Four Army veterans suing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services after being denied citizenship hit back at the government’s bid to toss out their lawsuit, saying that a D.C. federal court has the authority to hear their case.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to review Delaware's appeal of a lower court ruling that overturned the state's 122-year-old major party membership and balance requirements for members of its three top courts.
Immigrants seeking asylum at the southern border are being wrongfully deprived of legal counsel, according to a new lawsuit filed in D.C. federal court that claims U.S. officials are detaining asylum-seekers in facilities that are effectively “legal black holes.”
A New York state court judge told Exxon and the New York attorney general Friday that he would rule within days on both the investor fraud claims against the energy giant and a bid to punish the government for dropping claims during closings.
Fair Labor Standards Act settlements struck under a mechanism meant to stave off needless trials don't need to be reviewed for fairness by judges, a divided Second Circuit panel said Friday, reversing a district court decision that stalled a sushi chef’s wage deal.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a payday lender challenging the agency's constitutionality squared off before a Fifth Circuit panel on Wednesday over how to proceed now that the full court has upheld a similar challenge to a sister regulator, with the lender arguing that swift and serious action is needed.
Huawei Technologies Co. will ask the Fifth Circuit to scrap a Federal Communications Commission order barring U.S. telecom providers from dipping into the agency's multibillion-dollar subsidy fund to purchase equipment from the Chinese technology giant and other vendors considered a security threat to America's communications networks.
A D.C. Circuit panel struggled to hear arguments Thursday morning in a challenge to border wall operations on a Texas butterfly sanctuary, between attorneys who kept talking over the court's questions and a series of interjections from the plaintiff in the audience.
Raquel Montoya-Lewis will become the first Native American justice on the Washington Supreme Court after she was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday, bringing a wealth of tribal court and state court experience to the post.
An Arizona appeals court on Thursday reluctantly affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice suit stemming from a failed wrongful death case over a purportedly bullied college student’s suicide, saying the student’s parents would not have won the underlying case due to Arizona Supreme Court precedent limiting liability for suicides.
A Colorado CBD company has been hit with a proposed class action by a woman who claims the company's capsules and dog treats are illegal, citing recent guidance from federal regulators warning that the hemp-derived substance has thus far only been approved for narrow uses.
Lawmakers overseeing U.S. telecom policy on Thursday pressed federal agencies to rapidly open up new swaths of spectrum to mobile broadband carriers as China and other countries are aggressively competing with the United States in the scramble to deploy next-generation wireless networks.
The U.S. Department of State has commended the European Union for moving forward with a 5G cybersecurity initiative that nodded to steps the department has taken to bar Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE from equipping U.S. networks.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would explicitly prohibit insider trading, empowering enforcement authorities and clarifying a murky area of securities law.
T-Mobile and Sprint Corp. go to trial Monday in New York to defend their megamerger, as Democratic attorneys general pursue a rare, direct challenge to their federal peers in a case that will test the strength of U.S. wireless competition and the importance of fostering next-generation technology.
A U.S. Senate bill announced Thursday proposes cracking down on counterfeits brought in from overseas by giving U.S. Customs and Border Protection the authority to seize imports that infringe patented designs.
Two judges of a D.C. Circuit panel appeared ready to throw out a suit against the Trump administration over the use of non-American train crews on the U.S. side of the Texas-Mexico border, saying the two railroad workers' unions who lodged the complaint could not identify a final agency action they are challenging.
At the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the early days of the Trump administration, regulators bypassed traditional rulemaking guidelines, resulting in a badly flawed rollback of glider truck emissions standards, the EPA's internal watchdog said Thursday.
The former Playboy Playmate who claimed she had an affair with President Donald Trump lodged a defamation lawsuit against Fox News on Thursday, saying host Tucker Carlson repeatedly accused her of extortion during a segment on his show last year.
The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday again pushed back the deadline for the public to give feedback on a controversial proposed rule to overhaul its union election procedures, a regulation that the Republican-led board has said will protect workers' rights to abstain from joining a union.
