The Fourth Circuit has rejected an ambulance company's bid to revive its suit accusing Richmond, Virginia, of stifling competition for nonemergency transportation services for a local U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center.
A California appeals court vacated a $30 million verdict Wednesday in a suit accusing a commercial truck driver of causing a motorist's collision death, saying plaintiffs' counsel improperly invoked the "Golden Rule" by asking the jury to imagine themselves in the motorist's shoes.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved a second interim settlement allowing Hertz to dispose of roughly 120,000 lease vehicles in exchange for paying noteholders $756 million over the next nine months, resolving for now a hotly contested legal battle over whether Hertz can sever vehicle leases subject to a master lease.
Former President Donald Trump’s eleventh-hour pardon of Anthony Levandowski comes at the end of more than four years of proceedings that almost put the former Uber Technologies executive behind bars for stealing Google’s trade secrets. Here, Law360 walks through the timeline from Levandowski leaving Google to his pardon.
Elon Musk's construction drilling business, the Boring Co., is allegedly infringing the trademarks of a Nevada company that says it's been using that name since 2006.
Uber, Postmates and drivers for the app companies have urged a California federal judge to uphold their challenge to the state's Assembly bills 5 and 2257, arguing that their latest complaint successfully shows that the two worker classification laws improperly deprive gig workers of their rights.
Lyft told a California federal judge Tuesday investors in the company didn't all know the same details about the ride-hailing giant when it held its 2019 initial public offering, arguing that a proposed investor class in a consolidated securities suit shouldn't have their class certification request granted.
Newly sworn-in President Joseph Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order canceling the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline as part of his ambitious first-day agenda to tackle climate change.
A Pennsylvania federal judge blocked a policy from the Port Authority of Allegheny County on Tuesday that prohibited employees from wearing "Black Lives Matter" face masks at work, finding that the policy runs "afoul of the First Amendment."
A new highway that cut off access to a property for potential coal mining did not represent a "de facto" taking of the land under Pennsylvania's eminent domain law, since the coal companies that owned the mineral rights were unlikely to get permission to do any actual mining, the state's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
An Israeli cargo shipper is seeking emergency permission to interview the crew of a container ship that toppled 76 containers overboard earlier this month, saying it needs the information to defend itself in inevitable litigation and only has a limited time frame in which to catch the crew.
The D.C. Circuit's remarkably strong statement about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's broad authority to control greenhouse gas emissions from power plants cleared a huge bureaucratic and legal obstacle for the Biden administration to move ahead with a component of its climate change agenda.
Mercedes-Benz allowed its U.S. employees' 401(k) plan to be overcharged for record-keeping and advisory services, depriving the plan's participants from accumulating larger balances in their retirement accounts, a proposed class action against the carmaker in Alabama federal court has alleged.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission urged a California federal judge to snuff Volkswagen's bid to use an "unclean hands" defense against the SEC's allegations that the German automaker defrauded U.S. investors by failing to disclose its "clean diesel" emissions cheating scheme, arguing there's no constitutional harm.
A coalition of environmental groups told the Fourth Circuit that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to consider the breadth of consequences the $6 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline would have on protected species, asking the court to vacate the federal government's review.
President Joe Biden unveiled immediate plans Wednesday to unwind the Trump administration's energy and environmental policy legacy, outlining a host of executive actions to review and eventually roll back his predecessor's most controversial moves.
The First Circuit has shot down a challenge to Maine's mandatory COVID-19 quarantine order, writing in an opinion that the governor's response was reasonable given the spread of the potentially deadly virus ahead of the state's busy tourism season.
Postmates Inc. must arbitrate the claims of thousands of delivery drivers who say the company misclassified them to avoid wage obligations, a California federal judge has ruled, rejecting the company's argument that a state law governing the enforcement of such pacts is unconstitutional.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered Ford Motor Co. to participate in a recall of more than 3 million of its vehicles that have defective Takata air bags, rejecting the automaker's petition for an exemption to the recall.
BMW of North America LLC asked a Florida federal judge Tuesday to deny a car dealer's sanctions bid against it for allegedly hiding information during discovery, arguing that it honestly responded to discovery requests and that the car dealer is merely trying to "wriggle out" of its discovery agreement.
The Ninth Circuit's blessing of a U.S. Department of Transportation finding that California's meal and rest break rules are preempted and cannot be applied to interstate commercial truckers reinforced the so-called Chevron deference and bolstered business' efforts to clamp down on class action litigation. Here are three takeaways from the Ninth Circuit's decision.
