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On Heels of ARM Acquisition, Three More Firms Go Big on Chip Work

Wachtell, Wilmer and Jones Day are advising on Analog Devices Inc.'s $14.8 billion cash-and-stock acRead more

Lawyers for Virginia teen urge Supreme Court not to block transgender bathroom ruling

Lawyers for a transgender Virginia teenager on Tuesday urged [response, PDF] the US Supreme Court [oRead more

Burford Capital Again Announces Big Litigation Earnings

Four months after reporting record annual earnings, litigation funder Burford Capital LLC once againRead more

Federal judge gives preliminary approval to Volkswagen settlement

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on TuesRead more

In Police Department Monitorships, Firms Seek Contentious Work

Squire Patton Boggs won a contract to monitor police reforms in Ferguson, Missouri, a job that promiRead more

Weil Loses Another PE Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Weil, Gotshal & Manges saw another private equity partner depart; McDermott snagged a labor andRead more

Squire Patton Team Hired to Monitor Ferguson Police Reforms

Nearly two years after Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, by a white officer,Read more

Perkins Coie Lawyer's Advice Helped Spark Democratic Divisions

Perkins Coie's Marc Elias, who has juggled legal roles for both the Hillary Clinton campaign and theRead more

Alaska Supreme Court rejects parental consent requirement for under-18 abortions

In a 4-1 opinion on Friday, the Alaska Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] that thRead more

Virginia Supreme Court strikes down governor's order restoring felon voting rights

In a 4-3 ruling on Friday, the Virginia Supreme Court [official website] held [opinion, PDF] that GoRead more

Federal judge rules in favor of Missouri lawmaker to exclude contraception in his health insurance

A federal judge on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] in favor of a Missouri lawmaker "who cited religiousRead more

California governor signs firearm registration law

[JURIST] California Governor Jerry Brown [official website] signed [official news report] a law whicRead more

DOJ brings suit against Pennsylvania township for denying zoning approval to mosque

[JURIST] On Thursday the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [complaint] filed a complaint [complaint, PDRead more

Donald Trump, Guns and Leadership

Branding with catch-phrases is easy; reconciling their contradictory messages is impossible. Read more

Michigan to appeal decision allowing straight-ticket voting

[JURIST] On Thursday, Michigan Attorney General spokesman John Sellek said that Michigan Attorney GeRead more

Washington Supreme Court finds antibegging law unconstitutional

The Washington Supreme Court [official website] Thursday found an antibegging ordinance [text, PDF]Read more

Federal court reinstates complaint against Freddie Mac

The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals [website] Wednesday reopened [opinion, text] a complaint byRead more

Lateral Misfire Leads to King & Spalding for Vinson Partner

Houston capital markets and M&A lawyer Jeff Malonson was left in limbo early this year, when a pRead more

Deal Watch: Big Beer Merger Cleared as Health Insurers Face Off with DOJ

It was a good news/bad news week for companies on the antitrust front.     Read more

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