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Certain GM diesel trucks, including versions of the Chevrolet Silverado, emit far more pollution while on the road than in emissions testing conditions, according to a proposed class action. (AP)

GM Hit With Emissions-Cheating Claims

General Motors on Thursday became the latest automaker to be caught up in allegations of emissions cheating, as a proposed class action filed in Michigan federal court claims that defeat devices — similar to those used in Volkswagen’s diesel cars — are installed in certain models of its diesel trucks.

  • UPS Hit With $247M Judgment In Tobacco Shipping Row

    A New York federal judge ordered UPS to pay $247 million to the Empire State and New York City for helping move untaxed cigarettes from tribal lands, saying Thursday the shipping giant had shown a “lack of willingness to change” without a hefty punishment.

  • Teva To Pay $1.6M To Resolve Calif. Counties' Opioid Suit

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc. will pay $1.6 million for substance abuse treatment to resolve a lawsuit brought in state court by two California counties over allegedly misleading marketing practices involving opioid painkillers, according to media reports Thursday.

  • Cleary Gottlieb Beats Ex-Atty's Amended Race Bias Suit

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP beat a former project attorney’s suit alleging he was let go because of his race when a Washington, D.C., federal judge found Wednesday that he had failed to show he performed as well as or better than white colleagues kept on after work slowed down.

  • Citing Trump's Kasowitz Hire, Lieberman Quits FBI Job Search

    Joseph Lieberman, the former senator, Democratic vice presidential hopeful and current Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP counsel, has pulled his name out of the running to be the next head of the FBI.

  • First Trump Nominee For Circuit Court Clears Senate

    The Senate has approved President Donald Trump's first nominee for an appellate court, confirming District Judge Amul Thapar to a post on the Sixth Circuit on Thursday.

  • Pipeline Foes Crash FERC Nominees' Confirmation Hearing

    An otherwise sleepy U.S. Senate confirmation hearing for two Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominees was roused by several protesters of the agency's pipeline review and approval policies who angrily shouted for FERC to be shut down before they were forcibly removed.

  • 4th Circ. Upholds Block Against Trump's Revised Travel Ban

    The Fourth Circuit on Thursday upheld a nationwide injunction on President Trump’s revised travel ban, ruling the ban likely runs afoul of the Constitution, and that statements from the president and his advisers indicate the executive order’s goal was to carry out a “Muslim ban.”

  • 2nd Circ. Unhappy With Judge's Refusal To Open Trump Docs

    A Second Circuit panel looked uncomfortable Thursday with a Manhattan trial judge's refusal to unseal 1998 settlement papers from a labor class action, documents Time magazine says could shed light on whether President Donald Trump knew he used undocumented labor to build Trump Tower in 1980.

  • 4 Key Takeaways As CBO Scores Revised ACA Repeal Bill

    The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday predicted that Republican legislation largely repealing the Affordable Care Act would destabilize many insurance markets and put comprehensive health insurance out of reach for many Americans. Here are four takeaways from the CBO’s eagerly awaited forecast.

  • Jury Hands UC Berry IP Win, But Judge Slams Both Sides

    A California federal jury found largely in favor of the University of California Davis on Wednesday in a suit claiming two professors stole intellectual property from its strawberry breeding program in launching their rival company, but the presiding judge said “both sides are to blame,” because the university failed to plan the strawberry program’s future.

  • Trump's Russia Probe Atty Faces Beltway Learning Curve

    In reportedly choosing confidant Marc Kasowitz to defend him in the Russia collusion probe, President Donald Trump is casting his lot with a hard-charging New York litigator from outside the cadre of D.C. white-collar fixers, one who must learn to navigate new political minefields while trying to avoid the kind of courtroom battles where he made his name.

  • BNP Paribas Pays $350M To Settle NY Currency Probe

    French bank BNP Paribas was fined $350 million by the New York State Department of Financial Services for lax oversight in its foreign-exchange business that allowed “nearly unfettered misconduct” by more than a dozen employees involved in exchange rate manipulation, officials announced Wednesday.



In This Patent Hotspot, Bow Ties Mean Business

By Matt Chiappardi

A wave of patent suits is likely heading to a place where judges could be mistaken for professors, posturing is anathema, and out-of-towners have much to learn. (Editor’s note: This article was first published in March.)

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