Clothing store chain America's Kids LLC is asking an Illinois federal court to reject a bid by Zurich American Insurance Co. to throw out its suit seeking coverage of business interruption losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, saying its policy considers microorganisms — like the virus — as able to cause "physical loss or damage."
An Illinois federal judge Monday allowed an unnamed U.S. citizen to proceed with a suit claiming the government improperly denied economic impact payments to couples that include immigrant spouses without a Social Security number.
State attorneys general challenging the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's valid-when-made rule have entered a bid for judgment in their California federal court case against the agency, arguing the rule is a deeply flawed product that should be struck down.
A California federal judge on Thursday admonished the U.S. Census Bureau for providing "inadequate" data during discovery and ordered it to furnish more information by Monday — part of an expedited timeline sought by Indigenous tribes, civil rights groups, municipalities and others in their case against the bureau's own move to shorten the census's data collection period.
The Girardi Keese law firm and founder Tom Girardi have retained a Chicago criminal defense attorney to represent them at a federal contempt hearing over claims they stole settlement funds from clients in Boeing plane crash litigation, according to papers filed Friday night.
Although two challenges from the Federal Trade Commission and dozens of state attorneys general to Facebook's acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp are likely to be consolidated, they currently are moving forward on parallel tracks and have been assigned to different Washington, D.C., federal judges.
An Illinois federal judge on Friday trimmed common law claims from a lawsuit accusing Walgreen Co. of failing to properly pay call center employees, but said the pharmacy retailer must face claims that its conduct violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
An Illinois federal judge denied Home Depot's bid for summary judgment Thursday in a slip-and-fall case, ruling issues of fact remain as to whether a hose one of its customers tripped over at a Chicago-area store qualifies as an open and obvious condition.
The Federal Trade Commission and 48 attorneys general on Wednesday set up what could be a watershed in antitrust enforcement by challenging Facebook's acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, while adopting a strategy that shifts focus away from the typical yardstick of price.
A female mailroom employee for the city of Chicago urged an Illinois federal judge to keep alive her suit that claims the city paid male workers more for the same job, saying her arguments can only be resolved in federal court.
Federal and state-level enforcers filed parallel actions in D.C. district court Wednesday each accusing Facebook of buying up potential competitors and using other tactics to preserve its monopoly over social networking in the U.S. While the suits largely attack the same conduct, there are some important distinctions between the cases. Here, Law360 looks at the complaints side-by-side.
A distributor of personal protective equipment has lodged a $3 million suit over a botched medical gown order, the Chicago Teachers Union is trying to keep public schools from reopening without agreed-upon coronavirus safety standards, and a bid to block the New York governor's "food curfew" has appeared to sputter in the Second Circuit.
Besides costing some in-house counsel and other executives their jobs, the bribery scandals that have made recent headlines show the failure of lawyers, both in-house and in government, to stanch corruption in the energy industry.
A New York federal judge chastised the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday after people sent him messages criticizing last week's ruling reinstating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, chiding the government for singling him out in a public notice following that decision.
The Navajo Nation, the Gila River Indian Community and others accused the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday of "sabotaging" an eight-week discovery period in a suit that challenges an August census plan to shorten data collection deadlines.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted narrowly on Thursday to advance nominees for the Seventh Circuit and several trial courts, as Democrats decried action on President Donald Trump's judicial picks after he lost reelection.
Robinhood Markets could be valued at upward of $20 billion in a 2021 IPO, the Chinese government hopes to merge two chemical giants without triggering a CFIUS review, and Baxter International may buy Omnicell, which is worth about $4.7 billion. Here, Law360 breaks down these and other deal rumors from the past week that you need to be aware of.
The parent company of Walgreens and skin care company Murad are facing proposed class claims in Illinois state court that the companies have engaged in fraud and been unjustly enriched by marketing some of their products as "oil-free" when they're actually not.
A Chicago teacher cannot recover fees he paid a union as a nonmember before the U.S. Supreme Court declared such fees unconstitutional, the Seventh Circuit ruled, granting his request for a chance to ask the high court to overturn precedent he acknowledged foreclosed his argument.
The U.S. Supreme Court backed an Arkansas law Thursday that bans insurers' affiliates from shortchanging pharmacies, clearing the way for other states to regulate pharmacy benefit managers and throwing a lifeline to small pharmacies that said PBMs' business practices were bankrupting them.
A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday ordered East Orange officials to approve a wireless company's requests to install technology on or near utility poles in the municipality, finding that they violated the Telecommunications Act of 1996 by waiting too long to act on the applications before ultimately denying them.
