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  • May 29, 2018

    Reform Or Retreat? UK Firms Eye Next Steps On Pay Data

    U.K. law firms have come up with numerous approaches to a new requirement for disclosing gender pay gap information, and the ensuing PR storm is pushing them in conflicting directions.

  • May 29, 2018

    How Women Are Changing The Law Firms They Lead

    Female law firm leaders have scraped their way to the top. Now they want to pull up other women, too. And this may be their toughest challenge yet.

  • May 29, 2018

    The Best Law Firms For Female Partners

    Our latest Glass Ceiling Report shows that women remain underrepresented in the legal profession, particularly at the top levels of most — but not all — law firms. Here are this year’s Ceiling Smashers, our annual ranking of the firms with the most women in the equity tier.

  • May 29, 2018

    Quicken Loans Stole Home Valuation Tech, Suit Says

    Mortgage-lending giant Quicken Loans Inc. and its affiliates surreptitiously stole real estate appraisal startup HouseCanary’s cutting-edge home valuation technology while the companies were contracted to share services under a strict nondisclosure agreement, according to a lawsuit filed in Texas federal court.

  • May 29, 2018

    8 Supreme Court Blockbusters Awaiting Decisions

    With the end of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic term just a month away, there are still a number of controversial cases awaiting decisions, touching on hot-button issues ranging from LGBT rights to public-sector unions. Here, Law360 breaks down the big-ticket items for which court watchers are eagerly on the lookout.

  • May 29, 2018

    FCC's O'Rielly Seeks Amazon, EBay Set-Top Box Crackdown

    Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has urged online retail giants Amazon Inc. and eBay Inc. to do more to combat the sale of illicit set-top boxes and other streaming devices that infringe content providers' copyrights or contain malware.

  • May 29, 2018

    Union Steps Up Suit Against Big Biz Over Facebook Job Ads

    The Communication Workers of America expanded its proposed class action Tuesday alleging Amazon, T-Mobile and "hundreds of major American employers" illegally target younger workers in Facebook job ads, adding federal age-bias claims and broadening the case's theory to target Facebook’s audience algorithm.

  • May 29, 2018

    Wilted By Drought And Debt, Nursery Business Files Ch. 11

    Flower grower and distributor Color Spot Holdings Inc. filed for Chapter 11 in Delaware bankruptcy court Tuesday, saying that after years of bad weather and sales losses it needed to make a quick all-assets sale to deal with $147 million in debts.

  • May 29, 2018

    Lord & Taylor Wants Data Breach Suit Moved From Del. To NY

    Lord & Taylor LLC has told a Delaware federal judge that a proposed class action over the retailer’s alleged failure to safeguard customer data, leading to the theft of credit card information from millions of customers, belongs in New York because it has very little connection to the First State.

  • May 29, 2018

    15 Minutes With Steve Madden's General Counsel

    Over the course of his three-decade legal career, Michael Paradise has held many roles in many different places, but his current position at Steven Madden Ltd. represents something of a homecoming. Here, he describes some of the challenges and rewards of his latest role, his transition to the fashion industry and what he admires most in outside counsel.

  • May 29, 2018

    Alibaba Sells Pharmacy Assets To Health Unit For $1.35B

    Alibaba Group on Tuesday said it has agreed to sell a trove of pharmacy assets to a health information technology unit in a $1.35 billion all-stock deal, the same day the Chinese internet and e-commerce giant said it was investing $1.38 billion in an express delivery company.

  • May 25, 2018

    Law360's Glass Ceiling Report, By The Numbers

    Our latest survey of the largest U.S. law firms again paints a bleak picture for female attorneys. Here’s our breakdown of the data from this year’s Glass Ceiling Report.

  • May 25, 2018

    Law360's Pro Say: Why Are All The Partners Still Men?

    Are you looking around your firm and still seeing a lot of men in leadership? On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast we discuss our annual Glass Ceiling report, which reveals little progress for women in the law, and we speak with Kerrie Campbell, an attorney who filed a high-profile gender bias suit against her firm.

  • May 25, 2018

    What Does Gender Parity In The Legal Industry Look Like?

    Law360 asked more than 40 women how we’ll know when the legal industry has achieved true gender parity. Here’s what they had to say.

  • May 25, 2018

    The Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys

    While the latest Glass Ceiling Report again shows only incremental growth for female lawyers in private practice, some firms are proving that building a more equitable profession is possible. Here are the law firms leading the way.

  • May 25, 2018

    Ties To Alleged Indian Bank Fraud Threaten Jewelers' Ch. 11s

    The Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of three U.S. jewelry companies owned by Indian billionaire and alleged bank fraudster Nirav Modi are in danger of being commandeered by a court-appointed trustee after the sudden resignation of a company official who is now refusing to talk about his recent communications with Modi.

