The widow of Casey Kasem has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the radio personality's three adult children from another marriage.
The widow of Casey Kasem has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the radio personality's three adult children from another marriage.
Disney and Pixar were hit with a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday on behalf of Minnesota child development expert Denise Daniels, who claims studio executives used her original ideas to create the 2015 film, which was a critical, box office and awards hit.
In writing his first dissent, which came in the first case he heard as a new justice, Neil Gorsuch on Friday told his colleagues what will surely be his governing mantra: "Just follow the words of the statute as written."
Adam Jed, a 2008 Harvard Law School graduate and former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, has joined Special Counsel Robert Mueller III's legal team in the investigation of Russia's interference with the U.S. presidential election. At the DOJ, Jed defended the Affordable Care Act and helped implement the Supreme Court's DOMA ruling.
In a split with other circuits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act does not allow consumers to demand that they stop receiving automated calls if they agreed to provisions opting them in.
A group of attorneys are pursuing cases against insurers that they say are putting patients with behavioral, rather than physical, health problems at a disadvantage.
Judge Jerry Smith wrote that the plaintiffs lacked standing because they could not prove they'd been injured by the law.
The possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court will rehear a set of cases—including several immigration disputes—looms over the justices as the term moves into its final weeks.
Big-business advocates are lining up with the Trump administration's new position in the U.S. Supreme Court that workplace arbitration agreements banning class actions do not violate federal labor law.
A Washington federal judge has set a showdown for Thursday between Humana Inc. and the Federal Trade Commission over whether the insurer will be forced to disclose documents the agency says it needs for its investigation of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.'s proposed $7 billion acquisition of Rite Aid Corp.
In a win for the corporate defense bar, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened jurisdictional rules that determine where companies can be sued.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will dive into a dispute over partisan gerrymandering next term. The outcome could have sweeping national consequences. Here's what to know.
Intellectual property boutiques Fish & Richardson; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner; and Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox maintain dominant positions in America Invents Act litigation, but global Am Law 50 firms continue making inroads at the PTAB.
Michael W. Dreeben, a designer of high-end furniture in Chicago, confirmed this week that he—not the Michael Dreeben tapped to assist Russia special counsel Robert Mueller—was behind past donations to Democratic candidates.
Civil litigators and corporate counsel can almost taste victory in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California, seen as the term's most important case on jurisdiction.
The U.S. Supreme Court's conference on Thursday includes a challenge to concealed-carry restrictions in California. The Orlando nightclub shooting in June 2016 occurred days before the court declined to hear a challenge to post-Sandy Hook gun laws.
As partner, Michael Liftik will focus on government and internal investigations, regulatory enforcement defense, securities litigation and cybersecurity.
Prominent business advocacy groups and industry associations are backing the Trump administration in fighting a consumer lawsuit that challenges the lawfulness of a White House executive order calling for the elimination of regulations.
Drugmakers who introduce a "highly similar" version of an existing biological drug saw an across-the-board win Monday.
Judith Slater, a former Fox News executive at the center of several lawsuits alleging rampant sexual and ethnic harassment at the top-rated cable news network, said allegedly racist comments attributed to her were taken out of context as part of "a reprehensible money grab."
An appeals court ruled Monday that a West Virginia coal mining company interfered with a worker's religious beliefs after the evangelical Christian likened the company's biometric hand scanners to clock in and out to the "Mark of the Beast," as described in the Book of Revelation.
The Supreme Court ruled that the patent dance might be mandatory, but that it's up to state law to determine whether and how to enforce it.
The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether inter partes review proceedings are constitutional.
Plaintiffs firms and corporate defense firms have been adding whistleblower law experts as the number of suits proliferates along with the number of state and federal laws that have been enacted allowing qui tam claims.
In what may be a first at the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump's Twitter account was identified Monday as an "authority" along with the cases, law review articles and news citations that lawyers typically use to bolster their arguments.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week retreated from an investigation into J.G. Wentworth, a year after suing the financial services firm in Philadelphia federal district court to force the company to disclose thousands of pages of documents.
Facing trials in Missouri and Los Angeles, Johnson & Johnson has called on lawyers from Sidley Austin and Dechert to fight claims that prolonged use of its baby powder caused women to get ovarian cancer.
