The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to wade into three employment-related cases, including one that drew a statement by four conservative justices sharply rebuking the Ninth Circuit’s view of religious activity by public school employees.
The World Anti-Doping Agency's executive committee decided Tuesday that Russia's beleagured anti-doping organization will remain certified and will not face sanctions despite missing a deadline for turning over data from a Moscow laboratory last month, according an agency statement.
Irell & Manella LLP on Tuesday welcomed a prominent trial lawyer and former litigator at Williams & Connolly LLP into the fold to focus on trials, investigations and complex commercial litigation as a partner in its Los Angeles litigation group.
New Orleans Saints fans are looking to take legal action to reverse Sunday’s overtime playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams after a controversial decision by the referees not to call a pass interference penalty late in the game may have cost the Saints a spot in Super Bowl LIII.
The estate of deceased former NFL fullback Kevin Turner, who took a lead role in concussion litigation against the league, pushed a Pennsylvania federal judge Tuesday to throw out a recommendation that its former counsel with Podhurst Orseck PA receive $775,000 for working on Turner’s behalf.
Two men must face insider trading and conspiracy charges after an Illinois federal judge on Tuesday found plausible the government's allegations they had illegally traded Life Time Fitness Inc. call options when they learned that the company was going private.
New Jersey's Senate president has urged the U.S. Department of Justice to reconsider its reinterpretation of the Wire Act, saying the new opinion threatens sports betting and online gambling in the Garden State and warning that it will spark a court fight to protect casino and tax revenues.
Former University of Arizona basketball coach Emanuel Richardson pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery before a Manhattan federal judge on Tuesday, choking up as he described how he took $20,000 from undercover federal agents to refer college ballers their way for business.
The president of Tough Mudder has assured a Massachusetts federal judge that it can pay a six-figure settlement promised to a group of runners who sued over an uprooted event, saying the company no longer plans to transfer its assets to a new corporate entity.
To Planet Fitness World Headquarters General Counsel Justin Vartanian, the biggest challenge for his industry is to motivate others to incorporate fitness into their lives. Here, he explains the benefits lawyers can gain from healthy lifestyles as the legal industry strives to reduce stigmas that surround mental health, and offers advice on how to stick to wellness-related resolutions amid demanding workloads.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Friday urged operators in the state seeking to set up mobile and online platforms to be cautious after the U.S. Department of Justice earlier the week issued an opinion finding the Wire Act, which prohibits placing wagers across state lines, applies beyond sports betting.
An Illinois federal judge on Friday certified a class of potentially thousands of youth volleyball players on claims that banned USA Volleyball coach Rick Butler concealed the fact that he had sexually abused underage athletes from customers of his clinics and camps.
The New York federal judge who presided over last year’s college basketball corruption trial has criticized the defense team's focus on the fairness of NCAA rules that prevent college players from being paid, saying in a new opinion Thursday that the “amateurism and recruitment rules were not on trial” and expert testimony on the issue could have led the jury to rule on “perceived economic unfairness.”
The last week has seen former Rabobank trader Anthony Conti sue his old employer, ArcelorMittal take Essar’s investment manager to court months after acquiring its steel business, and the managing director of AlixPartners sue a prominent Irish businessman and a British property tycoon. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
Clients of Charles Harder, who brought the invasion of privacy suit that forced Gawker Media to file for bankruptcy in 2016, discontinued two New York state court defamation lawsuits Friday against the media company's successor, Gizmodo Media Group LLC, following a noncash agreement, a Gizmodo spokesperson said.
Atlantic City's fiscal recovery may be fueled by sports betting fever and trendy hotspots along the New Jersey boardwalk, but the resort town's government and business leaders must overcome entrenched patterns of corruption and bad economic decisions in order to sustain this newfound prosperity, experts say.
An independent baseball league team owner who settled a suit with execs who allegedly cut him out of a new team deal can’t punish the league's former lawyers with $325,000 in sanctions for “vexatious” conduct, an Indiana federal court said Friday.
The operator of a minor league ballpark in Texas was thrown a curveball Thursday when a woman filed a lawsuit alleging it is liable for injuries she suffered in a fall down the park's stairs.
Retired NFL player Michael Irvin has asked the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to uphold his trademark registration for the phrase “Train Like An Animal Play Like A Beast” against a nutritional supplement company’s claims that the phrase is too similar to its own “Animal” mark.
Groups representing retailers and the franchise industry have urged the D.C. Circuit to toss a consumer's appeal of a lower court ruling that dismissed her proposed Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act class action against sports concessionaire Centerplate Inc., arguing that such suits unnecessarily threaten businesses.
Earlier this month, a California federal court denied discovery into the identification of third-party funders with a financial interest in the outcome of an underlying patent infringement action. This decision in MLC v. Micron follows a long line of well-reasoned precedent across U.S. federal courts, say Matthew Harrison and Sarah Jacobson of Bentham IMF.
The lack of minority partners comes at a high cost to firms, say attorneys at Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC, as they suggest several practical ways to tackle this problem.
Alternative dispute resolution providers have made great strides toward diversity, but recent statistics show there is still work to be done. There are certain steps ADR providers can take to actively recruit more women and minority candidates to serve as arbitrators and mediators, says James Jenkins of the American Arbitration Association.
Alternative fee agreements can help align law firm and client interests, increase efficiency and eliminate corporate extortion, among other benefits. They are the best thing to happen to the practice of law in decades, says Kelly Eisenlohr-Moul at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.
Can lawyers lead a revolution? According to "The Clamor of Lawyers: The American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession" — a slim but elegant volume by Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer — they can and they did, says First Circuit Judge David Barron.
President Donald Trump’s approach to crisis communications has changed the game enough to demand companies' consideration of a whole new set of options. John Hellerman of Hellerman Communications and Bill Pittard of KaiserDillon PLLC discuss whether corporations can successfully use similar tactics.
Lawyer-directed nonrecourse litigation funding is more likely to protect a lawyer's exercise of independent professional judgment than traditional means of litigation finance, and furthermore enables worthwhile cases that otherwise could not be funded, say Peter Jarvis and Trisha Thompson of Holland & Knight LLP.
Contrary to what the New York City Bar Association concluded in an ethics opinion last year, lawyer-directed nonrecourse commercial litigation funding does not violate New York rules on sharing fees with nonlawyers, say Peter Jarvis and Trisha Thompson of Holland & Knight LLP.
While many of us were winding down 2018 focused on the holidays, the U.S. Department of Justice and other financial industry regulators were busy delivering a flurry of messages about anti-money laundering compliance, say attorneys with King & Spalding LLP.
Law firms should redesign the vetting process for lateral candidates so it directly addresses sexual harassment and assault issues, says Howard Rosenberg of Decipher.