The Second Circuit refused Tuesday to block states including New York from taking what the Trump administration called "wide-ranging" discovery in a fight over what motivated the addition of a controversial question about citizenship status to the 2020 census.
Law360 New York NEW YORK

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Follow Law360


White House Can't Block Discovery In Census Fight

The Second Circuit refused Tuesday to block states including New York from taking what the Trump administration called "wide-ranging" discovery in a fight over what motivated the addition of a controversial question about citizenship status to the 2020 census. Read full article »

GM Buyers Must Certify Class To Advance $1B Defect Deal

Purchasers of General Motors vehicles manufactured before the carmaker's 2009 bankruptcy, now seeking damages stemming from ignition-switch defects, must certify a class to pursue a proposed settlement that could cost the reorganized New GM $1 billion in new stock, a New York bankruptcy judge ruled Tuesday. Read full article »

Xerox Investors Say Fuji Will Pounce If Merger Stop Lifted

Counsel to Xerox Corp. shareholders urged a Manhattan trial court on Tuesday to continue blocking an abandoned merger agreement with Fujifilm Holding Corp. once valued at $6.1 billion, saying a change could give Fuji an opening to cash in on the companies' falling-out. Read full article »

2nd Circ. Flips Utica's $6.9M Asbestos Reinsurance Award

The Second Circuit on Tuesday reversed an order requiring reinsurer Clearwater Insurance Co. to shell out $6.9 million to help Utica Mutual Insurance Co. defray the cost of asbestos-related claims against a pump manufacturer, directing a lower court to assess whether Clearwater is obligated to pay for such claims and, if so, how much. Read full article »

NY AG Claims Basketball Academy Defrauded Customers

The New York attorney general announced Tuesday she has filed a fraud suit against the operators of an upstate New York basketball academy, claiming their advertised promises of top-notch instruction and facilities are blatant lies. Read full article »


NY Atty Indicted In Scheme To Bribe Homicide Trial Witness

A Queens defense attorney has been indicted in connection to his role in an alleged scheme to bribe a witness to lie during a double murder trial, an indictment unsealed in New York federal court Tuesday revealed. Read full article »


Adidas Escapes Suit Alleging Defective Running Shoes

A New York federal judge on Friday dismissed for lack of prosecution a claim that Adidas’ Springblade running shoes are defective, more than two years after he rejected an attempt to certify a class in the case. Read full article »


BMI Seeks Higher Royalty Rates For Live Concerts

Licensing group Broadcast Music Inc. filed a new case Monday in New York federal court seeking higher copyright royalties for live concerts, saying rates must keep up with a “dramatic trend” of declining record sales and booming box offices. Read full article »


Pacific Drilling Sees Ch. 11 Plan Funding Deal Go Forward

Pacific Drilling SA made headway Tuesday in its bid to reorganize in Chapter 11 proceedings, receiving New York bankruptcy court authorization to enter into a scrutinized $500 million equity commitment agreement and borrow up to $85 million in debtor-in-possession loans. Read full article »


17 AGs Back Mass. In Trump Birth Control Rules Challenge

Pennsylvania and 16 other states threw their support behind Massachusetts' First Circuit bid to revive its challenge to Trump administration rules exempting employers with moral or religious objections from providing birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Read full article »

Aetna, Benefit Seeker Both Denied Quick Win In Disability Row

Aetna Life Insurance Co. must face a suit accusing it of wrongly denying long-term disability benefits to a former executive at Four Seasons Solar Products LLC after a New York federal judge rejected two requests to wrap up the case early on Tuesday. Read full article »


Real Estate Rumors: Tenet, Elie Schwartz, Treo Group

Tenet Healthcare has reportedly landed $23.5 million in financing for a Florida surgery center project, Nightingale Properties CEO Elie Schwartz is said to have picked up a New York penthouse for nearly $18 million, and Treo Group has reportedly scored a $33 million loan for a Florida retail and restaurant project. Read full article »


3 Firms Guide WeddingWire, XO Group To $933M Marriage

Private equity-backed WeddingWire Inc. and the multimedia content publisher behind fellow online wedding service marketplace The Knot on Tuesday announced a roughly $933 million merger, in a deal guided by Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Read full article »


