A New York federal judge overseeing a human rights activist's suit over an alleged smear campaign run by Fusion GPS should "resign from the bench" and run for Congress, the activist told the Second Circuit, saying the judge was ignoring the law and enacting his own policy on racketeering claims.
Litigation filed by Venezuela's state-owned oil company to invalidate $1.68 billion worth of government bonds due to mature next year is "highly unlikely" to succeed, because payments were made on the bonds as recently as April, the trustee and collateral agent have told a New York federal court.
A Georgia city seeking dismissal of a suit accusing it of illegally tying its water and natural gas services together told a federal judge Tuesday that it scrapped the challenged ordinance after the Eleventh Circuit said it wasn't immune to antitrust claims.
A Colorado federal judge on Friday blocked a planned expansion of an Arch Coal mine that would allow nearly 18 million tons of new coal to be removed, finding that the U.S. Department of the Interior flubbed its environmental review.
Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP has gained a former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP attorney who specializes in handling cross-border disputes for clients in the Middle East.
Schlumberger Technology Corp. convinced a Texas federal judge to end one claim for damages brought by Hess Corp. in a suit seeking about $200 million in damages stemming from allegedly faulty offshore drilling valves it purchased, agreeing that Hess can't recoup damages for methanol contamination in one well that it admittedly caused.
A court in Belgium will consider over three days of hearings next week Kazakhstan's allegations that a half-billion arbitral award issued to two Moldovan oil and gas investors was procured by fraud days after the country submitted evidence that it says proves that the investors concealed facts from their auditors.
The European Court of Justice has cut in half the fine it imposed on one of three recycling companies punished for taking part in a cartel to fix prices for the purchase of car batteries from scrap dealers.
Frost Brown Todd LLC has gained a member with 20 years of in-house and general counsel experience working mainly on government contracts for its Pittsburgh office, the firm has announced.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general criticized the agency's general counsel for saying that staffers have broad authority to refuse to cooperate with information requests and investigations from his office.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has told the Tenth Circuit that its decision not to require a Berkshire Hathaway-affiliated Utah coal-fired power plant to install additional pollution controls was a reasonable use of its Clean Air Act authority, despite the Sierra Club's claims to the contrary.
A Louisiana federal judge on Friday rejected a call to recuse himself from multidistrict litigation surrounding the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and recommended a disciplinary proceeding against the attorney who wanted him off the case, saying the attorney may have violated the state rules of conduct.
The federal government is urging the Ninth Circuit to revive President Donald Trump's bid to undo his predecessor's indefinite blockage of oil and gas drilling in large swaths of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, saying an Alaska federal judge was wrong to invalidate the White House order.
A lawsuit from SunTrust Equipment Finance & Leasing Corp. is improperly trying to hold International Speedway Corp. liable for an alleged $1 billion DC Solar Ponzi scheme, the racetrack owner told a Florida federal judge Thursday.
In this week’s Taxation with Representation, Canada’s pension board acquires a California-based energy company for $6.1 billion, Stryker acquires Wright Medical Group for $4 billion, and aircraft component producer Kaman buys Bal Seal Engineering for $330 million.
A jury found former Alstom SA executive Lawrence Hoskins guilty of a scheme to bribe Indonesian officials on Friday, convicting on all but one count in the long-awaited Foreign Corrupt Practices Act trial.
West Virginia natural gas driller Arsenal Resources Development LLC hit Chapter 11 early Friday in Delaware with a plan to quickly execute a debt-for-equity swap with secured lenders that will wipe at least $360 million of secured debt off its books.
The past week has seen Maersk's Hong Kong unit sue AXA, Allianz and other insurers over cargo claims, the resurfacing of commercial fraud claims filed against a defunct sports rights agency and Allianz Global Investors drag RSA Insurance into court over a financial markets dispute. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
Two hydrogen peroxide manufacturers have urged a D.C. federal court to reject the Federal Trade Commission's effort to put the breaks on their $625 million tie-up, arguing that the agency misunderstands the market and ignored a proposed fix for the problems it had identified.
The former president of a nuclear logistics company accused of fraudulently securing transportation contracts from a Russian uranium supplier discussed bribes in emails with a Russian official and wired him cash, expert witnesses for the government testified Thursday.
