An Illinois federal judge denied on Tuesday a Chicago attorney's bid for favorable judgment over allegations that he perpetuated an $88 million EB-5 investment scheme, ruling that the attorney did not assert any new defenses against the legal malpractice claim.
The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals tossed a construction company's challenge of a decision canceling their warehouse construction contract following delays, despite accusations that the Army Corps of Engineers antagonized the company from the start.
A New York state appeals court on Thursday reduced a $14 million verdict to $5.6 million in a suit seeking to hold a New York City apartment owner liable for injuries a resident suffered when her roof collapsed, saying awards for medical expenses and future pain and suffering were excessive.
Cole Schotz represented Invictus Real Estate in connection with its $89.5 million loan to Hill Wallack- and Chiesa Shahinian-counseled private equity shop Eastone Equities for a mixed-use project in Harrison, New Jersey, Cole Schotz announced Thursday.
KKR said Thursday it sold two student housing developments in the Netherlands for a combined €190 million ($233 million), with law firm Loyens & Loeff NV guiding on the sale of a 700-unit development.
Schiff Hardin attorneys served as outside counsel to the owners of a $6 billion mega-development in Chicago and negotiated contracts for environmental remediation on the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in New York City, earning the firm a spot on Law360's 2020 Construction Groups of the Year.
The energy project development story of this past year was a tale of two sectors, as clean energy developers powered through a global pandemic that helped slow or stop most oil and gas projects in their tracks. Here, Law360 breaks down four significant energy project finance trends of 2020.
Britain's antitrust watchdog said Thursday that it has fined two companies that supply materials to the construction industry a total of £15 million ($20 million) for illegally colluding to reduce competition and to keep their prices up.
A team of Weil attorneys representing a South African chemical company has accused investors' attorneys from Hagens Berman of submitting false accounts from confidential witnesses to prop up their claims in their multibillion-dollar securities suit.
Dozens of current and former members of Congress told a Massachusetts federal court Wednesday that the Trump administration's effort to narrow the Clean Water Act's regulatory reach was wrong and contrary to science, while industry groups said the new policy approach was sound.
President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly picked a slate of experienced leaders with proven records for addressing climate change issues to lead the U.S. Department of Energy and serve in the White House, underscoring the new administration's stated commitment to clean energy and addressing climate issues.
A Texas appellate court on Wednesday questioned whether landowners and municipalities could revive claims that Kinder Morgan's $2 billion Permian Basin-to-Gulf Coast natural gas pipeline needs more oversight when the pipeline has already been completed in their area.
Starwood has reportedly sold four Florida buildings for $78.42 million, Dwight Capital is said to have loaned $44.5 million for an Oklahoma City redevelopment project, and Fairfield Residential has reportedly paid $13.4 million for a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, development site.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP helped contractor Kiewit overturn its bid protest loss at the GAO for a $39 million contract, and won a precedential opinion from the Fourth Circuit to enforce the terms of Turner Construction's agreement with a subcontractor in a spat over work on an FBI facility, helping it earn a place among Law360's 2020 Construction Groups of the Year.
Keystone XL pipeline developer TC Energy's argument that the vacatur of a nationwide permit will cause construction delays and extra costs isn't enough to merit reinstating the permit, environmental groups have told the Ninth Circuit.
Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Co. shouldn't have to cover claims that its policyholder did shoddy work on a $2.3 billion construction project, since the damages were discovered before the builder took out the insurance policy, the insurer told an Alabama federal court.
A Florida appeals court on Wednesday revived part of data services company Digiport Inc.'s lawsuit accusing a real estate development company of using trade secrets to build a data center in Miami, ruling that the question of whether Digiport's business concept is a trade secret should go to a jury.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a construction company can pursue a suit alleging that a client's home insurance carrier lowballed her claim for storm damage, finding that the client was permitted to assign the builder her right to sue the insurer for breach of contract.
Tool manufacturer Matco Tools Corp. urged a California federal judge on Tuesday not to certify a former distributor's proposed class action accusing the company of misclassifying operators as independent contractors, saying the lead plaintiff doesn't have the same interests as the class members he seeks to represent.
King & Spalding LLP tackled major deals including a $20 billion gas project in Mozambique, while taking on legal fights with a powerful team of construction and arbitration lawyers, making it a Law360 2020 Construction Group Of The Year.
