House Republicans late Monday unveiled long-awaited legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act’s core features, immediately igniting a fiery war of words.
Reserve Media Inc., a restaurant reservations and services company, and Barnes & Thornburg LLP settled a $1 million legal malpractice lawsuit Monday, after a New York state court judge held several ex parte bargaining sessions and told the law firm he “browbeat” Reserve into accepting $50,000.
Onetime New Jersey Attorney General and former Port Authority Chairman David Samson was sentenced Monday to a year of home confinement and four years’ probation over a United Airlines Inc. bribery scheme, capping a bewildering fall from grace for one of the Garden State's top power brokers.
President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday that will bar certain people from six Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S., after his previous immigration ban was blocked in the courts.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it won’t hear transgender high school student Gavin Grimm’s challenge of a Virginia school district’s policy requiring students to use the bathroom of their birth sex, about two weeks after the Trump administration rescinded student bathroom access guidance issued by the Obama administration.
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held on Monday that defendants cannot challenge the federal sentencing guidelines as unconstitutionally vague because they are recommendations subject to a judge's discretion, not hard and fast sentencing statutes.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Colorado man convicted of unlawful sexual contact is entitled to a new trial after learning that a juror made a racist comment, holding that courts may penetrate the secrecy of the jury deliberation room when there is reason to believe that racial bias has cheated a defendant of the right to an impartial jury.
A Kansas federal jury awarded Sprint Communications Co. nearly $140 million on Friday, finding that Time Warner Cable Inc. willfully infringed five patents covering technology that lets users make phone calls over the internet.
The Fifth Circuit on Friday affirmed a federal judge’s decision to toss a Louisiana state levee board’s multibillion-dollar suit against 88 energy companies including BP PLC, Chevron Corp. and ConocoPhillips Co., over alleged oil and gas drilling damage to coastal ecosystems.
A Missouri jury on Friday returned a complete defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America in a case attempting to link a woman’s ovarian cancer to talcum powder, breaking a string of massive victories for plaintiffs in the closely watched litigation.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday a Mexican housing giant that traded on the New York Stock Exchange before it recorded heavy losses and filed for bankruptcy in 2014 has agreed to a five-year ban from U.S. stock markets to settle claims that it overstated revenues by $3.3 billion between 2010 and 2013.
A federal jury in Massachusetts delivered a verdict in favor of Fresenius Medical Care Friday in a bellwether trial over its dialysis treatments, finding that the plaintiff hadn’t proved her late husband died as a result of the clinic’s care.
Jurors in the retrial of two former top executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on Thursday heard how banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. were still willing to shower the failing law firm with millions of dollars in credit in the firm's final months, even as partners were abandoning Dewey in droves.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has officially recused himself from reported ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign after news broke that he had contact with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.
Federal agents from banking, tax and trade authorities searched construction equipment giant Caterpillar Inc.'s Peoria, Illinois-based offices Thursday, the apparent target of a federal search warrant seeking "documents regarding the movement of any products between the United States and Switzerland."
The U.S. Department of Energy has its new secretary, as President Donald Trump’s choice of former Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry cleared the Senate on Thursday.
A virtual tidal wave of Democratic lawmakers have demanded the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions after reports surfaced Wednesday that the newly minted Justice Department chief misled senators about meeting with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign.
A Texas federal judge on Thursday dismissed civil securities fraud charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for the second time, finding Paxton didn’t owe a fiduciary duty to a group of investors to whom he had promoted stock without disclosing he would be paid a commission.
U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff urged securities lawyers on Wednesday to write a statute prohibiting insider trading, lamenting that enforcement of what is now judicially-created law has grown complicated and uncertain.
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld a $455 million award to Bayer CropScience NV after an arbitration panel found that Dow Agrosciences LLC infringed its patents on weed control technology, finding that Dow failed to meet the high bar for overturning such an award.
By understanding four common reasons why law firm business development initiatives fail, we can more accurately define success, avoid pitfalls, and improve return on investment, says Adam Donovan, senior manager of patent business strategy at Fish & Richardson PC.
Highly successful attorneys who are thinking about leaving the safe haven of a large law firm to go out on their own face a number of issues specific to the legal profession. Russell Shinsky, chairman of Anchin Block & Anchin LLP's law firms industry group, shares four pillars of a successful startup law firm.
As advances in technology continue to push law libraries in a more complex direction, many law firms are still making structural mistakes. Fahad Zaidi, senior consultant at HBR Consulting, notes five common pitfalls that law firms should be wary of when developing their libraries.
I worry too many law students see the priorities of BigLaw in tension with a meaningful commitment to pro bono work, making them reluctant to ask questions in interviews about pro bono opportunities and a firm’s commitment to its community. This needs to change, says Skadden partner and former White House legal adviser Michael Scudder.
Agreeing to arbitration clauses can be complicated because you may risk locking in a factually incorrect judgment. Merril Hirsh and Nicholas Schuchert of Troutman Sanders LLP explain the mechanics of the Federal Arbitration Act and how to ensure you find the right arbitration laws for your case.
The imminent green light for foreign firms to get into India’s market will be a bellwether of law firm behavior. The impulse to follow the crowd into the new frontier will be great, but smart firms will take a long hard look at who they are before making the passage to India, says Mark A. Cohen, an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School and founder of Legal Mosaic LLC.
The Freddie Gray case and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell demonstrate how the government replaces juries, eliminating an important community decision maker and a check on governmental power, says Professor Suja Thomas of the University of Illinois College of Law.
Because there will never be enough free lawyers to satisfy demand from low-income Americans, we need to leverage technology to allow the legal expertise of one lawyer to reach hundreds or thousands of clients at once, say Jonathan Petts and Rohan Pavuluri, co-founders of startup nonprofit Upsolve.
Law firms today are recognizing that the process of creating a next-generation workplace is far more complex than relocating to a more modern space in a trendier part of town. The challenge is more significant for larger firms with multiple generations represented within their executive teams, says Tere Blanca, founder of Miami-based Blanca Commercial Real Estate Inc.
Winding down a law firm is at best stressful, at worst excruciatingly painful, and often carried out as if it were an emergency, rendering the process even more difficult. There are certain common steps that should be on the firm's radar from the moment the decision to dissolve is made, says Janis Meyer, a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP who helped oversee Dewey & LeBoeuf's 2012 bankruptcy filing and the subsequent wind-down of the firm.