Beginning in July, Supreme Court practitioners will be permitted fewer words to make their cases and less time to file reply briefs as a result of rule changes adopted by the justices Thursday.
A Philadelphia attorney has sued three Pennsylvania superior court judges for defamation over a 2018 opinion concerning legal fees, claiming the panel shouldn't have the usual judicial immunity because it lacked jurisdiction to question his credibility.
The First and Fifth Circuits in separate rulings have refused to toss evidence the FBI gathered using malware about suspects in a massive child pornography sting, joining seven sister circuits in finding that law enforcement had obtained in good faith the sweeping warrant that authorized the investigative tactic.
A split Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday revived a would-be air traffic controller's Freedom of Information Act suit against the Federal Aviation Administration, ruling that the documents sought by the unsuccessful job applicant aren't exempt from release just because they were generated by a third-party consultant.
The Eleventh Circuit Thursday affirmed the tossing of a putative consumer class action alleging JPMorgan Chase failed to adequately investigate the accuracy of the information it gave to credit reporting agencies, finding that the bank submitted only true information.
The Seventh Circuit on Thursday cleared an insurance company accused of improperly rejecting a proposed $1 million settlement of a medical malpractice suit against a surgery center that later resulted in a $5.2 million jury award, saying that both the center and the insurer believed the case was winnable.
A California appeals court has affirmed a lower court's denial of Carneros Resort and Spa's bid to force arbitration of a former worker's claims that he was wrongfully fired after raising concerns about the hotel's water use and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance.
The Second Circuit on Thursday held that federal courts may weigh whether U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can target immigrants in retaliation for public speech under the First Amendment, halting the deportation of a prominent New York City immigrant activist who had spoken out against the agency.
A Sixth Circuit panel ruled Thursday that an Ohio hospital lost a gamble that it could win an antitrust case by showing that rival Dayton-area hospitals plotted to shut it down without also having to show that harm from the alleged conspiracy outweighed the potential benefits to the local market.
The Second Circuit recently aligned its legal standard for workers looking to prove workplace disability bias under the Rehabilitation Act and its test for assessing employees' Americans with Disabilities Act claims, a decision that experts say makes it easier for workers to pursue suits under the former but harder under the latter.
The Eleventh Circuit this week stood by its controversial approach to only vacate international arbitral awards issued in the U.S. using international standards, one that is unique among U.S. circuit courts and, some argue, makes enforcing such awards more straightforward.
A New Jersey appeals court on Wednesday breathed new life into a homeowner’s suit seeking coverage for damage caused by a burst municipal water main, ruling that his claim is not barred by a water damage exclusion in his homeowner’s insurance policy.
The Ninth Circuit held on Thursday that Florida law bars cellphone provider NTCH-WA from bringing breach of contract claims against ZTE over a wireless network deal in Washington because a Florida federal court already confirmed an arbitration award in ZTE's favor in a related case.
A nursing home must face claims it allowed a patient’s bedsore to get so bad that it killed him, a Texas appeals court ruled Wednesday, saying a doctor serving as a witness for the man’s widow passed muster.
A New Jersey state appeals court on Thursday affirmed that two companies’ negligence lawsuit against an actuary and his firms is preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act because the claims "relate to" employee benefits as defined by the federal law.
The Seventh Circuit on Thursday found a former bank can’t recover money it allegedly overpaid for insurance after a negative financial rating, saying Builders NAB LLC can’t “litigate haphazardly” and expect to be “bailed out” at the appellate court.
The Sixth Circuit on Thursday affirmed a Kentucky federal court’s ruling that an agreement by a company to fund litigation initiated by a man who claimed he was harmed by an exploding gas canister violates state laws that prohibit such deals.
A Texas appeals court said that an Eagle Ford Shale landowner's decision to deposit royalty checks from Petrohawk Operating Co. didn't bar her from challenging the drilling company's move to pool her lease with others in violation of her contract.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Monica Gordo and Assistant State Attorney Fleur Lobree on Thursday to fill two vacant seats on the Third District Court of Appeal, marking the first time the appellate court has had four women on the bench.
The Second Circuit on Thursday rejected a former Thalle Construction Co. Inc. project engineer’s challenge to a trial court decision awarding him less than half the retirement benefits he claimed to be owed, ruling the lower payout was correct because he left the company before he retired.
A California appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a suit from several women accusing Dollar Tree of negligently hiring a man who filmed female customers and employees in a restroom, saying it could not have foreseen the employee's criminal conduct.
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The latest term ended with a bang with Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, but the cases themselves packed a punch this term. With the Supreme Court back at full strength, the docket was loaded with issues that divided the nine justices. Here, Law360 takes a look at the oddest voting lineups, the juiciest dissents and the best oral argument moments from a contentious session.
In a series of exclusive interviews with Law360, current and former Supreme Court justices discussed topics as varied as the president’s wartime powers, their own decision-making process, the confirmation of the court’s newest member, and the void left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
The seemingly simple due process issue argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last week in North Carolina Department of Revenue v. Kimberly Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust nevertheless elicited numerous intricate questions from the justices regarding a state's taxing authority, says Michael Bowen of Akerman.
A brief review of the procedural history of Emulex v. Varjabedian, and the circumstances giving rise to the U.S. Supreme Court’s abrupt dismissal of the case Tuesday, may provide useful insights for future petitioners seeking the court’s review, say attorneys with Labaton Sucharow.
In Air & Liquid Systems Corp. v. DeVries, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that manufacturers may have a duty to warn customers about other companies' products. But a duty announced a half-century after it was allegedly breached challenges fundamental notions of fairness underlying our legal system, says Mitchell Morris of Butler Snow.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to dismiss Emulex v. Varjabedian leaves behind a great deal of confusion in the federal securities laws governing corporate mergers and acquisitions, and there are at least three important consequences, says Lyle Roberts of Shearman & Sterling.
The Colorado Department of Revenue’s arguments regarding the state's corporate combined reporting provision — heard in the Agilent and Oracle cases earlier this month — are undermined by the department’s own regulation and should be rejected by the Colorado Supreme Court, say Jonathan Bender and Christina Gomez of Holland & Hart.
The continued sprawl of False Claims Act cases warrants scrutiny of one of the statute's less understood characteristics — one set of facts can lead to concurrent or successive proceedings initiated by a combination of criminal, civil or administrative authorities, as well as private plaintiffs, say attorneys at DLA Piper.
Against the backdrop of the Illinois Supreme Court's Biometric Information Privacy Act opinion in Rosenbach v. Six Flags, an Illinois appellate court's recent decision in Liu v. Four Seasons reinforces that companies must carefully design and implement stringent BIPA policies to protect against class actions and related liability, say attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland.
The U.S. Department of Justice's about-face on Affordable Care Act constitutionality may discourage potential whistleblowers from coming forward unless the DOJ clarifies its plans to enforce the False Claims Act, says Cleveland Lawrence III of Mehri & Skalet.
In a recent Law360 guest article, the author applauded the disappearance of jury trials as an inefficient, costly mechanism, but in doing so he overlooked the greater value of jury trials for our justice system, says Stephen Susman, executive director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law.
In response to the recent measles outbreak, more cities and states are expected to follow New York City's lead with orders for mandatory measles vaccinations, and challenges to those orders are unlikely to be successful, say Michael Hoernlein and Rebecca Gauthier of Alston & Bird.