The Connecticut Appellate Court on Thursday threw out the six-month suspension of Norm Pattis, the lead attorney in Infowars host Alex Jones' Sandy Hook Elementary School defamation trial, ordering new proceedings against the attorney for supervising the transmission of the victims' confidential records to other Jones lawyers.
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Alex Jones Atty Escapes Suspension, For Now

By Aaron Keller

The Connecticut Appellate Court on Thursday threw out the six-month suspension of Norm Pattis, the lead attorney in Infowars host Alex Jones' Sandy Hook Elementary School defamation trial, ordering new proceedings against the attorney for supervising the transmission of the victims' confidential records to other Jones lawyers.

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Estate Sues Hanover For $13.4M Judgment In Death Suit

By Brian Steele

The Hanover Insurance Group has refused to pay a judgment of nearly $13.4 million to the family of a man who died in the care of a Connecticut group home, according to a lawsuit in state court.

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Fertility Doc Says Fraudulent Insemination Suit Filed Too Late

By Ryan Harroff

A Connecticut doctor accused of using his own sperm to artificially inseminate a patient instead of the donor sperm she agreed to use has argued that his former patient and her daughter cannot pursue claims against him more than 36 years after the alleged fraudulent insemination.

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Conn. Marketing Co., Competitor Settle Exec Poaching Suit

By Brian Steele

The Connecticut-based healthcare marketing firm Primacy LLC has reached a settlement with a competitor it accused of poaching a top executive, weeks after bringing a trade secrets lawsuit in federal court.

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TRO Against Ex-TD Bank Employees Revised

By Sydney Price

A federal judge in Connecticut walked back part of a temporary restraining order against ex-TD Bank employees accused of siphoning $25 million in business to Raymond James Financial, saying the previous order may have been more restrictive than necessary.

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POLICY & REGULATION

Conn. To Expand Paid Sick Leave To Smaller Businesses

By Grace Elletson

More employees in Connecticut will soon become eligible for paid sick leave after the state's governor gave his blessing on a bill that expands the state's time-off requirements to include smaller businesses.

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Senate Democrats Join GOP To Kill Bipartisan Border Bill

By Britain Eakin

The Senate on Thursday failed to pass a bipartisan border security and asylum bill touted by the White House, after four Democrats bailed on President Joe Biden's push to revive the legislation.

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ENFORCEMENT

Latham, Cravath Rep Live Nation In DOJ Ticketmaster Battle

By Hannah Albarazi

In the battle against the U.S. Department of Justice's push to break up Live Nation and Ticketmaster, the concert promotion and ticketing company has called upon a team of attorneys at Cravath Swaine & Moore and Latham & Watkins to go up against a large roster of highly experienced government antitrust attorneys.

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DOJ Sues Live Nation 14 Years After Ticketmaster Deal

By Bryan Koenig

The U.S. Department of Justice sued Live Nation Thursday over the 2010 agreement clearing the concert promotion giant's purchase of Ticketmaster, an oft-maligned deal that enforcers now want to unwind and that is blamed for fiascoes like the meltdown of ticket sales for Taylor Swift's Eras tour.

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LITIGATION

FCC Defends Nielsen Data In Low-Power TV Licensing Suit

By Ayden Crosby

The Federal Communications Commission is defending its use of Nielsen statistics to determine if a low-power TV station should receive protections provided under a 2022 law aimed at safeguarding local and rural broadcasting.

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Resignation Letter Bylaws Targeted In Five Del. Class Actions

By Leslie A. Pappas

General Motors Co. is among the latest targets of new bylaw-focused litigation from Abbott Cooper PLLC and Block & Leviton LLP, one of five companies in a series of lawsuits in Delaware's Chancery Court that seek to invalidate an "irrevocable resignation requirement" in company bylaws.

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22 States Seek To Defend EPA Heavy-Duty Truck GHG Rule

By Madeline Lyskawa

A coalition of 22 Democrat-led states and four cities moved to intervene on Thursday in defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's final rule establishing greenhouse gas emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles, arguing that vacating the rule would lead to direct injuries to state lands and resources.

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SECOND CIRCUIT

2nd Circ. Revives Insurer's $2.5M Suit Over Valuation Software

By Gina Kim

The Second Circuit on Thursday revived an insurer's indemnification bid against software company Audatex for $2.5 million in costs from a suit alleging its use of Audatex's valuation software resulted in underpayment for totaled cars, concluding the lower court erred in finding the suit didn't result from the insurer's use of Audatex's software.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

2nd Circ. Ruling Affirms NY Law's Creditor-Friendly Approach

The Second Circuit’s recent ruling in 245 Park Member v. HNA International provides creditors with some reason for optimism that debtors in New York may face rejection in court for aiming to keep creditors at arm’s length by transferring personal assets into an LLC, says Jeff Newton at Omni Bridgeway.

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The State Of Play In DEI And ESG 1 Year After Harvard Ruling

Almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, attorney general scrutiny of environmental, social and governance-related efforts indicates a potential path for corporate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to be targeted, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Analysis

Biden's Judicial Impact And What's Left On The Wish List

By Courtney Bublé

President Joe Biden secured confirmation of his 200th federal judge Wednesday and has transformed the judiciary by picking more women and people of color than any other president. But the upcoming election season could derail his hopes of confirming many more judges.

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Meet Biden's Latest Pennsylvania Picks For District Court

By P.J. D'Annunzio & Matthew Santoni

President Joe Biden has continued his trend of nominating public defenders to the federal bench, this time selecting two longtime defense attorneys to occupy vacancies in Pennsylvania.

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DOJ's Live Nation-Ticketmaster Suit: What You Should Know

The U.S. Department of Justice and a slew of state attorneys general filed a suit challenging the 2010 merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Here, catch up on Law360's coverage of the deal and those who have challenged it along the way – Taylor Swift fans, investors and regulators.

