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Ninth Circuit judges hearing antitrust claims against an eastern Washington veterinary clinic on Friday kept getting hung up on how two of its vets could've been harmed by noncompete terms in an agreement they never signed and a merger proposal that never came to fruition.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to mull whether a deadline to challenge the Merit Systems Protection Board's decisions can have any wiggle room, taking up a U.S. Department of Defense worker's challenge to a Federal Circuit decision deeming his appeal untimely.
U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced a bill on Friday that would provide back pay to military officers whose promotions were delayed due to a months-long blockade made in protest of a Pentagon abortion policy.
House Republicans are calling on the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to explain more about how it hired a now-former fintech official whose resume was apparently falsified and say what role, if any, he might have had in shaping recent policymaking at the agency.
An automotive supply company had legitimate reasons to believe a former employee breached a separation agreement by potentially stealing trade secrets and recruiting other workers to leave for a competitor, a Michigan appellate panel said in finding the company's unsuccessful suit was not frivolous.
A California federal judge entered judgment Thursday ordering a former Skye Orthobiologics employee to pay more than $62 million to Skye and Human Regenerative Technologies after a jury found the defendant breached his fiduciary duties and loyalty when he started a competing business using the plaintiffs' proprietary information.
The Washington Supreme Court declined on Thursday to give the family of a roofer another chance at a wrongful death suit against the owner of the warehouse where his fatal accident happened, holding the owner shifted its duty to guard the worker against known dangers at the site by selecting a competent contractor.
The Boston Globe will be allowed to obtain a former executive's past employment records regarding any complaints about spending and the reason for his exit from WGBH, as the newspaper defends against a wage and retaliation claim, a Massachusetts judge ruled Thursday.
A trucking company's insurer doesn't owe it defense or indemnity coverage for an employee's personal injury suit, a Texas federal judge ruled, agreeing with the insurer that several policy exclusions bar coverage for employee suits over accidents at work.
A former employee of the Jacksonville Jaguars who oversaw the football team's virtual credit card program was accused by federal prosecutors of charging more than $22 million on the team's credit lines to fund a lavish personal lifestyle.
A Ninth Circuit panel signaled Wednesday that a trial court was too quick to throw out a lawsuit by three doctors who say a Washington hospital failed to protect them from a supervising doctor who bragged about bringing a gun to work and was later convicted of hiring a hitman to assault a former colleague.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a Pennsylvania federal judge's order sanctioning a senior Cooley LLP lawyer after he filed evidence in a patent dispute past the discovery deadline, noting that while the order was "rather harsh," the district judge had the discretion to impose the sanctions.
An Eleventh Circuit panel on Wednesday partly upheld a federal judge's rewrite of a disputed noncompete agreement that a chain of vehicle oil change stations made a former manager sign in return for nearly $2 million from the sale of its Georgia locations.
Three companies from Texas and China and two individuals agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve claims that they fraudulently underpaid customs duties owed on goods imported from China, federal prosecutors announced.
A New Jersey state appeals court on Wednesday refused to revive a malpractice suit against Costello & Mains over claims it gave bad advice to a former client to settle an underlying business dispute, finding the former client waited too long to bring his claims.
Florida justices appeared divided Wednesday over whether the state's highest court was the right place to hash out a politically charged dispute over Gov. Ron DeSantis' suspension of elected state prosecutor Monique Worrell for neglect of duty.
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is expanding its bench of employment and labor attorneys with the addition of a former Novack & Macey LLP and Armstrong Teasdale LLP partner in its Chicago office, the firm announced Wednesday.
Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP has hired a global immigration and mobility partner from Quarles & Brady LLP, who joins the firm to help launch a new office in Washington and serve as that space's managing partner.
McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP wants to erase subpoenas from a former executive accused of stealing from the firm, telling a New Jersey court that the requested information about the firm's tax returns, employee salaries and employees' credit card use is "irrelevant" and overly intrusive.
The Third Circuit upheld Travelers' win in another insurer's suit seeking defense and settlement costs incurred in a $5.6 million trade secrets suit, ruling that their mutual insured's conduct falls within a professional services exclusion in the Travelers policy.
A California federal judge on Monday tossed Philips North America's copyright suit alleging a competitor's former employee stole ultrasound technology by hacking into its software, after the parties agreed to settle the dispute last week.
Two former CEOs of Global Discovery Biosciences Corp. can't dodge claims that they cost the company an opportunity to develop new medical tests by siphoning the resources to another company, a Delaware Chancery Court judge has said.
An Illinois federal court on Tuesday ordered DaVita Inc., a UnitedHealth Group unit and two of the unit's former senior employees to provide a list of people they seek to depose in an antitrust suit accusing the healthcare companies of an anti-competitive no-poach scheme.
Seven crew members on a cruise to Antarctica that set off after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's no-sail order at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic urged the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday to revive their suit against their employer, arguing the proper forum for the claims is Florida.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently adopted its first-ever code of conduct, and counsel will need to work closely with clients in navigating its provisions, from gift-giving to recusal bids, say Phillip Gordon and Mateo Forero at Holtzman Vogel.
Though not formally effective until last week, some courts have been relying for several years on amended federal rules clarifying judges’ gatekeeping role, so counsel should be prepared to justify their expert witnesses’ methodologies and expect additional motion practice on expert testimony admissibility, say Colleen Kenney and Daniel Kelly at Sidley.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand set new standards for sustainability, human rights and sponsorship — and with those new standards come new challenges for those involved in the planning of the 2026 World Cup in North America, say attorneys at Morgan Lewis.
The Second Circuit’s recent decision, holding accusers in Connecticut Title IX sexual misconduct cases are not immune to defamation claims, means that New York higher education institutions should reassess whether their disciplinary hearing procedures both protect due process and encourage victim and witness participation, says Nicole Donatich at Cullen and Dykman.
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.
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.
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.
Research shows that color is a powerful sensory input that affects memory and perception, so attorneys should understand how, when and why to use certain shades in trial graphics to enhance their narrative and draw jurors’ focus, says Adam Bloomberg at IMS Consulting.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission recently approved data privacy regulations under the state's sports wagering act to promote responsible gaming, showing a trend of regulators directing companies on how to protect personal information used by artificial intelligence systems, say Liisa Thomas and Kathryn Smith at Sheppard Mullin.
The U.S. Department of Education’s proposed Title IX regulations for campus disciplinary proceedings would ease the administrative burden on institutions, but raise fairness and due process questions that will likely lead to follow-on litigation, say Markus Funk and Christopher Wilkinson at Perkins Coie.
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.
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.
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.