The U.S. Supreme Court's opinion finding President Donald Trump isn't immune from a New York grand jury subpoena for his tax records affirms the president isn't above the law, but continuing litigation will likely delay their release.
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Trump's Tax Battle To Continue Despite Justices' Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court's opinion finding President Donald Trump isn't immune from a New York grand jury subpoena for his tax records affirms the president isn't above the law, but continuing litigation will likely delay their release.

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SDNY Sets Deadline In Trump Tax Subpoena Case

A New York federal court Friday gave attorneys for President Donald Trump and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. until Wednesday to say whether further proceedings are necessary in the battle over Trump's tax records.

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Metlifecare Inks Revised $839M Deal With EQT Unit

Metlifecare has agreed to a revised NZ$1.28 billion ($838.91 million) takeover offer from EQT, and the New Zealand retirement community operator is dropping its lawsuit against the private equity firm, which previously sought to escape the deal because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Loeb & Loeb Helps With $89M Brooklyn BofA Loan

Bank of America has loaned $89.25 million for a residential condo property on Columbia Heights in Brooklyn, and Loeb & Loeb worked on the transaction, according to records made public in New York on Friday.

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Real Estate Rumors: Oak Street, Knightsbridge, Former Target

Oak Street Real Estate Capital has reportedly paid $51.01 million for a Florida mixed-use building, Knightsbridge Properties is said to have landed $20 million in financing for a New York condo project and a former Target in Florida could be redeveloped into apartments.

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SUPREME COURT REVIEW

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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NATIONAL

NORTHEAST

WeWork Facing Another Suit Claiming Hostile, Biased Culture

A former WeWork program manager in New York has slapped the embattled real estate company with a sexual harassment lawsuit just a day after two Black WeWork defectors accused the firm of racism.

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PACIFIC COAST

9th Circ. Says Earlier Enviro Review Covers Alaska Drill Tracts

The Ninth Circuit has upheld the U.S. Department of the Interior's expanded oil and gas lease sales on tracts of land in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, saying that a prior analysis satisfied federal environmental review requirements for the sales.

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MID-ATLANTIC

BofA Can't Appeal Failed Dismissal Of Escrow Interest Suit

A Maryland federal judge denied Bank of America's request to appeal its largely rejected bid to escape claims that it stiffed Maryland borrowers on mortgage escrow interest payments required by state law, finding that federal law does not necessarily preempt state law for national banks.

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Property Manager Seeks Exit From Mural Destruction Suit

A real estate property manager asked a Pennsylvania federal court to grant the company a quick escape from a lawsuit filed by a Pittsburgh mural artist over the destruction of his artwork.

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SOUTHEAST

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INTERNATIONAL

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

The past week in London has seen the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seek disclosure against a tech entrepreneur, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch employee target his employer in a new round of litigation, and business consulting giant Turner & Townsend sue in connection with the U.K.'s major rail project. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.

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TAX

Taxation With Representation: Simpson, Wachtell, Debevoise

In this week's Taxation With Representation, KKR snaps up financial services company Global Atlantic for $4.4 billion, Uber gobbles up food-delivery service Postmates in a $2.65 billion deal, and Blackstone takes a stake in three Hollywood studios.

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PEOPLE

Cozen Snags Calif. Real Estate Partner From Sidley Austin

Cozen O'Connor has poached a partner from Sidley Austin in a move that expands the firm's real estate bench in Santa Monica, California, Cozen announced earlier this month.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Redefining Commercially Reasonable Foreclosure Sales In NY

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing shelter-in-place regulations, mezzanine lenders will likely want to account for the changing Uniform Commercial Code landscape and recent New York state court rulings when approaching foreclosure sales and litigation, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

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How New Fla. Real Estate Remedies May Benefit Lenders

Although Florida's recently passed Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act isn't specifically intended as COVID-19 relief, it should give lenders a better framework for contemplating receivership, streamlining commercial foreclosures and protecting their interests in the looming increase in foreclosures, say attorneys at Nelson Mullins.

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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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Corporate Enviro Planning In The Black Lives Matter Era

The Black Lives Matter movement is drawing more attention to the disproportionate impacts of environmental incidents and industrial facility siting on minority populations, so companies seeking to mitigate reputational and legal risks should proactively engage communities of color in a transparent, empathetic way, say Simone Jones and Nicole Noelliste at Sidley.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

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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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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