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  • November 7, 2018

    DOL Gets Support In Bid To Nix Association Health Plan Suit

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Society for Human Resource Management have thrown their support behind the U.S. Department of Labor's bid to nix a lawsuit challenging the agency's association health plan rule, saying the rule would help small-business employees have greater access to affordable care.

  • November 7, 2018

    Atty Arrested In NJ Shooting Death After Fleeing To Cuba

    A New York City attorney accused of fatally shooting the mother of his daughter in their New Jersey home has been apprehended after fleeing to Cuba, authorities said Wednesday.

  • November 7, 2018

    Feds OK Employers' Right To Skirt ACA Birth Control Mandate

    Employers that oppose the use of birth control will be able to stop paying for workers’ contraception under newly finalized regulations the Trump administration plans to publish in the Federal Register on Nov. 15.

  • November 7, 2018

    Craig Carton Guilty Of Bilking Hedge Fund To Pay Casino Tabs

    A Manhattan federal jury convicted Craig Carton on Wednesday, quickly affirming prosecutors who said the former WFAN sports talk radio host raised $4.6 million from a hedge fund for a ticket-resale venture and used most of the money to pay gambling debts.

  • November 6, 2018

    Kavanaugh Fallout Fuels GOP's Senate Expansion

    A backlash over Justice Brett Kavanaugh's bitter confirmation battle played a key role in Republicans adding to their Senate majority, as so-called “Trump state” Democrats who opposed confirmation fell to GOP challengers in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

  • November 6, 2018

    Dems Pump Brakes On Trump Agenda With House Win

    Democrats won back the House on Tuesday night and with it divided the chambers of Congress, putting them in position to step up investigations into President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and to run interference on his conservative agenda.

  • November 6, 2018

    NY Elects James, State's First Black Attorney General

    New York City Public Advocate Letitia "Tish" James became the first woman and first African-American to be elected as New York's attorney general Tuesday, putting a new leader in charge of the state's legal battles against President Donald Trump.

  • November 6, 2018

    Senate Republican Win Cements Trump's Judicial Makeover

    With Senate Republicans returning from a slew of victories at the ballot box, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks to continue a two-year project to remake the federal courts by confirming waves of conservative judges to the bench.

  • November 6, 2018

    Voting Machine Critics Tout Low-Tech Fix For Hacking Fears

    Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election pushed U.S. voting security into the spotlight, leaving officials scrambling to shore up the infrastructure before midterms. But efforts remained uneven two years later, with a number of states on Tuesday shirking the surprisingly low-tech fix touted by election-integrity experts: paper ballots.

  • November 6, 2018

    Sears Creditors Seek Probe Of Claims Involving Ex-CEO

    Creditors of Sears Holdings Corp. filed papers Tuesday seeking to initiate a New York bankruptcy court investigation into claims that company Chairman and former CEO Eddie Lampert used his hedge fund to siphon value away from the retail giant through a series of insider transactions over the years at the expense of other stakeholders.

  • November 6, 2018

    Alibaba Must Show Judge IPO Docs In Stock-Drop Suit

    Alibaba will have to show a New York federal judge nearly a dozen documents it listed on a privilege log in a securities suit over its $25 billion initial public offering, according to a Tuesday order in an ongoing fight over whether the documents should be kept secret.

  • November 6, 2018

    Chase Says Crypto 'Like Cash' In Bid To Ax Cardholder Suit

    Chase Bank has urged a New York federal judge to dismiss a proposed class action that alleges the bank improperly switched gears on customers earlier this year and started treating their credit-card purchases of cryptocurrency as cash advances without warning, arguing that its cardholder agreements didn’t actually change and that cryptocurrency is basically "like cash" anyway.

  • November 6, 2018

    Traders Ask 2nd Circ. To Revive Citibank Forex Fraud Suit

    Two Mexican foreign exchange traders asked the Second Circuit on Tuesday to revive their lawsuit claiming Citibank covertly scored more than $20 million by illegally marking up their foreign exchange spot orders without their knowledge or consent, saying the bank acted in breach of contract.

  • November 6, 2018

    Traders Ask 2nd Circ. To Take Up Libor Class Cert. Fight

    A group of exchange-based traders on Tuesday asked the Second Circuit to take up their midcase class certification fight in a suit claiming UBS AG and Rabobank deliberately modified their submissions in the Libor rate-setting process to manipulate the benchmark.

  • November 6, 2018

    Level Solar Ch. 11 Trustee Reaches Deal With Ex-Employees

    A trustee appointed to manage the Chapter 11 proceedings for Level Solar Inc. reported Tuesday that the shuttered solar panel installer has reached terms of a settlement with its terminated former employees and is working toward a consensual plan to resolve what has for months been a contentious case.

