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  • January 14, 2019

    Justices Urged To Hear Navajo Casino Slip-And-Fall Suit

    The U.S. Supreme Court has been urged to take up a challenge to a Tenth Circuit ruling that determined a personal injury suit against a Navajo Nation-owned casino belonged in tribal, not state court, with the petitioners claiming the ruling went against the intent of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

  • January 14, 2019

    Fla. Sports Bar To Face Overtime Suit In Federal Court

    A proposed collective action filed in Florida state court accusing Juana's Latin Sports Bar and Grill of failing to pay its servers the time-and-a-half overtime rate and earned tips was removed to federal court on Friday at the request of the restaurant.

  • January 14, 2019

    Contractor Wants IBM's Falcons Stadium Suit Trimmed

    Atlanta Falcons stadium project subcontractor Corning Optical Communications on Friday urged a Georgia federal court to dismiss negligence and tort claims against it in IBM's suit accusing it of botching the design and installation of a state-of-the-art cell network.

  • January 14, 2019

    Betting Giant William Hill Settles FanDuel Copyright Suit

    The American arm of British betting company William Hill has settled a lawsuit against FanDuel that alleged the fantasy sports and betting website stole a copyrighted gambling how-to pamphlet from a New Jersey racetrack.

  • January 11, 2019

    The Firms That Dominated In 2018

    Law360's top four Firms of the Year notched a combined 32 Practice Group of the Year awards after successfully securing wins in bet-the-company matters and closing high-profile, big-ticket deals for clients throughout 2018.

  • January 11, 2019

    Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2018 Practice Group of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.

  • January 11, 2019

    9th Circ. OKs Dismissal of Southwest Refund Policy Spat

    A Ninth Circuit panel issued an unpublished opinion on Thursday affirming the dismissal of a putative class action alleging Southwest Airlines Co.'s travel-credit policy for refunds on canceled flights has hidden exceptions that obscure when the credit expires, finding that the passengers were given clear notice of the expiration date.

  • January 11, 2019

    Deals Rumor Mill: Slack, Dalian Wanda, Anheuser-Busch

    The company behind workplace instant-messaging app Slack is reportedly planning on undertaking a direct listing, Dalian Wanda plans to list its sports unit in the U.S., and Anheuser-Busch InBev is mulling publicly listing its Asian operations.

  • January 11, 2019

    Consumers In All 50 States Sue Marriott Over Data Breach

    A total of 176 plaintiffs from all 50 U.S. states have filed suit against Marriott International Inc. in Maryland federal court following its recent announcement that attackers in a 2016 data breach swiped about 5.25 million passport numbers left unencrypted by the Starwood Hotels unit's guest reservation system.

  • January 11, 2019

    Real Estate Rumors: Tahir, JKM, Slate

    Indonesian billionaire Tahir is reportedly paying $702 million for a pair of Singapore hotels, JKM Development is said to have bought 63.6 acres in Florida for nearly $14.3 million, and Slate Property group has reportedly bought two Hollywood, California, apartment complexes for $39 million.

  • January 11, 2019

    Builders Must Face High-End NC Hotel's Nuisance Suit

    A North Carolina federal judge has ruled that the developer and construction manager of a storm drainage project along the Cape Fear River waterfront cannot dodge a luxury hotel owner’s nuisance lawsuit claiming the work is hurting the recently renovated hotel's reputation.

  • January 11, 2019

    Bandera Partners Pushes For Changes To Luby's Board

    New York-based hedge fund Bandera Partners LLC sent a scathing letter to the shareholders of Texas-based restaurant group Luby’s Inc. on Friday, urging them to approve a minority slate of new directors to Luby’s board in light of an 84 percent drop in Luby’s stock price over the last five years.

  • January 10, 2019

    What All Attorneys Need To Know About The Shutdown

    As the government shutdown drags on, Law360 is compiling answers to some of the most pressing questions on attorneys' minds.

  • January 10, 2019

    Hotel IT Firm Takes Data Breach Coverage Row To 11th Circ.

    A hotel operator’s information technology subsidiary told the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday that a Florida federal court flouted state insurance law by ruling that a Travelers insurer has no duty to defend it against allegations that it was responsible for a data breach that exposed hotel customers’ credit card data, urging the appellate court to reverse the decision.

  • January 10, 2019

    3rd Time's A Charm For $600K Kimpton Breach Settlement

    A California federal judge has approved on the third try a $600,000 preliminary class action settlement between Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group LLC and its customers following a data breach the company reported in 2016.

  • January 10, 2019

    No Plan Deal Yet On Mammoet Ch. 11, NY Wheel Owner Says

    The developer of a scuttled observation wheel project objected Thursday in Delaware to the Chapter 11 plan disclosure statement of wheel designer and builder Mammoet-Starneth LLC, seeking to reserve its rights to oppose the plan should a consensual agreement among the parties not be reached.

