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High Court Denies US Soccer Petition In Antitrust Challenge

By David Steele

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition by the U.S. Soccer Federation asking it to dismiss for good a suit by a sports promoter accusing it of violating antitrust law by refusing to sanction international pro soccer games on American soil.

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Justices Won't Probe Athlete's Interest In NCAA Eligibility

By Katie Buehler

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Fourth Circuit decision finding student athletes lack a business or property interest in their eligibility to play on the college level even though they can now be compensated for it.

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Chamber Planning Prompt Challenge Of FTC Noncompete Ban

By Bryan Koenig

U.S. Chamber of Commerce officials vowed Monday to immediately challenge an impending Federal Trade Commission rule that would ban essentially all noncompete agreements that employers impose on their workers, raising concerns focused principally on opening a "Pandora's box" of rulemaking they say is beyond FTC authority.

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Thermo Fisher Says Rival Is Raiding Its Workforce

By Julie Manganis

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is seeking to block Repligen Corp. from hiring one of its top executives, according to a suit in Massachusetts state court accusing the rival of a "systematic raiding" of its workforce.

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Calif. High Court Says Pretrial Inmates Can't Get Min. Wage

By Daniela Porat

The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that pretrial detainees who work while in jail are not entitled to minimum wage and overtime claims under California's labor law, finding the state's penal code permitting such work covers nonconvicted individuals.

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$1 Awarded To Software Co. Splunk In Copyright Fight

By Adam Lidgett

A California federal jury on Monday awarded software company Splunk a single dollar in damages in a suit accusing rival Cribl of copyright infringement.

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GM, Others Sued For Sharing Driver Data With Insurers

By Kelcey Caulder

Two New Jersey drivers say they saw increases in their insurance premiums after General Motors and its OnStar unit allegedly used apps installed in their vehicles to illegally share driver data with consumer reporting agencies and insurance carriers without their consent.

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REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT

Judge Finds Feds Own Historic Virgin Islands Resort

By Nate Beck

A U.S. Virgin Islands federal judge has found the government owns the title to the historic Caneel Bay resort on a St. John peninsula, ruling against an operator in a dispute that arose after the resort suffered damage from back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes in 2017.

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INSURANCE

Ill. Panel Relieves Insurer Of $8.3M Cracker Caper Judgment

By Elizabeth Daley

An insurer was relieved of covering a dispute between cracker manufacturers, an Illinois state appeals panel affirmed, finding allegations of equipment theft that led to an $8.3 million judgment against Distinctive Foods LLC constituted non-covered intentional interference with RyKrisp LLC.

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MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

Pornhub Cos. Urge Judge To Drop Trafficking Suit Claims

By Craig Clough

Attorneys for companies associated with Pornhub urged a California federal judge Monday to trim a lawsuit brought by a woman who claims she was sex trafficked by the defunct website GirlsDoPorn, saying it is full of excessive claims and that the court lacks jurisdiction over some defendants.

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EMPLOYMENT

Lessee Axed From NC Doctor's Quarrel With Ex-Partner

By Hayley Fowler

The North Carolina Business Court has purged a defendant from an ophthalmologist's lawsuit claiming his former partner has reneged on a settlement to buy out the ophthalmologist's half of the practice, finding the defendant wasn't a party to the settlement and can't now be bound to it.

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SECURITIES & WHITE COLLAR

Palo Alto Networks Execs Face Suit Over Misleading Outlook

By Sydney Price

Executives and directors of cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks have been hit with a shareholder derivative suit in California federal court alleging they misled investors about the success of its platform consolidation strategy, which was expected to result in lucrative government contracts.

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Mich. Panel Drains $1.3M 1-800-Bathtub Arbitration Award

By Carolyn Muyskens

A Michigan appellate court affirmed slashing most of a $1.3 million arbitration award for the owner of the toll-free number 1-800-BATHTUB, pulling the plug on the owner's claim that a bathroom remodeling company stole the number.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Unemployment Rate For Recent Law Grads Improves, ABA Finds

By Kevin Penton

Fewer recent law school graduates were unemployed in March than in the previous year, as the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic further recede into memory, according to data released Monday by the American Bar Association.

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Justices To Mull Atty Fees For Preliminary Injunctions

By Ryan Boysen

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case that could determine whether litigants can receive attorney fees for "prevailing" in a case by winning a preliminary injunction, despite never securing a final judgment.

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Justices Skip How Mid-Litigation Changes Affect Standing

By Katie Buehler

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Third Circuit ruling that plaintiffs must reestablish standing when defendants cause circumstances to change mid-litigation, ending a Pennsylvania attorney's challenge to the state's new anti-bias and harassment professional conduct rule.

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Morgan Lewis Atty Aims ERISA Suit At Firm's Plan, Unum

By Hailey Konnath

A Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP lawyer has lodged an Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit against the firm's benefit plan, claiming the plan illegally and abruptly terminated her long-term disability benefits after seemingly applying criteria irrelevant to her work.