  • November 6, 2018

    Ex-JPMorgan Metals Trader Cops To 6-Year Spoofing Scheme

    A former precious metals trader at JPMorgan Chase has pled guilty in what prosecutors say was a six-year spoofing scheme that his supervisors were in on, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Tuesday.

  • November 6, 2018

    Sports Jock's Conduct A 'Frenzy Of Fraud,' Gov't Tells Jury

    A Manhattan federal jury began weighing criminal charges against Craig Carton on Tuesday after prosecutors said "overwhelming" evidence proves the former sports-radio talker tricked ticket-resale investors in a "frenzy of fraud" and used more than $4 million of the money for casino gambling tabs.

  • November 6, 2018

    Weinstein Moves To Dismiss Remaining Sex Assault Charges

    Harvey Weinstein is asking a New York state court to dismiss the remaining sexual assault charges against him, saying his indictment was tainted by police misconduct and a failure to disclose that two of his accusers contacted him after the alleged attacks.

  • November 6, 2018

    Girl Scouts Calls TM Foul On Boy Scouts' Gender Rebrand

    The Girl Scouts of the United States of America sued the Boy Scouts of America in New York federal court Tuesday, claiming that the Boy Scouts' recent decision to admit girls to its programs infringes on the former's use of the word "Scout" and removes the core gender distinction between the two organizations. 

  • November 6, 2018

    1st Circ. Bristles At Cushman Bid To Ax $1.3M Firing Verdict

    An argument that New York law protects Cushman & Wakefield Inc. from a $1.28 million jury verdict for firing an employee after he moved away was met with skepticism from a First Circuit panel Tuesday, as it suggested the worker was tricked into relocating out of state so he could be fired.

Expert Analysis

  • How Hoskins Limits Extraterritorial Sanctions Enforcement

    Kevin McCart

    The Second Circuit’s recent decision in United States v. Hoskins limits the U.S. government's ability to charge a foreign national with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This holding is equally applicable to U.S. sanctions law, say Kevin McCart and Jacquelyn Desch of Squire Patton Boggs LLP.

  • 5 More GC Tips For Succeeding As A New Associate

    Jason Idilbi

    Jason Idilbi, former BigLaw associate and general counsel of the tech startup Passport Labs Inc., returns to Law360 to share recent thoughts on best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Block Reviews 'Tough Cases'

    Judge Frederic Block

    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.

  • 8 Innovative Ways To Empower Jurors

    Christopher Campbell

    Much time and attention have been focused on improving lawyers' abilities to communicate with and persuade juries in complex trials. But it is equally important to equip and prepare jurors to become better students in the courtroom, say attorneys with DLA Piper and Litstrat Inc.

  • Medidata And American Tooling Courts Misunderstood Tech

    Joshua Mooney

    While some believe that two recent circuit court decisions — Medidata Solutions and American Tooling — represent a shift toward broadening insurance coverage for phishing attacks, the courts' imprecise interpretation of "integrity" and "instructions to" a computer system casts doubt on whether the decisions will stand, says Joshua Mooney of White and Williams LLP.

  • Cloud Computing Clearly The Future For Small Firms

    Holly Urban

    While in-house technology investments on the scale and complexity needed to compete with large firms remain cost prohibitive for small and midsize law firms, cloud-based services offer significant cost savings and productivity gains with little to no capital investment, says Holly Urban of Effortless Legal LLC.

  • Leveraging Today's Lateral Associate Market

    Darin Morgan

    With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law firms and lateral candidates throughout the recruitment process, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • Opinion

    What I Learned As Lehman's Bankruptcy Lawyer

    Andrew Rossman

    I have spent nearly 10 years fighting in court for the rights of Lehman Brothers’ creditors. This arduous legal journey has yielded insights into weaknesses in our financial system and bankruptcy laws that could allow catastrophic losses to happen again, says Andrew Rossman of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP.

  • Zaslavskiy Does Little To Encourage Clear Crypto Guidance

    Alexis Collins

    A New York federal judge's decision last week in Zaslavskiy relieves the government of a potentially significant pleading burden when bringing cryptocurrency actions, but does not encourage clarification of clear standards for application of the Howey test, say attorneys with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

  • Q&A

    Back To School: Stanford's Jeff Fisher Talks Supreme Court

    Jeffrey Fisher

    In this series featuring law school luminaries, Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher discusses his motivation for teaching, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and what the court might look like if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.