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July 22, 2014
  • State Law Trumps FAA Limitations Period If Enforcing Foreign Judgments, Not Awards
  • Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans Win on License Plate, Freedom of Speech
  • Reasoning in Payroll Software Case Insufficient
  • Controversial ‘Performance Copyright' Ruling Tied to Anti-Muslim Film Revised—Somewhat
  • Acceptance of Guilty Plea Is ‘Too Important’ To Be Left to Magistrate Judge, 7th Cir. Says
  • General Sentencing Statute Governs Term Imposed After Mandatory Release Revocation
  • Physical Takings Claims Against Verizon Over Equipment on Property Ruled Not Ripe
  • No Duty to Accommodate Worker for Profanity
  • Black Connecticut Trooper's Bias Claims Revived Based on ‘Fitting In' Comments
  • New EPA Model Consent Order Limiting Settling Parties to Contribution Claims Upheld
  • Coal Company Liable for Failure to Report Selenium Discharges Not Covered in Permit
  • Utah Gets Delay in Same-Sex Marriage Battle; Order Applies to Marriages During Window
  • Corporation Owned by Chinese Nationals Wasn't Given Due Process on Wind Project
  • Bin Laden Aide Gets Mixed Results on Appeal; Ex Post Facto at Gitmo Still Open Question
  • No Challenge for Gitmo Detention Conditions; Non-Habeas Enemy Combatant Claims Barred
  • Son's Status as Salvadorean Gang Target Won't Support Mother's Asylum Application
  • ITC Violated Own Rules in Reversing Decision That Import Ban Included Data Transmission
  • Exotic Dancer Must Arbitrate Overtime Claims
  • Workweek Needn't Maximize Overtime Pay To Comply With FLSA, Fifth Circuit Decides
  • ‘Something for the Jury' Comment Forecloses JMOL
  • Supreme Court Ruling on Patent Evidence Applies to Multiple Types of Patent Cases
  • Humanist-Led Weddings Allowed; Indiana Law Tilts Too Much Toward Religion
  • Texas's Use of Race in Admissions Upheld; Could Mean Another Supreme Court Trip
  • Stanford Losses Not Covered By SIPC, D.C. Circuit Concludes
  • Medical Residents Not Students, 5th Cir. Says
  • Hershey's Gets Injunction Against Campaign Signs
  • Texas American Indian Tribe Loses Suit Over Natural Resources on 400,000 Acres
  • Asian Carp Invasion of Great Lakes Not Imminent
  • Employer Must Make ‘Voluntary' Payments to Fund
  • Foot Locker's Evidence Destruction Is Out of Bounds
  • Groups Get Chance to Challenge Fish Bypasses
  • Local Apprenticeship Mandate Falls to Preemption
  • No Issue Preclusion in FLSA Retaliation Suit
  • Avoiding Fee-Shifting as the Plaintiff in a Software-Based Patent Suit
  • EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance On Pregnancy Bias Under PDA and ADA
  • PlayStation Data Breach Settlement Gets Go Ahead
  • Data Breaches Cost N.Y. Companies $1.37 Billion in 2013, Report Says
  • Citigroup to Pay $7 Billion To Settle Mortgage-Bond Probe
  • Critics Attack DOJ Settlement with Citigroup; Say Deal Reaffirms ‘Too Big to Jail' Policy
  • NOMINATIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS
  • Roberts Bridges Court's Ideological Divide, But Shaky Consensus Reveals Depth of Split
  • Mobile Phone Digital Privacy Decision Headlines Supreme Court's 2013-14 Term
  • Supreme Court Term in Review—Civil Cases 2013-2014 (Chart)
  • Supreme Court Term in Review—Criminal Cases 2013-2014 (Chart)
July 15, 2014
  • Crash Victim Beats Old Arbitration Clause; Bank's Motion to Compel ‘Wholly Groundless'
  • Registration With Court's E-Filing System Dooms Claim Lawyer Didn't Receive Notice
  • Attorney Did Not Deserve Being Sanctioned For Complaining About Slow Payment of Fees
  • Funds Held by Trustee Must Go to Creditors; Fifth Circuit Squares Off With Third Circuit
  • California Court Takes Grace Period Approach To Complex Federal Jurisdictional Statute
  • Victorious Landlords Due Attorneys' Fees After City Violates Rights, Destroys Home
  • West, Lexis Make ‘Fair Use' of Briefs
  • Mandatory Consecutive Firearms Sentence May Shorten Sentence for Underlying Crime
