Texas A&M Fires Back at Law Graduates’ Suit

Texas A&M University School of Law concedes that Texas Wesleyan University School of Law graduates might be disappointed that their alma mater no longer exists, but it asserts disappointment does not a class action make.

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  • Morning Wrap: Hastert's Decision | Sentencing at SCOTUS

    By Mike Sacks

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert faces a Tuesday deadline for pretrial motions in the criminal case against him in Chicago. Time Magazine publishes the best and worst Supreme Court decisions. The Supreme Court is set to review a dispute over life without parole sentences for juvenile offenders. This is a roundup from ALM and other news sites.

  • Study: Juvenile Life Sentences on the Decline

    By Tony Mauro

    Fewer juveniles are being sentenced to life in prison without parole, according to a new study by a public interest law firm that is advocating for an end to the practice altogether. The study was released with an eye toward the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration on Tuesday of a case that involves such sentences, Montgomery v. Louisiana.

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  • VW Exec, on Capitol Hill, Vows Thorough Internal Investigation

    By Mike Sacks

    An apologetic Volkswagen executive on Thursday tried to assure members of Congress that the German automaker will take full responsibility for its effort to cheat U.S. emissions standards for diesel cars. Jones Day will manage "all the investigations in terms of who did what, when how and why and what we need to do,” Michael Horn, president and chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America, said.

  • FTC Chairwoman Sees Antitrust Bill as Threat to Authority

    By Mike Sacks

    Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez on Wednesday pushed back against a Senate bill that would harmonize the U.S. Justice Department's and FTC's overlapping antitrust authority. "In my view the bill is unnecessary and would remove authority the commission has used successfully for over 100 years to promote competition and advance consumer welfare," Ramirez told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee.

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  • Suing VW? Maybe Overseas

    By Amanda Bronstad

    Volkswagen A.G.'s emissions scandal has sent the German company's stock tumbling, but shareholders looking to recover their losses have a difficult road ahead in court.

  • Rookies Take Bat Before High Court

    By Zoe Tillman

    King & Spalding associate Ethan Davis made his high court debut on Tuesday—a rare feat for a law firm associate. Davis argued for a former Baltimore police officer charged in an extortion conspiracy. "The intensity of it was something that you can’t prepare for," he said.

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