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  • March 05, 2021

    ITC Faults SK In Trade Secret Fight With LG

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has criticized SK Innovation Co.'s alleged "destruction of evidence" as "extraordinary" in a trade secret case from rival LG Energy Solution.

  • March 05, 2021

    Allstate Seeks First-Of-Its-Kind Shift Of Policies Under Ill. Law

    Allstate has made a bid to divide up more than $5 billion in inactive Michigan auto insurance policies into Illinois-based companies in a first-of-its-kind maneuver under Illinois' Stock Company Division Law.

  • March 05, 2021

    RV Manufacturers Say Tax Overcharge Suit Should Stay Alive

    Attempts to dismiss a lawsuit brought by American RV manufacturers — which claim their Canadian providers of export services overcharged for import taxes — should be rejected because the U.S. companies met all pleading requirements, the manufacturers told an Indiana federal court.

  • March 05, 2021

    9th Circ. Ruling Kills Airlines' Sick Leave Appeal, Union Says

    Aspects of a recent Ninth Circuit decision "shred" an airline lobbying group's arguments that federal law preempts a Washington state sick pay law that extends to pilots and flight attendants, a flight attendants union has asserted in response to the group's appeal.

  • March 05, 2021

    Real Estate Rumors: Estate Cos., Innovo, Morgan Properties

    The Estate Cos. is reportedly hoping to convert a Florida resort into apartment units, Innovo Property Group has reportedly landed $155 million in financing for a New York industrial project and Morgan Properties is said to have purchased a Florida apartment complex for $31.3 million.

  • March 05, 2021

    Deputy's OT Suit Can Go On Despite 'Sham Affidavit' Claim

    A sheriff's patrol deputy's unpaid overtime lawsuit against his former employer can move forward, an Arkansas federal judge ruled, rejecting St. Francis County's contention that the deputy provided a "sham affidavit" about his hours.

  • March 05, 2021

    Capital One Beats COVID-19 Airline Ticket Refund Suit

    A New Jersey federal court on Friday tossed a proposed class action accusing Capital One Bank of trying to dodge refunds for flights canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic, ruling that the case is moot since the suing cardholder was eventually reimbursed.

  • March 05, 2021

    US Lawmakers Say Energy Policy Rifts Are Already Clear

    Congressional leaders on Friday said partisan divides on energy policy during the Biden administration have already emerged and may only deepen as the president pushes to combat climate change.

  • March 05, 2021

    ​Postmates Steers Couriers' Wage, Benefits Suit To Arbitration

    A group of Postmates couriers must arbitrate their proposed wage and benefits class action, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Thursday, saying that a recent First Circuit decision that freed local Amazon drivers from arbitration doesn't apply to the Uber Inc.-owned delivery giant.

  • March 05, 2021

    InterPrivate's Trio Of SPACs Raise Combined $700M In IPOs

    Private equity firm InterPrivate launched three blank-check companies into the public markets Friday after the companies raised a combined $700 million in White & Case LLP-guided initial public offerings.

  • March 05, 2021

    Full 9th Circ. Won't Rehear Tesla Model 3 Disclosures Suit

    The full Ninth Circuit won't review a panel's recent finding that Tesla's blunt warnings about production challenges for its Model 3 sedan nullified proposed class claims that the electric carmaker intentionally misled investors by covering up manufacturing bottlenecks and capacity problems.

  • March 05, 2021

    Royal Caribbean Passenger Nabs Partial Win In Assault Suit

    A Florida federal judge on Friday trimmed but kept alive a passenger assault suit against Royal Caribbean that seeks to hold the cruise line liable for a woman's fractured wrist after it allegedly didn't monitor a drunk man aboard its ship.

  • March 05, 2021

    Judge Says Trip Insurance Suit Against United Can't Take Off

    A proposed class action accusing United Airlines of taking kickbacks in online travel insurance sales was grounded by an Illinois federal judge on Friday because the class of travelers couldn't say how the airline deceived them.

  • March 05, 2021

    Garrett Motion Strikes Deal With Shareholders On Ch. 11 Plan

    Bankrupt car parts maker Garrett Motion Inc. told a New York bankruptcy judge Friday that it has reached a deal with shareholders to increase their share of the reorganized company in exchange for their support for the Chapter 11 plan.

