Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman

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July 08, 2024 | National Law Journal

Bankruptcy Filings Surged in First Half of 2024 Amid Uptick in Big Chapter 11 Cases

"Commercial filing trends continue to show strong double digit percentage increases in year-over-year filings, while individual filings increased at a much lower rate compared to commercial filings in the first half of 2024," said Michael Hunter, vice president of the Epiq AACER bankruptcy data platform.

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July 08, 2024 | National Law Journal

'Strong' Legal Theory or 'Oxymoron'? Experts Eye FTC Antitrust Suit Against Mattress Merger

"The likelihood and degree of potential foreclosure is significant, as shown by Tempur Sealy's internal documents, its past attempts to exclude other suppliers from Mattress Firm, and the projections of third-party investors," the FTC alleges in its antitrust complaint attempting to block the proposed mattress merger.

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July 05, 2024 | National Law Journal

Black Lives Matter DC Plaintiffs Suffer Legal Setback in Trump-Era 'Unlawful Attack' Complaint

"The district court's decision rejecting our effort to hold federal officials accountable under D.C. law for the unprovoked, violent dispersal of racial justice protestors at Lafayette Square on June 1, 2020, is deeply disappointing," said Arthur Spitzer, senior counsel of the ACLU-DC.

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July 03, 2024 | National Law Journal

Biden Names Pa. State Trial Judge to Serve on Eastern District of Pa. Bench

Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Gail A. Weilheimer has presided over a number of trials, including a jury's $4.7 million medical malpractice verdict award in 2019.

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July 02, 2024 | National Law Journal

'Illegal Profit'?: Ex-Basketball Players' Antitrust Class Action Against NCAA Seeks Compensation for Name, Image, Likeness

The lawsuit accuses the NCAA of using its alleged "monopoly power to pay nothing to the people whose names, images, and likenesses it uses without their consent in support of its multibillion-dollar enterprise."

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July 02, 2024 | National Law Journal

4th Circuit Rules Damages Cap in Charlottesville Mayhem Case Applies for Each Plaintiff

"We are extremely gratified that the Fourth Circuit affirmed the jury's verdict, finding all defendants jointly and severally liable for the racially motivated conspiracy to harass, intimidate, and commit violence in Charlottesville in August 2017," Cooley partner David E. Mills said.

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July 01, 2024 | National Law Journal

A Unique Law Firm Persuaded a Judge to Rule Against Biden's Navy Secretary

"This decision is a win for the military community," Elizabeth Candelario, a military spouse who specializes in helping clients apply for military record corrections, said in a statement on behalf of Ronny Rutledge, a former Navy SEAL seeking reinstatement.

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June 28, 2024 | National Law Journal

Va. Supreme Court Rejects 4th Amendment Exclusionary Rule in Warrantless Civil Search

"Under settled law, the exclusionary rule, which applies in criminal cases, does not apply in civil cases," Justice Stephen R. McCullough wrote in the unanimous opinion for the Virginia Supreme Court.

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June 28, 2024 | National Law Journal

DC Circuit Rules Builders Risk Insurance Mandates Coverage for $1.5M Loss

"It's a nice decision in an area of law where there has been a paucity of case law," said C. Thomas Brown, who had argued the appeal successfully on behalf of the developers. "It's nice to know they are actually going to receive compensation for a policy they bought."

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June 26, 2024 | National Law Journal

4th Circuit Revives CERCLA Hazardous Waste Lawsuit Against Holdout Defendants

"It's a very important decision for Superfund sites across the country. The district court's decision, had it not been reversed on appeal, could have had the potential to disrupt these types of cases all across the country," said Gary D. Justis, who argued the appeal successfully on behalf of 68th Street Group.

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