President Donald Trump won a bid at the Fourth Circuit on Thursday to put a hold on the emoluments lawsuit against him in Maryland federal court over his real estate business while he asks the U.S. Supreme Court to take up and dismiss the case.
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4th Circ. Grants Trump's Bid To Pause Emoluments Case

President Donald Trump won a bid at the Fourth Circuit on Thursday to put a hold on the emoluments lawsuit against him in Maryland federal court over his real estate business while he asks the U.S. Supreme Court to take up and dismiss the case.

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Court Says Claim To Cuban Port Acquired Too Late For Suit

A Florida federal court on Thursday tossed a Helms-Burton Act lawsuit against Carnival brought by a man who said he inherited a claim to a Cuban port confiscated by the Castro regime, with the judge finding he would have acquired the claim too late to bring a case.

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Wynn Casino's Bid To Toss Blackjack Cheating Suit Goes Bust

Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s Encore Boston Harbor casino will have to face a suit claiming it shortchanges blackjack winners after a federal judge ruled the game's rules may not have been clearly displayed for gamblers.

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Interview

Coronavirus Q&A: Kelley Kronenberg's Litigation Leader

In this edition of Coronavirus Q&A, one of Kelley Kronenberg's litigation leaders discusses what may happen to real estate owners as 90-day forbearance periods on mortgage payments expire and says an uptick in bankruptcies is likely.

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LITIGATION

Texas Bars Fight Gov.'s Shutdown Order During Virus Surge

Eight bar businesses suing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in state court over his recent decision to shut down standalone bars during the COVID-19 pandemic have appealed a judge's ruling that denies their bid for a temporary restraining order, saying the governor's action is unconstitutional.

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Migrant Workers Say They Were Fired Over Housing Protests

A group of migrant workers has sued an Atlanta construction firm in Georgia federal court, alleging they were fired after protesting company requirements that they pay "excessive" rent to live in crowded housing prone to overheating.

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No Expert Report Needed In Esthetician Suit, Texas Panel Says

A Texas appellate court on Thursday determined that a negligence lawsuit against an esthetician over skin treatments is not the same as a health care liability claim against a physician, and therefore doesn't require the support of an expert report to avoid dismissal.

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StubHub Wants MLB Ticket Refund Suit Sent To Arbitration

StubHub on Wednesday said claims from Major League Baseball fans who want refunds for tickets purchased to games canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic should be tossed or sent to arbitration under its terms of service agreement.

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Coronavirus Litigation: The Week In Review

A federal court for the first time decided a COVID-19 insurance coverage case on the merits, ruling against a policyholder, while Amazon says workers are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic for workplace reforms, and a coalition of states is suing the U.S. Department of Education over a new rule it says will unfairly limit public schools' access to coronavirus relief funding.

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DEALS

Real Estate Rumors: Ivy Realty, Rick Cavanaugh, Miami-Dade

Ivy Realty has reportedly paid $13.25 million for a Miami freezer warehouse, developer Rick Cavanaugh is said to be hoping to sell an Illinois apartment building for $75 million, and the Urban League of Greater Miami is reportedly hoping to get $2.1 million in financing from Miami-Dade County for an affordable housing project.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

CARES Act Bankruptcy Litigation Raises Chevron Questions

While most bankruptcy courts have deferred, under the Chevron doctrine, to the Small Business Administration's decision to exclude bankrupt borrowers from the Paycheck Protection Program, the agency's rules appear to be shortsighted and misguided, says attorney Richard Corbi.

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6 Considerations When Shopping For Legal Tech Software

When evaluating the vast range of legal technology options available today, law firms will want to make sure that firm intellectual property and client data stored in the software are encrypted, isolated, protected through backups and in compliance with the ever-growing list of data regulations, say Eric Tucker and Dorna Moini at Documate.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Feature

The Firms That Won Big At The Supreme Court

Supreme Court oral arguments are always a high wire act. This term, a global pandemic, a docket of hot-button cases and an experiment with remote technology took the challenge to new heights. Here’s a look at the law firms that argued the most, and how they fared.

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Feature

The Majority Of One: How Roberts Is Shaping The Court

The 2019 term has removed all doubt: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. is the power broker on the U.S. Supreme Court. But unlike past swing justices, the nation's top jurist puts the reputation of the court before his own conservative instincts and is willing to compromise when he needs to.

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Feature

Breaking Down The Vote: The High Court Term In Review

A docket packed with divisive cases. Experiments in remote oral arguments. Defining moments for the court’s new swing justice. Here, Law360 takes a data dive into the numbers behind this historic court term, when the unexpected reigned supreme.

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Firms Wanted PPP Money, But Will It Prevent More Cuts?

Law firms accounted for a large portion of the recipients of federal bailout funds designed to save small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, but some observers speculate that, for a number of those shops, the funds won't be enough to prevent future cuts if COVID-19 continues to drag down the market.

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Law Firm Leaders' 3 Biggest Worries For The Rest Of 2020

After a wildly tumultuous first half of 2020, law firm leaders are now preparing to take on whatever the second half of the year has in store. Here, leaders share their biggest worries for the remaining six months of the year.

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Brown Rudnick IP Litigation Team Leaves To Start New Firm

The head of Brown Rudnick LLP's patent litigation practice has decamped with his team and clients in tow to launch his own firm in New York City, walking away with virtually all of Brown Rudnick's Manhattan-based patent litigation group.

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Miller Canfield Lays Off Attorneys Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC has instituted layoffs and furloughs of attorneys and other employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports.

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NY Bill Would Suspend Two-Fail Bar Exam Rule For Pandemic

New legislation would allow New York public defender and government law graduates who have twice failed the bar exam to continue to practice under supervision for the duration of the state's ongoing coronavirus state of emergency.

