Former President Donald Trump on Thursday lost a pair of appellate challenges complaining that both the judge and jury in his ongoing New York criminal hush-money trial are biased, just a few days before closing statements in the historic case.
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Trump Loses 2 NY Criminal Appeals As Trial Winds Down

By Rachel Scharf

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday lost a pair of appellate challenges complaining that both the judge and jury in his ongoing New York criminal hush-money trial are biased, just a few days before closing statements in the historic case.

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NYC Mayor And Assault Accuser Spar Over Discovery 'Theatrics'

By Rachel Scharf

The first conference in a lawsuit alleging New York City Mayor Eric Adams sexually assaulted a Police Department colleague in 1991 grew heated Thursday, as attorneys on both sides accused the others of improper discovery gambits.

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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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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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Deals Rumor Mill: NY Yankees, Abu Dhabi Bank, Int'l Paper

By Al Barbarino

Yankees’ minority stake could hit the market, First Abu Dhabi could pay $8 billion for a stake in an Istanbul-based lender, and Suzano could sweeten its $15 billion bid for International Paper. Here, Law360 breaks down the notable deal rumors from the past week.

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Archegos Witness Admits Lying To Exec Charged In Collapse

By Pete Brush

An Archegos manager who pled guilty to fraud and is cooperating with prosecutors conceded to a Manhattan federal jury Thursday that he fostered an effort to mock his former boss and hide information before the hedge fund's $36 billion collapse.

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Entrepreneur Ordered To Pay $15M For Unlicensed Pot Stores

By Jonathan Capriel

A New York state court hit a cannabis seller with a $15 million judgment Thursday after he was found to be selling marijuana without a license at seven locations inside the state, according to an announcement by the state's attorney general.

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Menendez Says Feds Can't Wield Texts About Egyptian Aid

By Carla Baranauckas

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez told a federal court that the government can't support its corruption case with text messages involving military aid to Egypt and a local businessman accused of bribing the senator, citing U.S. Supreme Court precedent excluding past legislative acts as admissible evidence.

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INSURANCE

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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CONSUMER PROTECTION

NFL Says Unsolicited-Text Suit Belongs In Arbitration

By Elaine Briseño

The NFL wants to force into arbitration a lawsuit filed by a New York woman frustrated with her inability to stop unwanted text messages from the football organization, citing a binding agreement she consented to when registering to receive notifications about the 2023 draft.

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EMPLOYMENT

DLA Piper Must Share Prior Pregnancy Bias Claims With Court

By Hailey Konnath

A New York federal magistrate judge on Wednesday ordered DLA Piper to let her privately review previous pregnancy discrimination complaints against it as part of discovery in a former attorney's suit, an order that comes after the firm argued the burden of sharing them "far outweighs its likely benefit."

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SECURITIES & WHITE COLLAR

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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NY Top Court Revives FanDuel Investors Suit

By Elliot Weld

New York's top appeals court on Thursday revived a suit brought by FanDuel investors who claim they were deprived of profits from a merger, disagreeing with a lower court's interpretation of Scottish law.

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Feds Nab Pair In $2M Sports, Pokémon Trading Card Scam

By Elliot Weld

Two Washington state men were charged Thursday in New York federal court with running a $2 million scheme to defraud buyers of sports and Pokémon trading cards by claiming low- or mid-grade cards were authentic and highly rated.

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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Linklaters Leads Tate & Lyle To Exit US JV For $350M

By Dawood Fakhir

Food producer Tate & Lyle said Thursday that it has agreed to sell its remaining stake in its ingredients business in the Americas to U.S. investment firm KPS Capital Partners for $350 million in a deal guided by Linklaters LLP.

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PEOPLE

Longtime EDNY AUSA Joins Bracewell In New York

By Adrian Cruz

Bracewell LLP announced that the former chief of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York's Long Island district joined the firm's government enforcement and investigations practice as a partner.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Diving Deep Into Sweeping NY Financing Bill — And Its Pitfalls

A New York bill seeking to impose state usury limits onto a broader variety of financing arrangements and apply lender licensing requirements to more diverse entities would present near-insurmountable compliance challenges for lenders and retailers, say Kate Fisher and Tom Quinn at Hudson Cook.

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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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2 Oil Trader FCPA Pleas Highlight Fine-Reduction Factors

Recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements with Gunvor and Trafigura — the latest actions in a yearslong sweep of the commodities trading industry — reveal useful data points related to U.S. Department of Justice policies on cooperation credit and past misconduct, say Michael DeBernardis and Laura Perkins at Hughes Hubbard.