  • March 05, 2021

    Texas Can't Undo $29M Highway Verdict At State High Court

    The Texas Supreme Court on Friday rejected a bid from the state of Texas to reverse a $29 million verdict in favor of a developer who claimed a highway project and related land condemnation tanked the value of a residential project site.

  • March 05, 2021

    US, EU Suspend Tariffs, Aiming To End Aircraft Subsidy Fight

    The U.S. and European Union announced Friday that they will suspend tariffs on more than $11 billion worth of trade as they look to resolve a massive fight over aircraft subsidies that has dominated the transatlantic trade relationship for nearly 17 years.

  • March 05, 2021

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    The past week in London has seen Scotland's ferry services sue its insurer, Britain's new high-speed rail service face another contract challenge and an ex-Qatari prime minister's company hit with a new suit. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.

  • March 05, 2021

    Firms Leveraging Climate Change Know-How To Win Clients

    Law firms are vying to establish themselves as experts on how climate change impacts an ever-expanding array of client interests, putting new spotlights on the work of environmental and energy lawyers who are teaming with disparate practice groups to deliver holistic climate advice.

  • March 04, 2021

    COVID-19 Suit Against Carnival Sails Toward A 2022 Trial

    A Washington federal judge authorized a March 2022 trial date Thursday for a proposed class action against Holland America and parent company Carnival, which alleges the companies are liable for passengers' exposure to COVID-19 aboard a vessel that set sail a year ago.

  • March 04, 2021

    White House To Review ITC Import Ban On Car Batteries

    The U.S. Department of Transportation will review how a recent 10-year import ban on a South Korean company's electric vehicle batteries affects President Joe Biden's clean transportation goals, according to the nominee for the No. 2 job at the agency.

  • March 04, 2021

    DLA Piper Beats Car Dealer's Malpractice Suit

    A Nevada federal judge on Wednesday axed a China-based auto dealer's legal malpractice suit against DLA Piper, finding the firm is not subject to general jurisdiction in Nevada since it doesn't have any offices, employees or property in the state.

  • March 04, 2021

    Wells Fargo Fights Bid To Reveal Atty Docs In Stock-Drop Row

    Wells Fargo has urged a California federal court overseeing a putative securities fraud class action to reject a request by investors that the bank reveal communications it had with Gibson Dunn, arguing that the documents are protected by attorney-client privilege.

  • March 04, 2021

    Chrysler Looks To Boot Defective Head Restraint Claims

    Chrysler car owners told a Florida federal judge Thursday that they should be allowed to move forward with a proposed class action over allegedly defective headrest safety devices even though they did not suffer physical injuries, saying their claims are based on economic loss from decreased vehicle value.

  • March 04, 2021

    Boeing Emails In Chancery Suit Show Angst Over 737 Reports

    The Boeing Co.'s leadership struggled on multiple fronts to get ahead of negative news about the company's 737 Max jetliners after one of them crashed in late 2018, according to documents released Thursday in a Delaware Chancery Court stockholder lawsuit.

  • March 04, 2021

    GM, Fiat Chrysler Spar Over RICO Standing In 6th Circ.

    A Sixth Circuit panel on Thursday questioned whether General Motors can continue pursuing allegations that rival automaker Fiat Chrysler strategically bribed former United Auto Workers senior officials to saddle GM with higher labor costs, indicating it's difficult to draw direct connections between Fiat Chrysler's actions and GM's collective bargaining results.

Expert Analysis

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    IRS Should Level The Field For R&D Tax Credits

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    A recent increase in denials of research and development tax credits to small businesses in the architectural, engineering and construction community shows the Internal Revenue Service should issue new guidance to ensure a fair playing field and an opportunity to continue innovating in the U.S., says Julio Gonzalez at Engineered Tax Services.

  • Musk's Crypto Tweets Likely Didn't Violate SEC, CFTC Rules

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    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will be hard-pressed to argue Tesla CEO Elon Musk's recent tweets about cryptocurrencies amounted to illegal communication of material information to investors, or constituted market manipulation, say Kenneth Breen and Phara Guberman at Paul Hastings.

