A group of female KPMG LLP tax and advisory workers accusing the firm of maintaining a set of policies and practices that work to depress women's salaries and deny them promotions urged a New York federal court Tuesday to certify their long-running class and collective action.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday mulled whether a situation would have to be as unique as a Martian attack to create an exception for missing a deadline to appeal the decertification of a class of buyers alleging that Nutraceutical Corp. falsely advertised its Cobra Sexual Energy "aphrodisiac" supplement.
A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling opening one of the state's largest private employers up to possible liability for a cyberattack that compromised personal data of tens of thousands of workers has attorneys warning of a potential flood of new privacy lawsuits from employees and consumers alike.
In a departure from previous years, corporate law departments' total legal spending rose by 5 percent from 2016 to 2017, and the vast majority of law departments are eyeing an increase in their legal needs over the next year, according to a new survey released on Tuesday.
Tax legislation introduced Monday borrows heavily from a long-circulating bipartisan retirement bill that seeks to expand the use of certain retirement-savings vehicles, allow employers to automatically enroll workers in retirement plans and shield plan sponsors from fiduciary liability when selecting annuity contracts, among other retirement-related goals.
Uber was hit with fines of almost $1.2 million from British and Dutch privacy watchdogs Tuesday over a 2016 data breach of millions of customer records.
Nearly 150 industry organizations and free trade advocates on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to end his escalating tariff battle with China at this week’s G-20 summit, saying that the duties have done nothing to budge Beijing and are hampering U.S. businesses.
A Facebook tax official denied the company had sought special tax treatment in Europe and a Google executive committed to ending structures in Bermuda as European Union lawmakers sought Tuesday to probe suspected aggressive tax planning within the bloc.
A U.K. government plan to require digital filing and record-keeping by small companies liable for value-added tax should be delayed, a parliamentary committee and business advocacy groups have urged, saying the national tax authority ignored warnings about the plan’s enactment.
Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch on Monday floated the idea of overruling the high court’s landmark Illinois Brick decision, which limits federal antitrust standing to direct purchasers, during oral arguments in a case accusing Apple Inc. of monopolizing the market for apps sold on its devices.
Resort development giant Genting Malaysia Berhad wants more than $1 billion from Fox Entertainment LLC and the Walt Disney Co., according to a suit filed Monday in California federal court that accuses the two entertainment companies of abandoning a contract to construct Fox World, a Disneyland-style theme park, in Malaysia.
MillerCoors' former CEO on Monday told a Wisconsin jury he never feared competition from Pabst Brewing in an effort to deflate a $400 million contract claim accusing MillerCoors of trying to break its exclusive agreement to brew Pabst's beers because it was scared of a challenge to its business.
The Ninth Circuit on Monday refused to revisit its ruling that an art school’s alleged payment of bonuses to recruiters was material to federal reimbursement under the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Escobar False Claims Act decision.
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. ousted Carlos Ghosn as its chairman on Monday shortly after Nissan Motor Co. similarly booted the automotive executive as its chairman after he was arrested by Japanese authorities for alleged financial misconduct.
Disney can’t get its way over how arbitration should occur in a fight for insurance coverage linked to the “pink slime” news reports aired by subsidiary ABC, a Canadian appeals court ruled Friday, saying the entertainment giant’s reading of the insurance contract didn’t make sense.
As the Trump administration moves forward with efforts to begin new trade talks with the European Union, it has enlisted the help of the U.S. International Trade Commission to examine the potential effects of cutting trans-Atlantic tariffs, a process the ITC began in earnest Monday.
Petco Animal Supplies Inc. has appointed a former Dole Food Co. Inc. general counsel with more than 25 years of corporate legal experience to serve as its chief legal officer, the retailer said Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court showed skepticism toward Apple Inc. on Monday as the tech giant tried to end a class action over its App Store practices, pushing back on the company's arguments that consumers lack standing to haul it into court for allegedly operating an illegal monopoly.
Two of Third Point LLC's nominated independent directors will be added to Campbell Soup Co.'s board, settling a proxy fight between the hedge fund and the food giant just three days before an anticipated shareholder vote, the companies said Monday.
Jim Gallagher became general counsel of the newly formed Perspecta Inc. the same June day that the publicly traded information technology service management company officially formed. Here, he explains the challenges he endures as the general counsel of a newly formed company and his advice for other lawyers who might one day be in a similar situation.
Many employers provide equity-based compensation, but often employees don’t receive the value these incentives were intended to provide. For this and several other reasons, employers should consider new approaches to help retain employees and reward performance, say Megan Monson and Christine Osvald-Mruz of Lowenstein Sandler LLP.
Anthony Thompson’s "Dangerous Leaders: How and Why Lawyers Must Be Taught to Lead" explores the conflict many lawyers face when charged with the responsibility of leadership. The book is an excellent read for all lawyers, says U.S. District Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown of the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Smart contracts could enable parties to enter into binding contractual commitments that are decoupled from the legal system. Key questions to explore, however, include how nontechnical parties will negotiate code-based contractual agreements, and how the agreements will be amended or terminated, says Moshe Malina of Citigroup Inc.
The Internal Revenue Service recently clarified the representations a company is expected to make when it requests a private letter ruling on a tax-free spinoff with a debt exchange component. Attorneys at Latham & Watkins LLP examine this significant revenue procedure.
Trial lawyers are frequently taught that they should appear invisible during direct examination — that their job is merely to prompt the witness to start speaking. But the most powerful direct examinations are the ones in which the examiner, not the witness, is controlling the pace, say attorneys with Kobre & Kim LLP.
In light of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's cybersecurity report last week, the consequences of a business email compromise attack may now extend beyond financial losses. Public companies must revamp their accounting controls to prevent such losses — as well as SEC enforcement actions, say attorneys with Munger Tolles & Olson LLP.
An overbroad interpretation of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Shamrock Oil & Gas v. Sheets has created a loophole for avoiding the Class Action Fairness Act to pursue interstate class actions in state court. However, in Home Depot USA v. Jackson, the court will address two questions that have the potential to close it, say Archis Parasharami and Daniel Jones of Mayer Brown LLP.
Secret recordings allegedly made by President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman provide a useful vehicle for reviewing the ethics and legality of surreptitious taping, and may be instructive for employers concerned about limiting such recording in the workplace, says Jackie Ford of Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP.
Benefit concierge services can help employers realize a greater return on investment by increasing employees’ awareness of available benefits. However, they raise several legal issues, including considerations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, say Kendra Roberson and Chris Lowther of Covington & Burling LLP.
The process of applying for litigation financing isn’t difficult, but few do it right the first time. Following five steps in your application process will help make sure litigation funders are convinced of the value of your company's legal claims, says Molly Pease of Curiam Capital LLC.