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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:27:34 +0000A special veterans' court has the ability to hear class actions, an appellate court found.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:59:35 +0000Legislation introduced in Congress on Wednesday would expose cruise operators to broader damages for passenger deaths, bringing the industry in line with airlines and land transportation companies. The Cruise Passenger Protection Act would allow the families of passengers who die in international waters as a result of negligence to recover damages for loss of care, comfort […]
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:27:45 +0000“I am not a robot. My intonation is always different.” — “Donald Trump” “I am not a robot. My intonation is always different.” —”Barack Obama” Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama never actually uttered the line, or at least those 10 words in that order. But over at the website Lyrebird.ai, you can play recordings […]
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:50:51 +0000A federal court in Washington, D.C., has unsealed a batch of legal documents that shed light on an early test of a 2015 law the allows companies to challenge gag orders in national security investigations. The dispute began in February 2016, when a service provider asked for judicial review of a gag order preventing the […]
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:14:22 +0000Chadbourne & Parke LLP partner Kerrie Campbell, who sued the firm last August for gender discrimination, has been voted out of the partnership, according to the firm and her lawyer. The decision follows a partnership vote held Thursday, both sides say. Ms. Campbell’s lawyer, David Sanford, said it’s further evidence of retaliation against the Washington, […]
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:41:32 +0000Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli will receive a separate trial from his former lawyer after a federal judge on Wednesday ruled that trying the two men together for securities fraud and conspiracy would prevent Mr. Shkreli from receiving a constitutionally fair trial.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:38:29 +0000Aaron Hernandez was a convicted murderer. But his apparent suicide appears to leave the former pro-football star an innocent man — at least technically under state law. Reports the Boston Globe: In the eyes of the state of Massachusetts, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man, thanks to an archaic legal […]
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:17:31 +0000An organization of restaurant workers and a hotel booking agent in Washington, D.C. have joined a federal lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of receiving unconstitutional “emoluments.” As The Wall Street Journal earlier reported, Mr. Trump faces a lawsuit claiming his business interests run afoul of rarely litigated constitutional provisions aimed at preserving presidential independence and […]
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:10:41 +0000It’s not what one would call a dream vacation: Travel to one of the world’s most repressive nations and subject yourself to a grueling test of physical endurance. Kevin Jones, head of the China labor and employment practice at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, hails from the U.S. but lives and practices in Shanghai. He traveled to […]
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:08:53 +0000A former 'Apprentice' star suing Donald Trump for defamation says he shouldn't be protected by presidential immunity.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:39:28 +0000Davis Polk & Wardwell is hiring back women who have left the firm for years.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:30:42 +0000Boies Schiller Flexner is absorbing Los Angeles litigation boutique Caldwell Leslie.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 22:38:51 +0000A federal appeals court ruling Friday has the potential to raise copyright liability risks for online platforms that allow users to moderate content post by other users. The case decided by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concerns the “safe harbor” protections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the law that insulates sites […]
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:53:30 +0000Kimberly Hively vs. Ivy Tech Community College was the title of the gay rights case decided Tuesday by the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But it could also have been called Judge Posner vs. Justice Scalia. As The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Palazzolo reports, the federal appeals court ruled that gay employees should be […]
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 19:27:56 +0000New York’s highest court on Tuesday rejected effort to challenge search warrants demanding information about hundreds of customers in connection with a Social Security fraud probe. As Law Blog earlier reported, New York City prosecutors obtained the warrants as part of a sweeping investigation into fraudulent Social Security disability claims, including claims submitted by retired […]
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 19:14:54 +0000Michael Cohen, a lawyer to President Donald Trump, has forged an alliance with law firm Squire Patton Boggs.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:57:00 +0000Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has a lost client because of its work for another client: President Donald Trump. Wallace Global Fund, a left-leaning private foundation, has terminated its relationship with Morgan Lewis as a protest against Mr. Trump and the firm’s handling of his business conflicts. The fund’s decision was “out of profound disagreement […]
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:28:11 +0000A U.S. court said Germany must face claims here in a Nazi art-restitution case.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:40:03 +0000A $45 million fine on Bank of America could be an unexpected windfall for California's law schools.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:09:46 +0000In front of a Guilford County courthouse in North Carolina this week stood a man holding a poster with a hand-written message: “This is the face of domestic abuse.” It wasn’t a bizarre publicity stunt but a court-imposed public shaming. According to CBS affiliate WFMY-TV, Guilford County District Judge Mark Cummings ordered a man convicted of […]