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    The 5 Weapons No Litigator Should Be Without

    Choosing to practice in the arena of high-stakes corporate litigation can often lead attorneys into protracted disputes where the margin between victory and defeat stands razor-thin. But the most skilled litigators are able to rely on crucial weapons...

    Lockheed Says Goodyear Can't Revive Fee Bid In Cleanup Row

    Lockheed Martin Corp. asked the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday to uphold a lower court’s ruling that Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. cannot recoup attorneys' fees and litigation costs incurred while defending itself in an earlier suit in which Lockheed...

    Ex-Bloomberg TV Correspondent Claims Pregnancy Bias

    A former Washington, D.C., TV correspondent for Bloomberg LP took aim at her former employer on Wednesday, alleging she was kept away from key assignments after she announced her pregnancy and was fired at the end of her maternity leave. ...read more

    SEC's Piwowar Questions Use Of In-House Courts

    By relying increasingly on its administrative courts without explaining the rationale behind choosing that venue over federal courts, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has made it look like it is trying to get an unfair leg up over defendants...

    DOJ To Seek Stay Of Order Blocking Immigration Policies

    The White House said Friday that the U.S. Department of Justice will seek a stay of a Texas federal judge’s decision to halt new immigration policies created by the president’s executive actions, with the department slated to file for the...

    CIT Leaves Chinese Steel Cylinder CVDs Untouched

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has successfully defended its decision to slap remedial tariffs on subsidized Chinese steel cylinders, beating back allegations from a Beijing producer that the agency had bungled its probe, according to a U.S. Court of...

    8th. Circ. Says ND Must Return Gambling Taxes To Estate

    The Eighth Circuit said in a published opinion Friday that North Dakota was not authorized by law to collect taxes on a now-bankrupt horse racing company and must return the taxes to the company’s bankruptcy estate. ...read more

    Welsh Gov't Infringed Dylan Thomas Photos, Lawsuit Says

    A U.K. company that claims to own the American copyrights to two photos of poet Dylan Thomas sued the Welsh government in New York federal court Wednesday, claiming it had used the images of the famed Welshman in U.S. tourism ads without permission. ...

    Welsh Gov't Infringed Dylan Thomas Photos, Lawsuit Says

    A U.K. company that claims to own the American copyrights to two photos of poet Dylan Thomas sued the Welsh government in New York federal court Wednesday, claiming it had used the images of the famed Welshman in U.S. tourism ads without permission. ...

    Challenging Road Awaits GM's New Top Lawyer

    When General Motors Co.’s newly named general counsel Craig Glidden takes the wheel March 1, his ultimate goal will be overhauling fundamental legal department policies and procedures that experts say were deeply flawed under outgoing GC Michael...

    Taxation With Representation: Thompson Hine, Latham, Skadden

    In this week's Taxation With Representation, WME-IMG lands a major golf talent agency while German auto parts maker Mahle GmbH lands a key heat thermal business for electric motors and internal combustion engines, and Skadden helps packaging giant...

    Taxation With Representation: Thompson Hine, Latham, Skadden

    In this week's Taxation With Representation, WME-IMG lands a major golf talent agency while German auto parts maker Mahle GmbH lands a key heat thermal business for electric motors and internal combustion engines, and Skadden helps packaging giant...

    Ex-Oppenheimer Exec. Cops To $30M Loan Fraud Scheme

    A former Oppenheimer & Co. executive pled guilty in New York federal court on Friday to helping a bank executive fraudulently obtain a $30 million loan that was used to purchase now-defunct insurance company Providence P&C. ...read more

    Ex-Oppenheimer Exec. Cops To $30M Loan Fraud Scheme

    A former Oppenheimer & Co. executive pled guilty in New York federal court on Friday to helping a bank executive fraudulently obtain a $30 million loan that was used to purchase now-defunct insurance company Providence P&C. ...read more

    Ex-Oppenheimer Exec. Cops To $30M Loan Fraud Scheme

    A former Oppenheimer & Co. executive pled guilty in New York federal court on Friday to helping a bank executive fraudulently obtain a $30 million loan that was used to purchase now-defunct insurance company Providence P&C. ...read more

    ATP's Asset Sale And $44M Trust Survive Challenge

    A Texas federal judge on Thursday dismissed a challenge to bankrupt ATP Oil & Gas Corp.’s sale of assets to Bennu Oil & Gas LLC, concluding that the plaintiff, a company with joint liability for certain decommissioning obligations, lacked...

    Telecom Italia To Invest $16B In Italy & Brazil By 2017

    Telecom Italia SpA on Friday unveiled its strategic plan for the next three years, saying that it aims to grow profits via, among other things, combined investments of up to €14.5 billion ($16.49 billion) in Italy and Brazil. ...read more

    PE-Backed Arc Logistics, GE Put Up $216M For Crude Assets

    Private equity-backed Arc Logistics Partners LP said Friday it would team with General Electric Co.'s energy investment unit on a $216 million deal for the membership interests of Joliet Bulk Barge & Rail LLC, owner of a crude oil terminal and...

    PE-Backed Arc Logistics, GE Put Up $216M For Crude Assets

    Private equity-backed Arc Logistics Partners LP said Friday it would team with General Electric Co.'s energy investment unit on a $216 million deal for the membership interests of Joliet Bulk Barge & Rail LLC, owner of a crude oil terminal and...

    PE-Backed Arc Logistics, GE Put Up $216M For Crude Assets

    Private equity-backed Arc Logistics Partners LP said Friday it would team with General Electric Co.'s energy investment unit on a $216 million deal for the membership interests of Joliet Bulk Barge & Rail LLC, owner of a crude oil terminal and...

    Pepsi Sticks To Its Guns In $8.8M Wendy’s Contract Dispute

    PepsiCo Sales Inc. urged a North Carolina federal judge on Thursday to toss a lawsuit brought by a major Wendy's International LLC franchisee looking to duck out of a 10 million-gallon soft drink purchase agreement, claiming the plaintiffs are on...

    Texas AG Files Petition To Void Austin Gay Marriage License

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday filed a mandamus petition with the state Supreme Court to void the marriage license of a gay couple who wed in Austin after a Travis County district judge ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage...

    7th Circ. Urged To Revive Suit Over Abbott Off-Label Scheme

    Three health benefit plans on Friday pressed the Seventh Circuit to revive their proposed class action seeking to recover hundreds of millions of dollars allegedly lost through Abbott Laboratories Inc.'s scheme to promote its drug Depakote for ineffective...

    DC Circ. Says FERC Can Regulate Trans-Alaska Pipeline Rates

    The D.C. Circuit gave its approval to a cost-sharing agreement controlling shipping rates along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System that had been challenged by Tesoro Alaska Co., ruling Friday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission could indirectly...

    DC Circ. Says FERC Can Regulate Trans-Alaska Pipeline Rates

    The D.C. Circuit gave its approval to a cost-sharing agreement controlling shipping rates along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System that had been challenged by Tesoro Alaska Co., ruling Friday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission could indirectly...