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  • 20-Partner Team Leaves Holland & Knight For Rival Law Firm Polsinelli

    Law firm Polsinelli announced on Tuesday that it has opened an office in Philadelphia with a group of at least 20 partners from Holland & Knight. This new office marks the third that Kansas City, Missouri-founded Polsinelli has launched since June. Last month, Polsinelli opened offices in Fort Worth, Texas, and Park City, Utah. Polsinelli…

  • Judge Will Not Block Biden Administration Ban On Worker ‘Noncompete’ Agreements

    A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a tree-trimming company’s attempt to block a U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule banning agreements that prevent workers from joining rivals or starting competing businesses. U.S. District Judge Kelley Hodge in Philadelphia ruled that the FTC, which enforces federal antitrust laws, possesses the authority to prohibit practices it deems…

  • Democrats Push Senate Bill To Reverse SCOTUS Ruling Curbing Agency Power

    Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill to reverse a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from last month that limits federal agencies’ ability to issue regulations on issues such as the environment, consumer protection, and workers’ rights. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts announced that she and 10 fellow Democrats are sponsoring a bill to codify…

  • X Corp Hit With Lawsuit From PR Firm Over ‘X’ Trademark

    Elon Musk’s social-media platform X violates the trademark rights of PR firm Multiply, according to a lawsuit filed in California federal court and made public on Monday. The complaint states that X, formerly known as Twitter, causes consumer confusion by using the “X” trademark for social-media marketing services that compete with Multiply. Spokespeople for X…

  • Fox Defeats Defamation Lawsuit By Former Biden Anti-Disinformation Official

    Fox News Media and its parent Fox Corp (FOXA.O) won a ruling on Monday, dismissing a lawsuit by a former Biden administration official who accused the media giant of defaming her as a proponent of censorship. Chief U.S. District Judge Colm Connolly in Delaware ruled that Nina Jankowicz, who resigned from her U.S. Department of…

  • Los Angeles Court Closed After Ransomware Attack

    The Los Angeles Superior Court, the largest single unified trial court in the country, closed on Monday due to a ransomware attack that affected its systems late last week. The court announced on Sunday that all 36 courthouse locations in the county would remain closed Monday as court personnel and security experts worked to repair…

  • Prime Sued In Trademark Case By US Olympic Committee

    The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee is suing Logan Paul and KSI’s Prime energy drinks brand, accusing it of trademark infringement. The committee claims that Prime is using trademarked Olympic phrases and symbols on a special edition of its hydration drink featuring basketball star and three-time Olympic gold medallist Kevin Durant. The committee stated that…

  • Appeals Court Will Not Halt Power Plant Emissions Rule As States’ Challenge It

    A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that a regulation ordering deep cuts in power plants’ carbon emissions can go ahead while it considers a challenge from more than two dozen Republican-led states. The Environmental Protection Agency issued the rule, which applies to existing coal-fired power plants and any new natural gas plants. The U.S.…

  • District Judge Approves $284Million In Settlements In Financial Aid Litigation

    A U.S. judge on Friday approved $284 million in settlements in a class action accusing major U.S. universities of favoring wealthy applicants for admission, short-changing students who sought financial aid. After a hearing on the fairness of the accords, Chicago-based U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly approved the settlements, which were reached over many months, according…

  • President Biden Endorses Kamala Harris After Ending Re-Election Campaign

    President Joe Biden has decided to end his candidacy for re-election, stating, “it is in the best interest of my party and the country.” His announcement comes four months before Americans head to the polls, significantly altering the race for the White House. Biden faced weeks of intense pressure from fellow Democrats following a faltering…