The Eleventh Circuit found Monday that a lower court correctly tossed a proposed class action alleging Norwegian Cruise Lines deceptively sold travel insurance, holding that the customers' claims are barred by the insurance contracts' arbitration provision and class action waivers.
Tire giant Michelin and The Carlstar Group LLC have struck a deal to resolve a suit over a longtime Michelin employee who allegedly took trade secrets with him when he jumped ship for Carlstar.
Colorado is urging the Tenth Circuit to uphold a lower court's decision barring the Trump administration's rule narrowing the scope of the Clean Water Act from taking effect in the state, saying it would cause serious environmental damage if reinstated.
Hyundai is skirting Florida law in its bid to showcase its luxury Genesis brand of automobiles completely separately by punishing dealers who don't agree to build new showrooms, according to a new lawsuit.
An indicted health care executive doesn't have to repatriate up to $7.2 million that he may have put in African banks before his fraud case goes to trial, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday, finding that an order requiring him to do so violated his rights.
An Amazon unit is urging a New Jersey federal judge to toss a former delivery driver's lawsuit asserting he was fired for complaining about alleged wage violations, arguing that the retaliation claims should be lodged in the previous complaint he filed about his compensation.
Fiat Chrysler on Monday slammed General Motors for running a smear campaign with "preposterous" claims that FCA stashed millions in foreign bank accounts to funnel bribes to senior auto workers union officials and planted moles within GM to corrupt the collective bargaining process.
Mercedes-Benz failed to persuade a New Jersey appeals court to revive a state price-fixing suit against several shipping companies as the judges held Monday that all the carmaker's claims are superseded by federal law.
An Indiana federal judge has rejected an ex-Celadon Group Inc. executive's request to travel to Mexico for his 40th birthday beach celebration with family and friends while he faces criminal securities and accounting fraud charges back at home.
Lima is asking a D.C. federal court to vacate a $66 million arbitral award issued to a company with ties to the scandal-ridden Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht following a dispute over a road construction project in the Peruvian capital, saying the underlying contract was procured through bribery.
Uber and Lyft must reclassify California drivers as employees, a state court judge said Monday in a pivotal win for state enforcers and workers' advocates that means the workers will get sick leave, wage minimums and other job protections.
A California federal judge said Uber must face a proposed securities class action alleging it duped shareholders about its numerous corporate scandals and downplayed risks ahead of its May 2019 initial public offering, saying there's enough to suggest that Uber may have overhyped its business prospects.
Holland & Knight LLP's Jameson Rice has emerged as an expert in transportation blockchain technology, most recently negotiating a deal between railroad giant CSX Transportation Inc. and IBM and Maersk's massive supply chain platform TradeLens, earning him a spot among the transportation law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
Five BMW drivers who opted out of a nationwide class action lawsuit told a Massachusetts federal court the automaker should face sanctions for repeatedly refusing to hand over discovery, despite the fact that the court has previously ruled that the type of document requested is relevant.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Friday declined to release a former Green Beret and his son while they battle extradition to Japan for allegedly helping Nissan's former CEO escape that country, ruling that they have neither proven that they're being held illegally, nor have they shown any unusual circumstances to warrant release.
Federal prosecutors lobbed bribery charges Friday against the mayor of a Chicago suburb who they say requested and accepted cash, campaign contributions and other benefits from a red-light camera company that had been serving the municipality.
An Ohio appeals court on Thursday revived a widow's suit against Honeywell alleging that her late husband was exposed to asbestos in its brake products, finding that a jury could conclude that her husband's mesothelioma was caused by his exposure.
Car financing company United Auto Credit Corp. urged a California federal court to permanently toss a soldier's Military Lending Act claims that it failed to properly disclose certain costs and fees, arguing Thursday the financing contract is not subject to the law.
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.
A Michigan federal court has consolidated nine proposed consumer class actions accusing Fiat Chrysler of knowingly selling Jeep vehicles with dangerously defective engines that sucked up excessive amounts of oil, resulting in premature wear and catastrophic engine failure.
Hales Franciscan is now reportedly hoping to sell all of its Chicago campus, Omninet Capital has reportedly leased out 28,800 square feet east of Los Angeles to Carmichael International Service, and Estate Investments Group is said to be hoping to build a 23-story mixed-use tower in North Miami Beach.
The son of a 74-year-old man who died of COVID-19 following a trip on a Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. vessel has quietly dropped his wrongful death claims in California federal court, a few weeks before a hearing set to rule on the company's motion to dismiss.
A New York bankruptcy judge Friday granted Chapter 15 recognition to Virgin Atlantic's U.K. restructuring proceedings and set the airline's U.S. contracts in place until the company goes to court in the U.K. in September.
Hogan Lovells' Hannah Graae has steered automotive clients such as Ford Motor Co. through environmental regulatory hurdles, as well as new rules governing emerging mobility technology and autonomous vehicles, earning her a spot among transportation attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
An Oregon federal judge on Thursday refused to block the Trump administration rule narrowing the scope of the Clean Water Act, tossing a challenge to the rule lodged by a ranching industry group.
As an attorney with cerebral palsy, Danielle Liebl at Reed Smith says that while the 30-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act has protected her against discrimination, the legal industry must do more to accommodate lawyers with disabilities and make them more comfortable in self-identifying.
Many small towns and rural counties have few lawyers or none at all, which threatens the notion of justice for all Americans and demands creative solutions from legislators, bar associations and law schools, says Patricia Refo, president of the American Bar Association.
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.
In Lanham v. BNSF, the Nebraska Supreme Court's first-of-its-kind decision — which rejected on constitutional grounds the argument that corporations consent to jurisdiction where they register to do business — opens up a new line of precedent that defense counsel may use to shut the door on this long-debated theory, say attorneys at Gibson Dunn.
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.
Motransa, a recent first-of-its-kind Florida federal court decision moving a foreign discovery proceeding to arbitration, may provide a new defensive option for U.S. targets of Section 1782 discovery demands, say Alexander Lawrence and David Hambrick at MoFo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As more U.S. companies open and use offshore service-delivery centers amid the pandemic, assessment of important tax, intellectual property, cybersecurity and employment considerations can help mitigate regulatory risk and maximize the company's return on investment, says Sonia Baldia at Baker McKenzie.
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.
Delegating legal work to robots involves several risks, including running afoul of statutes dictating unauthorized practice of law, but with the right precautions, law firms can lawfully employ artificially intelligent chatbots that can imitate human conversations, say attorneys at Haynes and Boone.
The challenges of administering bar exams this year have put the future of the profession in jeopardy, but the American Bar Association at its ongoing annual meeting can adopt a resolution that would urge jurisdictions to take emergency actions with respect to licensure of new attorneys, says Nicholas Allard, former president of Brooklyn Law School.
The National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling that employees' abusive language and conduct are not protected under federal law in General Motors rectifies an overly expansive standard and provides employers predictable jurisprudence to implement nondiscriminatory corrective action, say Amber Rogers and Gary Enis at Hunton.