Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. took the rare step of reading aloud his correspondence with the recently retired Justice Anthony Kennedy at the start of oral arguments Monday, the latest tribute to Justice Kennedy’s three decades on the highest court in the land.
President Donald Trump named Kirkland & Ellis LLP attorney William Barr as his pick to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday, setting Barr up to reprise the role he served under late President George H.W. Bush.
Attorneys for Intellectual Ventures LLC and JPMorgan Chase & Co. debated a claim of IV's cybersecurity software patent before a Federal Circuit panel Thursday, including offering dueling interpretations of the word "and."
A man who was fired from a LyondellBasell refinery after what he alleges was a false positive test for cocaine cannot revive his lawsuit against the company claiming its negligence caused the result, a Texas appellate court held Thursday.
The Fifth Circuit on Thursday revived a suit accusing an Alcoa Corp. unit of negligently causing an aluminum plant worker’s chemical burns, saying the case belongs in Texas state court.
An Eighth Circuit panel upheld a win for Procter & Gamble in a former employee's disability suit Thursday, ruling a Missouri federal judge correctly decided P&G didn't abuse its discretion by switching the worker from total to partial disability benefits a year after his gallbladder surgery.
Disbarred high-profile Miami plaintiffs attorney Jeremy Alters asked the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday to reconsider his disbarment, arguing that in overturning the referee’s report — which had recommended no further discipline — the court improperly engaged in fact-finding.
California Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez has announced proposed legislation that would loosen the criteria employers use to classify workers as independent contractors, undoing the state Supreme Court’s landmark Dynamex decision from earlier this year.
The Eighth Circuit on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of an oil services company's case against an insurer over underlying $23 million unfair-competition claims, saying a lower court was right that coverage was not available.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday denied R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co.’s bids for a do-over of a closely watched October ruling in which it reinstated an $8 million verdict against the pair and refused to adopt stricter federal standards for the admittance of expert testimony.
The Eighth Circuit on Thursday upheld a lower court’s order certifying a class of Arkansas homeowners who say State Farm illegally deducted “labor depreciation” from their home insurance payouts, finding that class treatment is warranted because the plaintiffs’ claims revolve around a common legal question.
A split Eighth Circuit panel on Thursday affirmed a Board of Immigration Appeals ruling that reversed an immigration judge’s decision to allow a Mexican native who pled guilty to sexually abusing two minors to avoid deportation and adjust his legal status.
The Second Circuit on Thursday affirmed a 240-month sentence for a man convicted of plotting with the Islamic State group to attack people at Merchant’s Grill in Rochester, New York, slapping down his “meritless” bid for a lower sentence despite his claims of being mentally ill.
The Dallas Morning News asked the Texas Supreme Court on Thursday to dismiss a Fort Worth pharmacist's defamation claim, arguing that he couldn't prove that the newspaper's reporting that his business was under federal investigation was substantially false.
Verizon subsidiary Oath Holdings Inc. can defend a patent suit over advertisement technology in Delaware, a New York federal judge has ruled, following the Federal Circuit’s decision that the judge failed to follow its decision that TC Heartland was a change in the law.
Two Massachusetts small businesses have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up their challenge to a state ban on corporate contributions to political campaigns, calling the law “unfair” since the prohibition doesn’t extend to labor union contributions.
The Federal Circuit on Thursday refused to revive an Acacia Research Corp. unit’s video compression patent that had been successfully challenged by HTC Corp., leaving in place the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision that the patent is invalid.
Tiffany & Co. has failed to shake a 2013 arbitration award worth 403 million Swiss francs ($450 million at the time) issued against it in a dispute with The Swatch Group Ltd. over a soured distribution deal, with the Dutch Supreme Court rejecting the jewelry company’s efforts to annul the award.
The young plaintiffs who are accusing the federal government of acting to make climate change worse asked a Washington federal judge to revise her prior order staying the case and let pretrial proceedings including discovery move forward.
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared ready Thursday to reject a historic challenge to separate prosecutions by states and the federal government for the same offense, as both liberal and conservative justices expressed reservations about overturning “170 years” of precedent.
Pennsylvania's expansion and increase of taxes on fireworks sales did not violate the state Constitution, a commonwealth appeals court has found while striking portions of a law that regulated temporary structures used to sell fireworks.
As the D.C. Circuit judge makes his bid for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, here’s our look at the politics and predictions surrounding the nomination along with what a Justice Brett Kavanaugh could mean for your practice.
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.
With more judicial vacancies at the start of his term than any president in the past three decades, President Donald Trump has an unusual opportunity to reshape the federal judiciary. Here is Law360's comprehensive guide to the nominations.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is best known for its handling of MDLs, but it has another important role. When challenges to federal agency action are made in multiple courts of appeal, the panel is responsible for consolidating them into a single circuit, says Alan Rothman of Arnold & Porter.
Permitting jurors to submit written questions, or even to pose questions orally to witnesses on the stand, advances several important goals and promotes both fairness and efficiency, says Matthew Wright of McCarter & English LLP.
Following the First Circuit's decision last month in the Asacol antitrust litigation, some predicted the end of the Rule 23 class action process. While there is much of interest in the opinion, early comments overstated the court’s concerns and views, says Fred Isquith of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP.
The California Supreme Court's recent decision in Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing has cast doubt on arbitration clauses in attorney engagement agreements, jeopardizing the efficient resolution of malpractice claims and fee disputes, say Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer and Mark Drooks of Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Lincenberg & Rhow PC.
With its recent decision in Fred Zuckerman v. Matthew G. Bevin, the Kentucky Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the state right-to-work law passed in 2017. David Miller of Bryant Miller Olive PA discusses the implications for unions, especially in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision.
Attorneys at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Perkins Coie LLP and the Healthcare Association of New York State reflect on lessons they learned the hard way when transitioning to in-house counsel positions.
The Illinois Legislature was at the forefront of protecting biometric information from unauthorized disclosure. A decade later, the exact scope of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act is about to be decided by the state high court in Rosenbach v. Six Flags, says Richard Darke of Duane Morris LLP.
When can a party appeal an inter partes review loss? Three recent Federal Circuit decisions set parameters on when an allegedly infringing product is close enough to market to give rise to standing, and two pending appeals will further clarify matters, says Craig Countryman of Fish & Richardson PC.
On Nov. 27, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Carpenter v. Murphy as to whether the Creek Reservation in Oklahoma still exists. The law and history are clear that it remains intact, says Kevin Dellinger, attorney general of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
The virtual law team was created as a necessary response to mass tort litigation — however, with advances in technology and ever-increasing specialization of the legal practice, the model should be considered in multiplaintiff litigation of any size, say attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.