The Eleventh Circuit held that an Alabama district court wrongly applied federal rather than Alabama state laws when determining privity in a suit between a homeowner and contractor, freeing Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. from defending the contractor's allegedly botched work.
The founder of a lumber equipment company has said he's "shocked" that the law firm where his family's personal attorney is a partner is representing his former employer in a trade secrets theft suit against him, arguing the firm's apparent conflict of interest calls for disqualification.
The First Circuit upheld a lower court decision Friday that blocked two local residents of a coastal Massachusetts town from intervening in a case over a T-Mobile antenna installation in a church steeple, ruling that their local government represented the views of the concerned citizens adequately.
Investment firm Mill Road Capital, represented by Foley Hoag LLP, on Friday announced its offer to buy out Huttig Building Products in a deal valuing the company at about $71.5 million, saying it understands the difficulties faced by microcap companies in creating value for shareholders.
In light of a full D.C. Circuit finding that the House can sue to enforce subpoenas, a majority of the court on Friday bounced the House's suit over whether the Trump administration can reallocate border wall funding to a three-judge panel to decide.
Nearly 60 Democratic members of Congress have demanded that the Trump administration come clean about which major infrastructure projects have benefited from an executive order to fast-track environmental reviews amid the economic downturn sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada on Friday laid out its plan to retaliate against the Trump administration's newly revived tariff on Canadian aluminum, proposing new duties of its own on $2.7 billion worth of U.S. goods, including bicycles, household appliances and sports equipment.
Hales Franciscan is now reportedly hoping to sell all of its Chicago campus, Omninet Capital has reportedly leased out 28,800 square feet east of Los Angeles to Carmichael International Service, and Estate Investments Group is said to be hoping to build a 23-story mixed-use tower in North Miami Beach.
The Sierra Club says the federal government's opposition to a deal the group struck with DTE Energy Co. to resolve long-standing allegations that DTE illegally modified power plants is over the top, unfounded and should be rejected.
In this edition of Coronavirus Q&A, one of Cassin's real estate leaders discusses the challenges of building affordable housing amid the pandemic, but also the continued lending activity for those projects from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Tom Swarbrick of Bracewell LLP has trotted the globe in his youthful career to iron out the intricate legal aspects of some of the world's key up-and-coming energy projects, in sectors ranging from oil and natural gas to solar, earning him a spot among the construction practitioners under age 40 honored as Law360 Rising Stars.
An Oregon federal judge on Thursday refused to block the Trump administration rule narrowing the scope of the Clean Water Act, tossing a challenge to the rule lodged by a ranching industry group.
In the Texas Supreme Court's upcoming term, the court has the chance to clarify what evidence is required for injured employees or relatives of dead employees to hold their employers liable in intentional tort suits and establish how trade secrets are treated during court proceedings. Here, Law360 takes a look at four cases attorneys are watching.
An engineering and consulting company accused RH Energytrans, the company behind the 28-mile Risberg natural gas pipeline, of failing to pay $35 million for a construction contract and additional work, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Pennsylvania federal court.
The city of Corpus Christi, Texas, has asked the state's high court to undo a ruling allowing a lawsuit over a soured $50 million contract to build a wastewater treatment plant to proceed, arguing the holding would effectively change the rules about how governmental immunity can be waived.
The Oakland Athletics baseball team said Wednesday the California Department of Toxic Substances Control has endangered the community near its planned new stadium by allowing a metal shredder facility to release toxic chemicals into the air and water.
The Natural Resources Defense Council and a coalition of environmental groups on Thursday filed the latest federal court challenge against the Trump administration's proposal to update the National Environmental Policy Act to streamline project reviews, arguing the changes are ill-considered and unlawful.
A coalition of industry groups said Wednesday that a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rule supports their lawsuit challenging California's emissions standards for certain off-road engines.
Admiral Indemnity Co. has sued an elevator company seeking reimbursement after an elevator in Chicago's formerly named John Hancock Center fell 84 floors and was shut down by the city, inhibiting customers from accessing its policyholder, the operator of a 95th-floor restaurant.
Nuveen Real Estate has reportedly loaned roughly $60 million for two New Jersey industrial parks, an entity tied to Pascal's Catering is said to have bought a mixed-use property, and Amazon has reportedly finalized a lease for 235,240 square feet in Pennsylvania.
