A Texas federal judge on Friday approved a request by American Airlines to block mechanics unions from engaging in "any form of interference" with the airlines' operations while it continues its lawsuit alleging the unions are using illegal work "slowdowns" to gain leverage in contract negotiations.
New York City’s strict limitations on the growth of Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride-hailing services are aimed at increasing drivers’ earning potential and cutting traffic congestion, but the mixed-bag approach to leveling the competition between tech-based companies and traditional taxicabs may blow back on consumers, experts say.
A former Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector is guilty of taking part in a bribery and fraud scheme, in which he helped a Miami aviation repair company skirt safety regulations in exchange for $150,000 and other gifts, a federal jury found Thursday.
Two AIG primary insurers can recoup a total of $3.3 million they paid to settle a product liability suit against Donaldson Co. Inc. over allegedly faulty air-intake ducts for trucks, the Eighth Circuit affirmed on Friday, finding that a lower court properly interpreted key terms in the insurers' policies.
Disputes over whether Southwest Airlines Co. and United Airlines Inc. violated Illinois law when they used timekeeping systems requiring workers to clock in and out with their fingerprints must be settled by an adjustment board, because their unions may have consented to the practice on the employees' collective behalf, the Seventh Circuit held Wednesday.
Europe's competition enforcer launched an in-depth investigation Friday into public financing for a planned €8.7 billion ($9.8 billion) rail and road tunnel linking German and Danish islands after a court ordered a closer look to see if it constitutes illegal state aid.
A bipartisan pair of corn-state senators on Friday introduced legislation they claim will boost transparency over Renewable Fuel Standard exemptions handed out to small refiners by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a practice that biofuel producers are increasingly fighting in court.
A helicopter leasing company is asking a New York bankruptcy court to dismiss claims by asset manager Macquarie Group that it violated a non-disclosure agreement in the auction of bankrupt Waypoint Leasing's chopper fleet, calling the suit a baseless "fishing expedition."
The Federal Circuit ruled Friday that the U.S. Department of Commerce has the authority to restart discontinued duty reviews, but questioned the agency's decision to impose a high anti-dumping duty on a company for not cooperating with a probe that resumed years after it had been halted.
The D.C. Circuit on Friday wiped out the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's rejection of challenges from airlines and refiners to transportation rate increases charged by a Kinder Morgan unit's liquids pipeline, saying the agency failed to explain why it changed its long-standing policy for reviewing such rate challenges.
A group of lenders led by JPMorgan will pay $231 million to creditors of General Motors' predecessor to resolve claims stemming from a simple mistake made by a Mayer Brown paralegal years ago, in a deal approved Thursday by a New York bankruptcy court.
Seventeen conservative organizations and think tanks told the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that it should move ahead with plans to open up a band long dedicated to an underused auto-safety technology, saying it could instead be used for Wi-Fi.
A New Jersey state appellate court on Thursday refused to revive a concession stand business' malpractice action against Parker McCay PA, finding the company failed to establish that the firm misrepresented the terms of a settlement with New Jersey Transit over a proposed relocation to a new Atlantic City bus terminal.
An environmental advocacy group can't force the U.S. Department of State to make public two reports that disclose the government's efforts to combat climate change, after a D.C. federal judge said a United Nations treaty doesn't force the government to publish them.
Three travel companies, including Expedia, have settled allegations that they helped tourists travel to Cuba or arranged trips for Cuban nationals five to eight years ago in violation of ongoing U.S. sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Thursday.
KKR has inked a deal to sell KCF Technologies to an affiliate of South Korean conglomerate SK Group for 1.2 trillion South Korean won ($1 billion), the private equity company said in a statement released Thursday.
Direct Technologies International Inc. has urged a North Carolina federal court to enjoin Hyundai Motor America Inc. from asking the International Trade Commission to block DTI's imports, saying the auto giant is undermining litigation underway in district court.
German car-parts maker Eberspacher agreed to pay almost $1.9 million to settle a class action in Michigan federal court over allegations that it has conspired to fix prices for a range of car parts sold to two U.S. automotive supply dealers.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog said Thursday it will audit the agency's permitting process for a planned $1 billion copper and nickel mine in Minnesota to find out whether it complied with Clean Water Act requirements.
The Seventh Circuit rebuffed a former Chicago Transit Authority employee's quest to revive his Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit claiming he was fired for his obesity, saying he failed to show that his condition met the anti-discrimination statute's definition of a disability.
A New Jersey federal judge has ruled that the state did not waive Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity to two state law tort claims in a suit over the demolition of a Revolutionary War-era property for a highway construction project.
A proposed class of drivers has accused the city of Chicago of illegally "towing without telling," allegedly failing to give owners of abandoned and towed vehicles proper notice before selling them to third parties.
Hundreds of Boston-area taxi companies have agreed in principle to settle six out of seven consolidated lawsuits against Uber alleging unfair pricing practices ahead of a trial scheduled to begin next month, according to a joint filing in Massachusetts federal court late Wednesday.
The Federal Trade Commission built on recent efforts to make its data security enforcement orders stronger and more specific by announcing a settlement Wednesday with an auto dealer software provider whose allegedly lax data security led to a breach that exposed unencrypted personal information of about 12.5 million consumers.
Construction company Skanska USA said Wednesday it has inked a $67 million contract with the Massachusetts Port Authority to build a canopy at Terminal C in Boston’s Logan International Airport, as the airport undergoes a major upgrade to accommodate increased passenger traffic.
The Federal Trade Commission's data security settlement with LightYear Dealer Technologies is notable because the company does not market or sell products directly to consumers, and because the FTC made the eyebrow-raising claim that LightYear is a financial institution under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, say attorneys at ZwillGen.
A new Colorado law dramatically changes the regulation of oil and gas development in the state. Oil and gas development opponents and proponents should prepare for years of complicated rulemaking and public comment opportunities at the Colorado agencies, say Zachary Fitzgerald and Ivan London of Bryan Cave.
A primary benefit of the virtual law team in mass tort litigation is creative collaboration. A "company case" approach is essential to breaking down the silos between team members, say attorneys at FaegreBD and Reed Smith.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Equality Act to amend various civil rights laws for explicit inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics. However, critics have raised several concerns and the bill faces tougher odds in the Senate, say Jason Brown and Robert Quackenboss at Hunton.
When I was growing up, my mother was always the more mild-mannered parent. But during a trans-Atlantic phone call in 1991, when I told her I wanted to go to culinary school instead of law school, she started yelling — at a volume I had never heard from her, says Jason Brookner of Gray Reed.
There are a few practical, proactive steps law firms can take to create a mentoring program that pays dividends — instead of creating a mediocre program that both parties see as an obligation, says Kate Sheikh of Major Lindsey & Africa.
This spring, there was some noteworthy news in white collar government investigations impacting executives, including the first successful prosecution in the opioid bribery scheme and the first criminal charges for failure to report under the Consumer Product Safety Act, say attorneys at Miller & Chevalier.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia “rocket docket” is still the fastest federal civil trial court in the country despite some recent trends causing its median time to trial to grow to 13.2 months, says Robert Tata of Hunton.
The Ninth Circuit's latest opinion in the Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litigation addresses how class action settlements should be evaluated. But the importance of the decision goes beyond what it means for class settlements — it reaffirms core principles of litigated motions for class certification, says William Stern of Covington.
Although the California Consumer Privacy Act likely will be modified by several pending amendments, it appears that government entities will be exempt from its clutches. But governments are increasingly entering the business of utilizing consumer data, potentially causing interesting consumer privacy debates, say attorneys at Gibson Dunn.
There is a growing trend of governmental agencies contracting and leasing viable operating transportation infrastructure assets. Such opportunities for the private sector may exist in connection with any contemplated upgrade, extension or other modification of an asset that a governmental entity needs to finance, say José Morán and Juan Gonzalez of Baker McKenzie.
Most legal marketers struggle to show the return on investment of their social media efforts, but establishing and answering several key questions can help demonstrate exactly how social media programs contribute to a law firm's bottom line, say Guy Alvarez of Good2bSocial and communications consultant Tom Orewyler.
A recent memo from the National Labor Relations Board concluded that Uber drivers are independent contractors, but companies seeking to use independent contractors could face less favorable outcomes when similar facts are applied to the varying tests that are controlling in other contexts, says Corey Clay at Benesch Friedlander.
The National Labor Relations Board’s Division of Advice recently issued 18 memos addressing issues such as independent contractor status and union dues. Although it might seem like reading tea leaves, it's possible to discern some patterns by looking at the decisions collectively, says Marc Antonetti of BakerHostetler.
France's market oversight authority recently reported that it carried out over half a million enforcement actions last year. Companies doing business in France must be aware of the agency's current priorities, particularly concerning internet sales and payment terms, says Sylvie Gallage-Alwis of Signature Litigation.