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Justice Department Withdraws Litigation over North Carolina's HB2, Citing Fake RepealA Legal Overview of Section 1983 Civil Rights LitigationDOJ withdraws lawsuit against NC anti-trans bathroom lawEQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Files Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Lion Biotechnologies, Inc.EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Files Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Lion Biotechnologies, Inc.$87 million each for lead firms in 2010 oil spill litigationJustice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit$87 million each for lead firms in 2010 oil spill litigationBig law firms in 2010 oil spill suit get $87MBar owners continue with suit against Idaho's liquor lawsLaw Firm Innovates with IBM's Cutting Edge TechnologyBar owners continue with suit against Idaho's liquor lawsFlorida law firm Kluger Kaplan opens Minneapolis officePTO Litigation Report – April 13, 2017Bar owners continue with suit against Idaho's liquor laws

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$87 million each for lead firms in 2010 oil spill litigation
Mississippi Business JournalApril 14, 2017

Two Louisiana law firms involved in the litigation from its early days each will get roughly $87.8 million if a federal judge approves the recommendation filed this week in U.S. District Court in New Orleans. Those firms are Domengeaux Wright Roy ...more »

Bar owners continue with suit against Idaho's liquor laws
Idaho StatesmanApril 13, 2017

Bar owners in southwest Idaho say they are moving forward with their lawsuit against the state despite Idaho lawmakers tweaking the same liquor laws that prompted the legal action. Idaho law currently bans serving alcohol during nude or sexually ...more »

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Justice Department Withdraws Litigation over North Carolina's HB2, Citing Fake Repeal
Slate Magazine (blog)April 14, 2017

On Friday, the Department of Justice filed a motion to withdraw from litigation over HB2, North Carolina's anti-LGBTQ law. Under President Barack Obama, the DOJ had fought HB2 in court, alleging that it violated multiple federal laws; Attorney General ...more »

A Legal Overview of Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation
Huffington PostApril 14, 2017

While the city of Chicago could not be sued (municipal liability was added in 1978) the police officers could be sued as acting “under the color of state law” even though they were not authorized and may have been forbidden to act. This decision ...more »

DOJ withdraws lawsuit against NC anti-trans bathroom law
Washington BladeApril 14, 2017

Although North Carolina replaced anti-LGBT House Bill 2 with a law that critics say still enables anti-LGBT discrimination, the U.S. Justice Department has withdrawn the lawsuit against the state filed last year under Obama administration. In a five ...more »

EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Files Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Lion Biotechnologies, Inc.
Yahoo FinanceApril 14, 2017

Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. securities (LBIO) from November 14, 2013 through April 10, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”).more »

EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Files Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Lion Biotechnologies, Inc.
Business Wire (press release)April 14, 2017

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. securities (NASDAQ: LBIO) from November 14, 2013 through April 10, ...more »

$87 million each for lead firms in 2010 oil spill litigation
Mississippi Business JournalApril 14, 2017

Two Louisiana law firms involved in the litigation from its early days each will get roughly $87.8 million if a federal judge approves the recommendation filed this week in U.S. District Court in New Orleans. Those firms are Domengeaux Wright Roy ...more »

Justice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit
ABC NewsApril 14, 2017

LGBT advocates have vowed to continue a separate federal lawsuit, saying the replacement law still violates the rights of gay and transgender people. North Carolina's compromise got rid of the most well-known provision of House Bill 2 that required ...more »

$87 million each for lead firms in 2010 oil spill litigation
News CourierApril 14, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A committee of attorneys involved in litigation arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made its recommendation for dividing some $700 million in fees among 122 law firms involved in years of complex legal work.more »

Big law firms in 2010 oil spill suit get $87M
Salt Lake TribuneApril 13, 2017

New Orleans • A committee of attorneys involved in litigation arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made its recommendation for dividing some $700 million in fees among 122 law firms involved in years of complex legal work. Two Louisiana ...more »

Bar owners continue with suit against Idaho's liquor laws
Idaho State JournalApril 13, 2017

Ferguson said the couple is moving forward with the lawsuit even though the law has been changed because they want assurance they won't be punished again for holding a similar performance in the future. They are seeking an unspecified amount in ...more »

Law Firm Innovates with IBM's Cutting Edge Technology
InsideCounselApril 13, 2017

California-based law firm LTL Attorneys has worked to approach law differently than its larger competitors, so the firm has acquired IBM's computing capabilities to employ IBM's cutting edge technology throughout its practices – including IP and ...more »

Bar owners continue with suit against Idaho's liquor laws
East Oregonian (subscription)April 13, 2017

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bar owners in southwest Idaho say they are moving forward with their lawsuit against the state despite Idaho lawmakers tweaking the same liquor laws that prompted the legal action. Idaho law currently bans serving alcohol during ...more »

Florida law firm Kluger Kaplan opens Minneapolis office
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 13, 2017

The new office will be the law firm's first outside of South Florida. It will be led by prominent local litigator Daniel Rosen, who is known for his work in eminent domain cases. He represented developer Hines Interests in a case concerning the land ...more »

PTO Litigation Report – April 13, 2017
The National Law ReviewApril 13, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of requests for inter partes review (IPR), covered business methods review (CBM), and post grant review (PGR). Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO. This listing ...more »

Bar owners continue with suit against Idaho's liquor laws
Idaho StatesmanApril 13, 2017

Bar owners in southwest Idaho say they are moving forward with their lawsuit against the state despite Idaho lawmakers tweaking the same liquor laws that prompted the legal action. Idaho law currently bans serving alcohol during nude or sexually ...more »

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