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  • Texas Court, After Trump Win, Is Asked to Put Immigration Case on Hold

    By Marcia Coyle

    The first major litigation effect of the election of Donald Trump took place in a Texas federal district court Friday when the lawyers in the challenge to the Obama administration's plan to delay deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants asked the judge to postpone proceedings until Feb. 20.

  • Ted Cruz for SCOTUS? 'History is Long,' Texas Republican Says

    By ALM staff

    Sen. Ted Cruz dedicated his address Friday at the Federalist Society convention to the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia—and the "great hope," for conservatives, that Donald Trump's presidential win delivered. What about the possibility that Cruz will serve on the Supreme Court? "History is long and can take unexpected paths," Cruz, a former Big Law partner, said in response to a question.

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Regulation

  • Engineer's Suit Over FTC's 'Robocall' Contest Is Blocked in Appeals Court

    By Marcia Coyle

    When the Federal Trade Commission in 2012 announced a competition for "innovative solutions" to block automated sales calls, David Frankel thought he had a winning submission. He didn't. Blocking so-called "robocalls" can be tough and frustrating for the average person. Blocking a lawsuit over an agency's competition seemed a relatively easy task for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday.

  • This Other Big CFPB Case Tests the Scope of Agency's Investigative Power

    By C. Ryan Barber

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau isn't exactly riding high right now. A federal appeals court struck down the constitutionality of the agency's single-director structure. Republicans in Congress want to fundamentally revamp the agency. And the incoming Trump administration isn't expected to openly greet Richard Cordray, the CFPB director. Here's one more headache: a Washington appeals court will in the coming months decide just how far the agency’s investigative power reaches.

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Litigation

  • Johnson & Johnson Hit With $1 Billion Verdict in Hip Implant Case

    By Amanda Bronstad

    The award for six plaintiffs included $1 billion in punitive damages and $40 million in compensatory damages. J&J's Skadden Arps defense team pledged to appeal.

  • Engineer's Suit Over FTC's 'Robocall' Contest Is Blocked in Appeals Court

    By Marcia Coyle

    When the Federal Trade Commission in 2012 announced a competition for "innovative solutions" to block automated sales calls, David Frankel thought he had a winning submission. He didn't. Blocking so-called "robocalls" can be tough and frustrating for the average person. Blocking a lawsuit over an agency's competition seemed a relatively easy task for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday.

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