Miami Beach urged the Florida Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s decision blocking the city’s proposed minimum wage increase, saying the ordinance is allowed under an amendment to the state constitution that "irreconcilably conflicts" with a previous Sunshine State law barring cities from adopting their own wage floors.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved a provisional order establishing Chapter 15 protections on Ontario-based flooring company Kraus Carpet Inc.'s U.S. assets as the company pursues a bankruptcy sale in Canada.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP continued a trend of growth in its Chicago office with the recent addition of a former Cheng Cohen LLC franchise law specialist to the firm’s litigation department.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it plans to crack down on the use of e-cigarettes by minors, sending more than 1,300 warning letters and fines to retailers who sold to youths and giving five manufacturers 60 days to come up with plans to keep their products out of children’s hands.
Caught in a whirlwind of firm dissolutions and layoffs, thousands of associates were thrust into one of the worst job markets in history a decade ago. While some have rebounded, others are still feeling the lingering effects of the financial crisis on their careers.
Streaming device company TickBox LLC agreed Tuesday to pay $25 million to end a California federal court suit from Universal, Amazon and other content-creating giants who claim the company is encouraging customers to infringe their copyrighted material "with a wink and a nod."
A California federal judge ruled Tuesday that an arbitrator should decide if arbitration is the right course for a putative class action from a woman claiming that Shutterfly Inc.’s advertising on Groupon is deceptive, finding that this course of action is laid out in Shutterfly’s agreement.
A California federal judge on Monday cut online vehicle auction business Copart Inc.'s $20 million trial award on negligence claims against a software consulting firm to a maximum of $9 million, finding the companies' contract limits Copart's damages to what it already paid the software company.
An unsecured noteholders group in the Nine West Holdings Chapter 11 case told a New York bankruptcy court Monday that it has been told the company has offered to settle any estate claims against Sycamore Partners and KKR Capital Management for $470 million.
Ontario-based flooring company Kraus Carpet Inc. is seeking Chapter 15 recognition in Delaware after filing for bankruptcy in Canada on Monday with roughly $180 million in debt, citing a downturn in the carpet manufacturing industry.
Toys R Us asked a Virginia bankruptcy judge to bar a Hong Kong retail company from moving ahead with its arbitration over the sale of the toy company's Asian business activities until its restructuring is done, saying the proceeding threatens to "upend" its plans to reorganize.
Edmunds.com Inc., a company that helps prospective buyers find cars, has slapped rival auto sales website CarSaver Inc. with a trademark suit in a Texas federal court, saying it stole its logo and slogan after partnering with Walmart Inc.
Easton Diamond Sports LLC can't strike out a proposed class action alleging it mislabels the weights of its expensive bats, the customer leading the suit has told a California federal court, saying the mere fact that he paid $160 for a "virtually useless" bat gives him standing to sue and should defeat Easton's motion to dismiss.
A litigator with expertise in real estate, construction and retail matters has left his partnership post at Troutman Sanders to join Greenberg Traurig LLP as a shareholder in its Orange County office, according to an announcement by the firm.
AutoZone Inc. and S.A. Gear Inc. urged an Illinois federal judge to turn down a request from a proposed class of their customers to dismiss a suit over allegedly defective car parts on Monday, saying the customers are looking for a new judge after losing on class certification.
Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Co. on Tuesday said it has inked a deal to merge its European retail operations with Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH and to form a German real estate joint venture with the German department store chain’s owner Signa Retail Holdings.
The Seventh Circuit on Monday upheld a win for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its Title VII suit alleging that Costco Wholesale Corp. failed to protect a female worker from a customer's harassment, also holding that the lower court should have considered back pay for her unpaid medical leave.
The legal industry has shown some caution in rebuilding its pool of associates after the dramatic layoffs of thousands during the last recession. But have firms done enough to survive the next?
Britain’s market oversight tribunal trimmed a U.K. sports equipment maker’s fine over its ban on retailers reselling its gear online to £1.25 million ($1.62 million), but denied the manufacturer’s appeal of a finding that its policy had illegally hindered competition, according to a ruling.
A San Jose dealership asked the Ninth Circuit on Monday to overturn decisions ending two lawsuits it filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, one alleging the company coerced it into paying increased rent, and another alleging the automaker hurt local competition by offering better incentives to rival dealerships.
On July 24, a Ninth Circuit panel applied textualist reasoning in Young v. Hawaii to secure a right for individuals to carry firearms in public. To end the gun epidemic — demonstrated in Chicago recently with 74 people shot in one weekend — it’s past time to turn a spotlight on the root cause: legal carelessness and oversights of text, says Robert W. Ludwig of the American Enlightenment Project.
It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.
California’s Proposition 64 legalized recreational cannabis, but set a deadline of July 1, 2018, for cannabis products to be tested for a range of toxic substances. Since then, one in every five pot samples have failed required testing, posing big challenges for the industry, says Oren Bitan of Buchalter PC.
As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.
Although commonly associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology can also be implemented to modernize international supply chains, which currently suffer from voluminous documentary requirements, layers of middlemen and immense regulation, say James Ton-that and Ravi Soopramanien of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
The Second Circuit's recent ruling in Anderson News v. American Media clarifies the application of summary judgment standards in antitrust conspiracy cases, including with respect to how record and expert evidence is analyzed, say George Gordon and Thomas Miller of Dechert LLP.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be — feminist icon, brilliant jurist, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend. Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.
One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.
As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.
I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.