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A $21 Check Prompts Toyota Driver to Wonder Who Benefited from Class Action

Mon, 2014-11-24 10:04
A Toyota consumer says he doesn't begrudge the money awarded to the lawyers in a 2012 class-action settlement, but says his $20.91 check got him thinking about the ultimate winners and losers of the litigation.

Supreme Court to Consider When a Facebook Post Breaks the Law

Mon, 2014-11-24 08:00
The Supreme Court next week will hear arguments in a First Amendment case that highlights the tension over when threatening speech posted on Facebook and other social media breaks the law.

Done Deal: Most of Bingham McCutchen Now Officially Part of Morgan Lewis

Mon, 2014-11-24 07:09
A once high-flying Boston law firm has been absorbed by a larger Philadelphia-based rival, in a deal finalized over the weekend that catapults Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP into the top ten U.S. law firms by headcount.

AM Roundup: Judge to Rule on Confession in Etan Patz Case

Mon, 2014-11-24 05:24
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Judge Strikes Down Illinois Pension Overhaul

Fri, 2014-11-21 14:31
An Illinois judge on Friday ruled that the state's overhaul of its troubled public-employee retirement system violates a state constitutional provision that forbids the government from making cuts to pension benefits.

The Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama: an Explainer

Fri, 2014-11-21 11:08
House Republicans on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration alleging that the way in which the White House implemented its health-care law violates the Constitution. Here's a quick overview of the legal arguments.

Implications of Obama’s Immigration Overhaul

Fri, 2014-11-21 09:32
Here's a roundup of political analysis of President Barack Obama's speech outlining his plan to give more than four million illegal immigrants in the U.S. a reprieve from deportation and a chance to apply for work permits.

Simpson Thacher Launches Bonus Season With Some Big Numbers

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:55
For several years running, New York law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP has kicked off associate-bonus season with its announcement, typically shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday.

It Has Arrived: the Long-Threatened House Lawsuit Against Obama

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:55
House Republicans on Friday filed a long-threatened lawsuit against the Obama administration over what GOP leaders have called executive overreach by President Barack Obama.

Labor Officials Offer Praise, Criticism on Immigration Action

Fri, 2014-11-21 06:41
Labor officials, who hope to organize more immigrant workers in the coming years, largely applauded President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration but had some critiques and quickly warned Congress they'd keep fighting for related legislation.

AM Roundup: Immigration Plan Ignites Debate over Executive Power

Fri, 2014-11-21 06:39
Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news

Why President Obama Had to Act on Immigration

Fri, 2014-11-21 04:06
For President Barack Obama, Thursday's address to the nation was about much more than changing immigration policy. It was about changing the narrative that he draws red lines and doesn't follow through.

Obama Immigration Plan Could Ease Court Backlog

Thu, 2014-11-20 14:56
Immigration lawyers say President Barack Obama's immigration actions could give some relief to the nation's beleaguered immigration courts, whose backlog of pending cases has swelled to more than 420,000.

Google Settlement Shows Smartphone Patent Wars Dying Down

Thu, 2014-11-20 14:19
The Rockstar Consortium, a joint venture owned by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony, settled patent suits it had brought against Google and Cisco.

Utah Considers Bringing Back the Firing Squad

Thu, 2014-11-20 12:25
[wsj-video guid="3B0F9912-451A-4065-9DBD-83277053F752"] Utah is considering bringing back the firing squad, the latest state to  propose laws to revive older execution methods, in the event that lethal-injection becomes infeasible. Tennessee earlier this year passed a law allowing for use of the electric chair as a backup plan. Lawmakers in Wyoming are also contemplating a bill that would bring back the firing squad.

FCC Lays Groundwork for More Curbs on Prisoner Call Rates

Thu, 2014-11-20 10:38
Regulators are considering banning payments made by telecommunications companies to states for the exclusive rights to provide call services in their prisons and jails, the latest effort by the Federal Communications Commission to rein in rates for inmates’ telephone calls.

Q&A: What Is Obama Going to Announce on Immigration?

Thu, 2014-11-20 09:59
Answers to top questions on President Obama’s planned actions on immigration.

Obama Administration Girding for Legal Brawl

Thu, 2014-11-20 08:37
The Obama administration is steeling itself for a bench-clearing brawl with Republicans over the president's plan to unilaterally make sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system. Countering Republican claims that the president is overstepping his constitutional authority, the White House is assembling a battery of legal arguments in its defense.

AM Roundup: Joy and Rage Greet Obama Immigration Decision

Thu, 2014-11-20 05:47
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Vivendi, Others, to Pay $275 Million to Settle Activision Shareholder Litigation

Wed, 2014-11-19 14:39
Vivendi SA and others will pay $275 million to settle shareholder litigation arising from its $8.2 billion sale of a stake in Activision Blizzard Inc. back to the videogame maker last year.
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