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  • Candidates Face Off in First-Ever D.C. Attorney General Race

    By Zoe Tillman

    When District of Columbia voters head to the polls Nov. 4 to vote for an attorney general — the first-ever election for the post — they'll choose from five candidates who represent a broad swath of the legal community.

  • AG Picks Narrow After Ruemmler Pulls Name From Consideration UPDATED

    By Katelyn Polantz

    Latham partner Kathryn Ruemmler has withdrawn from consideration for U.S. attorney general, the White House said Friday. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. and Labor Secretary Tom Perez remain in the mix to replace Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.

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  • OSHA's Dust Rule Upheld in D.C. Circuit

    By Jenna Greene

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration scored a win before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which upheld an agency rule covering combustible dust on Friday.

  • ‘Groundbreaking’ Ruling for Transgender Disabled Vet

    By Jenna Greene

    The Department of the Army discriminated against a civilian worker who was transitioning from male to female, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced Thursday. The Transgender Law Center, which represented Tamara Lusardi, called the decision “groundbreaking in its conclusion."

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  • Legal Experts Discuss Aftermath of Wal-Mart v. Dukes

    By Amaris Elliott-Engel

    One of these days San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer says he’s going to write down every proposition that the U.S. Supreme Court’s class-action ruling in Wal-Mart v. Dukes is cited for and read them out loud. And his audience is going to laugh, the judge said.

  • Mesh Defendant Seeks Expert’s Disqualification

    By Amaris Elliott-Engel

    C.R. Bard Inc., a manufacturer of transvaginal mesh facing close to 10,000 cases in federal court, has moved to disqualify one of the plaintiffs’ experts.

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