  • January 10, 2019

    High Court Asked To Decide If Labor Law Applies To Tribes

    A California tribal casino has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that it can’t block workers from handing out union leaflets in guest areas, saying the Ninth Circuit’s application of the Chevron doctrine furthered a circuit split regarding whether the National Labor Relations Act applies to tribes.

  • January 10, 2019

    Sewage-Dumping Suit Survives Resort's Motion To Dismiss

    A Boston federal judge on Thursday said he wants to see more evidence before ruling on an environmental group's lawsuit alleging that a Cape Cod resort polluted nearby waterways, denying the resort's motion to dismiss in a case that addresses the scope of the Clean Water Act.

  • January 10, 2019

    Hotel Tech Holding Co.'s Ch. 11 Denied As Ploy To Evade Sale

    A Delaware judge dismissed hotel technology holding company interTouch Holdings LLC’s Chapter 11 on Thursday, ruling there was no valid bankruptcy purpose to be served as the filing was simply an attempt to avoid a sale of the company’s assets ordered by a New York court.

  • January 10, 2019

    GrubHub Fights Ex-Driver's Bid To Undo Contractor Ruling

    GrubHub told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that the California Supreme Court's Dynamex ruling establishing a new worker classification standard doesn't disturb a federal judge's finding that an ex-driver was an independent contractor and not an employee in a proposed class action over unpaid wages and overtime.

Expert Analysis

  • A Look At The Senate's Bipartisan Sports Betting Bill

    Reid Schar

    Last month, Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., introduced the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act, which would create uniform federal standards for the legalized sports betting market. Expect it to be reintroduced in the 116th Congress, say attorneys with Jenner & Block LLP.

  • Why More Law Firms Will Embrace Remote Work In 2019

    Tomas Suros

    Leveraging technology in a fiercely competitive market is a key factor driving law firms toward technology adoption in 2019, as they face growing demand from legal talent and clients for the ability to connect, access and control information whenever and wherever needed, says Tomas Suros of tech provider AbacusNext.

  • 5 Most-Read Legal Industry Guests Of 2018

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    Law360 guest authors weighed in on a host of key legal industry issues this year, ranging from in-house tips for success and open secrets about BigLaw diversity to criticisms of the equity partnership and associate salary models. Here are five articles that captured the most attention.

  • Roundup

    Winner's Playbook

    Winner's Playbook

    Take a peek behind the scenes of four U.S. Supreme Court cases from 2018, as the attorneys who won them reflect on the challenges they faced and the decisions they made that led to victory.

  • Mass. Cos. With Tipped Employees Face New Wage Laws

    Matt Horvitz

    As a result of new legislation that takes effect in January, Massachusetts companies with tipped employees should revisit how they calculate wages — or risk getting swept into the next onslaught of class actions, says Matt Horvitz of Goulston & Storrs PC​​​​​​​.

  • Will Fed. Circ. Consider The Competitor Standing Doctrine?

    Matthew Dowd

    A major hurdle to the Federal Circuit’s full participation in developing patent law is Article III standing to appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Matthew Dowd of Dowd Scheffel PLLC and Jonathan Stroud of Unified Patents examine whether the Federal Circuit will recognize and apply competitor standing for establishing an injury in fact.

  • Calif.'s Top Employment Law Developments In 2018

    Mellissa Schafer

    Following an influx of new employment laws enacted in California this year, employers in the state once again have their work cut out for them when it comes to addressing and complying with new legislation that mostly takes effect at the start of 2019, says Mellissa Schafer of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLC.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Mills Reviews 'Mississippi's Federal Courts'

    Judge Michael Mills

    ​​David M. Hargrove's​ new book​,​ "Mississippi’s Federal Courts: A History," is a remarkably candid portrait of the characters and courts serving the state's federal judiciary from 1798 on, and contributes new scholarship on how judges were nominated during the civil rights era, says U.S. District Judge Michael Mills of the Northern District of Mississippi.

  • In A Landlord Bankruptcy Sale, What Happens To The Lease?

    Michael Cook

    Few cases address a landlord debtor’s bankruptcy and its effect upon tenants. The matter of Revel AC, decided by the Third Circuit on Nov. 30, deals not only with that issue but also with the effect of a Section 363(f) bankruptcy court’s asset sale order, says Michael Cook of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

  • Guest Feature

    The Subtle Art Of Fred Fielding

    Fred Fielding

    One of the rare attorneys to serve as White House counsel to two presidents, Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP may be the quintessential Washington insider. Attorney Randy Maniloff asks him to elaborate.