  • May 25, 2018

    Ulta Stock-Drop Suit Lead Hopefuls Fight Over Who Lost Most

    Law firms hoping to lead a proposed class action over stock drops supposedly caused by Ulta Beauty Inc.'s alleged failure to disclose its selling of repackaged beauty products pounced on each other's bid for the designation Thursday, with counsel for a group of investors telling an Illinois federal judge that their clients lost more than double the two opposing movants combined.

  • May 25, 2018

    Sun Capital Accused Of Raiding Subsidiaries In RICO Scheme

    Convenience store operator GPM Investments LLC accused Sun Capital Partners Inc. on Friday in Delaware federal court of scheming to pass off $60 million in pension fund withdrawal liabilities that its subsidiary owed as part of a larger pattern of looting companies under its control for profit.

  • May 25, 2018

    US-Canada Wine Row: Contentious Notes, Uncertain Finish 

    The Trump administration on Friday asked for a World Trade Organization panel to examine its complaint against Canadian wine rules that have allegedly kept U.S. wine off grocery store shelves in British Columbia, moving the dispute to a more contentious phase after talks to settle the fight fell through.

  • May 25, 2018

    Online Thrift Store Didn't Warn Of Mass Layoff, Suit Says

    Swap.com Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in Illinois federal court Friday alleging that the online consignment and thrift store violated federal employment law by laying off nearly 200 workers without giving them proper notice.

Expert Analysis

  • Don't Misunderstand The Prop 65 Coffee Ruling

    Erika Schulz

    Press coverage of a recent high-profile Proposition 65 decision in California may prompt readers to conclude that coffee causes cancer; in fact, there was no such finding. But if the ruling stands, it could still have a big impact on coffee makers, so it is important for both consumers and companies to understand it fully, say attorneys with DLA Piper.

  • Best Practices For Building A Better Meeting

    Nicholas Cheolas

    How can we improve meetings in the legal industry, which tends to evolve with the speed of a tranquilized water buffalo mired in quicksand? Breaking it down to three phases can yield significant benefits, says Nicholas Cheolas of Zelle LLP.

  • At Wayfair Args, Justices Seem Hesitant To Overturn Quill

    Clark Calhoun

    While the justices' comments during oral argument in South Dakota v. Wayfair Tuesday indicate that the U.S. Supreme Court is divided about the appropriate response to the South Dakota law at the heart of this matter, a ruling to affirm the status quo and hold for the taxpayers would not be surprising, say attorneys with Alston & Bird LLP.

  • Where’s The Harm? NJ Justices Offer Consumer Law Insights

    Christina Sarchio

    With its decision Monday in Spade v. Select Comfort Corp., the New Jersey Supreme Court proffered some much-needed clarity on the definition of “aggrieved consumer” in assessing liability under the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act, striking yet another blow to the law’s expansive reach, say attorneys with Dechert LLP.

  • 5 Ways Law Firms Are Becoming More Like Hotels

    Bella Schiro

    One way law firms differentiate themselves from the competition to attract and retain top talent is through their real estate and workplace strategies. Taking a lead from the hospitality industry can help create a more inviting, welcoming and collaborative workspace environment, says Bella Schiro of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

  • How CPSC Late Reporting Penalty Trends Are Evolving

    Eric Rubel

    Dollar amounts of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission prelitigation settlements have increased over the past five years, as most recently shown by a record settlement with Polaris Industries for alleged reporting violations related to three recalls. But this track record has not been matched in recently litigated cases, say attorneys with Arnold & Porter.

  • Opinion

    Gorsuch's 1st Year Shows He Is A Conservative Activist

    Elliot Mincberg

    In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has proven to be a narrow-minded elitist who consistently votes in favor of corporations and the powerful, acting to roll back protections for workers, consumers, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities, says Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way.

  • Equifax Cybersecurity Ruling Heightens Risk For Companies

    Heather Egan Sussman

    The Superior Court of Massachusetts' recent Equifax decision — the first-ever court ruling on allegations made by a state attorney general in cybersecurity litigation — is notable for siding with Attorney General Maura Healey on several key issues of concern to all companies that collect personal information, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • Finance-Savvy Millennials Are Shifting Business Of Law

    Michael Perlich

    The impact of millennials has already been felt within the legal community by our eagerness to embrace new technologies. One way that we will have potentially even more impact lies in our willingness to embrace new ways of developing business and financing law, says Michael Perich of Burford Capital LLC.

  • Maximizing The Success Of 'Minimum Advertised Price' Policy

    Lesli Esposito

    "Minimum advertised price" polices are a commonplace and conceptually simple tool, but as many manufacturers and suppliers have learned, they can be challenging to implement in practice, say Lesli Esposito and Brian Boyle of DLA Piper.