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Decades-old legal framework shields migrant kids from long-term detention

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump bowed to political pressure and changed his immigration policy on Wednesday. In an executive order, the president said immigration officials would no longer separate migrant parents and children stopped at U.S. borders but would instead detain families together for as long as it takes to complete criminal or immigration proceedings against them.

Fujifilm accuses Icahn, Deason of SEC disclosure violations, Icahn calls claim ‘easily disproven’

Fujifilm filed a $1 billion complaint in Manhattan federal court Monday, accusing Xerox of breaching a $6.1 billion agreement that would have given the Japanese company control of its longtime joint venture partner. Fujifilm claims that when the Xerox board voted to terminate the transaction on May 13, it surrendered “to the whims of activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason,” who own a combined 15 percent of Xerox’s shares and now control the Xerox board. The Japanese company

In Apple case, SCOTUS will decide how old-school antitrust doctrine applies to e-commerce

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to review a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed consumers to sue Apple for allegedly using its monopoly power as the sole distributor of iPhone apps to drive up app prices. The case, as you can see from Apple’s petition for Supreme Court review (2017 WL 3393652), asks the justices to decide how the court’s precedent in 1977’s Illinois Brick v. Illinois (97 S.Ct. 2061) – which blocks federal-law antitrust damages claims b

Labaton asks State Street judge to step aside in $75 million fee inquiry

In a newly unsealed motion, the plaintiffs’ firm Labaton Sucharow has asked U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf of Boston to consider stepping aside from an inquiry into a $70 million fee award to Labaton and other firms that obtained a $300 million class action settlement with State Street Bank. Labaton’s motion, originally filed last week under seal, argues that Judge Wolf has injected unsupported allegations of misconduct and public corruption into the inquiry, calling his impartiality

DOJ opposes sweeping injunction in Republican AGs’ DACA challenge

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young people brought to this country illegally as children to apply for work permits and Social Security numbers, is an unconstitutional exercise of executive branch power. The U.S. government nevertheless continues to process renewal applications by DACA recipients in order to comply with sweeping injunctions issued by federal district judges in Brooklyn (279 F.Supp.3d

There’s a big problem for the FTC lurking in 11th Circuit’s LabMD data-security ruling

The obvious takeaway from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ milestone ruling Wednesday in LabMD v. Federal Trade Commission (2018 WL 2714747) is that the FTC is probably going to have to tailor the conditions it imposes on companies it has accused of failing to safeguard consumer data. The 11th Circuit said the FTC’s cease and desist order against LabMD, a cancer-screening company that went out of business in the course of litigating against the commission, was unenforceable be

Arkansas pension fund trustees urge pullback in fund’s class action leadership

The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System is scheduled to inform U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf of Boston whether it wants to continue to serve as lead plaintiff in a $300 million class action against State Street by the end of the day on Wednesday, a week after an extraordinary hearing in which the judge questioned the fund’s executive director about ATRS’ relationship with the plaintiffs’ firm Labaton Sucharow and hinted he may not allow the fund to continue to lead the case because of

7th Circuit will hear DOJ appeal on nationwide injunctions - GOP state AGs in a bind

President Trump’s Justice Department is going to have an opportunity to convince an en banc appellate court to take away one of the most powerful tools available to Democratic state attorneys general and civil rights groups attempting to block presidential policies. On Monday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted DOJ’s petition for en banc review of an April 19 decision (888 F.3d 272) upholding a nationwide injunction against the Justice Department policy of withholding gran

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