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  • January 18, 2018

    Calif. Appeals Court Says City Can Ban Short-Term Rentals

    A California appeals court on Wednesday shot down a bid by homeowners in Hermosa Beach to block an ordinance preventing them from renting their beachfront residences for short-term stays, finding the local law did not violate the California Coastal Act of 1976, which regulates new development projects, not cities’ zoning rules.

  • January 18, 2018

    Fake Medical Pot Certifications Get Fla. Atty Disbarred

    A Florida attorney's legal career figuratively went up in smoke Thursday as the state's Supreme Court disbarred him for providing erroneous advice that led clients to believe they had legal certification to grow, possess and use medical marijuana, resulting in several arrests and a fully armed SWAT team raid.

  • January 18, 2018

    Appellate Group Of The Year: Jenner & Block

    Jenner & Block LLP’s appellate group delivered significant U.S. Supreme Court wins in challenges to Securities and Exchange Commission disgorgement in enforcement actions and racial gerrymandering over the last year, earning it a spot as one of Law360’s 2017 Appellate Groups of the Year.

  • January 18, 2018

    Ex-Pa. Rep's Atty Slams Juror Dismissal In 3rd Circ. Appeal

    An attorney for ex-U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah urged a federal appeals court during oral arguments on Thursday to throw out the disgraced congressman’s corruption conviction after a trial judge erroneously dismissed a juror in the middle of deliberations for expressing doubt about the government’s case.

  • January 18, 2018

    Clarify Alice Rules In Shipping Patent Case, High Court Told

    R&L Carriers has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit decision that invalidated a shipping logistics patent in multidistrict litigation for claiming an abstract idea of a "shift in timing," saying it was time for the justices to set "clearly defined rules" for determining patent ineligibility under the Supreme Court's 2014 Alice decision.

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