Robins Kaplan Snags DOJ Antitrust Veteran For NY Office

Robins Kaplan LLP has hired a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice with experience in cases ranging from arson and murder to bank fraud and criminal antitrust. Read full article »

Ex-NLRB Member Hirozawa Settles Back At Gladstein Reif

Former National Labor Relations Board member Kent Hirozawa, whose term expired two years ago, will return to Gladstein Reif & Meginniss LLP, the union and worker-side firm where he spent nearly two decades prior to joining the board, the firm announced Tuesday. Read full article »



Judging A Book: Block Reviews 'Tough Cases'

In a new, extraordinary book, "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made," 13 of my judicial brethren have courageously and dramatically humanized the judicial process, says U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York. Read full article »



How The Mueller Investigation Could Look Without Rosenstein

Uncertainty about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s future at the U.S. Department of Justice has rekindled fears about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s fate, but potential Rosenstein successors could find ways to slow Mueller down rather than outright dismantle an investigation that has already felled some of the president's associates. Read full article »

Trump Calls Kavanaugh Allegations A 'Con Game' By Dems

President Donald Trump on Tuesday abandoned a measured approach to sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, calling the matter a con cooked up by Democrats and attacking one accuser’s credibility because she “admits she was drunk.” Read full article »


4 Secrets To Ace The Interview For Your In-House Dream Job

Whether it's a yearning to have an impact on a business or ditch the pressure of billable hours, there are various reasons lawyers consider jumping to an in-house role. But making that leap, or falling flat, can hinge on a strong performance during the interview process. Here, Law360 looks at four ways attorneys can shine when interviewing with corporate decision makers. Read full article »

BigLaw Atty Sues To Get $100K Ring Back From Ex-Fiancee

A Troutman Sanders LLP associate filed suit in D.C. federal court Monday against his former fiancee, saying that she has refused to return a $100,000 engagement ring even after the engagement was called off. Read full article »

Memo In State St. Case Ties Labaton Proxy To Ark. Politician

The Massachusetts federal judge overseeing a probe of an eight-figure plaintiff fee award in the $300 million State Street class action unsealed a report Tuesday saying a Texas lawyer and a former Arkansas state senator played a "significant role" in securing the case for plaintiffs firm Labaton Sucharow LLP. Read full article »

Political Balance Needed For Fair Judiciary, Del. Tells 3rd Circ.

Delaware told the Third Circuit on Tuesday that the state's requirement for political party balance for its judiciary is a vital source of evenhandedness on a bench that grapples with many of the nation's corporate disputes, fighting a lower court's decision that the rule is unconstitutional. Read full article »

Search full listings or advertise your job opening
Law360 Pro Say Podcast

Listen to our new podcast here


Brown Rudnick


Cohen Weiss

Drinker Biddle

Finger & Slanina

Fried Frank

Gladstein Reif


Grant & Eisenhofer

Hagens Berman

Hilliard Munoz

Hinshaw & Culbertson

Hogan Lovells

Kellogg Hansen

King & Spalding

Labaton Sucharow

Lieff Cabraser

Milbank Tweed

Mintz Levin

Morrison & Foerster

Nixon Peabody

Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Weiss

Rheingold Giuffra

Robins Kaplan

Robinson & Cole

Sheppard Mullin

Sidley Austin


Stutzman Bromberg

Thornton Law Firm LLP

Togut Segal

Troutman Sanders

Wachtell Lipton

Weil Gotshal

Wilson Sonsini

Young Conaway


Adidas AG

Aetna Inc. Inc.

American Association of University Women

American Bar Association

Broadcast Music Inc.

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.

Danaher Corp.

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc.


General Motors

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

LinkedIn Corp.

Motors Liquidation Co.

New York Times Co.

New York University


Planned Parenthood Federation

RBC Capital Markets

Spectrum Equity Investors LP

Spectrum Management Holding Co.

State Street Corp.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation

The City University of New York

The State University of New York

Twitter Inc.


Utica Mutual Insurance Co. Inc.

Xerox Corporation

Yale University


Central Intelligence Agency

Federal Bureau of Investigation

National Labor Relations Board

New York Attorney General's Office

U.S. Attorney's Office

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Supreme Court

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit