Law

Judge overturns nursing home whistleblower's $347 million trial win

A federal judge has overturned a $347.9 million judgment against nursing facility operators affiliated with Consulate Health Care in a lawsuit accusing them of submitting false or fraudulent claims for payment to Medicare and Medicaid.<p>U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday in Tampa, Florida ruled on …

U.S. Supreme Court

Illinois Appellate Court Recognizes Joint Defense Privilege

Litigation PracticeJurisdiction: 7th Circuit (incl. bankruptcy)IllinoisType of Law: Corporate & Business OrganizationsLitigation / Trial Practice

Surveillance

Less than half of recent law grads had good jobs waiting for them after graduation, report says

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Less than half of recent law grads had good…<p>Law Students<p>According to a report released Tuesday that focuses on the long-term outcomes …

American Bar Association

Ex-CIA officer arrested for retaining classified information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was arrested at an U.S. airport on Monday night in connection with charges that he illegally retained highly classified information, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.<p>Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a U.S. citizen who now lives in …

John F. Kennedy International Airport

U.S. government shutdown looms amid harsh immigration exchange

(Note language that may offend some readers, paragraph 8)<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the week, although Wall Street held out …

Immigration

Bankrupt M&G selling W. Virginia, Ohio sites to Indorama Ventures

Bankrupt plastics maker M&G USA Corp is seeking court approval to enter into an agreement to sell a shuttered plant in West Virginia and a research center in Ohio for $10 million to chemicals company Indorama Ventures Public Co Ltd of Thailand.<p>Indorama, which has 75 production sites in 25 …

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Releases Comprehensive Worksite Enforcement Strategy

Kristin Aquino-PhamJurisdiction: All FederalType of Law: ImmigrationLabor & Employment

Immigration

Google foe James Damore’s lawyer has deep history defending conservative views

SAN FRANCISCO — To understand lawyer Harmeet Dhillon’s passion for the controversial case of James Damore, who is suing Google for allegedly …

Laura Ingraham

Gene Ludwig of Promontory Talks Regtech, Blockchain

The regulatory technology industry, or regtech, is poised for high growth in 2018 as companies leverage emerging innovations to better comply with …

FinTech

EEOC Resists Judge's Deadline to Craft Rules for Employer 'Wellness' Programs

"It would also be permissible for the EEOC to decide never to issue such regulations, or for the EEOC to study the issue for several years before …

Wellness

California-Trump administration fuel-efficiency talks intensify

DETROIT (Reuters) - California and the Trump administration will hold a series of new talks over fuel efficiency rules as the auto industry still hopes for a deal to retain nationwide requirements.<p>Officials from the California Air Resources Board are set to meet in Washington this month for another …

Climate

Harvard Law School: 200 Years, Countless Stories

As 2017 draws to a close, we invite you to reflect on the stories that have shaped HLS over the past 200 years. From serving throughout government …

Harvard Law School

If SCOTUS finds SEC ALJ appointments unconstitutional, what happens to tainted cases?

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, in which the justices will decide whether the SEC’s bureaucratic hiring process for its administrative law judges violates the U.S. Constitution’s Appointments Clause. The government isn’t putting …

Judiciary

China Requests Comments on the Food-Contact Migration Testing Standard

Article ByPackaging Law at Keller and HeckmanKeller and Heckman LLPPackaging Law Blog at Keller and HeckmanOn January 3, 2018, China’s National …

Agriculture

Dilworth Paxson Acquires Small Princeton Firm | The Legal Intelligencer

<i>Ajay Raju.</i><p>Philadelphia-based Dilworth Paxson has acquired New Jersey’s Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan, adding a presence in Princeton, New …

Celebrates History and Impact

Stanford Law School (SLS) marks the 125th anniversary of its founding with a year of celebration and reflection on the school’s impact on the world. …

Stanford University

Trump administration to appeal 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as …

Immigration

The Wisdom of Crowds™

<i>The following has been adapted from a speech presented at ALI’s 89th Annual Meeting.</i><p>I have been a member of this extraordinary institution for 30 …

Jeb Bush

New Tax Reform Brings Changes to Taxation of Settlements

Article ByWilliam P. ZimmermanMary B. "Handy" HevenerFrances Emmeline BabbMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPLaw FlashSettlements with the government and …

Internal Revenue Service

Business of Law News from the National Law Review

NLR's content is featured daily on professional association websites, Google News and is picked up daily by mainstream media and bloggers.<p>Articles …

Google News

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the move - Jan. 16, 2018

Andrew Rhys Davies has rejoined Allen & Overy as partner in the firm’s litigation practice in New York. He was previously assistant solicitor general for the Office of the New York Attorney General.<p>Angela Batterson has left Katten Muchin Rosenman to join Jones Day as partner in the firm’s banking, …

The City

Wilmer Snags Perkins Coie Government Contracts Leader

Andrew Shipley<p>Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is adding a top government contracts lawyer, Andrew Shipley, to its ranks on Tuesday.<p>Shipley …

Perkins Coie

‘All the Money in the World,’ But Not Enough to Pay Male and Female Stars the Same?

Posted in: Civil Rights<p>Thank you, Hollywood, for providing law professors with the perfect exam hypothetical about pay discrimination. Here’s how it …

Gender

Ogletree shareholder hits firm with $300 mln sex bias class action

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart was hit with a proposed class action accusing the Atlanta-based employment law firm of operating an “old boys’ club” that systematically underpays female shareholders and denies them the same opportunities as their male colleagues.<p>Dawn Knepper, a non-equity …

Orange County

Federal court tosses judge's suit against sheriff who investigated her for releasing courtroom video

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Federal court tosses judge's suit against…<p>Judiciary<p>A federal judge in Michigan dismissed a retaliation lawsuit filed by a state court …

Ex-Trump adviser Bannon subpoenaed in special counsel Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury as part of a special counsel’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.<p>The New York …

Donald Trump

Labor Department Adopts ‘Primary Beneficiary’ Test for Determining Employee Status of Interns, Students

Article ByJeffrey W. BrecherAlison B. CraneNeil H. DishmanJackson Lewis P.C.PublicationsThe Department of Labor has decided to align its analysis …

Derive

Wells Fargo loses bid to end Philadelphia predatory lending lawsuit

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Philadelphia on Tuesday rejected Wells Fargo & Co’s bid to dismiss that city’s lawsuit accusing the largest U.S. mortgage lender of predatory lending targeting black and Hispanic borrowers.<p>U.S. District Judge Anita Brody said Philadelphia may pursue claims that the …

Fraud

Shareholder's $300M suit accuses employment firm Ogletree Deakins of gender bias

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Shareholder's $300M suit accuses employment…<p>Law Firms<p>Shutterstock.com.<p>A shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart claims …

Diversity

Federal judge rules GM had no duty to warn in pickup fuel tank accident

A federal judge found General Motors and its pre-bankruptcy entity could not be held liable for their alleged failure to warn of a defectively designed pickup truck fuel tank that exploded in an accident and caused severe burns to the driver of another car.<p>U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash in the …

General Motors