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  • September 17, 2018

    Commerce Leans Toward Amending Chinese Nails Duty Order

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has preliminarily determined that it should amend the scope of an anti-dumping duty order on certain steel nails from China, following a request by a U.S. producer of the products, the department announced on Monday.

  • September 14, 2018

    Attys Scrap Over $9M Fee Lot In Revised Pella Class Deal

    Attorneys representing current and former participants in a class action accusing Pella Corp. of selling leaky windows urged an Illinois federal judge Friday to approve their respective bids for a cut of $9 million in fees for work they put into reaching a nearly $26 million deal in the suit, which has been pending in Illinois federal court for about 12 years.

  • September 14, 2018

    Supreme Court Cases Enviro Lawyers Should Watch This Fall

    The U.S. Supreme Court will consider in its latest term a diverse group of environmental law cases that address questions about whether the Clean Water Act permits the regulation of groundwater and how much power Congress intended to give the executive branch in a law that allows federal agencies to bypass environmental statutes in the name of border protection. Here, Law360 previews some of the biggest environmental law cases to watch in the new term.

  • September 14, 2018

    Joy Global Wins Nod For $20M Investor Deal In Merger Row

    A Wisconsin federal judge on Friday granted preliminary approval to Joy Global Inc.’s $20 million deal with investors to end their class action alleging the company and its executives undervalued Joy Global when agreeing to a deal valued at $3.7 billion with Japanese mining giant Komatsu Ltd.

  • September 14, 2018

    Trump Admin. Asks CIT To Nix Challenge To Steel Tariffs

    The federal government on Friday brushed aside notions that the Cold War-era national security law the Trump administration used to levy steel tariffs is unconstitutional, telling the U.S. Court of International Trade that Congress has left foreign affairs to the president and as commander-in-chief his authority under the law is "at a maximum." 

  • September 14, 2018

    Fox Rothschild Adds GrayRobinson Real Estate Partner In Fla.

    Former GrayRobinson PA real estate and hospitality partner Steven W. Zelkowitz has joined Fox Rothschild LLP’s real estate group in Miami, where he hopes to help the firm expand its presence in South Florida, the firm announced Thursday.

  • September 14, 2018

    Taxation With Representation: Latham, Wachtell, Simpson

    In this week’s Taxation with Representation, Renesas Electronics bought Integrated Device Technology Inc. for $6.7 billion, the Carlyle Group snapped up Sedgwick Claims Management Services for $6.7 billion, a consortium of buyers took over MPM Holdings, and Science Applications International Corp. acquired Engility Holdings for $2.5 billion.

  • September 14, 2018

    Investor Seeks DBM Records To Probe Possible Misconduct

    An investor group asked the Delaware Chancery Court on Thursday for access to construction company DBM Global Inc.'s book and records to investigate possible wrongdoing involving a controlling stockholder, including claims the stockholder borrowed funds for its sole benefit.

  • September 14, 2018

    Gov't Seeks Quick Win In FOIA Suit Over Border Wall Docs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have asked a D.C. federal judge for an early win in a suit by an environmental group, arguing that they properly withheld briefing records prepared for President Donald Trump’s transition team relating to a possible U.S.-Mexico border wall.

  • September 14, 2018

    Texas High Court Passes On El Paso Historic Site Dispute

    The Texas Supreme Court on Friday said it won’t reconsider its decision refusing to take up a historian’s lawsuit that claimed the city of El Paso must ask residents to vote on a proposed ordinance that would bar developers from demolishing eight historic structures to build a $180 million downtown arena.

  • September 14, 2018

    Ares Selling Stake In Colo. Hotel Project For $270M

    Ares Management LP is selling its stake in an under-construction hotel and convention center in Aurora, Colorado, to Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. and RIDA Development Corp. for roughly $270 million, Ares announced Friday.