Japan’s legislature on Wednesday approved a pair of trade agreements with the U.S. that will cut tariffs on a number of agricultural and industrial goods and liberalize digital trade between the two nations, moving the deals into position to take effect at the start of 2020.
Two documentary film organizations on Thursday challenged the U.S. Department of State's requirement that visa applicants abroad turn over their social media handles, telling a D.C. federal court that the rule will chill free speech.
Bolstered by a scathing dissent, the country’s self-proclaimed largest independent wine retailer is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take on a Second Circuit decision clearing Connecticut’s alcohol pricing law of antitrust allegations that it blasted as a state-level replication of a price-fixing conspiracy.
Under pressure from House Democrats, Federal Communications Commission head Ajit Pai this week finally offered lawmakers a timetable for wrapping up the agency's yearslong probe into wireless carriers’ mismanagement of consumers' location data, pledging to bring the inquiry to a close by the end of January.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hit back at a lawsuit challenging its arrests of unauthorized immigrants in and around New York courthouses, saying that officers have discretion to make arrests at any public location.
This year, equal pay, fair scheduling and paid sick leave updates dominated Pennsylvania’s employment law discussions, but 2020 promises more developments at the local, state and federal levels that will require employers to evaluate their policies and practices, says Stephanie Rawitt of Clark Hill.
The U.K. government has issued revised proposals on the planning process for energy storage projects. Such informed attention and support from the government is critical to enabling energy storage to fulfill its potential as a key part of a flexible energy system, say attorneys with Bryan Cave.
In an upcoming final rule that would dramatically change the landscape of health information disclosures in the U.S. by reversing the typical privacy-governing framework, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services may address several questions that have been raised during the public comment period, says Alex Dworkowitz at Manatt.
As the U.S. and China continue their protracted negotiations over trade agreements, there are actions U.S. businesses can take today in an effort to mitigate damages arising out of the latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports, says Katie Roskam at Varnum.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' recently proposed safe harbor to the Anti-Kickback Statute represents a welcome relaxation of regulatory barriers, potentially enabling providers to improve patient engagement and deploy technological products aimed at coordinated care, but it may present significant implementation challenges, say attorneys at Moses & Singer.
Recently proposed rule amendments from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could overhaul the proxy process by making it harder for proxy advisory firms to issue voting recommendations, and by changing the requirements for shareholders submitting proposals, say attorneys at V&E.
Oklahoma's new Environmental, Health and Safety Audit Privilege Act is designed to encourage voluntary compliance with environmental and occupational health and safety laws, but businesses should understand the limited scope of the immunity and privilege it offers, say Ashlyn Smith and Jake Krattiger of GableGotwals.
Reopener provisions in natural resource damages settlements under the federal Superfund law are meant to protect the public from post-settlement discoveries, but by undermining the corporate desire for finality in managing liabilities, they make settlements harder to reach, say Amanda Halter and Ashleigh Acevedo of Pillsbury.
On Nov. 5, New York City approved a ballot measure establishing precertification notice for land use applications and granting more time to community boards to review them. The changes are not revolutionary, but the rules established by the City Planning Commission will determine their ultimate impact, say Ross Moskowitz and Eva Schneider at Stroock.
The U.S. Supreme Court should review Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington to answer questions about creative professionals’ First Amendment rights, which the Kentucky Supreme Court did not address in its recent Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission v. Hands On Original decision, says Kristen Waggoner of the Alliance Defending Freedom.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s recently announced interagency strike force targets bid-rigging and other antitrust crimes at every level of government, meaning individuals and companies involved in government procurement or grants should prepare for increased scrutiny and enhanced enforcement, say attorneys at Latham.
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.
If passed, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's private equity reform bill would protect companies being purchased by private equity, but impose significant restrictions on funds by eliminating the liability shield and favorable tax treatment they currently enjoy, say Jon Brose and Kevin Neubauer at Seward & Kissel.
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.