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Cuomo Signs Emergency Order To Fix NY Transit System

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Thursday announcing a state of emergency in the areas serviced by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and has pledged an additional $1 billion to fix the state’s transit system. ...read more

The Future Of Law And The Demise Of The Midsize Firm

Since 1980, there has been a systemic supersizing of business enterprises, the growth of sovereign wealth, and the emergence of international businesses. The pressure this has put on national and regional law firms to go global or go home is enormous ...read more

The Most Talkative Justice Of The High Court Term

Since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year, a new U.S. Supreme Court justice has emerged as the most talkative at oral arguments — and the title holder should come as no surprise to court watchers. ...read more

Details Emerge On Senate's ACA Repeal Bill

A Republican bill in the U.S. Senate to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act would temporarily extend disputed cost-sharing reductions, sharply cut Medicaid and dial back premium assistance for private insurance, according to an outline of the legislation ...read more

Gorsuch Takes The Bench With Show Of Enthusiasm For Debate

In his first day on the bench Monday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch lived up to the image that emerged over the course of his nationally televised Senate confirmation hearings last month — that of a polite Coloradoan with an inquisitive ...read more

Ex-Flint Emergency Managers Hit With Criminal Charges

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed new criminal charges Tuesday related to lead contamination in Flint against four people including two governor-appointed emergency managers who were tasked with handling to the city's budget deficit of ...read more

How Law Firms Are Using Analytics to Reduce Write-Offs

It is increasingly necessary for law firms to implement strategies to improve efficiency, staffing and value to meet client needs. Haley Altman, CEO and co-founder of Doxly Inc, discuses how to successfully leverage analytical tools and emerging technology ...read more

Man Vs. Machine: Or, Lawyers Vs. Legal Technology

Some have claimed that emerging legal technologies and increasingly cost-conscious clients will mean the extinction of the legal profession as we know it. However, innovations in legal technology may actually benefit attorneys, allowing them to spend ...read more

Man Versus Machine: Or, Lawyers Versus Legal Technology

Some have claimed that emerging legal technologies and increasingly cost-conscious clients will mean the extinction of the legal profession as we know it. However, innovations in legal technology may actually benefit attorneys, allowing them to spend ...read more

Overhauling Law Firm Records Departments For A New Reality

As automation increases, so do business challenges that impact overall law firm operations. Records departments are facing roadblocks associated with antiquated processes, ever-changing regulatory requirements, and emerging technologies. As a result, ...read more

BREAKING: NY To Investigate Mylan's EpiPen School Discounts

New York’s attorney general on Tuesday launched an investigation into a Mylan program that provides discounts for its emergency allergy medication EpiPen to schools, after determining contracts the company made the schools sign may violate antitrust ...read more

Mylan To Release $300 EpiPen Generic After Backlash

Mylan NV will be releasing a $300 generic for its epinephrine injector EpiPen in the next few weeks, the company said Monday following harsh public scrutiny about the ever-increasing price of the emergency allergy medication. ...read more

BREAKING: Pa. AG Loses State Supreme Court Bid To Nix Criminal Charges

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday shot down an emergency petition filed by Attorney General Kathleen Kane seeking to toss criminal charges she is facing over her alleged role in leaking confidential investigative material to the press, clearing ...read more

Fla. Seeks CDC's Help As 10 New Zika Cases Found In Miami

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday said 10 new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been detected in the state and asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide an emergency response team to assist efforts to target the virus ...read more

How To Close A Law Firm — Practically And Ethically

Winding down a law firm is at best stressful, at worst excruciatingly painful, and often carried out as if it were an emergency, rendering the process even more difficult. There are certain common steps that should be on the firm's radar from the ...read more

Tobacco Giants Largely Avoid Blame In Engle Progeny Trial

R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris on Friday emerged largely unscathed from a nearly $5 million Engle progeny trial, with jurors finding a deceased smoker mostly to blame for her own cancer and emphysema and awarding just $65,000, but finding that the tobacco ...read more

BREAKING: Drugmaker SIGA Wins Approval Of Ch. 11 Plan

A New York bankruptcy judge said Tuesday he would approve SIGA Technologies Inc.’s restructuring plan, clearing the pharmaceutical company's path to emerge from Chapter 11 and move on from a $205 million judgment stemming from a failed merger ...read more

BREAKING: Energy Future Wins Texas Approval For $20B Oncor Sale

The Public Utility Commission of Texas voted Thursday to approve, with conditions, Hunt Consolidated Inc.'s $18 billion to $20 billion plan to buy Oncor, which is a major component of Energy Future Holdings Co.'s strategy to emerge from one of ...read more

FDA Panel OKs Celltrion Biosimilar Of Janssen's Remicade

After a grueling debate, an independent panel on Tuesday advised the U.S Food and Drug Administration to approve Celltrion’s copy of Janssen Biotech’s blockbuster immunosuppressant Remicade, the latest step forward for the emerging biosimilars ...read more

Zika Virus Is Global Emergency, WHO Declares

The World Health Organization on Monday declared a public health emergency in connection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus that has rapidly spread through Latin America and has been linked to severe birth defects, prompting fresh congressional scrutiny ...read more

Federal Reserve Rule Limits Emergency Lending Powers

The Federal Reserve on Monday put in place a final rule that would restrict its ability to lend to banks in a crisis, including a requirement that any false statements made by an individual or firm to get such loans be referred to law enforcement agencies ...read more

House Approves Bill To Overhaul Federal Reserve Processes

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill making significant overhauls to Federal Reserve monetary policy, bank oversight and emergency lending processes, ignoring Democratic criticism that the legislation would serve to weaken and “politicize” ...read more

2nd Circ. Affirms Ex-Hedge Fund Manager's Fraud Conviction

The Second Circuit on Wednesday upheld former hedge fund manager Michael Balboa’s conviction for deliberately overvaluing assets held by his London-based Millennium Global Emerging Credit Fund, affirming that the fraud was responsible for investors’ ...read more

SEC Whistleblowers Finally Ripe For High Court Review

The Second Circuit on Thursday laid the groundwork for the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve a simmering debate about who is entitled to additional protections under the Dodd-Frank Act’s controversial whistleblower provisions, now that a distinct split ...read more

DC Circ. Denies States' Bid To Block Clean Power Plan

The D.C. Circuit on Wednesday refused to grant a request from a group of petitioners, which includes 12 states, for an emergency stay of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, holding it didn’t satisfy stringent standards ...read more