President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a prominent conservative law professor who serves on the Seventh Circuit, as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement on the U.S. Supreme Court — a move that could lurch the court even further to the right.
A former King & Spalding LLP partner suing Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co. for ignoring medical evidence and violating federal law by cutting off his benefits after he suffered blood and lung complications stemming from a gene mutation told a New York federal judge Friday that a settlement has been reached.
Three progressive House Democrats are proposing an 18-year term limit on future U.S. Supreme Court justices that would almost certainly temporarily expand the high court beyond nine seats, unveiling their bill as Republicans move to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
A New York federal judge on Friday grilled a lawyer representing the U.S. government on whether she should defer to Venezuelan's denunciation of the some $1.68 billion in bonds, even as she acknowledged later that it would be a "very harsh result" to deny the bondholders what they're owed.
Employers Mutual Casualty Co. scored a win in not having to cover a $5 million roof damage suit against its policyholder Siplast Inc. after a Texas federal court ruled Friday that the policy excludes property damage caused by an insured's work.
A New York City landlord's efforts to terminate the lease of Club Monaco on Broadway during the pandemic "is not only cruel considering the current environment, but illegal," the Ralph Lauren-owned retailer said in a lawsuit filed in New York state court on Thursday.
A New York federal judge appeared skeptical Friday of Fox News commentator George Murdoch's efforts to toss sexual harassment and retaliation allegations by television personality Brittany McHenry, saying there's no legal requirement for McHenry to have explicitly said "no" to her colleague's sexual advances and vulgar texts.
Bank of New York Mellon was accused of playing a "central role" in the $4 billion OneCoin cryptocurrency scam by investors in a proposed class action.
The full Second Circuit is refusing to undo a ruling that said MSNBC host Joy Reid could be sued for defamation over social media posts accusing a woman of racism, despite warnings from major news outlets that the decision will chill free speech.
The Second Circuit has ruled that a lawsuit seeking damages from Germany for atrocities and property seizures committed by its colonial authorities against Indigenous groups from southwestern Africa more than a century ago can't proceed in New York under foreign sovereign immunity law.
An investor in a $2.6 billion biopharmaceutical company that's making the first federally approved peanut allergy treatment for children alleged that the company left out key financial information in disclosures surrounding its planned sale to Nestle, contending in a New York federal court complaint that the omission makes it impossible for shareholders to properly weigh the deal.
A tearful Florida fund manager was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday for perpetrating an $18 million fraud involving sham investments in technology companies prior to their initial public offerings, avoiding a request by New York federal prosecutors for at least 14 years behind bars.
A Dime Community Bancshares Inc. investor has filed a proposed class action in Delaware federal court seeking to block the bank's planned $489 million sale to Bridge Bancorp Inc., claiming not enough information has been provided for shareholders to make an informed decision on the transaction.
An Illinois federal judge has tossed a Chicago motor company's case accusing international law firm Mishcon de Reya LLP of abandoning its trade secrets infringement suit against Nidec Motor Corp., finding the retainer agreement requires the legal malpractice case to be heard in New York.
A proposed class of investors in online microlender Qudian Inc. urged a New York federal judge Thursday to reject bids to dismiss a securities suit alleging the Chinese company hid its unfair debt collection practices, business plan and data vulnerabilities, causing its stock to tank after its initial public offering.
Wigdor LLP should be disqualified from representing a paralegal who filed defamation claims against a former Pierce Bainbridge attorney who allegedly sexually assaulted her, as the lawyer previously shared confidential information with the firm, the attorney has told a New York federal court.
Judges on a Second Circuit panel questioned arguments by President Donald Trump's attorney Friday that a Manhattan grand jury subpoena for his tax records was overbroad, though one judge suggested the possibility of narrowing the subpoena's scope.
An investor in liquefied natural gas shipping company Golar LNG has filed a putative class action claiming its artificially inflated stock prices fell following reports that the CEO of a company joint venture was named in the Brazilian anti-corruption sweep Operation Car Wash.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration improperly withheld records in response to a news organization's request for information on an IRS agent who led steroid investigations into Major League Baseball, the organization told a New York federal court.
Two precious metals dealers targeted senior citizens in an alleged $185 million fraud scheme perpetrated in part through false claims that company principals were friends with an unnamed conservative television host, according to a joint civil enforcement action filed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and 30 state regulators on Friday.