President Donald Trump tweeted his choice for the new FBI director Wednesday morning – former prosecutor Christopher Wray, now with Atlanta's King & Spalding.
The U.S. Chamber-led effort to amend the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is guaranteed to be a long slog. If you're wondering how long, we did the math.
A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in New Jersey claims the Obama-era worker-overtime rule is still in effect, despite a federal court's injunction, and companies that decided not to comply are violating federal labor laws.
Sessions said DOJ attorneys may no longer enter settlement agreements on behalf of the nation that direct or provide “for a payment or loan to any non-governmental person or entity that is not a party to the dispute.”
Federal Circuit judges sounded unlikely to toss out attorney fees lodged against Alzheimer's Institute of America over patent deception.
A unanimous court ruled that the commission's disgorgement orders imposed on fraudsters amounted to a penalty and as such, must meet a five-year statute of limitations.
Three religious-affiliated, nonprofit hospital systems won reprieves from multimillion-dollar class actions Monday in the U.S. Supreme Court. But that relief may not be long-lasting. Here are some takeaways from plaintiffs' counsel, employment benefits attorneys, and others on the implications of the high court's decision.
Tina Tchen, a former partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher Flom, talks about firms losing talented women, how hard it was keeping her nose out of White House litigation, and if she'd ever go back to billable-hour life.
Seattle is urging a federal appeals court to revive the city's effort to serve as a gig economy "laboratory" in which drivers who work for Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies are allowed to unionize. The case will test how far traditional protections for workers extend in the rapidly growing sharing economy.
The employee retirement plans of religious-affiliated nonprofits are exempt from the protections and requirements of the federal pension law, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday. The decision was a blow to multimillion-dollar class actions that seek to hold those plans liable for violating the federal law.
The president attacked the courts and his own Justice Department in a flurry of early-morning tweets regarding his travel ban order.
Pointing to a rise in the use of outside financiers in lawsuits, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is petitioning the federal judiciary to adopt a nationwide disclosure requirement for third-party litigation funding.
In the next few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court could issue a decision that puts a crimp in the investigation schedule of special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller III.
Whole Foods Market Group policy that bars employees from recording is unlawful and could create a "chill" for workers to express their rights, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
The latest effort to force the U.S. Supreme Court to allow demonstrations on the court's marble plaza was dismissed by a Washington federal judge on Wednesday. The challengers in the case, Payden-Travers v. Talkin, claimed the ban on demonstrations at the high court violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by burdening their religious rights to protest capital punishment with candlelight vigils.
Former PetroTiger Ltd. general counsel Gregory Weisman has been suspended from practicing before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission more than three years after his guilty plea in a bribery case.
Ruling in BNSF Railway v. Tyrrell, the court said Monday that the 14th Amendment does not allow a state to bring an out-of-state company before its own courts for an incident that happened elsewhere.
Employee-rights lawyers are pressing a lawsuit against Facebook Inc. that alleges the social media company’s advertising platform unlawfully permits businesses to promote job, credit and housing opportunities to white, wealthy users and exclude people of color or those in less affluent zip codes.
It's time to give judges clear rules for managing MDLs, says John Rabiej, director of Duke Law School's Center for Judicial Studies. For starters, he'd spread the biggest cases across more judges.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces a new challenge in the Ninth Circuit over the Obama-era agency's structure. Uber's paying tens of millions to drivers in New York who were shortchanged on the amount they received for rides. Lobbyists prepare to ramp up a new fight against against the Obama administration's retirement-savings rules that put a new focus on client interest ahead of profit. And Google employees are sharing workplace complaints on an anonymous bulletin board. This is a roundup of regulatory and compliance news from ALM and other publications.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., dismissed the suit, brought by former Cleary Gottlieb project attorney Lyle Silva.
The EEOC on Wednesday sued IXL Learning Inc. over claims the company violated federal law and retaliated against a transgender employee who'd posted anti-discrimination comments on the job recruiting website Glassdoor.com. The case could serve as the latest example showing how companies and courts are grappling with protections for employees as technology platforms evolve.
Fox News fired back at Andrea Tantaros on Wednesday, claiming that her allegations against the network were an "outright hoax," and requesting sanctions that include a dismissal of the case and a disciplinary referral for Judd Burstein, Tantaros' Manhattan-based lawyer.