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Exiled Chinese Businessman Is No $1B Fraudster, Jury Told

By Stewart Bishop

Exiled Chinese businessman and purported billionaire Guo Wengui ran legitimate companies in support of a broad movement that opposed the Chinese Communist Party, his attorney told a Manhattan federal jury Friday, rather than what prosecutors say was a multifaceted $1 billion fraud.

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Menendez, Kasowitz Firm Spar Over Subpoena To Cooperator

By Elliot Weld

Amid his bribery trial, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey is urging a Manhattan federal judge to order a government cooperator to turn over communications involving his current counsel at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP and his former attorneys.

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McElroy Deutsch Seeks Win Against Ex-CFO After Guilty Plea

By Rose Krebs

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP is urging a New Jersey state court to order its former chief financial officer to pay roughly $1.5 million damages for "unauthorized compensation" he paid himself and force him to disgorge $5.4 million in pay he received from the firm.

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Ex-DOJ Atty Clark Says He Was Denied A Fair Ethics Hearing

By Alison Knezevich

Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark was denied a fair hearing in his Washington, D.C., ethics case and should not face punishment, he told an attorney disciplinary committee in a Thursday filing.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

By Sue Reisinger

Antitrust law took center stage this week as college general counsel try to figure out the what and how of paying student athletes under a new court ruling, and the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to break up the entertainment venue dominance of Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

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UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

By Max Austin

This past week in London has seen an IT engineer seek permission to search a landfill hiding a hard drive supposedly storing millions of pounds in bitcoin, Glencore take on legal action by American Century Investments, gold payment app Glint bring a breach of duty claim against FRP Advisory, and an ongoing dispute between a solicitor and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

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In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.

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Using A Children's Book Approach In Firm Marketing Content

From “The Giving Tree” to “Where the Wild Things Are,” most children’s books are easy to remember because they use simple words and numbers to tell stories with a human impact — a formula law firms should emulate in their marketing content to stay front of mind for potential clients, says Seema Desai Maglio at The Found Word.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Abbott Cooper PLLC

Block & Leviton

Burnham & Gorokhov

Caldwell Carlson

Clifford Chance

Clyde & Co

Connell Foley

Cravath Swaine

Crowell & Moring

DWF LLP

Davidoff Hutcher

Davis Polk

Duane Morris

Eversheds Sutherland

Fieldfisher

Fish & Richardson

Fisher & Phillips

Fox Rothschild

Fox Williams

Gateley PLC

Greenberg Traurig

Hamlins LLP

Harris St. Laurent

Hausfeld LLP

Hill Dickinson

Holland & Knight

Horwich Farrelly

Howes Percival

JMW Solicitors LLP

Jones Day

Kasowitz Benson

KaurMaxwell

Kirkland & Ellis

Larson King

Latham & Watkins

Littler Mendelson

Lynch Traub

Madsen Prestley

Marino Tortorella

McDermott Will & Emery

McDonald & MacGregor

McElroy Deutsch

McKool Smith

Mead Law

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Pallas Partners

Paul Hastings

Paul Weiss

Penningtons Manches

Poole Huffman

Potter Clarkson

Pryor Cashman

Reed Smith

Robbins Geller

Rosen Hagood

Saporito Falcone

Spencer Fane

Welsh & Recker

Wilkin Chapman

Williams & Connolly

Winston & Strawn

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

AXA SA

AXA XL Ltd.

Academy Sports & Outdoors Inc.

Alcoa Corp.

Amgen Inc.

Apple Inc.

Atlantic Global Insurance Services

Avolon Holdings Ltd.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

BlackRock Inc.

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.

British Broadcasting Corp.

CVS Health Corp.

Corteva Inc.

Cox Communications Inc.

Defender Association of Philadelphia

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.

DuPont de Nemours Inc.

EMCOR Group Inc.

Edison Electric Institute Inc.

Electronic Arts Inc.

Emerson Electric Co.

Evolent Health Inc.

Ferrari SpA

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc.

Ford Motor Co.

Fordham University

GXO Logistics Inc.

General Dynamics Corp.

General Motors Co.

Glencore PLC

Google LLC

HSBC Holdings PLC

Horizon Therapeutics PLC

Icertis Inc.

Idaho Power Company

Illumina Inc.

Integrys Energy Group Inc.

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Iron Ship Builders Blacksmiths Forgers & Helpers

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

JetBlue Airways Corp.

Jubilee Holdings Ltd.

Knife River Corp.

Lincare Holdings Inc.

Live Nation Entertainment Inc.

Major Lindsey & Africa LLC

Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

MilliporeSigma

Mondelez International Inc.

NASDAQ Inc.

NBCUniversal Media LLC

NFL Enterprises LLC

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Mining Association

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Netflix Inc.

Norfolk Southern Corp.

Omni Bridgeway Ltd.

Pac-12 Enterprises LLC

Paysafe Group PLC

Pegasus Capital Advisors LP

Peloton Interactive Inc.

Penguin Random House LLC

PetroChina Company Limited

QBE Insurance Group Ltd.

Raymond James Financial Inc.

Roblox Corp.

SentinelOne Inc.

Simon & Schuster Inc.

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Spirit Airlines Inc.

Spotify Technology SA

StubHub Inc.

Swissport International Ltd.

Tesla Inc.

Texas Public Policy Foundation

The District of Columbia Bar

The Hanover Insurance Group Inc.

The New York Times Co.

Toronto-Dominion Bank

United Mine Workers of America

University of Virginia

Wells Fargo & Co.

Zuora Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Companies House

Delaware Court of Chancery

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

European Commission

European Union

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Trade Commission

National Labor Relations Board

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Supreme Court