A former financial adviser charged with bribing PetroEcuador officials said on Tuesday prosecutors violated a Florida legal ethics rule by having a cooperator record conversations with him after he had lawyered up and that those calls can't be used as evidence.
A split Texas appeals court on Wednesday upheld a state environmental regulator’s approval of an industrial waste disposal facility despite concerns raised late in the process by Texas energy regulators about the project's impact on nearby oil and gas deposits.
A hedge fund portfolio manager on Wednesday told jurors in the securities fraud trial of former top Platinum Partners executives of how his fund was burned by an investment in bonds of Platinum portfolio company Black Elk when proceeds from an asset sale were diverted to preferred shareholders of the oil and gas company.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday upheld the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to lower tariffs for producers of solar panels from Taiwan after the department was asked to take another look at whether the products were sold at unfairly low prices.
A California bankruptcy judge Wednesday granted Pacific Gas and Electric's request to pay $100 million into a fund to assist with the urgent needs of California wildfire victims and granted the company a four-month extension to file its Chapter 11 plan.
The National Labor Relations Board has agreed with an administrative law judge's finding that an Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc. security guard wasn't wrongly disciplined when she was given a verbal warning after a heated conversation with a co-worker about the removal of a water cooler.
A new infrastructure package needs some work to ensure that the $40 billion allocated for broadband expansion extends reasonably fast internet service to the people who need it the most, witnesses told the House Energy and Commerce Committee during a hearing Wednesday.
The Trump administration on Wednesday said it will continue its deregulatory push over the next few months with rules on tap intended to make it easier on power plants and other big air pollution emitters to avoid having to obtain certain permits.
The Trump administration will soon finalize rollbacks of greenhouse gas emissions regulations for power plants, vehicles, and oil and gas infrastructure, it said Wednesday as it unveiled a series of energy policy moves in its latest regulatory agenda.
TransferWise is now reportedly worth $3.5 billion thanks to its latest funding round, Lone Star Funds is getting ready to either sell or list Isaria Wohnbau AG, and Hudbay Minerals is getting ready to sell its stake in an Arizona copper mine.
The solicitor general has asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to take up Argentina's appeal in a suit by two Spanish companies who claim to have suffered losses when the country nationalized YPF SA, saying the Second Circuit made the right call by not granting sovereign immunity.
Local officials in Garfield County, Colorado, are trying to impose restrictions on a limestone quarry operator's mining and rock-crushing activities, even though the company's work is protected by a federal permit, the operator told a federal court Tuesday in a complaint.
President Donald Trump threw a curveball to Democratic leaders by demanding that Congress first pass his revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement before moving to pass infrastructure reform legislation.
A Senate bill that would make executives criminally liable for the deeds of their companies calls attention to an existing conflict on criminal liability in which judges and attorneys alike have raised questions of fairness about prosecutors trying to use corporate settlements at employees' trials.
Biotechnology company Novozymes A/S has told the Federal Circuit it can't be liable for infringing ethanol processing patents because a previous invention clearly anticipated the patented technology, and it asked the full court to reject a $7.5 million jury verdict.
Teck Resources Ltd. has pleaded with the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision holding it liable for releasing waste into the Columbia River, saying that Washington state and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation's efforts to keep the ruling in place aren't supported by the law.
Waiting to file a proposed class action may have cost California consumers after a federal judge ruled last week that their claims are subject to a four-year statute of limitations, slicing deep into allegations that BP, Exxon and other oil companies rigged Golden State gasoline prices.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler has directed the agency’s offices governing water, land and air quality to put together plans to reform the process of evaluating the costs and benefits of new regulations.
A South Carolina utility's acquisition by Dominion Energy Inc. can't stop a proposed class action accusing former executives and board members of mismanaging a scuttled nuclear power plant project and rushing through an undervalued merger, an investor said in a complaint removed to South Carolina federal court Monday.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday partly revived a suit by Quest Integrity over a patent on furnace inspection technology, finding that a lower court's decision invalidating the patent wrongly disregarded evidence submitted by the company as "sham affidavits."
Over a dozen major law firms have joined our effort to overcome the legal obstacles that states, cities and businesses face in fighting climate change. But more lawyers are needed, say Michael Gerrard of Columbia Law School and John Dernbach of Widener University Commonwealth Law School.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has made clear that it expects companies to take action to avoid and remediate cybersecurity breaches, and to carefully review information disclosed via social media. But many officers and directors remain underprepared for SEC enforcement in these areas, say attorneys at Vinson & Elkins.
In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts from Major Lindsey & Africa interview legal industry leaders about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here, Rod Osborne talks with Gary Tully, head of legal operations at Gilead Sciences.
The No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act has been reintroduced in Congress, and the oil market conditions that spurred this needed legislation in 2000 are just as widespread today — but so are the inaccurate criticisms of this bill, says attorney Seth Bloom, who drafted the original version of NOPEC.
My mother's connection to her Native American heritage had a major influence on my career — my decision to enter the legal profession was driven by the desire to return to my tribal community and help it in any way I could, says Jason Hauter of Akin Gump.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' new book, "The Making of a Justice," is required reading for anyone interested in 20th and 21st century America, says Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood.
Although the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently reasserted its concurrent jurisdiction with the bankruptcy court over the disposition of Pacific Gas and Electric’s wholesale power contracts in bankruptcy, it is reasonable to assume that this clash between two governmental entities will ultimately be resolved in the U.S. Supreme Court, say attorneys at Blank Rome.
If a client does not demand the application of project management techniques at the start of a matter, or a law firm does not routinely apply them, it is highly likely that additional, avoidable work — legal project management debt — will materialize throughout the matter, says Anthony Widdop of Shearman & Sterling.
Under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, U.S. investors would lose the robust international law protections and dispute resolution mechanisms that they have relied on for years in the North American Free Trade Agreement, say Ian Laird and Melissa Morris of Crowell & Moring.
In U.S. v. Vorley, the U.S. Department of Justice has charged two commodities traders with wire fraud, based on an alleged spoofing scheme. The DOJ's approach could greatly expand potential criminal liability for spoofing activity, say attorneys at Mayer Brown.