Britain's highest court cleared the runway on Wednesday for London's Heathrow Airport expansion plans, ruling that the government had appropriately considered the country's global climate change commitments.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has urged the D.C. Circuit to reject a bid by several tribes to stop construction on President Donald Trump's border wall in California, saying the evidence doesn't back the tribes' claims the project will damage sacred sites.
President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Pete Buttigieg, the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and Democratic presidential candidate, to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to a source familiar with the matter and media reports.
A New York state judge Tuesday ordered the Trump Organization and others to hand over to the state attorney general's office records and communications related to a probe into whether the president's businesses inflated asset values of a New York estate.
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd. capped off a year of nationwide growth by adding three former Patton & Ryan LLC partners, including an ex-managing partner, to its flagship Chicago office as shareholders.
While courts sometimes hold retailers liable for injuries caused by products they sold but did not manufacture — as a California appeals court did recently in Bolger v. Amazon — retailers can implement a number of strategies to reduce product liability litigation risk, say Alexandra Cunningham and Elizabeth Reese at Hunton.
For the last 20 years, at the insistence of both parties, U.S. Supreme Court nominations have been fierce ideological battles — which is bad for the country and bad for the public's perception of the legitimacy of the court, say Judge Eric Moyé, Judge Craig Smith and Winston & Strawn partner Tom Melsheimer.
Current privilege logging practices to identify what information is being withheld from discovery often lead to costly disputes, so practitioners should adopt a system based on trust and good faith, similar to the presumptions embedded in the business judgment rule for corporate directors and officers, say Kevin Brady at Volkswagen and Charles Ragan and Ted Hiser at Redgrave.
A little-noticed memo recently issued by the Trump administration in response to the pandemic, directing federal agencies to provide greater due process to individuals and companies under regulatory investigation, represents a long-overdue sea change in the way justice is carried out in enforcement proceedings, say Joan Meyer and Norman Bloch at Thompson Hine.
Financially robust law firms are entering the recruiting market aggressively knowing that dislocations like the COVID-19 crisis present rare competitive opportunities, and firms that remain on the sidelines when it comes to strategic hiring will be especially vulnerable to having their best talent poached, says Brian Burlant at Major Lindsey.
Recent litigation over the Purple Line light rail project in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., illustrates why unambiguous contracts are a must when private and public entities enter into a partnership to develop critical infrastructure, says Laura Fraher at Shapiro Lifschitz.
It can take years and cost millions of dollars to secure state regulatory approval for electric transmission system upgrades needed to facilitate clean energy development, so it is important for states to create abbreviated siting processes for projects with limited anticipated impacts, says Andy Flavin at Troutman Pepper.
COVID-19 concerns and glaring gaps in registration threaten to dampen voter turnout in the 2020 election, so attorneys should take on the problem by leveraging their knowledge and resources in seven ways, says Laura Brill at Kendall Brill.
A recent increase in state attorney general labor and employment enforcement — including a challenge that prompted a New York federal judge to strike down the U.S. Department of Labor’s joint employer rule last week — sends an important message that worker protections are not easily revoked, says Catherine Ruckelshaus at the National Employment Law Project.
When a witness is isolated from the defending lawyer during a remote deposition, carefully planning the logistics and building witness confidence are critical to avoiding damaging admissions, say Jessica Staiger at Archer Daniels and Alec Solotorovsky at Eimer Stahl.
As the pandemic delays in-person arbitration hearings, mediator and arbitrator Theodore Cheng provides arbitrators with a checklist to examine the rationale and authority for compelling parties to participate in remote hearings.
Recent law firm trademark disputes highlight how the tension between legal ethics rules and trademark law can make it difficult for firms to select brands that are distinctive and entitled to protection, say Kimberly Maynard and Tyler Maulsby at Frankfurt Kurnit.
New York state is rapidly mobilizing to implement the extraordinary greenhouse gas emission reductions required by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, so stakeholders must engage quickly to influence how the law's broad mandates are turned into enforceable regulations, say Kevin Healy and Philip Karmel at Bryan Cave.
Following a New York federal court's recent opinion vacating the U.S. Department of the Interior's move to weaken migratory bird protections, industry players must be mindful of potential liability for incidental killings until the DOI clarifies the issue in a forthcoming rule, say Peter Whitfield and Aaron Flyer at Sidley.
Large Texas taxpayers building capital-intensive projects need to account for recent school district tax legislation because projects with property tax incentive agreements under a popular state economic development program may be impacted as elements of the new school finance regime are applied for the first time, say Matt Larsen and Bucky Brannen at Baker Botts.