  • Ethics Tips For Attorneys Telecommuting Across State Lines

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    Attorneys working remotely from jurisdictions in which they are not admitted should take precautionary steps to avoid engaging in unauthorized practice of law, say John Schmidt and Michael Seaman at Phillips Lytle.

  • For Trucking Accident Plaintiffs, Access To Evidence Is Key

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    The country is relying more than ever on the trucking industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, but when trucking companies fail to properly manage drivers, plaintiffs attorneys can use statutes that enforce access to evidence to obtain justice for accident victims, says Sam Coffey at Coffey Trial Law.

  • Opinion

    Calif. Lemon Law Suits: A Problem Of Auto Cos.' Own Making

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    A recent Law360 guest article criticized attorneys who use California's Song-Beverly Act to fight for consumers who have purchased cars with serious defects — but automakers could avoid litigation if they simply followed the law and bought back defective vehicles promptly, says Nancy Peverini at the Consumer Attorneys of California.

  • 6 Ways Legal Employers Can Help Pandemic-Weary Parents

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    Parenting during the pandemic has introduced a series of competing personal and professional obligations for attorneys and professional staff, and even organizations that are supportive of their parent employees can take steps to do better, says Meredith Kahan at Saul Ewing.

  • Renewable Energy Cos. Need New Risk Management Tools

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    As President Joe Biden seeks to ramp up renewable energy development, the industry's risk managers must not only rely on traditional insurance and contractual warranties, but also explore new risk management products like proxy revenue swaps, say Leslie Thorne and Andrew Van Osselaer at Haynes and Boone.

  • Remote Working Tips For Lawyer Trainees And Their Firms

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    The prospect of joining a law firm during the pandemic can cause added pressure, but with a few good practices — and a little help from their firms and supervising attorneys — lawyer trainees can get ahead of the curve while working remotely, say William Morris and Ted Landray at King & Spalding.

  • Mitigate Key FCPA Risks With Tailor-Made Compliance

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    Multinational companies should take a pragmatic approach to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance by being aware of key risk areas — such as inappropriate gift-giving, liability for third-party actions, and countries with recurring corruption issues — and implementing custom-designed procedures that evolve with their operations, says Howard Weissman at Miller Canfield.

  • Clean Water Act Ruling Could Obstruct Future Permitting

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    A Minnesota federal court's recent ruling that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must review applications for federally licensed discharges issued under the Clean Water Act to determine water quality effects in other states could complicate the permitting process, says David Fotouhi at Gibson Dunn.

  • Keys To Carbon Neutral Oil And LNG Transactions: Part 2

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    The parties to a carbon neutral oil or liquefied natural gas transaction must agree upon the source and quality of the carbon offset units used in the deal, as well as on any transaction-specific verification protocols and carbon footprint methodologies, say Gabriel Procaccini and Kenneth Markowitz at Akin Gump.

  • What Biden's Ethics Pledge Means For Gov't Revolving Door

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    Attorneys at Nossaman look at how President Joe Biden’s ethics pledge goes beyond those of his predecessors by imposing post-employment shadow lobbying and golden parachute restrictions on his administration’s appointees — and how a House bill proposing expansion of federal ethics law could affect enforcement.

  • Patent Numbers May Be Declining, But Innovation Isn't

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    The 2020 decline in patents issued to eight out of 10 top filers at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggests that we may see further weakness in filing activity in the following years, but we should expect growth in the number of patents filed by emerging technology companies, says Pedram Sameni at Patexia.

  • Keys To Carbon Neutral Oil And LNG Transactions: Part 1

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    Carbon neutral oil and liquefied natural gas transactions can make oil and LNG more environmentally competitive with renewable energy, but participants must pay close attention to the cost of carbon offsets involved, and applicable regulations around carbon trading and marketing claims, say Gabriel Procaccini and Kenneth Markowitz at Akin Gump.

  • Opinion

    Punishing Bar Exam Policies On Menstrual Products Must Go

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    Law graduates across the states are sitting for the grueling two-day bar exam this week despite menstruation-related barriers, such as inadequate menstrual product and bathroom access, which could be eradicated with simple policy tweaks, say law professors Elizabeth Cooper, Margaret Johnson and Marcy Karin.

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