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Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Ruling: Key Excerpts from Ginsburg’s Dissent

Mon, 2014-06-30 10:18
Law Blog collects the most important passages from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Ruling: Key Excerpts from the Majority Opinion

Mon, 2014-06-30 09:39
Law Blog collects key passages from the Supreme Court's ruling that private companies, such as Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., can’t be forced to provide contraceptive health services that violate their owner’s religious beliefs

GM Recall Compensation Plan Sees Payouts From $20,000 to Millions

Mon, 2014-06-30 08:44
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Compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg says he's ready to "rip up" and redo out of court settlements General Motors Co. made with victims of accidents involving cars with defective ignition switches as part of a broad settlement plan he unveiled Monday in Washington. Under the program, Mr. Feinberg will provide compensation checks ranging from $20,000 to several million dollars to any driver, passenger, pedestrian or occupant of another vehicle who can show they were hurt in a crash involving one of 2.6 million cars GM has recalled after admitting they were equipped with faulty ignition switches.

Supreme Court Declines to Review Appeals in Some High-Profile Cases

Mon, 2014-06-30 08:27
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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up appeals in scores of cases, including a number of high-profile matters. The top court said it wouldn’t consider Google Inc.’s challenge to a class-action lawsuit alleging the search giant violated federal wiretap law when its Street View cars collected data from private Wi-Fi networks.

Supreme Court: Home Health Aides Can’t Be Forced to Pay Union Fees

Mon, 2014-06-30 08:09
The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled Monday that home health aides in Illinois can’t be forced to pay dues to a union they don’t want to join.

Supreme Court Exempts Some Companies from Contraception Mandate

Mon, 2014-06-30 07:55
In a 5-4 split, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said ‘closely held’ companies can for religious reasons opt out of a federal health care law requirement that companies provide their employees coverage for contraceptive services.

Justice Ginsburg on Law — and Opera

Mon, 2014-06-30 06:16
With discord likely to characterize Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent the weekend immersed in something more harmonious: opera.

Religious Businesses Brace for High Court Ruling; Terror Trial Debate Revived

Mon, 2014-06-30 05:15
The AM Roundup: Law Blog rounds up the morning's news.

H-P Working to Settle Lawsuits Related to Disastrous Deal

Fri, 2014-06-27 14:06
Hewlett Packard Co. confirmed Friday it is negotiating to settle three lawsuits related to its 2011 acquisition of software firm Autonomy, but the company hasn't yet moved past the fallout from the disastrous deal.

A Good Day to be a Washington Tour Guide, Thanks to the D.C. Circuit

Fri, 2014-06-27 13:26
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You don’t need a special license to be a tour guide in Washington. That’s the take of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which ruled Friday that a Segway tour operator shouldn’t be required to pass a multiple-choice test and pay $200 in licensing fees to offer guided tours of the city’s monuments, museums and other points of interest.

More Churn at Squire Patton Boggs as the Post-Merger Dust Settles

Fri, 2014-06-27 11:27
The partner churn at Squire Patton Boggs continues, even as the post-merger dust is settling. This week the law firm announced a handful of new hires and new leadership for its public policy practice, which has shed a number of prominent partners with government expertise from the Patton Boggs side. More legacy partners have also headed for the exits in recent days.

Internal Investigations Are Still Privileged, DC Circuit Says

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:40
In case that was closely watched by corporate legal departments, a federal appeals court said Friday that a defense contractor' internal investigation is protected by the attorney-client privilege.

New Documents Reveal GM Criminal Probe Likely Picking Up Steam

Fri, 2014-06-27 09:50
The situation concerning General Motors Co. and its defective ignition switches has caught the attention of Justice Department prosecutors, and the investigation seems to be moving right along, according to WSJ reporter Jeff Bennett in a story Friday.

American Airlines Bankruptcy Advisors Seeking $400 Million

Fri, 2014-06-27 07:49
A fee examiner tasked with keeping costs down in the American Airlines bankruptcy recommended this week that a court approve nearly $400 million in fees and expenses earned by professionals who he said engineered "perhaps the most efficient airline reorganization case on record."

Google Starts Removing Search Results; Subpoenas Issued in GM Probe

Fri, 2014-06-27 05:40
The AM Roundup: Law Blog rounds up the morning's news.

Senior Federal Prosecutor Heads to Paul Weiss

Thu, 2014-06-26 15:12
Justice Department official Lorin Reisner will join Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP next month, as a partner in the litigation department, the firm said Thursday.

Mass. Supreme Court: Defendant Must Decrypt Computers for Police

Thu, 2014-06-26 14:02
The top court in Massachusetts has ruled that an attorney charged with mortgage fraud must decrypt his computers hard drives for police, who believe they contain evidence of the alleged crime.

Supreme Irony? Court Has Its Own Buffer Zone

Thu, 2014-06-26 13:16
The U.S. Supreme Court, which Thursday struck down a Massachusetts law that established a 35-foot buffer around abortion clinics, enjoys its own protest-free zone.

Judge Taps Veterans of Toyota Case to Take on GM

Thu, 2014-06-26 12:34
A federal judge in New York has chosen three high-profile, veteran lawyers to lead the litigation against General Motors Co. over economic losses tied to the company's defective ignition-switch problems. The trio of lawyers are all based on the west coast -- and all played leading roles in litigation brought against Toyota Motor Corp. over unintended acceleration.

New York’s Top Court Rejects Bloomberg ‘Soda Ban’

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:37
New York's highest court ruled 4-2 on Thursday to block New York City from banning the sale of large sugary drinks in restaurants and other venues.
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