Wells Fargo & Co. has reached a settlement with a former branch manager who claimed she was fired for blowing the whistle on employees who had been opening accounts without permission. Federal regulators earlier ordered the whistleblower be paid $577,000. Wells Fargo had appealed that order.
A federal judge in Cleveland has appointed three special masters to help craft a settlement in the massive opioid litigation. One of them, Cathy Yanni, spoke to law.com about the complex case, which involves hundreds of cities, counties, states, Native American tribes and others that have sued manufacturers and distributors of the prescription painkillers.
"This case should never have been brought in the first place. We’re pleased that the bureau has decided to withdraw a lawsuit," Lori Alvino McGill, a Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz partner, said about the CFPB's decision Thursday to drop a lawsuit against payday lenders in Kansas federal court.
Justice Elena Kagan questioned the absence of the U.S. solicitor general "in a case in which one would expect the government to be here." The Labor Department is revisiting the rule at issue in the case.
Greenberg Traurig litigation partners Louis Solomon, Colin Underwood and Michael Lazaroff are joining Reed Smith in New York as the firm looks to expand its footprint in complex and international litigation.
The CFPB will start soliciting comments on a host of matters—including enforcement, supervision and rule-making. Up first: civil investigative demands. Here are three things companies really don't like about the CFPB's investigative demands.
In the latest Inside Track, we ask why execs continue to risk scrutiny for ill-timed stock sales and examine the latest snarl for ex-Uber GC Salle Yoo. Plus, some advice on satisfying the SEC's new pay-ratio disclosure rule.
Thousands of HIV patients whose names and conditions were revealed by glassine envelopes sent through the mail would share in a $17 million settlement that Aetna Insurance Co. has agreed to pay upon judicial approval to resolve claims that the company failed to protect the individuals’ privacy.
A Ninth Circuit panel affirmed an earlier ruling that found laws prohibiting prostitution were in the public interest and did not interfere with the rights to free speech, free association or to conduct business.
Are women just lousy at business development? Or are their firms not giving them the opportunity to shine? Well, here's another factor to consider: Male clients still favor male partners, according to a recent survey.
The leaders of New York's midsize law firms say they are uniquely suited to give millennials meaningful work, recognition for their accomplishments and a better work/life balance—all values that studies show are attractive to that generation.
There's a new chapter in the clash between Apple and Voip-Pal.com over ex parte contacts with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; Judge Raymond Chen compares Google patent case to "Night of the Living Dead."
Tech firms are promoting discussion on diversity by opening internal message boards and chats. But should they be setting the ground rules? Plus, the government gets broad surveillance powers restored, and lots happening in the legaltech industry.
Many in traditional retail would like the high court to overturn an earlier decision from Quill v. North Dakota, which they feel has inadvertently created a loophole for online retailers to avoid paying sales tax if they do not have a physical presence in the state.
Called the first-of-its kind, the Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management seeks to draw lawyers and in-house counsel who want to get up to speed on the latest technology and strategies for keeping costs down.
A team from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has joined the sprawling suits as plaintiffs seek to force the company to hold onto the batteries it's replacing in a wide-scale effort to address diminished performance in older iPhones.
U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. has set up separate litigation tracks for 334 consumer suits and 62 suits by financial institutions against Equifax. Thrash also will preside over separate securities fraud claims against the Atlanta-based credit bureau.
"It would also be permissible for the EEOC to decide never to issue such regulations, or for the EEOC to study the issue for several years before commencing a new rulemaking," the U.S. Justice Department said on behalf of the EEOC.
At the request of Chief Justice Roberts, James Duff, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, will head up a group of judges and court employees to evaluate the judiciary's codes of conduct and procedures for investigating inappropriate behavior.
Clifford Chance and Linklaters are among several international firms due to appear before the Indian Supreme Court for the latest round of arguments in a 23-year-old legal roadblock of the country's legal market liberalization.
Uber's former CLO Salle Yoo is in the spotlight again, after a report from Bloomberg that she knew about an Uber tool that allowed remote company-owned device shutdowns in the event of police raids in offices outside the United States.
"I regret that I have not completed my review of the pending motions, but I am not able to provide you with a date certain by which the decisions on the motions will be rendered," Jacobson wrote to Davis.
You say your law firm is profitable. How do you know? To fully understand your law firm’s results of operations and financial condition, you should measure and examine key performance indicators (KPIs) on a granular level. Looking beyond high-level KPIs can provide actionable information to make operational and strategic decisions.
During a Cleary Gottlieb webinar on Dec. 20, James Duncan began his remarks with a word of caution: “One phenomenon that I would like to avoid is we have to remember that taxes are not the center of the universe,” he said. Lobbying records show Duncan was an advocate recently for Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley.
Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent at The National Law Journal, appears on PBS NewsHour to review the U.S. Supreme Court's arguments over the merits of Ohio's process to purge state voter rolls.
"Seems quite unusual that your office would change its position so dramatically," Justice Sotomayor told Noel Francisco, the U.S. solicitor general, about the Justice Department's abandonment of earlier litigation positions.
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