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  • June 27, 2017

    Judge Koh Denies Qualcomm's Bid To Nix FTC Antitrust Suit

    Qualcomm can't escape the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust suit accusing the chipmaker of using royalties and licensing agreements to maintain a market monopoly for chips used in cellular handsets, U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh ruled Monday, finding the enforcer has properly pled its claims.

  • June 27, 2017

    BREAKING: EPA, Army Corps Move To Sink Clean Water Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday proposed rescinding 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 the rule 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 multinationals hit with an apparent ransomware attack that affected its phone and email systems Tuesday morning.

  • 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.

  • June 27, 2017

    Supreme Court To Review State Jurisdiction In Securities Suits

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted network support products provider Cyan Inc.’s petition to review whether state courts have jurisdiction to hear investor suits over securities offerings, agreeing to resolve an issue that has divided lower courts.

  • June 27, 2017

    BREAKING: Justices To Tackle Sports Betting Legalization In NJ Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court will address a federal law banning states from authorizing sports betting, on Tuesday choosing to hear a challenge brought by New Jersey over its latest attempt to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks — a surprise move that will have the U.S. sports and gambling industries on their toes. 

  • June 27, 2017

    Google Hit With €2.4B EU Antitrust Fine Over Search Practices

    The European Union’s antitrust regulator on Tuesday imposed a record €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion) fine on Google over allegations that the tech giant violated the bloc’s antitrust laws by steering users toward its own comparison-shopping service in searches.

  • June 26, 2017

    Certainty For Defendants Will Burden Institutional Investors

    The U.S. Supreme Court's Monday ruling that suits over securities offerings are subject to time limits that can't be extended by class action filings will give public companies a measure of certainty against unexpected claims, experts said, but will require more legwork from institutional investors to preserve their claims and could gum up courts with premature opt-out litigation.

  • June 26, 2017

    The Supreme Court Term By The Numbers

    Despite a contentious confirmation hearing for Justice Neil Gorsuch, the U.S. Supreme Court term itself was mellow this year, with more unanimous cases and fewer controversial decisions. Still, there were a handful of business rulings that packed a punch.

  • June 26, 2017

    The Firms That Won Big At The Supreme Court

    One firm went undefeated at the U.S. Supreme Court this term. Another built on last year’s winning streak. And some high court powerhouses took their lumps. Here, Law360 breaks down how the firms most frequently seen at oral arguments performed this term.

  • June 26, 2017

    IP Cases Led The Pack In High Court Amicus Briefs

    Intellectual property cases took four of the top 10 spots on Law360's ranking of the U.S. Supreme Court cases that attracted the most amicus briefs this term, as disputes involving issues like patent exhaustion and offensive trademarks each generated dozens of amicus filings.

  • June 26, 2017

    Pharmacist Gets 9 Years In Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

    A New England Compounding Center pharmacist convicted of racketeering for his role in a deadly meningitis outbreak in 2012 will serve nine years in prison, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Monday.

  • June 26, 2017

    ACA Repeal Means 22M More Uninsured, CBO Says

    The U.S. Senate’s legislation to dismantle much of the Affordable Care Act would leave an extra 22 million Americans without health insurance over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday.

  • June 26, 2017

    DC Circ. Split Tees Up High Court Review Of SEC Judges

    The D.C. Circuit split evenly on the question of whether the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could overrule its administrative law judges, denying a bid to overturn an earlier decision by a three-judge panel in the case and setting up a U.S. Supreme Court challenge.

  • June 26, 2017

    9th Circ. Upholds Baseball Antitrust Exemption In Wage Suit

    The Ninth Circuit on Monday rejected a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging Major League Baseball colluded to fix minor leaguers’ wages, again upholding a nearly 100-year-old judicially created exemption for the business of baseball from antitrust scrutiny and handing the league a major win.

  • June 26, 2017

    Justices In Likely Deadlock Push 2 Immigration Cases To Fall

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday pushed two major immigration-related cases to its next term, including a case on bond hearings for immigrants in mandatory detention and an appeal over the constitutionality of the definition of a “crime of violence.”

Expert Analysis

  • An Interview With Floyd Abrams

    Randy Maniloff

    It was a privilege to spend a half-hour on the phone with the nation's foremost First Amendment lawyer. Floyd Abrams and I discussed his career, his new book and what he sees in his free-speech crystal ball. And he was a very good sport when I asked if it is constitutionally protected to yell inside a movie theater: “Citizens United is a terrible decision and should be set on fire,” says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.

  • 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.