Health care providers urged an Illinois federal court not to toss their revived antitrust claims against Becton Dickinson & Co., saying calls from the medical equipment giant to again dismiss the case from Marion HealthCare LLC and Marion Diagnostic Center LLC misrepresented the Seventh Circuit's directions.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by Wisconsin truck drivers to revive their Fair Labor Standards Act class claims in a case examining whether short-haul drivers were part of the chain of interstate commerce and exempt from overtime pay.
An appeals court set aside on Monday a $345 million freezing order won by Motorola in London to satisfy a U.S. judgment against Hytera, a rival radio manufacturer, for trade secret theft, saying it was based on inadmissible evidence of alleged threats made during settlement talks.
Joe Biden's election as president has sparked hope among criminal justice advocates and organizations that his administration will overhaul the U.S. criminal justice system and implement reforms they have been seeking for years.
Decoupling from federal pandemic aid provisions, including those that temporarily suspend the limitation on pass-through businesses' ability to use net operating losses to offset nonbusiness income, would save Illinois $500 million, the state's Democratic governor said Friday.
Freeborn & Peters LLP has hired a former Goldstein & McClintock LLLP bankruptcy attorney experienced in representing complex domestic and international financial restructurings, the firm announced Tuesday.
A catering company accusing several turkey producers of conducting an illegal price-fixing scheme urged an Illinois federal judge Thursday to keep revised unjust enrichment claims in its antitrust suit, arguing it fixed the specificity issues that had initially caused them to fail.
CA Ventures has reportedly paid $80 million for a Florida student housing complex, JLL is said to no longer be helping the Trump Organization sell its flagship D.C. hotel and Target is reportedly seeking to build its first store in Homestead, Florida.
In this week's Taxation With Representation, financial technology lender SoFi is valued at $8.65 billion going public, AmerisourceBergen buys most of Walgreens Boots Alliance's health care business for $6.5 billion, and health insurer Centene acquires Magellan Health.
Chalk up a win for the Boeing Co.'s chief legal officer, Brett Perry. Boeing's legal and compliance departments appear to have escaped mostly unscathed in the company's $2.5 billion deferred prosecution agreement.
An Illinois federal judge said Friday he'll wait to hold a contempt hearing for two former Girardi Keese PC attorneys accused of covering up the alleged theft of $2 million in client settlement funds until it's safe enough to have the hearing in person.
An Illinois law setting a 20-year statute of limitations for child sex abuse civil cases is not preempted by the one-year time limit for suits against governmental entities, a state appeals court has ruled in a suit seeking to hold a public school board liable for a woman's injuries.
Networking equipment vendor Belden Inc. is facing an Illinois state court suit claiming the company failed to protect its employees' personal information well enough to prevent a November data breach, which it also took too long to publicly disclose.
Two former Girardi Keese attorneys should be held in contempt, Edelson PC attorneys told an Illinois federal judge this week, saying the pair engaged in a cover-up that allowed name partner Tom Girardi to allegedly steal $2 million in settlement funds meant for widows and orphans of plane crash victims.
More than 20 law firms landed work on the 10 largest hospitality deals of 2020, four of which came in above the $1 billion mark.
Enterprise can't shake WARN Act liability over coronavirus layoffs, LA Fitness says its landlord can't demand full rent when the gym operator was prohibited from using its rented space, and the owners of the Philadelphia Union soccer team are among the latest to take their insurer to court over denied coverage for losses related to the pandemic.
The Seventh Circuit on Thursday revived a Black police officer's lawsuit claiming he was disciplined too harshly after being accused of sexual harassment because a white officer in a similar situation faced lighter punishment.
The Boeing Co. agreed Thursday to pay more than $2.5 billion to settle a conspiracy claim brought by the U.S. Department of Justice in Texas federal court accusing the airplane manufacturer's employees of hiding information from the Federal Aviation Administration about the safety of its 737 Max jets.
A California-based electronics recycler has been hit with proposed class claims in Illinois state court alleging its self-serve kiosks, found at retailers including Walmart and Kroger, unlawfully scan users' faces for identity authentication without first obtaining their informed consent.
The largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America faces putative class claims that it violated Illinois' landmark biometric privacy law by requiring workers to scan their fingerprints to clock in and out of work without first getting written permission and making required disclosures.
An Illinois appellate court has rebooted a case against a medical marijuana grower brought by a founding member, finding that there was a legitimate question of whether the company impermissibly used member loans as capital contributions and diluted his shares.
