A former Massachusetts state senator and unsuccessful U.S. congressional candidate was arrested Friday on allegations that he fraudulently claimed pandemic-related unemployment benefits while working as a consultant and failed to report income from that job to the IRS, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Adams and Reese LLP has hired a labor and employment partner who brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm's office in Memphis, Tennessee, according to a Thursday announcement.
In this week's Off The Bench, the University of Michigan, Jim Harbaugh and the Big Ten ceased their hostilities; two Pac-12 schools won control of the conference but then had that control temporarily paused; and MLB owners unanimously approved the Oakland Athletics' move to Las Vegas. Here, Law360 clues you in on the biggest sports and betting stories that had our readers talking.
A federal jury found Thursday that a North Carolina farm and the three generations of family members who operate it were at fault for a former worker losing part of his leg in an auger three years ago, awarding him and his wife $2.5 million in damages.
A New York federal judge backed a $1.3 million arbitration award Thursday granted to a former Credit Suisse adviser who said he was stiffed on a deferred compensation package after the investment banking company shuttered one of its units, ruling the arbitration panel didn't overstep its authority.
A cybersecurity contractor pled guilty Thursday to hacking into a Georgia medical center's computers in 2018 and stealing confidential patient information, a crime the government said cost the hospital more than $800,000 and was aimed at driving up business for his company.
The University of Michigan said Thursday it will drop its lawsuit against the Big Ten Conference and accept the league's suspension of head football coach Jim Harbaugh that was imposed last week for his alleged role in illegal signal-stealing by a member of his staff.
A California appeals court ruled Wednesday that Placer County must face claims from two former prosecutors alleging it improperly released their whistleblower claim forms without redacting their personal information.
About 1,700 University of Michigan alumni have signed onto an amicus brief in support of head football coach Jim Harbaugh, arguing that his suspension by the Big Ten Conference as part of an investigation into illegal scouting inflicts "irreparable harm on the university's reputation and growth.''
An immigration administrative law judge has partially backed a bid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to penalize an Arizona solar installation company for failing to ensure employees properly filled out employment eligibility forms, hitting the company with an $85,500 fine.
Two Hanover Insurance Group units urged an Illinois federal court to grant them an early win against a medical device manufacturer in a dispute over an underlying class action alleging violations of Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act, maintaining there are no genuine issues as to material facts.
A health company CEO who was accused of misconduct is suing his former employer's excess insurer in Colorado state court, alleging it failed to pay nearly $1.3 million in legal fees following the confidential settlement of his American Arbitration Association exit dispute with the company.
Counsel for the founder and former CEO of Momentus Inc. urged Delaware's highest court on Wednesday to revive his dismissed Chancery Court lawsuit against the space transportation company for indemnification, saying it was "unambiguous" that Momentus had agreed to pay his legal defense fees indefinitely.
A man fired from a Massachusetts recruiting firm in September has since engaged in a campaign of harassment against his former employer on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter and his own YouTube channel, a lawsuit in Massachusetts state court alleges.
Employment and personal injury law firm Schmidt Kirifides and Rassias PC has to cover the cost of cannabidiol oil used to treat one of its attorneys' back pain from a work injury because, even if federally illegal, the substance is a "medical supply," a split Pennsylvania state appeals court ruled.
The former executive director of a Florida art museum raided by the FBI for allegedly showcasing forged Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings countersued the institution Tuesday, saying the museum's August lawsuit is a bid to scapegoat him in the art world scandal.
Four of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's former senior staffers are free to conduct discovery in their Austin whistleblower lawsuit after a state court judge on Tuesday denied a request to enjoin the ex-aides from moving forward with their 2020 case.
A physical therapist tasked with auditing her employer's billing and recordkeeping practices was fired over clashes with her supervisors and co-workers, unapproved absences and refusing to provide specifics about her allegations of fraud, not in retaliation for whistleblowing, a Boston federal judge has concluded in a long-delayed ruling.
Bankrupt electric vehicle maker Lordstown Motors Corp. has filed a proposed $3 million settlement with six C-suite executives to honor the severance agreements in their pre-bankruptcy contracts, contingent on them staying on to tie up the bankruptcy's loose ends.
The U.S. Department of Justice has moved to drop its last no-poach criminal case, abandoning a Texas federal court prosecution against UnitedHealth's Surgical Care Affiliates after failing to win a conviction on any no-poach charges brought since it started focusing on the issue three years ago.