  • September 14, 2018

    Insurer Says Whitney Museum Subcontractor Owes $12.8M

    Steadfast Insurance Co. filed a complaint on behalf of a construction company in New York state court Thursday seeking approximately $12.8 million for damages stemming from a subcontractor's alleged failure to complete electrical work at the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan.

  • September 13, 2018

    Contractor Sues School District For $9M Over Building Deal

    A contractor sued a Houston-area school district for more than $9 million Wednesday in Texas state court over the construction of a new elementary school, claiming the school district's project manager made “arbitrary and capricious” decisions that cost the builder.

  • September 13, 2018

    House Passes $147B VA, Energy Bill For 2019

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday easily approved a $146.5 billion package of bills to fund military construction and the U.S. departments of Veterans Affairs and Energy for 2019, sending the bill to be signed into law, as lawmakers also reached a deal to stave off a government shutdown.

  • September 13, 2018

    2nd Circ. Orders Redo Of Union Leader's Extortion Sentence

    The Second Circuit on Wednesday reversed a district court's ruling that a union leader was involved in a conspiracy to extort contractors into hiring his union members, finding that the federal government failed to allege his involvement in the scheme, but affirmed racketeering charges against him and remanded the suit for resentencing.

  • September 13, 2018

    DOI Asks 10th Circ. To Toss Methane Rule Appeal As Moot

    The U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday told the Tenth Circuit it should let stand a ruling that delays implementation of parts of a rule restricting methane emissions from natural gas wells on public and tribal lands, explaining that a replacement rule will be issued soon.

  • September 13, 2018

    Horn Williamson Snags Zarwin Baum Atty For Zoning Group

    The Philadelphia-based construction boutique Horn Williamson LLC has tapped the co-chair of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy PC’s zoning and land use practice to help launch its own development group.

  • September 13, 2018

    Paul Weiss, Greenberg Steer $3.1B Apollo-Backed MPM Sale

    Silicone and materials producer MPM Holdings Inc. on Thursday said an investor group will take over the company in a $3.1 billion deal, with Greenberg Traurig LLP steering the buyer and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP guiding the Apollo Global Management LLC-backed seller.

  • September 13, 2018

    Trump Not In A Hurry To Broker Trade Peace With China

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is not rushing to hold new trade talks with Beijing as he signaled a willingness to forge ahead with his aggressive enforcement push that threatens to hit every product imported from China with hefty tariffs.

  • September 12, 2018

    NY Developer Faces Collection Action After 'Lavish' Pics

    A construction executive misused money meant for a luxury New York City condominium project and failed to repay a related $4 million loan while flaunting his “lavish lifestyle” on Instagram, a group of lenders said in a collection action filed Tuesday in state court.

Expert Analysis

  • The 'Post-Fact' Jury In The 'Fake News' Era

    Ross Laguzza

    The "fake news" phenomenon is ever more prominent in the political arena — but not in the jury box. At a trial, jurors don’t have to rely on the media or any other source to tell them the facts and issues, since they have a front-row seat to the action, says Ross Laguzza, a consultant at R&D Strategic Solutions LLC.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Lipez Reviews 'Last Great Colonial Lawyer'

    Judge Kermit Lipez

    In his new book, "The Last Great Colonial Lawyer: The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley," Charles McKirdy argues that Gridley — someone I had never heard of — was the last great colonial lawyer, and that his cases illuminate his times. The author largely substantiates both claims, says First Circuit Judge Kermit Lipez.

  • Interview Essentials For Attorneys On The Move

    Eileen Decker

    Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group.

  • Roundup

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 3 Surprises

    David Post

    It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: A Superhero Supreme

    Burden Walker

    As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 RBG Lessons On Having It All

    Rachel Wainer Apter

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be​ — f​eminist icon​, brilliant jurist​, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend.​ ​Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and ​raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: How To Play The Long Game

    Arun Subramanian

    One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: In Pursuit Of Precision

    Trevor Morrison

    As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: My RBG Guide To Judging

    Goodwin Liu

    I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.