Though the U.S. Department of Justice took a small hit in President Donald Trump's 2018 budget request, the Criminal Division actually saw its budget increase slightly. By comparison, however, the Civil Division did not fare quite as well.
An en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit must decide whether the way SEC administrative law judges are hired is unconstitutional.
The D.C. Circuit's en banc argument in PHH v. CFPB was one of the hottest tickets in Washington on Wednesday. Here are some highlights from the 90-minute hearing over the constitutionality of the single-director structure at the President Barack Obama-era agency long in the crosshairs of Republicans and criticized by business advocates and financial companies.
Shearman & Sterling has published a 34-page white paper describing steps a company needs to take to continue operating during high-profile corruption cases.
From the day it was born out of the Dodd-Frank reforms, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has faced questions over the constitutionality of its independent, single-director structure. On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will take a step toward providing an answer, as a full panel of 11 judges will hear arguments in the mortgage provider PHH Corp.'s appeal of a $109 million penalty. Here are seven things to know.
A lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's order that agencies eliminate two existing regulations for each new one will go forward despite the U.S. Justice Department's effort to end it quickly on procedural grounds.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said a recent federal appeals court decision "institutionalizes" the gender pay gap by allowing employers to pay women less than men based on previous salaries.
After a swing and a miss at both the trial court and appellate level, a copyright infringement lawsuit over the use of comedy duo Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's "Who’s on First" routine has struck out, with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to review the case.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered multimillion-dollar good news and bad news to two major law firms. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom lost its challenge to a tax refund in Michigan. Jenner & Block prevailed in a fee dispute that involved a former client. Here's a snapshot of the two cases.
Lawyers for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on Monday asked a federal appeals court to freeze for another 90 days a dispute over billions of dollars in insurance industry subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, a delay that could further unnerve the health insurance markets.
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.”
The 19th century evidentiary rule could make it harder for Fox News employees to prove they were sexually harassed by the iconic conservative newsman Roger Ailes.
The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down a law — drafted based on city funding information revealed during the investigation into the 2014 Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown — that capped revenues raised from traffic fines at 12.5 percent for a group of municipalities in St. Louis County.
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.
Escape the daily flood of Trump news dominating the Washington headlines with this roundup of big regulatory developments. Zillow is facing CFPB scrutiny, Amazon mulls a pharmaceuticals play, Democratic state AGs move to defend a key part of Obamacare, and the SEC is boosting its ranks in new hires from Big Law. And here's a story about ducks at the U.S. Capitol.
Big Law has a major gender equality problem, according to David Sanford, the chairman of Sanford Heisler Sharp, who is the lead lawyer in a trio of high-profile gender discrimination cases brought by female partners at Am Law 200 firms.
A growing wave of plaintiffs lawyers are joining state and local governments in filing lawsuits against big pharmaceutical companies blaming them for the prescription opioid addiction epidemic and trying to recover taxpayer funds spent dealing with it.
Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW agree to the settlement affecting more than 15 million consumers.
The U.S. Department of Justice's pilot program for violators of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act brought in 22 voluntary disclosures in its first year, a significant increase from 13 voluntary disclosures the year before.
LexisNexis decision to shutter its Firm Manager software could be a reminder to revisit firm data exit strategies.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has staffed up with five Big Law alumni, including a rainmaker at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York.
The 2-1 decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit allows the use of the controversial practice in a decades-old class action discrimination case.
Remington and Bushmaster claim the families lack standing to bring the liability lawsuit, and that they are protected by a federal law.
The consequences of discrimination follow transgender students and their classmates into the legal profession, warned the American Bar Association in an amicus brief that urged a federal appellate court to find that such unfairness violates federal civil rights.
Companies and law firms increasingly are inserting noncompete clauses into employment contracts but more of those contracts are winding up in litigation and more states in the United States are passing laws to restrict their use.
Securities lawsuits have become a major headache for life sciences companies, according to recent reports. And two plaintiffs' firms, Pomerantz and The Rosen Law Firm, are leading the charge.