A telecommunications infrastructure company filed a lawsuit against a Texas city Wednesday, claiming the city council's denial of its application to build a T-Mobile cell tower in a residential area was based on reasons that were not supported by substantial evidence.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Bernard McNamee said he will officially step down Sept. 4, which could leave the agency with the minimum number of commissioners needed for a quorum if President Donald Trump's recent nominations don't get confirmed.
The U.S. Court of International Trade admonished the Trump administration on Wednesday for failing to sufficiently explain its decisions for rejecting a steel importer's requests to be excluded from national security tariffs, sending the requests back for reconsideration.
Environmental organizations asked an Alaska federal court to vacate environmental permits for a mining road in the state's southern Brooks Range and national park areas, saying government agencies wrongly allowed the 211-mile road project to move forward.
Sterling Bay has reportedly leased out 20,000 square feet in Chicago, D.R. Horton is said to be under contract to buy 21.1 acres in Florida and JPMorgan has reportedly provided $434 million in CMBS financing for a portfolio of office and industrial properties.
Advances in legal technology are often accompanied by bombastic overstatements, but it is important to separate the wheat from the chaff by looking at where various technologies stand on the hype curve, says Lance Eliot at Stanford Law School.
The D.C. Circuit's recent ruling in Allegheny Defense Project v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission deals a major blow to FERC's use of tolling orders to forestall judicial rehearings, but Congress may soon come to the agency's aid, say Sandra Rizzo and David Skillman at Arnold & Porter.
Updated regulations from the White House Council on Environmental Quality likely preclude government agencies from considering climate change in most National Environmental Policy Act analyses, making litigation over the revisions all but certain, say attorneys at King & Spalding.
The American Bar Association should revise its recently approved best practices on third-party litigation funding as they do not reflect how legal finance actually works and could create confusion among lawyers, says Andrew Cohen at Burford Capital.
In the final year of any presidential administration, there is an undeniable appetite on the part of large law firms for government-savvy legal talent, but firms need to first consider how they will actually utilize their new star hire, says Michael Ellenhorn at Decipher.
Delegating legal work to robots involves several risks, including running afoul of statutes dictating unauthorized practice of law, but with the right precautions, law firms can lawfully employ artificially intelligent chatbots that can imitate human conversations, say attorneys at Haynes and Boone.
The challenges of administering bar exams this year have put the future of the profession in jeopardy, but the American Bar Association at its ongoing annual meeting can adopt a resolution that would urge jurisdictions to take emergency actions with respect to licensure of new attorneys, says Nicholas Allard, former president of Brooklyn Law School.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way judges work, but how has it impacted the volume of work product they generate? Ben Strawn and Omeed Azmoudeh at Davis Graham investigate using data from the PACER federal courts registry.
The COVID-19 crisis represents an inflection point for law firm culture, and smart firm leaders will take advantage of this moment to build innovation-welcoming environments that support partners, associates, business services teams and clients alike, say Jennifer Johnson at Calibrate Legal and Kathleen Pearson at Pillsbury.
Greater access to virtual court proceedings during the pandemic means an increased likelihood that legal arguments will jump from the courtroom to the court of public opinion, so counsel must tailor statements with the client's reputation in mind, says Mike Dolan at Finsbury.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, gender roles in many families have reverted to scenes from the 1960s, and law firms have a huge opportunity — indeed a business imperative — to avoid the mistakes of the past, say Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan and Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks.
Two recent California Superior Court decisions substantially reinforce the strength of a state law requiring swift approval of housing production, allowing the law to work as intended and preclude lengthy litigation challenges, say attorneys at Coblentz Patch.
After 11 years as the fastest civil trial court in the land, the Eastern District of Virginia rocket docket is now tied for second place among the nation's 94 district courts, but the court has moved swiftly to adapt to the COVID-19 crisis and continues to dispense justice safely and efficiently, says Robert Tata at Hunton.
The ongoing litigation over the Trump administration's repeal and replacement of the Obama-era Clean Water Rule provides a road map for what to expect in likely forthcoming lawsuits challenging the White House Council on Environmental Quality's new National Environmental Policy Act regulations, says Christopher Thomas at Perkins Coie.
The outrage over the life-altering consequences of decisions being made around state bar exams during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the classism built into the exam, and the legal profession should take this moment to reevaluate how new attorneys are licensed, say Naomi Shatz and Katherine Dullea at Zalkind Duncan.