Daniel L. Cox
A federal appeals court in Manhattan has determined that a lower court wrongly decided that Fox Searchlight Pictures had violated labor laws by not paying production interns.
BP PLC agreed Thursday to pay $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The penalty includes the biggest pollution fine in U.S. history. Here's what you should know:
The U.S. government hasn’t given up its multiyear fight to hang on to 10 rare gold coins that a federal appeals court recently ruled should be given back to the heirs of a Philadelphia coin dealer who obtained them decades ago under mysterious circumstances.
The Supreme Court showdown over the Affordable Care Act may be over, but the legal offensive against the law isn't. Lawyers representing the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Obama administration took their best shots at each other's arguments this week in their battle over Obamacare.
The Supreme Court adjourned for the summer this week, after issuing decisions on employment discrimination, civil rights and the environment. The justices delivered a landmark ruling recognizing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage and passed up a number of opportunities to upend existing law, including a case that would have eviscerated the Affordable Care Act. WSJ's Supreme Court reporter Jess Bravin answered questions about the court's just-finished term on Wednesday in a Facebook Q&A.;
The world's largest law firm got a little bigger Wednesday after completing its acquisition of Atlanta-based McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. The deal, announced in April, gives Dentons an extra 370 lawyers, lobbyists and other professionals, the firm said.
A debate over whether websites that conduct commerce should be allowed to shield their backers is creating some odd alliances.
As the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP trial plods into its sixth week, e-mails continue to play a key role. This week, an attorney for one of Dewey's former leaders took a witness down memory lane to relive some off-the-cuff e-mails he sent.
If you could look beneath the blindfold worn by Lady Justice, would her eyes be closed? One of the nation's most influential judges suggests she would be giving a wink to prosecutors seated across from the defendant.
The judge who found that Apple Inc. illegally conspired with e-book publishers made the right call, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down federal rules that require coal plants to cut emissions of mercury and other toxins. Here are five things you need to know about the decision.
The Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked enforcement of new Texas abortion rules that could force more than half of the state's remaining abortion clinics to close.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP is about to once again shake up the way it recruits junior lawyers.
Closing out a historic term with a trio of decisions, the Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to the Obama administration’s environmental agenda, backed the use of a controversial lethal injection drug, and ruled that states may delegate redistricting authority to a nonpartisan independent body.
Chicago class-action lawyer Clinton Krislov is better known for defending Illinois workers's pension plans than for standing up for consumer rights in bankruptcy cases. But for three and a half years, Mr. Krislov has been fighting on behalf of three jilted gift-card holders to recover money from the bankruptcy estate of shuttered book chain Borders.
In Alabama, where county probate judges had been caught between conflicting orders by a federal judge and the state's highest court on whether to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision was greeted with disappointment, but acceptance, by some state officials.