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  • Supreme Court Limits Venue Shopping in Patent Litigation

    By Tony Mauro

    Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for an 8-0 court in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, said “a domestic corporation ‘resides’ only in its state of incorporation for purposes of the patent venue statute.”

  • Wal-Mart Settlement in First LGBT Workers' Class Action Reflects Larger Shift

    By Erin Mulvaney

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s multimillion-dollar agreement this week to compensate employees who were refused benefits for same-sex partners marks one of the first class action settlements brought on behalf of LGBT workers, and it comes at a time when the legal and corporate landscapes are moving toward embracing equal protections.

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  • Former US House Lawyers Tee Up Likely Legal Issues on Mueller's Long Road

    By Marcia Coyle

    Kerry Kircher and William Pittard, longtime former U.S. House lawyers , have seen their share of investigations. The two attorneys concede they have never seen anything quite like the Trump-Russia-Comey affair unfolding in the nation's capital. We reached out to Kircher and Pittard this week to get their thoughts on possible legal fights that could unfold in a process that history shows will take months, if not years, to resolve.

  • Gig Economy's Growth Calls for Modern Labor Laws, Economist Alan Krueger Warns

    By Erin Mulvaney

    Current labor laws and safety nets for workers were developed in a different era and more protections are needed for the growing number of independent workers in the gig economy, a prominent economist said Thursday on Capitol Hill.

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