A California federal judge has denied the U.S. Census Bureau's bid to dismiss a new complaint against it by civil rights groups, indigenous tribes and municipalities over its attempts to hasten census data collection, ruling that the bureau's claims of achieving a timely 99% completion rate are "meritless."
The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday axed a ruling absolving Federated Mutual Insurance Co. from covering an industrial parts supplier in a suit over faulty pipe valves it sold to a power station, finding that the trial court applied the wrong standard when denying the supplier's bid to introduce new evidence to support its insurance claim.
Travel tech giant Sabre Corp. has agreed to pay $2.4 million and tighten its breach response agreements with hotels that use its online booking system to resolve a probe launched by attorneys general from New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and two dozen other states into a 2017 data breach that compromised roughly 1.3 million credit cards, the regulators announced Wednesday.
AbbVie and other pharmaceutical companies are urging the Seventh Circuit to uphold their antitrust win in Humira buyers' suit over the drug's alleged "patent thicket," arguing that the buyers are challenging "run-of-the-mill" patent enforcement conduct the U.S. Supreme Court has already blessed.
Chicago-based Potbelly Corp. has appointed Adiya Dixon as its chief legal officer and secretary, the sandwich chain announced.
An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday refused to certify an interlocutory appeal for the former CEO of defunct Japanese bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox as he fights class action claims that the company lost $400 million of investors' money.
The owner and operator of Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants got hit Monday with proposed class state court claims that it violated Illinois' landmark biometric privacy law by collecting and sharing employees' finger and hand scans without first obtaining their informed consent.
Because Navistar Inc. reaped economic benefits from Clean Air Act credits for its diesel engines that shouldn't have been granted, it can't avoid the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's attempt to pursue CAA violations over those engines, an Illinois federal judge has ruled.
An Illinois federal judge decided Monday that a proposed class of delivery drivers and paid shoppers must individually arbitrate claims that Instacart misclassified them as independent contractors to avoid paying them minimum wage, overtime and other benefits.
A former employee of agriculture and construction equipment manufacturer Brandt Industries USA Ltd. is asking an Illinois federal court to certify a class of workers in the state who say the company violated their biometric privacy rights by keeping and storing their fingerprints.
A Black former security officer sued Georgia-based Jackson Protection Agency on Tuesday, alleging he was canned after company leadership learned about his bisexuality and his racial justice advocacy from a HuffPost article.
A white art teacher in Chicago who said she was pushed out the door because she complained about a Black principal will have to take another swing at her race discrimination lawsuit, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
A proposed class of consumers blasted grocer Aldi and two other coffee makers Monday claiming that the companies committed consumer fraud by underfilling their various Beaumont coffee containers with less product than was advertised on their labels.
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine on Friday became the second to receive emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a development that came as state governments issued progress updates on the distribution of the Pfizer vaccine and unveiled plans to deliver the new one, with front-line health care workers prioritized.
A man injured in a collision with a trucking company's big-rig driver was "hoisted with his own petard" when he refused to accept a reduced jury award and instead opted for a new trial in which he asked for a "symbolic verdict" and won no damages, a Seventh Circuit panel said Friday.
At least 16 blank-check companies have filed new initial public offerings exceeding $3.5 billion in expected proceeds — money that can fund acquisitions in industries spanning clean energy, entertainment, health care and technology — bolstering January's pipeline as a robust 2020 comes to a close.
The 48 attorneys general accusing Facebook of monopolization want to consolidate their case with one simultaneously filed by the Federal Trade Commission, telling a D.C. federal judge that both are pursuing similar legal theories and remedies.
A Black former senior accountant for Heitman LLC has hit the real estate investment firm with discrimination claims in Illinois federal court, saying her race and age unlawfully served as factors in falsely negative performance reviews and her eventual termination.
AHS Residential is reportedly hoping to rezone a 7.1-acre Florida development site and is eyeing a multifamily project there, TJ Maxx is said to have leased 205,306 square feet in Maryland and Capital One is reportedly hoping to sublease 164,709 square feet in Illinois.
An Illinois federal judge on Monday certified a class of investors accusing Allstate Corp. of secretly lowering underwriting standards to boost business, after the Seventh Circuit vacated the initial certification so the judge could consider additional evidence.
