• December 04, 2023

    NC Bank Accuses Ex-VP, Administrator Of Looting Client Info

    A North Carolina community bank is suing a former vice president in its wealth management division and a former administrator for allegedly absconding with a slew of client information when they quit to work for a competitor earlier this year.

  • December 01, 2023

    Fighters Say UFC Can't Avoid Wage Suppression Trial

    Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters assailed the company for trying to avoid trial next year on antitrust claims alleging it suppressed wages by up to $1.6 billion through coercive, exclusive contracts and the purchase of rival promoters, telling a Nevada federal judge UFC's arguments for dismissal are deeply contradictory.  

  • December 01, 2023

    TikTok Parent Rips Coder's 'Gamesmanship,' Urges Arbitration

    TikTok's parent company ByteDance urged a California federal judge at a remote hearing Friday to send an engineer's wrongful termination suit accusing it of being the Chinese Communist Party's "propaganda tool" to arbitration, arguing the plaintiff has engaged in "gamesmanship" to avoid that and get to the state court's "bully pulpit."

  • December 01, 2023

    Justices Call O'Connor 'American Hero,' 'Perfect Trailblazer'

    Following news of retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's death at the age of 93, current and former high court justices paid public homage to her trailblazing career, devotion to the rule of law and illuminating charisma.

  • December 01, 2023

    4th Circ. Nixes Ex-Contech Exec's Antitrust Conviction

    The Fourth Circuit on Friday overturned a bid-rigging conviction for a former executive of aluminum pipe maker Contech because the indictment alleged the wrong crime, but left his fraud convictions intact.

  • December 01, 2023

    Former Clerks Say Justice O'Connor Still Worth Emulating

    BigLaw attorneys mentored by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who died Friday after a lengthy battle with dementia, say she'll be remembered as an incisive jurist who always put facts and practical considerations above abstract ideological commitments, as well as a deeply gracious and down-to-earth woman who never let her dedication to the law overshadow her zest for life.

  • December 01, 2023

    Airline Execs Cop To Accepting $1.2M In Contract Bribes

    A trio of airline executives pled guilty to accepting bribes from a company in exchange for agreeing to help the company obtain contracts from the airline at Newark Liberty International Airport, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

  • December 01, 2023

    DC Circ. Prods DOJ, Realtors Over Limits Of Antitrust Deal

    A D.C. Circuit panel seemed skeptical during oral arguments Friday that a deal between the National Association of Realtors and the U.S. Department of Justice ending an antitrust investigation meant the agency could never reopen the probe.

  • December 01, 2023

    3rd Circ. Lets Rule Stand In Case Where FERC Deadlocked

    The Third Circuit on Friday upheld a rule change allowing the nation's largest grid operator to no longer require state-backed renewable energy sources to meet a price floor in electricity capacity auctions, holding that the appellate court can review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission deadlock that allowed the rule to take effect.

  • December 01, 2023

    Med Tech Co. Sues AI Maker Over Use Of 'Judi' Mark

    Boston-based AGMednet told a Massachusetts court Friday that the company behind a JUDY-branded AI cloud assistant service, Judefly, wrongfully accused it of trademark infringement, claiming it had used the "Judi" mark for years before Judefly developed its AI tool.

  • December 01, 2023

    4 Decisions For Which Justice O'Connor Will Be Remembered

    Many of the hotly divided cases at the U.S. Supreme Court came down to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a central force on the bench whose savviness at striking compromises and taking a pragmatic approach to resolve disputes is on full display in four opinions.

  • December 01, 2023

    Monthly Merger Review Snapshot

    The U.S. Department of Justice pushed a bid in federal court to block JetBlue's planned purchase of Spirit Airlines, as the Federal Trade Commission urged a court to pause a health care data company's deal and enforcers in the U.K. and Europe both found problems with Adobe's planned $20 billion acquisition of design collaboration company Figma.

  • December 01, 2023

    Off The Bench: NBA Sales, More Crypto Woes, Favre Appeal

    In this week's Off The Bench, two NBA franchises engineer massive shake-ups in their ownership structures, new lawsuits target the sports world's entanglement with cryptocurrency, and NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre appeals his loss in a defamation case.

