Justice Samuel Alito's former New Jersey home is being targeted by hate mail in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision, which struck down the constitutional right to abortion.
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Justice Alito's Former NJ Home Barraged With Hate Mail

Justice Samuel Alito's former New Jersey home is being targeted by hate mail in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision, which struck down the constitutional right to abortion.

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NY Law Firm Beats Malpractice Claim In 'Doxxing' Suit

A New Jersey federal judge has tossed a legal malpractice claim by an ex-Teamster who accused his union's New York law firm of failing to properly contest his firing from the New York Daily News after a purported left-wing activist exposed his personal information on Twitter to "dox," or harass, him.

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Former Ann Taylor Execs Beat Claims Of Duping Investors

Former executives with the onetime owner of the Ann Taylor retail clothing brand defeated class claims alleging that they overstated the company's value before unveiling a roughly $1.3 billion impairment, with a New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday concluding that their "rosy" estimates did not amount to duping investors.

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POLICY & REGULATION

State AGs Press FDA To Cut Toxic Metals In Baby Food

Attorneys general from 22 states have urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to step up efforts to eliminate toxic metals in baby food, chiding the agency for missing an April deadline to propose limits for lead.

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ENFORCEMENT

CFIUS Probing Ericsson's $6.2B Vonage Buy

Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson disclosed Tuesday that national security officials are reviewing its plans to buy New Jersey-based internet phone company Vonage for an enterprise value of about $6.2 billion.

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LITIGATION

Senior Living Co. Says Insurers Stopped Paying Defense Bills

A senior living community facing a class action over the way it calculates refunds for its residents is suing its insurers in New Jersey federal court, alleging they've stopped covering in full the community's defense costs in the underlying case despite having done so for years.

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THIRD CIRCUIT

3rd Circ. Casts Doubtful Eye On Auto Glass Co. In PPG IP Row

A Chinese automobile glass company that allegedly ripped off PPG Industries' aircraft windshield trade secrets appeared to have a difficult time convincing the Third Circuit on Tuesday that, despite its decision to participate in the lawsuit only after being slapped with a default judgment, PPG isn't entitled to $26 million in damages.

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PEOPLE

Constangy Opens NJ Office With Top FordHarrison Atty

Employment law firm Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP is expanding its East Coast presence by opening its second New Jersey office and bringing on former FordHarrison LLP partner Salvador Simao to oversee it.

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Gordon Rees Hires Ex-Fox Rothschild Litigator In Philly, NJ

A commercial litigation attorney specializing in consumer class action defense has moved her practice to Gordon & Rees LLP's offices in Philadelphia and New Jersey after spending nearly 13 years with Fox Rothschild LLP.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

What's At Stake In Justices' FCA Qui Tam Dismissal Review

The Supreme Court's decision next term in U.S. v. Executive Health Resources could hold that the government cannot dismiss a qui tam action in which it initially declined intervention, which would mean the government must expend more resources vetting False Claims Act cases and give relators free rein as prosecutors of their cases, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Spotlight Grows On Cipollone's Absence From Jan 6. Hearings

A firsthand account of intense anxiety among White House lawyers about criminal charges for officials coming out of Trump's "Stop the Steal" rally has put the spotlight on an empty seat at the House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Dobbs To Heap Painful Choices On Military Women, Families

For nearly 30 years, U.S. Air Force veteran Rachel VanLandingham kept secret the unusual order given to her by her commander at the remote Kunsan Air Base in South Korea. The lieutenant was to drive a female colleague to Seoul, several hours away by dangerous roads, and see her through an illegal abortion procedure.

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Breyer To Officially Step Down Thursday At Noon

Justice Stephen Breyer, a key member of the Supreme Court's liberal bloc since he joined in 1994, will officially retire from the high court at noon on Thursday as Justice-designate Ketanji Brown Jackson takes the oaths to become the 116th member of the institution.

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BREAKING: Biden Taps Del. High Court Trailblazer For 3rd Circ.

President Joe Biden nominated Delaware Supreme Court Justice Tamika Renee Montgomery-Reeves to a seat on the Third Circuit on Wednesday.

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IT Pro Was 'Stupid' To Obey Jones Day Atty's 'Burn' Order

An IT manager testified at a trial on Wednesday that he was "stupid" to comply with instructions from a senior Jones Day lawyer to destroy a secure messaging system in an alleged attempt to conceal evidence of corporate espionage from supermarket group Ocado.

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Eastman Drops Suit To Keep Cell Records From Jan. 6 Panel

Embattled former Trump attorney John Eastman has dropped his lawsuit seeking to block the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection from obtaining his cellphone records.

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Trump No Longer In Contempt In NY AG's Fraud Probe

A New York court officially cleared Donald Trump of civil contempt on Wednesday after a $110,000 fine and a flurry of sworn statements from the former president and Trump Organization employees about documents sought by the state attorney general in a fraud investigation.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Alston & Bird

Blackstone Chambers

Bond Schoeneck

Braun Kendrick

Bronstein Gewirtz

Burnham & Gorokhov

Cohen Weiss

Constangy Brooks

Duane Morris LLP

Ellis George

Foot Anstey

FordHarrison

Fox Rothschild

Gibbons PC

Giordano Halleran

Gordon & Rees

Habba Madaio

Johnson Fistel

Jones Day

Kellogg Hansen

McDermott Will

Mishcon de Reya

Morgan Lewis

One Essex Court

Pomerantz LLP

Quinn Emanuel

Reed Smith

Robbins Geller

Ropes & Gray

Seeger Weiss

Weil Gotshal

WilmerHale

Wilson Sonsini

Winegarden Haley

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Ann Inc.

Ascena Retail Group Inc.

Ericsson Inc.

Executive Health Resources Inc.

Gerber Products Co.

Getty Images Inc.

Ironshore Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

New York Daily News Co.

Ocado Ltd.

Omnicare Inc.

PPG Industries Inc.

Perrigo Co. PLC

Princeton University

Southwestern Law School

Temple University

The Linde Group

The New York Times Co.

Tronc Inc.

Trump Organization Inc.

Twitter Inc.

Vonage Holdings Corp.

Walmart Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

California Attorney General's Office

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

Delaware Court of Chancery

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Executive Office of the President

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Food and Drug Administration

New York Attorney General's Office

Texas Department of Public Safety

U.S. Air Force

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

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Justice

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

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

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

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Supreme Court