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Cooley Got The Bonus Party Started But Doesn’t Sound Like They’ll Be Following The Leader

Well, at least some money is better than none.
Tags: Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Cooley, COVID-19, Associate Bonus Watch 2020


Orrick Rolls Back All COVID-19 Salary Cuts

They're committing to matching last year's bonus scale, too (but no fall bonuses).
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Orrick, COVID-19, Salary Cuts


Weil Offers A New Take On Fall Bonuses — They’re Hours-Based, And They’re HUGE

For big billers, that is. Have you billed enough to make bank?
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Weil, Weil Gotshal, COVID-19


Billion-Dollar Biglaw Firm Kills Its COVID Salary Cuts

Plus, bonuses are still on the horizon for 'extraordinary' performance.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, K&L Gates, COVID-19, Salary Cuts


Biglaw Firms’ Lack Of Transparency During COVID-19 Is Making Associates Anxious

If there were ever a time to take associate mental health seriously, that time is now.
Tags: Law, Mental Health, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, COVID-19


Court Denies Remand of COVID-19 Case

    The federal district court rejected a challenge to its diversity jurisdiction and rejected the insured's attempt to remand the COVID-19 claims back to state court. Vandelay Hospitality Group LP v. Cincinnati Ins. Co. , 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149196 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 18, 2020).     Vandelay purchased a commercial property policy from Cincinnati through Swingle Collins, its registered broker, and its employee, Baron Cass. The policy was "all risk" and purported to insure three of Vandelay's rest...
Tags: Texas, Insurance, Ohio, Cincinnati, Cass, Tred Eyerly, First Party Insurance, All-Risk Policy, Removal, Cincinnati Ins, Vandelay, COVID-19, COVID, Vandelay Hospitality Group LP, Swingle Collins, Swingle Collins Cincinnati


Magic Circle Firm Enters The Special Bonus Fray

Associates at the firm are very excited.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Freshfields, COVID-19, Associate Bonus Watch 2020


Simpson Thacher Enters The COVID-19 Biglaw Bonus Wars

This compensation leader doesn't want to be outdone by anyone.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Simpson Thacher, COVID-19


Pentagon Got $1 Billion to Fight Coronavirus, Bought Drones, Jet Parts, and Body Armor Instead: Report

The Pentagon has spent the $1 billion it received through the CARES Act on personal protective equipment, medical gear, and other emergency response supplies to support the nation’s teetering healthcare system. Read more...
Tags: Health, Security, Politics, Science, Technology, Congress, War, Military, US military, Pentagon, Military Industrial Complex, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, CARES Act


Thanks To COVID-19, Biglaw Summer Associates Are Very Concerned About Job Security, Money

What matters most to summer associates? Here's some insight.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Law Students, Summer Associates, Coronavirus, COVID-19


The spread of ancient infectious diseases offers insight into COVID-19

A University of Otago researcher investigates the spread of disease in ancient Vietnam. The infectious disease, yaws, has been with us for thousands of years with no known cure. Using archaeology to investigate disease offers clues into modern-day pandemics. Humans are accustomed to progress. We can travel to the planet's farthest reaches in a matter of hours—a day, at most. Imagining otherwise is impossible. Sure, we can think about it, but our scope of time is limited to generations, not epo...
Tags: UK, China, Society, Innovation, Agriculture, New Zealand, Disease, Archaeology, World Health Organization, Siberia, Vietnam, Derek, Twitter Facebook, University of Otago, Man Bac, COVID-19


Don’t Freak Out About Applying To Law School During The Pandemic

The LSAT-Flex may be your only option, but it's a solid one.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, LSAT, Kaplan Test Prep, Jeff Thomas, COVID-19, LSAT-Flex


Morning Docket: 09.22.20

* An attorney involved in an apparent extortion scheme involving Roundup litigation has been sentenced to two years in prison. Guess he's the one getting round up now... [Law360] * The New York Attorney General is readying for litigation after the Department of Justice labeled New York City an "anarchist jurisdiction." [CNBC] * A lawyer is attempting to delay the execution of his client by arguing that the lawyer is vulnerable to COVID-19 but still should be present during his client's execu...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Roundup, Law, New York City, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cnbc, Ginsburg, Indiana Public Media, Morning Docket, New York Attorney General, COVID-19


