• February 16, 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: Uber, Walmart, Thomson Reuters

    Uber is reportedly getting ready to take a large stake in taxi and carpooling company Grab, Walmart is mulling a deal for a more than 40 percent stake in Flipkart, and $15 billion in financing is backing a Blackstone-led consortium’s $17 billion bid for Thomson Reuters’ financial and risk business.

  • February 16, 2018

    LAX Operator Unveils $4.5B Contract For Intra-Airport Transit

    The entity that manages Los Angeles International Airport said Thursday it has awarded a contract with an overall value of $4.5 billion to a group of construction firms to finance, build and operate a people-mover transit system at LAX that would link parking facilities and commuter rail lines to the central airport terminal.

  • February 16, 2018

    Syrian Family Pulls Unlawful Travel Ban Application Claims

    A U.S. citizen who claimed she was wrongfully kept from reuniting with her Syrian sister and other relatives after the Trump administration’s travel ban was allegedly applied to them withdrew the case she had filed in District of Columbia federal court Thursday.

  • February 16, 2018

    Nissan Trims Suit Over Defective Sunroof Class Action

    Nissan has succeeded in trimming some breach of warranty and unfair trade practices claims from a proposed class action in California federal court alleging its panoramic sunroofs are prone to “explosively” shatter as a result of defects in the glass.

  • February 16, 2018

    Uber Says 3rd Time Not Charm For Driver Data Hack Class

    Uber Technologies Inc. on Thursday urged a California federal judge to toss for good a third amended putative class action claiming Uber lied about a 2014 data breach that compromised drivers’ personal information, saying the lead plaintiffs still haven’t demonstrated they were immediately harmed by the hack.

  • February 16, 2018

    Honda Sued By Insurer Over Damage From Odyssey Fire

    Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Co. has sued American Honda Motor Co. in New Jersey state court over a policyholder's car and house damage after a Honda Odyssey minivan allegedly burst into flames.

  • February 15, 2018

    ITC Says Delta's Bombardier Order Didn't Harm Boeing

    Several weeks after the U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously ruled that Bombardier’s C Series commercial jets — though unfairly subsidized and sold at below-market prices — were not threatening U.S. producer Boeing, it issued an opinion Wednesday saying Boeing wasn’t harmed when Delta ordered Canadian planes from Bombardier.

  • February 15, 2018

    DynCorp Still Hasn't Returned $5.1M Aircraft, Suit Says

    DynCorp International LLC removed to Florida federal court Thursday a lawsuit accusing the government contractor of owing more than $5 million under a lease for a turboprop airplane.

  • February 15, 2018

    Pa. Auto Leasing Co. Defaulted On $10.7M Loan, Bank Says

    KeyBank NA sued a car rental company in Pennsylvania federal court on Wednesday, accusing Fleetway Leasing Co. and an affiliate of defaulting on $10.7 million in loans and fraudulently inflating their performance numbers.

  • February 15, 2018

    Calsonic Reaches $11M Price-Fix Deal In Car Parts MDL

    A proposed class of car buyers said Thursday they have reached an $11 million settlement of their claims in multidistrict litigation that Japanese auto parts maker Calsonic Kansei Corp. was part of a conspiracy to fix prices for vehicle air conditioning systems.

  • February 15, 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: Thomson Reuters, Seadrill, Petrobras

    Thomson Reuters' chairman reportedly had concerns about the Blackstone-led offer for its financial and risk business, offshore drilling giant Seadrill is nearing a restructuring deal with bondholders and shipyards, and Petrobras set a late-March deadline for offers for a majority stake in a gas pipeline network.

  • February 15, 2018

    Uber Drivers Win Class Cert. In Fair-Share Pay Suit

    A California federal judge on Wednesday certified a nationwide class of Uber drivers alleging the company’s upfront pricing model denies them their fair share of riders’ payments, a week after he described the suit as a “classic case of a class action” based on a form contract.

  • February 15, 2018

    4th Circ. Won't Bar Pipeline Co. From Taking Va. Properties

    The Fourth Circuit on Thursday shot down a bid by Virginia landowners to bar Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC from taking properties for its project, a move they said was needed while they challenge the constitutionality of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's eminent domain authority.

  • February 15, 2018

    Orrick Hires 6 Ex-Andrews Kurth Public Finance Lawyers

    A group of six public finance attorneys have left Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP’s Texas offices and joined Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Orrick confirmed Thursday.

  • February 15, 2018

    Mariner East Drilling To Resume At Site Of Damaged Aquifer

    Sunoco Pipeline LP has received the go-ahead to resume drilling on a segment of its Mariner East 2 pipeline where damage to an aquifer triggered a broader halt to the project, Pennsylvania regulators announced Thursday, a week after hitting the company with a $12 million fine.

  • February 15, 2018

    House Panel Grills Amtrak, Railroads On Safety Tech Progress

    Amtrak and freight railroads faced pressure from House lawmakers Thursday to meet a year-end deadline to install federally mandated crash-avoidance technology on the heels of several deadly passenger train accidents.

  • February 15, 2018

    Trump's Travel Ban 3.0 Blocked By Another Circuit Court

    The Fourth Circuit on Thursday asserted that the third iteration of President Donald Trump’s travel ban unconstitutionally targeted Muslims as evidenced by his own public statements, marking the second time a federal appeals court has ruled against the policy.

  • February 15, 2018

    Immigrant Workers Allege Racist Treatment By NY Railway

    A group of immigrant day laborers sued a rail company in New York state court on Wednesday, saying they were hired to do dangerous work without proper training or equipment, dehumanized by being compared to animals and subjected to an "egregious, racially hostile work environment." 

  • February 15, 2018

    Ariz. Car Rental Co. To Pay $1.85M For Defrauding Customers

    An Arizona state judge has ordered the owner of two rental car companies in Phoenix to pay nearly $2 million to resolve a consumer fraud lawsuit, finding that the companies improperly charged extra fees, misrepresented rental agreements and rented out cars with false odometer readings.

  • February 15, 2018

    Texas DOT Can't Nix Jury Award For Injured Motorcyclist

    The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday lost its bid to nix a jury verdict in favor of an injured motorcyclist, when a Texas appellate court determined there was sufficient evidence to support the jury's finding that the agency was negligent in warning about dangerous road conditions.

Expert Analysis

  • 6 E-Discovery Predictions For 2018

    Erich Potter

    Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.

  • 6 Roles To Embrace In An Evolving Legal Industry

    Rob MacAdam

    Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.

  • The Uncertain Fate Of Migratory Birds

    Hilary Tompkins

    It remains to be seen if the recent reversal of the U.S. Department of the Interior's long-standing position regarding the Migratory Bird Treaty Act will withstand challenges. The launch of this decision — just before Christmas and without a solicitor — highlights some potential pitfalls, says Hilary Tompkins, a partner at Hogan Lovells and former solicitor of the DOI.

  • Opinion

    This Year, Let’s Invest In Lawyer Resiliency

    Highly profitable companies have comprehensive corporate wellness programs that realize plateauing health care costs, greater employee engagement, and a demonstrable competitive advantage. The legal field needs a similar awakening, says Rudhir Krishtel, a former partner of Fish & Richardson and senior patent counsel at Apple.

  • 5 Legal Technology Predictions For 2018

    Jeff Ton

    While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.

  • Indirect Purchaser Cases In 2017: Key District Court Rulings

    Chris Micheletti

    Over the last year, there were some interesting cases in the indirect purchaser class action arena, with district courts addressing pleading motions, class certification in “pay-for-delay” drug cases, and class certification of nationwide and multistate class claims based on California’s state antitrust law, say Chris Micheletti and Christina Tabacco of Zelle LLP.

  • Indirect Purchaser Cases In 2017: Key Appeals Court Rulings

    Chris Micheletti

    As with 2016, there were no major U.S. Supreme Court decisions impacting indirect purchaser claims in 2017. Unlike 2016, however, several circuit court decisions addressed important issues such as ascertainability, 23(b)(3) predominance, and indirect versus direct purchaser status, say Chris Micheletti and Christina Tabacco of Zelle LLP.

  • Litigation Finance Trends To Watch In 2018

    Jay Greenberg

    Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.

  • The Enneagram And The Practice Of Law

    Jennifer Gibbs

    Study of the Enneagram personality typing system can provide attorneys with better insights into themselves, and into those they interact with professionally, including clients, opposing counsel and judges, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.

  • Exploring The Future Of China's Belt And Road Initiative

    Bo Zhou

    Improvements in global trade inevitably impact labor, and it’s expected that China's Belt and Road Initiative will undoubtedly impact labor conditions in the U.S. However, from a legal perspective, predicting how the law could evolve as a result of those changes may be more difficult, says Bo Zhou of Fangda Partners.