David Stras once wrote that U.S. Supreme Court justices should not have term limits. Instead, he said they should be incentivized to leave when they get old, through "golden parachute" pensions and a heavier workload, including being forced to hear cases around the country by "riding the circuits." Stras, 42, an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, may be able to continue his scholarly scrutiny from the inside. President Donald Trump this month announced plans to nominate Stras to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
An unnamed Proskauer partner in Washington, D.C., alleges she is a victim of gender discrimination and accused a prominent partner in the office of harassment.
Walter "Chet" Little, who left Foley & Lardner last summer to join the Tampa office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, has been hit with criminal insider trading charges by federal prosecutors in New York. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has also filed a parallel civil case against Little and a co-defendant.
The Trump administration's U.S. Justice Department is both simultaneously challenging and backing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, creating a litigation whirlwind as Republicans and business advocates push reforms that would strip some power from the Obama-era federal agency.
What have U.S. Supreme Court advocates learned from Justice Neil Gorsuch based on his early sittings? "Justice Gorsuch comes as advertised: someone deeply committed to ruling by the text and the Constitution's underpinnings, like federalism," Mayer Brown's Timothy Bishop, a veteran high court advocate, says. Here's a look at some early observations of the court's newest member.
Mosquitoes now are at the center of a liability question the U.S. Supreme Court could consider for the first time Thursday: Should the Union Pacific railroad company have protected employee William Nami and other workers from the mosquitoes? In a 5-1 ruling, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of the rail company. But courts are split on the issue.
Marcia Coyle, the National Law Journal's senior Washington correspondent and a veteran Supreme Court reporter, on Monday spoke with PBS NewsHour's William Brangham about the oral arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
With fallout from the network's sexual harassment scandal threatening Chairman Rupert Murdoch’s bid to complete 21st Century Fox’s $14.8 billion acquisition of Sky News in the U.K., approval could turn on what's known as the "fit and proper" test.
Publicizing a litigation funding deal is one way for a small company—or a small law firm—to signal that it's ready to fight. Still, the industry is a long way from full transparency.
The accounting firm BDO USA could be forced to disclose certain internal documents to U.S. regulators who are investigating claims the company discriminated and retaliated against female employees, including the chief human resources officer. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday overturned a lower court's decision that blocked enforcement of EEOC subpoena.
"Prepare for the coming emoji onslaught," warns Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman, who sees ramifications for contract law, criminal evidence and IP disputes.
Becoming a whistleblower is emotionally exhausting and potentially career-ending. We reached out to labor and employment attorneys about which questions employees should ask themselves when they're considering whether to expose wrongdoing by their companies.
Casino surveillance technicians may have unique power to work covertly with managers to spy on other employees, or even pull off sabotage a la "Ocean's Eleven," and therefore should not be able to unionize with other workers, attorneys for major Las Vegas casinos argued recently in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Noel Francisco, still awaiting a hearing on his nomination as U.S. solicitor general, has promised to divest his interests in technology, financial and pharmaceutical companies—including Apple Inc., Vanguard Financials and Merck & Co.—if he wins Senate confirmation. In his financial disclosure form, the former Jones Day partner reported $4.6M in his partnership share plus earnings supplement.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday asked for permission from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to file an amicus brief urging it to affirm the lower court’s ruling in a case involving failed Chicago-based health insurer Land of Lincoln Mutual Health Insurance. The insurer is arguing the government owes it money under the ACA Risk Corridor program; the U.S. government says it doesn't.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled a drug used to treat chemotherapy symptoms did not avoid the on-sale bar for patents despite keeping some details of its drug sale confidential.
Like other reports in this month’s NLJ, Cheryl Miller’s piece about driverless cars addresses a common theme we’ll revisit in each upcoming issue: What does the Trump administration mean for regulation?
Kara Brockmeyer, former chief of the SEC Enforcement Division's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, is joining Debevoise & Plimpton's Washington, D.C., office as a partner and member of the white-collar and regulatory defense and the strategic crisis response and solutions groups, the firm announced Monday.
In 20 years as a San Francisco plaintiffs lawyer, Lori Andrus has secured top roles in mass tort cases against companies including Farmers Group, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson over pay discrimination, defective birth control and other ills. She wants more women to join her.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday invoked a rare public-policy exception that "threatens to destabilize" arbitration awards in future cases, a federal appeals judge said in her dissent. "The court's decision to vacate the arbitral award in this case contradicts decades of precedent delineating a narrow public policy exception and threatens as a practical matter to destabilize many, if not most, arbitral awards," Judge Nina Pillard wrote.
