A naturalized citizen must face tax penalties for his failure to report foreign bank accounts to the Internal Revenue Service because the government proved he willfully attempted to hide his income overseas, the Eleventh Circuit said Friday.
The Federal Trade Commission and 48 attorneys general are seeking to force Facebook in D.C. federal court to engage in conversations concerning how discovery will be handled if the court rejects the tech giant's pending motion to throw out their antitrust cases.
A Florida federal judge has ruled that Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting Inc. and a subsidiary's handling of a hospital pension plan they were hired to wind down was aboveboard, rejecting Foundation Resolution Corp.'s claims that their strategy violated federal benefits law.
The Eleventh Circuit has sent a suit back to court that alleges a surgical tool made by Intuitive Surgical Inc. caused internal burns during a woman's hysterectomy, saying the district court was wrong to disqualify the woman's expert on the basis of him having never used the tool.
The Florida Supreme Court has rejected a proposed 60-day suspension for a Miami judge charged with tasking his court staff with personal errands and skipping out on work, signaling that the court is leaning toward a harsher penalty.
This past week in London has seen Citadel Securities sue a former trader, a shipping company appeal findings involving a jailed tycoon, and the U.K. arm of Tata Steel file suit against companies owned by Indian tycoon Sanjeev Gupta. Here, Law360 looks at those and other cases.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a major strain on hotels as occupancy levels have been low for more than a year. As the vaccine rolls out and leisure travel picks up, business will likely rebound unevenly across the hotel sector. Here, Law360 looks at the road ahead.
A Deutsche Bank trustee unit has accused a Florida foreclosure defense attorney of using secretive and abusive litigation tactics against big banks to pull off an "egregious" scam that has scored more than $30 million in default judgments.
The Federal Trade Commission can't save its antitrust claims against Facebook with "an artificial construct" of a product market, and state attorneys general can't establish themselves as sovereign competition enforcers, the social media giant has told a D.C. federal judge.
The state of Florida asked a federal court on Thursday to immediately block the federal government from enforcing its now yearlong ban on cruises due to the COVID-19 pandemic while the state pursues its recently filed lawsuit looking to knock down the restrictions.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge preliminarily denied a motion Thursday to lift a stay in The Hertz Corp.'s Chapter 11 to state or U.S. district court suits over the car rental giant's alleged practice of falsely reporting rented cars as stolen, leading to unjustified arrests.
Insurer Berkshire Hathaway told the Eleventh Circuit Thursday that a lower court erred in finding that a Florida woman's life insurance policy it purchased through a secondary market had been originally procured through an illegal transaction, and that it must pay more than $4 million in proceeds to the woman's estate.
A group of 10 states on Thursday alleged President Joe Biden exceeded his authority and circumvented normal rulemaking procedure when he instructed federal agencies to institute an expanded system for calculating greenhouse gas pollution's harms.
The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday said in a matter of first impression that a consumer can pursue claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act that a debt collection company violated the law by giving a vendor his information.
Nuveen has reportedly paid $46.5 million for a Florida apartment complex, MCB Real Estate is said to have dropped $16 million on a Maryland retail property, and Sunbeam Properties has reportedly bought a Florida restaurant building for $13.5 million.
The Florida Senate passed a bill Thursday to limit local control of seaports, bringing the state one step closer to blocking three voter-approved amendments to the Key West city charter to ban large cruise ships from docking at the Florida island because of health and environmental concerns.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday struck a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana, finding that the proposed ballot summary is misleading because it tells voters that the constitutional amendment would "permit" possession of marijuana without mentioning potential criminal liability under federal law.
Cases accusing a Pennsylvania cookware company of selling pots and pans that turn dangerously sharp after trips through the dishwasher will be grouped together in a Pittsburgh federal court, where a judge brought together four cases Thursday.
An ex-manager at an Alabama state pension fund urged the Eleventh Circuit to grant a full-panel rehearing of her gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, claiming the judges who affirmed the lower court's decision to dismiss the case broke with court precedent.
Greystone said Thursday it has provided $43 million in financing to K&J Residential Group for a multifamily property in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
A Florida appeals court won't reconsider its decision that a 2018 county referendum approving a tax increase can be made constitutional by severing unconstitutional provisions, with dissenting judges asserting a recent state Supreme Court decision invalidated the panel's previous holding.
An employment agency and a purported foreign student placement agency schemed to unlawfully hire noncitizens in restaurants and hotels, prosecutors say in a 36-count indictment unsealed Wednesday against the companies, and nine of their officers and managers.
