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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.