The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and mail fraud for his role in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe the company's fentanyl-based painkillers, prosecutors said in a court filing.
A U.S. Supreme Court case involving statutes of limitations on False Claims Act allegations, one of a number of important FCA issues the high court may soon tackle, will join a high-profile challenge to a $10 billion U.S. Department of Defense cloud deal as one of several prominent cases for government contractors to watch in 2019.
The coming year's white collar docket is an active one, with several large health care fraud cases set to go to trial and post-trial litigation that could shape the law in insider trading and other financial crimes and affect how companies cooperate in criminal probes.
Insurance attorneys will have plenty to chew on in 2019, with the Connecticut Supreme Court poised to weigh in on multiple issues of first impression regarding coverage for asbestos injury claims and Georgia's high court set to offer guidance on the prerequisites for policyholders to sue their insurers for bad faith.
Wage-and-hour lawsuits challenging the independent-contractor classification of drivers in the commercial trucking, delivery and ride-hailing industries and lawsuits concerning arbitration and class action standards are among the court battles that transportation attorneys will keep their eye on in 2019.
The new year in Massachusetts brings several legal trends and cases to watch, including the trial for former executives at Insys Therapeutics Inc., the implementation of noncompete reform and a federal judge's decision on claims of discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process.
As the Trump administration continued to focus on fossil fuel development, states picked up the clean energy policy mantle in 2018, with new laws and rules aimed at increasing renewable energy use within their borders and slashing their greenhouse gas emissions. Here, Law360 presents a map of the states that took action this year to shift their energy footprints.
The U.S. Department of Labor has doubled down on defending its association health plan rule in Washington, D.C., federal court with a little help from the National Restaurant Association’s legal affiliate and a coalition of employer associations.
Federal prosecutors on Thursday said they received a green light from the U.S. solicitor general to appeal fraud charges dismissed on double jeopardy grounds for three former Georgeson LLC advisers whose trial stopped short when the number of jurors dipped to 11 on its penultimate day.
A Massachusetts federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing a Massachusetts resident of improperly backing out of a deal to sell approximately $40 million worth of shares in her late father's Swedish company, leaving it to a Swedish court to decide whether to enforce an underlying arbitration agreement.
A Massachusetts federal judge dismissed three consolidated stock-drop suits against women's apparel company J.Jill on Thursday, ruling that the company had not made material omissions just three days after he heard oral arguments on the company's motion to kick the claims.
Nine East Coast state attorneys general on Thursday sought to join a suit challenging the Trump administration's issuance of permits for oil and gas companies to injure or otherwise disrupt whales and other marine mammals during seismic testing off the Atlantic coast, a precursor for offshore drilling in the region.
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court for Antigua and Barbuda dismissed a claim Wednesday by dissident shareholders in the Chinese biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac, keeping in place the longtime directors despite an allegation in Boston federal court that they had illegally issued shares to maintain board control.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday poked holes in some of the “myths” of resolving disputes in arbitration as opposed to the courts, issuing a colorful memo in a trade secrets suit between American Tower Corp. and a startup that is now headed to arbitration.
Harvard University and Harvard Law Review urged a Massachusetts federal court to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the legal journal is biased against white men in selecting members and the articles published, arguing the complaint doesn't point to a person who suffered discrimination or adequately allege a violation of civil rights laws.
Delaware's Chancellor on Wednesday tossed direct claims for breach of fiduciary duty lodged against Surgery Partners Inc., HIG Capital and Bain Capital in an investor suit over the $760 million acquisition of a surgery center while upholding derivative claims for breach of duty against HIG and aiding and abetting claims against Bain.
The Chapter 11 successor of footwear retailer The Rockport Co. LLC received court approval Wednesday in Delaware for a plan of liquidation that will fund claim reserves for payment of administrative expenses and professional fees.
Altria Group Inc. is reportedly close to snapping up a little more than one-third of Juul Labs Inc., BP PLC put onshore assets up for sale in an effort to fund an October deal with BHP, and General Electric is taking its health care unit public.
The U.K.’s competition watchdog said Wednesday that Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. must address concerns that the company's $925 million planned purchase of Roper Technologies' electron microscopes services business may increase prices for university and other U.K. consumers who use electron microscopes.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday granted Lyft Inc.'s bid to compel arbitration in a putative class action brought by one of its drivers claiming the ride-hailing company misclassified him and others as independent contractors, ruling that the driver agreed to Lyft's arbitration terms when he signed up.
Attorneys at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Perkins Coie LLP and the Healthcare Association of New York State reflect on lessons they learned the hard way when transitioning to in-house counsel positions.
The virtual law team was created as a necessary response to mass tort litigation — however, with advances in technology and ever-increasing specialization of the legal practice, the model should be considered in multiplaintiff litigation of any size, say attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
While most states have addressed the taxability of canned and custom software, these two concepts already appear antiquated. Now, with electronically delivered and remotely accessible software, the guidance among states has begun to diverge substantially, says Christopher Lutz of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chtd.
Predicting how the cybersecurity landscape will develop is critical for any organization wanting to mitigate the risk of the inevitable future attack. Michael Hall of HighQ Solutions Ltd. discusses five threats to look out for in the next 12 months.
A recent wave of state and local legislation aims to correct the disparate impact of a seemingly innocuous interviewing practice — asking a candidate about his or her salary history, say Amy Traub and Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo of BakerHostetler.
Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.
Thanks to the passage of ballot measures in this month's elections, Missouri, Colorado and Michigan have joined 13 other states that use independent commissions or other bipartisan or nonpartisan means to create legislative or congressional districts, or both, to combat gerrymandering, says Rich Ehisen of State Net Capitol Journal.
Fielding v. Commissioner of Revenue is the most recent in a series of cases that have used the U.S. Constitution to curtail the ability of states to impose their income taxes on nongrantor irrevocable trusts. Toni Ann Kruse and Melissa Price of McDermott Will & Emery LLP discuss the implications of this trend.
Now that the results of the 2018 election are (mostly) in, Evan Migdail and Melissa Gierach at DLA Piper LLP consider what a Democratic House, Republican Senate and Trump administration may be able to accomplish in the way of tax policy during the lame-duck session and the upcoming 116th Congress.
Only four U.S. states currently require paid family leave programs, leaving private employers across most of the country with the decision of whether to provide such leave to their employees, says Kathryn Barcroft of Solomon Law Firm PLLC.