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  • Take a 'Journey' Through the Justices' Bookshelves

    By Marcia Coyle

    In the U.S. Supreme Court term that ended last June, Justice Samuel Alito turned to books most often to bolster his opinions, while Justice Anthony Kennedy—the court's most influential voter—made least use of the wisdom embodied in books. Justices cite books for a variety of reasons, Yale Law School's Linda Greenhouse, a veteran high court observer, writes in "The Books of the Justices" in the latest Michigan Law Review.

  • On Patent Dance, Justices Struggle to Find Rhythm

    By Scott Graham

    The U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated they could remand a case involving the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, a decision that would leave pharmaceutical companies without needed clarity on the law.

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Regulation

  • DC Circuit Judge Warns Ruling Could 'Destabilize' Most Arbitration Awards

    By Erin Mulvaney

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday invoked a rare public-policy exception that "threatens to destabilize" arbitration awards in future cases, a federal appeals judge said in her dissent. "The court's decision to vacate the arbitral award in this case contradicts decades of precedent delineating a narrow public policy exception and threatens as a practical matter to destabilize many, if not most, arbitral awards," Judge Nina Pillard wrote.

  • Microsoft Hires Ex-FTC Commissioner as Cybersecurity, Privacy Lead

    By David Ruiz

    Former commissioner for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Julie Brill will be deputy general counsel and report directly to Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith. Brill joins the company after roughly a year with Hogan Lovells.

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Litigation

  • DC Circuit Judge Warns Ruling Could 'Destabilize' Most Arbitration Awards

    By Erin Mulvaney

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday invoked a rare public-policy exception that "threatens to destabilize" arbitration awards in future cases, a federal appeals judge said in her dissent. "The court's decision to vacate the arbitral award in this case contradicts decades of precedent delineating a narrow public policy exception and threatens as a practical matter to destabilize many, if not most, arbitral awards," Judge Nina Pillard wrote.

  • Microsoft Hires Ex-FTC Commissioner as Cybersecurity, Privacy Lead

    By David Ruiz

    Former commissioner for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Julie Brill will be deputy general counsel and report directly to Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith. Brill joins the company after roughly a year with Hogan Lovells.

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