Texas Federal District Court Dismisses COVID-19 Claim

    Judge Ezra, formerly on the bench in Hawaii, dismissed a COVID-19 claim pursued by a Texas policy holder. Diesel Barbershop, LLC v. State Farm Lloyds , 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147276 (W.D. Texas Aug. 13, 2020).     Local and state officials in Texas issued shutdown orders in March 2020 due to the spread of the cornavirus. All non-essential businesses, including the insureds' barbershop businesses, were ordered closed from April 2, 2020 until April 30, 2020. The insureds submitted a claim for ...
Tags: Texas, Insurance, Hawaii, State Farm, Ezra, Tred Eyerly, Business Interruption, First Party Insurance, Texas Federal District Court, Civil Authority, State Farm Lloyds, COVID-19, Diesel Barbershop LLC


Sullivan & Cromwell Makes A Move In COVID-19 Bonus War

Associates will get a nice monetary thank you from the firm -- but when?
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Sullivan, Cromwell, Sullivan & Cromwell, COVID-19, Associate Bonus Watch 2020


Another Elite Law Firm Pushes Special Bonus Decision To December

This year's bonus season is shaping up to be quite interesting.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Boutique Law Firms, Selendy & Gay, COVID-19, Associate Bonus Watch 2020


Texas District Court Dismisses COVID-19 Claim

    Judge Ezra, formerly on the bench in Hawaii, dismissed a COVID-19 claim pursued by a Texas policy holder. Diesel Barbershop, LLC v. State Farm Lloyds , 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147276 (W.D. Texas Aug. 13, 2020).     Local and state officials in Texas issued shutdown orders in March 2020 due to the spread of the cornavirus. All non-essential businesses, including the insureds' barbershop businesses, were ordered closed from April 2, 2020 until April 30, 2020. The insureds submitted a claim for ...
Tags: Texas, Insurance, Hawaii, State Farm, Ezra, Tred Eyerly, Business Interruption, First Party Insurance, Texas District Court, Civil Authority, State Farm Lloyds, COVID-19, Diesel Barbershop LLC


New laws could be a win for gender-violence activists

Three amendment Bills recently submitted to Parliament could change the legal landscape for sex offenders, especially the proposed duty to report and act on acts of GBV The post New laws could be a win for gender-violence activists appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Law, Opinion, Bills, Domestic Violence, Parliament, Acts, Openaccess, GBV, Lockdown, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Gender-based Violence, Domestic Violence Amendment Bill, Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Bill, National Sex Offender Register


Why insurance firms’ earnings are down

Covid-19 has hit the insurance industry especially hard The post Why insurance firms’ earnings are down appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Insurance, Economy, Discovery, Profits, Top Six, Coronavirus, South African Economy, COVID-19, Association For Savings And Investments, Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa


For Some Biglaw Firms, It’s Compassion Over Cash-In

The Compassionate Release Clearinghouse is recruiting and training pro bono lawyers to represent federal prisoners and their families.
Tags: Justice, Law, Biglaw, Criminal Justice Reform, Pro Bono, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Kevin Ring, FAMM, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Some ‘Competitive’ Biglaw Firms Will Likely Bow Out From The COVID Bonus Wars

Associates are going to be pretty pissed if and when this happens.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, COVID-19, Associate Bonus Watch 2020


Biglaw COVID Appreciation Bonuses Come To The West Coast

Another firm giving out generous appreciation bonuses!
Tags: Money, Law, West Coast, Bonuses, Biglaw, Irell & Manella, COVID-19, Associate Bonus Watch 2020


Am Law 100 Firm Announces Attorney Layoffs, Salary Cut Rollbacks

Furloughs have turned into layoffs at yet another Biglaw firm.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Seyfarth Shaw, Furloughs, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Salary Cuts


13 Things to Know About Employment Law Right Now (in Honor of 13 Years!)

13 years ago this week, I started this blog. But rather than dwell on another anniversary (and six months since working from home), I’d rather spend the time hitting a few (ok, 13) items in employment law because have been quite a few developments. Governor Lamont issued new Executive Orders this week amending the travel quarantine.   The biggest change from Executive Order 9C?  There’s now an expanded testing alternative that allows for a traveler to get a negative test either immediately prio...
Tags: Travel, Politics, Jobs, Law, Labor, Uncategorized, Training, Website, Unemployment, Connecticut, Guidance, Prevention, Sexual Harassment, Free Speech, Rate, EEOC


Biglaw Firm Spreads The Love With COVID Bonuses

Biglaw COVID appreciation bonuses -- they're not just for associates.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Cooley, Staff Bonus Watch, Staff Bonuses, COVID-19


Connected With Compliance: Tracking MCLE Rules During The Pandemic [Sponsored]

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed the way lawyers and law firms do business -- it’s also had an immediate impact on continuing legal education as states have temporarily modified their Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) rules.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Pli, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Practicing Law Institute, Coronavirus, COVID-19, PLI Custom, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education MCLE



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