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The president on Friday moved ahead with a 25 percent tariff on Chinese technology goods, medical devices and manufacturing components that could eventually cover about $50 billion in total trade. (AP)

Trump Ups Tariff Ante By Targeting $200B In Chinese Exports

The escalating tariff battle between the U.S. and China took another dramatic turn Monday as President Donald Trump said he will consider duties on another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods in an effort to undo the country's purportedly discriminatory intellectual property and technology acquisition rules.

  • BREAKING: DOL Releases Rule To Allow Expansion Of Small Biz Health Plans

    The U.S. Department of Labor put out its long-anticipated rule on association health plans on Tuesday, tweaking the agency's interpretation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act's definition of "employer" to allow small businesses to band together and create health plans for their workers.

  • Trump Admin. Takes Chicago Sanctuary City Row To Justices

    The Trump administration Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay a nationwide halt that Illinois’ federal courts have placed on enforcing new conditions to a public safety grant that the city of Chicago says ropes so-called “sanctuary cities” into following the president's stringent immigration policies.

  • Fujifilm Sues Xerox For Killing $6.1B Merger

    Fujifilm hit Xerox with a complaint in New York federal court Monday over the termination of their $6.1 billion combination, alleging that two shareholder activists pressured Xerox into walking away from the deal and seeking more than $1 billion in damages.

  • JPMorgan To Pay CFTC $65M Over ISDAfix Rigging

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Monday that banking giant JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay a $65 million civil penalty for allegedly trying to manipulate a global benchmark tied to an array of interest-rate related derivative products such as swaps and options.

  • High Court Wants SG's Input In Calif. Foie Gras Ban Suit

    The U.S. Supreme Court asked the solicitor general Monday to weigh in on a challenge to California's ban on selling products made by force-feeding birds, particularly foie gras, seeking the government's views on whether the state rule is preempted by federal law.

  • 3 More BigLaw Firms To Tie Associate Salary Bumps

    Three BigLaw firms are among a handful of shops that recently said they will match Cravath's increased associate pay scale, which includes a $190,000 starting salary for first-year lawyers.

  • Gerrymandering Foes Suffer Blow At High Court, For Now

    Opponents of political gerrymandering suffered setbacks Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to strike down electoral maps in Wisconsin and Maryland allegedly drawn to favor one party over the other, but the justices’ narrow rulings mean the issue will almost certainly resurface in the near future.

  • High Court To Consider Feds' Hovercraft Ban In Alaska Again

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to review a Ninth Circuit ruling holding that the National Park Service has the right to enforce its hovercraft ban on an Alaska river, setting the high court up to consider the dispute for the second time.

  • Justices Say Resentencing Decisions Need Little Explanation

    The U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that judges don't have to provide in-depth explanations of their rationales in resentencing rulings after retroactive changes to the sentencing guidelines that governed their initial decision have been applied, resolving a circuit split on the issue.

  • High Court Agrees To Review Banker's Copy-Paste Fraud

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to review a D.C. Circuit decision finding that an investment banker who copied and pasted his boss' allegedly fraudulent email about an energy investment into a message to clients is himself liable for fraud.

  • High Court To Hear Apple's Appeal In Monopoly Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took up Apple Inc.’s bid to quash a proposed consumer class action claiming the technology giant illegally monopolized the iPhone app market, a little more than a month after the Trump administration threw its weight behind the tech giant's request.

  • High Court Says Sentencing Errors Must Be Fixed

    Federal appellate courts should correct sentencing mistakes even when the errors do not “shock the conscience,” the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday as it rejected a Fifth Circuit definition of how to examine “plain errors” by lower courts and ruled for a noncitizen convicted of illegal reentry.