A former umbrella company to Schutt Sports, a leading producer of football helmets, faceguards and other sports safety equipment, opened a Chapter 7 liquidation case along with 10 affiliates in Delaware late Friday, listing more than $58 million in liabilities and $1.2 million in sports equipment assets.
Advocates for ethics reform in the Prairie State are hopeful the $200 million Commonwealth Edison Co. bribery scandal involving the alleged influence of the powerful House speaker will prompt changes in a state that's been no stranger to political corruption.
An Illinois federal judge on Monday refused to toss a proposed class action accusing Enterprise Rent-A-Car's Chicago facility and its parent company of violating the state's landmark biometric privacy law with its fingerprint timekeeping system.
The Seventh Circuit has dismissed a Nigerian man's appeal challenging a $5 million conviction over an illegitimate tax refund that could lead to his deportation, saying he waived his rights to challenge the ruling in his plea agreement.
The wife of trial lawyer Tom Girardi is trying to sell her used designer clothes over the internet despite a federal judge's order freezing her husband's assets for taking $2 million from a settlement fund for widows and orphans of plane crash victims, Edelson PC's attorneys said Friday.
The tools of powerful political speeches — those with soaring rhetoric that convinces and moves listeners — can be equally applicable to oral advocacy, case strategy and brief writing, say Lauren Papenhausen and Julian Canzoneri at White & Case and former presidential speech writer Dave Cavell.
Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Benham looks back at the racial barriers facing his first judicial campaign in 1984, and explains how those experiences shaped his decades on the bench, why judges should refrain from taking political stances, and why he was an early supporter of therapeutic courts that deal with systemic problems.
The Ninth Circuit’s ruling that workers’ prior salaries cannot justify pay disparities based on sex in Rizo v. Yovino — which the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to review — appears to lead a federal appellate court trend that rejects prior pay as a “factor other than sex” under the Equal Pay Act, says Christine Webber at Cohen Milstein.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison explains how helping people afford their lives — and live with dignity, safety and respect — during the COVID-19 pandemic has meant protecting tenants from eviction, going after scammers and profiteers, and taking action against wage theft.
Parties must determine whether arbitration is better than litigation for their disputes amid pandemic-induced court delays by answering five key questions and understanding the importance of a clearly tailored arbitration clause, say attorneys at Goodwin.
Certain precautions can help lawyers avoid post-settlement malpractice claims and create a solid evidentiary defense, as settle-and-sue lawsuits rise amid pandemic-induced dispute settlements, say Bethany Kristovich and Jeremy Beecher at Munger Tolles.
Steps law firms can take to attract and keep the best lawyers amid the pandemic include diversifying expertise to meet anticipated legal demands, prioritizing firm culture, and preparing for prospective partners' pointed questions, says Brian Burlant at Major Lindsey.
Gerald Knapton at Ropers Majeski analyzes U.S. and U.K. experiments to explore alternative business structures and independent oversight for law firms, which could lead to innovative approaches to increasing access to legal services.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Texas v. U.S. could render the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional in whole or in part, which, combined with the upcoming election, could drive a wide range of impacts on health care policy, businesses and patients, say Michael King and Emily Felder at Brownstein Hyatt.
Christopher Jennison shares a view of his life working from home as a Federal Aviation Administration attorney preparing to first-chair a trial while splitting child care responsibilities with his lawyer wife.
As smart contracts grow in popularity, confusion over their definition, operation and effect requires careful consideration of how they may alter parties' legal rights and obligations, says Andrew Foreman at Porter Wright.
As the pandemic accelerates the adoption of biometric technology, companies thinking about using or developing it should assess their litigation risk under disparate state laws regarding data use and storage, say Nicola Menaldo and Alison Caditz at Perkins Coie.
Josephine Bahn shares a view of her life working from home as an attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation while splitting child care responsibilities with her lawyer husband.
While last week's oral arguments in Chicago v. Fulton suggest that the U.S. Supreme Court will likely favor the city's right to retain possession of bankrupt owners' impounded vehicles, new city programs will provide additional options for relief to vehicle owners, says Ariane Holtschlag at the Law Office of William J. Factor.
To achieve long-term reduction in their legal expenses, companies must look beyond law firm hourly rates and better distribute their legal work among high-cost premier firms, low-cost practitioners and alternative legal service providers, and their own in-house teams, says Nathan Wenzel at SimpleLegal.