A trio of New York federal court judges seemed to harbor doubt Thursday about the legality of President Donald Trump's attempt to not count unauthorized immigrants in the 2020 U.S. census, with one judge remarking that such a policy could invite "political chicanery."
Biofourmis, a company that makes software and wearable medical devices to monitor and analyze patients' symptoms, said Thursday that it raised $100 million in a financing round led by a SoftBank fund.
A coalition of nearly a dozen states including New York and Pennsylvania filed injunction motions in federal court Wednesday aimed at quickly reversing operational changes in the U.S. Postal Service that they say have slowed delivery and threaten to leave mail-in ballots uncounted in the upcoming presidential election.
Amazon said Wednesday that a split Ninth Circuit panel cleared the way for rampant litigation when it upended the standard for enforcing workers' arbitration agreements by allowing Amazon Flex drivers who only made local deliveries in one state to pursue their employment claims in court.
A book and magazine distributor suing Bowditch & Dewey LLP in a nearly $20 million malpractice suit on Wednesday urged a Massachusetts federal court to toss third-party claims against Littler Mendelson PC, arguing the firm wasn't involved in the underlying fracas.
A lawsuit challenging new rules implemented by the U.S. Department of Education and its secretary, Betsy DeVos, that limit schools' responsibilities to investigate sexual harassment claims under Title IX will speed to trial after a Massachusetts judge opted Wednesday not to grant a preliminary injunction.
NBA legend Michael Jordan has agreed to serve as a special adviser to the board of directors for fantasy sports and gambling company DraftKings Inc. in exchange for an equity stake in the company, DraftKings announced on Wednesday.
Nine current and former Boston police officers at the city's evidence warehouse were hit Wednesday with federal theft charges of collectively embezzling more than $200,000 for overtime hours they did not work, prosecutors said.
Federal prosecutors are expanding the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case, announcing the indictment of a new parent in the case while adding charges against two former athletics coaches at Georgetown University and the University of Southern California.
Industry groups pushed the U.S. Supreme Court to consider and overturn the D.C. Circuit's decision that an American president can create offshore national monuments under the Antiquities Act, arguing that Congress provided a different, more detailed scheme for doing so that was ignored.
The First Circuit on Tuesday reversed a federal judge's order blocking U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from making civil arrests in Massachusetts courthouses, ruling that the two Boston-area district attorneys who sought the ban are unlikely to show ICE lacks such authority.
The First Circuit on Tuesday declined to revisit a panel's recent decision that Amazon delivery drivers are transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce even if they only make deliveries in one state, which allows their legal disputes to play out in court instead of private arbitration.
New Jersey again dominated COVID-19 pandemic headlines over the past week as officials cleared the way for indoor, albeit limited, restaurant dining statewide and open alcohol consumption in Atlantic City just in time for Labor Day weekend.
Energy company Horizon Solar Power has agreed to pay $800,000 to end a lawsuit over alleged robocalls in Massachusetts, where thousands of people said they received unsolicited sales calls to their cellphones.
Drugmaker Biogen Inc. saddled employees with high-cost, underperforming mutual funds through its Fidelity-managed retirement plan in a "glaring breach" of fiduciary duty, according to a proposed class action suit filed Monday in Massachusetts federal court.
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. was dealt a partial victory in its patent dispute against life sciences company 10X Genomics Inc. when a Massachusetts federal judge on Monday whittled down some antitrust counterclaims Bio-Rad had called "implausible."
Massachusetts cannabis regulators have approved draft changes to delivery rules that could give a major boost to companies that bring pot to customers' doors, allowing them to buy direct from wholesalers instead of going through brick-and-mortar dispensaries.
The U.S. Department of Defense's research arm said Monday that it's investigating whether Moderna Therapeutics — which is developing a closely watched COVID-19 vaccine — failed to disclose federal funds it received in its patent applications, following recent calls from an activist group.
Progress on diversity in the legal industry has been slow, but some law firms are demonstrating that strides can be made toward diversifying the upper ranks. Here are the 40 firms outpacing their peers as the legal industry works toward increasing minority representation.
The changes that COVID-19 has caused to most aspects of daily life have dramatically varying implications for people with different disabilities. Law360 spoke with several attorneys about what working from home means for them and how their firms have handled it.