Kazakhstan has urged the D.C. Circuit to revive its lawsuit against Moldovan investors who won a half-billion-dollar arbitral award that the country says is tainted by fraud, arguing that the lower court's ruling to nix the case "rests on nothing more than an instinct."
The panel that sets precedent for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board said Thursday it would review a case in which the board rejected a patent owner's bid to amend claims in an inter partes review for different reasons from the ones advanced by the petitioner.
The city of Philadelphia filed a limited objection Thursday in Delaware court to the proposed bidding procedures of bankrupt refinery operator Philadelphia Energy Solutions, saying the size and nature of the facility to be sold requires input from the local government.
Oil and gas giant Total SA told a Texas federal court Wednesday that a fuel delivery service startup must arbitrate its suit accusing a Total subsidiary of sharing its trade secrets with a rival business that the subsidiary was also an investor in.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. told federal regulators Thursday that the possibility of new wildfire liability and a loss of reputation from power shutdowns done in an attempt to mitigate that liability are among the latest threats to its finances.
More businesses in the mining and metals sector are considering blockchain to address challenges associated with mineral provenance and supply chain transparency, but it remains to be seen whether the technology can be harnessed to track performance standards related to human rights, labor practices and other factors, say attorneys at White & Case.
After hearing arguments last month, the Texas Supreme Court is poised to decide whether Energy Transfer Partners and Enterprise Products Partners entered into a partnership based on their conduct and statements. The case emphasizes the need to draft preliminary agreements carefully, says Ladd Hirsch of Winstead.
Transactional attorneys should consider consulting with litigation counsel when drafting certain contractual provisions — choice of law, choice of forum, attorney fees and others — that could come into play in a broad range of substantive disputes, says Adrienne Koch at Katsky Korins.
The tension between the rights of landowners and pipeline developers has come to a head in two federal appellate courts and a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announcement, muddling the historical clarity of Natural Gas Act eminent domain authority, say attorneys at K&L Gates.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's recent amendments to its Policy Statement on Consultation with Indian Tribes in Commission Proceedings show the agency's commitment to consideration of tribal input in its decision-making, including on hydroelectric licensing, say Jody Cummings and Monique Watson of Steptoe & Johnson.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's recently proposed changes to its interpretations of the Jones Act — especially concerning the definition of "vessel equipment" — will have significant impacts on the offshore oil, gas and wind industries, says Charlie Papavizas of Winston & Strawn.
Replacing hourly billing with flat-fee arrangements, especially for appellate work, will leave attorneys feeling free to spend as much time as necessary to produce their highest quality work, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
Although the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to provide a uniform standard of culpability for spoliation, cases with similar facts are still reaching differing results because the rule does not specify how a court should evaluate a party's intent, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton.
As Kenya begins to commercialize its oil reserves, it has created a new Energy and Petroleum Tribunal that offers a dispute resolution process combining elements of arbitration and litigation, says attorney Aaron Koenck.
Over the course of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recently ended fiscal year, the regulator's Division of Enforcement fulfilled its promise to emphasize quality over quantity in cases alleging misrepresentations of financial performance by covering a wide swath of accounting, disclosure, internal control and auditor independence issues, say attorneys at Perkins Coie.
Requests for proposals, the standard tool of companies evaluating law firms, are becoming better suited to the legal industry, says Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group.
California's greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade program, currently linked to a similar program in Quebec, is likely to survive the Trump administration's recent lawsuit against it, but the case could still reshape federal-state relations and redefine the limits of state authority on the international stage, say attorneys at Beveridge & Diamond.
A proposed dairy expansion suffered a setback this month when a Minnesota appellate court insisted that greenhouse gas emissions must be evaluated during the project's environmental review. Cases like this may signal a shift toward less judicial deference to administrative decisions, says Nancy Burke of Saul Ewing.
Energy companies should prepare for internal investigations with a plan that evaluates the scope of the problem and carefully considers the roles of all stakeholders, say attorneys with King & Spalding.
My parents' contentious, drawn-out divorce was one of the worst experiences of my life. But it taught me how to be resilient — and ultimately led me to leave corporate litigation for a career in family law, helping other families during their own difficult times, says Sheryl Seiden of Seiden Family Law.