Energy Future Holdings Corp. has urged the Third Circuit to rethink its ruling allowing some $900 million in secured noteholder make-whole claims against the bankrupt energy company, saying New York’s highest court should decide the issue.
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit in New Jersey federal court to seize money held in brokerage and bank accounts tied to two traders facing criminal charges for reaping $26 million in illicit profits by manipulating $10 billion worth of securities.
A U.S. immigration manager working for an information technology company on Friday admitted his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain foreign work visas for consultants he placed with third-party companies, tendering a guilty plea to obstruction of justice in New Jersey federal court.
A New Jersey legislative leader has urged four U.S. senators to block President-elect Donald Trump's anticipated nomination of a Gibson Dunn partner for chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, saying she took part in a sham investigation that cleared New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of wrongdoing in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
With the NFL prevailing over New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in a legal fight over his Deflategate suspension and the Third Circuit once again foreclosing New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports betting, 2016 has had its fair share of blockbuster sports cases that kept lawyers in the industry busy across the country.
Delta Air Lines Inc. has agreed to dismiss Webflyts.com from a New Jersey federal lawsuit accusing a number of travel websites of posing as company representatives to charge customers inflated flight cancellation fees, after Webflyts agreed to an injunction barring the practice.
Two media policy groups intervening in a challenge to a Federal Communications Commission order imposing restrictive broadcast ownership rules on Friday urged the D.C. Circuit to bless the transfer of the appeal to the Third Circuit, citing the latter court’s experience in hearing similar challenges to the agency’s ownership rules.
This year saw a historic decision allowing private college students to unionize, the president of Fox News toppled by a sexual harassment suit, the seeming demise of the Department of Labor's overtime rule update, and more. Here attorneys discuss the biggest employment law cases of 2016
New Jersey firm Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC's lawyers will make up to $400 an hour for the firm's role as the state-appointed fiscal monitor of Atlantic City as it recovers from a near-crippling financial slump, according to a retainer agreement finalized Wednesday.
A New Jersey-based engineering company hired to ensure that the dome of an indoor recreational sports complex was properly strengthened to support extra weight was hit Wednesday with a $1 million negligence suit by Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co., blaming it for the structure’s “abrupt and catastrophic collapse.”
New Jersey legislators on Thursday advanced separate bills that would increase judges' salaries by 3 percent annually over the next two years and add 20 new judges to state courts to help implement historic bail reforms.
A New Jersey borough slapped FieldTurf with a proposed class action in federal court Wednesday, alleging that the company duped customers into buying fake grass fields by touting them as long-lasting and cost-effective despite knowing the product was defective.
A New Jersey federal judge Wednesday rejected Alcoa Inc.'s bid to dodge liability in litigation over environmental contamination caused by the removal of materials from a formerly company-owned site, saying Alcoa may be in default of payment obligations related to the property sale and thus could be held responsible.
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association urged a New Jersey federal court Wednesday to reject an attempt to hold Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s private securities sale up to public sale standards.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey lost a bid Thursday for early dismissal of a lawsuit over the controversial trademark rights to the name of the iconic World Trade Center complex.
A New Jersey federal judge awarded a $15 million judgment to a casino Thursday after finding it relied on relevant case law in assessing the damages amount stemming from a scam by two professional gamblers who exploited a card abnormality while playing Mini Baccarat.
Brach Eichler LLC lost its bid to recoup more fees for its work on another law firm's Chapter 7 case when a New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday affirmed a bankruptcy court’s “explicit” denial of fees beyond the date the debtor was dismissed from an adversary proceeding.
FedEx Freight Inc. on Wednesday urged a New Jersey federal judge to not only toss a case alleging the company fired an employee in retaliation for his union activities but to also impose sanctions and attorneys' fees, arguing that the allegations fall under the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board.
Lonza inked a $5.5 billion, including debt, deal to nab capsule product maker Capsugel from KKR on Thursday, as the Switzerland-based pharmaceutical products company looks to broaden its reach in the pharma and consumer health industries.
The Third Circuit Wednesday affirmed a Pennsylvania federal judge’s dismissal of a defamation suit against Bill Cosby by a woman who has accused the entertainer of sexual abuse, saying the statements in question did not rise to the level of actionable defamation.
The clarion call from the top of Corporate America over the past several years to its workers to do more with less, eliminate redundancy, and work cooperatively across disciplines toward the goal of corporate profitability is reaching BigLaw, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant general counsel of McKesson Corp.
New Jersey's Appellate Division recently reversed a ruling in which defendant condemnees' experts offered "legally inadequate and legally incorrect" testimony. This case, New Jersey Transit v. Franco, raises questions regarding presumption of use variance and road dedication, says Christopher Stracco and Katharine Coffey of Day Pitney LLP.
For young trial associates who want to evolve into young trial lawyers, getting the necessary experience is increasingly challenging. The only surefire way associates can become first chair advocates is through effective mentoring, and the best way to achieve effective mentoring is to incorporate it in your approach to cases, say Stephen Crain and Drew Taggart of Bracewell LLP.
Compensation isn't what it used to be — and never will be again, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant general counsel of McKesson Corp.
The global insolvency of Hanjin Shipping represents a case study of what can go wrong for an international transportation company that files for insolvency protection in an uncontrolled fashion and in the wrong country, says Peter Goodman of Baker & McKenzie LLP.
Under current New Jersey law, e-sports tournaments featuring video game competitions can legally be held in casinos, but several questions concerning the legality of wagering on such tournaments remain unanswered, says Ashley Brinn of Fox Rothschild LLP.
In part 3 of this series on law firm evolution, Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant general counsel of McKesson Corp., addresses the problem of ad hoc client development and the challenge of associate training.
It is natural in an environment like the White House, particularly for lawyers who have an active interest in public life, to wish to be in every conversation, on any topic, of general interest or major importance. It is a trap, says Perkins Coie LLP partner Robert Bauer, who served as White House counsel for President Barack Obama.
Despite the fact that many corporate clients are demanding deviations from the billable hour, and the fact that there are more varieties of alternate fee arrangements than ever before, the billable hour is still here. But it is gasping for breath, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant general counsel of McKesson Corp.
Over the past year courts across the country have continued to grapple over whether foreclosures are “debt” for the purposes of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Despite the Ninth Circuit's recent ruling in Ho v. ReconTrust we anticipate that this issue will continue to create controversy among judges, regulators and practitioners, say Richard Benenson and Emily Garnett of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.