A Florida federal judge cut down a $3.3 million award by a jury to a woman whose hands were mangled by an R.T. Engineering Corp. wire bundling machine, downgrading it to $608,744.
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Engineering Co. Worker's $3.3M Injury Award Cut To $600K

A Florida federal judge cut down a $3.3 million award by a jury to a woman whose hands were mangled by an R.T. Engineering Corp. wire bundling machine, downgrading it to $608,744. Read full article »

9th Circ. Won't Revive Long-Running Raytheon FCA Suit

The Ninth Circuit has refused to revive a long-running whistleblower suit that accuses Raytheon of bilking the federal government on a satellite sensor contract, saying the relator had failed to provide sufficient information about the company’s alleged False Claims Act violations despite six attempts to do so. Read full article »

Deutsche Bank Not Liable For Iran Bomb, 7th Circ. Says

Deutsche Bank cannot be held liable for the death of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq by a bomb supplied by Iran, the Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday, saying the bank's violations of U.S. sanctions on Iran were too far removed from the soldier’s death to create liability under anti-terrorism law. Read full article »

POLICY & REGULATION

Senate Votes To End US Involvement In Yemen War

The U.S. Senate voted on a resolution to end aid to Saudi Arabia in its attacks in the Yemeni civil war Thursday as part of an effort to roll back cooperation between the United States and the kingdom. Read full article »

ENFORCEMENT

Russian Woman Cops To Conspiracy To Sway US Policy

A Russian woman who sought to create a back channel between the Kremlin and the U.S. government pled guilty to one count of conspiracy in federal court Thursday under an agreement that requires her to continue cooperating with federal law enforcement. Read full article »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

The TSA's Road Map For Aviation Cybersecurity

The recent release of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's cybersecurity road map is the culmination several years of discussion to determine which U.S. government agency should be responsible for regulating and managing cybersecurity risks in the aviation industry, says Norma Krayem of Holland & Knight LLP. Read full article »

Guest Feature

The Subtle Art Of Fred Fielding

He was White House counsel to two presidents. When Reagan was shot, he explained the chain of command to a four-star general. And until a few years ago, many people still thought he was Deep Throat during the Watergate scandal. Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius may be the quintessential Washington insider. White and Williams attorney Randy Maniloff learned more. Read full article »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Judge Fed Up With 'Whiny' Letters In Least Favorite Case

A long-running patent case over teeth-straightening technology has become the “oldest and least favorite” case of one Texas federal judge, who warned lawyers for two dental companies to stop writing her “whiny” letters. Read full article »

The 6 Biggest Law Firm Mergers Of 2018

The legal sector was rocked by announcements of six massive law firm mergers in 2018, adding to a string of behemoth combinations over the past decade that many believe are leading to the consolidation of the industry into a handful of giants. Read full article »

Law Schools See First Real Enrollment Gains Since 2010

New numbers released Friday by the American Bar Association found that first-year law school enrollment has meaningfully increased for the first time in eight years, with the number of new law students rising almost 3 percent. Read full article »

ABA Puts Atlanta's John Marshall Law School On Probation

The American Bar Association has placed Atlanta's John Marshall Law School on probation, making it the latest school the ABA has flagged as out of compliance with standards for admissions and academic rigor. Read full article »

SG Rips 'Routine' Nationwide Injunctions Of Trump Policies

U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco on Thursday went after the “disturbing but accelerating trend” of trial courts striking down President Donald Trump's policies with nationwide injunctions while trying to preserve the military’s recent transgender ban in new filings to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read full article »

Lincoln Financial Hires GC Away From Genworth

Lincoln Financial Group has hired Genworth Financial veteran Leon Roday to serve as its general counsel, the financial advisory firm announced Friday. Read full article »

Feature

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

In-house counsel named six law firms as superior at providing value for their dollar, a report showed this year has been the legal industry's best for growth in almost 10 years, and Google's CEO testified before the House Judiciary Committee amid tracking and bias concerns. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ Read full article »

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week. Read full article »

Podcast

Law360's Pro Say: Clergy Abuse Victims Want Shot At Justice

A bombshell grand jury report in Pennsylvania this summer that priests sexually abused a thousand children has kick-started an effort to extend the amount of time that victims can sue, but not everyone supports the change. This week reporter Dan Siegal joins the Pro Say podcast to explain the situation and how similar provisions have worked out in other states.   Read full article »

Walmart Compliance Chief Jay Jorgensen To Step Down

Walmart Inc. told its employees Friday that former Sidley Austin LLP partner Jay Jorgensen, leader of the retailer’s global ethics and compliance program, is leaving the megachain to pursue other opportunities, according to an internal memo provided to Law360. Read full article »

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