Legal Ethics

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In The News Today - October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 | Insights

A woman, her husband and her brother have been convicted on dozens of charges in federal court "in a family-run scheme to defraud a fund established to help victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill of more than $3 million." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Alabama

In The News Today - October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014 | Insights

The National Law Journal highlights Legal Newsline's objections "to motions by plaintiffs-who claim that exposure to Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC's products caused their asbestos-related illnesses-to seal information about their settlements in the manufacturer's pending bankruptcy." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Asbestos

Non-Traditional Allies Support Chevron's Case Against Donziger

October 10, 2014 | Insights

Chevron is gaining support from some non-traditional quarters in its civil racketeering case against plaintiffs' attorney Steven Donziger. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

Fmr. FBI Director: Order Return of $240K in Questionable Oil Spill Settlement Cash

October 09, 2014 | Insights

Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who is serving as a special master overseeing "potential fraud" in the BP Gulf oil spill claims process, has asked a federal judge to "order the return of nearly $240,000 paid to an Alabama boat captain he accused of reporting fake losses in shrimping revenue" caused by the spill. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Legal Ethics

In The News Today - October 8, 2014

October 08, 2014 | Insights

A case regarding the standard for moving class actions into federal court has morphed into a question of the U.S. Supreme Court's power to review appeals arising under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions

Social Media, Technology and Employer Liability

Author: Sara A. Begley, Joel S. Barras, Divonne Smoyer, and Amanda D. Haverstick | October 08, 2014 | Insights

The rapid growth in the use of social media provides great opportunities for businesses - and capitalizing on these communications tools is necessary to remain competitive in the global business environment. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

In The News Today - October 7, 2014

October 07, 2014 | Insights

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal that sought to limit the scope of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by "narrowing the law's definition of a 'foreign official.'" Read More »

Tags: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Legal Ethics

SCOTUS Docket Includes Two Cases In Which U.S. Chamber Filed Briefs

October 06, 2014 | Insights

As the U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench this week, BusinessWeek's Paul Barrett highlights important business cases before the Court, including two in which the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center has filed amicus briefs. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Securities Litigation Reform

Plaintiffs' Lawyers Win Big TCPA Settlement; Plaintiffs, Not So Much

October 03, 2014 | Insights

Comenity Bank's proposed $8.5 million settlement over alleged TCPA violations was approved by a California federal judge on Thursday. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

In The News Today - September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014 | Insights

The West Virginia Supreme Court announced that justices will no longer deliver "pur curiam", or unsigned, opinions. Chief Justice Robin Davis issued an opinion this week that "every opinion now delivered by the court will include the name of the justice who authored it. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Illinois, West Virginia

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