The Eleventh Circuit on Friday largely affirmed a decision tossing litigation alleging a conspiracy between Marathon, Florida, and city officials to try to discourage the sale of a liquor store and cocktail lounge, concluding that most of the allegations were rightfully dismissed, but one isn’t yet ripe for review.
The launch of bitcoin futures trading will likely pave the way for broader market acceptance of cryptocurrencies as investment products, experts said Monday, volatility risks notwithstanding.
The National Labor Relations Board said Monday that its judges can sign off on partial settlement proposals even if the agency’s general counsel and the charging party in a given case object, restoring the board’s “reasonableness” settlement standard in the Trump board’s first reversal of Obama-era policy.
The American Bar Association has urged the U.S. Department of Justice to place an emphasis on diversity when seeking recommendations for nominees to serve as U.S. attorneys, warning that a lack of diversity in the legal profession could erode public confidence in the justice system.
The finance chiefs of Europe's five largest economies on Monday warned U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and other U.S. leaders that provisions of the Republican tax bills could be at odds with World Trade Organization rules, break double-taxation agreements, constitute unfair trade practices and hurt international banking and insurance.
The Ninth Circuit’s chief judge said Monday the court would be “absolutely flooded with appeals” if it sided with the U.S. Department of Justice and reversed an Oregon federal judge's ruling that gave 21 children a green light to sue the executive branch for allegedly endangering them and future generations with policies that contribute to climate change.
A federal judge on Monday granted Special Counsel Robert Mueller's request that Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. be required to preserve the value of a life insurance policy for indicted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his wife.
Several telecommunications organizations asked the Ninth Circuit on Friday to review the Federal Communication Commission’s recent move to speed the transition from copper to fiber optic networks, arguing that the decision is “arbitrary” and may violate federal laws.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Monday released recommended rules that would require tax advisers and planners to disclose if they are marketing structures or “schemes” to avoid new global reporting rules that prohibit tax evasion.
A program designed to block fraudulent tax refunds is paying off for Pennsylvania, bringing in nearly $30 million in its first year.
Environmentalists have sued the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, alleging the agency has failed to publish regulations for accidental chemical-release reporting as required by the Clean Air Act.
A decision in the bombshell dispute between the European Union and China regarding the treatment of Beijing in anti-dumping cases has been delayed to the second half of 2018, the World Trade Organization said Monday, citing a lack of personnel on hand to weigh the case.
The European Commission on Monday introduced a set of procedures aimed at simplifying the refund process for cross-border investors that are hit with a withholding tax twice, noting that the current repayment system’s complexity costs businesses €8.4 billion ($9.9 billion) a year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday that it wouldn’t change course on any decisions challenged in a suit from the state of Maine over the agency’s tightening of water quality standards for tribal waters.
A dozen states and the AFL-CIO threw their support behind the city of Seattle on Friday, telling the Ninth Circuit that a local ordinance allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize should be upheld because it’s covered by state-action immunity and doesn’t violate federal antitrust law.
A group of refugees and immigrants and a social services organization on Friday amended a putative class action in California federal court to challenge President Donald Trump’s third travel ban, saying it is yet another attempt to target Muslims.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to review a California appellate court decision that claims under the state's Private Attorneys General Act cannot be arbitrated, effectively rejecting arguments that the Federal Arbitration Act preempted state labor laws like PAGA that disfavor arbitration.
The U.S. Department of Defense will allow transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, after a Washington, D.C., federal judge on Monday refused to halt an injunction against the Trump administration’s efforts to stop transgender troops from serving.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a Fifth Circuit decision that held that evidence from a Form I-9, or worker eligibility document, can be used against an immigrant in removal proceedings, not just in criminal proceedings.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer addressed the World Trade Organization’s Ministerial Conference in Argentina on Monday, with relatively kind words for the multilateral trading system while reiterating his call for big changes to the WTO.
Changes to the federal bankruptcy rules taking effect on Dec. 1 will likely result in Chapter 13 and other cases moving more swiftly toward confirmation, but this efficiency could be at the expense of preoccupied or otherwise lackadaisical creditors, say attorneys with Troutman Sanders LLP.
With the stated intention of promoting transparency and public participation in the process of resolving lawsuits brought against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Scott Pruitt recently issued a directive to end the “sue and settle” practices within the agency. But whether the directive will provide relief for the EPA from the policy is debatable, says Maureen Mitchell of Fox Rothschild LLP.
On the heels of the new Insurance Data Security Model Law recently adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, members of Mayer Brown explain the new law, its substantive requirements, and the takeaways for the insurance industry.
When I first argued Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court, I was told I was believed to be the youngest person ever to argue there. I was 26, says Sarah Weddington, founder of the Weddington Center.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau keeps the marketplace safe for well-behaved companies, by policing cheaters who take away sales, profits and market share from businesses that follow the rules. Why honest companies would revile the protective force that ensures their prosperity is a mystery, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
Once the dispute over appointment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director is resolved, the first task for the new interim director will be to set a new and likely very different course for the bureau. Attorneys at WilmerHale discuss a variety of policy reforms the new director should implement.
With the United States Foreign Investment Review Act recently introduced in the Senate, foreign investors, U.S. sellers and other concerned parties may soon be required to consider both the national security implications and the U.S. domestic economic impact of their proposed transactions, say attorneys with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Suppose special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation unearths evidence that falls short of the legal standard to indict but would likely be of great interest to the public and/or relevant to congressional committees. If appropriate, Mueller has several potential paths to the disclosure of the grand jury’s evidence, says Ronald Levine, head of Post & Schell PC's white collar defense group.
The deadline for foreign financial institutions to sign up with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act registration system came and went last month. While deregulatory and tax reform efforts in Washington could eventually change FATCA enforcement, for the time being, failure to be in compliance can have serious implications, say attorneys with Burr & Forman LLP.
With the holidays and end of the year in mind, Robert Falk and Michael Steel of Morrison & Foerster LLP outline what food and beverage manufacturers and sellers should know before the temporary safe harbor warning for Bisphenol A exposures under California’s Proposition 65 expires at the end of next month.