A proposed class action accusing meat processing company West Liberty Foods of breaching Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Law by collecting employees' fingerprints without getting consent has been paused until a state appeals court decides if such charges are covered by a one-year claims limit.
HomeServices of America can't head off discovery with "a premature and fruitless" argument that some of the home sellers suing it and other real estate brokerages over National Association of Realtors commission rules belong in arbitration, the sellers told an Illinois federal judge Tuesday.
An attorney who claimed a former colleague outed his sexuality to an alleged Al-Qaida combatant client lost his chance to appeal the dismissal of his $26 million lawsuit after the Seventh Circuit blasted his "woefully deficient" brief challenging the decision.
Customers of defunct Japanese bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox argued Wednesday that an Illinois federal judge should certify a class in their $400 million fraud suit because they share common issues, even if different company statements led them to use the exchange.
With the nationwide split between Republican and Democratic state attorneys general unchanged post-election, the Biden administration can anticipate challenges to major health care, energy and environmental policy initiatives, continued activity from state solicitors general, and increased consumer protection enforcement, say William Hurd and Christopher Carlson at Troutman Pepper.
With unconscious biases deeply embedded in the court system, judges must take steps to guard against the power and influence of stereotypes during jury selection, evidence admissibility hearings, bail proceedings and other areas of judicial decision making, says U.S. Circuit Judge Bernice Donald.
There are over two dozen Trump-era rules aimed at rolling back environmental protections that still face challenges in federal court — and with every brief filed and oral argument presented by the current administration, it becomes harder for the Biden administration to flip positions and change legal arguments, say attorneys at Arnold & Porter.
Following the U.K. Supreme Court's recent Unwired Planet v. Huawei decision, U.S. courts should analyze compliance with contracts on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms by assessing them on a worldwide basis, because global licenses are the only technically and financially sound way to license standard-essential patents, say attorneys at McKool Smith.
The Trump administration's ambitious efforts to roll back environmental protections continued to accelerate in 2020, and while the Biden administration will seek to suspend, revoke or replace many Trump policies, its ability to do so will depend on the status of the regulations in question, say attorneys at Arnold & Porter.
In light of recent American Bar Association guidance on conflicts of interest posed by social or intimate relationships between opposing counsel, lawyers must carefully consider whether any personal ties could lead to ethics violations that may affect the outcome of a case, say Thomas Wilkinson and Douglas Fox at Cozen O'Connor.
Attorneys at DLA Piper look at how prepandemic precedent affords courts substantial discretion to limit criminal defendants' constitutional rights to confront witnesses and to receive a speedy trial during the COVID-19 crisis.
After covering the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for eight years, Alan Rothman at Sidley looks back at the advent of video hearings during the pandemic and a panel full of U.S. district court judges, as well as the persistent dominance of product liability cases in the panel's docket.
Litigants' emotions can doom the prospects for settlement during mediation, so listening with empathy and helping parties look at a case less emotionally are important tools in a mediator's kit, says Sidney Schenkier at JAMS.
While the pandemic has slowed the filing of consumer class actions, they remain a significant part of the litigation landscape — with false labeling claims remaining particularly popular, likely because they are easy to file and frequently survive motions to dismiss, say attorneys at Skadden.
Lisa Tucker's collection of essays, "Hamilton and the Law: Reading Today's Most Contentious Legal Issues Through the Hit Musical," has the seemingly incongruous effect of drawing the reader into America's formative history while also contemplating the intractable issues facing us today, including racial justice, immigration and gender equality, says Ninth Circuit Judge Kim Wardlaw.
Attorneys can use a new predeposition meet-and-confer obligation for federal litigation — taking effect Tuesday — to better understand and narrow the topics of planned testimony, and more clearly outline the scope of any discovery disputes, says James Wagstaffe at Wagstaffe von Loewenfeldt Busch.
The administration of President-elect Joe Biden will likely bring major changes to data privacy law and attendant litigation, including federal legislation that could preempt state laws, renegotiation of conditions for EU data transfers to the U.S., and increased Federal Trade Commission enforcement activity, say attorneys at Squire Patton.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent settlement with debt collector Afni underscores the agency’s ongoing interest in recurring Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance errors related to computer glitches, response deadlines and first delinquency dates, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper.
Many organizations are making plans for executives to go into government jobs, or for government officials to join a private sector team, but they must understand the many ethics rules that can put a damper on just how valuable the former employee or new hire can be, say Scott Thomas and Jennifer Carrier at Blank Rome.