A California city's ban on large-capacity magazines in firearms went into effect on Thursday after a federal appeals court denied an emergency order brought by members of the National Rifle Association of America to halt its enforcement.
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Patton Boggs is pressing forward on a restructuring strategy, announcing within days last week the closure of the firm's Newark office and a possible merger with Squire Sanders.
The Obama administration last week expanded its effort to improve the patent system and curb abusive legislation, but intellectual property lawyers said the initiative's limited scope suggested that any major reforms must come from Congress.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit last week kept intact a key part in the Federal Trade Commission's "arsenal," upholding a $163 million judgment against a woman who allegedly helped dupe consumers into buying computer-security software.
Any hope among industry advocates that the U.S. Supreme Court might ban Environmental Protection Agency regulation of greenhouse gases altogether went up in smoke, so to speak, during more than 90 minutes of spirited argument last week.
Following a nearly two-year investigation that began as Dewey & LeBoeuf spiraled toward death, its former chairman, Steven Davis; its former executive director, Stephen DiCarmine; and its ex-chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, stand accused of "concocting and overseeing a massive effort to cook the books" at the firm.