Ten state attorneys general, all Democrats, entered the challenge to T-Mobile’s purchase of Sprint. Now, after months of ebb and flow that included the addition of a single Republican AG, the number stands at 14 and no longer includes that sole claim to bipartisanship. Here, Law360 takes a look at the states that have joined the challenge and the ones that have left.
States and environmentalists fought the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's bid to hold off on enforcing Obama-era regulations to reduce emissions from landfills while it weighs an appeal, telling a California federal court the stay would just be another delay tactic.
An Illinois Wingstop franchisee who owns and operates at least six restaurants in the state requires his employees to scan their fingerprints to track their attendance in violation of their biometric privacy rights, according to a state class action filed Thursday.
A proposed class of parents and children urged an Illinois federal court Thursday to approve a “groundbreaking” $1.1 million settlement to resolve claims that the popular short-form video app TikTok collected and shared personally identifiable information about children under the age of 13 without parental consent.
Eleven law firms are slated to guide six initial public offerings that could raise a combined $2.7 billion during the week of Dec. 9 as the IPO market enters the final stretch of 2019, led by a sizable offering from a Brazilian digital broker.
An Illinois federal judge gave the final signoff Friday to a $27.5 million deal over DeVry Education Group Inc.'s allegedly inflated graduate data, including a request for almost $7.43 million in attorney fees.
A Chinese artificial Christmas tree maker is seeking to recoup the money it lost for 2018 holiday shipments to Sears, asking a New York federal judge to overturn a bankruptcy court ruling that its $5.4 million claim in the retailer's Chapter 11 case is unsecured, according to a Friday announcement.
Facebook is pressing the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit ruling that preserved a potentially multibillion-dollar class action over its face-scanning practices, arguing that the dispute provides a "clean vehicle" to review thorny standing and class certification issues.
A Cook County judge said Thursday it would be “premature” to dismiss claims against two EY employees accused of stealing confidential information from their former employer, saying discovery would offer a clearer picture of whether the information in question amounts to trade secrets.
Two former analysts for health care advertising company Outcome Health LLC told an Illinois federal judge Thursday they are not guilty of charges that they participated in a criminal conspiracy involving a multi-pronged advertising fraud targeting the company’s clients.
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP said Wednesday it hired a Williams Montgomery & John litigator to its product liability practice group who has "significant experience" representing domestic and international companies in high-stakes matters.
Agriculture giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. filed a trademark infringement suit against similarly named hemp processor ADM Labs LLC in Chicago federal court on Thursday.
The Seventh Circuit has revived a Joliet, Illinois, police sergeant's bias suit claiming he was unlawfully denied pay and benefits while away on National Guard duty, rejecting the city's claim that federal anti-discrimination law didn't apply.
The Seventh Circuit has partially revived a lawsuit filed by woman who joined the Indiana Army National Guard to participate in a volunteer program but was kicked out for writing a book based on her earlier work as a phone sex operator, ruling that the woman's book was protected speech.
Dairy producers and buyers said Wednesday they've reached a $220 million settlement to end class action claims in Illinois federal court accusing the producers of orchestrating a price-fixing scheme through a now-canceled program to slaughter dairy cows.
A privacy breach exposing customers’ credit card numbers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport was the result of a Pittsburgh-area parking technology company’s maintenance failure and contract breach, not a hack or cyberattack that would be covered by the company’s insurance policy, an AIG unit told a Pennsylvania federal court Wednesday.
A Chicago private equity firm and its executives accused of acting as unregistered brokers and dealers must face the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission's lawsuit seeking to hold them liable over an alleged $17.8 million stock scheme, an Illinois federal judge said Wednesday.
A Seventh Circuit judge cast doubt Wednesday on a Chicago real estate developer's claim that mitigating evidence would have led to a lower sentence for his role in a $22.9 million bank fraud.
CareerBuilder has urged an Illinois federal judge to toss a former worker's proposed class action claiming the company lost its 401(k) plan millions of dollars in excessive fees in violation of ERISA, saying his complaint was "long on conclusions but short on relevant facts."
A proposed class of parents and children on Tuesday accused popular short-form video app TikTok of tracking, collecting and sharing personally identifiable information about children under the age of 13 without parental consent, according to a suit lodged in Illinois federal court.
An Illinois federal judge sided with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Tuesday in determining a jury didn't need to consider the defense of contributory negligence when it found Chicago Title Insurance Co. breached its fiduciary duty to Founders Bank in a real estate flip case.
