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  • December 6, 2018

    11th Circ. Says Williams Partners Unit Can Quickly Take Land

    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.

  • December 6, 2018

    Lyft Unveils Confidential SEC Filing Amid IPO Race With Uber

    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.

  • December 6, 2018

    MVP: Sullivan & Cromwell's Sharon Nelles

    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.

  • December 6, 2018

    Hyundai Drivers Seek Class Cert. In Sonata Brake Defect Suit

    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.

  • December 6, 2018

    Ex-Travel Finance Pro Gets 18 Months For $2.3M Theft Spree

    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.

  • December 6, 2018

    Developer Can't Escape Destroyed Murals Suit, Artist Says

    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.

  • 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.

Expert Analysis

  • New Construction Trends And Their Impact On Contracts

    Joanna Horsnail

    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.

  • It’s Time For Law Firms To Start Talking About Gen Z

    Eliza Stoker

    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.

  • Q&A

    Back To School: Yale's Linda Greenhouse Talks Journalism

    Linda Greenhouse

    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.

  • What Sikkelee Means For Preemption In The 3rd Circ.

    Alexis Kellert

    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.

  • Opinion

    Celebrate Veterans By Improving Their Access To Justice

    Linda Klein

    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.

  • Iran Sanctions Reimposed: 5 Key Questions

    Mario Mancuso

    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.

  • Evaluating Obesity As An Impairment At Wash. High Court

    Tina Tellado

    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.

  • Opinion

    Time To Reclaim Wellness For All Lawyers

    Leesa Klepper

    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.

  • 2 Possible High Court Approaches To Tribe Tax Dispute

    Catherine Munson

    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.

  • San Francisco Starts Down Road To Autonomous Vehicle Tax

    Benjamin Ebbink

    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.