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The nomination of Oregon federal prosecutor Ryan Bounds for the Ninth Circuit got bogged down in the Senate on Thursday when two GOP lawmakers said they wouldn't vote for him. (Getty)

GOP Sens. Kill Vote On Trump 9th Circ. Pick Ryan Bounds

Republican leaders scuttled a planned Senate vote on President Donald Trump's choice of federal prosecutor Ryan Bounds for a Ninth Circuit judgeship Thursday rather than have the nominee fail to win confirmation.

  • NY Appeals Board Agrees That Uber Drivers Are Employees

    The New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board affirmed an administrative law judge’s determination that three former Uber Inc. drivers and those similarly situated were employees for the purpose of receiving unemployment benefits, rejecting the ride-hailing giant’s bid to withdraw its appeal, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance announced Thursday.

  • Russian Hack Charges Offer Rare Look At Spy Vs. Spy Battles

    The fly-on-the-wall account of Russian hacking laid out in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment charging a dozen Kremlin-backed spies with interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is striking, ex-prosecutors say, given its risk of exposing American investigative tools — which may have included hacking the Russians back.

  • Medtronic Strikes $43M Deal To End Stock-Drop Suit

    Medtronic Inc. investors asked a Minnesota federal judge on Wednesday for initial approval of a $43 million settlement they reached with the medical device maker after five years of litigation involving claims it manipulated studies for a bone graft product to drive up share prices.

  • $16M Fee Bid In LendingClub Deal 'Unbelievable,' Judge Says

    U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Thursday approved a $125 million deal ending securities class actions against LendingClub Corp., but said he couldn't bless class counsel's "unbelievable" bid for $16 million in attorneys' fees because the request was so vague he "may have to bring in one of those people with the green eyeshade."

  • New York City's Climate Suit Against Big Oil Thrown Out

    A New York federal judge on Thursday nixed New York City's suit seeking to hold ExxonMobil, BP and other oil giants accountable for climate change-related infrastructure damage, saying that the Big Apple's state-law claims are trumped by federal law.

  • Comcast Drops Competing Fox Bid To Focus On Sky Deal

    Comcast on Thursday bowed out of a bidding war with Disney over a suite of 21st Century Fox assets, saying it would instead turn its full focus to its planned $34 billion takeover of British telecom giant Sky.

  • Nikon Didn't Infringe Carl Zeiss Patents, Calif. Jury Says

    A California federal jury on Thursday cleared Japanese camera giant Nikon of allegations by lensmaker Carl Zeiss and semiconductor equipment maker ASML that Nikon digital cameras infringe two patents protecting electronic image capture technology.

  • Convicted Bankers Get 13 Years For Rigging Euribor

    Two former traders convicted for plotting to rig a key interest rate benchmark were sentenced at a London criminal court on Thursday to a total of more than 13 years in prison as it was revealed that three other defendants will face a retrial in January.

  • Cancer Pro To Monsanto Jury: Pesticide Study Critique 'Idiotic'

    A renowned cancer expert defended a World Health Organization finding that the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup probably causes lymphoma and rejected as “idiotic” accusations that WHO thinks everything causes cancer, during testimony Wednesday in a landmark California jury trial over claims pesticides caused a retired groundskeeper's lymphoma.

  • SDNY Judge Forrest, Known For Tough Sentences, To Retire

    U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest plans to retire after less than seven years on the federal bench, her judicial colleagues confirmed Wednesday, after a tenure notable for tough sentences — especially a life term for Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht — and her more recent move to upbraid another retired judge.

  • US Trustee Questioned Over McKinsey’s Conflict Disclosures

    The director of the federal program that monitors U.S. bankruptcy cases was recently asked by a Republican congressman to answer questions about how his office enforces requirements on professional advisers to reveal conflicts of interest, citing a recent report that McKinsey & Co. has a pattern of making very few disclosures.

  • 3 Takeaways From EU's Latest Google Antitrust Fine

    Europe’s antitrust enforcer hit Google with another massive fine on Wednesday, this time a €4.34 billion ($5.04 billion) levy over the licensing practices for its Android mobile operating system, nearly double one issued last year for favoring its own comparison shopping site in search results. Here, Law360 takes a look at the latest fine and what it could mean for Google.