  • Cost-Shifting Election Rule May Chill Speech, Pennsylvania Hopefuls Have Standing to Sue
  • Texas Agency's Attempts to Control Beaches Near Galveston Don't Amount to ‘Taking'
  • Anheuser-Busch to Pay Increased Pensions
  • Church Plan Challengers Win Third Victory
  • Illinois Retirees' Win Imperils Pension Reform
  • Windstream Reduction of Retiree Health Benefits OK
  • Barring Male Guards for Female Inmates Might Violate Title VII, Ninth Circuit Rules
  • KPMG Must Face Sex-Based Class Claims
  • CTS Corp. Site Stays on Superfund List Post-SCOTUS
  • Coal Company Liable for Unpermitted Discharges
  • Iran Must Pay $1.75B Terrorism Judgments; No Treaty Conflict in Iran-Specific Asset Law
  • Immigrants Win on Equal Protection Claim Against Arizona Driver's License Restriction
  • 1st Cir. Axes $13M Fiduciary Breach Award
  • School ‘Civility Clause' Not Unconstitutionally Vague
  • Drivers' Class Action Over Rest Breaks May Proceed
  • False Patent Marking Suit Stays Dead As Private Citizen's Constitutional Claim Flops
  • Device Profile Claim for Date Sets Was Abstract Idea
  • Court Should Have Stayed Suit for PTAB Proceedings
  • FERC Can Set Rules for New England Power Markets
  • SLUSA Doesn't Bar Class Suit By Puerto Rico Fund Investors
  • No Short-Swing Liability for Forward Contracts
  • $170 Million Tax Refund Up For Grabs In FDIC, AmFin Financial Corp. Dispute
  • IRS Must Explain Lost Lerner E-Mails, Recovery
  • Fannie, Freddie Are Exempt From Ohio Property Transfer Taxes
  • Claims of World Trade Center Workers Revived; Each Plaintiff's Record Must Be Assessed
  • Tenth Circuit's Tymkovich Is ‘Straight Shooter': Accessible Opinions Reflect Colorado Values
  • Beware of Judgment Debtors Using the Fifth Amendment To Shield Their Assets
  • Lawyers May Advise Clients to ‘Take Down' Facebook Posts, but Must Preserve Deletions
  • Supreme Court's ‘Hobby Lobby' Decision Prompts Democrats to Draft Coverage Bill
  • NLRB General Counsel Provides Update On Responses to Noel Canning Decision
  • NLRB Gets an Earful in Northwestern Case; University, Union, and Amici Offer Arguments
  • NOMINATIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS
July 08, 2014
  • Arbitration Not Waived By Later-Joined Entity; Co-defendants' Litigation Actions Not Imputed
  • Lawyer Suspended Over ‘Sexts' to Law Clerk
  • Bogus Charges Case Doesn't Need State Bar as Party
  • Profits From Finishing Bankrupt Firms' Cases Belong to Law Firms That Completed Them
  • Law Firm Could Buy Opponent's Computer At Auction, Have Expert Examine Hard Drive
  • Need for Exoneration Extends Past Malpractice
  • Privilege for Internal Corporate Probes Fortified by D.C. Circuit Ruling in KBR Dispute
  • Eviction Dispute Involving Church Property Proves Worthy of Federal Court Abstention
  • Drive-By Victim Can't Sue Foreign Gun Maker; No ‘Stream of Commerce,' Minimum Contacts
  • Lawyer Attacked by Mentally Ill Client Gets Second Shot Against State Officials
  • Supreme Court Clarifies Upshot of 2013 Decision
  • Obstruction of Subcommittees Is Covered By Statute That Refers to ‘Any Committee’
  • Motel Guest's Privacy in Dumpster Was Protected by State Constitution
  • State Court Gives Officers Lots of Leeway To Conduct Other Investigations During Stop
  • Courts Dismiss Dueling Defamation Suits Between Law School and Plaintiffs' Lawyers
  • Some Super PACs May Be Subject To Limits on Campaign Contributions
  • Student-Athlete Benefits Litigation Whacked By Sixth Circuit; No ERISA Equitable Claims
  • No Age Discrimination Claim Under Section 1983
  • Victims of Alleged Abu Ghraib Torture May Pursue Claims Against U.S. Contractor
  • Loose Lips Sink Arguments to Keep Secret Legal Basis for Drone Strikes on U.S. Citizens
  • Post-Hobby Lobby Drama at Supreme Court; Sotomayor Says Court Ignores Latest Opinion
  • Convention Against Torture May Apply To Man Beaten by Uniformed Extortionists
  • Former Court Reporter Isn't FMLA Eligible Employee
  • Newspaper Carrier's Misclassification Class Affirmed
  • Challenge to N.J.-N.Y. Natural Gas Pipeline Rejected