Law360 asked three Black lawyers who left BigLaw about how firms could better serve attorneys of color. Here's what they had to say to the firms and the attorneys who are choosing to stay.
In this video, five Black law firm leaders share their memories of breaking into BigLaw and their thoughts on creating a more diverse workplace.
The First Circuit on Monday kept alive an air pollution permit it previously invalidated for a Massachusetts facility that is part of an Enbridge Inc. unit's $1 billion pipeline project, giving state regulators and the company time to address the permit's flaws.
The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission asked a Massachusetts federal judge to grant it partial default judgments on Monday against 15 Chinese traders and a Hong Kong-based consultancy firm who haven't responded to a suit accusing them of coordinating a $31 million spoofing scheme.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP added a pair of intellectual property pros, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC snagged a former Jones Day attorney, and the Boston office of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP has a new managing partner. Here are the details on those and other notable moves around the Commonwealth.
Contrary to a recent Law360 guest article arguing that most courts have criticized or rejected the First Circuit's reversal of class certification in the 2018 Asacol pay-for-delay cases, most courts have in fact followed it, recognizing that precedent requires serious scrutiny of plaintiffs' proposed proof, say attorneys at White & Case.
Advances in legal technology are often accompanied by bombastic overstatements, but it is important to separate the wheat from the chaff by looking at where various technologies stand on the hype curve, says Lance Eliot at Stanford Law School.
Novartis' recent $678 million deal with the U.S. Department of Justice, settling allegations that the company's physician-led speaker programs violated the Anti-Kickback Statute, sheds light on arguably the highest-risk marketing practice in the life sciences industry and steps companies can take to avoid DOJ ire, say attorneys at Skadden.
The American Bar Association should revise its recently approved best practices on third-party litigation funding as they do not reflect how legal finance actually works and could create confusion among lawyers, says Andrew Cohen at Burford Capital.
While the California Supreme Court's ruling Monday in Ixchel Pharma v. Biogen may signal some level of freedom for parties to enter into restrictive covenants, businesses must carefully review the nature and consequences of such restraints as it is likely that they will remain judicially disfavored, say attorneys at Haynes and Boone.
In the final year of any presidential administration, there is an undeniable appetite on the part of large law firms for government-savvy legal talent, but firms need to first consider how they will actually utilize their new star hire, says Michael Ellenhorn at Decipher.
Delegating legal work to robots involves several risks, including running afoul of statutes dictating unauthorized practice of law, but with the right precautions, law firms can lawfully employ artificially intelligent chatbots that can imitate human conversations, say attorneys at Haynes and Boone.
As remote work continues due to COVID-19, businesses navigating complex tax jurisdiction questions should diligently maintain employee location records for nexus and apportionment purposes, and make sure to account for differing state withholding and sourcing rules, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
Terri Solomon and Elizabeth Barrera at Littler address how businesses can avert violent situations when patrons refuse state and local face mask mandates by using signage, incident response plans and law enforcement assistance to meet federal workplace safety requirements.
The challenges of administering bar exams this year have put the future of the profession in jeopardy, but the American Bar Association at its ongoing annual meeting can adopt a resolution that would urge jurisdictions to take emergency actions with respect to licensure of new attorneys, says Nicholas Allard, former president of Brooklyn Law School.
Meeting the strict exposure assessment, notification, social distancing and sanitization obligations under Virginia’s recently enacted COVID-19 workplace safety standard, which can serve as a guide for employers in other states, will require on-the-ground enforcement beyond compliance on paper, say attorneys at Morgan Lewis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way judges work, but how has it impacted the volume of work product they generate? Ben Strawn and Omeed Azmoudeh at Davis Graham investigate using data from the PACER federal courts registry.
The COVID-19 crisis represents an inflection point for law firm culture, and smart firm leaders will take advantage of this moment to build innovation-welcoming environments that support partners, associates, business services teams and clients alike, say Jennifer Johnson at Calibrate Legal and Kathleen Pearson at Pillsbury.
Greater access to virtual court proceedings during the pandemic means an increased likelihood that legal arguments will jump from the courtroom to the court of public opinion, so counsel must tailor statements with the client's reputation in mind, says Mike Dolan at Finsbury.
Courts can remedy the recent trend of disregarding joinder in numerosity inquiries by addressing four key errors and retethering their analysis to the text of federal requirements for class certification, says Bennett Rawicki at Gibson Dunn.