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  • January 14, 2019

    Trump's ACA Birth Control Rules Blocked Nationwide

    A Pennsylvania federal judge issued a nationwide injunction Monday blocking Trump administration carveouts to the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate from taking effect, one day after a court in California blocked the same ACA exemptions in 13 states and the District of Columbia.

  • January 14, 2019

    Med Tech Co.'s Jurisdiction Appeal Is Improper, Judge Says

    A Philadelphia County judge has told a Pennsylvania appeals court to shut down a medical device distributor appeal of his jurisdiction decision in a mass tort program over allegedly defective vein filters, saying the appeal is precluded by state law.

  • January 14, 2019

    Rail Gear Workers Say No Market Needed For No-Poach Suits

    Former Knorr-Bremse AG and Wabtec Corp. employees blasted the rail equipment suppliers Friday in Pennsylvania federal court for trying to duck consolidated cases in multidistrict litigation over deals not to poach each other's workers, arguing no market need be identified to challenge agreements that were illegal on their face.

  • January 14, 2019

    NJ Takes PennEast Pipeline Land Grab Fight To 3rd Circ.

    New Jersey officials on Friday said they would appeal to the Third Circuit a New Jersey federal judge's ruling that developers of the $1 billion PennEast gas pipeline can immediately seize more than 100 Garden State properties, including state-owned land, along the project's route.

  • January 14, 2019

    Judge Sides With Temple In Campus Cop Discrimination Row

    Two former Temple University Police officers had most of their claims against the university and their supervisors thrown out Friday by a Pennsylvania federal judge who’d refused to recuse himself for being an alumnus, but can keep pursuing allegations their due-process rights were violated.

  • January 14, 2019

    Pharma. Co. Egalet's Ch. 11 Confirmed In Delaware

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Monday approved pharmaceutical company Egalet Corp.'s Chapter 11, just a little more than two months after the company entered bankruptcy citing shifts in the abuse-deterrent drug market and announcing plans to acquire four anti-inflammatory drugs from another company to boost revenue.

  • January 14, 2019

    4 Firms Assist On Merger Creating $4.2B Data Science Biz

    Churchill Capital Corp. and private equity-backed Clarivate Analytics have agreed to merge and create a single company with an enterprise value of about $4.2 billion that will be publicly listed, in a deal guided by Blank Rome LLP, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP and Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • January 11, 2019

    The Firms That Dominated In 2018

    Law360's top four Firms of the Year notched a combined 32 Practice Group of the Year awards after successfully securing wins in bet-the-company matters and closing high-profile, big-ticket deals for clients throughout 2018.

  • January 11, 2019

    Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2018 Practice Group of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.

  • January 11, 2019

    Bon-Ton Can't Confirm Ch. 11 Plan, Seeks Case Dismissal

    Defunct department store chain Bon-Ton Stores Inc. has asked a Delaware bankruptcy court to dismiss its case and let the company dissolve now that its remaining stock has been liquidated after a $775 million April buyout.

  • January 11, 2019

    Logistics Co.'s No-Hire Clause Invalid: Pa. Appeals Court

    A Pittsburgh logistics company can't enforce part of a contract that bars a shipping company from hiring its employees, in part because its business interests are already protected by another clause barring the shipper from poaching its customers, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled in a precedential opinion Friday.

  • January 11, 2019

    Consumers In All 50 States Sue Marriott Over Data Breach

    A total of 176 plaintiffs from all 50 U.S. states have filed suit against Marriott International Inc. in Maryland federal court following its recent announcement that attackers in a 2016 data breach swiped about 5.25 million passport numbers left unencrypted by the Starwood Hotels unit's guest reservation system.

  • January 11, 2019

    Pa. Atty Arrested Again On Suspicion Of Stealing From Clients

    A suburban Philadelphia attorney has been arrested a third time in connection with accusations that he pilfered money, some $8,000 from clients he represented in the latest set of charges, prosecutors announced on Friday.

  • January 11, 2019

    Pa. DEP Weighs Appeal Of Sunoco Gas Plant Permit Decision

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said Friday it was considering appealing a decision finding that it failed to subject a Sunoco LP natural gas plant outside of Philadelphia to strict enough emissions scrutiny as it weighed a string of permits for the facility.

  • January 11, 2019

    11 AGs Tell NLRB Not To Narrow Joint Employment Standard

    A coalition of attorneys general from 10 states and the District of Columbia urged the National Labor Relations Board on Friday not to revert to its past definition of a "joint employer," saying the move would weaken workers' ability to organize and hold their employers accountable.

