New York City’s mayor said Wednesday he will pursue legislation requiring many businesses to give workers two weeks of paid time off, and California’s governor may soon float a plan to give new parents six months of paid family leave — proposals that would rank among the nation’s most generous for workers.
Fannie Mae isn't a "consumer reporting agency" as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, meaning it can't be held liable under the statute for inaccurate information generated by a computer program it licenses to mortgage lenders, a divided Ninth Circuit panel ruled Wednesday.
A California federal court on Tuesday ordered a doctor, his office manager and affiliated businesses to fork over more than $15.5 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly misappropriating funds through an EB-5 visa scam.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday ordered a coffee company to pay $2.4 million in damages to companies connected to late reggae artist Bob Marley for continuing to sell Marley-branded java after a trademark license agreement between the companies was terminated.
A California appellate court has reversed a lower court decision denying a retail mortgage lender’s bid to force a former employee to arbitrate individual claims made in his wage-and-hour suit, finding an arbitration agreement in place was mostly up to snuff except for a section that should be severed.
U.S. Supreme Court justices struggled Wednesday to find the constitutional basis for a huge California tax agency’s arguments that the framers meant to forbid one state from hauling another into its courts, and that they should overturn precedent to reflect this.
A former Fox News bigwig is suing Showtime for its portrayal of her in an upcoming drama about the late CEO Roger Ailes, saying in her $750 million suit in California state court Tuesday that despite having been his victim, the show will depict her as an Ailes collaborator.
The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday punted on the broad question of whether unauthorized immigrants are protected under the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, agreeing with a sister appellate court that the question is “large and complicated” as it nevertheless upheld a specific federal law that prohibits the individuals from possessing guns.
Two Democratic congressmen from California on Wednesday unveiled climate change legislation that would mandate steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and create a national renewable portfolio standard by requiring 100 percent of U.S. electricity sales to come from renewable sources by 2035.
Uber told a California federal judge Tuesday that a Texas-based retirement fund's amended proposed class action contains overblown claims the ride-hailing giant and its ex-CEO duped investors about the extent of purported illicit business tactics, corporate bullying, institutionalized harassment and rampant flouting of the law.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup repeatedly warned Facebook Inc.'s attorneys during a hearing Wednesday that he will allow Facebook users "bone-crushing" discovery in lawsuits over Facebook's data breach that exposed 50 million accounts, saying he's sympathetic to users' concerns and that's worth "real money" — not just "some cosmetic injunctive relief."
A fuel industry group has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Ninth Circuit's decision upholding Oregon low-carbon fuel standards that the group claims unconstitutionally discriminate against out-of-state fuels, arguing the ruling squarely conflicts with high court precedent and creates a circuit split.
Real estate investment firm Carmel Partners Inc. on Wednesday said it has closed its largest fund to date after collecting $1.28 billion from limited partners for a multifamily investment vehicle that will focus on major U.S. markets.
Intel Corp.'s chief strategy officer ripped into Qualcomm's "very unfair" business model Tuesday on day three of a California federal bench trial over the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust allegations, testifying that the chipmaker demands patent royalties from all device makers, even if they use competitors' chips, which undercuts competition.
A California appeals court took a machete Monday to the "Duck Dynasty" creators' complaint against the British production company that bought up most of their operation for $40 million and then balked at working with them, tossing numerous paragraphs pursuant to an anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation motion the appeals court said was wrongly denied.
A defunct ride-hailing startup that recently accused Uber of driving it out of business shouldn’t have lawyers from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP on its legal team because the firm has counseled Uber in a string of related cases, Uber told a California federal court Monday.
Sporting goods maker Outdoor Sports Gear Inc. on Monday urged the Ninth Circuit to reverse a district court ruling that saddled it with costs for homeowners’ asbestos-related claims, arguing that the lower court should not have departed from a previous order in a coverage fight with the company’s buyer.
Cooley LLP has picked up a Boies Schiller Flexner LLP partner with significant cybersecurity, privacy and telecom litigation and policy experience garnered through his work spearheading enforcement activities at the Federal Communications Commission and the California attorney general's office.
When Gavin Newsom became the 40th governor of California on Monday, he inherited arguably the most aggressive long-term plans to tackle climate change in the U.S., and Golden State watchers say his administration must clear several regulatory, legislative and practical hurdles to put those plans into action.
Three federally recognized Indian tribes have filed suit against the state of California, claiming it conducted “bad faith” negotiations for new gaming compacts when insisting they include stipulations on unrelated subjects, such as enforcement of state court spousal orders and child support orders.
Local patent rules in the Eastern District of Texas and Northern District of California don’t squarely address the issue of what must be disclosed during claim-construction discovery in order to rely on expert declarations. But thanks to the corpus of post-Teva decisions a clearer picture has emerged, says Ken Fung of Fisch Sigler LLP.
In the second installment of this three-part legislative preview, Rich Ehisen of State Net Capitol Journal examines a number of issues that should keep state lawmakers occupied next year.
The California Consumer Privacy Act's statutory damages provision will likely generate significant litigation and require courts to weigh in on various aspects of this important new remedy, say Grant Davis-Denny and Alex Gorin of Munger Tolles & Olson LLP.
A “second adopt notice,” issued Nov. 27, is the latest step in the transition of California tax programs to the jurisdiction of the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Two major items of interest in the notice involve new appeals procedures, says Eric Cofill of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
With circuit courts irreconcilably split on expert testimony at the class certification stage, the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision not to reconsider Sali v. Corona Regional Medical Center all but guarantees the issue will soon reach the U.S. Supreme Court, say Thomas Richie and John Goodman of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
Digital token issuers caught up in the onslaught of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations finally received some good news last month regarding token sales’ exposure to federal securities laws. The decision in SEC v. Blockvest is encouraging for a few reasons, say Michael Dicke and Eric Young of Fenwick & West LLP.
Landmark California legislation going into effect in January requires the two largest pension funds in the U.S. to publicly report on their climate-related financial risks, which should result in more widespread adoption of financial disclosure recommendations from the Financial Stability Board, say attorneys with CKR Law LLP.
Plaintiffs attorneys are winning big in civil litigation by invoking genomic susceptibility arguments, and trends suggest that property and casualty insurers will face more and larger claims as a result. But genomic data can assist both plaintiffs and defendants, say David Schwartz of Innovative Science Solutions and William Wilt of Assured Research.
When reading Tim Wu’s new book, "The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age," lawyers, economists and historians will find its broad brush maddening, and the generalist reader will simply be misled, says D.C. Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg.
For the first time in 15 years, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, governing class actions, has been amended. There are five key changes that will likely impact future federal class action litigation and settlements, say John Lavelle and Terese Schireson of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.