The Trump administration on Friday asked for a World Trade Organization panel to examine its complaint against Canadian wine rules that have allegedly kept U.S. wine off grocery store shelves in British Columbia, moving the dispute to a more contentious phase after talks to settle the fight fell through.
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US-Canada Wine Row: Contentious Notes, Uncertain Finish 

The Trump administration on Friday asked for a World Trade Organization panel to examine its complaint against Canadian wine rules that have allegedly kept U.S. wine off grocery store shelves in British Columbia, moving the dispute to a more contentious phase after talks to settle the fight fell through. Read more »

Phone, Email Don't Excuse Inaccessible Website, Judge Says

Returning a phone call or replying to an email aren't alternatives to operating a website that the visually impaired can access, a California state judge has ruled, saying the so-called auxiliary aids offered by a prominent Los Angeles restaurant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more »

NY Steakhouse Illegally Fired Striking Workers, NLRB Says

A prominent steakhouse in Manhattan famous for being the location where a mob boss was gunned down has been told to rehire a number of workers who went on strike, after the National Labor Relations Board ruled that they were illegally fired.  Read more »

Brand Battles: Penn State, Mountain Dew, Spotify

In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Penn State squares off with Syracuse over "glory" trademarks, Pepsi faces a fight over its latest brand of Mountain Dew, and Spotify cites stats in its tussle with a similarly named company. Read more »

LITIGATION

Chili's Parent Co. Sued For Negligence Over Data Breach

The parent company of Chili’s Grill & Bar was hit with a putative class action in Florida federal court Thursday over hacked customer credit and debit card information, less than two weeks after the company announced that a data breach had affected some of its 1,600 restaurants. Read more »

9th Circ. Wrongly Expanded Fishing Rights Treaty, Tribe Says

The Makah Indian tribe has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit decision backing a lower court's finding that the U.S. gave the Quileute Indian tribe and the Quinault Indian Nation the right to hunt whales and seals when it granted both the "right of taking fish" in a treaty signed in 1855. Read more »

$21.5M Monsanto Settlement Over Roundup Labels Approved

A Missouri federal court on Friday approved a $21.5 million settlement between Monsanto and a class of consumers suing the agrochemical giant over misleading labeling on its Roundup weed killer, calling it a “strong result in the face of an uncertain trial outcome.” Read more »

UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

The last week has seen an Irish real estate developer sue Ireland's "bad bank," a contract dispute between two African banks and a French fishing operator, and several major insurers take Danish shipping giant Maersk to court. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K. Read more »

DEALS

Deals Rumor Mill: AE Industrial, Johnson Controls, Diageo

AE Industrial Partners is close to closing its second fund at $1.35 billion, KKR and Apollo Global Management are eyeing Johnson Controls International’s power solutions unit, and Diageo is gauging interest in a number of spirits brands. Read more »

BANKRUPTCY

Applebee’s Sues Franchisee In Ch. 11 Over Deal Breaches

The parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill sued a bankrupt franchisee in Delaware on Friday, saying the debtor breached franchise agreements by closing several restaurants without permission and ceased making royalty payments several months before its Chapter 11 filings. Read more »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

Don’t Cry Over Clearly Labeled Organic Milk

Earlier this month, a California federal court dismissed a claim that Horizon Organic milk, which contained an additive noted on the package, was not truly organic, and thus violated state laws against product misrepresentation. The decision makes clear that if a label identifies a product’s content, a claimant cannot assert that she read the label and then was misled, says Jeff Brown of Thompson Coburn LLP. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

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3 Things You Need To Know When Starting Out In BigLaw

There are numerous opportunities and pitfalls that lie in store for new associates as they enter BigLaw, yet many of the intricacies of navigating the inner workings of a large law firm are not taught in school, leaving many lawyers to fend for themselves to learn by trial and error. Here, BigLaw veterans reflect on some of the actions incoming attorneys can take to make the best of their early days at a firm. Read more »

Ex-BigLaw Atty Convicted Of Wife's Murder Faces Civil Suit

The former Fisher Phillips employment partner sentenced to life in prison earlier this week for the shooting death of his wife has been hit with a civil lawsuit in Georgia state court by the administrator of his wife’s estate. Read more »

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

The European Union’s new data protection regime went into effect, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to loosen regulations for thousands of community banks and regional lenders, and the U.S. Supreme Court sided with employers in class action arbitration cases. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ 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 »

Getting The Snaps And Tweets Into Evidence

Litigants who proffer data obtained from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram must authenticate that data before it will be admitted as evidence. Attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP examine decisions from Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions to determine whether courts are imposing a more demanding standard for social media data than other documentary evidence. Read more »

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