  • January 11, 2019

    NFL Concussion Firms Seek $3.2M From Common Fund

    Seeger Weiss LLP has asked the Pennsylvania federal court overseeing the NFL concussion settlement to distribute $3.2 million from a common benefit fund to pay itself and a handful of other firms for their work on class-related matters, with Seeger Weiss itself requesting $2.7 million.

  • January 11, 2019

    Health Hires: Lewis Brisbois, Pierce Bainbridge, Bradley Arant

    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP, McGuireWoods LLP, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Dentons and King & Spalding LLP are the latest firms to add new health and life sciences talent to their ranks.

  • January 11, 2019

    E-Signing Bound Kaplan Student To Arbitration, 3rd Circ. Says

    A Kaplan University student consented to an arbitration agreement when she signed up for online classes, even if she electronically signed the enrollment packet and did not notice the arbitration clause within it, a Third Circuit panel ruled Thursday.

  • January 10, 2019

    Sandusky Victim Tells Court To Allow Penn State Fraud Trial

    An alleged victim of convicted sex offender and onetime Pennsylvania State University football coach Jerry Sandusky who is seeking to undo a settlement with the school fired back at the university's sealed summary judgment motion, arguing in state court Wednesday that his suit cannot be dismissed before a trial determines if the settlement is valid. 

  • January 10, 2019

    What All Attorneys Need To Know About The Shutdown

    As the government shutdown drags on, Law360 is compiling answers to some of the most pressing questions on attorneys' minds.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    A Call To Permit Judicial Substitution In MDL Proceedings

    Doug Smith

    While several proposed changes to multidistrict litigation procedures may be warranted and appropriate, consideration should be given to a modest modification of the judicial selection process, says Doug Smith of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

  • Guest Feature

    Judge Weinstein On Activism, Gobbledegook, Going Robeless

    Judge Jack Weinstein

    Judge Jack Weinstein has served in the Eastern District of New York for over half a century. White and Williams LLP attorney Randy Maniloff visited his Brooklyn office to find out what makes the 97-year-old jurist tick.

  • Top 10 SALT Stories Of 2018: Part 4

    Metisse Lutz

    In the final installment of their four-part series, attorneys at Grant Thornton LLP look at two of the year's SALT incentive "megadeals" and review an Illinois Supreme Court decision that resolved uncertainty surrounding a statutory property tax exemption and may prove instructive for other jurisdictions.

  • What To Expect From Technology-Assisted Review In 2019

    Thomas Gricks

    2018 will be remembered as a transition year for technology-assisted review, and 2019 will likely see a continued focus on how we use TAR, with refinement and expansion across the board, says Thomas Gricks of Catalyst Repository Systems LLC.

  • Top 10 SALT Stories Of 2018: Part 3

    Chuck Jones

    In part three of this four-part series, Grant Thornton LLP attorneys continue discussing important recent SALT developments, including challenges to Michigan's and Texas' attempts to limit allowable deductions from their tax base, the continued uncertainty surrounding state sales factor sourcing and how some municipalities fared in efforts to levy tax to fund special initiatives.

  • Top 10 SALT Stories Of 2018: Part 2

    Lori Stolly

    Last year saw implementation of 2017's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a significant overhaul of the federal income tax system. In part two of this four-part series, attorneys at Grant Thornton LLP take a look at how states have been reacting to the changes.

  • 2019 Will Bring More Good News For Litigation Finance

    Alan Guy

    Last year saw another round of year-over-year growth in litigation finance, as debates shifted from whether it should be permitted to how it can best be managed. The exciting news, says Alan Guy of Vannin Capital PCC, is that 2019 seems likely to bring more of the same.

  • Why More Law Firms Will Embrace Remote Work In 2019

    Tomas Suros

    Leveraging technology in a fiercely competitive market is a key factor driving law firms toward technology adoption in 2019, as they face growing demand from legal talent and clients for the ability to connect, access and control information whenever and wherever needed, says Tomas Suros of tech provider AbacusNext.

  • Top 10 SALT Stories Of 2018: Part 1

    Jamie Yesnowitz

    After a year in which state and local tax professionals experienced a veritable Super Bowl and Olympics in the form of South Dakota v. Wayfair and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it is a good time to reflect on how much things have changed, say attorneys at Grant Thornton LLP.

  • 5 Most-Read Legal Industry Guests Of 2018

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    Law360 guest authors weighed in on a host of key legal industry issues this year, ranging from in-house tips for success and open secrets about BigLaw diversity to criticisms of the equity partnership and associate salary models. Here are five articles that captured the most attention.