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Amid Growing Scandal, MoFo Launches Investigation Into Partner Justin Fairfax

It isn't just Fairfax's political job that is on the line.
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Government, Biglaw, Fairfax, Morrison & Foerster, Larren Nashelsky, Justin Fairfax


Morning Docket: 02.11.19

* “We take the allegations against Justin very seriously.” Justin Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia who’s embroiled in a sexual assault scandal, has taken a leave of absence from Morrison & Foerster, where he’s a partner, as the firm itself conducts its own investigation into the allegations. [National Law Journal] * High revenue and even higher demand resulted in law firms posting their best results since just before the recession, with Am Law 50 and niche/boutique firms outperformi...
Tags: Politics, Television, Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Virginia, Massachusetts, Marco Rubio, Miami, Amy Klobuchar, Pbs, Biglaw, Finding Your Roots, Election 2020, Justin


Kavanaugh Hearing Attorneys Clash Again In Virginia Lt. Governor Case

Both sides of the Fairfax allegations retain counsel with some recent experience.
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Government, Virginia, Rape, Defamation, Fairfax, Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz, White-Collar Crime, Small Law Firms, Justin Fairfax, Vanessa Tyson, Katz Marshal & Banksl


Biglaw Partner Files $20 Million Lawsuit Over Alleged Rape

The plaintiff is described as a partner in the Houston office of a large international law firm who has practiced for 12 years.
Tags: Texas, Law, Sexual Assault, Rape, Houston, Biglaw, The Jabot




January 30 roundup

“Battle over stolen diamond-studded golden eagle takes flight as insurer fights order to pay up” [Jason Proctor, CBC] Fentanyl test strips save lives. Feds oppose their distribution [Jeffrey Singer, Cato] D.C. Circuit judicial nominee Neomi Rao (full disclosure: an old friend) “comes under fire for undergraduate writings on sexual assault — though her views from 25 years ago are consistent with today’s statutes and rulings.” [K.C. Johnson, City Journal] One reason the costs of rent control p...
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Uncategorized, Insurance, Antitrust, Tyler Cowen, Cbc, D C Circuit, Opioids, Judicial Nominations, Jason Proctor, Neomi Rao, Jeffrey Singer Cato, Richard McKenzie, Johnson City Journal, Dwight Lee Cato Regulation


Lawyer Charged In String Of Sexual Attacks On Women

From in-house to the big house? He's the suspect in as many as five attacks on women.
Tags: Crime, Law, Sexual Assault, Legal Ethics, In-House Counsel, Small Law Firms, Attorney Misconduct, Ra’Shaun Kelley


Morning Docket: 12.26.18

* The D.C. Circuit awarded more than $501M in damages to the family of Otto Warmbier, the student who tortured so badly in North Korea that he was left deaf, blind, unable to speak, and died shortly after he returned home. [New York Times] * Trump's DOJ has filed many emergency SCOTUS requests to bypass lower courts, but here are the ones to watch: the asylum ban, the DACA wind-down, the transgender military ban, the citizenship census, and kids' climate change. [PBS NewsHour] * Ex-district ...
Tags: Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, North Korea, Jay-z, Attorney General, Diversity, New York Times, Department Of Justice, Kevin Spacey, Doj, Trump, Boston Globe, Frank Underwood, D.C. Circuit


Biglaw Firm Admits It Botched Handling Of Sexual Assault Allegation Against A Partner

Baker McKenzie 'regret[s]' how they dealt with the incident.
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Women's Issues, Biglaw, Baker & McKenzie, The Jabot, MeToo


Biglaw Partner Allegedly Sexually Assaulted By Another Biglaw Partner During Firm Retreat

You won't believe how this was handled by the firm.
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Women's Issues, Biglaw, Partner Issues, The Pink Ghetto, The Jabot


Morning Docket: 10.03.18

* "BREAKING: President Donald Trump repeatedly mocks Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault." When I got this alert on my phone last night, I couldn't help myself but to blurt out, "F**k that guy." That's our president! Not sure why I expected more. [NBC News] * According to Senator Mitch McConnell, the Senate will vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh just as soon as the F.B.I. wraps up its investigation -- which could be as early as sometime today. Gee, it's almost as if ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Senate, Nbc News, Fbi, Bankruptcy, Ford, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Kavanaugh, Sedgwick, Morning Docket, Baker & McKenzie


Morning Docket: 10.01.18

* President Trump asked the FBI to investigate the claims of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, the first two women to accuse would-be SCOTUS justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault and misconduct, leaving out Julie Swetnick's claims to the chagrin of her lawyer. [ ] * So, just how limited in scope will the FBI's new Kavanaugh inquiry be? Trump claims that the bureau has "free rein," but no one who has contradicted the judge's claims about his drinking and partying as a high schoo...
Tags: Elon Musk, Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Scotus, Congress, Government, Tesla, Fbi, New York Times, SEC, Donald Trump, Law Schools, Trump, HLS


Bill Cosby Gets 3 To 10 — Denied Post-Trial Bail

The comedian will very likely spend his final days in prison.
Tags: Crime, Law, Sexual Assault, Rape, Bill Cosby


Brett Kavanaugh Seems Like He Was A Real Jerk In High School

The story Brett Kavanaugh's yearbook tells is very different than the one he remembers.
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Courts, Brett Kavanaugh, The Jabot, Christine Blasey Ford, Real Jerk In High School


