penton

Attorney Jonathan Mitchell and the New Civil Liberties Alliance lead this week's edition of Law360's Legal Lions, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives does not have the authority to ban firearm accessories known as bump stocks.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

By Sue Reisinger

Workers have filed a new suit accusing Tesla of failing to stop racist behavior and sexual harassment in two California factories, despite previous lawsuits. And the former head of AIG's Legal Operations Center has lost his appeal on his claim that he was fired in retaliation for pointing out alleged fraud. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​

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

By Max Austin

This past week in London has seen JD Wetherspoon sue a Welsh pub over its name in the Intellectual Property Court, ex-professional boxer Amir Khan and his wife file libel action against an influencer, the Performing Right Society hit with a competition claim over music licensing, and Manolete Partners bring action against the directors of a bust investment firm. 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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Series

Glassblowing Makes Me A Better Lawyer

I never expected that glassblowing would strongly influence my work as an attorney, but it has taught me the importance of building a solid foundation for your work, learning from others and committing to a lifetime of practice, says Margaret House at Kalijarvi Chuzi.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Aaron & Partners LLP

Alston & Bird

Anderson Kill

Badham & Buck

Bainbridge Mims

Baker McKenzie

Bartlett LLP

Beal Sutherland

Bernstein Litowitz

Bouhan Falligant

Boyd Law Firm LLC

Brand Woodward

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Campbell & Williams

Campbell Johnston

Carlton Fields

Christensen Hsu

Clyde & Co

Continental PLLC

Cooley LLP

Cooper & Kirk

Copeland Franco

Cravath Swaine

DAC Beachcroft

DLA Piper

Davis Polk

Dominick Feld

Downey & Cleveland

Drew Eckl

Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae

Earth & Water Law

Ellis Painter

Evans Law

Farella Braun

Fieldfisher

Fields Howell

Fisher & Phillips

Florin Gray

Fox Williams

Freeman Mathis

Freeths LLP

Gibson Dunn

Girardi & Keese

Gowling WLG

Greenberg Traurig

Hall & Lampros

Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute

Hill Dickinson

Hogan Lovells

Hueston Hennigan

Hunter Maclean

Hunton Andrews

Jackson Lewis PC

Jenner & Block

John Exum Law

Jones Day

Kalijarvi Chuzi

Keller Postman

Kemp Jones

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Klosinski Overstreet

Kroger Gardis

Latham & Watkins

Lewis Silkin

Lightfoot Franklin

Liskow & Lewis

Littler Mendelson

Littleton Joyce

Macfarlanes LLP

McKool Smith

McLaughlin & Stern

Morgan Lewis

Nall & Miller

NechelesLaw

Norton Rose

O'Melveny & Myers

Parker McCay

Patterson Belknap

Perkins Coie

Phelps Dunbar

Pinsent Masons

Poole Huffman

Preiskel & Co.

Quinn Emanuel

Radford Scott LLP

Ropes & Gray

Saltz Mongeluzzi

Sasso & Sasso

Schaerr Jaffe

Schouest Bamdas

Sheppard Mullin

Shook Hardy

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Spratt Endicott

Stack & Associates PC

Stein Sperling

Stris & Maher

Taylor English

Tousley Brain

Wade Grunberg

Wagstaff & Cartmell

Ward Hadaway

Webb Daniel Friedlander

Williams & Connolly

Winston & Strawn

Young & Ma

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Accenture PLC

Alliance Defending Freedom

Amazon.com Inc.

American Civil Liberties Union

American International Group Inc.

Apple Inc.

BNSF Railway Co.

Barclays PLC

British Broadcasting Corp.

CVS Health Corp.

Cargill Inc.

Coloplast A/S

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Debenhams PLC

Delaware State Bar Association

Energizer Holdings Inc.

Evergreen Marine Corp.

Exxon Mobil Corp.

Ford Motor Co.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

Georgia State University

Hyundai Glovis Co. Ltd.

Instagram Inc.

Johnson & Johnson

Kiteworks

Lambda Legal Defense & Educational Fund

LinkedIn Corp.

Live Nation Entertainment Inc.

ManpowerGroup Inc.

McAfee Inc.

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

Moelis & Co.

NVIDIA Corp.

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Rifle Association of America

National Women's Law Center

New Civil Liberties Alliance

New York City Bar Association

Norton Lilly International Inc.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

PG&E Corp.

Paramount Global

Pfizer Inc.

Qatar Investment Authority

Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC

Sales Inc.

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd.

Southern Poverty Law Center Inc.

Starbucks Corp.

Stryker Corp.

Tesla Inc.

The Boeing Co.

The District of Columbia Bar

The Progressive Corp.

TikTok Inc.

United Network for Organ Sharing

Volkswagen AG

YouTube Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Alabama Attorney General's Office

California Civil Rights Department

Companies House

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Financial Conduct Authority

Florida Supreme Court

Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission

Georgia Supreme Court

Manhattan District Attorney's Office

NAFTA

National Archives and Records Administration

New York City Police Department

Ohio Supreme Court

Superior Court of Fulton County

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

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

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

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

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia