Senior Judge Stephen F. Williams, a member of the powerful D.C. Circuit for more than 30 years, died Friday of COVID-19 complications at the age of 83, the court's chief executive confirmed to Law360 late Saturday.
A Virginia federal judge on Thursday shot down the National Association of Immigration Judges' request to pause a Trump administration policy that the organization head claims has "muzzled" immigration judges, finding that the matter belongs in administrative court and the NAIJ hasn't shown it'd be irreparably harmed.
A White House mandate forcing the federal government to buy critical drugs domestically offers flexibility for agencies, but its vague language creates uncertainty for businesses unsure of which drugs will be covered and whether it applies to existing government contracts.
Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden was sanctioned in Virginia federal court on Friday for his deliberate "wholesale refusal to respond to discovery" related to his memoir released in September, which the court said contained classified information.
As school districts hammer out plans to hold fall classes partially or fully online, educators and regulators are scrambling to get as many students connected to the internet as possible, highlighting the ongoing connectivity divide that threatens to further disadvantage low-income and rural learners.
Nevada's Cannabis Compliance Board voted Friday to approve a controversial partial settlement in the sweeping litigation over the state's marijuana licensing process over complaints from business owners who see the deal as a continuation of the favoritism alleged in the suit.
The U.S. Department of Labor's proposal to restrict retirement plan administrators' ability to invest in socially conscious funds received more than 1,000 comments, including several from investment managers who said the agency is meddling with their ability to do their jobs.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation on Friday slammed Oklahoma's attorney general for comments on his plan to get federal lawmakers to tackle jurisdiction in the state following the U.S. Supreme Court's recent McGirt decision, saying that doing so was "akin to asking Congress to legalize a toxic waste spill in the ocean, instead of working to clean it up."
A White House task force issued policy proposals on Thursday that would give Chinese companies until 2022 to either comply with U.S. audit requirements or get delisted from U.S. exchanges.
The NAACP and the League of Women Voters filed separate state and federal suits in Pennsylvania on Friday challenging the Keystone State to improve how it will conduct the November election in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A House oversight subcommittee is asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services watchdog to investigate whether the Trump administration mismanaged and fraudulently negotiated a $646 million ventilator contract with Philips in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Eighth Circuit on Friday undid a lower court's invalidation of several anti-abortion laws in Arkansas, finding that Chief Justice John Roberts' pivotal vote in a recent U.S. Supreme Court case requires the lower court to evaluate the laws under a different approach.
The daily commotion over TikTok is captivating, but attorneys should be aware of the bigger picture, which includes an aggressive stance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States on personal data and increasingly heightened tensions between the U.S. and China.
Hollywood has changed so much since its golden age that 70-year-old antitrust rules directing how the country's biggest studios deal with movie theaters are no longer relevant or necessary, a New York federal court decided Friday.
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.
The U.S. Department of the Interior on Friday proposed changing how lease royalties for minerals such as oil and gas on federal lands are calculated, pushing to reduce the burden on industry and reverse Obama-era changes.
A coalition of advocates who fought to resurrect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program announced plans to update their complaint in response to new changes that they say violate administrative and constitutional law.
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.
A New Jersey gym's attorney pulled out Friday from its high-profile brawl with the state over COVID-19 restrictions after the lawyer said he refused to pursue a certain "litigation strategy" demanded by the business as it faces possibly more than $15,000 in daily sanctions for defying pandemic measures.
Nearly two dozen Republican attorneys general have banded together to urge federal lawmakers to pass a liability shield for businesses in connection with worker and consumer COVID-19 injury suits.
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.
In this edition of Coronavirus Q&A, a leader of Hogan Lovells' medical devices team discusses school reopenings, client frustrations with a heavily burdened U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and mounting problems with COVID-19 testing volume and turnaround times.
A California federal judge has determined that immigrants who were denied the chance to seek asylum can proceed as a class, finding that the individual circumstances in which they were denied asylum access don't defeat the commonality of their claims.
A California litigator tapped for a federal court seat by President Donald Trump has reported a net worth of more than $4 million, making him one of the wealthiest judicial nominees up for confirmation in the U.S. Senate.
The U.S. Supreme Court's blockbuster Bostock decision made clear that outdated views on gender norms can get employers in legal trouble. Here are five tips to help businesses keep their appearance policies on the right side of the law.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has departed from established processes in its national security investigation of TikTok, with comments from across the Trump administration casting doubt on the interagency committee's confidentiality, apolitical nature and focus, says Paul Marquardt at Cleary.
Survival is an immediate concern for many airlines facing pandemic-related drops in air travel, which is exerting economic pressure that will fundamentally change the landscape for companies throughout the aviation ecosystem, say Matthew Herman and Amna Arshad at Freshfields Bruckhaus.
The First Circuit’s recent ruling that Amazon delivery drivers are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act opens the door to patchwork state enforcement, and will likely force gig economy employers to reevaluate arbitration agreements and class action waivers, say Christopher Feudo and Christian Garcia at Foley Hoag.
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.
COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on the balance in the food manufacturing and packaging industries between efficiency and the responsibility to meet regulatory standards — and is a reminder that companies that identify alternatives while things go right will benefit greatly when things go wrong, says Daniel Rubenstein at Steptoe & Johnson.
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.
Following a New York federal court’s decision Monday to invalidate parts of a U.S. Department of Labor rule limiting who can take paid sick or expanded family COVID-19 leave, employers may need to adjust determinations related to work availability, health care capabilities, intermittent leave and documentation, says Susan Harthill at Morgan Lewis.
To bolster the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, Congress should consider provisions that accelerate tax refunds for net operating losses and abrogate flawed IRS Paycheck Protection Program guidance that undermines prior stimulus legislation by eliminating loan recipients' tax deductions, says Joseph Mandarino at Smith Gambrell.
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.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s labor and employment policy initiatives would strengthen unions and increase employer mandates, but some policies could benefit companies by creating broader workforce access and supporting retention of existing workers, says Anthony Oncidi at Proskauer.
In light of recent amendments to the U.K. insolvency regime that enhance restructuring options, introduce stay and moratorium powers, and include new safe harbors, U.S. financial institutions should determine whether rights under existing arrangements could be stayed, say attorneys at Allen & Overy.
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.
Microscopic plastic particles in the environment are a major emerging concern for regulators in the U.S. and internationally — and with the regulatory framework evolving concurrently with scientific research on health and environmental impacts, companies must monitor developments closely, say Tara Paul and Willis Hon at Nossaman.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission recently barred utilities from collecting late fees as COVID-19 strains their finances, but reducing previously approved sources of revenue to meet the utility's authorized revenue requirement may run afoul of the regulatory compact between utilities and their regulators, say Dane McKaughan and Todd Kimbrough at Holland & Knight.
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.