The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday started the clock for public comments on their proposal to rescind an Obama-era rule defining the federal government's permitting jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, a prelude to possibly crafting a new definition.
German luxury vehicle manufacturers including Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW have spent two decades conspiring to increase the prices of their automobiles, a proposed class of drivers told a New Jersey federal court, basing their antitrust claims on alleged admissions made to European regulators.
A trailblazing judge on New York's highest court found dead in the Hudson River in April took her own life, the office of New York City's medical examiner said on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump said via Twitter on Wednesday that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. military "in any capacity," reversing a Department of Defense policy that had been partially under review by the military branches.
Legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act went down to a stinging defeat late Tuesday despite major changes intended to placate both moderate and conservative Republicans.
Jurors in the securities fraud trial of Martin Shkreli on Tuesday heard from the last witness expected to be called in the case, and were shown a trove of emails showing the “pharma bro” berating his former Katten Muchin attorney and co-defendant as they discussed ways to pay off disgruntled investors.
Delaware's chancellor on Tuesday recommended limiting the multi-jurisdictional reach of early decisions on derivative investor lawsuits until they survive initial dismissal challenges, citing similar rules for class lawsuits and saying the change would protect due process rights.
A Wisconsin federal judge on Monday entered a $506 million judgment against Apple Inc. for infringing a computer processor patent owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, more than double what a jury awarded the organization in damages in October 2015.
Celgene Corp. has agreed to shell out $280 million to end a False Claims Act suit launched in California by a whistleblower who accused the drug company of promoting off-label uses for two cancer drugs, federal prosecutors announced on Tuesday.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s latest rule against forced arbitration is one step closer to being repealed, following a Tuesday vote in the U.S. House of Representatives along party lines to nix the measure.
The Third Circuit said Tuesday in a precedential ruling that a former top patent attorney for L’Oréal USA Inc. would be allowed to proceed with his whistleblower suit, ruling that New Jersey whistleblower laws protect employees from being fired for refusing to violate rules of professional conduct and that the attorney’s claims were “more than skin-deep.”
A New York federal judge on Tuesday nixed challenges to the Empire State's plan to subsidize struggling nuclear power plants, saying the plan doesn't intrude on federal jurisdiction of wholesale electricity markets and is a constitutional use of the state’s authority to tackle climate change.
A Volkswagen AG executive accused of aiding in a conspiracy to cover up a diesel emissions cheating scandal is set to enter a guilty plea before a Michigan federal judge next month, according to a Tuesday court order.
As the U.S. Department of Justice continues its busy year for overseas corruption cases, the agency will emphasize coordinating with foreign countries to avoid "duplicative" fines, the acting chief of the DOJ's Fraud Section said Tuesday in an overture to compliance professionals.
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law a 10-year extension of California's landmark cap-and-trade program, the centerpiece of the state's push to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels.
Efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act narrowly advanced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, as Republicans barely mustered enough votes to open debate on the deeply controversial legislation.
Democratic senators asked a Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner at a hearing on Tuesday about his work for a Russian bank caught up in controversy around the presidential campaign, saying it will present a conflict if he is confirmed as head of the Department of Justice's criminal division.
The U.S. Department of Labor released its hotly anticipated request for information on how to revise the white-collar overtime exemption on Tuesday, opening up for public comment a controversial Obama administration rule that would more than double the salary level under which workers must be paid overtime.
Wells Fargo Advisors LLC asked a New York state judge on Monday to prevent further dissemination of reams of client data inadvertently provided in a response to a subpoena, saying the release was a mistake and a former employee and his counsel should be forced to return it.
A deeply split Seventh Circuit on Monday revived a debtor's suit accusing the law firm of Blatt Hasenmiller Leibsker & Moore LLC of bringing charges against the individual in the wrong venue, finding that the panel's recent decision altering the venue rules for debt collection suits can apply retroactively to the debtor's suit.
Though teaching a law school class may be one of the last things on a busy practitioner's to-do list, it's a misconception that teaching will benefit only those who are looking to leave the practice of law and enter academia. It also offers several practical benefits, especially for more junior lawyers looking for stand-up experience, say Steven Allison and Samrah Mahmoud of Crowell & Moring LLP.
This week’s idea for improving civil jury trials is remarkably simple: Allow counsel to provide complete opening statements to the entire venire before voir dire begins instead of after the jury is impaneled, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
These days, legal operations directors can easily get stretched too thin between responsibilities like overseeing support staff and taking on office management responsibilities. Legal operations teams should focus their time and effort on outside counsel management, technology planning and analytics, says Jaime Woltjen of Stout Risius Ross LLC.
With the U.S. Supreme Court term now concluded, we take a look back at some first impressions from the experts when the most impactful decisions for corporate law were handed down.
Since 1980, there has been a systemic supersizing of business enterprises, the growth of sovereign wealth, and the emergence of international businesses. The pressure this has put on national and regional law firms to go global or go home is enormous, says Fredric Newman, a founding partner of Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney LLP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.