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  • June 02, 2021

    Full 1st Circ. To Decide If NH Speaker Can Bar Virtual Votes

    The full First Circuit will reexamine a panel ruling that said the speaker of the New Hampshire House could be sued for refusing to allow virtual votes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • June 01, 2021

    DOL Says Pa. Paper Co. Illegally Fired Worker For OSHA Probe

    The U.S. Department of Labor hit a paper box manufacturer and its owner with a lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court Tuesday, alleging management illegally fired an employee who repeatedly asked her supervisor for safety gloves, because they believed she had reported the business to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 

  • June 01, 2021

    Senate OKs More Funding For CFTC Whistleblower Program

    The U.S. Senate on Friday gave the green light to the creation of a temporary second account to house funds for the Commodities Futures Trading Commission's whistleblower program, a move that would allow it to continue operating at a financially precarious time for the office.

  • June 01, 2021

    DynCorp Wants $35M FCA Overcharging Case Tossed

    DynCorp International has urged a Texas federal court to end a case accusing the company of fraudulently overcharging the Army under a massive logistics contract, saying the government had signed off on the subcontractor agreement that led to the alleged overbilling.

  • June 01, 2021

    Baker Botts Nabs Benefits Partner From Thompson & Knight

    Baker Botts LLP welcomed a new partner to its executive compensation and benefits practice group Tuesday, bringing on an attorney who most recently spent 11 years as a partner at Thompson & Knight LLP and will work out of the firm's Dallas office.

  • June 01, 2021

    Rig Worker Tells Court Devon Energy Must Face Injury Suit

    A rig worker injured in New Mexico has urged a Texas appellate court to uphold a ruling that Devon Energy Corp. has sufficient contacts with the Lone Star State to give its courts authority over his injury claims despite the location of the accident.

  • June 01, 2021

    Jurors To Hear About Whistleblower's Lost Texts, Judge Says

    A Pennsylvania federal judge said during a hearing Tuesday that potential jurors in a False Claims Act case against Gilead Sciences Inc. would have to be told about the tens of thousands of text messages that, inadvertently or not, were deleted from a whistleblower's cellphones.

  • June 01, 2021

    AlixPartners Calls Alleged File Theft Loss 'Incalculable' In Trial

    The head of AlixPartners LLP's Italian unit, AlixPartners SRL, testified in Delaware's Chancery Court on Monday that a fired managing director accused of stealing more than 133,000 sensitive files before leaving in 2019 may have caused "incalculable" damage to the New York-based global consulting business.

  • June 01, 2021

    Amazon's 'Bad Faith' Claim Against NY AG Faces Doubts

    Amazon's claim that the New York attorney general sued it over COVID-19 worker protections in bad faith drew skepticism Tuesday from a Brooklyn federal judge, who suggested the case may be moot as the pandemic fades.

  • June 01, 2021

    Software Co. Says Rival Stole Clients And Confidential Info

    A software engineering company has accused a former business partner and employee of stealing confidential client information and deleting files from the company's computer network while starting a rival business, according to a suit filed Friday in Georgia federal court.

  • May 28, 2021

    Law360 Names 2021's Top Attorneys Under 40

    We're pleased to announce Law360's Rising Stars for 2021, our list of 180 attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.

  • May 28, 2021

    GOP Introduces Bill That Would Ban Federal Vaccine Passport

    A group of Republican senators introduced a bill on Friday that would ban the federal implementation of so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports and prohibit the government from working with third parties to establish their own vaccine passports.

  • May 28, 2021

    US Bars Chinese Fishing Co. Over Forced Labor At Sea

    U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner Troy Miller announced the blacklisting of Dalian Ocean Fishing Co. Ltd. on Friday, based on evidence that the company has used forced labor in its fishing operations.

  • May 28, 2021

    Legal Recruiter Can't DQ Old Co.'s Atty In Trade Theft Suit

    A federal magistrate judge has denied a legal recruiter's bid to disqualify his former company's counsel in a trade secrets suit, ruling that while the attorney may have to now be a witness at the trial, disqualifying him from pretrial proceedings would be premature.

  • May 28, 2021

    Koning Zollar Adds New Partner To Calif. Employment Practice

    San Diego-based firm Koning Zollar LLP nabbed a former in-house counsel to a data and analytics company to fill out the firm's employment practice.

  • May 27, 2021

    Navistar Settles Marine Corps Fraud Case For $50M

    Navistar Defense has agreed to a $50 million settlement to resolve claims it used fraudulent pricing data to drive up the price the U.S. Marine Corps paid for armored vehicle components, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

  • May 27, 2021

    Appeals Court Clears Way For Firing Of Boston's Top Cop

    A judge on Massachusetts' intermediate-level appeals court cleared the way Thursday for Boston's mayor to fire the city's police commissioner over decades-old domestic violence allegations, rejecting his argument that he is first entitled to a hearing where he could put witnesses under oath and clear his name.

  • May 27, 2021

    Perella Weinberg Bid For Early Win Faces Doubt In Poach Suit

    A New York state judge on Thursday voiced doubt about asset management firm Perella Weinberg Partners LLC's attempt to claim a pretrial victory in its lawsuit against former partners who left the firm after an alleged conspiracy to steal the firm's entire financial restructuring group.

  • May 27, 2021

    Ex-Gilead Workers Hit Back With Sanctions Bid In FCA Fight

    After being repeatedly targeted over missing text messages sought by Gilead Science Inc. during discovery, a pair of whistleblowers in a case against the drugmaker in Pennsylvania federal court have launched a sanctions bid of their own alleging that the company failed to maintain messages on employee cellphones.

  • May 26, 2021

    Oberweis Dairy Hit With Biometric Finger Scan Claims

    Oberweis Dairy has been hit with a proposed class state court suit claiming the company has collected, stored and used its Illinois employees' scanned fingerprint data to track their work time, in violation of their biometric rights.