Federal prosecutors have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject former HSBC executive Mark Johnson's bid for review of his fraud conviction over a $3.5 billion trade, saying taking another party's "right to control" its own assets is a settled form of wire fraud.
The head of a financial services firm was arrested Thursday and charged in Manhattan federal court with involvement in a securities fraud scheme that scammed at least 18 investors out of about $4.4 million.
Goldman Sachs got support from Wall Street groups, former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officials, law professors and others on Thursday in its challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court of class certification in a hotly watched securities class action.
An executive at Hearst Communications mocked and demeaned older and female employees with "little more than a slap on the wrist" from his managers, according to a suit filed in New York state court by a former director who says the conditions led her to quit.
Less than two weeks before thousands of attorney hopefuls in over a dozen states are scheduled to take the bar exam remotely, technological problems ranging from trouble clicking multiple-choice options to suspicious money transfers after downloading the exam program are cropping up, suggesting a remote exam is easier said than done.
When compared with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Ohio v. American Express opinion, two recent U.K. Supreme Court rulings holding that credit card companies' payment schemes violated antitrust law suggest that corporations operating two-sided platforms are much more likely to win an antitrust case in the U.S., say Allison Gorsuch and Lauren Weinstein at MoloLamken.
As practitioners increasingly turn to dispositive motion practice within arbitration, they should be aware of the underlying authority for these motions and consider practical guidance for their use, says arbitrator and mediator Janice Sperow.
The Eighth Circuit’s recent decision to overturn a reinstatement of disability benefits in McIntyre v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance highlights claimants’ ongoing battle to mitigate the harsh impact of the arbitrary and capricious standard of judicial review for Employee Retirement Income Security Act disputes, says Mark DeBofsky at DeBofsky Sherman.
COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on business and legal considerations in student housing, including its vulnerability to development delays and the difficulty of backfilling beds, says Mitchell Poole at Cozen O'Connor.
Jessica Shpall Rosen and Keli Liu at Greenwald Doherty discuss trending pandemic-related employment law claims, and explain how companies can mitigate risk by focusing on compliance and defense strategy.
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox discusses his efforts with other state attorneys general to push federal authorities to pursue an antitrust investigation of the beef processing industry, and the importance of maintaining competitive markets and protecting consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The strategic use of amicus briefs can help an appellate court think about a case in a new way and lift an organization's own cause or reputation for legal thought, say Mark Chopko and Karl Myers at Stradley Ronon.
The recent New York and D.C. attorneys general lawsuits against the National Rifle Association show that states are aggressively policing nonprofits — including activities ordinarily monitored by federal agencies — and should put organizations on notice of regulators' enforcement priorities, say attorneys at WilmerHale.
Not every case requires more than one mediator, but engaging two mediators with different perspectives or expertise can significantly enhance the settlement process in certain disputes — and parties can choose from several co-mediation approaches, say Gail Andler and Cassandra Franklin at JAMS.
In this Law360 Diversity Snapshot series, five Black law firm leaders share their memories of breaking into BigLaw and thoughts on how to increase minority representation in the legal industry.
Arizona just became the first state to abolish an obscure ethics rule that prohibits nonlawyers from investing in law firms — a change that will lower legal service costs, encourage more innovation in the legal industry and improve access to justice, says William Marra at Validity Finance.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey explains how her office is responding to workplace safety concerns and ensuring businesses are following health directives during the pandemic, despite such enforcement being outside her office's traditional portfolio.
Attorneys are routinely immunized from malpractice actions when they represent plaintiffs pursuing claims that are not collectable, but an Illinois federal court's recent refusal to protect defense counsel in Newman v. Crane Heyman highlights inconsistency in collectability requirements, says Timothy Parilla at Palmersheim & Mathew.
Now that state-licensed lenders are allowed to conduct loan activities from home due to the pandemic, they need to optimize their remote working environments in a secure manner by leveraging third-party solutions and prioritizing cybersecurity compliance reviews, say attorneys at Buckley.
Hiring more women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community to BigLaw positions of power is the first key to making other underrepresented attorneys believe they have an opportunity for a path to leadership, says Ernest Greer, co-president at Greenberg Traurig.