Afternoon Briefs: Latham will pay fall bonuses; Reagan shooter may display artwork, judge rules

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Latham will pay fall bonuses, donate $1M to fight hunger

Latham & Watkins has announced that it will pay fall bonuses ranging from $7,500 to $40,000—the market scale for law firms that are paying the special bonuses. The firm also plans to donate $1 million to fight hunger and to match contributions up to another $1 million. (Above the Law)

Reagan shooter may display his art, judge rules

The man who shot President Ronald Reagan in an assassination attempt can publicly display his artwork, photographs, music and writing, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman of the District of Columbia said John Hinckley Jr. has remained mentally stable since he was released from psychiatric confinement to his mother in 2016. He must notify his treatment team of his plans to display his work and discuss any feedback with them. (The New York Times, the Associated Press)

Women are less likely to be promoted to general counsel role

Women are less likely than men to be promoted to general counsel, according to a survey by executive search firm BarkerGilmore. But women were more likely than men to be recruited externally for the job. (Law360)

9th Circuit overturns sanction for one of two lawyers in Roundup case

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco has affirmed a sanction and overturned another stemming from a lawyer’s opening statement in a lawsuit against the makers of the Roundup weed killer. The 9th Circuit affirmed the $500 sanction against Aimee Wagstaff, the lawyer who delivered the statement mentioning banned evidence. But the court reversed the $500 sanction for Jennifer Moore because she didn’t participate in the misconduct and had no supervisory authority over Wagstaff. (Bloomberg Law, the 9th Circuit opinion)

Judge tosses suit over California bar exam accommodations

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the Northern District of California has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a law graduate who contended that the State Bar of California did not provide sufficient accommodation for his disabilities. The plaintiff, Benjamin Kohn, had alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act. (Law360)



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