A suit accusing legendary rock band Kiss of causing a guitar technician's death from coronavirus and the verdict in a Hollywood staffer's spy camera case lead Law360's Tort Report, which compiles recent personal injury and medical malpractice news that may have flown under the radar.
An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday denied a temporary restraining order requested by two brothers who have brought an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA, which declared them ineligible to play college basketball after they received compensation for their names, images and likenesses while participating on a professional high school team.
A former Colorado nurse accused an addiction treatment facility of terminating her after she expressed concern to a state health auditor that it improperly stored controlled substance medications.
The former chief financial officer of McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP is facing criminal investigations by state and federal prosecutors amid a New Jersey civil suit accusing him and his wife, another past executive at the firm, of stealing more than $3 million from the firm, his lawyers have reported.
Workers at bankrupt trucking company Yellow Corp. who say they were terminated without proper notice asked a Delaware court to be certified as a class of plaintiffs in their adversary suit against the debtor filed under the WARN Act.
Senior partners' reluctance to retire, the rise of the nonequity partner tier and generational differences in expectations are all contributing to an increasing number of departures from BigLaw, making it imperative for firms to encourage retirement among senior ranks and provide clearer leadership pathways to junior attorneys, says Laura Leopard at Leopard Solutions.
Congress' proposed bill to establish a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau whistleblower program is crucial for the public's protection against insurance fraud, credit fraud, investment fraud, identity theft, mortgage fraud and other consumer fraud schemes, which all too often go unchecked, says Stephen Kohn at Kohn Kohn.
As threats of an economic downturn loom, firms can boost profits by embracing the power of bottom-line management and creating an ecosystem where strategic financial oversight and robust timekeeping practices meet evolved client relations, says Shireen Hilal at Maior Strategic Consulting.
Notwithstanding procedural changes at the U.S. Department of State that provided hope for more timely and predictable visa processing outcomes, international student applications continue to risk becoming bogged down in administrative processing, but certain steps may improve the situation, say Carl Risch and Lauren Epstein at Mayer Brown.
California’s newly enacted law, which voids employee restrictive covenants, whether signed in or out of the state, has the potential to upend typical agreement negotiations, and highlights ongoing questions concerning how California's worker protections fare in other jurisdictions, says Sarah Tishler at Beck Reed.
Federal contractors on the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' most recent list of firms flagged for potential audit should take certain steps now in light of the agency’s new scheduling letter, which significantly increases the burden and potential risks for contractors, say Andrew Turnbull and Sadé Tidwell at MoFo.
The Fifth Circuit’s recent Malik v. Department of Homeland Security decision adds to the chorus of federal courts holding that border agents don’t need a warrant to search travelers’ electronic devices, so attorneys should consider certain special precautions to secure privileged information when reentering the U.S., says Jennifer Freel at Jackson Walker.
During pretrial witness preparation sessions, a few key methods can help identify the likable personality type a witness intuitively expresses, which can then be amplified at trial to create an emotional connection with jurors, says Gillian Drake at On Trial Associates.
The crowdfunding of legal fees has become increasingly common, providing a new way for people to afford legal services, but attorneys who accept crowdsourced funds must remember several key ethical obligations to mitigate their risks, say Hilary Gerzhoy and Julienne Pasichow at HWG.
A recently enacted California law — which voids restrictive covenants entered into inside and outside the state, and exposes employers to damages and attorney fees awards when disputes arise — is some of the most consequential legislation for employers to come from the 2023 legislative session, say Jeffrey Thomas and Michelle Harrington at Fox Rothschild.
Though witnesses must appear credible to juries, they should also be likable in order to make an emotional connection, and certain gestural, behavioral and psychological aspects of their testimony can be modified to improve their perceived likability, says Gillian Drake at On Trial Associates.
A Pennsylvania federal court's recent decision in Elite Transit v. Cunningham adds to a growing body of case law that illustrates how the loss of trade secret exclusivity alone may be sufficient for claiming damages, even when commercialization of a trade secret has not occurred, say Christopher DeBaere and Julia Bloch at Archway Research.
Courts often subject parties using technology assisted review to greater scrutiny than parties conducting linear, manual document review, so parties using large language models for document review should expect even more attention, along with a corresponding need for quality control and validation, say attorneys at Sidley.