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  • August 15, 2018

    Unions Want Trump NLRB Appointees Out Of McDonald's Row

    The Fight for $15 organizing group told the National Labor Relations Board that two Trump administration appointees to the board should bow out of the closely watched McDonald's joint-employer dispute because they previously worked for law firms with ties to the fast-food chain.

  • August 15, 2018

    Howard & Howard Adds Ex-Brownstein Hyatt Gaming Atty

    Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC has added a gaming attorney previously with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP as a partner in its Las Vegas office, the firm announced on Tuesday.

  • August 15, 2018

    Dining Co. To Pay Boston Servers $1M To End Tip Pool Suit

    A Massachusetts federal judge gave initial approval on Wednesday to a settlement that would have Landry’s Inc. pay $1 million to a class of 250 servers employed at its Boston seafood restaurant, Chart House, who claimed the dining and entertainment conglomerate wrongfully remitted their tips to hostesses.

  • August 14, 2018

    How One Firm Moved The Needle On Disability Inclusion

    This global law firm has recently focused on creating opportunities for people with disabilities across its ranks, and its efforts are already showing results.

  • August 14, 2018

    Coachella Seeks Quick TM Win In Suit Against 'Filmchella'

    Popular music festival Coachella asked a California federal court Tuesday to hand it a partial win in its trademark infringement suit against the organizer of a new movie festival called Filmchella, saying it owns valid protectable trademarks that its rival intentionally copied for a “confusingly similar” use without authorization.

  • August 14, 2018

    Miami's Suit Over Marlins Sale Heads Back To State Court

    A Florida federal judge has agreed with Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami that their suit against the Miami Marlins belongs in state court, ruling Tuesday that the dispute over the team’s $1.2 billion sale was removed to federal court prematurely.

  • August 14, 2018

    Chicago Rejects Thousands Of Airbnb Registration Requests

    Chicago has sent out 2,400 notices to Airbnb hosts shooting down their efforts to register with the city, as required by its short-term rental ordinance, because of incomplete information and ordering them to remove their listings from the home-sharing site, an official confirmed Tuesday.

  • August 14, 2018

    Cruise Ship Not Liable For Trivia Game Accident: 11th Circ.

    An Eleventh Circuit panel on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of a negligence suit against Celebrity Cruises that was brought by a passenger injured while playing a music trivia game aboard a ship, finding the cruise operator had no duty to warn passengers about the potential risks of the game.

  • August 14, 2018

    ERISA Industry Group Looks To Block Seattle Benefits Rule

    The ERISA Industry Committee, which represents large benefits plan sponsors, filed a suit Tuesday seeking to halt a recently revised section of Seattle Municipal Code governing hotel employee health benefits, arguing the statute is preempted by the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

  • August 14, 2018

    Ill. AG Takes On Trump Tower Over Wastewater Permit

    The Illinois attorney general has accused the owners of Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago of violating state law by discharging heated wastewater into the Chicago River after its permits expired in August.

  • August 14, 2018

    Hilton Suites Can't Escape Barista's Disability Bias Suit

    An Illinois federal judge kept alive a barista’s disability discrimination suit against her former employer, Chicago’s Hilton Suites hotel, finding she had provided enough proof at this stage to support her claim that she was treated differently due to her disability.

  • August 13, 2018

    David Boies On How Dyslexia Shaped His Practice

    One of the country’s highest-profile litigators, the Boies Schiller Flexner LLP chairman was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was in his 30s. In an interview with Law360, he talks about practicing law with the learning disability.

  • August 13, 2018

    BigLaw’s Mental Health Stigma Shows Signs Of Fading

    Sometimes viewed as an “invisible” disability, mental illness has long been forced under wraps because of the risk attorneys could face bias and stigma. Here’s how lawyers, law firms and other groups are starting to take on the status quo.

  • August 13, 2018

    Cruise Line Partly Escapes Suit Over Child's Sex Assault

    Norwegian Cruise Line has ducked a negligence claim in Florida federal court in a suit over a 12-year-old girl's alleged sexual assault by an employee who used his master key to enter her cabin, with the judge saying the plaintiffs failed to state a claim for negligent hiring, retention, monitoring and supervising.