U.S. enforcers fired the latest salvos Wednesday in a mounting effort to rein in the dominance of large technology companies, accusing Facebook of monopolizing a market for social networking and seeking to unwind its purchases of Instagram and WhatsApp. Here, Law360 looks at some key takeaways from the enforcement actions.
A hospitality workers' union local urged the D.C. Circuit to reconsider making the National Labor Relations Board review its certification of a unit of food and beverage workers, saying the board's regional director had adequately certified the unit and not glossed over his own precedent.
Three men urged the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday not to disturb a Wisconsin jury's $6 million verdict finding that Sherwin-Williams Co. and other paint companies contributed to the risk that they'd suffer from lead poisoning at a young age.
An Illinois attorney conduct panel recommended Monday that a former Vedder Price shareholder be suspended from practicing law for 20 months after he admitted to using fraudulent invoices and expense reimbursement requests to pocket $79,790 from the firm's clients.
Because the recent holdings in Federal Trade Commission v. Qualcomm and Continental Automotive Systems v. Avanci demonstrate antitrust's flaws in resolving disputes over licensing rates for standard-essential patents, users should employ contract and patent law for more flexibility in negotiations and litigation, say Erik Puknys and Michelle Rice at Finnegan.
Varying state election laws and increased mail-in voting may leave this November's presidential race without a clear winner, with ongoing and prospective voting-related lawsuits potentially affecting the outcome, say attorneys at Squire Patton.
Lawyers should use their unique skill sets, knowledge and spheres of influence to fight burdensome ID requirements and other voter suppression tactics that may influence the 2020 elections, and to participate in potential post-election litigation, say CK Hoffler and Allyce Bailey at the National Bar Association.
Lindsay Hedrick and Victoria Bliss at Jones Day examine the restrictions private employers can implement to prevent political expression from negatively affecting the workplace while maintaining compliance with the National Labor Relations Act and state laws.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's four enforcement actions settled in the days before its fiscal year-end show the regulator is keeping an eye on issuers' earnings management and financial reporting, and demonstrate the dangers of fixating on analysts' earnings targets, says Lori Echavarria at WilmerHale.
Videoconferenced mediation offers several advantages and helps cases settle faster and more cordially, making it hard to imagine going back to logistically difficult in-person dispute resolution after COVID-19 restrictions are gone, says Sidney Kanazawa at ARC.
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha describes the core principles guiding his state’s criminal justice approach in a way that balances public safety and public health during the pandemic.
At a time when children's lives are so threatened by avoidable climate change chaos, understanding U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's views on what standing future generations have to seek declaratory relief in Article III courts should be an essential part of her confirmation hearings, says Julia Olson at Our Children's Trust.
With key differences in state approaches to insurance data security regulation beginning to emerge, even small and bank-affiliated insurance entities that are granted partial exemptions in some jurisdictions will likely have to develop information security programs eventually, say attorneys at McIntyre & Lemon.
Law firm clients can play a role in lowering mental distress in the legal profession by seeking lawyer wellness data from firms and factoring those responses into outside counsel hiring decisions, says Jonathan Prokup at Cigna.
A Seventh Circuit judge's recent order granting leave for three organizations to file amicus curiae briefs in Prairie Rivers Network v. Dynegy Midwest Generation is a reminder that relevant, nonduplicative amicus briefs can provide courts with helpful perspective, important facts and legal arguments, says Lawrence Ebner at Capital Appellate Advocacy.
Because state and gaming industry regulations and possible NCAA guidance could limit the viability of novel partnerships like the University of Colorado's corporate sponsorship agreement with PointsBet, athletic departments need to establish clear protocols to ensure integrity and adherence to sports-betting rules, say Christopher Conniff and Nicholas Macri at Ropes & Gray.
The intense, straight-line windstorm that devastated Iowa in August brought out scammers and charlatans, but state Attorney General Tom Miller says that the COVID-19 crisis had prepared his office's Consumer Protection Division to take swift action on price-gouging and other problems in the wake of the disaster.
With law schools forgoing traditional grading due to the pandemic, hiring firms that have heavily weighted first-year grades during the on-campus interview process should turn to metrics that allow a more holistic view of a candidate, says Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey.
Mark Barringer's new book, "Collegiality and the Constitution," is an engaging, vibrant work of judicial history in Texas' Eastern District, and reveals an atmosphere of civility and respect among all those involved in the business of the court, says U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III.