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  • July 19, 2024

    Rising Star: BCLP's Barbara A. Smith Tyson

    Barbara A. Smith Tyson of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP claimed wins in two First Amendment cases involving Courthouse News Service and successfully convinced the Kansas Court of Appeals to dismiss personal injury claims accusing Walmart of administering a COVID-19 vaccine to a 15-year-old girl without parental consent, earning her a spot among the appellate attorneys under the age of 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 19, 2024

    Justices' Criminal Law Decisions: The Term In Review

    Each of the 11 criminal decisions issued in the U.S. Supreme Court’s recently concluded term are independently important, but taken together, they reveal trends in the court’s broader approach to criminal law, presenting both pitfalls and opportunities for defendants and their counsel, says Kenneth Notter at MoloLamken.

  • July 19, 2024

    Fed. Circ. Says Atty's Fee Appeal Too Early In Benefits Dispute

    The Federal Circuit declined to reinstate an attorney's lawsuit seeking more than $38,000 in fees for his work representing a veteran in a benefits dispute with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, saying it can't yet rule on whether the attorney was wrongly denied the money.

  • July 18, 2024

    5th Circ. Remands ESG Rule Row Citing Chevron's End

    The Fifth Circuit on Thursday instructed a Texas federal court to reconsider a Biden administration rule allowing retirement plan advisers to consider environmental, social and governance factors when choosing investments, pointing to recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings that have "upended" the legal landscape.

  • July 18, 2024

    Fed. Circ. OKs Navy Deal Despite Contractor's Labor Unrest

    The Federal Circuit denied Thursday a contractor's protest bids for U.S. Navy aircraft services contracts at two European bases, rejecting arguments that the lower court didn't properly consider the winning contractor's past labor violations and that the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of the so-called Chevron doctrine "upends" the underlying decision.

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