  • December 01, 2023

    Justice O'Connor Shattered Barriers, Built Bridges

    A Southwestern cowgirl who will always be known as the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor inspired those around her with an indomitable work ethic, a deep affection for public service and an innate ability to drive consensus among her colleagues.

  • December 01, 2023

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    This past week in London has seen Lenovo Group and LM Ericsson embroiled in a patent dispute, Jaguar Land Rover face legal action from a number of employees over contract breaches, and Dexia Credit file another swaps claim with property administrator Patrimonio del Trentino. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

  • December 01, 2023

    UK Clears Siemens Deal For EV Charging Biz

    The U.K.'s competition regulator said on Friday that it will not investigate the proposed acquisition by German technology giant Siemens AG of a Dutch electric vehicle charging company any further and will close the case.

  • December 01, 2023

    Kraft, Kellogg Nab $18M In Egg Price-Fixing Damages

    An Illinois federal jury said Friday the nation's largest egg producers and two industry groups should pay $17.7 million to Kraft, Kellogg, Nestle and General Mills as damages for conspiring to artificially inflate prices, an award a judge said will "obviously" be trebled.

  • December 01, 2023

    Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman On Supreme Court, Dies

    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the court's first female member, died Friday at 93, according to the court. Justice O'Connor's position at the ideological center of the court gave her outsized influence in controversial cases during her 25-year tenure.

  • November 30, 2023

    Google VP Describes Stiff Competition At Antitrust Trial

    A Google executive took the stand Thursday in the trial over Epic Games' antitrust suit over Google's Android app store, telling a California federal jury that he woke up every day for a decade thinking about the fierce competition between Google Play and Apple's App Store.

  • November 30, 2023

    Dem Slams GOP Subpoenas As Attempts To 'Feed The Beast'

    Republicans who have been flooding federal agencies with broad information demands are just chefs working to "feed the beast" that is former President Donald Trump, one Democratic congressman said Thursday at an oversight hearing held by a House Judiciary subcommittee.

  • November 30, 2023

    Google Escapes Maps Antitrust Action, For Now

    A California federal judge on Thursday tossed a proposed antitrust class action accusing Google of leveraging its "enormous market power" to coerce businesses that use its Maps product into paying for other digital services, saying the plaintiffs need to take another crack at presenting a "cognizable tying claim."

  • November 30, 2023

    Premera Launches Fresh Takeda Antitrust Suit Over IBS Drug

    A Blue Cross affiliate has once again lodged a proposed class action against Takeda Pharmaceuticals over an alleged conspiracy to keep generic versions of the drug Amitiza off the market, filing a tweaked version of its suit just weeks after a Massachusetts federal judge threw out its initial attempt.

  • November 30, 2023

    32 Sens., Chamber Of Commerce Slam Digital Trade Pivot

    The Biden administration faced renewed criticism regarding its recent pullback from digital trade policy discussions in a pair of letters Thursday voicing complaints from almost three dozen members of Congress and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

  • November 30, 2023

    Invisalign Customers Get Class Certification In Antitrust Suits

    A California federal judge certified two classes of buyers of Invisalign teeth aligners, but denied a motion to certify a class that bought mouth scanners, for two separate cases proceeding in parallel, both alleging the maker of Invisalign has a monopoly on the market for teeth straightening plastic aligners.

  • November 30, 2023

    Lack Of Net Neutrality Rules 'Crazy,' FCC Chair Tells Congress

    The Federal Communications Commission's chief at a House hearing on Thursday sought to deflect a barrage of criticism lobbed by Republicans at the FCC's plan to revive net neutrality rules, saying it makes no sense that the country still lacks a federal broadband regulator in 2023.

Expert Analysis

  • Managing ANDA Venue Issues As Del. And NJ Filings Rise

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    Delaware and New Jersey have prevailed as the primary forum for pharmaceutical litigation as more generic companies file abbreviated new drug applications, but this venue scheme presents traps for the unwary, and legislation may still be necessary to ensure fairness and predictability, say Timothy Cook and Kevin Yurkerwich at WilmerHale.