Former commissioner for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Julie Brill will be deputy general counsel and report directly to Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith. Brill joins the company after roughly a year with Hogan Lovells.
In the U.S. Supreme Court term that ended last June, Justice Samuel Alito turned to books most often to bolster his opinions, while Justice Anthony Kennedy—the court's most influential voter—made least use of the wisdom embodied in books. Justices cite books for a variety of reasons, Yale Law School's Linda Greenhouse, a veteran high court observer, writes in "The Books of the Justices" in the latest Michigan Law Review.
Florida lawmakers will likely pass a measure that classifies drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft as independent contractors rather than employees, marking the latest state to attempt to regulate the rapidly growing and litigious ride-hailing workforce.
Details of the settlement were not disclosed, but attorneys said it would cover David Dao's injuries.
Ocwen Financial Corp., the mortgage loan servicer fighting a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lawsuit, has turned to an unlikely source for help: the U.S. Justice Department. In a federal court filing styled as a motion "to invite the views of the attorney general of the United States," the company on Wednesday took the remarkable step of asking the Justice Department to weigh in on the side of a corporation fighting another federal agency.
Judge Amul Thapar was asked Wednesday at his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing about President Donald Trump's recent criticism of judges who have ruled against him.
The U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated they could remand a case involving the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, a decision that would leave pharmaceutical companies without needed clarity on the law.
Lawyers who cheered the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s live broadcast of oral arguments in President Donald Trump’s first travel ban case now have another show to look forward to after the Fourth Circuit said it will live livestream oral arguments in its case next month.
A whistleblower who tipped the agency with information about serious securities misconduct—which was not identified by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission—was rewarded with a $4 million award.
In another sign that independent monitorships are attracting top-shelf legal talent, Tenet Healthcare Corp. has tapped David Ogden and Ronald Machen to monitor its compliance under a non-prosecution agreement.
The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up oral arguments for the term on Wednesday. The justices' quest for unanimity is always tested toward the end of a term when some of the most difficult cases await decision. This term is no different. Here's a snapshot of some of the big cases that await decisions.
State banking regulators are taking the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to court over its proposal to establish a special-purpose national bank charter for financial technology companies.
Social media is now a fixture in our lives. But court rules around researching jurors online still vary from state to state and judge to judge.
A panel sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security explored those lines in a webcast Tuesday. "Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media: The Legal Rules" included lawyers and journalists who have been caught up in national security issues.
There are three talc cases in the Top 100 Verdicts of 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.
The Top 100 Verdicts report is compiled by NLJ affiliate VerdictSearch, which strives to report as many jury verdicts, decisions and settlements as possible.
Of the record-breaking 33 firms that made the Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit's list of pro bono leaders in 2015, 24 are back on the list this year for their work in 2016. But, those who dropped off the list include some big names like Paul Weiss and Kirkland & Ellis.
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.
Experts say the case pitting government speech against free speech seems more like a scenario that would play out in a law school exam question.
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.
The case involved allegations that Harman International Industries artificially inflated its stock prices.
Here’s a look at eight judges who are handling their first multidistrict litigation assignments and why they’re likely to be tapped again.
The panel that assigns sprawling litigation to individual judges to manage is looking beyond repeat players and bringing more women and minority judges into the mix.
Professors from some of the nation’s top law schools filed an amicus brief with the Connecticut Supreme Court saying case law clearly shows negligent entrustment applies, even in cases involving guns.
Kerrie Campbell, a litigator at Chadbourne & Parke who brought a $100 million gender bias suit against the firm, was expelled from its partnership Thursday. In a memo to all Chadbourne partners, Campbell sought to avoid such a fate, which came after 70 partners voted in favor of her exit. She was the only dissenting vote.
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.
According a copy of the settlement agreement, Tyann Sorrell, the ex-law dean's former assistant, will receive an initial lump sum payment followed by monthly payments over 10 years.
A case argued Tuesday considers whether the use of "disgorgement" by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should be considered a penalty subject to a five-year statute of limitations.
The case before the court deals with a narrow issue of deadlines for initiating litigation. Representing CalPERS, Thomas Goldstein of Goldstein & Russell told the justices litigation could overwhelm the courts if statutory deadlines for opt-out lawsuits are interpreted too strictly.
