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  • October 20, 2017

    Mercury Takes Calif. Insurance Rate Fight To Supreme Court

    Mercury Casualty Co. and insurance trade groups urged the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a legal fight against California’s insurance commissioner, arguing that the California Court of Appeal wrongly ruled that government rate regulations are "constitutionally confiscatory" only if they create financial distress.

  • October 20, 2017

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    The last week has seen a dispute between the last standing shareholder group in the RBS rights issue case and one of its funding claimants, a Law Society suit over financial transactions, and more competition claims against Visa and MasterCard. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.

  • October 20, 2017

    Enviros Fight To Maintain Challenge To LA Project Permit

    Two California environmental groups on Thursday pleaded with the Ninth Circuit not to end their litigation against the Army Corps of Engineers over its approval of a water permit for a massive mixed-use development in Los Angeles County, even though the Corps had settled with other groups.

  • October 20, 2017

    Fannie Owners Ask Justices To Revive Conservatorship Fight

    Shareholders in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to save their challenge to the federal government’s conservatorship of the companies that has left their stock almost worthless, saying the D.C. Circuit’s rejection of their case set a dangerous precedent.

  • October 20, 2017

    Seyfarth Scores Sedgwick Construction Partner In Calif.

    A construction-focused attorney who’s spent 30 years handling disputes and deals centered on sports stadiums, hospitals and entertainment spaces, among other projects, has joined Seyfarth Shaw LLP at its San Francisco office after almost a decade at the troubled Sedgwick LLP, the firm announced.

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