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  • April 20, 2018

    Rule 23 Changes: Avoid Delays In Class Settlement Approval

    Among the proposed amendments to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which are scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, 2018, are specific requirements related to “front-loading.” They outline the process for seeking preliminary court approval of class action settlements and related notice plans, say Shandarese Garr and Niki Mendoza of Garden City Group LLC.

  • April 20, 2018

    Latham Eyes Real Estate Expansion With New Group Co-Chair

    Latham & Watkins LLP is looking to grow its real estate footprint in Europe, as well as in San Francisco and other U.S. markets, while continuing to focus in part on private equity and real estate investment trust work, the firm's newest global real estate co-chair, Michael Haas, told Law360 in a recent interview.

  • April 20, 2018

    Feds Can't Exit DACA Recipients' Suit Over Program's End

    A California federal judge on Thursday declined to toss a class action challenging the federal government's bid to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program after holding that the immigrants' participation in DACA resulted in a conferred benefit that cannot simply be taken away.

  • April 20, 2018

    Forum Selection Clauses Can Doom PTAB Review

    Affirmance of the California federal court's decision in Dodocase v. MerchSource would have an important impact on the rights of patent licensees to challenge patentability in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and may provide a pathway for patent owners to dispose of PTAB patent challenges, say attorneys with Goodwin Procter LLP.

  • April 20, 2018

    Wells Fargo Fined $1B For Mortgage, Auto Lending Abuses

    Wells Fargo must pay $1 billion to settle government claims stemming from investigations into improper practices in its auto lending and mortgage divisions, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said Friday.

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