Litigation Nation

Litigation Nation

The Litigation Nation Podcast, hosted by Jack Sanker & Danessa Watkins, is a roundup of the most important and interesting legal developments happening right now, giving you an insider’s view to the legal system. If you haven't already, be sure to subscribe to Litigation Nation wherever you listen to podcasts, so you never miss an episode.


April 2, 2024 35 mins

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules adults younger than 21 cannot be sentenced to mandatory life without parole, New York judge rejects law firm fee petition for using ChatGPT to justify its costs, and Silicon Valley battles states over new online privacy & safety laws for children.

  • (00:00) - Intro
  • (01:50) - Massachusetts Mandatory Sentencing
  • (10:20) - New York law firm uses ChatGPT to justify fees
  • (20:42) - ...
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OceanGate CEO threatened to sue employees who raised Titan Submarine safety concerns, Johnson & Johnson sues researchers who linked talc to cancer, and A Federal Judge writes an opinion piece in the New York Times regarding the ethical problems plaguing the Supreme Court.

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OpenAI Maker of ChatGPT hit with class action copyright lawsuit by Sarah Silverman as well as authors Christopher Golden and Richard Kadrey, A groundbreaking climate change trial by Montana residents bring climate change case to court for first time ever.

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Artificial intelligence could impact law firms business model of billable hours, New York lawyers sanctioned for using fake ChatGPT cases in legal brief, Texas judge bans legal filings that rely on AI-generated content, law school admissions test developed by University of Arizona gets ABA approval, and predictions on what the future could hold for A.I. and the law.

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Supreme Court Sides With Jack Daniels in Trademark Case & Federal Trade Commission Proposes Ban on Employment-Related Non-Compete Agreements With Labor & Employment Attorney, Jeff Glass. 

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Explaining the debt ceiling, the history of the 14th Amendment, & Massachusetts lawsuit with merit argues the debt ceiling is unconstitutional.    

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Ed Sheeran wins copyright infringement lawsuit involving 'Thinking Out Loud', Montana enacts new legislation regulating third-party litigation funding, US appeals court judge sues to halt competency probe, and McDonald's found liable for hot chicken nugget burn

  • (00:00) - Rundown
  • (00:58) - Ed Sheeran wins copyright infringement lawsuit
  • (07:15) - Montana Litigation Funding Regulation
  • (14:42) - US Appeals Court Jud...
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Fox News settles one of the largest defamation lawsuits ever with Dominion Voting Systems, US appeals court judge faces competency and misconduct questions, Wisconsin faces a criminal justice crisis. 

The Litigation Nation Podcast, hosted by Jack Sanker & Luke Behnke, is a roundup of the most important and interesting legal developments happening right now, giving you an insider’s view to the legal system.

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White House aims to reflect natural resources in economic data to measure the economic value of ecosystems, offering new statistics to weigh in policy decisions, oil billionaire GOP donor sues Beto O'Rourke for defamation.

The Litigation Nation Podcast, hosted by Jack Sanker & Luke Behnke, is a roundup of the most important and interesting legal developments happening right now, giving you an insider’s view to the legal...

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American Bar Association panel votes to try to eliminate the LSAT requirement for law schools, bribery and corruption scandal in Ohio state government, Department of Justice sues to try and block the merger of JetBlue and Spirit Airlines

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Third Party Litigation Financiers deployed $3.2 billion in U.S. investments last year, and an abuse victim who is utilizing artificial intelligence to help represent herself in court against her alleged abuser in about a dozen different lawsuits. 

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‘Rust’ Prosecutors Downgrade Alec Baldwin’s Manslaughter Charges, What to know about the Ohio train derailment in East Palestine, & DoNotPay's AI lawyer stunt cancelled after multiple state bar associations object.

The Litigation Nation Podcast, hosted by Jack Sanker & Luke Behnke, is a roundup of the most important and interesting legal developments happening right now. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts, an...

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Supreme Court agrees to hear Jack Daniel’s trademark case against dog toy company, Comedian Jeff Ross At Center Of Supreme Court Death Penalty Appeal, & Elon Musks text messages in the lead-up to his bid to buy Twitter.

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February 8, 2023 28 mins

NLRB opens door for union for college athletes and employee classification, the changing economic geography of legal markets, lawsuits claim Purdue Pharma’s consulting firm, McKinsey, helped fuel the opioid crisis, and the City of Baltimore Files a first of its kind lawsuit against tobacco companies for cigarette filter waste.

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Alec Baldwin faces involuntary manslaughter charge over fatal "Rust" shooting, Supreme Court is unable to ID the leaker in Dobbs decision, FTC Proposes Ban on Employment-Related Non-Compete Agreements (with special guest Jeff Glass)

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Musicians with legal trouble are increasingly having their song lyrics used against them by federal prosecutors, trouble in the court's for President Biden's student loan forgiveness program, German auto supplier, Bosch, agreed to pay 25 million to settle California's probe into the company's role in the diesel mission scandals at Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler, and Harvard University must pay its own defense costs in the on...

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Twitter sues Elon Musk to force him to complete $44B acquisition, what will happen if Elon Musk loses the lawsuit, YouTube settles moderators' case over graphic videos for $4.3 mln, and Pregnant Woman in Texas H.O.V. Lane Raises Legal Questions Post-Roe.
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The Implications of the Dobbs Decision, Drivers’ Lawsuit Claims Uber and Lyft Violate Antitrust Laws, Texas Could Vote to Secede From U.S. in 2023 as GOP Pushes for Referendum, Frances Haugen wants to train lawyers to fight Facebook
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Illinois Governor Signs Bills Expanding Contractors’ Liability for Unpaid Wages of Subcontractors’ Workers, Massachusetts high court allows AG’s Exxon Suit Claiming Climate Deception to proceed, & US Law Firm Serves First Ever Subpoena via NFT in Crypto Exchange Hacking Case.
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