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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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Key Lessons From Recent Insurance Policy Reform Litigation

A review of recent case law reveals the wide range of misunderstandings that may arise between insurers and policyholders in the purchase and renewal of insurance policies, as well as the utility — and the limits — of reformation and related remedies for these misunderstandings, say Jad Khazem and Seth Tucker at Covington.

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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

Bartlit Beck

Bracewell LLP

Burnham & Gorokhov

Caldwell Carlson

Clifford Chance

Clyde & Co

Connell Foley

Covington & Burling

Cravath Swaine

Crowell & Moring

DLA Piper

DWF LLP

Dapeer Law

Davidoff Hutcher

Davis Polk

Duane Morris

Eversheds Sutherland

Fieldfisher

Fish & Richardson

Fox Rothschild

Fox Williams

Friedman Kaplan

Gateley PLC

Gibbons PC

Gibson Dunn

Goddard Law PLLC

Greenberg Traurig

Hamlins LLP

Harris St. Laurent

Hausfeld LLP

Hill Dickinson

Hiraldo PA

Holland & Knight

Horwich Farrelly

Howes Percival

Hudson Cook

Hughes Hubbard

JMW Solicitors LLP

Jones Day

Kasowitz Benson

KaurMaxwell

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Kramer Levin

Larson King

Latham & Watkins

Law Offices of Joseph A. Bondy

Linklaters LLP

Marino Tortorella

McDonald & MacGregor

McElroy Deutsch

McKool Smith

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

NechelesLaw

Pallas Partners

Paul Hastings

Paul Weiss

Penningtons Manches

Poole Huffman

Potter Clarkson

Proskauer Rose

Pryor Cashman

Quinn Emanuel

Reed Smith

Robbins Geller

Rosen Hagood

Saporito Falcone

Skadden Arps

Spencer Fane

Washington & Washington

Welsh & Recker

Wigdor LLP

Wilkin Chapman

Williams & Connolly

Winston & Strawn

de Castro PC

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

AXA SA

AXA XL Ltd.

Academy Sports & Outdoors Inc.

American International Group Inc.

Amgen Inc.

Apple Inc.

Atlantic Global Insurance Services

Avolon Holdings Ltd.

Bank of America Corp.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

BlackRock Inc.

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.

British Broadcasting Corp.

CVS Health Corp.

Cincinnati Financial Corp.

Corteva Inc.

Cox Communications Inc.

Defender Association of Philadelphia

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.

DuPont de Nemours Inc.

EMCOR Group Inc.

EQT AB

EQT Corp.

Edison Electric Institute Inc.

Electronic Arts Inc.

Emerson Electric Co.

Equinor ASA

Exxon Mobil Corp.

FanDuel Inc.

Ferrari SpA

First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC

Ford Motor Co.

Fordham University

Galp Energia SGPS SA

Glencore PLC

Google LLC

HSBC Holdings PLC

Honeywell International Inc.

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.

KKR & Co. Inc.

KPS Capital Partners LP

LinkedIn Corp.

Live Nation Entertainment Inc.

London Stock Exchange Group PLC

Major League Baseball Inc.

Major Lindsey & Africa LLC

Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

MilliporeSigma

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. Ltd.

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.

New Jersey Transit Corp.

New York Yankees

Norfolk Southern Corp.

Omni Bridgeway Ltd.

Pac-12 Enterprises LLC

Paddy Power Betfair PLC

Paysafe Group PLC

Pegasus Capital Advisors LP

Penguin Random House LLC

PetroChina Company Limited

Petrobras

QBE Insurance Group Ltd.

ROC Nation LLC

Reliance Industries

Roblox Corp.

San Francisco Giants

Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC

Shell PLC

Simon & Schuster Inc.

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Spirit Airlines Inc.

Spotify Technology SA

StubHub Inc.

Swissport International Ltd.

Tate & Lyle PLC

Tesla Inc.

Texas Public Policy Foundation

The Catholic University of America

The District of Columbia Bar

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

The Kraft Heinz Co.

The New York Times Co.

The Walt Disney Co.

TotalEnergies SE

Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd.

United Mine Workers of America

University of Virginia

Wells Fargo & Co.

YouTube Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Companies House

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

European Commission

European Union

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Trade Commission

Manhattan District Attorney's Office

National Labor Relations Board

New York Attorney General's Office

New York City Police Department

New York State Assembly

Ontario Securities Commission

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

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. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

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

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

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

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

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. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Supreme Court

World Health Organization