Lucas Newsroom

April 15, 2011 - 7:19pm

Maryland state lawmaker  Patrick McDonough (R) Baltimore County plans to close the gates on “a Disneyland for illegal immigrants,” the term he uses for the State of Maryland in response to recently passed legislation granting in state tuition to illegal immigrants.

Having "not decided yet whether he will file one or multiple lawsuits, but expects they will be filed in federal court," he’s apparently already picked his jurisdiction, though is not yet certain of his cause of action, or actions. 

April 15, 2011 - 6:20pm

And they’re off!

First to announce was Cravath, then not to be out done Sullivan & Cromwell stepped up to match bonuses as high as 25K for a 7th year. Soon, Orrick and Mofo and Bingham and the rest of the fun bunch were anteing up.

Happy days here again?

http://abovethelaw.com/tag/springtime-bonus-watch-2011/

April 15, 2011 - 5:38pm

Having taken on beaten the New York Times with a United States Supreme Court decision in his favor, professional gadfly Jonathan Tasini turned his and his followers’ attention onto AOL and its purchase of the Huffington Post.  A suit alleging deceptive business practices and unjust enrichment was filed recently in US SD NY.

February 9, 2011 - 3:56pm

Patton Boggs Seeks Injunction Against Gibson Dunn
By Jeff Jeffrey and Mike Scarcella

Patton Boggs has asked a federal judge to enjoin Chevron and its lawyers from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher from tortiously interfering with Patton Boggs’ contract to represent a group of indigenous Ecuadorian people in a long-running suit against the oil and gas giant.

February 4, 2011 - 12:05am

By Ashby Jones

winstonWe blogged last week the news that Chicago-based Winston & Strawn had abandoned efforts to merge with Howrey, in favor of plucking Howrey lawyers one by one.

Let the plucking begin.