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FDIC Veteran Jim Wigand Joins Restructuring Firm

Tue, 2014-10-07 04:36
Millstein & Co. has hired Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. veteran Jim Wigand to expand the restructuring advisory firm’s government and financial-industry business.

Top Lieutenant of Holder Embarks on New Career at Pepsi

Mon, 2014-10-06 17:00
Tony West, the former Justice Department official who negotiated record multibillion dollar settlements with big banks, said he is as surprised as anyone by his new career direction – becoming general counsel at Pepsico.

Couple Asks Court to Speed Up Gay Marriage Case Citing Pregnancy

Mon, 2014-10-06 14:28
A Texas lesbian couple challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage is asking a federal appeals court to hurry up with oral arguments because they're expecting a baby in March.

Airbnb Legal Debate Heats Up in San Francisco

Mon, 2014-10-06 10:10
A debate about how to regulate room-rental sites like Airbnb is heating up in San Francisco.

Paulson Testifies in AIG Bailout Lawsuit

Mon, 2014-10-06 09:59
Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson testified for two hours Monday before being dismissed as part of a lawsuit alleging the 2008 federal rescue of American International Group Inc. cheated shareholders of $40 billion.

Supreme Court Denies FCPA ‘Instrumentality’ Challenge

Mon, 2014-10-06 09:38
A "foreign official" challenge to U.S. foreign bribery law won't be heard before the Supreme Court -- for this term, at least.

An Explainer on the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Mon, 2014-10-06 08:50
In a highly surprising move, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday morning declined to hear appeals from five states in same-sex marriage cases. Here's a quick Q&A on what it all means.

Supreme Court Punts on Same-Sex Marriage

Mon, 2014-10-06 07:01
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday punted on the question of whether gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, an unexpected move that leaves the issue unresolved nationwide for now.

AM Roundup: Bernanke Faces Grilling Over AIG Bailout; Rape Claim Brought Against Defense Lawyer

Mon, 2014-10-06 05:32
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

The ‘Staggering’ Power of Texas to Control the Spread of Ebola

Fri, 2014-10-03 14:05
The authority to quarantine the family of Thomas Eric Duncan is set in Texas statute, but the source of the power flows from a deeply rooted legal tradition known as police power, which gives states broad latitude to take extreme measures to protect the health and safety of the general public.

Voter-ID Laws in Vogue in the U.S.

Fri, 2014-10-03 13:36
In the last decade, 34 states enacted laws that make it more difficult for citizens to vote, with about a dozen states passing new or tougher laws since 2011. But this isn’t the first time the U.S. has attempted to put limits on voting.

Violent Crime in California at Lowest Rate Since 1967

Fri, 2014-10-03 11:45
Crime in California dropped in 2013 amid a prison overhaul that has reduced the number of people behind bars.

Legal Services Jobs Drop Sharply in September

Fri, 2014-10-03 08:06
The U.S. legal services sector shed 4,600 jobs in September, the biggest one-month drop in employment for the field in nearly five years.

State High Court Spares Life of Dog That Bit Man

Thu, 2014-10-02 15:14
A West Virginia dog sentenced to death after biting an animal control officer has won a reprieve from the state's highest court.

Supremes To Rule on Bankruptcy Fees for Lawyers

Thu, 2014-10-02 14:27
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to delve into an issue dear to bankruptcy professionals—how much they can get paid.

Lawyer Representing Photo-Hack Victims Taking Aim at Google

Thu, 2014-10-02 12:57
Google Inc. is being dragged into the celebrity photo scandal that has plagued Apple Inc.

Scalia Fields Questions on Pot and Same-Sex Marriage in Colorado Talks

Thu, 2014-10-02 10:36
A coy Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia fielded questions about marijuana legalization and same-sex marriage and defended the role of religion in public life during a visit to Colorado on Wednesday.

California Gov. Vetoes Controversial Bill for Antibiotics in Livestock

Thu, 2014-10-02 09:42
California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a controversial bill that mimiced a voluntary FDA plan to limit antibiotic use in food-producing animals.

NYC Lawmakers Push Back Against Federal Detainment Orders

Thu, 2014-10-02 08:51
New York City would no longer honor detainment orders from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without a warrant from a federal judge, under proposed legislation that marks the latest move by the city to limit cooperation with federal deportation efforts.
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