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  • Alito, Thomas to Headline Federalist Society Annual Convention

    By Marcia Coyle

    Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito Jr. are headliners next month at the Federalist Society's annual national convention, which will focus on the legacy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The agenda marks the return of the appearance of at least one conservative justice—a seven-year streak that ended last year when no justice spoke at the event in Washington. Numerous lawyers from Big Law are set to participate on panels at the convention.

  • Airbnb Defends Arbitration in Push to Dismiss Discrimination Suit

    By C. Ryan Barber

    Lawyers for Airbnb Inc. defended the home-sharing platform’s terms of service Wednesday in Washington federal district court, arguing that a user who brought a discrimination case against the company should be forced into arbitration to resolve the dispute.

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  • FCC Privacy Proposal Spurs Calls to Limit Forced Arbitration

    By C. Ryan Barber

    The fight over forced arbitration in consumer contracts found its latest front this week in the lobbying over the Federal Communications Commission's sweeping broadband privacy proposal.

  • Court Urged to Reject 'Blanket Sealing' of Monitor's Report in HSBC Case

    By Mike Scarcella

    A federal appeals court was urged Thursday to allow the public to read a 1,000-page report from the compliance monitor who is overseeing a deferred-prosecution agreement between HSBC Bank USA and the U.S. Justice Department. Prosecutors and lawyers for the bank are fighting in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to overturn a judge's unsealing order.

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  • Professional Services Firms Increasingly a Target of Pay Equity Suits

    By Amanda Bronstad

    Lawyers, accountants and software engineers—they might have jobs that pay hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, but for many women that’s not enough.

  • Uber Loses Drive to Block NLRB's National Subpoenas

    By Rebekah Mintzer

    A federal magistrate judge in California on Wednesday granted the National Labor Relations Board permission to issue nationwide subpoenas to investigate whether Uber drivers who brought complaints against the ride-hailing company are statutory employees with the ability to sue under the National Labor Relations Act.

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