The Seventh Circuit on Thursday found that antitrust claims levied against major steel producers, including U.S. Steel, ArcelorMittal USA and Commercial Metals Inc., by a proposed class of indirect purchasers alleging a price-fixing conspiracy were filed outside the limitations period, upholding the claims’ dismissal by an Illinois federal judge.
The relaunching XFL football league announced Thursday it has signed a former counsel for a pair of NFL teams as its general counsel.
Chinese regulators on Thursday proposed legal changes that would make it easier for companies to repurchase their own shares, a move intended to strengthen the country's capital markets and improve the quality of listed companies.
Intellectual property groups and inventors pressed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at a hearing Thursday for more information about why it is planning to raise many of its patent fees and what the money will be used for, arguing that several proposals seem excessive.
The Federal Circuit on Thursday affirmed a Delaware federal court’s determination that Lululemon did not infringe the asserted claims of a patent covering a sports bra, based in part on how the lower court construed a term for how to adhere materials.
Oil and gas royalty owners asked an Oklahoma federal judge Wednesday to approve a $6.95 million deal with Chesapeake Energy Corp. and its co-founder to settle antitrust claims filed for thousands of landowners alleging the company conspired to fix prices on their leases.
A California federal judge allowed most claims to proceed in a whistleblower's lawsuit accusing Rite Aid of knowingly submitting false prescription reimbursement claims to the state, finding Wednesday that California has sufficiently pled that the pharmacy giant failed to oversee employees tasked with keeping those records.
The first in what is expected to be a series of amendments to California's landmark privacy law is headed to the governor's desk, after state lawmakers gave their backing to adjustments that delay enforcement of the law by the attorney general and remove the requirement for individuals to notify the AG's office before filing lawsuits.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is moving forward with several measures to simplify disclosure requirements, most of which securities and capital markets attorneys say are individually small but could add up to a more issuer-friendly regulatory environment.
Warner Bros. and its affiliates announced a companywide policy Wednesday that aims to ensure greater participation in film and television projects from women, people of color and other groups that have been historically underrepresented in the entertainment industry.
Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday that business owners who make payments to nonprofits in exchange for a state tax credit and a federal deduction can continue to do so, and deduct the payments as a business expense.
Ropes & Gray has hired a former federal prosecutor and General Electric in-house counsel to join the firm's Washington office as a partner, the firm announced Wednesday.
Members of the founding family of Cablevision and a news anchor filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in Delaware Chancery Court claiming that cable television provider Altice violated terms of the company's $17.7 billion merger by laying off employees of News 12 Networks LLC.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed a former Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP corporate and securities law attorney nominated by President Donald Trump to a five-year term on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by a vote of 85-14.
Excerpts of veteran investigative reporter Bob Woodward's forthcoming book paint a generally chaotic picture of the Trump White House, with some of the most colorful anecdotes centering on the administration's struggle to craft a cohesive message on trade policy. Here, Law360 rounds up all of Woodward's revelations about the internal trade battle.
U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers have announced that they have unveiled a bill that would make it so that just by licensing a trademark to a franchisee, it would not create a so-called joint employer status between the franchisee and the franchisor.
The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday rejected a former JPMorgan Chase bank teller’s bid to revive her suit alleging she was fired because of her age, saying she couldn’t prove that the purported performance issues the bank fired her for were merely a cover for illegal discrimination.
General counsel and other top legal decision makers have identified the legal industry's biggest movers and shakers, pointing to the law firms they see as most innovative in a report released Wednesday.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday that it doesn't need to rethink its decision to protect the agency from paying CVS Pharmacy $307,000 in attorneys' fees in a dispute over employee separation agreements because the dispute doesn't create a conflict in discretion abuse proceedings.
The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a former Whole Foods employee's stock-drop suit accusing the grocer's executives of allowing investment in the company's retirement plan even though it was in the midst of an overpricing scheme, saying it wouldn't second-guess executives' initial decision not to disclose the fraud.
Massachusetts recently passed comprehensive noncompete legislation, which will become effective on Oct. 1, 2018, assuming it is signed by Gov. Charlie Baker. The new law would place significant limitations on the scope of enforceable employee noncompetes, say Bret Cohen and Michael Steinberg of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
A recent report from the U.S. Treasury Department discussed the use of artificial intelligence in financial services and identified related legal challenges. There is little risk of financial regulators taking proactive steps to restrict the use of AI, but existing laws and regulations adopted long before its advent remain in effect, says David Stein of Covington & Burling LLP.
If companies take the proper steps before and after being subjected to government investigations, their insurance policies may serve as a reliable hedge against the financial consequences. However, these policies have their limitations, say Annette Ebright and Daniel Peterson of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be — feminist 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.
The California Supreme Court's recent ruling in Troester v. Starbucks means that all work time may be considered compensable. Elizabeth Arnold and Chester Hanvey of Berkeley Research Group LLC describe how to conduct a time and motion observation study in the context of this decision.
Opportunity zones, created under 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, have the potential to be a powerful driver of investment activity in low-income communities throughout the U.S. But in order to benefit from the program’s capital gains tax exemption, investors must comply with a complex and somewhat unclear set of rules. Attorneys at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom LLP provide the details.
Proposed modifications to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, scheduled to take effect at the end of this year, will officially recognize the use of electronic notice in class action administrations. Brandon Schwartz and Maggie Ivey of Garden City Group LLC provide guidance on navigating a daunting digital landscape.
The United States last week took the unprecedented step of sanctioning officials of a NATO member state — the justice and interior ministers of Turkey — pursuant to the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2016. The action demonstrates how Global Magnitsky sanctions can be readily employed without much advance legal groundwork, says Hdeel Abdelhady of MassPoint Legal and Strategy Advisory PLLC.
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.
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.