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The jury found in favor of the archdiocese, an associated entity and Katy Perry on a slander of title claim, an intentional interference with contractual relations claim and a prospective interference with economic damages claim. Above, the gate to the convent. (AP)

LA Jury Awards $5M In Fees In Katy Perry Convent Trial

A Los Angeles jury on Friday awarded nearly $3.5 million in legal fees to the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles and about $1.57 million to pop star Katy Perry after a trial over whether a developer intentionally interfered with Perry's $14.5 million bid to buy a sprawling former convent by entering her own deal to buy the property from two nuns.

  • House Committee Presses Equifax For More Breach Details

    House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders on Friday dialed up the heat on Equifax over a massive data breach that compromised 145.5 million Americans' personal and financial records, demanding more answers to questions related to the software vulnerability that was exploited, the credit bureau's response to the incident and a potential second compromise in mid-October.

  • Gun Atty's Counsel Hired Him For Pistol Permit, Judge Told

    Barry I. Slotnick, the lawyer tasked with defending New York City gun-license attorney John Chambers against charges of paying bribes to police for firearms permits, hired Chambers for help with his own pistol permit, a Friday letter says.

  • 4th Circ. Revives Drivers' FLSA Claims Against Baking Co.

    The Fourth Circuit on Friday reinstated Fair Labor Standards Act claims in a suit against Schmidt Baking Co. Inc. from former employees alleging they were entitled to overtime pay, reversing a lower court’s dismissal.

  • Trump Adds 5 Names To Supreme Court Potential List

    President Donald J. Trump announced on Friday the addition of five new names to the list of judges that he will draw upon to fill a potential vacancy in the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Sessions Halts DOJ Guidance That Creates New Rules

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Department of Justice to stop creating new rules through guidance documents and instead follow the normal regulatory process, he said Friday, an issue that has grated on compliance professionals.

  • Brand Battles: Wu-Tang Takes On 'Woof-Tang' Dog Walkers

    In Law360’s latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, legendary hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan takes on a Manhattan dog walker called "Woof-Tang Clan," Play-Doh gets involved with nonsmell-related trademarks, and Sazerac takes a "Paddy" whack at a small Massachusetts company.

  • Rams Win Bid To Arbitrate Seat Fight With St. Louis Org.

    A Missouri federal judge on Friday ruled that the Rams NFL team can arbitrate a dispute with the St. Louis Regional Convention and Visitors Commission related to consolidated suits against the team over its move to Los Angeles that allegedly breached fans’ personal seat license agreements.

  • Judge OKs NCAA's $209M Antitrust Deal, Attys Get $45M

    A California federal judge said Friday she’ll grant final approval to the NCAA and 11 athletic conferences’ $209 million deal with student-athletes and grant class counsel's request for nearly $45 million in fees, costs and expenses, partially resolving suits over allegedly anti-competitive caps on student scholarships.

  • Mondelez Faces Labeling Suit Over Sugary Breakfast Items

    Mondelez International Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Thursday in California federal court alleging the snack food giant duped consumers into thinking its belVita breakfast biscuits are a healthy way to start the day when they are actually full of sugar.

  • 'Long Siege' For Ex-Dewey Controller Ends With No Jail

    The former controller at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP saw the end to what his attorney called a “long and arduous siege” on Friday when he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service after cooperating in the prosecution of his ex-colleagues for more than three years.

  • Toys R Us Asks For $100M In Incentives For Execs, Workers

    Toys R Us Inc. on Wednesday asked a Virginia bankruptcy court for permission to pay its employees up to $100 million in bonuses, saying the incentives are needed to navigate the company through a Chapter 11 holiday season.

  • Zarrab Out Of Federal Lockup But Still In US Custody

    Reza Zarrab remains in federal custody, the U.S. government said Thursday, after news surfaced that the Turkish-Iranian businessman accused in Manhattan federal court of scheming to dodge American sanctions against Iran had been released from a detention facility on Nov. 8.