  • Dismissal of Constitutional Challenge To First-Inventor-to-File Rule Affirmed
  • Fight Against Religious Sign Can Proceed; State Limitations Period Against Federal Policy
  • Executives' False Invoices Can Support Securities Fraud Claims, 11th Circuit Says
  • Baseball Fan's Suit Over Flying Hot Dog Remanded on Question of Inherent Risk
  • Flying Pigs Headed Back to State Court
  • From Smartphones to Smart Watches: A Primer on Mobile Device Discovery
  • Dudenhoeffer Poses Causation Questions, Might Increase Litigation, Speakers Say
  • Challenges on Water Jurisdiction Rule Expected Due to Conflicts With Court Rulings
  • Halliburton Will Increase Costs, Require More Analysis at Certification, Lawyers Say
July 01, 2014
  • $1 Million Attorney Sanction Results from Judge's Fixed Mistake
  • Win for Beneficiaries of Standby Letters of Credit
  • Second Circuit Rejects RESPA, FDCPA, N.Y Claims Against Citi Unit
  • Fees, Commission Must Be ‘Reasonable' Under Code Even if Valid Under State Law
  • California Justices Back Class Action Waiver But Decide a PAGA Claim Is Not Preempted
  • Jury Challenge Creates Battleground For Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage
  • Injured Railroader to Get Day in State Court; 4th Cir. Lacks Jurisdiction to Review Remand
  • Ford's Documents Remain Protected; Company Didn't Waive Confidentiality
  • Abortion ‘Buffer Zone' Crosses the Line; Justices Say Law Burdens Too Much Speech
  • City's Anti-Panhandling Statutes Survive Souter's Constitutional Scrutiny
  • Justices Reject NLRB Recess Appointments And Mark Constraints on Presidential Power
  • Component ID Is Prereq to Software Copyright Claim
  • Assertion of Recognizable Voice Saves Suit
  • Funkadelic Master Tapes Headed to Receivership
  • Phone Users Lack Right to Privacy In Text Messages They Send to Others
  • Police Can't Hold Digital Files Indefinitely That Are Beyond Scope of Search Warrant
  • Police Need Warrant to Search Mobile Phones Of Arrestees, Supreme Court Decides
  • Compelled Disclosure of Encryption Key Wasn't Covered by Act-of-Production Rule
  • High Court Kills Presumption of Prudence, Gives Some Hope to ESOP Fiduciaries
  • Split Over Exhaustion Requirement Still Growing
  • Fund's Equitable Claims Out; More Rulings Expected
  • One Use of N-Word Not Enough for Harassment
  • Utah's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Violates Due Process, Equal Protection
  • Football Uniforms Apparel, Not Sports Equipment
  • Class Overtime Claim Barred by Arbitration Pact
  • Nordstrom's New Arbitration Agreement Is Valid
  • Personal Health Care Assistants in Illinois Can't Be Forced to Pay Union Agency Fees
  • FMLA Rights Intact Despite No Firm Return Date
  • Networks Tune In Big Win in Streaming Case; Impact for Cloud Computing Still Unclear
  • Utility Gets $53 Million in Nuclear Waste Dispute
  • Yahoo! Turns Tables on Infringement Claimant
  • Patent Mediators Subject to Same Neutrality, Disclosure Rules as Judges for Conflicts Review
  • Family-Owned Business ‘Exercises' Religion; Exempt From ACA's ‘Contraceptive Mandate'
  • Louisiana School Desegregation Suit Remains Alive in Case Open Since 1965
  • PwC, Citco Lose Bid to Upset Settlement Over Madoff Feeder Funds
  • Checking Box Wasn't Refund Request by Ford
  • Utility Patent Won't Stop Trade Dress Claim
  • False Claims Act's Public Disclosure Bar Stops Fraud Suit on Disabled-Made Products
  • Circuit Splits Reported in U.S. Law Week—June 2014
  • A Primer on Social Media E-Discovery
  • Status Update: Compelling Parties to Produce ‘Private' Social Media
  • PTO Circulates Post-Alice Decision Memo On Examining Software Patent Applications
  • Justices Recess Appointment Ruling Could Weigh on Future Nominations
  • R.J. Reynolds Socked With $20 Million Verdict
  • High Court's Halliburton Ruling Sets Stage For Key Litigation Battles Ahead, Panel Says
  • NOMINATIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS
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