  • Series

    Writing Thriller Novels Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Authoring several thriller novels has enriched my work by providing a fresh perspective on my privacy practice, expanding my knowledge, and keeping me alert to the next wave of issues in an increasingly complex space — a reminder to all lawyers that extracurricular activities can help sharpen professional instincts, says Reece Hirsch at Morgan Lewis.

  • What Lawyers Must Know About Calif. State Bar's AI Guidance

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    Initial recommendations from the State Bar of California regarding use of generative artificial intelligence by lawyers have the potential to become a useful set of guidelines in the industry, covering confidentiality, supervision and training, communications, discrimination and more, say attorneys at Debevoise.

  • Industry Must Elevate Native American Women Attys' Stories

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    The American Bar Association's recent research study into Native American women attorneys' experiences in the legal industry reveals the glacial pace of progress, and should inform efforts to amplify Native voices in the field, says Mary Smith, president of the ABA.

  • Understanding Discovery Obligations In Era Of Generative AI

    Excerpt from Practical Guidance
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    Attorneys and businesses must adapt to the unique discovery challenges presented by generative artificial intelligence, such as chatbot content and prompts, while upholding the principles of fairness, transparency and compliance with legal obligations in federal civil litigation, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

  • Why Criminal No-Poach Cases Can Be Deceptively Complex

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    Mark Rosman at Wilson Sonsini discusses the reasons many criminal no-poach cases that appear simple are actually more complicated than they seem, following several jury trial acquittals and two dismissed cases.

  • Forecasting The Impact Of High Court Debit Card Rule Case

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    John Delionado and Aidan Gross at Hunton consider how the U.S. Supreme Court's forthcoming ruling in a retailer's suit challenging a Federal Reserve rule on debit card swipe fees could affect agency regulations both new and old, as well as the businesses that might seek to challenge them.

  • The Case For Post-Bar Clerk Training Programs At Law Firms

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    In today's competitive legal hiring market, an intentionally designed training program for law school graduates awaiting bar admission can be an effective way of creating a pipeline of qualified candidates, says Brent Daub at Gilson Daub.

  • What's At Stake In Bystolic 'Side Deals' Litigation

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    In re: Bystolic Antitrust Litigation, which has oral argument set for next month, will likely shed light on how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit views side deals, and could create a circuit split in pleading standards for reverse payment cases, say attorneys at Axinn.

  • Attorneys Have An Ethical Duty To Protect The Judiciary

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    The tenor of public disagreement and debate has become increasingly hostile against judges, and though the legislative branch is trying to ameliorate this safety gap, lawyers have a moral imperative and professional requirement to stand with judges in defusing attacks against them and their rulings, says Deborah Winokur at Cozen O'Connor.

  • Cross-Market Implications In FTC's Anesthesia Complaint

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    The Federal Trade Commission's recent complaint against a private equity firm's acquisition of anesthesiology practices highlights the controversial issue of cross-market harm in health care provider mergers, and could provide important insights into how a court may view such theories of harm, say Christopher Lau and Dina Older Aguilar at Cornerstone Research.

  • FTC Orange Book Move Signals New Pharma Patent Scrutiny

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    The Federal Trade Commission's recent dispute against improper listing of drug patents in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Orange Book indicates heightened surveillance of the pharmaceutical industry, particularly where competition-related consequences of patent or regulatory processes are concerned, say attorneys at Fenwick.

  • AI Can Help Lawyers Overcome The Programming Barrier

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    Legal professionals without programming expertise can use generative artificial intelligence to harness the power of automation and other technology solutions to streamline their work, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with coding, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.

  • Preparing Law Students For A New, AI-Assisted Legal World

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    As artificial intelligence rapidly transforms the legal landscape, law schools must integrate technology and curricula that address AI’s innate challenges — from ethics to data security — to help students stay ahead of the curve, say Daniel Garrie at Law & Forensics, Ryan Abbott at JAMS and Karen Silverman at Cantellus Group.

  • General Counsel Need Data Literacy To Keep Up With AI

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    With the rise of accessible and powerful generative artificial intelligence solutions, it is imperative for general counsel to understand the use and application of data for myriad important activities, from evaluating the e-discovery process to monitoring compliance analytics and more, says Colin Levy at Malbek.

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