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  • What Are the Legal Issues in Trump Travel Ban 3.0?

    By Cogan Schneier

    The White House released a new policy to restrict travel from several countries Sunday, and while challengers say it's still a "Muslim ban," the Supreme Court ordered further briefing on how the new policy affects the old.

  • Judge Grants New Trial Over J&J Hip Implant

    By Amanda Bronstad

    Tuesday’s ruling by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Deborah Mary Dooling reversed a 2013 defense verdict that came out just before DePuy reached a $2.5 billion global settlement resolving about 8,000 cases.

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  • Facebook's Russia Problem Tests Government Affairs Team

    By C. Ryan Barber

    Amid mounting scrutiny over Russian-funded web advertising during the 2016 presidential election, Facebook Inc.'s internal government affairs team in Washington and the company's network of outside advocates will be tested like no time before. Here's a look at some of the key players, the money and connections.

  • EEOC Nominees Are Questioned About Workplace Sexual-Orientation Discrimination

    By Erin Mulvaney

    The Trump administration's two nominees to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told U.S. senators Tuesday they were personally opposed to workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, but they could not assure lawmakers that they would support the agency's view that adverse actions against gay or transgender workers violates federal civil rights laws.

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  • Big Law's Latest Gender Bias Plaintiff is a Former Obama Classmate

    By Brian Baxter

    Constance Ramos, who left Winston & Strawn’s partnership in August to start her own Oakland, California-based intellectual property boutique, has accused the firm of sexual discrimination and retaliation in a suit filed in San Francisco Superior Court.

  • Facebook Drops Stock Plan, Obviating Zuckerberg Testimony

    By Tom McParland

    Facebook Inc. has scrapped a plan to reform its stock structure in a way that would have given Mark Zuckerberg more control over the company, avoiding a trial in a shareholder lawsuit that aimed to put the social network's CEO on the stand this week.

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