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4th Circuit sends Virginia county's opioid lawsuit back to federal court
The opioid-liability lawsuit that Arlington County, Virginia, filed in state court in 2019 against a host of drug manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies belongs in federal court, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held Monday in a win for two subcontractors of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. Reversing last year’s ruling by a lower court, the 4th Circuit held that Express Scripts Pharmacy Inc and ESI Mail Pharmacy Service Inc had grounds for federal jurisdiction because part
MAY 03 2021
Career Tracker: Revolving door spins along as law firms lure agency alums
The migration of government lawyers to Big Law hasn't shown much sign of slowing more than 100 days into the Biden presidency, with ex-officials finding new homes at several firms in recent days.
MAY 03 2021
Via sues transportation competitor for patent infringement
Via Transportation Inc sued Canadian transit software maker RideCo Inc in West Texas federal court on Monday for allegedly infringing patents covering dynamic rideshare routing technology.
MAY 03 2021
Bank of America's 'Erica' trademark win partly upheld by 10th Circuit
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Bank of America Corp's ERICA mobile banking virtual assistant didn't infringe one of two trademarks owned by an aspiring search-engine operator and upheld the cancellation of his Georgia state registration for the other.
MAY 03 2021
Enviros sue over Army Corps' new nationwide permit for oil, gas lines
Environmental groups sued the Army Corps of Engineers in Great Falls, Montana federal court on Monday, alleging that the body failed to consider environmental harms including on endangered species when it re-issued a nationwide permit to build oil and gas pipelines across streams.
MAY 03 2021
Delaware top court rejects Cigna's $1.8 billion fee bid over failed Anthem merger
The Delaware Supreme Court on Monday rejected Cigna Corp's bid to obtain a $1.85 billion termination fee from Anthem Inc after the failure of the two insurers' proposed $54 billion merger, spelling the end to the companies' long-drawn legal battle.
MAY 03 2021
IRS chief counsel under Trump admin joins Gibson Dunn
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher on Monday announced it has tapped Michael Desmond, whose successful nomination to serve as chief counsel of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service was reportedly a personal priority for former President Donald Trump.
MAY 03 2021
Jones Day taps ex-DOL solicitor in latest Trump administration hire
Kate O'Scannlain, a former Kirkland & Ellis partner who most recently served as the solicitor at the U.S. Labor Department, has joined Jones Day, joining a stream of Trump administration alums who have found a home at the firm.
MAY 03 2021
Kirkland, Paul, Weiss and Freshfields land roles as Apollo scoops up Verizon media assets
Kirkland & Ellis and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are starting the week with yet another big deal under their belts, advising Verizon Communications on its $5 billion sale of Yahoo! and AOL to Apollo Global Management, which is being advised by its longtime counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
MAY 03 2021
Judge narrows privacy case against fintech firm Plaid
Plaid Inc must face some claims in a consolidated proposed class action that accuses the financial technology company of obtaining and using consumers' banking account credentials and financial information without consent.
MAY 03 2021
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U.S. General's office denies secret calls with China
The office of America's top general on Wednesday pushed back against a report in a new book that he went around the nation's civilian leaders to place secret calls to his Chinese counterpart over concerns about then-President Donald Trump. Tamara Lindstrom reports.
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U.S. judge blocks expulsions of migrant families under Trump-era order
(Reuters) -A U.S. district judge on Thursday blocked the expulsion of migrant families caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border under an order put in place by former President Donald Trump's administration early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
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