President Joe Biden unveiled his fourth slate of judicial nominations Tuesday, tapping a voting rights attorney for the Second Circuit along with four district court picks for Connecticut and Washington, D.C., including three former public defenders and one BigLaw alum from Munger Tolles & Olson.
A Fifth Circuit panel has tossed a take-nothing judgment in a Texas dispute between a public insurance adjuster and his former employer, finding the employer was wrongly allowed to file an answer to counterclaims almost two years too late after arguing it had been misled by former attorneys.
The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday revived journalists' First Amendment challenge to a Maryland law that prohibits the broadcast of official court recordings of criminal trial hearings, ruling that the lower court was wrong not to hold the law up to strict scrutiny before dismissing the claim.
A Georgia judge properly found that two Georgia attorneys are entitled to immunity from allegations they conspired to frame a former doctor for murder and drain his assets while he was in prison, the Eleventh Circuit said Tuesday.
The D.C. Circuit told a group of stock exchanges Tuesday that it could not review a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission order seeking a proposal for a new plan for disseminating equity market data, since the order cannot be considered "final."
A split Tenth Circuit panel on Tuesday reversed a Utah federal judge's order finding that American Samoans are birthright U.S. citizens, holding that the issue belongs in the hands of Congress, not the courts.
A New Jersey federal court was too hasty to throw out a nursing home negligence case over a plaintiff's lack of cooperation with discovery when he'd told the court he had psychological issues hindering his ability to help, the Third Circuit ruled Tuesday.
A litigation finance business battling a long-running Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enforcement action is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to cut through a "hopeless muddle" over whether the agency can salvage its older cases from dismissal after it was ruled unconstitutionally structured last year.
A cache of emails released Tuesday shows how former President Donald Trump directed his aides to persuade the U.S. Department of Justice to file a lawsuit challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election in the U.S. Supreme Court, an unsuccessful pressure campaign that featured top White House officials and outside lawyers.
The Midwest's grid operator and transmission owners in the region have defended a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order allowing the operator to treat certain energy storage facilities as transmission assets, telling the D.C. Circuit that the decision was reasonable and not discriminatory.
SpaceX told the D.C. Circuit on Monday that a bid to halt changes to its Starlink satellite broadband constellation is both flimsy and too late, asserting that competitor Viasat is trying to weaponize an environmental review requirement simply to gum up the project.
Nigeria is urging the D.C. Circuit to find it has sovereign immunity in litigation to enforce a $10 billion arbitral award over a nixed natural gas refinery and electricity generating project, saying there's no clear evidence that it ever agreed to submit to such a suit.
The Federal Circuit should reject Dish's appeal of U.S. District Judge Alan Albright's decision to keep an infringement case against it in the Western District of Texas, a patent-holding company has argued, pointing out that the cable giant operates one of its main broadcasting centers and employs more than 1,000 people there.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is going to bat for Bank of America NA in a pair of Second Circuit appeals challenging the applicability of a New York state law requiring the payment of interest on mortgage escrow accounts, arguing that this law should be ruled federally preempted for the national bank.
Delta Air Lines asked the Second Circuit on Tuesday to revive its suit accusing Canadian jet maker Bombardier Inc. of refusing to honor the terms of a 2016 purchase agreement related to C-Series aircraft, insisting that credits in the deal also cover other Bombardier jets.
The federal government has asked the Ninth Circuit to vacate a $10.4 million judgment awarded to a couple who claim that a federally funded health clinic botched a contraceptive injection that resulted in an unwanted pregnancy and the birth of a child with permanent brain damage.
Gun rights groups on Tuesday urged the Ninth Circuit to preserve a district court's injunction blocking California's decades-old assault weapons ban, slamming the Golden State's appeal as "a crass effort to frighten the public."
The Tenth Circuit upheld Tuesday the securities fraud convictions of the former in-house counsel to a hydroponic cannabis company, saying the errors he claims the court made during his trial shouldn't change the outcome.
Florida on Monday urged the Eleventh Circuit to bar two Biden administration policies temporarily narrowing the migrants prioritized for removal, saying the policies carried the force of law and could be reviewed by the courts.
