A government-wide shutdown is a “non-event,” retired Supreme Court clerk William Suter said in an interview Saturday. “The court marches on.”Read more
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it will retry Robert Menendez, a U.S. senator from New Jersey accused of conspiracy, bribery and honest…Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the federal government’s appeal in Trump v. Hawaii, which addresses the White House’s attempt to restrict travel…Read more
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced two civil enforcement actions Friday that focused on fraud around one of the hottest commoditiesRead more
Wells Fargo & Co. has reached a settlement with a former branch manager who claimed she was fired for blowing the whistle on employees who had been opening accounts without permission. Federal regulators earlier ordered the whistleblower be paid $577,000. Wells Fargo had appealed that order.Read more
A federal judge in Cleveland has appointed three special masters to help craft a settlement in the massive opioid litigation. One of them, Cathy Yanni, spoke to law.com about the complex case, which involves hundreds of cities, counties, states, Native American tribes and others that have sued manufacturers and distributors of the prescription painkillers.Read more
The justices will likely hear arguments this spring in the case Trump v. Hawaii. Hogan Lovells partner Neal Katyal represents the state.Read more
Baylor Law School will be launching what they say is the nation’s first executive LLM in litigation management program for experienced lawyers this coming fall.
Normally, when we think of negligence, we think of traffic accidents and personal injury cases. Legally speaking, negligence is when carelessness results in an injury to a person or property. Such cases are normally dealt with by civil lawsuits for mon…Read more
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court disbarred a former drug court judge who pleaded guilty to stealing cocaine from an evidence locker in his courtroom.
In an…Read more
A team from Hogan Lovells met with Justice Department lawyers in December to talk about the case. Main Justice backed Venezuela at earlier stages in the long-running fight over the 2010 seizure of an American company’s oil drilling rigs and other property.Read more
Federal courts will remain open if there is a government shutdown, though there could be some changes after the money runs out.
The judiciary will…Read more
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced to the Senate 17 judicial nominees—including two who received “not qualified” ratings from the ABA’s Standing Committee on…Read more
New York litigator Anton Metlitsky, a former clerk to Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., received the nod to argue his first-ever Supreme Court case after the Justice Department abandoned its defense.Read more
The Justice Department said an injunction would persist for months if the appeal is allowed to go through the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit first.Read more
“This case should never have been brought in the first place. We’re pleased that the bureau has decided to withdraw a lawsuit,” Lori Alvino McGill, a Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz partner, said about the CFPB’s decision Thursday to drop a lawsuit against payday lenders in Kansas federal court.Read more
A model falsely identified as HIV-positive when her stock photo was used in an educational ad campaign met the standard for proving defamation per se,…Read more