More than 500 Sexual Assaults Happen in a Single Year at Some Military Installations: Report

A newly released Pentagon study revealed that many sexual assaults in the U.S. military occur across the globe at a relatively small number of bases and naval ships, including some installations where more than 500 incidents occurred in a single year. The 119-page study, conducted by Rand Corporation, surveyed American service members to uncover where…
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, Uncategorized, Military, Pentagon, Rand Corporation


Congressman Jokes About Sexual Assault Using Ruth Bader Ginsburg As His Punchline

The only funny thing about it was the politician's lack of class.
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Government, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Quote Of The Day, Brett Kavanaugh, Ralph Norman, Christine Blasey Ford


Yale Law Students Protest, Referring To School As ‘Model Of Complicity’ When It Comes To Sexual Harassment

Is there nothing more important to YLS than its proximity to power and prestige?
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Women's Issues, Sexual Harassment, Law Schools, Amy Chua, Yale Law School, Law Students, Brett Kavanaugh


Brett Kavanaugh Isn’t A Credible Source About His Own Life

The Republicans want to make this a 'he said/she said' situation, but what he's said hasn't been credible so far.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Courts, Senate Judiciary Committee, Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford


They’re Already Coming After Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser

Thankfully there's a chorus of important women taking up her cause.
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Courts, Brett Kavanaugh, The Jabot, Christine Blasey Ford


Morning Docket: 09.17.18

* Sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh were recently brought to light and while he may be spending his time "hoping and praying" before the vote, his supporters say it's highly likely he'll be confirmed anyway. [Big Law Business] * Well, except for the fact that senators are calling for the delay of Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote now that his accuser has come forward to reveal the details of the judge’s alleged attack on her when they were students in...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Nbc News, Deaths, Courts, Law Schools, Biglaw, Law Firm Diversity, Alex Kozinski, Southern District of New York, Kavanaugh, Skadden, Shearman & Sterling, Greg Craig, Kozinski


DeVos & Co. move to revamp Title IX campus sex misconduct rules

Although formal proposals are not due until next month, word has begun to filter out about the U.S. Department of Education’s plans to revisit and revamp the Obama administration’s Title IX guidelines on discipline for campus sexual misconduct. Emily Yoffe at The Atlantic, whose work in this area we’ve covered before, has more: A year ago, Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos declared that the rules and procedures put in place by the Obama administration on this volatile subject had cre...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Obama, Uncategorized, Atlantic, Title IX, Times, Department Of Education, U S Department of Education, DeVos, Betsy DeVos, Emily Yoffe, Yoffe


Crime and punishment roundup

“They Shared Drugs. Someone Died. Does That Make Them Killers?” [Rosa Goldensohn, New York Times in May, earlier on overdose prosecutions here, etc.] Also from May, missed this good Jill Lepore piece on rise of victims’ rights revolution, powered by both feminist and conservative impulses [The New Yorker; my comment on victim impact statements] UK: sexual assault cases collapse after prosecution shown to have held back material helpful to defense [Sky News] “The ongoing problem of conven...
Tags: UK, New York, Law, Sexual Assault, Uncategorized, New York Times, Jerry Brown, Calif, Institute for Justice, Jill Lepore, Prosecution, Radley Balko, Scott Shackford, Illegal Drugs, Rosa Goldensohn, Bail Bonds


Woman Is Sexually Assaulted While Visiting Law School

She probably doesn't want to enroll at this school anymore...
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Law School, Law Schools, Law Students, Pre-law Students, Gonzaga University School of Law


Top Scottish judge: rape victims “should not attend court”

Scotland’s most senior judge, Lord Carloway, “told the BBC his ‘ultimate objective’ was for alleged [rape] victims to be able to give filmed statements within 24 hours. The judge also said their cross-examination should take place well before the trial and away from court.” The idea would presumably be a non-starter in the United States owing to our constitution’s Confrontation Clause. [Lucy Adams, BBC] Tags: Scotland, sexual assault Top Scottish judge: rape victims “should not attend cou...
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Scotland, Uncategorized, Bbc, United States, Lord Carloway, Lucy Adams


Uber ends policy of forced arbitration for individual sexual assault claims

In a major policy change, Uber has announced it’s ending mandatary arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment by Uber drivers, riders or employees. It is also ending the requirement that victims sign a confidentiality provision preventing them from speaking about the sexual assault or sexual harassment they suffered — saying survivors will now have the option to settle their claims with Uber without having to agree to being publicly silenced in order to do so. La...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Transparency, Lawsuit, UK, New York, London, Law, Sexual Assault, Tech, Policy, West, Sexual Harassment, Christensen, Fowler, Susan Fowler


Sexual Assault Reports in the Military Rose for the 7th Year in a Row

A total of 6,769 men and women reported assaults
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, Uncategorized, Military, Rape


Sexual Assault Reports in the Military Rose for the 12th Year in a Row

A total of 6,769 men and women reported assaults
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, Uncategorized, Military, Rape


Bill Cosby Guilty

Check out the update -- Bill Cosby reacts to his conviction.
Tags: Crime, Law, Sexual Assault, Bill Cosby, The Jabot, Bill Cosby Guilty





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