Energy infrastructure company Mears Group Inc. has filed a $4.28 million breach of contract lawsuit in Texas state court, alleging its contract to connect two Kinder Morgan intrastate gas pipeline systems was wrongly terminated after a federal permitting change.
Enterprise asked a Florida federal judge Tuesday for permission to appeal an order that rejected the company's legal argument that it can't be liable for unplanned layoffs as a result of the novel coronavirus, arguing the appeals court should address whether the pandemic falls under the WARN Act's natural disaster exception.
President Joe Biden signed a number of executive orders and directives within hours of taking office on Wednesday, including lifting travel restrictions against individuals from predominantly Muslim countries and halting construction of the U.S-Mexico border wall. Here are six immigration-related actions the new president took after his swearing in.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted Tuesday to wait to embark on environmental review reforms until after the new administration has settled in, with the fate of the Trump administration's overhaul of the National Environmental Policy Act unclear.
Popular legal industry guest articles this year included commentary on white privilege in BigLaw, the pandemic's outsize impact on female lawyers, and business development in a socially distanced world.
The expected increase in trustee and receiver suits that will follow the post-pandemic spike in bankruptcy filings will be further augmented by changes in accounting and auditing standards implemented after the 2008 financial crisis — including required disclosures of going concern issues and critical audit matters, say Jean-Philippe Poissant and Marema Diop at Cornerstone Research.
Courtney Hudson and Megan Senese at Pillsbury offer tips on how law firms can utilize podcasts to deliver important legal insights to clients in a COVID-19 world, and how to make the process stress-free for participating lawyers and guests.
President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign proposals provide a useful guide to his administration’s priorities and some of the changes government contractors can expect, regardless of whether Biden’s legislative efforts are hindered by a Republican-led Senate, say Joseph Berger and Thomas Mason at Thompson Hine.
While some of President-elect Joe Biden's climate-oriented transportation priorities can be accomplished through executive action and regulations, others will require congressional authorization — and strong bipartisan interest in passing surface transportation reauthorization creates a window for significant progress, say attorneys at Arnold & Porter.
The rapid adoption of varied remote communication and collaboration tools during the pandemic created new information preservation and privilege considerations this year, while courts and regulators offered some guidance on technology-assisted review and the movement of data across borders, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper and Boehringer Ingelheim.
Following a slew of 2020 bankruptcies prompted by the COVID-19 crisis, uncertainty regarding the pace of economic recovery in 2021 could further intensify corporate stress and the need for deleveraging across an array of industries, say Suzzanne Uhland and George Davis at Latham.
Recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidance on the U.S. Supreme Court's County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund decision on permits for indirect groundwater discharges leaves technical questions on when and how to perform evaluations unanswered, making it of little practical value, says Marcia Greenblatt at Integral Consulting.
While the worldwide jurisprudence related to standard-essential patents tilted in favor of implementers for some time, this year nearly all of the news favored patent owners, and those critical developments in the U.S., U.K. and Germany touch on core aspects of crafting SEP strategies, say attorneys at Mintz.
To close the diversity gap between the judiciary and the litigants that regularly appear in criminal courts, institutions including police departments, prosecutor offices and defense law firms must be committed to advancing Black and Latino men, says New York Supreme Court Justice Erika Edwards.
Throughout 2020, the U.S. continued to pursue its foreign policy objectives with aggressive and sometimes unconventional use of economic sanctions targeting China, Iran and Venezuela, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control published enforcement actions identifying key compliance risk areas for nonfinancial institutions, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
Massachusetts' recently approved "right to repair" law will make it easier for car owners and independent shops to maintain and repair vehicles, but may also increase manufacturers' product liability exposure when inexperienced repair persons make mistakes leading to personal injury, say Geoffrey Wyatt and Benjamin Halperin at Skadden.
Vulnerabilities in connected devices like those recently reported by Google may lead to litigation, but two decades of data security lawsuits suggest that internet of things plaintiffs may have problems achieving class certification, say Mark Raffman and Katie Kissinger at Goodwin.
The COVID-19 pandemic is already adding new complexities to damages calculations used in lost-profit claims litigation, even in cases in which the coronavirus is not the direct cause of the breach, say Neil Ashton and Michael Yachnik at StoneTurn.
Attorneys can pick open-minded neutrals by taking a client's race, gender, sexual orientation and nationality into account, and by ensuring the mediator is able to communicate effectively across cultures, says Anelise Codrington at Swift Currie.