Jackson Lewis PC attorneys were unsure if they were able to keep representing more than a dozen Pennsylvania nursing homes as an unpaid-wage case approaches a critical deadline, telling a federal court during a conference Thursday that the Bankruptcy Code suspended their service to a group of defendants who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier in May.
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Jackson Lewis Questions Role In Wage Suit After Ch. 11

By Matthew Santoni

Jackson Lewis PC attorneys were unsure if they were able to keep representing more than a dozen Pennsylvania nursing homes as an unpaid-wage case approaches a critical deadline, telling a federal court during a conference Thursday that the Bankruptcy Code suspended their service to a group of defendants who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier in May.

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Ex-Kline & Specter Atty Fights Firm's Counterattack

By P.J. D'Annunzio

An ex-Kline & Specter PC attorney struck back at the firm's counterclaims in a court battle after he departed and started a solo practice, arguing to a Pennsylvania state court that the firm wasn't privy to the client communications that formed the basis of its argument.

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J&J Loses Expedited Bid For Beasley Allen Docs In Talc MDL

By Rose Krebs

Johnson & Johnson has lost its bid in New Jersey federal court to have the Beasley Allen Law Firm quickly produce documents related to what J&J said seems to be an "intentional effort" by the firm to "bias the vote" against a proposed $6.5 billion reorganization plan for its talc subsidiary.

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Bell, Boeing Face Suit Over Marines Killed In Osprey Crash

By Mike Curley

The families of four of the five marines killed in the June 2022 crash of an Osprey V-22 aircraft sued Bell Textron Inc., The Boeing Co. and Rolls-Royce Corp. Thursday in California federal court, alleging defects in the aircraft led to the fatal crash.

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High Court Sides With Gov't Over Repeat Offender Sentencing

By Alison Knezevich

A state drug conviction can trigger a mandatory 15-year sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act if it involved a drug on the federal schedules at the time of that conviction, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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Biden Names Judicial Nominees For 1st, 6th Circuits

By Courtney Bublé

President Joe Biden announced four new judicial nominees on Thursday, including picks for the First Circuit and the Sixth Circuit.

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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

Philly-Area Home Health Co.'s OT Settlement Gets First Nod

By Ryan Harroff

A Pennsylvania federal judge gave an early nod to a deal resolving a proposed class of nurses' overtime suit against a Philadelphia nursing home that allegedly failed to pay its in-home care workers the proper rates for overtime in violation of both state and federal wage laws.

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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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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Is The State Lottery The New Online Casino?

The traditional lines of demarcation between smartphone lottery games and online casino games are eroding since the difference is largely indistinguishable to the casual gambler — begging the question of how legal treatment may differ between state lotteries and the private-sector casino industry, says Michael Peacock at Holland & Knight.

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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

Beasley Allen

Burnham & Gorokhov

Caldwell Carlson

Clifford Chance

Clyde & Co

Cravath Swaine

Crowell & Moring

DWF LLP

Davidoff Hutcher

Davis Polk

Duane Morris

Eversheds Sutherland

Faegre Drinker

Fieldfisher

Fish & Richardson

Fox Rothschild

Fox Williams

Gateley PLC

Greenberg Traurig

Hamlins LLP

Hang & Associates

Harris St. Laurent

Hausfeld LLP

Hill Dickinson

Holland & Knight

Horwich Farrelly

Howes Percival

JMW Solicitors LLP

Jackson Lewis PC

Jones Day

Kasowitz Benson

KaurMaxwell

Kirkland & Ellis

Kline & Specter

Lamb McErlane

Latham & Watkins

Marino Tortorella

McDonald & MacGregor

McElroy Deutsch

McKool Smith

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

Sidley Austin

Skadden Arps

Spencer Fane

Stranch Jennings

Welsh & Recker

Wilkin Chapman

Williams & Connolly

WilmerHale

Winebrake & Santillo

Winston & Strawn

Wisner Baum

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

AXA SA

AXA XL Ltd.

Academy Sports & Outdoors Inc.

American Gaming Association

Amgen Inc.

Apple Inc.

Atlantic Global Insurance Services

Avolon Holdings Ltd.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.

British Broadcasting Corp.

CVS Health Corp.

Comprehensive Healthcare

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.

Ferrari SpA

Ford Motor Co.

Fordham University

Glencore PLC

Google LLC

Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Inc.

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.

Johnson & Johnson

Jubilee Holdings Ltd.

Live Nation Entertainment Inc.

Major Lindsey & Africa LLC

Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

MilliporeSigma

Mondelez International Inc.

NBCUniversal Media LLC

NFL Enterprises LLC

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Mining Association

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Norfolk Southern Corp.

Northeastern University

Pac-12 Enterprises LLC

Paysafe Group PLC

Pegasus Capital Advisors LP

Penguin Random House LLC

PetroChina Company Limited

QBE Insurance Group Ltd.

Roblox Corp.

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

Textron Inc.

The Boeing Co.

The District of Columbia Bar

The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights

The New York Times Co.

United Mine Workers of America

University of Virginia

Wells Fargo & Co.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Companies House

European Commission

European Union

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Trade Commission

National Labor Relations Board

New Jersey Legislature

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

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

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

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

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

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 California

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

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Supreme Court