A life-altering injury that occurred when a man's Sig Sauer pistol accidentally fired into his leg could have been prevented had the company bothered to install a $5 safety feature in the trigger of its flagship​​ P320, counsel for the man told a Georgia federal jury Wednesday.
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Faulty Sig Sauer Pistol 'Betrayed' Ga. Gun Owner, Jury Told

By Chart Riggall

A life-altering injury that occurred when a man's Sig Sauer pistol accidentally fired into his leg could have been prevented had the company bothered to install a $5 safety feature in the trigger of its flagship​​ P320, counsel for the man told a Georgia federal jury Wednesday.

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Ga. Attys Fight Sanctions In Police Racial Profiling, Death Suit

By Madeline Lyskawa

Peach State attorneys representing a mother who sued the city of Wrens Police Department for allegedly racially profiling and fatally shooting her son responded to the city's attempt to sanction them and their client for pursuing her claims in Georgia federal court, calling the move "premature, vexatious and oppressive." 

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Dershowitz Wants Jury To Decide Defamation Suit Against CNN

By David Minsky

An attorney for law scholar Alan Dershowitz told an Eleventh Circuit panel Wednesday the court should revive a $300 million defamation lawsuit against CNN, arguing that a jury should decide whether the news network is liable for intentionally omitting Dershowitz's statements in broadcasts over former President Donald Trump's 2020 impeachment trial.

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Ga. Appeals Seat Winner Accused Of Fraud Over Residency

By Emily Johnson

An unsuccessful candidate for a Georgia Court of Appeals seat has launched a bid challenging the victory of a former state bar leader, arguing that he committed election fraud when he lied about living in Atlanta when he qualified as a candidate.

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LITIGATION

Loan Co. Owners Say SEC Improperly Expanded Receivership

By Carolina Bolado

A couple accused of scamming 1,200 investors out of nearly half a billion dollars asked the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday to reverse an order expanding a receivership of their merchant loan business, arguing their due process rights were violated when their personal assets were added to the receivership.

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$18.8M Theft Coverage Suit Must Be Heard In State Court

By Elizabeth Daley

A Texas federal judge ruled that a lawsuit brought against an insurer over $18.8 million in theft and vandalism at a Georgia shopping center belongs in state court, refusing to create diversity by removing a plaintiff. 

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ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

11th Circ. Could Revive Venezuela Chemical Co. Seizure Suit

By Caroline Simson

An Eleventh Circuit panel appeared open to reviving a lawsuit accusing Venezuela of unlawfully seizing a chemical company amid allegedly trumped-up criminal drug charges, as the judges spent much of a hearing on Wednesday questioning why a critical witness was barred from testifying.

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Brief

11th Circ. Won't Rehear Ruling In Pratt & Whitney Cancer Case

By Jonathan Capriel

The full Eleventh Circuit won't review a panel's affirmation of a jury verdict win for defense contractor Pratt & Whitney that found it had failed to exercise reasonable care when disposing of radioactive materials but also freed it from liability for the pediatric cancer cases that emerged in a Florida neighborhood.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Litigation Inspiration: Attys Can Be Heroic Like Olympians

Although litigation won’t earn anyone an Olympic medal in Paris this summer, it can be worthy of the same lasting honor if attorneys exercise focused restraint — seeking both their clients’ interests and those of the court — instead of merely pursuing every advantage short of sanctionable conduct, says Bennett Rawicki at Hilgers Graben.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Analysis

How 3 Firms Cleared 2 Ex-Autonomy Execs In HP Fraud Case

By Bonnie Eslinger

A California federal jury's rejection last week of fraud charges against the founder and former finance vice president of British software company Autonomy validated an approach by the defendants' three law firms — Steptoe, Clifford Chance and Bird Marella — to form a "seamless" collaboration throughout the trial, from jury selection to closing arguments.

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Senate Panel OKs Fix For Federal Courts' 'Genuine Crisis'

By Courtney Bublé

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted out unanimously on Thursday a bipartisan bill to create 66 new and temporary judgeships to alleviate the federal courts' workload.

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Confronting The Psychological Toll Of Personal Injury Law

Personal injury lawyers advocate for clients who have experienced trauma, loss and life-altering injuries, but these cases can have an emotional impact on attorneys themselves — so it is crucial to address these challenges proactively and openly, and normalize the conversation around mental health in the legal profession, says Lisa Lanier at Lanier Law Group.

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Series

Playing Chess Makes Me A Better Lawyer

There are many ways that chess skills translate directly into lawyer skills, but for me, the bigger career lessons go beyond the direct parallels — playing chess has shown me the value of seeing gradual improvement in and focusing deep concentration on a nonwork endeavor, says attorney Steven Fink.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Arnold & Porter

Bartlit Beck

Bird Marella

Chapar Firm

Clifford Chance

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Drew Eckl

Fulcher Hagler

Gunster Yoakley

Henefeld & Green

Hilgers Graben

Kaplan Zeena

Kopelowitz Ostrow

Lanier Law Group

Law Office of Steven J. Fink PLLC

Law Offices of Rodrigo S. Da Silva

Littleton Joyce

McKool Smith

Paul Howard Law Firm

Saltz Mongeluzzi

Searcy Denney

Steptoe LLP

Stumphauzer Kolaya

White & Case

Williams Lopatto

Williams Oinonen LLC

Zelle LLP

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Airbnb Inc.

Cable News Network Inc.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.

LinkedIn Corp.

Par Funding

Pew Research Center

Pratt & Whitney

Raytheon Technologies Corp.

Smith & Wesson Brands Inc.

State Bar of Georgia

Time Inc.

Total Quality Logistics Inc.

Zurich Insurance Group AG

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Georgia Court of Appeals

Judicial Conference of the United States

Superior Court of Fulton County

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

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Government Accountability Office

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio