| SUPREME COURT REVIEW
In its first complete term back at full strength since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the top U.S. court took on several cases that revealed deep divisions among its members. Here are the most stinging dissents.
With the Supreme Court largely punting on deciding the issues at the center of some of its biggest cases this term, the justices turned to concurrences to fight for the future of the law.
While the justices tend to join most often with colleagues whose philosophy they share, even politically charged cases can create groupings that defy easy categorization. Here are a few from the latest term.
From a raucous house party to the often-disappointing taste of wedding cake, the justices found plenty to laugh about in the latest term. Here are the top moments of legal levity.
President Donald Trump is ramping up the process of replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, interviewing four candidates Monday and revealing the White House staffers who are leading the selection effort.
Amy Coney Barrett has been sitting on the Seventh Circuit bench for only eight months, but she is rumored to be on President Donald Trump’s shortlist for potential picks to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
A South Carolina federal judge ruled Monday that Scottsdale Insurance Co. has no duty to defend or indemnify a pair of bars in a suit alleging they overserved alcohol to a woman accused of mortally wounding a man with her car while fleeing the scene of a brawl, holding that a policy exclusion for claims arising out of assault and battery forecloses coverage.
A New York federal judge on Monday greenlighted a multipronged attack by former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam on the credibility of former insurance boss and government witness Anthony Bonomo, saying she would allow the defense to probe claims of misconduct at Bonomo’s company.
The Fourth Circuit has asked the South Carolina Supreme Court to weigh in on whether an insurance company had waived attorney-client privilege by denying liability in a coverage dispute related to allegedly poor home construction.
Two YouDecide.com Inc. execs don’t have to endure a second lawsuit by a father-son duo who called one of them an “evil dwarf” after a bitter power struggle for control of the company, a Massachusetts federal court ruled Monday, saying the derivative suit was clearly brought in bad faith.
A former Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP attorney sued Standard Insurance Company in New York federal court Monday for denying him long-term disability benefits after he was terminated and hospitalized after a manic episode, saying his bipolar disorder couldn’t be considered a preexisting condition because he’d never experienced symptoms before.
A New Jersey federal judge has refused to certify a pair of putative class actions accusing Aetna of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by shortchanging its customers on reimbursements for out-of-network services, ruling that there’s no common solution since the consumers’ benefit plans vary.
Consumers have told a New Jersey federal court that Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. has refused to comply with discovery orders in a putative consolidated class action over a data breach involving information on roughly 839,000 consumers that was stored on stolen laptops, with the insurer responding its adversaries are seeking unnecessary materials.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island asked a federal judge Monday to rethink his decision forcing it to face Steward Health Care System’s antitrust suit alleging it sank a $40 million hospital buy to keep Steward out of the state, saying a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has upended the very rationale behind the claims.
A recent decision from the Northern District of Illinois highlights the continued litigation around the scope of directors and officers liability insurance coverage for government investigations. Astellas v. Starr is a win for policyholders, reasoning that compliance with a government subpoena is essentially mandatory, say Caroline Meneau and Brian Scarbrough of Jenner & Block LLP.
The Senate Republican leadership and the Trump administration are racing to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s spot on the U.S. Supreme Court. Does opposition to their plans have any chance of success? My answer is yes, because the stakes are so high, people are so engaged, and the records of those short-listed are so deeply troubling, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.
Newly elected leaders of Jackson Lewis PC say they have big plans for the direction of the law firm, including imminently appointing a new chief operating officer from a professional services firm, expanding in several states and adding to the firm’s capabilities in health care and employee benefits law. Here, Law360 chats with newly elected co-chairs William Anthony and Kevin Lauri about the future of the firm.
Perkins Coie LLP, WilmerHale, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP and Choate Hall & Stewart LLP have joined the cavalcade of law firms announcing changes to their associate compensation structure, according to internal memos made public Monday.
U.S.-based law firms are on pace for another record-setting year of tie-ups, according to a report released Monday that indicates the high-water mark of 102 mergers, set in 2017, could be overtaken before year’s end.
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has beefed up its parental leave policy, allowing female attorneys to take 18 weeks of paid leave in the year after giving birth and granting leave time to adoptive parents and the partners of new mothers as well, the firm announced Monday.
A Covington & Burling LLP partner and a Microsoft in-house attorney speaking at a conference about artificial intelligence warned Friday that as the technology is applied to legal problems, AI systems have faced questions about baked-in biases and a lack of transparency as to how they reach decisions.
A divided California Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower court’s order that Yelp take down defamatory reviews of a personal injury attorney posted by a former client, saying the consumer review website is protected by a federal law shielding publishers of third-party content.
A Virginia federal judge signed off on a magistrate judge’s recommendation and granted Latham & Watkins LLP’s default judgment bid in a suit against a website it said purports to hire people to work at Latham from home, after the owners of the website failed to respond to the complaint.
Larry Hayes is not only the general counsel of Qurate Retail Group, but also a college football referee who works as a center judge in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Here, he discusses the skills vital for a successful general counsel, the challenges his business faces in 2018 and the worry that keeps him up at night.
June not only brought the first days of summer, but also a string of notable legal hires that included new general counsel and chief legal officer appointments at Adobe Systems Inc., Consumer Reports, Lionsgate, the University of Mississippi and the Association of Corporate Counsel, as well as new deputy general counsel at ProPublica and startup Bird.