FirstFT: Biden steps up Russia warning after Kiev says no attack is ‘minor’

[ad_1] Good morning.This article is our live version First FT communication.Sign up for our Asia, Europe/Africa or America Get it straight to your inbox every weekday morning Good morning and happy Friday. How did you pay attention to the news this week?take our test. Ukraine has fight back A “minor incursion” by Russian forces into […] Litigation Trendspotter: Federal Judge Recusals Could Soon Be on the Rise—But Requesting Them Remains Risky

[ad_1] A bipartisan push in Congress for greater transparency on federal judges’ financial ties, a proposed rule change for amicus filers and a vow by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. to ensure the judiciary’s compliance with ethics canons could soon combine to cause an uptick in recusals and disqualifications. But, as one jurist’s reaction to recent allegations of a conflict […]

Japan’s inflation rises 0.5% for second straight month as fuel costs soar

[ad_1] Inflation in Japan rose 0.5 percent last month from a year earlier, growing at the fastest pace in nearly two years for the second straight month, as rising energy costs weighed on households. Consumer prices were unchanged from November, the government said on Friday, marking the biggest gain since February 2020 and rising for […]

Big Changes Coming with Biden Administration’s M&A Review

[ad_1] Each week, the Barometer newsletter, powered by the ALM Global Newsroom and Legalweek brings you the trends, disruptions, and shifts our reporters and editors are tracking through coverage spanning every beat and region across the ALM Global Newsroom. The micro-topic coverage will not only help you navigate the changing legal landscape but also prepare you to discuss […]

Wrong Pronoun: South Florida Judge’s Dissent Corrects Lawyer Who Assumed She Was a ‘He’

[ad_1] Something compelled Fourth District Court of Appeal Judge Martha Warner to write a passionate dissent in a family law ruling this week, but it wasn’t the facts of the case. Instead, the opinion centered around an attorney who’d used the wrong pronoun when referencing one of Warner’s dissents in a motion for rehearing, calling her a “he” instead of […]

Judge Orders Counseling for Attorney Accused of Feeding Client Answers in Zoom Deposition

[ad_1] A U.S. district judge has referred a Boston attorney accused of feeding answers to his client in a Zoom deposition to receive counseling from a non-profit organization for lawyers. In an order issued Wednesday, Judge Leo T. Sorokin of the District of Massachusetts referred O’Hagan Meyer Managing Partner Jeffrey Rosin to a Massachusetts lawyers […]

Higher Law: Psychedelics & Big Law | A Cannabis Deal Lawyer’s Role | Greenspoon Marder’s Work to Unveil Illinois License Winners | A Senate Candidate’s Pot-Smoking Point

[ad_1] Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing on all things cannabis. I’m Cheryl Miller, reporting for from Sacramento.  This week we’re looking at: ‘Cracking open the door’: Psychedelics, mental health & Big Law. A cannabis lawyer’s role, California taxes & Ascend v. MadMen. Greenspoon Marder’s work to identify Illinois license winners. A […]

UK consumer confidence plummets on rising cost of living and inflation

[ad_1] British consumer confidence has fallen to its lowest level in 11 months amid concerns about inflation and soaring fuel bills, suggesting rising costs of living will slow a recovery in household spending. The U.K. consumer confidence index, a closely watched measure of how people view personal finances and the broader economic outlook, fell four […]

Burnout Is Real. But It Still May Be Avoidable

[ad_1] A firm’s commitment to well-being and attorneys’ sense of “control” over their work have a significant impact on whether they’re overwhelmed, according to new survey figures from the Institute for Well-Being In Law.         [ad_2] Source link

Live news: Bitcoin drops to lowest level since August

[ad_1] France’s TotalEnergies has expressed support for targeted sanctions on Myanmar’s gas revenue flows, a policy shift that activists say could have important financial implications for the Min Aung Hlaing military junta. Human Rights Watch announced a change in tactics, as detailed in a letter from Patrick Pouyanné, the chief executive of the French energy […]