A Washington, D.C., federal court ordered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to improve access to counsel at an Arizona detention facility, saying the facility appears to have completely blocked attorneys' access to detainees.
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DC Court Orders Better Legal Access At Ariz. ICE Center

A Washington, D.C., federal court ordered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to improve access to counsel at an Arizona detention facility, saying the facility appears to have completely blocked attorneys' access to detainees.

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Gov't Denies It's 'Not Playing Ball' On Remote Hearings

The federal government has rebuffed a claim by the American Immigration Lawyers Association that it is "not playing ball in a serious way" to provide a remote option for immigration hearings, saying the group was the uncooperative party.

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DHS Says 1K Children Separated From Families Not Reunited

Nearly 1,000 of the 5,636 children separated from their guardians at the southern border still have not been reconnected with family, according to a Thursday report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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ENFORCEMENT

Landscaping Co. Barred From H-2B Program For Denying Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor has banned a Denver landscaping company from hiring workers on H-2B visas for five years for denying overtime pay to foreign workers it employed through the program.

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ADMINISTRATIVE DISPUTES

Foreign Labor Cert. Bids Revived Over DOL Mail, Email Errors

A U.S. Department of Labor appellate board has revived foreign employee sponsorship bids of three companies, saying department officers wrongly denied their applications over documents that never reached company email inboxes or were misplaced by the U.S. Postal Service.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Navigating DOJ's Fresh Focus On Criminal Monopoly Charges

For the first time in nearly 45 years, the U.S. Department of Justice has brought criminal charges for violations of Section 2 of the Sherman Act in two very different cases, displaying a renewed willingness to level criminal charges for price-fixing or other coordination under both Sections 1 and 2, say attorneys at Foley & Lardner.

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Litigators Should Approach AI Tools With Caution

Artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT hold potential to streamline various aspects of the litigation process, resulting in improved efficiency and outcomes, but should be carefully double-checked for confidentiality, plagiarism and accuracy concerns, say Zachary Foster and Melanie Kalmanson at Quarles & Brady.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Legal Industry Continued Job Growth In January

Despite recession worries and law firm layoffs, employment in the legal industry is continuing to grow, with the sector adding 2,400 jobs in January, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Gilstrap, Albright May Be Overruled More In Non-Patent Cases

A patent-heavy docket like the ones managed by U.S. District Judges Alan Albright and Rodney Gilstrap may lead them to render lower-quality decisions in non-patent cases than their counterparts, according to new research out of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

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Girardi Thefts A Tough Lift For Client Restitution Funds

In recent years, the legal business has seen some ambitious liars, grifters and embezzlers — and the ripped-off victims left in their wake. But the scale of Los Angeles lawyer Thomas Girardi's alleged theft promises to surpass the financial limitations of client restitution funds.

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Live Nation Brings On Antitrust Litigator From Latham

A longtime antitrust adviser to Live Nation who began his relationship with the company in 2009 during its merger with Ticketmaster has retired from Latham & Watkins LLP and accepted the role of executive vice president for corporate and regulatory affairs at the entertainment company.

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Virtual Immigration Hearing Denials Improper, NJ Judge Rules

U.S. District Judge John Vazquez ruled Friday that the Newark Immigration Court has breached a stipulation requiring immigration judges there to issue timely, reasoned rulings on attorney motions for remote hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

A new report found that corporations around the world face increased expectations for good governance in the wake of the pandemic and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation that would severely limit the ability of employers to enforce noncompete pacts. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.

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

The past week in London has seen the Financial Conduct Authority hoping to put care home Ponzi schemes to bed in separate claims against Lupton Fawcett, a law firm in Leeds, and a social care group, MBi; oil giant Shell in a sticky situation in a claim over pollution in two Nigerian communities; and Plexus Law's former boss suing the personal injury firm in a commercial contracts claim.

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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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Pro Say: Using Bankruptcy To Duck Mass Torts Is Now Harder

This week, the Third Circuit ruled that Johnson & Johnson can't use the controversial "Texas two-step" maneuver to spin off the billions of dollars in talc liability it's facing. The appellate court held that the talc unit's bankruptcy should've been tossed because the company is clearly not in financial distress and the bankruptcy petition wasn't filed in good faith. 

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​​​​​​​Ex-Eisner Atty Says Get His Name Out Of Court Fraud Suit

An ex-Eisner LLP attorney urged a California judge Friday to strike "gratuitous" allegations that he aided a fraud on the court and remove them from Orion Telescopes & Binoculars' lawsuit against his client, saying Orion decided to "splatter and vomit my name" across the complaint for lawfully representing his client.

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Ohio Judge Hit With $1.1M Verdict For Firing Jewish Staff Atty

A federal jury in Cincinnati on Friday delivered a verdict worth more than $1.1 million against an Ohio judge accused of firing his Jewish staff attorney and magistrate because she wanted to take off time during the High Holidays.

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