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MF Global Sues PwC, Alleging Malpractice

Fri, 2014-03-28 13:32
MF Global Holdings Ltd. is suing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for at least $2 billion, alleging PwC's accounting advice helped cause MF's 2011 collapse.

Identities of Ex-Dewey Employees Who Pleaded Guilty Unmasked by Judge

Fri, 2014-03-28 12:33
A New York judge on Friday unmasked the identities of former employees of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP who've pleaded guilty to helping the firm orchestrate an alleged scheme to conceal the crumbling financial condition of the now-defunct law firm. The plea agreements of six of the employees were unsealed on Friday, while one more -- that of Francis J. Canellas, a former finance director at Dewey -- was unsealed Thursday, reports WSJ's Ashby Jones. The plea agreements are after the jump.

Md. Lawmakers Raise Threat of Eminent Domain Against ‘House of Cards’

Fri, 2014-03-28 10:06
Maryland lawmakers are proposing to use the power of eminent domain to seize the property of the production company behind the Netflix streaming drama "House of Cards" unless the series keeps filming in the state.

Holder Says Federal Government Will Recognize Michigan Gay Marriages

Fri, 2014-03-28 07:31
Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday said the federal government will recognize the more than 300 same-sex marriages performed in Michigan this past weekend during a brief window when such unions were legal there.

Public-Corruption Cases Soar; Appeals Court Upholds Texas Abortion Rules

Fri, 2014-03-28 05:48
The AM Roundup: Law Blog rounds up the morning's news.

PG&E Expects Criminal Charges Over Deadly Pipeline Blast

Thu, 2014-03-27 15:31
PG&E Corp. said it's expecting the U.S. government to file criminal charges against the gas-and-electric company over the 2010 fatal explosion in San Bruno, Calif.

College Football Union Has More Obstacles to Tackle

Thu, 2014-03-27 14:24
Northwestern University’s football players may have won approval to unionize, but it's not going to be an easy play to run.

Rajaratnam’s Little Brother Awaits Important Insider Trading Ruling

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:56
The younger brother of convicted hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam will likely have to wait for an appeals court’s decision in an important insider trading case before he knows if a federal judge will dismiss the insider charges against him.

Q&A: Changing the NSA Phone Data Rules

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:03
A Q&A on how the Obama administration plans to change its searches of phone records for terrorism suspects.

Judge To Hear ‘Emergency Motion’ on GM Recall

Thu, 2014-03-27 09:45
More legal trouble could be brewing for General Motors Co. and its ignition switch recall after a federal court in Texas agreed to consider a motion that would ultimately force the auto maker to tell customers of the affected vehicles to park their cars until they are fixed.

Northwestern Labor Decision: What Happens Next?

Thu, 2014-03-27 08:35
A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Northwestern University football players can unionize. That, of course, won't be the final word on this case. What happens next?

Experts Debate Impact of Northwestern Ruling

Thu, 2014-03-27 08:14
Here's what experts are saying about the ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that Northwestern University scholarship football players are eligible to form the nation's first college athletes' union.

DOJ Pushes to Expand Hacking Abilities Against Cyber-Criminals

Thu, 2014-03-27 07:54
The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing to make it easier for law enforcement to get warrants to hack into the computers of criminal suspects across the country.

Northwestern Football Players Get Ok to Unionize; Merger Kabuki; Rap Lyrics on Trial

Thu, 2014-03-27 06:03
The AM Roundup: Law Blog rounds up the morning's news

Supreme Court Backs Federal Efforts to Keep Guns Away from Domestic Abusers

Wed, 2014-03-26 15:31
The Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered federal efforts to keep guns away from domestic abusers, ruling that even a misdemeanor conviction involving minimal force can trigger a ban on firearm possession.

Corruption Probes Target Mayor and Two State Lawmakers in Three States

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:33
It's been quite the eventful day for law-enforcement authorities on the corruption front.

Northwestern Football Players Get Approval to Unionize

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:24
Northwestern University football players receiving athletic scholarships are employees and therefore can unionize, according to a Wednesday ruling by a National Labor Relations Board regional director.

Judge Kopf Causes a Stir With Blog Post About Female Lawyers

Wed, 2014-03-26 11:31
When U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf of Nebraska quit blogging in January, he explained that he had nothing left to say. Some of his readers are now wishing that were really the case.

Jury Convicts Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law in Terror Case

Wed, 2014-03-26 09:56
Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was found guilty of conspiring to kill Americans and of providing material support to terrorists, one of the most prominent al Qaeda operatives to be convicted in a U.S. civilian court.

Merger Talks Between Patton Boggs, Squire Sanders Moving Forward

Wed, 2014-03-26 08:07
Washington, D.C., law firm Patton Boggs LLP is inching closer to landing a merger partner that could bolster its fortunes, according to several people familiar with the matter.
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