A New York appellate panel on Tuesday vacated a $2.5 million pain-and-suffering award in a suit accusing a nursing home of causing a resident's death, saying the trial court failed to have the jury determine whether the patient had a certain level of "cognitive awareness" to justify the award.
A California appellate court on Monday affirmed Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.'s $3 billion win in a two-phase trial over Oracle Corp.'s alleged contract violation, holding that a previous settlement agreement created a legal obligation for Oracle to support software on HP's Itanium server.
A Texas appellate court on Tuesday granted a request from the special prosecutors bringing felony securities fraud charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to stay the case while it considers whether to rehear en banc a panel's decision sending the suit back to Paxton's home county.
The family of an electrician who died on the job has asked the Texas Supreme Court to eliminate a $1.1 million jury award and order a new trial after a trial judge allowed the man's immune employer to be named a responsible third party in the suit.
A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the Natural Gas Act doesn't preempt state administrative reviews of permitting decisions and that state regulators can decide on challenges to approvals for a Bucks County natural gas compressor station.
The New Jersey state appeals court on Tuesday ruled in a published decision that state and local laws can't be forced in a federal enclave, shutting down the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' bid to revive its suit over working conditions on a U.S. Navy-owned parcel.
Residents of assisted living facilities cannot go after the businesses for alleged violations of their state's "bill of rights" since New Jersey lawmakers did not sign off on such claims, according to a published appellate opinion Tuesday in a wrongful death action from a man's estate.
A split Court of Appeals of Georgia affirmed a lower court's summary judgment win Tuesday for FedEx Corp. in a case brought by a former employee shot alongside others at one of its packaging facilities, saying the mass shooting was not foreseeable and a trial court was right to find in favor of the company.
Renowned appellate attorney Paul Clement is joining the defense team in a court battle stemming from a sexual harassment probe into the Washington Football Team, according to a Tuesday court filing.
Four more law firms have announced they are implementing associate pay raises, with three matching the new Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP scale for compensation that ranges from $202,500 to $365,000 based on seniority, Law360 Pulse learned Tuesday.
Former U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein, who worked on the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case and sat on the Eastern District of New York bench from 1967 to 2020, died at 99 on Tuesday, his wife confirmed to Law360.
Retired Bankruptcy Judge Cornelius Blackshear, who served 20 years in the Southern District of New York, has died, leaving a long legacy of serving Manhattan as a jurist and a police officer. He was 81.
Reed Smith LLP equity partners have reelected the current global managing partner, who was running unopposed for a third four-year term, the firm announced Tuesday.
Baker Botts LLP announced Monday it has hired a former U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division chief of staff as a partner, bringing an attorney with important Big Tech experience to its D.C. office.
A California federal judge has rejected Dentons' argument that he has jurisdiction over an arbitration dispute with a fired attorney, saying their partnership agreement was U.S.-based even if the agreement anticipated the lawyer might work with foreign-based clients.
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Erika Girardi's attorney wants to drop her as a client after a "fundamental and material breakdown in the relationship" between her and the firm, according to documents filed Tuesday in her husband's bankruptcy cases.
A Maryland lawyer's apparently settled lawsuit against a former investment fund general counsel with whom he had a romantic-slash-business relationship will remain public after a New York federal judge refused Tuesday to seal court filings.
A former police officer who worked for Kazakh mining company ENRC as a security consultant claimed at a London trial on Tuesday that he secretly recorded his conversations with a Dechert attorney as an insurance policy because he was "scared of him."
A former gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidate who has mounted multiple unsuccessful campaigns in Delaware has been accused of threatening an attorney who represented his now-ex-wife in divorce proceedings, allegedly telling the lawyer that a group with military bonafides dubbed "The VIPERS" was coming for him.
COVID-19 pandemic reopening plans over the past week focused on summer festivities, paving the way for the return of the New York State Fair at full capacity, a $95 million tourism comeback plan for California and the possibility of permanent to-go cocktails in Pennsylvania.