Lead Counsel Picked in Airline Price-Fixing Litigation

A federal judge has appointed lawyers from Hausfeld and Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy to serve as co-lead counsel in more than 100 class actions alleging that four major airlines conspired to fix the prices of domestic fares.

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  • DOJ Official Who Helped Transition to Computers Retires After 30 Years

    By Zoe Tillman

    For most of his career at the Justice Department, Kenneth Zwick ran the Civil Division's administrative operations. He's a lawyer but his work was focused behind the scenes to get the support staff, money and technology that department attorneys needed. Zwick, who retired in January, spoke with the NLJ about the rise of e-discovery, how cuts in government funding hurt the department, and why he enjoys presidential transitions.

  • Morning Wrap: John Roberts' Stock Sale | Shkreli Sneers

    By C. Ryan Barber

    Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. sells off hundreds of thousands of dollars in Microsoft stock to avoid a possible conflict. Martin Shkreli sneers at members of Congress. And the NYT profiles the NFL's in-house investigator—a former Manhattan prosecutor. This is a roundup from ALM and other outlets.

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Regulation

  • Samsung Ordered to Stop Using Employee Arbitration Agreement

    By C. Ryan Barber

    The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Samsung to stop using an arbitration agreement that requires employees to waive their class action rights as a hiring condition, upholding an administrative law judge's decision for a Florida field sales manager who alleged the company failed to pay overtime wages.

  • Shkreli Breaks Silence After Congressional Hearing, Calls House Members 'Imbeciles'

    By Mike Sacks

    Appearing Thursday on Capitol Hill, former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli wrote on a notepad as his lawyer, New York criminal defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman, whispered in his ear. Shkreli read from that notepad almost every time a committee member asked him a question. His reticence was not absolute. "Hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our government," he wrote on Twitter after his brief appearance in front of House Oversight Committee members.

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Litigation

  • Levine Lee

    By Amanda Bronstad

    After the publication in 2014 of the exposé "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," a series of lawsuits alleged that high-frequency traders possessed an unfair advantage that hurt ordinary investors.

  • Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello

    By Mike Sacks

    Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello was center stage last year in the legal community's most closely watched case in decades. In October, a trial jury returned no convictions for the New York-based firm's client, former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis.

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