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Walden Macht Launches Securities Group With Ex-Sidley Atty

By Emma Cueto

White collar boutique Walden Macht & Haran LLP announced Monday that it has launched a securities enforcement defense practice headed by a recent arrival from Sidley Austin LLP in New York.

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Analysis

As DA Aims High, Trump Defense Gets 'Down And Dirty'

By Phillip Bantz

Donald Trump lifted the curtain Monday on his strategy to win over jurors in his New York criminal hush-money trial, as a lawyer for the former president hammered the state's "liar" star witness and rejected the prosecution's quixotic framing of the case, experts observed.

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Trump Led Plot To Undermine 2016 Election, NY Jury Told

By Stewart Bishop

A prosecutor told a Manhattan jury on Monday that Donald Trump was the head of a conspiracy to undermine the integrity of the 2016 election through hush-money payments, kicking off the first criminal trial of a former president.

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Coverage Recap: Day 1 Of Trump's NY Hush Money Trial

By Frank Runyeon and Stewart Bishop

Law360 reporters are providing live updates from the Manhattan criminal courthouse as Donald Trump goes on trial for allegedly falsifying business records related to hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. Here's a full recap from day one.

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Trump, NY AG Reach Deal To OK $175M Fraud Appeal Bond

By Rachel Scharf

Donald Trump's lawyers agreed Monday to bond conditions requiring the former president to give up control of his $175 million cash deposit pending appeal of a $465 million civil fraud judgment, staving off scrutiny from both the New York attorney general and the judge who entered the award.

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11 State AGs Urge Senate To Confirm Mangi For 3rd Circ.

By Courtney Bublé

A group of 11 attorneys general is calling on the Senate to confirm Adeel Mangi, nominee for the Third Circuit, who would be the first federal Muslim appellate judge if confirmed, condemning allegations that he is antisemitic or anti-law enforcement.

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Senate OKs Permanent Status For 10 Fed. District Judgeships

By Lynn LaRowe

The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a bill put forth by a bipartisan group of lawmakers that would transition 10 previously temporary district court judgeships in 10 states to permanent posts, including in Texas, California and Florida.

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DOJ Legal Counsel Must Disclose Interagency Rulings: Judge

By Adrian Cruz

Opinions from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel on interagency disputes should be made available for public review, a judge has found, siding with an open government watchdog in a long-running records dispute.

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Congress Urged To Fund Attys For Immigrants In Removal

By Britain Eakin

A coalition of more than 100 immigrant rights groups and several local governments urged congressional appropriators on Monday to allocate funds next fiscal year to increase legal representation for individuals in removal proceedings to protect their due process rights.

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Ex-US Atty's Stepson Says He Has None Of Docs Gov't Seeks

By Anna Scott Farrell

The stepson of a former Nevada U.S. attorney convicted of failing to pay taxes told a Nevada federal court that he doesn't have the financial documents the federal government has demanded in its $1.3 million tax suit against his stepfather.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Bingham McCutchen

Bodman PLC

Boucher LLP

Bradley Arant

Bressler Amery

Burg Simpson

Continental PLLC

Covington & Burling

Debevoise & Plimpton

Dovel & Luner

Dudley Newman

Fish & Richardson

Ford O'Brien

Grabar Law

Habba Madaio

Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute

Hanson Bridgett

Hickey Cianciolo

Hunton Andrews

James McElroy & Diehl

Jones Day

Kantrowitz Goldhamer

Latham & Watkins

Lewis Baach

Longman Law PC

Maynard Nexsen

McGuireWoods

McLeod Law Group LLC

Mitchell Silberberg

Morgan Lewis

NechelesLaw

Nelson Mullins

Patterson Belknap

Pisanelli Bice

Pretzel & Stouffer

Quinn Emanuel

Rigrodsky Law

Robert & Robert PLLC

Salmanson Goldshaw

Sidley Austin

Siegel Yee

Taft Stettinius

Walden Macht

Williams & Connolly

Winston & Strawn

Wolf Haldenstein

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Adidas AG

American Bar Association

American Media Inc.

Aramark

Cornell University

Federation Internationale de Football Association

Legal Aid Justice Center

LexisNexis Group Inc.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc.

Miami Dolphins

Morgan Stanley

National Collegiate Athletic Association

OnStar LLC

Repligen Corporation

Splunk Inc.

The Charles Schwab Corp.

The New York Times Co.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Trump Organization Inc.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

United States Soccer Federation Inc.

Unum Group

Vera Institute of Justice Inc.

Verisk Analytics Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Bureau of Labor Statistics

California Supreme Court

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Trade Commission

Judicial Conference of the United States

Manhattan District Attorney's Office

National Park Service

New York Attorney General's Office

U.S. Attorney's Office

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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

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

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court

United States District Court for the District of Nevada

Virginia Attorney General's Office

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles