The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday upheld a Williams Partners LP unit’s move to quickly access landowners’ property and build a pipeline, aligning itself with other circuits by agreeing that pipeline companies can be given immediate access to property after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission greenlights the project.
Ride-sharing giant Lyft Inc. on Thursday gave the clearest sign yet that it intends to go public by filing a confidential draft registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, escalating an ongoing race to the market with rival Uber Technologies Inc.
Sharon Nelles of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP beat back challenges to Volkswagen AG’s $10 billion emissions settlement at the Ninth Circuit and notched a series of wins for the German automaker in state suits that piled up in the wake of the deal’s approval, landing her among Law360's 2018 Transportation MVPs.
Consumers asked a New York federal judge Wednesday to certify their proposed class action alleging Hyundai Motor America knowingly sold Sonata sedans with defective brakes, saying they were subjected to the same Hyundai misrepresentations and warranties so pursuing their claims as a class is warranted.
A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday sentenced former finance executive Randy Wang to 18 months in prison for using the corporate credit card of his former employer, OneWorld Management Co., to go on a $2.3 million electronics shopping spree, hiding the purchases and reselling the goods for cash.
A Pittsburgh mural artist has urged a Pennsylvania federal judge not to let a real estate developer escape a suit accusing it and several others of destroying at least eight of his installations in and around the city, saying the developer has lost its chance to argue that the court lacked personal jurisdiction over it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trends and technologies such as performance-based and resilience-oriented design, modular construction, and the use of drones are changing complex construction and engineering projects — and will require careful consideration and analysis during project negotiation and contracting, say attorneys with Mayer Brown LLP and engineers with Exponent Inc.
Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Yale Law School lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse discusses her coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservatives' long game and trends in journalism.
Conflict preemption was at the heart of the Third Circuit’s recent analysis in Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive, where the majority shifted precedent to inject state law into federally regulated aviation design, says Alexis Kellert of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Attorneys should think beyond the Veterans Day parades and use their time and talents to help the many veterans facing urgent legal issues, says Linda Klein of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
With this week's reimposition of the final tranche of U.S. sanctions against Iran, foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies must ensure they have concluded all Iran-related business. The addition of more Iranian individuals and entities to the specially designated nationals list means additional compliance risks, say attorneys with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
The Washington Supreme Court's eventual decision in Taylor v. Burlington Railroad Holdings is likely to have far-reaching effects that will inform how employers and employees approach weight-based discrimination issues in the workplace and during the prehiring process, say Tina Tellado and Trisha Thompson of Holland & Knight LLP.
The decision last month by Baker McKenzie’s global chairman to step down due to exhaustion indicates that the legal profession needs to mount a broader wellness effort to address long hours, high stress, frequent travel and the daily demands of practice, says Leesa Klepper, director of Thrivewell Coaching.
Based on last week's oral arguments in Washington v. Cougar Den, it's likely that the outcome will turn on whether the U.S. Supreme Court considers Washington's fuel tax to be on the possession of fuel, or on the Yakama Nation's importation of fuel, say Catherine Munson and Rachel Saimons of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.
California Assembly Bill 1184, passed in September, authorizes a new tax on privately owned autonomous vehicles. This is likely the first of many pieces of similar legislation across the nation as policymakers grapple with the impact of automated technology on the economy and the job market, says Benjamin Ebbink of Fisher & Phillips LLP.