Google's parent company is on the hunt for a new top lawyer after its embattled chief legal officer announced he would leave next week. Experts say there are lessons others can learn as the tech giant hits the search button.
Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor was sentenced to more than five years behind bars Thursday as victims decried him as a “mobster” and “murderer” who devastated countless families by bribing doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid spray.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said Thursday that it is bringing enforcement actions against five former Wells Fargo executives and has reached settlements with three others over their alleged roles in the bank's sales practices scandal, including a $17.5 million fine for former CEO John Stumpf.
A National Labor Relations Board judge decided Thursday to keep alive the Fight for $15 effort to find McDonald's jointly responsible for franchisees' labor violations until the board rules on a motion to consider new evidence.
The solicitor general told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that the federal government has a myriad of ways to remedy age bias in the workplace other than the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, but the federal employee who filed the suit said that law is the only substantive way to get judicial relief.
Once plastered all over cable news screens, Michael Avenatti will soon be making his first of several planned appearances before a different audience: federal jurors. The embattled attorney and former Trump sparring partner will be facing an uphill battle next week in New York as he fights charges that he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike.
Former Insys Therapeutics Inc. Vice President Alec Burlakoff, infamous for dressing as an anthropomorphic bottle of fentanyl spray and rapping about titration in a sales video, was sentenced Thursday to 26 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe opioids.
Google and Amazon are selling bootlegged copies of recordings by “virtually every well-known recording artist from the 1930s through the 1960s,” including Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, side-by-side with legal recordings from legitimate record labels, according to six lawsuits filed this week in California and Washington federal courts.
MetLife has asked a New York federal court to toss a former executive's suit claiming she was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars less than some male colleagues, saying she failed to assert enough facts for her complaints to amount to more than "trivial and petty slights."
A New York federal judge on Thursday closed the book on a proposed class action accusing cosmetics giant Avon and its North American spinoff of discriminating against pregnant employees after the parties said they had reached a settlement.
Increasing congressional support for leadership, programs and legislation that prioritize corporate diversity and inclusion is pushing financial services companies to recognize the importance of equitable performance metrics that focus on results, say Weldon Latham and Michael Hatcher at Jackson Lewis.
Three new National Labor Relations Board rulings that overturn Obama-era pro-worker precedents may indicate that now is a good time for employers to strengthen their workplace policies on nonbusiness email use, investigation confidentiality and union dues, say Charles Caulkins and Garrett Kamen at Fisher Phillips.
New draft guidelines from the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission clarify how the agencies will approach vertical merger inquiries and signal that parties will be held accountable for proving pro-competitive benefits, say former FTC acting commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen and Christine Ryu-Naya of Baker Botts.
Former White House counsel Don McGahn told a New Jersey audience Thursday that it’s the client, not the attorney, who decides if a lawyer will testify in a legal matter, giving insight into his fight to kill a subpoena connected to the impeachment trial underway.
California State Bar leaders took another step Thursday toward opening up the regulation of legal services in the state, launching the assembly of a task force to explore a licensing scheme under which paraprofessionals would provide certain legal services and advice to consumers.
A New Jersey state appeals court on Thursday said judges should consider the substance of witness testimony, among other factors, in deciding whether someone can testify via live video at a civil trial, ending at least eight years of uncertainty about the parameters of testimony permitted by the state Supreme Court but unaddressed in state court rules.
Shaw Keller is a legal lion this week for helping Teva Pharmaceuticals score the earliest generic license for Allergan's Linzess, while The Bloom Firm landed among the legal lambs after a judge declined to sanction a billionaire after a trial on a former employee's sexual battery claims.
On this week’s episode of The Term podcast, we explain the arcane insult that Chief Justice John Roberts reintroduced on his first day — and night — overseeing President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, and then bring on a special guest to dissect the high-stakes arguments in a Montana tax case questioning church and state boundaries.