The same month a nonprofit docked it points for its internal LGBT programming, Steptoe & Johnson launched an LGBT affinity group and is encouraging its gay and lesbian lawyers to come out to the firm.
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- Third Circuit Rejects Sealing of Settlement in Quest Diagnostics Qui Tam Case
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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes pitched their companies' $85B merger to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee members on Wednesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a big win to whistleblowers, ruling that a violation of the federal False Claims Act's secrecy requirement doesn’t automatically mean a complaint should be dismissed. The unanimous ruling, delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy, upheld a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Criminal Division acknowledged Thursday that some federal prosecutors lack the experience and supervision to properly determine whether to bring charges, saying there are cases "that get filed that shouldn't be filed."
Fast-food executive and attorney Andrew Puzder, expected to be President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Labor Department, is a sharp critic of Obama administration regulations whose appointment could roll back efforts to expand corporate liability and raise worker wages.
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that an agreement detailing the division of proceeds between two claimants who brought qui tam suits against Quest Diagnostics International should not have been placed under seal.
Two judges signaled the patents claim ineligible subject matter under Section 101 of the Patent Act.