Top 100 Verdicts 2016: The Billions Are Back

After a drop in 2015, which saw a top verdict of only $845 million, four verdicts in 2016 came in at more than a billion dollars each, according to the annual Top 100 Verdicts by ALM's VerdictSearch.

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Legal Times

  • A Supreme Court First-Timer Scores on the Money

    By Marcia Coyle

    Stuart Banner is a legal historian who has written books on the history of baseball's antitrust exemption, the struggle to control airspace and how American Indians lost their land. On Wednesday, Banner achieved a new distinction: He won his first U.S. Supreme Court argument.

  • United Passenger Has 'Every Right to Bring Legal Action'

    By Stephanie Forshee

    United Airlines' reputation has taken a bruising since Sunday, when police forcibly removed a passenger from a flight in Chicago that the company initially said was overbooked. But will the airline face legal challenges as a result of the incident?

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Regulation

  • DC Circuit Rejects CFPB Subpoena Targeting For-Profit College Accreditor

    By C. Ryan Barber

    A Washington federal appeals court on Friday rejected the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's attempt to investigate an embattled accreditor of for-profit colleges, upholding a trial judge’s ruling that faulted the Obama-era agency for straying outside its jurisdiction.

  • Orrick Stokes DEA Over Alleged Marijuana Misstatements

    By Marcia Coyle

    A team from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, representing the medical marijuana advocate Americans for Safe Access, isn't holding its breath for federal drug enforcement officials to erase their alleged misstatements about the health risks of cannabis.

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