An international tribunal's failure to disclose several lucrative cross-appointments that allegedly created an impression of bias is again at the forefront of a petition to vacate an arbitral award issued in a contentious dispute over a multibillion-dollar project to expand the Panama Canal.
Twitter has asked a Florida judge to dismiss with prejudice a federal defamation suit filed by the former owner of a Delaware computer repair shop where a laptop purportedly owned by Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, allegedly surfaced, saying none of the social media giant's actions were defamatory.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge Wednesday declined to give potential alternative equity backers of Hertz Global's Chapter 11 plan more time to finalize their proposal, instead giving the car rental giant the go-ahead to send its restructuring plan out for a creditor vote.
Courts are leading the way in ensuring oral argument opportunities for newer attorneys by incorporating innovative language in a variety of orders, and private parties can and should follow suit by incorporating similar language into case management orders, say Megan Jones and Halli Spraggins at Hausfeld.
The Small Business Reorganization Act appears to be fulfilling its promise: Bankruptcy cases under the act are cheaper, more efficient and leading to more consensual reorganizations of eligible small businesses, say Robert Keach and Adam Prescott at Bernstein Shur.
Amid economic uncertainty and increasing pressure on corporate legal departments to do more with less, work management processes should be aimed at tracking legal teams' every contribution, including routine matters that can be reallocated to nonlegal staff, says Aaron Pierce at LexisNexis CounselLink.
The American Bar Association's recent guidance on what constitutes materially adverse interests between clients makes clear that lawyers should not take comfort in a current representation just because a former client is not on the opposite side of the v., and those hoping to avoid disqualification should consider five steps, says Hilary Gerzhoy at Harris Wiltshire.
Contrary to claims made in a recent Law360 guest article, nonlawyer ownership has incrementally improved the England and Wales legal system — with more innovation and more opportunities for lawyers — and there is no reason why those outcomes cannot also be achieved in the U.S., say Crispin Passmore at Passmore Consulting and Zachariah DeMeola at the University of Denver.
Marketing professionals often do not have firsthand knowledge of current legal trends and client issues, so law firms need to commit to an ongoing knowledge extraction process — a series of steps to draw out attorney insights that can help marketers create effective and frequent thought leadership content, says Michelle Calcote King at Reputation Ink.
The pandemic forced a digital reckoning on the legal profession — which switched to remote workforces, paperless workflows and digital signatures seemingly overnight — and law firms and corporate legal departments can keep up the innovation momentum with three guiding principles, says Kevin Clem at HBR Consulting.
Predictive analytics — the marriage of statistics and machine learning now commonly used in litigation for document review and production — will soon likely bring exciting new uses in discovery and beyond, offering attorneys more data-driven ways to establish facts and predict case outcomes, say Richard Finkelman and Karl Schliep at Berkeley Research Group.
With so little progress made in the diversification of the legal industry, Black History Month is a good time for law firms to adjust their organizational cultures, ensuring that diversity and inclusion goals are transparent and measured in the same way billable hour and other core targets are — through written, enforceable policies, says Paulette Brown at Locke Lord.
The First Circuit's recent decision in NH Lottery Commission v. Rosen, that state-run, intrastate, online lotteries can continue to operate, may precipitate significant growth in the gambling industry despite limitations on online wagering, say attorneys at White & Case.
In 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice had its most active year yet in initiating new False Claims Act matters despite the pandemic and several key questions that have divided courts — and the surge in activity is expected to continue this year, say attorneys at Epstein Becker.
On the heels of nationwide calls to address systemic racism and inequality, five sitting state and federal judges shed light on the disparities that exist in the justice system and how to guard against bias in this series of Law360 guest articles.
A D.C. appeals court's recent decision in Jacobson Holman v. Gentner sharply limiting the ability of law firms to financially penalize departing partners continues a clear trend among court rulings and bar ethics opinions, and should encourage firms to review their partnership agreements for any ethical land mines, says Alan Kabat at Bernabei & Kabat.
The absence of a federal COVID-19 liability shield has created ongoing uncertainty for insurance carriers, who must understand protections afforded by a complicated patchwork of state-specific laws and executive actions, says Mackenzie Moy at Zelle.
The New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Delaney v. Dickey tracks and builds on other jurisdictions' limitations on the enforceability of arbitration provisions in law firm retainer agreements, and provides useful guidance for lawyers hoping to bind clients to arbitration, say attorneys at Harris Wiltshire.