Although President Donald Trump set a record with the number of circuit judges he named during his first year, experts say that’s not the whole story. Here’s our data-driven look at what the White House faces in its quest to reshape the appeals courts.
More federal judges are skipping the golf course to head back to the courtroom upon taking senior status, and they’re playing an increasingly vital role in a strained system.
It’s more of a norm than a rule. Its use has shifted over time, often with political winds. But the once-obscure Senate tradition is now front and center in the boiling debate over the future of the judiciary.
It is undisputed that in his first year in office President Trump was able to confirm a significant number of judges to the federal bench. How it happened — and whether it’s a good thing — are debated here by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
State insurance regulators have begun tackling key questions regarding the implementation of a pact between the U.S. and the European Union that will ax collateral requirements for EU reinsurers doing business stateside, including to what extent existing laws must be changed and whether foreign reinsurers outside the bloc will be eligible for similar benefits. Here, Law360 looks at three important issues facing regulators as they chart a path for effectuating the transatlantic insurance deal.
Insurers, state attorneys general, care providers and others piled on the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposal to loosen requirements for setting up so-called association health plans ahead of a March 6 deadline for public comments, warning it could destabilize swaths of the insurance marketplace and invite fraud.
A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Thursday that Cincinnati Insurance Co. needn’t pay more than $100,000 to Wescott Electric Co. in connection with a decadelong, multimillion-dollar employee theft, saying that, in the string of policies Wescott bought, it should have known of the eventual discontinuation of a one-year grace period for claims reporting.
A South Carolina federal judge refused Thursday to end claims against an insurer over coverage for a former GrandSouth Bank vice president indicted in connection with lending that allegedly enabled a staffing company’s continued nonpayment of payroll taxes, citing an ongoing factual dispute as to whether separate suits are “interrelated” and so quash coverage.
A Florida man’s decision to proceed with surgery in defiance of a court order did not warrant permanent dismissal of his breach of contract case against Southern-Owners Insurance Co. given his good-faith efforts at compliance and other circumstances of the case, a state appeals court ruled Friday.
In Law360’s latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Apple faces a fight over its “HomePod” smart speaker, McDonald’s asserts its “family of marks,” and Travelers picks a fight with Marriott over a travel magazine.
The last week has seen a BMW plant lodge a commercial fraud claim against Barclays, another dispute between Barents Re and Petróleos de Venezuela’s captive insurer and AXA take on a rival private health insurer.
In this week’s Taxation with Representation, Cigna bought Express Scripts for $67 billion, GTCR LLC and Sycamore Partners took CommerceHub private in a $1.1 billion deal and AXA Group acquired XL Group Ltd. for $15.3 billion.
A provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act greatly expands the scope of the disallowance of deductions for fines and penalties paid to government agencies. This will make it costlier for a company to settle claims of violation of laws and regulations brought by federal, state or local agencies, or even foreign governments, says Marvin Kirsner of Greenberg Traurig LLP.
The average lawyer spends approximately two-thirds of their day on nonbillable tasks, a bleak picture of efficiency in today’s law firms offered up Friday by a speaker at the American Bar Association TechShow in Chicago.
The U.S. legal sector continued its less-than-stellar start to 2018, dropping another 200 jobs in February for the worst two-month stretch to begin a year since 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Friday finalized recommended rules that would require lawyers, accountants and other tax advisers to disclose if they are marketing structures designed to avoid new global reporting requirements that seek to curb tax avoidance.
A new study from the United Kingdom found that men and women significantly differ on their perceptions of progress on gender equality in the legal industry, some companies continued to weigh whether to join the growing crackdown of gun sales in the wake of last month’s Florida school shooting and panelists at a conference in Chicago addressed how to handle a lawyer who is cognitively impaired. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
On the latest episode of Law360’s Pro Say podcast, we examine the Trump administration’s efforts to push the judicial branch to the right, discuss Trump’s controversial trade moves, and explain how “inclusion riders” work.
For those who missed out, here’s a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.
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