The Democratic National Committee told a Manhattan federal judge Friday there is no need to take judicial notice of the Mueller report in considering the plausibility of its complaint claiming the party was harmed by email hacking in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
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DNC Wants Mueller Report Kept Out Of Election Hack Suit

The Democratic National Committee told a Manhattan federal judge Friday there is no need to take judicial notice of the Mueller report in considering the plausibility of its complaint claiming the party was harmed by email hacking in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

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Ex-Credit Suisse Director Cops To Role In $2B Loan Fraud

A former Credit Suisse managing director on Friday admitted to his role in a bribery and investor fraud scheme involving $2 billion in loans to state-backed companies in Mozambique, telling a New York federal judge he conspired to defraud those who invested in the debt.

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SFX Directors, CEO To Pay $7.5M To End Shareholder Suit

The directors of dance music festival promoter SFX Entertainment Inc. and its CEO have agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle an investor suit alleging they tried to fraudulently bolster the company's stock price before declaring bankruptcy in February 2016.

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Chocolatier's $49M Sandy Coverage Claim Headed To Trial

Madelaine Chocolate Novelties Inc.’s bid to force a Chubb Ltd. insurer to pay an additional $49 million for property damage and business interruption losses caused by Superstorm Sandy is bound for trial after a New York federal judge held Thursday that the scope of coverage under the chocolatier’s policy is unclear due to several conflicting terms.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Model Gigi Hadid Escapes Copyright Suit Over Instagram Pic

Supermodel Gigi Hadid has escaped a copyright suit against her for posting a paparazzi photo of herself on Instagram, after a New York federal judge on Thursday found that the company that owns the photo failed to obtain a registered copyright for the photo before bringing the suit.

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Real Housewife Settles Pay-Seizure Suit With Vineyard Vines

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Margaret Josephs has settled a New York state court lawsuit over clothier Vineyard Vines’ bid to intercept her Bravo pay to help satisfy a $610,000 federal copyright infringement judgment, a lawyer for the reality star said Friday.

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EMPLOYMENT

2nd Circ. Revives NYC Taxi Drivers' Unfair Suspension Suits

The Second Circuit ruled Friday that New York City's practice of summarily suspending licenses for taxi drivers who've been arrested but not yet convicted deprives them of due process by denying them meaningful opportunities to challenge their suspensions.

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SECURITIES & WHITE COLLAR

4 Arrested Over $10M Medicaid Fraud Via NYC Pharmacy

A New York City pharmacy owner and three of her managers were arrested over a multifaceted scheme that included bribing customers to have their HIV drug prescriptions filled there and over $10 million in Medicaid fraud, the New York attorney general announced Friday.

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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Goodwin Guides Radiology Biz To $4B Valuation

Venture capital-backed Radiology Partners, guided by Goodwin, said Friday it reached a $4 billion valuation following an investment from Starr Investment Holdings.

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BANKRUPTCY

Cancer Center Ch. 11 Reopened, But Not For Antitrust Fight

A New York bankruptcy judge told cancer treatment center chain 21st Century Oncology he won’t reopen its Chapter 11 case for the purpose of quashing the antitrust claims of a group of its former doctors and the indemnification claims of its ex-CEO.

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BANKING

Judge Won't Let HSBC Hong Kong Kill Discovery In Ponzi Suit

A New York federal judge on Friday said he would not reconsider his decision to order jurisdictional discovery for claims that HSBC's Hong Kong affiliate aided a Ponzi scheme that pulled $37 million from investors' pockets.

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ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL

SC Utility Customers Tell 2nd Circ. To Revive Nuke Plant Suit

Two South Carolina utility customers on Friday asked the Second Circuit to revive a suit against Westinghouse Electric Co. to recover payments made for an abandoned nuclear project, saying their claims arise from Westinghouse’s post-Chapter 11 acts.

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PERSONAL INJURY & MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

NY Court OKs Hospital's Trial Win In Patient Death Suit

A New York state appellate court has upheld a jury verdict in favor of a Hudson Valley hospital in a suit brought by the family of a deceased hip replacement patient, saying the trial came down to a battle of experts and the verdict was reasonable.

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IMMIGRATION

Advocates Seek Info On Deportation Program For Convicts

Immigrant advocates announced Friday that they had filed suit in New York federal court seeking records relating to a Trump administration program that allegedly allows immigration judges to conduct removal proceedings for noncitizens while they are serving criminal sentences.

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NATIVE AMERICAN

Wells Fargo Says Tribe Must Pay In $250M Loan Dispute

Wells Fargo has sued the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California in New York state court, accusing the tribe and its economic development authority of participating in a scheme to avoid making payments owed as part of a $250 million loan agreement.

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PEOPLE

Polsinelli Bags Blank Rome Real Estate, Retail Litigator

Polsinelli PC has hired a real estate and commercial litigator with experience in retail internal investigations from Blank Rome LLP in New York, part of the firm’s larger lateral hiring spree this month.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Opinion

Time To Heed Justice Stevens' Criticism Of Gun Decision

Justice John Paul Stevens was right that the U.S. Supreme Court's 2008 gun rights decision in Heller desperately needs to be overruled, but while he viewed revision or repeal of the Second Amendment as the easier course for correction, only the court can clean up the mess it made, says Robert Ludwig​ of the American Enlightenment Project.

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State Net

A Look At How States Are Experimenting With Health Care

The fate of the Affordable Care Act is currently pending in federal court, but states are proceeding on the premise that the law will survive its latest legal challenge as they consider competing Democratic and Republican visions of health care, says Lou Cannon of State Net Capitol Journal.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Exclusive

Ailing NFL Players And The Lawyer They Say Swindled Them

The inside story of how an avaricious lawyer, an ex-con and an unlicensed doctor preyed on NFL players in hopes of getting rich off the league's landmark concussion settlement.

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Why Some Straddle The Line Between Law Firm And GC Gigs

Some lawyers take the rare step of simultaneously holding roles at law firms and corporate legal departments. It can mean balancing time commitments and watching out for conflicts, but also richer portfolios of experience for those lawyers — and cost-effective options for companies.

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Law Firms Are Getting Less Of The Corporate Legal Pie

Corporations are moving more work in-house and have increased their reliance on alternative legal service providers, and that trend is expected to continue, according to the results of a survey released Thursday.

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Justice Gorsuch Tells Law Student: Work Hard, Be Kind

Since being sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice in 2017, Justice Neil Gorsuch has already penned several significant opinions for the high court. But on Thursday, a very different piece of his writing drew the attention of thousands online — a letter he sent to a law student who had asked for his advice.

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Former NJ Chief District Judge, 70, Dies After Cancer Battle

U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle, a former chief of New Jersey's federal bench who championed one of the nation's busiest courts amid its ongoing judicial vacancy crisis, has died at 70 after a battle with liver cancer, the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and a longtime colleague said Friday.

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Craig Won't Use Ukraine Report From Judge's Firm At Trial

Ex-Skadden partner Gregory Craig indicated Friday he didn’t want to introduce at his upcoming trial a Ukraine-focused report authored by lawyers at the former firm of the D.C. federal judge overseeing his criminal case.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

The U.S. House of Representatives teed up a battle over minimum wage with the U.S. Senate, and groups of state attorneys general pushed for more federal guidance on cannabis as well as competition in labor markets. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.

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In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week. 

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Podcast

Law360's Pro Say: Remembering Justice Stevens

John Paul Stevens, a liberal icon who spent more than three decades as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, died July 16 at the age of 99. On this week’s show, Supreme Court reporter Jimmy Hoover breaks down the life and legal legacy of the late justice.

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