Information Roundup

Google is hit with third antitrust lawsuit

Google is going through a 3rd lawsuit that alleges anti-competitive conduct. The brand new go well with—filed Thursday by 35 states, together with Puerto Rico, Guam and the District of Columbia—alleges that Google used its dominance to take care of monopolies in search and search-related promoting providers. The go well with follows fits filed by the U.S. Department of Justice and a separate group of 10 states that additionally allege that Google has suppressed competitors. (Politico, New York lawyer common press release, the Dec. 17 lawsuit)

Extra troubles for Girardi Keese, which obtained $1.5M in PPP loans

Troubles proceed to mount for Girardi Keese after agency founder Tom Girardi was accused of embezzling settlement cash. Three former companions, together with Robert Keese, filed a lawsuit Monday contending that they’re owed $2.3 million in misplaced earnings and fairness on a partnership property that Girardi used as collateral for $7.5 million in loans. On Wednesday, a lawyer mentioned collectors plan to file an involuntary chapter petition in opposition to Girardi and the regulation agency. On the similar time that Girardi allegedly stole the settlement funds, Girardi Keese accepted a $1.5 million mortgage from the federal government’s Paycheck Safety Program. (Law360, Law.com, the Recorder)

Quinn Emanuel fights bias go well with

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is denying claims by a former affiliate who alleged that she was fired in retaliation for elevating considerations a couple of hostile atmosphere on the regulation agency. Crystal Nwaneri alleged in an amended lawsuit, filed professional se in September, that the regulation agency tolerated and even welcomed a “frat-house environment” wherein companions engaged in racially offensive and sexually specific discussions. Quinn Emanuel mentioned Nwaneri was fired for poor efficiency. (The National Law Journal, Nwaneri’s amended lawsuit, Quinn Emanuel’s motion to dismiss)