  • May 26, 2021

    Fenwick, Latham Steer Ziprecruiter's Direct Listing

    Shares of online job marketplace Ziprecruiter Inc. rose in debut trading following its direct listing Wednesday — joining a recent wave of companies to go public through this alternative to an initial public offering — guided by Fenwick & West LLP and financial advisers' counsel Latham & Watkins LLP.

  • May 26, 2021

    Ohio House OKs Blocking Local Taxes On Teleworkers In 2021

    The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would bar cities from imposing income taxes on remote workers for 2021, seeking to partially reverse a law that permitted cities to tax telecommuters during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • May 26, 2021

    Ex-Staffing Co. Owner Looks To Duck Wage-Fixing Charge

    The former owner of a physical therapist staffing company moved Monday to toss the antitrust charges against him in the government's first criminal wage-fixing case, telling a Texas federal court there's no precedent for criminal charges over that type of activity.

  • May 26, 2021

    Messner Reeves Adds Ex-Ropers Majeski Litigation Squad

    Messner Reeves LLP has snagged a pair of litigation partners from Ropers Majeski PC in a boost to the firm's presence in Southern California, bringing with them dozens of attorneys and personnel.

  • May 26, 2021

    Oilfield Boat Captain's Crocs To Blame For Fall, Judge Rules

    The captain of an oilfield trawling boat in the Gulf of Mexico can't recover any damages for a spinal injury he suffered after slipping on board because he violated safety policies by wearing Crocs on deck, a Louisiana federal judge held Tuesday.

Expert Analysis

  • Maritime Worker Injury Claims After 5th Circ. Welder Ruling

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    While the Fifth Circuit recently held in Sanchez v. Smart Fabricators that an injured offshore welder could not pursue damages under the Jones Act, certain maritime workers may be able to pursue comparative claims under a longshoremen workers' compensation statute or the Sieracki doctrine, says Grady Hurley at Jones Walker.

  • Biz Record Admissibility Rule Must Adapt To An ESI World

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    The federal rule that permits the use of business records as evidence must be amended to address the unreliability of electronically stored information and inconsistent court frameworks on email admissibility, say Josh Sohn and Nadia Zivkov at Stroock.

  • Pandemic-Era Jury Trial Innovations May Be Here To Stay

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    Many jurisdictions are resuming in-person jury trials, but certain technology-enabled efficiencies could outlast the pandemic and represent lasting changes for the way pretrial proceedings and courtroom presentations take place, says Stuart Ratzan at Ratzan Weissman.

  • Pa. Justices' Ruling Presents Big Hurdles For No-Poach Pacts

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    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent opinion that an employer no-poach agreement was unenforceable in Pittsburgh Logistics Systems v. Beemac Trucking will make future use of such contracts between businesses difficult, and seems to lean heavily toward an outright ban, says attorney Joseph Lincoln.

  • Judging A Book: Rodriguez Reviews 'When Machines Can Be Judge'

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    Katherine Forrest's new book, "When Machines Can Be Judge, Jury, and Executioner," raises valid transparency concerns about artificial intelligence tools used by judges when making bail and sentencing decisions, but her argument that such tools should be rejected outright is less than convincing, says U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez of the Western District of Texas.

  • 5 Steps For Law Firms Rethinking Flexible Work Post-COVID

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    A flexible work environment will be key to recruiting and retention efforts post-pandemic, so law firms must develop comprehensive policies that solidify expectations and boundaries on accommodations such as flextime, remote work and reduced hours, says Manar Morales at the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance.

  • Uniformity Goal Eludes Defend Trade Secrets Act, 5 Years On

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    Five years after the enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, work remains to be done on achieving uniformity across jurisdictions, because state law differences being imported into the DTSA are creating the same patchwork of law the act was intended to rectify, say attorneys at MoFo.

  • Judge's Rebuke Of Mass. AG Has Lessons For All Attorneys

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    A Massachusetts federal judge’s recent rebuke of the state Attorney General’s Office for refusing to respond to discovery requests in Alliance for Automotive Innovation v. Healey highlights six important considerations for attorneys who want to avoid the dreaded benchslap, say Alison Eggers and Dallin Wilson at Seyfarth.  

  • How 5-Year-Old Defend Trade Secrets Act Has Met Its Goals

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    Case law and data reveal that, five years after its enactment, the Defend Trade Secrets Act has opened up federal courts to litigants and has proven effective against extraterritorial misappropriation, while concerns about inconsistency and overuse of ex parte seizures have not borne out, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring.

  • Font Considerations To Give Your Legal Briefs An Edge

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    Following the D.C. Circuit’s recent notice discouraging use of the font Garamond in legal briefs, Jason Steed at Kilpatrick looks at typeface requirements and preferences in appellate courts across the country, and how practitioners can score a few extra brief-writing points with typography.

  • Discerning Need For 2nd COVID Workers' Comp Claim In Calif.

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    Diana Tsudik at Gilson Daub explains how California employers can determine whether an employee’s second round of industrial COVID-19 leave requires a new workers' compensation claim form, and how a secondary filing could unnecessarily expose the company to double liability for one injury.

  • Tips For Navigating The Visa Processing Backlog

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    The pandemic has caused U.S. embassies and consulates to fall far behind in visa processing, but new information from the U.S. Department of State can help practitioners determine where a client is in line and whether it's time to use other tools to reduce wait time, says Dominique Pando Bucci at Kurzban Kurzban.

  • Make Profitability Management Part Of Your Law Firm Culture

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    As the legal industry continues to change in the post-pandemic world, law firms should adapt to client demands by constantly measuring and managing the profitability of their services, says Joseph Altonji at LawVision.

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