In its marquee cases on issues such as gay marriage and race relations, the Supreme Court wrestles with the meaning of majestic constitutional phrases -- “equal protection of the laws” and that sort of thing. In the cases that matter the most to businesses, though, the justices address less-grand-sounding provisions such as Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which governs class actions.
Four energy lawyers are joining Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in the London office. Ben James, from Linklaters LLP, Darren Spalding, from Allen & Overy LLP, and Martin Stewart-Smithwill, from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, join as partners, along with a senior counsel from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.
As a partner at the Los Angeles-based law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and co-head of the firm's appellate and constitutional law practice group, Theodore Boutrous doesn't have a lot of spare time.
The U.S. Supreme Court fight over California’s Proposition 8, viewed by gay-rights advocates as a historic opportunity to establish same-sex marriage nationwide, may not even settle the issue in the state.
Chevron Corp., which faces a $19 billion damage award in an Ecuador environmental case, shouldn’t be allowed to obtain information about the e-mail accounts of lawyers, activists and scholars in contact with plaintiff attorneys, a privacy rights group told a judge.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed that women planning to sue for sex bias after a group lawsuit representing more than 1 million workers was rejected by the Supreme Court should get an extra 90 days to file their cases, a lawyer for the company said today.
The U.S. Supreme Court , heeding calls from companies to consider curbing class actions, agreed to decide whether Wal-Mart Stores Inc. must face a gender-bias suit on behalf of potentially 1 million of its workers.
President Barack Obama’s administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate same- sex marriage in California, calling for broad constitutional protections that ultimately could let gays marry nationwide.