A series of recent court losses and the resignation of the state's medical marijuana chief threatens to upend Florida's efforts for gradual, carefully controlled legalization of the drug and has raised a multitude of questions about how one of the nation's potentially largest markets will take shape.
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Setbacks Shake Up Fla.'s Medical Marijuana Rollout

A series of recent court losses and the resignation of the state's medical marijuana chief threatens to upend Florida's efforts for gradual, carefully controlled legalization of the drug and has raised a multitude of questions about how one of the nation's potentially largest markets will take shape. Read full article »

Nationwide Ban OK For Trump Birth Control Rules, States Say

Five states challenging Trump administration rules exempting employers from providing health care coverage for birth control due to moral or religious objections said the Ninth Circuit could uphold a nationwide injunction on the policy, arguing a recent ruling ending a national bar on the president's sanctuary city policy didn't mean all broad injunctions must be scrapped. Read full article »

Lincare Inks $5M FCA Kickbacks Deal Over Waived Copays

Oxygen therapy giant Lincare Inc. will pay $5.25 million to resolve whistleblower allegations that it flouted the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks in the form of waived copayments owed by Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced. Read full article »

ENFORCEMENT & COMPLIANCE

Ex-Katten Atty Gets 18 Months In Prison For Shkreli Fraud

Former Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP attorney Evan Greebel on Friday was sentenced to 18 months in prison over allegations that he aided now-imprisoned former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli in defrauding Retrophin Inc. Read full article »

LITIGATION

Ex-Constellation CEO Says He Is Victim In Stock Fraud Suit

The ex-CEO of bankrupt Constellation Healthcare Technologies Inc. Thursday asked a New Jersey federal court to dismiss claims he engaged in securities fraud, alleging he is the victim of an investor’s takeover scheme. Read full article »

DEALS

Taxation With Representation: Akin Gump, Wachtell, Kirkland

In this week’s Taxation With Representation, Diamondback snapped up Energen for $9.2 billion, Federal Street Acquisition Corp. bought Universal Hospital Services for $1.7 billion, Cabot Microelectronics Corp. bought KMG Chemicals for $1.6 billion and Best Buy acquired GreatCall for $800 million. Read full article »

PEOPLE

Health Hires: Dorsey & Whitney, DLA Piper, Epstein Becker

Dorsey & Whitney LLP, DLA Piper, Epstein Becker Green, Spencer Fane LLP, Minerva Neurosciences and Carlton Fields are among the latest firms to boost their health and life sciences offerings with new hires.  Read full article »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

Peering Behind The Peer Review Curtain

The U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals specified peer review as one criterion for evaluating scientific evidence. But not all peer review is created equal, and sometimes additional exploration — whether through discovery into your adversaries’ experts, or early investigation of your own potential experts — may make sense, says William Childs of Bowman and Brooke LLP. Read full article »

Series

Judging A Book: Lipez Reviews 'Last Great Colonial Lawyer'

In his new book, "The Last Great Colonial Lawyer: The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley," Charles McKirdy argues that Gridley — someone I had never heard of — was the last great colonial lawyer, and that his cases illuminate his times. The author largely substantiates both claims, says First Circuit Judge Kermit Lipez. Read full article »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Analysis

Despite Abuse Horrors, Attys Feel Duty To Defend The Church

Despite horrific details in a recently unveiled grand jury report about sexual abuse suffered by more than a thousand victims at the hands of Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, attorneys who have represented the church say that public scorn hasn't swayed them from their duty to provide a vigorous defense. Read full article »

Feature

3rd Circ. Oral Argument Dip Troubling, Chief Judge Says

The Third Circuit appellate bar is trying to reverse a troubling decline in oral arguments before its panels, which its Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith in an exclusive interview with Law360 says could have been brought on by a "stunning" increase in pro se filings he traces to the Great Recession of the late aughts. Read full article »

Quinn Emanuel Says Ex-Partners Can't Duck Fee Arbitration

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP reiterated on Thursday in New York court that its former partners who launched Selendy & Gay PLLC cannot escape arbitrating a dispute over a clause in their partnership agreement requiring them to remit fees earned from clients they took to their new firm. Read full article »

Feature

3 Reasons Attys Should Learn A Foreign Language

Becoming fluent in a foreign language may seem daunting, but the challenge can offer big rewards, including career opportunities and personal satisfaction, for attorneys willing to take it on. Here, Law360 looks at three reasons why lawyers should learn languages other than their own. Read full article »

Stinson Leonard Grows In St. Louis With IP Boutique Tie-Up

Stinson Leonard Street LLP continued its expansion streak Thursday, announcing plans to acquire 28-strong St. Louis intellectual property boutique Senniger Powers LLP, following up on two new office openings earlier this year. Read full article »

Kavanaugh Will Meet With Top Senate Opponent

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will come face-to-face with his opposition Monday as he sits down with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the lawmaker leading the fight against his confirmation. Read full article »

Ex-Clerk Says NY Courts Protected Judge Who Harassed Her

A former law clerk has accused the New York state judicial system of covering up for a judge who she says sexually harassed her, allegations she made in a suit filed in federal court against the jurist and 16 other judges, administrators and attorneys. Read full article »

Feature

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

The Sixth Circuit ruled the Fair Labor Standards Act doesn’t on its own thwart arbitration agreements, consumer groups fought back against industry attempts to amend a hastily enacted landmark privacy law in California and British police warned of an increase in cryptocurrency fraud. 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

Podcast

Law360's Pro Say: Disabled Attys Fight For A Place In BigLaw

The legal profession can be a lonely place for attorneys with disabilities. They are often overlooked in diversity discussions, and may feel pressure to downplay their disability out of fear of facing bias and stigma. On this week's Pro Say podcast, we dive into these challenges and highlight how disabled attorneys are fighting for their place in the law.  Read full article »

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American Civil Liberties Union

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Consumer Federation of America

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

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