Court Orders Identity of 'Company Doe' Revealed

The sealing of the identity of a company that fought to block public access to a consumer safety report was improper, a federal appeals court said Wednesday in ordering the disclosure of its name and publication of case documents.

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    By Katelyn Polantz

    Washington law firms are reassessing how they structure their health care lobbying practices this year, as the industry expands to implement the Affordable Care Act and the government continues to tinker with Medicare.

  • D.C. Judge Battles DOJ On Searches

    By Zoe Tillman

    Federal Magistrate Judge John Facciola was introduced during a 2008 conference as the "Italian Stallion of e-discovery." Long at the forefront on technology and the law, Facciola is back in the national spotlight over the scope of prosecutors' power to access elec­tronically stored information.

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  • Regulation of Bitcoin Is Up for Grabs

    By Jenna Greene

    Following a series of multimillion-dollar thefts and losses, federal regulators want to step up their oversight of virtual currency bitcoin. But bitcoin — a nationless digital money that uses cryptography to control its creation and transactions — doesn't fit neatly in any regulatory box.

  • Labor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision

    By Jenna Greene

    Labor lawyers are skeptical that a decision by a National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago giving football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize would survive judicial scrutiny.

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  • Plaintiffs Sue GM Over Loss of Eye, Loss of Teeth in Ignition Switch Suit

    By Amaris Elliott-Engel

    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against General Motors, LLC allege that a locked ignition switch in a Chevy Cobalt led to a car accident that cost one plaintiff his eye and the other to lose her teeth and require several facial reconstruction surgeries.

  • False Advertising Suit Against Pasta Maker Nears Deal

    By Lisa Hoffman

    A putative class action that accuses the manufacturer of Dreamfields Pasta of false advertising is all but done, and a proposed settlement filed April 14 would, if approved, require Dakota Growers Pasta Co. to pay nearly $8 million to consumers and to the plaintiffs’ attorneys.

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