A Manhattan federal judge indicated Tuesday that he is unlikely to dismiss a challenge to the Trump administration's addition of a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census, and added he sees reason to suspect bad faith on the part of a Cabinet member who has given shifting explanations for the origin of the controversial policy.
A former software development manager at Equifax Inc. charged with insider trading last week has settled a parallel civil suit by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, agreeing to forfeit more than $75,000 in ill-gotten gains, according to a civil consent agreement filed Monday in Georgia federal court..
The Bank of England revealed plans on Tuesday to test how long it takes financial services firms to restore vital services after a cyberattack or event, in the wake of recent high-profile systems failures in the sector.
In its first complete term back at full strength since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the top U.S. court took on several cases that revealed deep divisions among its members. Here are the most stinging dissents.
Amy Coney Barrett has been sitting on the Seventh Circuit bench for only eight months, but she is rumored to be on President Donald Trump’s shortlist for potential picks to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
With the Supreme Court largely punting on deciding the issues at the center of some of its biggest cases this term, the justices turned to concurrences to fight for the future of the law.
While the justices tend to join most often with colleagues whose philosophy they share, even politically charged cases can create groupings that defy easy categorization. Here are a few from the latest term.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Monday shut down an adversary complaint brought by an investor accusing several insiders of identity-verification startup Jumio of failing to take action to save the company from bankruptcy, finding the investor’s claims are blocked by a confirmed Chapter 11 plan.
From a raucous house party to the often-disappointing taste of wedding cake, the justices found plenty to laugh about in the latest term. Here are the top moments of legal levity.
The Supreme Court’s recent decision limiting law enforcement’s ability to subpoena cellphone location data is likely to spark a flurry of litigation, as a once-bright line rule regarding privacy rights for personal information held by third parties has been significantly blurred, the American Civil Liberties Union attorney who argued the case before the high court said in Washington, D.C., Monday.
A consumer who accuses online rewards company Webloyalty of enrolling him and others in its paid membership program without their consent asked a California federal judge Friday to certify several proposed classes, saying a class action is the best way to resolve claims in the long-running case.
GrubHub Inc. asked an Illinois federal judge to toss a man’s lawsuit accusing it of sending unauthorized and unwanted text messages, saying his complaint is missing a key allegation that would qualify it as a Telephone Consumer Protection Act suit in the first place.
President Donald Trump is ramping up the process of replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, interviewing four candidates Monday and revealing the White House staffers who are leading the selection effort.
Chinese e-commerce company Walnut Street Group Holding Limited filed a $1 billion initial public offering, leading six operating companies that submitted IPOs preliminarily estimated to raise $1.6 billion, indicating that the IPO market is likely to stay active through July.
The Second Circuit felled an Italian citizen’s appeal on Monday claiming a provision of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is unconstitutionally vague, leaving in place his conviction for misdemeanor hacking that stemmed from an alleged global "click fraud" scheme.
A Covington & Burling LLP partner and a Microsoft in-house attorney speaking at a conference about artificial intelligence warned Friday that as the technology is applied to legal problems, AI systems have faced questions about baked-in biases and a lack of transparency as to how they reach decisions.
Software provider CDK Global LLC countersued independent data integrator Authenticom for cyberpiracy and trade secrets theft Saturday, rebuking consolidated multidistrict litigation kicked off by Authenticom alleging CDK monopolized access to car sales and service data in software licensed to auto dealerships.
Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., continued to push the Federal Communications Commission to probe since-shuttered political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and investigate if it wrongly bought TV viewing habit information, excoriating the FCC for punting the matter to the Federal Trade Commission, which she also pushed to carry out an investigation.
Bank of America has urged a Pennsylvania federal court judge to toss a law firm’s suit accusing it of breach of contract for failing to halt a $580,000 wire transfer the firm made thanks to a phishing scheme, saying the bank had no obligation to cancel the transfer.
Consumers have told a New Jersey federal court that Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. has refused to comply with discovery orders in a putative consolidated class action over a data breach involving information on roughly 839,000 consumers that was stored on stolen laptops, with the insurer responding its adversaries are seeking unnecessary materials.
Security features unique to cryptocurrency put investors at risk of losing such assets upon incapacity or death. Understanding these features and crafting a plan that addresses certain important factors will help assure digital assets are effectively passed on to heirs and beneficiaries, say Michael Kearney and Joseph Doll at Cole Schotz PC.
Running a successful consumer products company has never been easy. Rapidly evolving technologies, an uncertain economy and changing government regulations appear primed to complicate the already challenging task of navigating legal issues, say Erin Bosman and Julie Park of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
With the May 25 deadline come and gone for the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you may find yourself tempted to breathe a sigh of relief. A job well done, right? But GDPR compliance means exercising constant vigilance, says Zachary Foreman of Axiom Law.
Legal pundits continue to make predictions that newer entrants into the industry — NewLaw firms, the Big Four and alternative legal service providers — will progressively seize greater amounts of market share from traditional law firms. But the BigLaw response has been underwhelming at best, and a glimpse at the market forces puts its lack of urgency into perspective, says Craig Levinson, founder of Levity Partners.
In April, an Illinois federal judge powered down a proposed class action against VTech Electronics following a 2015 data breach of its internet-connected digital learning toys. But the breach also triggered a Federal Trade Commission enforcement action, resulting in a $650,000 settlement. Both developments illustrate the increasing exposure that the internet of things brings for consumer product manufacturers, say attorneys with Morrison & Foerster LLP.
In recent months, the U.S. Department of Justice and many state attorneys general have addressed class action reform by objecting to proposed class action settlements. While we are sympathetic to concerns about class litigation abuse, what's needed is careful oversight at the earliest stages of litigation, say Kahn Scolnick and Bradley Hamburger of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
For years, a little-known group of federal agencies collectively known as "Team Telecom" has gone quietly about its oversight functions of risk assessment, mitigation and oversight. But as multiple parts of the government grapple with supply chain security, including concerns about Chinese-made communications equipment, companies should anticipate enhanced scrutiny and greater compliance obligations, say attorneys with Wiley Rein LLP.
If personally identifiable information has value — the lesson of the Cambridge Analytica scandal — courts may find themselves revisiting the long-marginalized theory that the lost opportunity to profit from your own private data is itself sufficient to show you have been injured, says Michael Ruttinger of Tucker Ellis LLP.
Despite the partiality some courts have shown to live video testimony, it provides no advantages — and several disadvantages — over the tried-and-true method of videotaped depositions, say attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
"Uncivil Warriors: The Lawyers' Civil War," by Peter Hoffer, is a new book about the involvement of lawyers on both sides in the American Civil War. The discussion is enlightening and often fascinating, but falls short in several key areas, says Federal Circuit Judge Evan Wallach.