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Supreme Court to hear qualified immunity case over 9/11 detentions

Oct 26, 2016 By: Phyllis Skupien

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a ruling that exposes senior federal officials to suits for tort damages for their detention of non-citizens after the 9/11 attacks.

FOIA suit against FBI seeks Black Lives Matter surveillance

Oct 25, 2016 By: Melissa Sachs

Two nonprofit groups have sued the U.S. government in New York federal court, seeking public records about the monitoring and surveillance of public protests concerning Black Lives Matter, racial inequalities, police violence and criminal justice.

Startup Lawyering 2.0

Oct 24, 2016 By: Joe Green

A new paper describes the day-to-day work of lawyers who advise startup companies, and provides an overview of what distinguishes the practice of startup lawyers from the practice of other types of corporate lawyers.

Insurers exit from rural ACA plans: Is a reversal possible?

Oct 20, 2016 By: Deborah Dorman-Rodriguez

Aetna’s August announcement that it will exit the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, commonly known as the “exchanges,” in 11 states for the

SEC sets single-year record for enforcement actions

Oct 19, 2016 By: Cory Hester

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced its enforcement results for the 2016 fiscal year, which saw the highest number of enforcement

Lawyer’s PRISM surveillance suit pushes forward

Oct 18, 2016 By: Melissa Sachs

The government must continue to face an attorney’s lawsuit saying its PRISM program unlawfully captures and intercepts substantially all emails American citizens

Payment card networks must face antitrust suits over fraud liability shift

Oct 14, 2016 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

The major credit and debit card networks have lost their bid to toss a class-action suit claiming they conspired to shift liability

Chapter 7 debtor ‘grossly overpaid’ for huge diamond, court finds

Oct 14, 2016 By: Donna Higgins

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but for one bankrupt Texas firm a 6.32-carat jewel dubbed the Pink Diamond proved to

‘Big Brother’ TV show defeats ‘vague’ patent infringement appeal

Oct 10, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

“Big Brother,” the TV show that calls itself a “combination of a reality series and a game show,” has convinced the top

Employee observers can’t ‘tag along’ with union negotiators for bargaining sessions

Oct 10, 2016 By: Virginia Kretschman

Does California law permit employee observers to attend bargaining sessions between union and employer negotiators?