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  • June 28, 2017

    DLA Offices Struggle To Get Back Online After Cyberattack

    DLA Piper is attempting to restore its phone and email systems Wednesday following the massive global ransomware attack that crippled an array of businesses and government agencies in Russia, Europe and the U.S.

  • June 28, 2017

    BREAKING: ABC Settles $1.9B 'Pink Slime' Suit Mid-Trial

    ABC said Wednesday it has reached an “amicable” settlement to end a defamation suit over its reports calling Beef Products Inc.'s beef trimmings “pink slime."

  • June 27, 2017

    Steptoe Hit With Equal Pay Act Suit By Ex-Associate

    A former Steptoe & Johnson LLP associate hit the firm with a putative class action alleging she and other female attorneys earned tens of thousands of dollars less than their male counterparts, the latest in a string of suits against major law firms alleging gender-based pay inequality.

  • June 27, 2017

    Int’l Paper Co. Inks $345M Deal In Supply-Fixing Action

    International Paper Co. has agreed to pay $354 million to settle a seven-year class action accusing it and other containerboard manufacturers of colluding to suppress supply and increase prices, according to a proposed settlement agreement filed in Illinois federal court Tuesday.

  • June 27, 2017

    Takata Gets Clearance To Launch Massive Ch. 11 Case

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge allowed embattled Takata to set the wheels in motion Tuesday for its massive global restructuring proposed to culminate with a $1.6 billion sale to competitor Key Safety Systems Inc., a case that could see a significant role played by victims of its defective air-bag inflators.

  • June 27, 2017

    Trump Rounds Out NLRB With Littler Labor Veteran

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday tapped Littler Mendelson PC shareholder William Emanuel to fill the last remaining vacancy on the five-member National Labor Relations Board, creating a Republican majority that sets the stage for the reversal of a slew of controversial Obama-era rulings.

  • June 27, 2017

    Gorsuch And Thomas Becoming Fast Friends At High Court

    In Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas seems to have found a U.S. Supreme Court justice after his own heart. The court’s newest member and its most silent one cast identical votes in case after case this year, at times taking positions deemed more conservative than those of their fellow Republican appointees on the court.

  • June 27, 2017

    5 High Court Concurrences That Read Like Dissents

    “Concurring opinion” can feel like a misnomer when a justice departs from — or downright slams — the reasoning of the majority. Here are the opinions from the latest U.S. Supreme Court term in which the biggest divisions bore the label of agreement.

  • June 27, 2017

    The Sharpest Dissents From This Supreme Court Term

    While there were fewer dissents coming from the U.S. Supreme Court during its October 2016 term than in years past, justices still managed to come up with creative disses and blistering attacks when they were on the losing side. Here, Law360 highlights the term’s top dissents.

  • June 27, 2017

    EXCLUSIVE: Downtown Los Angeles Hilton Sells For $115M

    The 430-room DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Los Angeles has sold to a foreign buyer for $115 million, Law360 has learned.

  • June 27, 2017

    Supreme Court Declines To Hear Class Action Tolling Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a case that centered on how strict the Securities Act's three-year statute of repose is, after a Monday ruling by the high court helped to clarify the same issue.

  • June 27, 2017

    Lincare Pays $20M To Resolve False Billing Probe

    Medical equipment maker Lincare will pay $20 million to settle whistleblowers’ allegations that it fraudulently billed government programs for its products and services.

  • June 27, 2017

    Qualcomm Can't Ditch FTC Antitrust Suit Over Chip Patents

    A California federal judge on Monday rejected Qualcomm's request to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission's suit claiming the chipmaker illegally used its licensing agreements' key patents to monopolize the market.

  • June 27, 2017

    EPA, Army Corps Move To Sink Clean Water Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed Tuesday to rescind an Obama-era rule defining the federal government’s permitting jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, a measure that has drawn fire from critics who say it improperly expanded the agencies’ authority.

  • June 27, 2017

    Supreme Court Denies Cert In Transocean Investor Suit

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it wouldn't hear an appeal of a Second Circuit decision that refused to revive a suit from Transocean investors who claimed they were deceived about company safety practices by the owner of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig when Transocean merged with GlobalSantaFe Corp.

