A Georgia federal judge ordered Arby’s on Thursday to expand its electronic information search in litigation brought by financial institutions and consumers over a data breach, one day after agreeing to pause the patrons’ part of the dispute to give them time to finalize a settlement that has been agreed to in principle.
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Arby's Must Extend Info Search In Data Breach Dispute

A Georgia federal judge ordered Arby’s on Thursday to expand its electronic information search in litigation brought by financial institutions and consumers over a data breach, one day after agreeing to pause the patrons’ part of the dispute to give them time to finalize a settlement that has been agreed to in principle. Read full article »

NLRB Dems Fight Post-Epic Review Of Wage Suit Ruling

Republican members of the National Labor Relations Board have wiped out an April ruling that a Texas restaurant group illegally fired a worker who brought a wage suit against it, drawing objections from the board’s Democrats. Read full article »

POLICY & REGULATION

ENFORCEMENT

LITIGATION

Timeshare Co. Recklessly Disregarded FLSA, OT Suit Says

A proposed class of employees hit a Florida timeshare company with a suit Friday in Florida federal court claiming willful violations of overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act, saying the company failed to pay overtime and showed "reckless disregard" of the act's provisions. Read full article »

DEALS

Cava Mediterranean Chain Buys Zoe's Kitchen For $300M

Cava Group Inc. has acquired Zoe’s Kitchen Inc. for approximately $300 million including debt, in a deal that combines the privately held Mediterranean-style chain's 66 locations with the struggling fast-casual eatery group’s 261 for a total of 327 restaurants in 24 states, the companies said Friday. Read full article »

Loeb & Loeb Guides Morgan Stanley's $40M Loan To Fortuna

Loeb & Loeb LLP represented Morgan Stanley Private Bank NA in connection with its $40 million loan to Fortuna Realty Group LLC for a piece of vacant land on Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan that's slated to be home to a new hotel, according to records made public in New York on Friday. Read full article »

Deals Rumor Mill: Mafengwo, Marfrig, LafargeHolcim

Mafengwo wants to raise as much as $300 million in new funding, Marfrig inked a deal to sell Keystone Foods to Tyson Foods Inc. for $2.5 billion and LafargeHolcim Ltd. has earned the interest of Asian powerhouses for its Indonesian unit. Read full article »

BANKRUPTCY

Half-Built Fla. Resort's $39M Sale Gets Court Approval

A Florida bankruptcy judge signed off Friday on a $39.1 million sale of a stalled Fort Lauderdale resort partially built with $30 million from the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program. Read full article »

PEOPLE

Trump Asks For Stay Pending Appeal Of Emoluments Suit

In a bid to prevent discovery that could involve President Donald Trump's financial records, government attorneys asked a Maryland federal judge Friday to stay Maryland and the District of Columbia's suit alleging Trump's potential profit from foreign and domestic governments at Trump International Hotel violates the Constitution's emoluments clauses. Read full article »

Disney May Not Be Magical For Autistic Guests: 11th Circ.

The Eleventh Circuit revived 30 consolidated lawsuits alleging Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc. fails to properly accommodate guests with autism by making them wait for rides, ruling Friday that a bench trial should decide whether those visitors have access to the same experience as nonautistic patrons. Read full article »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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Airbnb Inc.

American Civil Liberties Union

Apple Inc.

Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.

Archdiocese of Washington

CBOE Holdings Inc.

Citigroup Inc.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Consumer Federation of America

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Epic Systems Corp.

Google Inc.

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co.

HSBC Holdings PLC

Invus Group LLC

Kelly Services, Inc.

Keystone Foods LLC

LafargeHolcim Ltd.

McDonald's Corporation

Monsanto Co.

Morgan Stanley

NBCUniversal Inc.

New York University

Panera Bread Company

Piper Jaffray Companies

Quicken Loans Inc.

Robert Half International Inc.

State Bar of California

The American Law Institute

The Bancorp, Inc.

The ERISA Industry Committee

The Walt Disney Co.

Trump Organization Inc.

Tyson Foods Inc.

Villanova University

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Worldwide Inc.

WeWork LLC

LAW FIRMS

Anderson Kill

Arias Sanguinetti

Arnold & Porter

Barnes Law Group LLC

Bartlit Beck

Boies Schiller

Butler Rubin

Cohen Milstein

Cohen Seglias

Consovoy McCarthy

DLA Piper

Doffermyre Shields

Faruqi & Faruqi

Fish & Richardson

Fox Rothschild

Genovese Joblove

Gibson Dunn

Greenberg Traurig

Gupta Wessler

Hausfeld

Hogan Lovells

Hughes Hubbard

Jomarron Lopez

Kirkland & Ellis

Kleinbard LLC

Kline & Specter

Lackey Hershman

Latham & Watkins

Latham Shuker

Littler Mendelson

Lockridge Grindal

Loeb & Loeb

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will

Meyer Darragh

Mintz Levin

Monty & Ramirez

Morgan & Morgan

Morgan Lewis

Proskauer Rose

Quinn Buseck

Quinn Emanuel

Reed Smith

Robins Kaplan

Rogers & Hardin

Ropes & Gray

Saul Ewing

Selendy & Gay

Senniger Powers

Sidley Austin

Simpson Thacher

Skadden

Stinson Leonard

Stradley Ronon

Sullivan & Cromwell

Vladeck Raskin

White and Williams

Williams & Connolly

Willkie Farr

WilmerHale

Zimmerman Reed

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

Food and Drug Administration

Internal Revenue Service

Judicial Conference of the United States

Massachusetts Legislature

National Labor Relations Board

Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Supreme Court