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  • December 6, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Ogletree's Evan Moses

    Ogletree's Evan Moses uses unconventional strategies to boost the firepower of his class action practice, including a homegrown Monte Carlo algorithm, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 6, 2018

    EU Approves Class Action Rules Amid Calls For Safeguards

    European Union lawmakers on Thursday approved rules that will allow groups of individuals to seek compensation through bringing collective actions against Europe's businesses, brushing off industry concerns that this will result in false litigation cases.

  • December 5, 2018

    Trucking Co. On Hook For $1M After Auto Collision Trial

    An Indiana federal jury on Tuesday awarded $1 million in a suit accusing a trucking company's big-rig driver of negligently colliding with a man's van, resulting in serious injuries.

  • December 5, 2018

    Shipowner Says Judge Overlooked Key Issue In Contract Row

    A Marshall Islands shipowner has urged a Texas federal court not to force it to arbitrate its suit seeking security as it pursues a $19.9 million breach of contract claim against a Malta-incorporated charterer, arguing that a magistrate judge mistakenly overlooked a key issue.

  • December 5, 2018

    Motorcoach Co. Must Face Fraud Suit Over Bus Startup

    A California federal judge shot down Bus and Coach America Corp.'s attempt to escape securities fraud claims that its executives duped investors into buying stock in a fledgling company dealing in electric-powered buses, ruling the startup need not be a party in the case for it to proceed.

  • December 5, 2018

    Ohio Agency Head Wants Refugee License Bias Suit Tossed

    The head of Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles asked a federal judge Tuesday to dismiss a proposed class action claiming the agency discriminates against noncitizen refugees by illegally denying them driver's licenses, arguing if refugees were improperly denied, it wasn't the result of any direct action on his part.

  • December 5, 2018

    Vehicle Co. Owes Tax On 'Sham' Deliveries, Ind. Justices Say

    The Indiana Supreme Court said Wednesday that an in-state recreational vehicle company orchestrated a “sham” scheme to avoid paying state sales tax on vehicles purchased by Michigan residents by turning the keys over to buyers just across Indiana’s border.

  • December 5, 2018

    Pa. Justices Urged To Ax Tax On Broker's Pass-Through Fees

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard arguments in Harrisburg on Wednesday aimed at upending a ruling finding that a York County freight broker was required to pay business privilege tax on payments it took from customers and passed through to carriers.

  • December 5, 2018

    Yacht Co. Blasts Comerica Sanctions Bid In $4.4B Suit

    An attorney and a Canadian yacht-building company accused by Comerica Bank of pursuing a "scurrilous" $4.4 billion racketeering lawsuit sought to sink the bank's sanctions bid in Florida federal court Tuesday, labeling it a "ludicrous submission" that plays with facts that pushed the company to seek bankruptcy protection.

  • December 5, 2018

    Harley-Davidson Settles Brake Defect Suit On Eve Of Trial

    Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Groups LLC and the wife of a man who died from motorcycle-accident injuries struck a confidential settlement Tuesday on the eve of a California jury trial, resolving claims that an anti-lock braking system defect in the motorcycles contributed to the man’s death.

  • December 5, 2018

    Tesla Faces Securities Suit Over $1.8B Bond Offering

    A pension fund’s proposed class action alleging Tesla Inc., its CEO Elon Musk and several big banks acting as underwriters misled investors about a $1.8 billion bond offering was removed from California state court Tuesday.

  • December 5, 2018

    Logistics Cos. Urge FCC To Expand Use Of Aviation Comms

    Logistics companies told the Federal Communications Commission in filings posted Tuesday that they support a petition by Aviation Spectrum Resources Inc. to allow air transport technology to expand into the currently little-used lower 136 MHz band.

  • December 5, 2018

    MVP: Sidley Austin's Michael Mallow

    Michael Mallow of Sidley Austin LLP has been representing some of the world’s biggest automotive brands since the late 1990s, but with five major victories for Honda and Toyota in the past year, Mallow remains at the forefront of consumer protection issues facing the auto industry and has earned a spot among Law360’s 2018 Automotive MVPs.

  • December 5, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Kilpatrick Townsend's Kate Gaudry

    Kilpatrick Townsend’s Kate Gaudry has used data analytics to supercharge her patent prosecution practice, uncover winning strategies for portfolio management and expose a secretive U.S. Patent and Trademark Office program, earning her a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 4, 2018

    Volkswagen Gets Win In Minn. Emissions State Suit

    A Minnesota appeals court said that federal law blocked the state's claims against Volkswagen AG over its emission scandal that impacted thousands of cars in the state, deciding that the Clean Air Act preempted allegations concerning both used and new vehicles.