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Chicago Federal Court Extends Remote Hearings To Mid-Sept.

The Northern District of Illinois' latest COVID-19 safety order entered Friday extends remote hearings into mid-September and keeps an early August target date for jury trials to resume, and the court's two clerk's offices will reopen to the public on Monday.

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LA Labor Partner Accused Of Sexually Harassing Associate

The head of the labor and employment practice at Los Angeles-based law firm Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs APLC is facing allegations he engaged in an extended campaign of "creepy" behavior toward an associate that peaked with a "nightmarish" incident during a work trip overseas.

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DOJ's DuCharme Named Acting US Attorney For EDNY

U.S. Department of Justice official Seth DuCharme has been tapped as acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Friday, replacing Richard Donoghue, who is in turn taking DuCharme's old job.

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Study Noting 'Racial Tension,' 'Nepotism' Shakes Philly Courts

Court leadership in Philadelphia County on Friday vowed to take action following the release of a damning report from an outside consultant detailing "a culture of nepotism, mistrust and racial tension that is constantly brewing" for staff and judges alike.

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Flynn Case Paused, DC Circ. Weighing Judge's En Banc Bid

The D.C. Circuit hit the brakes Friday on a panel's recent ruling instructing a federal judge to immediately grant the government's request to end the prosecution of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn as the full appeals court considers whether to rehear the matter.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

A new survey showed that corporate counsel are divided on whether they think recent work-from-home adjustments will continue or be reversed once the pandemic wanes, and a separate report revealed that more attorneys are getting comfortable with litigation funding. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​

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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.

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Opinion

Let's Create An Ethical Obligation For Attys To Fight Racism

In this moment of national recognition of historical institutional racism, the American Bar Association must implement a model rule that explicitly declares efforts to fight racism and advance equality to be a matter of attorneys' ethics and professional conduct, say Marc Firestone at Philip Morris International and David Douglass at Sheppard Mullin.

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Podcast

Law360's Pro Say: Absolutely (Not) Immune

The U.S. Supreme Court ended its term with a bang this week, rejecting President Donald Trump's claim that he was absolutely immune to a subpoena for his financial records by New York state prosecutors who are pursuing a criminal investigation.

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Client Says Hagen Berman Pulled Fast One On Special Master

A Minnesota woman told a Pennsylvania federal court that Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP used clients' protected information as "a sword and a shield" to hide its alleged wrongdoing in its report provided to a special master, who was investigating the firm's bid to drop clients suing GlaxoSmithKline and others for birth defects caused by thalidomide.

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COMPANIES

Abbott

Airbnb Inc.

Amazon.com Inc.

American Bar Association

Apple Inc.

Association of Corporate Counsel

Booking.com BV

Brooklyn Law School

CITGO Petroleum Corp.

Carnival Corp. & PLC

Cato Institute

Center for Justice

Chevron Corp.

Cincinnati Financial Corp.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Comcast Corp.

Encore Boston Harbor

Facebook Inc.

Fordham University

General Electric Co.

Getty Images Inc.

Gold's Gym International Inc.

Google Inc.

Harvard University

Infinite Global

International Business Machines Corp.

JBS SA

Lake Whillans

Landry's Restaurants Inc.

Legal Services NYC

Live Nation Entertainment Inc.

Lucky Brand Dungarees Inc.

Major League Baseball Inc.

Mazars LLP

Microsoft Corp.

Natural Resources Defense Council

New York Yankees

Omni Hotels Corp.

Pepco Holdings Inc.

Philip Morris International Inc.

Sanofi-Aventis

Spotify Technology SA

StubHub Inc.

Tenneco Inc.

The Brattle Group Inc.

Trump Organization Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Waze Mobile Ltd.

Wynn Resorts Ltd.

iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc.

LAW FIRMS

Anderson Lehrman

Arnold & Porter

Baker McKenzie

Bernstein Litowitz

Beveridge & Diamond

Boies Schiller

Brown Rudnick

Buckley Beal

Cohen Milstein

Colson Hicks

Consovoy McCarthy

Day Pitney

Debevoise & Plimpton

Dorsey & Whitney

Duane Morris

Edelson PC

Fish & Richardson

Fisher Phillips

Foley Hoag

Friedman & Feiger

Genova Burns

Ghidotti Berger

Gibson Dunn

Goldstein & Russell

Goodwin

Gupta Wessler

Hagens Berman

Harvey & Binnall

Hodgson Russ

Hogan Lovells

Holland & Knight

Hughes Hubbard

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Ivie McNeill

Jenner & Block

Jones Day

Jones Walker

Kelley Drye

Kelley Kronenberg

Kessler Topaz

Kirkland & Ellis

Kline & Specter

Labaton Sucharow

Latham & Watkins

Lieff Cabraser

Margol & Margol

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will

McKool Smith

Meilman Costa

Mike Scott Law

Milberg Phillips

Miller Canfield

Morgan Lewis

Nixon Peabody

Norton Rose

Nutter McClennen

O'Melveny & Myers

Pietragallo Gordon

Pomerantz LLP

Pryor Cashman

Reed Armstrong

Reed Smith

Rivkin Radler

Schiff Hardin

Sheppard Mullin

Sidley Austin

Simpson Thacher

Skadden

Stern Tannenbaum

Stroock & Stroock

Thompson Coe

Tucker Law Group

Vedder Price

Weil Gotshal

Wilkinson Walsh

Williams & Connolly

WilmerHale

Wilson Sonsini

Winston & Strawn

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

European Commission

European Union

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Federal Trade Commission

Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Montana Department of Revenue

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Ohio Supreme Court

Small Business Administration

Texas Supreme Court

U.S. Army

U.S. Attorney's Office

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Supreme Court