  • August 13, 2018

    Suit Against Six Flags Over Receipts Kicked To State Court

    A New Jersey federal judge on Monday sent back to state court a putative class action against Six Flags Great Adventure LLC over claims the amusement park’s credit and debit card receipts exposed patrons to identity theft, saying the remand was required since the court did not have subject matter jurisdiction due to a customer’s lack of standing.

  • August 13, 2018

    AirBnB Claims Immunity From Miami Apartment Owners' Suit

    AirBnB Inc. told a Florida appeals court Monday that it should not have to face a lawsuit from Miami apartment complex owners fighting illegal short-term rentals in their buildings, saying the company is immune from liability for publishing third-party conduct under the Communications Decency Act.

  • August 13, 2018

    NYC Restaurant Group Fights Foam Ban At Appeals Court

    A trade group representing restaurants and foam manufacturers has taken its opposition to New York City's ban on styrofoam, effective Jan. 1, to state appellate court, saying Mayor Bill de Blasio is unfairly resisting the city council's mandate to recycle polystyrene and that recycling is both economically feasible and environmentally effective.

  • August 13, 2018

    Davis Polk Guides Sands China In $5.5B Note Offering

    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has advised the joint underwriters of a $5.5 billion note offering for Sands China Ltd. as the Las Vegas Sands Corp. subsidiary looks to repay its existing debt and invest in capital expenditures, the law firm said.

  • August 10, 2018

    How The Legal Industry Lets Down Lawyers With Disabilities

    The dissolution of a five-year-old bar group marks the latest setback for disabled attorneys, who often find little support while navigating an inhospitable industry.

  • August 10, 2018

    Gaining Access: Disabled Lawyers Share Their Stories

    In a series of interviews, lawyers tell Law360 how even well-intentioned professors can create barriers, how inclusivity can help a firm’s litigation prowess, and how “inspirational” can be a dirty word.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: How To Play The Long Game

    Arun Subramanian

    One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.

  • Considerations When Hiring A Seasonal Workforce

    Chas Rampenthal

    Traditionally, business owners — particularly within highly seasonal industries like hospitality — have turned to immigrant labor and the H-2B visa as a way to fill employment gaps. But with these visas under intense scrutiny lately, employers considering other options should proceed with caution, says Chas Rampenthal, general counsel at LegalZoom.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: In Pursuit Of Precision

    Trevor Morrison

    As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: My RBG Guide To Judging

    Goodwin Liu

    I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.

  • 10th Circ. Ruling Is A Win For Tribal Jurisdiction

    Steven Gordon

    Last week, the Tenth Circuit rebalanced the relative bargaining power between tribes and states when it ruled in Navajo Nation v. Dalley that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act does not permit a state to require that personal injury suits against tribal casinos be litigated in state courts, say Steven Gordon and Philip Baker-Shenk of Holland & Knight LLP.

  • Gap Between Calif. And Federal Wage And Hour Law Grows

    Kirstin Muller

    In its recent decision in Troester v. Starbucks, the California Supreme Court unanimously rejected application of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s “de minimis” doctrine to California wage and hour law. The ruling changes the state's employment law landscape in important ways, says Kirstin Muller of Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 Things I Learned

    Judge John Owens

    A lot has changed since I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 20 years ago. At that time, I had hair and no wife. I also thought I knew everything — but working for the justice made me realize very quickly that I actually knew very little, says Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens.

  • Opinion

    TCPA: An Antiquated Law That Needs To Be Fixed

    David Carter

    After years of bearing witness to an influx of Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation, reading nearly every TCPA opinion issued by the federal courts and talking with countless businesses, my conclusion is that the TCPA fails to reach its primary goal of protecting consumers from unwanted calls, says David Carter of Innovista Law PLLC.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: The Equality Lessons

    Margo Schlanger

    In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and I began my two-year clerkship with her. In her first opinion as a justice, and in dozens since, Justice Ginsburg reminded us how the law needs to operate if equality is to be a reality, says Margo Schlanger, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

  • Insurance Tips For 'No Poach' Employment Antitrust Claims

    Jeff Kiburtz

    Regulators are taking new and aggressive steps to address the purported use of "no poach" agreements that allegedly violate antitrust law. Apart from ensuring that current practices comply with state and federal laws, companies should make sure that their insurance policies can help mitigate risk from prior practices, say Jeff Kiburtz and Heather Habes of Covington & Burling LLP.