The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear appeals from Pfizer Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals in their bids to duck claims they participated in schemes to delay generic forms of cholesterol drug Lipitor and antidepressant medication Effexor XR, respectively.
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High Court Won't Hear Lipitor, Effexor Pay-For-Delay Appeals

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear appeals from Pfizer Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals in their bids to duck claims they participated in schemes to delay generic forms of cholesterol drug Lipitor and antidepressant medication Effexor XR, respectively. Read more »

PE-Backed Grocery Giant Albertsons Plans To Buy Rite Aid

Private equity-backed grocery giant Albertsons on Tuesday unveiled plans to snap up Rite Aid, giving the pharmacy chain a new merger partner after its planned $17.2 billion takeover by Walgreens was scrapped for a smaller store sale amid regulatory pushback. Read more »

UK Brexit Chief Backs Cooperation On State Aid, Competition

The U.K.'s chief Brexit negotiator on Tuesday signaled the country's support for pan-European state aid and merger control rules, positing competition and high regulatory standards as key to Britain's future relationship with the European Union. Read more »

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LITIGATION

6th Circ. Will Hear Objections To $40M Deals In Car Parts MDL

A Sixth Circuit panel on Friday swatted down efforts by a group of vehicle buyers to quash objections to $40 million in settlements in antitrust multidistrict litigation against a pair of auto parts companies.  Read more »

Momofuku Wants Early Out In No-Tipping 'Conspiracy' Suit

David Chang, the celebrity chef behind Manhattan’s Momofuku Noodle Bar, has attempted to exit a suit alleging a slew of restaurants implemented a no-tipping policy in a “conspiracy” to overcharge consumers, arguing in California federal court he did not attend the meeting where the alleged conspiracy took place. Read more »

Ex-UBS Trader Gets Spoofing, Fraud Counts Nixed Over Venue

A Connecticut federal judge on Monday axed the criminal spoofing and commodities fraud counts facing a former UBS AG trader accused of scheming to manipulate the precious metals market, blasting the government’s handling of the case and refusing to scrap its remaining conspiracy charge in order to let federal prosecutors have a mulligan. Read more »

Traffic Ticket Firm Seeks Sanctions For $11M Antitrust Suit

A traffic ticket law firm asked a Florida federal court Monday to sanction traffic ticket services startup TIKD for filing an $11.4 million antitrust lawsuit against the firm and The Florida Bar, calling the case an effort to “try to legitimize its own unlicensed practice of law.” Read more »

Enviros Urge High Court To Nix Utility's Immunity Bid

An Arizona utility shouldn't be allowed to claim state-action immunity in order to evade a suit lodged by a Tesla Inc. unit claiming the utility is illegally maintaining its monopoly through rules that squeeze out rooftop solar power, environmental groups told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. Read more »

Au Pair Cos. Seek Quick Win In Wage-Fixing Suit

A slew of au pair companies urged a Colorado federal judge Friday to rule in their favor in a class action brought by tens of thousands of au pairs accusing them of conspiring to set unreasonably low pay rates for program participants, saying they were complying with regulatory requirements. Read more »

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Disfavored Retailers Turn Up Volume On Robinson-Patman

While repeal of the Robinson-Patman Act has been requested for decades and government enforcement has been virtually nonexistent, a recent spate of private litigation highlights the legal risk associated with volume-based pricing strategies, say attorneys with K&L Gates LLP. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Feature

5 Ways Law Firms Can Avoid Lateral Hiring Regret

Despite valuing lateral hiring as an integral element of their strategies, many law firms are failing to properly screen potential hires and, as a result, are often disappointed when promises made during the interview don't pan out. Here, Law360 looks at five ways firms can avoid lateral hiring remorse. Read more »

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How To Turn Jurors Into Advocates For Your Case

It may seem like a nightmare scenario for a trial attorney: giving a closing argument and feeling the majority of the jury is going against you. But trial attorneys say that as long as you know there's one juror committed to your case who's been armed with your arguments, a verdict in your favor is no dream. Read more »

Ex-Allen & Overy Atty's Psych Exam Story Falls Flat

Two New York state appeals judges scoffed at a fired Allen & Overy LLP attorney seeking to lift sanctions and revive her sexual harassment suit against the firm at a hearing Friday, hammering the attorney for cutting short a court-ordered psychiatric examination by threatening to have the doctor arrested. Read more »

Convicted Dewey Exec's SEC Deal Hinges On Criminal Appeal

A settlement between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP chief financial officer Joel Sanders, who was convicted of fraud, rests on the outcome of Sanders' criminal appeal, a Manhattan federal judge heard Friday. Read more »

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Up Next At High Court: Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination

The U.S. Supreme Court will enter the underworld of burglars, spouse abusers and drug dealers in its first week back on the bench after a long winter recess, hearing a busy criminal docket presenting constitutional questions around double jeopardy and self-incrimination that are critical to the white collar bar. Read more »

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

The general counsel for the parent company of Midas received a​ two-year stayed suspension for practicing out of state, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed optimism that the burgeoning #MeToo movement will have a sustained impact,​ and PNC Bank’s general counsel shared with Law360 why he​​ moved in-house after spending much of his career at law firms. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ Read more »

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Law360's Pro Say: What Does 'Partner' Even Mean?

On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast, we discuss how law firms are full of people with the title “partner,” but after years of change the title ain’t always what it used to be; a big ruling on the destruction of New York City graffiti space “5Pointz”; a new lawsuit claiming bar prep giant Barbri colluded with top law schools to crush competitors; and Taylor Swift’s efforts to shake off a lawsuit over song lyrics. Read more »

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 more »

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Choate

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Cozen O'Connor

DLA Piper

Dewey & LeBoeuf

Farella Braun

Faruqi & Faruqi

Fisher Phillips

Garwin Gerstein

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Gordon & Rees

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Latham & Watkins

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Lewis Roca

Locke Lord

Morgan Lewis

Morrison & Foerster

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Orrick Herrington

Pillsbury Winthrop

Proskauer Rose

Quinn Emanuel

Reed Smith

Robins Kaplan

Ropes & Gray

Schulte Roth

Sherman & Howard

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Center for Biological Diversity Inc.

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Clorox Company

Credit Suisse Group AG

DENSO Corp.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Extended Stay Inc.

Facebook

Florida Bar Association

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Google Inc.

IMF Bentham Ltd.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Kimco Realty Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

National Governors Association

Nissan Motor Company

Pfizer Inc.

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Ranbaxy

Rite Aid Corporation

Salt River Project

SolarCity Corp.

TBC Corp.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited

UBS AG

Union Square Hospitality Group LLC

Walgreen Co.

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Wynn Resorts Ltd.

Zeughauser Group LLC

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