When a person reaches a certain age, to nearly everyone’s surprise on their birthday, nothing actually happens. Despite the common misconceptions regarding the differences between younger and older workers, a person’s abilities to perform a job are rar…Read more
If you’re not making or listening to a podcast, you’re not doing it right. Nearly every lawyer and blogger in Washington, D.C., who’s somebody—or wants to be—has pushed himself into someone else’s earbuds lately. Podcasts have become all the rage.Read more
It’s time to give judges clear rules for managing MDLs,
says John Rabiej, director of the Duke Law School’s Center for Judicial Studies. For starters, he’d spread the biggest cases across more judges.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces a new challenge in the Ninth Circuit over the Obama-era agency’s structure. Uber’s paying tens of millions to drivers in New York who were shortchanged on the amount they received for rides. Lobbyists prepare to ramp up a new fight against against the Obama administration’s retirement-savings rules that put a new focus on client interest ahead of profit. And Google employees are sharing workplace complaints on an anonymous bulletin board. This is a roundup of regulatory and compliance news from ALM and other publications.Read more
The National Law Journal obtained several responses from companies that received letters from the FTC this year urging greater disclosures of any paid relationships that involve so-called social media “influencers.” The agency and consumer advocacy groups have raised concern that influencer advertising can give the impression of an organic endorsement when, in fact, there is a business relationship behind the product promotion.Read more
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., dismissed the suit, brought by former Cleary Gottlieb project attorney Lyle Silva.Read more
Estate planning, although necessary, is never fun. Between federal estate taxes and state inheritance laws, designing a plan for your property after death — and drafting the essential documents — can be a major headache. Those arrangements can only g…Read more
Investigations, criminal and otherwise, need cooperative witnesses to supply evidence. In some cases, that assistance is forthcoming — people report crimes, testify against defendants, or hand over DNA, documents, and other physical evidence. In other…Read more
Joseph Lieberman has withdrawn his name from consideration for FBI director because of the potential conflict of interest caused by President Donald Trump’s hiring of…Read more
Former ABA President Alfred P. (A.P.) Carlton of Raleigh, North Carolina, died on Thursday.
As ABA president from 2002 to 2003, Carlton worked to protect…Read more
An en banc federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed a nationwide injunction that had blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban from taking effect.
Ecommerce can be amazing. With a few simple clicks, a small business can be online in minutes, selling products and services across the globe. However, when it comes to the relatively new area of online affiliate marketing, businesses need to beware of…Read more
Nearly every state and the federal government has hate crime statutes that can increase penalties for crimes targeting specific individuals based on immutable characteristics like race, religion, or national origin. But the wording of hate crime laws, …Read more
Former Texas Judge Suzanne Wooten no longer has a criminal record, despite her 2011 conviction on bribery charges.
Ruling on a writ of innocence, the…Read more
President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the U.S. Justice Department to investigate leaks about Britain’s terrorism probe of the Manchester concert bombing that killed 22…Read more
For nearly 40 years starting in 1971, law schools had an average first-year class size of 246 students, peaking to 262 in 2010. Since then,…Read more
A California judge suspended most of the three-year sentence for a 20-year-old man accused of raping his younger sister, saying the stigma of the conviction…Read more
The ABA filed a motion for summary judgment on Wednesday in its lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education for its decision to drop some…Read more
In February 2015, two drunk drivers crashed head-on in Staten Island, New York, which left William Cuffee, a passenger in of the driver’s vehicles, brain damaged and severely injured. Cuffee’s mother, who now cares for her son, recently filed a lawsuit…Read more
Child support is an inescapable obligation. Even if you were never married to your co-parent, the law still requires that a parent provide financial support to the other parent for their child, except in unusual circumstances. This is separate from ali…Read more
As a result of the 2013 holiday shopping season data breach at Target stores across the country, the retailer has agreed to pay $18.5 million to end a multistate enforcement action. This settlement is reported to be the largest ever in a multistate con…Read more
PayPal claims in a trademark infringement and dilution suit that Pandora’s blue, capital “P” logo, adopted in October, “openly mimics” PayPal’s double P logo.
The parents of a suburban Chicago teen have filed a lawsuit blaming their son’s suicide on an 18-minute interrogation conducted by a police officer and…Read more
California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said the state Supreme Court chambers were flooded with calls from “profane and very angry people” after she asked federal officials in March to stop arresting undocumented immigrants in state courthouses. “If I couldn’t speak out as chief justice, I don’t know who could,” she said Thursday.Read more
Former President Barack Obama rejected a pathway to a Supreme Court clerkship, saying that’s not how you make change.Read more