  • December 4, 2018

    States Knock FERC's GHG Analysis Rollback At DC Circ.

    A coalition of left-leaning states and local governments told the D.C. Circuit that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission got it wrong when it announced a curtailed policy for analyzing certain pipeline projects’ climate change impacts.

  • December 4, 2018

    ODOT Awards Up To $105M For Interstate Widening Project

    The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has awarded up to $105 million to Oklahoma City-based Allen Contracting Inc. as part of the latest phases of an interstate highway corridor widening and reconstruction project, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation said Monday.

  • December 4, 2018

    NLRB Memo OKs Withholding Tax Break Info From Union

    The National Labor Relations Board general counsel's office unveiled two advice memos Monday, including one finding that Nexstar Media Group Inc. didn’t break labor law by refusing to tell a union how much the company saved because of the federal government’s recent tax overhaul and how it would use that money.

  • December 4, 2018

    Royal Caribbean Destroyed Storm Video, Audio: Passengers

    Passengers suing Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in Florida federal court accused the cruise line on Monday of hiding or destroying video and audio recordings that would be valuable evidence in their proposed class action over injuries they allegedly suffered on a cruise that got caught in a hurricane-strength storm.

  • December 4, 2018

    Co. Challenges Gov't Co-Contractor's Bid To Toss Breach Suit

    A Middle Eastern transportation service provider urged an Illinois federal judge Tuesday not to toss its lawsuit accusing its co-contractor of violating their agreement over exclusive land and air services, saying its claims show a breach occurred.

Expert Analysis

  • The Virtual Law Team: Advantages For Litigants And Lawyers

    Jessica Cox

    The virtual law team was created as a necessary response to mass tort litigation — however, with advances in technology and ever-increasing specialization of the legal practice, the model should be considered in multiplaintiff litigation of any size, say attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

  • Is Your Asymmetric Arbitration Clause Valid?

    Bruce Paulsen

    Attorneys drafting asymmetric arbitration and jurisdiction provisions, particularly for consumer and employment contracts, must ensure that these provisions are valid in the jurisdictions where all parties are located, not only in the jurisdiction chosen by the contract, say Bruce Paulsen and Jeffrey Dine of Seward & Kissel LLP.

  • 5 Business Takeaways From The Midterms

    Mary Moore Hamrick

    Now that the midterms are over, business leaders have a little insight into the future of taxes, trade and other policy issues affecting the economy. Still, companies should remain agile as, come January, a new and divided Congress will begin to chart its course, says Mary Moore Hamrick of Grant Thornton LLP.

  • Opinion

    Circuit Split Encourages Forum Shopping By Injured Seamen

    Troy McMahan

    The Fifth and Ninth Circuits disagree over whether a merchant seaman can recover punitive damages for the common law maritime claim of unseaworthiness. The U.S. Supreme Court should agree to review Batterton v. Dutra, and restore certainty for shipowners, say attorneys with King & Spalding LLP.

  • Autonomous Vehicles And UK Product Liability Law: Part 2

    Michaela Herron

    With autonomous vehicles expected to hit the streets of the United Kingdom soon, manufacturers, insurers and their legal counsel face the challenge of determining how the U.K.'s product liability laws will be applied to questions of negligence, evidence and contracts raised by self-driving vehicles, says Michaela Herron of Bristows LLP.

  • Emerging Cybersecurity Threats In The Legal Industry

    Michael Hall

    Predicting how the cybersecurity landscape will develop is critical for any organization wanting to mitigate the risk of the inevitable future attack. Michael Hall of HighQ Solutions Ltd. discusses five threats to look out for in the next 12 months.

  • How The FAA Reauthorization Accelerates Drone Integration

    Joel Roberson

    The law reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration requires the FAA to take numerous regulatory actions that will reshape the use of drones by governmental, commercial, hobbyist and recreational operators, say Joel Roberson and Jennifer Nowak of Holland & Knight LLP.

  • Autonomous Vehicles And UK Product Liability Law: Part 1

    Michaela Herron

    Autonomous vehicles present a number of challenges to the United Kingdom's product liability legal framework, especially with regard to the vehicles' heavy reliance on software, consumers' expectations of safety and the need for compliance with varying local traffic rules, says Michaela Herron of Bristows LLP.

  • Rise Of The CMOs

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    Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.

  • 5th Circ. Takes A Broad View Of Vessel 'Operators'

    Andrew Stakelum

    In its recent ruling in United States v. Nature’s Way Marine, the Fifth Circuit may have expanded the class of marine parties potentially liable under the Oil Pollution Act, says Andrew Stakelum of King & Spalding LLP.