South Dakota can no longer impose an excise tax on a Native American tribe’s casino renovation project, but the tribe cannot sue the state in federal court for a refund of the amount it was already forced to pay, according to a district court ruling Monday.
McDonald’s Corp. got hit Monday in Illinois county court with a product liability suit claiming the hamburger chain was negligent when it sold defective salads containing a microscopic parasite responsible for intestinal infections, even though the company voluntarily stopped selling the salads after state and federal officials launched an investigation.
The U.S. Department of the Interior didn't violate the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act by allowing North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to operate slot machines and banking card games in a casino on nonreservation land, a California federal judge ruled, tossing a challenge to the decision from two nearby, existing card rooms.
A Florida Planet Fitness retail center has reportedly traded hands for $11.5 million, a Cove Property landlord venture is said to have renewed leases with two New York law firm tenants and Think Hotel Group is said to have scored $22 million in financing for a Florida hotel.
MGM Resorts International said it owes “no liability of any kind” to victims of October’s Las Vegas mass shooting, arguing in a California federal suit filed Friday that a 2002 anti-terrorism statute precludes victims from blaming injuries on its Mandalay Bay resort, where the shooter based his attack.
A Florida federal judge on Monday said she would only allow Hard Rock Cafe Inc. to drop a failed trademark lawsuit against a startup called RockStar Hotels Inc. if the hospitality giant repaid a portion of the smaller company’s legal bills.
Latham & Watkins LLP represented Golden Entertainment Inc. in connection with its purchase of a pair of Nevada hotel and casino properties from Holland & Hart LLP-counseled Marnell Gaming LLC, a deal that's expected to be worth as much as $190 million, Golden announced Monday.
A Pennsylvania appeals court issued a published decision on Monday finding that the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development could reclaim tax benefits it awarded to restaurateur Marc Vetri for opening an eatery in an underdeveloped area before later selling the establishment to Urban Outfitters Inc.
A Miami-Dade County judge has denied a bid by Airbnb Inc. to toss a lawsuit brought by an apartment owner over allegedly unauthorized subleases that allow tenants to illicitly offer apartments for short-term rent, ruling that the home-sharing website is not absolutely immune under the Communications Decency Act.
Several U.S. business groups have urged the Fifth Circuit to steer clear of a Texas federal judge’s barring of a proposed overtime rule while it considers whether to overturn a contempt charge given to a New Jersey Chipotle employee who filed a lawsuit seeking to enforce that rule.
A California federal judge certified a class of stadiumgoers in a suit alleging the San Francisco 49ers' stadium does not meet Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards.
Madrid-based real estate investment trust Atom Hoteles Socimi SA has bought three Spanish hotels in a €73.4 million ($85.46 million) deal with Melia Hotels International SA, Melia said Friday.
The owners of a now-defunct New Jersey go-go bar and seven others were indicted on allegations of participating in a $12 million scheme to use stolen credit card information to purchase prepaid gift cards that they would then convert to cash.
Class counsel who nabbed a $22.6 million cash and voucher settlement with pizza chain Papa Murphy's over claims it blasted out unsolicited texts in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act urged a Washington federal judge to approve $1.74 million in attorneys' fees, saying the award is fair and reasonable.
A California federal judge refused to give preliminary approval to a settlement reached between Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group LLC and a proposed class over a data breach, finding it was "seriously deficient" in saying how many people might file claims and why the company's maximum exposure totals $600,000.
Miami city commissioners failed to decide Thursday on whether to hold a public referendum on changing rules to allow consideration of a controversial no-bid proposal from David Beckham's Major League Soccer ownership group to redevelop a city-owned golf course into a soccer stadium, retail-office complex and public park.
The San Francisco 49ers have urged a California federal judge to reject stadiumgoers' latest demand in a proposed Americans with Disabilities Act class action to inspect how the team sets up security checkpoints and entrances at its home venue, arguing they had ample opportunity to inspect the stadium earlier this year.
A company that bills itself as "the world's largest Latin dance cruise" got hit with a proposed class suit in Florida federal court Wednesday claiming it blitzed potential customers with intrusive automated text messages in an unsolicited telemarketing campaign that disregarded consumers’ privacy rights.
A Ninth Circuit panel on Thursday denied a request by the Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community that it rethink its ruling backing the U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision to acquire land for another California tribe’s casino project.
A Third Circuit panel ruled that a federal court in the U.S. Virgin Islands has jurisdiction over the nonresident owners of a charter boat that docked at the territory for years, allowing a lawsuit over a passenger's drowning to go forward.
As new communications platforms displace email, the legal industry is awkwardly grappling with complex e-discovery questions. Fortunately, this environment provides a very fertile ground of incentives for innovation in both e-discovery technology and service offerings, says Thomas Bonk of Epiq.
Notwithstanding the latest salary war among prominent law firms, I urge my middle-aged and older colleagues to help the recent graduates we know focus on the long term. Even if the salary is the same, there is a big difference between an institutional firm and the relatively younger firms matching BigLaw, says J.B. Heaton, a University of Chicago business law fellow and former partner at Bartlit Beck.
Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court ruled in Hassell v. Bird that Yelp could not be ordered to remove negative reviews of a law firm that were found to be defamatory. While the decision is a victory for internet platforms and websites, the scope of immunity under the Communications Decency Act has not been fully drawn out, says Pooja Nair of TroyGould PC.
In Circus Circus, the National Labor Relations Board overturned nearly 40 years of precedent in shifting the burden of contacting and obtaining a union representative onto employers when they interview employees suspected of misconduct. Employers should err on the side of caution and extend union representation whenever Weingarten rights may be triggered, says Douglas Darch of Baker & McKenzie LLP.
Law professor Nathalie Martin's new book, "Lawyering From the Inside Out: Learning Professional Development Through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence," can be of value to any lawyer aiming to achieve greater productivity, relieve the stress of the legal profession and focus on goals, says U.S. District Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.
The blockbuster e-discovery cases, with big sanctions and bigger controversies, have been few and far between this year. But that doesn’t mean the legal questions around e-discovery have been answered. Let’s take a closer look at three cases worthy of our attention, says Casey Sullivan, an attorney at discovery technology provider Logikcull.
Later this week, Harvard Law students will begin bidding on interview slots with the nation’s top law firms. Our institutions owe it to their students not only to require firms to disclose mandatory arbitration provisions in new associate contracts, but also to bar employers from on-campus recruiting if they require these provisions, says Isabel Finley, a third-year student at Harvard Law School and president of the Harvard Women’s Law Association.
Many legal teams involved in cross-border matters still hesitate to use technology assisted review, questioning its ability to handle non-English document collections. However, with the proper expertise, modern TAR can be used with any language, including challenging Asian languages, say John Tredennick and David Sannar of Catalyst Repository Systems.
Three members of the Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP team that represented the state of New Jersey in Murphy v. NCAA explain how they kept the faith — over six years of litigation — that the U.S. Supreme Court would eventually strike down the federal prohibition on state legalization of sports wagering.
Earlier this year, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., made headlines with his decision to leave Congress and return to law. In this series, former members of Congress who made that move discuss how their experience on the Hill influenced their law practice.