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Latham & Watkins is fighting an attempt to disqualify the firm as lead trial counsel for Union Pacific Railroad, a defendant in multidistrict litigation over freight rail fuel surcharges.
Foreign bribery and corruption prosecutions declined during 2012, even as 15 new countries were cracking down on such crimes involving their own government officials, according to a survey by Trace International Inc.
A federal appeals court has upheld the eight-year prison sentence for accused mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's girlfriend for harboring a fugitive, including an enhancement for her failure to disclose that she owned a house and controlled a substantial bank account.
An Indiana attorney has been suspended from practice for three years for pursuing a romantic relationship with a summer law clerk and attempting to destroy her legal career when she rejected his advances.
The Boston U.S. Attorney's Office on Thursday asked a judge for permission to conduct criminal background checks of potential jurors who pass preliminary screening for the trial of accused mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.
Currently the U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that pits the interests of a white, would-be adoptive couple, to whom a Latina biological mother surrendered her baby girl at birth, against those of the natural father and his Cherokee tribe.
Harvard Law School has announced a pilot program under which Harvard undergraduates may apply and gain acceptance during their junior year, provided they agree to work for two years in between graduation and beginning their legal studies.
Sedgwick LLP has moved to dismiss what it called "over-reaching" claims in a $200 million malpractice lawsuit filed by the receiver of a purported medical receivables purchasing company in California that was revealed to be a $1 billion Ponzi scheme.
Members of the House Judiciary Committee had a number of potentially embarrassing political controversies involving the Obama administration to choose from when Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. came to testify on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has launched a division to counsel clients on business opportunities associated with digital media based in Los Angeles' "Silicon Beach." Moreover, the firm has hired an entrepreneur to run its own venture capital fund, which will invest in emerging technology companies.
If you want to find the most racially diverse law faculties, look outside U.S. News and World Report's top-ranked schoolsway outside.
Dan Schweitzer, Supreme Court counsel of the National Association of Attorneys General, responds to Simon Lazarus' NLJ piece about the implications of Wos v. E.M.A.
Potential class members in the sudden acceleration litigation against Toyota Motor Corp. have filed objections to the proposed $1.6 billion settlement reached on behalf of consumers asserting claims for economic damages.
A company using a pseudonym in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is fighting to keep documents under seal in a dispute rooted in whether the public should be allowed to see a consumer product safety report.
The University of San Francisco School of Law has tapped John Trasviņa to be its next top administrator, effective on June 17. Trasviņa is assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
A growing controversy in Washington involving the Internal Revenue Service could mean big changes in the way the agency regulates the political activity of tax-exempt organizations, according to election law experts.
A federal judge ruled on Monday that the estate of late entrepreneur and Internet activist Aaron Swartz may release to Congress and the public some of the information gathered by the lawyers preparing his defense in his hacking case.
In recent weeks Northwestern, Wake Forest, and the University of Utah schools of law have received generous donations from both alumni and community foundations.
Massachusetts' highest court has held that a lawyer's contract work at New York's Sullivan & Cromwell while he was licensed in New Jersey counts toward "the active practice of law" requirement for admission to the Massachusetts bar.