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  • Airbnb Pushes Arbitration to Shut Down Discrimination Suit in D.C.

    By C. Ryan Barber

    Airbnb Inc., citing its home-sharing platform's arbitration policy, wants a Washington federal judge to dismiss a complaint in which a consumer says he was discriminated against based on his race. Hogan Lovells represents the company in Washington federal district court.

  • D.C. Circuit Won't Force DOJ to Disclose Prosecution Manual

    By Zoe Tillman

    An internal prosecution guide developed by the U.S. Department of Justice in the aftermath of the failed case against the late Sen. Ted Stevens is exempt from public records requests, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled on Tuesday.

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Regulation

  • FTC, Reversing In-House Judge, Rules Against LabMD in Cybersecurity Case

    By C. Ryan Barber

    The Federal Trade Commission has found that the now-shuttered cancer testing company LabMD failed to adequately protect the personal information of nearly 10,000 patients, reversing an in-house judge’s decision in a closely watched data security case.

  • Where Federal Agencies Find the Most—and Least—Respect in Circuit Courts

    By Marcia Coyle

    A federal agency that's locked in a fight with a corporation over the interpretation of a statute might want to avoid the Ninth Circuit and head into the decidedly more "deferential" Sixth Circuit. That's according to the recent findings of a comprehensive study of the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court decision Chevron U.S.A. v. Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Litigation

  • Sanctions Sought in Row Over CrossFit Trademark

    By Amanda Bronstad

    A California couple that ran one of the first CrossFit programs for more than a decade has asked a federal judge to sanction the fitness company and its lawyers for filing a frivolous trademark infringement suit.

  • Kirkland, Squire Patton Alums Pursue Disability Claims

    By Roy Strom

    In separate cases involving disputed disability claims, an appeals court has reversed an ex-Kirkland & Ellis partner’s disability suit victory, while Squire Patton Boggs stands accused of denying disability benefits to a former associate.

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