Sujit Choudhry, the former law dean, will pay $50,000 to his accuser's attorneys and another $50,000 to charity. He will also be allowed to remain a tenured professor "in good standing" until spring 2018.
The decision to have a live broadcast would mark the first time the appeals court has done so. Audio recordings of hearings are generally available the following day.
In a case closely watched by institutional investors, CalPERS is hoping to reverse the Second Circuit and extend the window for opt-out suits.
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer awarded the Seattle plaintiffs firm $2.3 million, a small fraction of its request.
Thirteen years after suing the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority—and winning a $655 million jury award in 2015—the American victims and estates of victims of a series of bombings and shootings in Israel are asking the justices to overturn a federal appeals court decision that jettisoned them out of court.
Qualcomm was ordered to pay a refund of royalties for phone and chip modem sales that exceeded a per-unit cap.
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?
With eight figures potentially on the line, Johnson & Johnson isn't skimping on its defense. Covington & Burling products liability partners Phyllis Jones and Paul Schmidt were on hand in the St. Louis courtroom Tuesday, backing up national coordinating counsel from Butler Snow and Shook, Hardy & Bacon.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims only a fraction of a $17 million trust created under a Yahoo settlement has been used to provide humanitarian aid to Chinese dissidents.
A federal court complaint on behalf of Juicero Inc. says a Chinese company has copied the "luxurious yet approachable" style of its juicer.
In a new suit, eSentio Technologies accuses HBR Consulting of derailing its bid for document management work from Akin Gump and King & Spalding.
He was not quite Whitey Bulger, but federal prosecutors in Boston announced Friday the arrest in Florida of Scott Wolas, a disbarred lawyer accused of perpetrating a $1.5 million real estate investment fraud in Massachusetts. Wolas, booted from Hunton & Williams in 1995, has been on the run for two decades.
The U.S. Judicial Conference is asking Congress to add four new positions and make another 14 temporary positions permanent to deal with case volumes in select districts.
Details of the settlement were not disclosed, but the two sides had sued each other for millions of dollars in a breach of contract suit sparked by President Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric.
The final round of arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court this month will give soon-to-be Justice Neil Gorsuch opportunities to reveal how he would deal with a range of issues, including government support of religious institutions and requirements for securities and product liability claims.
Appellate jurists suggest Eastern District ignored their instructions, but there's not much they can do about it.
The Fourth Circuit issued a rare notice alerting the attorneys in the case that the judges are receiving unsolicited emails from the public.
Overruling years of precedent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday concluded that discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation violates the Civil Rights Act.
Jay Edelson, founding partner of Edelson PC, called the complaint filed by a litigation foe "an attempt to do some late-in-the-game damage control" and promised an aggressive response.
The D.C. district judge threw out a part of the case involving a print story accusing two players of using steroids, but allowed a defamation claim against an accompanying video to move forward.
Commercial litigation finance is a growing industry. But when it comes to the people who laid its foundations and those who are propelling the business today, it is an exceedingly small and interconnected world. Many key figures trace their roots to elite law firms or Wall Street institutions.
In a ruling that could expose the shipper to steep penalties, a judge faulted UPS for turning a blind eye to illegal cigarette shipments until it was faced with legal action.
As Hawaii prepares for a hearing Wednesday, the Trump administration looks to capitalize on an early win in Virginia.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a legally blind man's challenge to what he claims is the discriminatory logic-games portion of the Law School Admission Test. His lawyer said the legal fight will continue.
EpiPen maker Mylan N.V. announced Tuesday that Daniel Gallagher has been appointed chief legal officer, effective April 17. Gallagher served as a commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from late 2011 to late 2015. He previously held various staff roles at the agency, including as counsel to two commissioners.
Makan Delrahim, a former top lobbyist for tech and health care companies who now serves as a deputy White House counsel, is the Trump administration's pick to lead the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division, a key post that would put him, and his front-office staff, in the spotlight of in-house legal departments looking to win approval for mergers and acquisitions.
The ruling issued March 25 upholds an arbitration panel's award entered for Canadian company Crystallex.
During arguments Monday in the closely watched TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, several justices seemed resistant to shaking up the status quo, which allows broad latitude in where patent cases may be filed.