  • June 27, 2017

    ACA Repeal Vote Delayed As Support Ebbs

    Republican leaders on Tuesday canceled plans to vote this week on legislation to dismantle much of the Affordable Care Act, bowing to diminished support after a damaging government report on the bill's impact.

  • June 27, 2017

    DLA Piper Hit As Global Hack Shuts Down Networks

    Global law firm DLA Piper was among the several international companies and agencies hit with a ransomware attack that spread across Europe and the U.S., taking down many of the firm's phone and email systems Tuesday.

  • June 27, 2017

    Supreme Court Will Take Up Iran Artifacts Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would take up the question of whether Persian artifacts held in Chicago museums can be seized to satisfy a $71.5 million judgment won by victims of a 1997 Hamas bombing.

  • June 27, 2017

    High Court To Hear Ch. 11 Case Over Debt Recharacterization

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a bankruptcy dispute over whether debt to finance the acquisition of a golf and residential real estate development in North Carolina was correctly recharacterized as equity after the original loan was sold in an agreement to settle a foreclosure.

  • June 27, 2017

    Tax Code's 'Omnibus Clause' To Face High Court Review

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a criminally convicted tax dodger’s challenge to the Internal Revenue Code’s “omnibus clause,” which makes obstruction of the code’s enforcement a criminal offense.

Expert Analysis

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Pre-Voir Dire Questions

    Stephen Susman

    The simple practice of asking jurors important and substantive questions early can help make trial by jury a more reliable form of dispute resolution, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.

  • Bucking Tradition: NewLaw And The Coming Millennials

    Jill Dessalines

    Recent surveys show that law firms won't be able to rely on the flood of associates their business model demands as long as they require them to dedicate all day, most nights, every weekend and all holidays to firm business, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant GC at McKesson Corp.

  • Monthly Column

    Gray Matters: We Feel, We Decide

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    Despite legal education training and the focus on logic and reason by the courts, lawyers address emotional issues on a daily basis — albeit more indirectly. But a shift to consciously and strategically addressing emotions gives us a powerful tool to help our clients reach faster, better decisions, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Juror-Posed Questions

    Roy Futterman

    One way to combat juror confusion and boredom is to allow jurors to ask witnesses questions. No federal evidentiary or court rule prohibits it, and every federal circuit court to address the practice has held it permissible, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.

  • Tips For Complying With ABA’s New Encryption Guidance

    Nick Holda

    Last month, the American Bar Association published revised guidance regarding an attorney’s duty to protect sensitive client material in light of recent high-profile hacks. The first step in compliance is understanding how your data is being stored and accessed. There are three key questions you should ask your firm’s information technology staff and/or external solution vendors, says Nick Holda of PreVeil.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Preliminary Instructions

    Richard Lorren Jolly

    One of the easiest ways to improve civil jury trials is to give juries substantive instructions on the law at the beginning of the trial rather than at its conclusion. It is also one of the most popular proposals we are recommending, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.

  • Due Diligence From The Lateral Partner’s Perspective

    Howard Flack

    Lateral candidates looking to make the last — or perhaps only — move of their career cannot afford to just stand by and let a law firm’s vetting process unfold on its own, says Howard Flack, a partner at Volta Talent Strategies who previously led lateral partner recruiting and integration at Hogan Lovells.

  • Lateral Partner Due Diligence: Where Should A Firm Begin?

    Howard Flack

    One frequently hears from leading malpractice insurers that one of the highest risk categories for law firms is that of lateral partners not sufficiently vetted during the recruitment process, says Howard Flack, a partner at Volta Talent Strategies Inc. who previously led lateral partner recruiting and integration at Hogan Lovells.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Setting Trial Time Limits

    Stephen Susman

    This is the second in a series of articles discussing ideas proposed by the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project to resuscitate the American jury trial. In this article, Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman argue for setting early and strict time limits in civil jury trials.

  • Opinion

    Big Business Lobby Tries To Hobble Litigation Finance, Again

    Allison Chock

    In its most recent petition advocating mandatory disclosure of litigation finance, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce simply rehashes the same arguments from its previous failed efforts to convince the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the dire implications of undisclosed funding relationships, say members of IMF Bentham Ltd.