An Illinois federal jury on Tuesday convicted a father on 24 counts and his son on 13 counts over charges that they convinced family members and two church congregations to invest in what was really a $1.3 million Ponzi scheme involving apartments in distress.
A New York federal judge barred states behind a legal challenge to T-Mobile's planned purchase of Sprint from using foreign wireless merger studies Monday, saying their relevance would be “dubious at best.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., are readying a bill that would make businesses assign shifts to existing part-time workers before taking on new hires, and extend some benefits to part-timers, they said Tuesday.
Numerator is reportedly close to leasing roughly 60,000 square feet in Chicago from Brookfield, Vornado is said to have landed $800 million in financing for a New York City property, and Walmart has reportedly sold a former Sam's Club store in Florida for $13 million.
State legislators are already hammering out their agendas for 2020, with data privacy and security, the gig economy, drug prices and Medicaid expansion likely to be central to next year's state legislative battles, says Rich Ehisen of State Net Capitol Journal.
If certiorari is granted in the Seventh Circuit's Chicago v. Fulton case, the U.S. Supreme Court will have the opportunity to resolve the growing circuit split over the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay on creditors concerning turnover of a debtor’s impounded vehicle, say Alexandra Dugan and Elizabeth Brusa of Bradley Arant.
In light of the NCAA's recent proposed rule change on student-athlete compensation, and state and federal legislative developments in this area, people are again questioning whether student-athletes should be considered employees of the universities for whom they serve as a major revenue stream, says Sara Moore of Nemeth Law.
Local and state laws concerning drones are widespread, but so, too, are confusion and disagreement over the extent of federal jurisdiction in this area. The Federal Aviation Administration's forthcoming remote identification rules may help resolve some of these conflicts, says Mark Dombroff of Fox Rothschild.
Although lateral partner hiring is the preferred method of inorganic growth among law firms, the traditional approach to vetting does not employ sufficient due diligence by the hiring firm, says Michael Ellenhorn at executive search firm Decipher Competitive Intelligence.
The Illinois Legislature’s recently passed tax bills — covering sales tax sourcing, contingency-fee auditors and qui tam plaintiffs — conflict with the existing tax infrastructure and each other, making life more complicated for businesses, says Michael Wynne of Jones Day.
At oral argument last week, the U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed likely to rule that the Trump administration had sufficient reasons to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which would leave the lives of DACA recipients and their families in limbo, says Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer at Cornell Law School.
To respond to the rapidly evolving legal landscape, companies that incorporate biometric data into their business practices can take several steps to minimize the risk of privacy litigation exposure, say Jeffrey Rosenthal and David Oberly of Blank Rome.
A little over one year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in SAS Institute v. Iancu, data show a 5% increase in district court-granted stays of litigation pending inter partes review, and the grant rate disparities may influence new patent filings toward certain venues and defendants facing patent infringement claims toward others, say attorneys at Armond Wilson.
While there are only three state biometric privacy laws on the books, there is a growing trend of states' introducing biometric privacy bills, many of which feature far-reaching private right of action provisions that would substantially increase the level of regulatory and litigation risk, say Jeffrey Rosenthal and David Oberly of Blank Rome.
While the Seventh Circuit’s recent Americans with Disabilities Act decisions in Richardson v. Chicago Transit Authority and Shell v. BNSF Railway make clear employers may consider weight when evaluating a worker’s fitness for a position, they don't provide free rein to make hiring decisions based on obesity, say Jennifer Froehlich and Andrew Fiske at Holland & Knight.
Businesses with a presence in Wisconsin should be aware of the state's proposals for regulating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — in particular, its plans to set extremely low allowable levels of PFAS in drinking water, say George Marek and Lauren Harpke of Quarles & Brady.
While programs granting a licensing advantage to communities disproportionately impacted by the criminalization of cannabis have gained support in progressive legislative circles, they are failing due to poor legislative design, says Avis Bulbulyan of SIVA Enterprises.
Because the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has punted on whether Regulation Best Interest will preempt state broker-dealer conduct standards, state laws may face challenges under the doctrines of conflict preemption, as well as limitations from the federal securities laws, say attorneys at Williams & Jensen.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently approved two regional transmission organizations' energy storage proposals. But full integration of storage resources into the wholesale market will be complex — and ongoing litigation could force FERC to change its approach, say attorneys at Greenberg Traurig.