Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP represented Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust Inc. in connection with its roughly $1.8 billion purchase, announced Wednesday, of an industrial portfolio from Goodwin Procter LLP-counseled Cabot Properties Inc. that includes properties in Illinois, California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey and beyond.
A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday granted an attorney's request to be relieved as counsel for a doctor who has not paid the lawyer for nearly a year in a case in which the physician has admitted to bilking Medicare and private insurers out of about $3 million.
Bressler Amery & Ross PC has nabbed former McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP labor attorney and onetime UBS Financial Services Inc. associate general counsel as a principal in the firm’s employment practice group in New Jersey, the firm announced on Wednesday.
The U.S. Tax Court said Wednesday that fees a charitable organization received from third-party vendors were subject to unrelated business income tax, rejecting the organization’s arguments that they were excludable royalties or were received in a trade or business primarily carried on for its members’ convenience.
A New Jersey couple who filed a medical malpractice lawsuit over the death of their infant son can’t include the father’s emotional distress among their claims, because he didn’t immediately associate the alleged wrongdoing with the baby’s injuries, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
A New Jersey federal court Wednesday found a former LeClairRyan attorney can stay on as trustee of a bankrupt real estate holding company, saying previously undisclosed connections between LeClairRyan and the company’s ownership were not serious enough to disqualify him.
The New Jersey Appellate Division on Wednesday upheld the state’s approval of contamination cleanup activities at a former metal production plant, ruling that the remediation proposal offered by the site’s present owner was safer than alternative plans.
Certain documents used by a New Jersey government office unit that came under scrutiny when the George Washington Bridge scandal erupted in 2014 are shielded from public access even though the office has since been disbanded, a state appeals panel ruled Tuesday.
Drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. has agreed to distribute $13.5 million among all 50 states and the District of Columbia to end allegations that it marketed four of its prescription drugs for off-label uses, attorneys general announced Wednesday.
Bayer Healthcare LLC and Merck & Co. Inc. advertised their Coppertone Sport High Performance SPF 30 sunscreen as providing greater sun protection than the product actually does, causing consumers to overpay, according to a proposed class action removed to New Jersey federal court Tuesday.
The Republicans’ $1.5 trillion tax bill is expected to become law after the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday again voted to affirm deep and permanent tax cuts for corporations and lower rates for most American households until 2025.
The Republicans' expansive $1.5 trillion tax cut bill cleared its penultimate hurdle in Congress early Wednesday and appeared to be mere hours away from being sent to the president's desk after the Senate approved the legislation by a simple majority vote.
Only a few states would need to worry about losing revenue from a new deduction for pass-through businesses in the federal tax bill, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Tax Foundation.
A former broker at two investment banking firms admitted in New Jersey federal court on Tuesday to accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks over several years from three clients in exchange for giving them more favorable stock allocations, authorities said.
From California enacting one of the nation’s biggest tax regime changes in decades to Illinois and Kansas raising taxes after voting to override a governor’s veto, 2017 was a busy year for state and local tax legislation.
New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that he planned to nominate New Jersey Assemblywoman Marlene Caride, a partner with Gonzalez & Caride, to lead the state Department of Banking and Insurance, saying she will be a “watchdog” for Garden State residents.
A New Jersey state appeals court on Tuesday invalidated a state groundwater quality standard for a toxic chemical used to make consumer products, finding that what were adopted as interim measures have become in effect permanent regulations in violation of state rulemaking procedures.
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc. agreed Monday in New Jersey federal court to pay $5 million to end the federal government’s accusations it violated the Consumer Product Safety Act by selling prescription drugs that were in packages not tested for child safety.
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to cast a second vote on the nearly $1.5 trillion Republican tax cut bill after the Senate parliamentarian ruled Tuesday that provisions in the bill violate procedures to pass the measure in the Senate with a simple majority.
A New Jersey federal judge on Monday vacated a jury’s $50 million verdict against Lockheed Martin Corp. in an age discrimination suit brought by a former engineer, ruling that the jury could not have determined that the government contractor’s upper management actually participated in the discrimination.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recently released draft strategic plan for 2018-2022 starkly narrows the items on which the EPA will focus its resources and turns the agency’s back on many objectives contained in the previous plan — things that the Trump administration and Administrator Scott Pruitt believe should not be done at all, says Dan Jordanger of Hunton & Williams LLP.
There is a difference between a lawyer or investigator seeking evidence to defend against allegations and correct misrepresentations, and, on the other hand, using duplicitous means to gather information and intimidate alleged victims and journalists. Client advocacy does not mean winning at all costs, says Nicole Kardell of Ifrah Law PLLC.
Today's climate of “alternative facts” has jurors making decisions based on beliefs, emotions and social affiliations that often go unacknowledged or underappreciated. To present their case in the most persuasive manner possible, litigators should consider adapting to their audience when it comes to four psychological factors, say consultants with Persuasion Strategies, a service of Holland & Hart LLP.
Nothing has been more instrumental in my role as a legal recruiter than what I learned from a variety of hedge fund managers, venture capitalists and investment bankers — how to analyze a deal and make a decision quickly. It boils down to the traditional SWOT analysis, says Howard Cohl, director in Major Lindsey & Africa’s emerging markets group.
The Third Circuit recently dismissed a plaintiff’s fear of cancer claims arising from a chemical spill, and found the diversity jurisdiction burden was not met. Defendants should look beyond the sensational facts of toxic tort claims and challenge the evidence presented at filing to determine whether jurisdiction is proper, says Jeffrey Odom of Lane Powell PC.
As law firms begin preparing for their annual budget review, Steve Falkin and Lee Garbowitz of HBR Consulting discuss why firm leaders should give their internal information technology and procurement teams a seat at the table.
When the U.S. Supreme Court decided the now-famous TC Heartland case in May 2017, a robust discussion began regarding how significant its effects would be. Chase Perry of Ankura examined statistics from recent months in search of changes in case filing patterns and patent holder success metrics.
Artificial intelligence needs to be legally defensible in order to be useful to law firms. There are requirements for making this happen, says Mark Williamson, co-founder and chief technology officer of Hanzo Archives Ltd.
The long litigation life cycle for large, complex civil lawsuits provides ample time for clients and counsel to form strong opinions — often negative when based on adversarial exchanges — about the opposing trial team, their witnesses and their experts. Martha Luring of Salmons Consulting shares some common perceptions not always shared by jurors.
A few jurists and commentators have recently caused a stir in the e-discovery community by arguing that litigants should avoid using keyword searches to filter or cull a document population before using predictive coding. This “no-cull” rationale undermines the principle of proportionality at the heart of the recent changes to Federal Rule 26, say John Rosenthal and Jason Moore of Winston & Strawn LLP.