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.
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.
U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest plans to retire after less then 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.
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.
Taco Bell doesn’t have to give break pay to a proposed class of California workers who get discounted food through its policy of subsidizing workers’ meals as long as they stay in the restaurant while on break, the Ninth Circuit said Wednesday in a published order affirming judgment for the fast-food chain.
A divided D.C. Circuit panel put the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to stop enforcing Obama-era greenhouse gas emissions standards for certain heavy-duty trucks on hold Wednesday, while it mulls an emergency bid by environmental groups to nix the decision.
A California federal jury on Wednesday found a 67-year-old accountant formerly at one of the state’s largest accounting firms guilty of helping a biotech venture capitalist siphon $18 million from an investment fund by filing multiple false tax returns, marking an end to a weekslong trial.
Andrew S. Oldham was confirmed to the Fifth Circuit on a 50-49 party-line vote on Wednesday, making him President Donald Trump's fifth successful appointment to the Louisiana-based appellate court.
New York City has agreed to pay $20.8 million to end a U.S. Department of Justice suit alleging it made predominantly female registered nurses and midwives work years longer to earn retirement with full pensions than workers in mostly male-dominated jobs, according to a settlement filed in New York federal court on Wednesday.
The Second Circuit on Tuesday said it wouldn’t hear a fast-tracked appeal of a controversial copyright ruling over embedded tweets, sending it back to a trial court for more proceedings.
The European Union’s competition enforcer slapped Google Inc. with a record €4.34 billion ($5.04 billion) fine on Wednesday for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system, the second massive penalty levied by the bloc against the U.S. search giant for violating its antitrust rules.
A Pennsylvania federal judge awarded $63 million in fees and another $2.9 million in costs to class counsel for direct purchasers who scored $190 million in settlements with drywall manufacturers in multidistrict litigation over alleged price-fixing, according to an order Monday lauding the "imaginative" attorneys' "outstanding work."
A proposed class of an estimated 61,500 current and former Abercrombie & Fitch employees have urged a California federal judge to grant preliminary approval to a $9.6 million agreement with the company to settle claims that its “call-in” scheduling policy flouted state labor laws.