The Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday that The Coca-Cola Co. might not be able to register its “Zero” brand as a trademark, ordering more proceedings on whether it’s just a generic term for calorie-free soda.
The Federal Trade Commission’s newly minted chairman, Joseph Simons, said Wednesday that the agency will conduct a series of hearings to help shape its policy approach to hot-button antitrust and consumer protection issues including privacy, big data and the potential for enforcement against large technology platforms.
A minority investor in CBS Corp. will be allowed to pursue its suit against controlling shareholder National Amusements Inc. after a Delaware Chancery Court judge declined to stay the proceeding Wednesday and said the case could progress in coordination with an earlier-filed suit from the directors of CBS over their efforts to issue a stock dividend.
Former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son used the once-powerful politician’s office to strong-arm businesses for illicit payments to the younger Skelos, prosecutors told a Manhattan federal jury Wednesday during opening arguments in the pair’s corruption retrial.
A New York bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved the $1.1 million stalking horse offer and bidding procedures for the Gawker.com domain name and its archive of old stories, clearing the way for an auction scheduled for next month.
A West Virginia Supreme Court justice was indicted Wednesday on charges of fraud, lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and tampering with a witness related to his alleged misuse of state funds and property.
The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday revived a former Chrysler employee's suit over the denial of his bid for an early retirement supplement, holding that the worker didn't need to prove that the company intended to deceive in order to seek a rewrite of the plan.
A former partner at Jones Day who was shut out of a bid to become San Diego's U.S. attorney under the last Republican administration got the White House's nod for the job on Wednesday, as did three others in Colorado, New Orleans and Detroit.
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, Baker McKenzie, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and Brown Rudnick LLP have raised associate pay in the U.S. to match the new scale set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP last week, offering first-year associates a salary of $190,000, according to internal memos that have become public.
At times echoing a law school classroom, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday probed judicial nominees for the Fourth Circuit and a Florida district court about the limits of government power, asking about the ability to crack down on cocaine use and stop incest.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that takes a step toward ending the administration's practice of separating immigrants from their children in detention following broad public outcry, while doubling down on the administration’s “zero-tolerance policy” of prosecuting all unauthorized border crossers.
The attorneys general for New York and Massachusetts on Wednesday said they will sue the Trump administration over the U.S. Department of Labor's final rule on association health plans that they say will shrink "critical consumer health protections."
New York’s banking regulator said Wednesday that Deutsche Bank AG has agreed to pay a $205 million penalty as part of a settlement resolving state banking law violations stemming from an investigation into the German bank’s foreign exchange trading business.
By Ed Beeson