A federal judge has struck down a bid to remove lead plaintiffs attorneys in the GM ignition-switch litigation after finding that the request smacked of "Monday morning quarterbacking."
- Fee Fight Spurs Departures from Ethicon MDL Team
- Senate Committee Moves to Hold Backpage.com CEO in Contempt
- The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Covington's Double Down on Investments Causes Dip in Profits
- MetLife Makes Case Against 'Too Big to Fail' Designation
- In Blocking Obama's Energy Plan, a Surprise Move From the Supreme Court
- Arizona College of Law Will Accept GRE Instead of LSAT
A Senate committee approved a resolution on Wednesday to hold Backpage.com and its CEO in contempt of Congress and to take him to court to force him to comply with a subpoena related to the classified advertising website's alleged role in online sex trafficking. The resolution seeks to overcome the First Amendment defense the CEO's lawyer has argued justifies the company's refusal to hand over requested documents.
The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday issued a temporary freeze on the Obama administration’s new plan to cut carbon emissions. A judge overseeing Clinton email litigation isn't happy with the feds over the pace of production. And a lawyer for Martin Shkreli has some choice words about his client's recent appearance on Capitol Hill. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.
MetLife, represented by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Eugene Scalia, is challenging its designation as "too big to fail." During arguments on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer in Washington expressed concern about the setup of the federal oversight council tasked with reviewing the health of U.S. banks and companies.
The U.S. Supreme Court's action on Tuesday halting implementation of the Obama administration's clean energy plan was an assertive move that surprised advocates on both sides. Responding to the pleas of 29 states as well as business and energy industry advocates, the court stayed the extensive power-plant regulations even though the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a stay in January and has not yet ruled on the merits of the dispute. The plan requires states to cut carbon dioxide pollution from power plants, sharply curtailing the use of coal.
A battle over legal fees and costs has prompted three lawyers to withdraw from the plaintiffs leadership team in the multidistrict litigation over power morcellators made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc.
When Carter Phillips and Seth Waxman, two titans of the U.S. Supreme Court bar, both want to argue the same side of a case, what are you going to do? You do what the National Football League does every game: flip a coin.