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EXCLUSIVE: Behind The Downfall Of Latham's Chairman

Latham & Watkins LLP Chair Bill Voge announced his immediate resignation Tuesday afternoon following an admission that he had engaged in communications of a sexual nature with a person not connected to the firm.

  • Facebook Shareholders Sue Over Data Firm Tied To Trump

    Facebook investors hit the social media behemoth with a stock-drop suit in California federal court Tuesday, alleging that it made misleading claims about its use of user data, which blew up this month when its alleged relationship to a Trump-linked data firm was made public.

  • Ex-Playboy Model Sues To Break Silence On Trump

    A former Playboy Playmate on Tuesday accused the National Enquirer’s owner of colluding with her then-lawyer to trick her into silence on her alleged affair with President Donald Trump, making her at least the second woman to resist a so-called hush agreement in California state court.

  • F-Squared Founder Hit With Securities Ban, $12.4M Penalty

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday ordered the founder of defunct stock-picking company F-Squared Investments Inc. to pay the federal government more than $12.4 million and never again work in the securities industry after a federal jury decided he was liable for misleading investors.

  • BIA Must Explain New Stance For Sex Offenses, 4th Circ. Says

    The Board of Immigration Appeals last year failed to adequately explain why it changed its policy and determined that sexual offenses against minors expose immigrants to deportation even if the perpetrator does not know that the victim was underage, the Fourth Circuit held on Tuesday.

  • ‘No One Is Above The Law’: Trump Must Face Defamation Suit

    A New York state judge on Tuesday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump to escape a defamation suit filed by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, saying nothing in the U.S. Constitution protected the president from a suit filed by a private citizen over his unofficial actions.

  • Kennedy Scolds Sotomayor At Abortion Case Arguments

    Justice Anthony Kennedy chided Justice Sonia Sotomayor during Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court arguments in a closely watched abortion case after she discussed what she found on the website of one of the anti-abortion petitioners, scoffing that he himself didn’t “go beyond the record to look on the internet because I don’t think we should do that.”

  • FTC Forces CDK To Abandon Auto/Mate Buy

    The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that CDK Global Inc. had abandoned its planned purchase of fellow automotive dealer software vendor Auto/Mate Dealership Systems after the agency filed an administrative complaint alleging their tie-up would “reduce competition in an already concentrated market.”

  • EPA's Regional Haze Rule Upheld By DC Circ.

    The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to incorporate its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule into regional haze regulations, a blow to green groups that challenged it as insufficiently protective and power industry groups that said it improperly wiped out states’ older pollution control plans.

  • Weinstein Co.'s Del. Ch. 11 Kickoff Marked By $25M Loan Fight

    The Weinstein Co. steered its business into Delaware bankruptcy court and away from the scandals of co-founder Harvey Weinstein late Monday but immediately slammed into a case-opening battle over the source and cost of a $25 million bankruptcy loan.

  • Embedded Tweet Copyright Case Sent To 2nd Circ.

    A New York federal judge has given Time Inc. and other publishers the right to file an immediate appeal from a controversial copyright ruling last month over embedded tweets, crediting their claims of “tremendous uncertainty.”

  • Justices Keep Securities Class Actions Alive In State Courts

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that state courts can continue to hear certain securities class actions brought under federal law, delivering a blow to underwriters and newly public companies that argued such claims belong only before federal judges.

  • Newly Filed Miami Bridge Collapse Suit Won't Be The Last

    A cyclist who was injured last week when a pedestrian bridge collapsed in Miami filed suit Monday, the first of what experts say will be dozens of cases stemming from the tragic accident that killed six people.