Capital One NA has reached a settlement with Walmart Inc. resolving the retailer's claims that its credit card partner wasn't meeting the customer service standards laid out in their agreement, according to a joint letter filed in New York federal court.
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Walmart, Capital One Settle Credit Card Agreement Spat

By Hailey Konnath

Capital One NA has reached a settlement with Walmart Inc. resolving the retailer's claims that its credit card partner wasn't meeting the customer service standards laid out in their agreement, according to a joint letter filed in New York federal court.

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Madonna Mulls Sanctions Bid After Fans Drop 'Frivolous' Suit

By Lauren Berg

Attorneys defending Madonna, Live Nation and the Barclays Center against allegations that fans were "lulled" into buying tickets for a tardy show slammed the plaintiffs' unannounced dismissal of the "frivolous" case, telling a New York federal judge Wednesday they don't agree to bear their own costs and might seek sanctions.

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Judge Backs Virgin Over Boeing In Clash Over IP Injunction

By Daniel Wilson

A Virginia federal judge on Thursday ruled that Virgin Galactic can share allegedly proprietary Boeing documents with partner companies to help develop a space plane carrier aircraft, amid Boeing's breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets suit against Virgin.

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Conn. Firm Says Thomson Reuters Unit Bungled Web Overhaul

By Aaron Keller

A Thomson Reuters unit botched a portion of a $2,336-per-month contract to overhaul a Middlebury, Connecticut, law firm's website, blend its online presence into FindLaw and include its attorneys in "Super Lawyers" listings, the firm says in a state court lawsuit made public on Thursday.

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PPG Sues Westlake In Delaware Over $707M Brazil Liability

By Leslie A. Pappas

Pittsburgh global paint supplier PPG Industries Inc. has sued chemical supplier Westlake Corp. in Delaware's Court of Chancery, accusing Westlake of breaching a 2012 agreement to accept liabilities related to a cargo ship fire that happened off the coast of Brazil in 1998.

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LEGAL ETHICS & MALPRACTICE

NC Law Firm Fights Ex-Client's Bid To Ditch Malpractice Deal

By Hayley Fowler

A personal injury law firm and one of its former attorneys urged a North Carolina state appeals court to enforce their settlement with a prior client in a legal malpractice suit, as the client asserts that he was sick during mediation and didn't know what he was doing when he signed the agreement.

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INSURANCE

Insurer Hit With Coverage Suit Over Ohio Grocery Shooting

By Matthew Santoni

Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle Inc. is claiming that a security contractor's insurer, Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co., has refused to cover its defense costs in a lawsuit over a shooting at a Cleveland, Ohio, store, and was trying to get the grocer to drop its third-party claims against the contractor.

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SPORTS & BETTING

ACC Fights FSU's Stay Appeal In Media Rights Contract Suit

By Elaine BriseƱo

The Atlantic Coast Conference has urged North Carolina's highest court to support a judge's decision to reject a bid by Florida State University to pause the organization's media rights lawsuit while a related action plays out in the Sunshine State.

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EMPLOYMENT

NLRB Attys, Calif. Tribe Settle Casino Subpoena Dispute

By Beverly Banks

A California federal court dismissed on Thursday National Labor Relations Board prosecutors' bids to enforce subpoenas requesting a list of casino employees who could be in a proposed bargaining unit from a tribe and a gambling company, with agency attorneys saying the parties settled the dispute.

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SECURITIES & WHITE COLLAR

Ex-BVI Ports Director Gets 9 Years For Drug Smuggling Plot

By Carolina Bolado

A Florida federal judge on Thursday sentenced the former managing director of the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority to just over 9 years in prison for participating in a scheme involving a former BVI premier to move tons of Colombian cocaine through BVI ports to the United States.

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INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Panama Claims Immunity In Construction Firm's Countersuit

By David Minsky

Panama has urged a Florida federal court to reject a Miami businessman's countersuit alleging that a previous settlement bars the enforcement of a $4.8 million arbitral award against him and his construction firm, saying that it has immunity and that no such agreement existed.

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PEOPLE

DLA Piper Adds 2 Entertainment Attys In NY From Reed Smith

By Tracey Read

Two entertainment and advertising partners have left Reed Smith LLP to join DLA Piper, including the first woman to serve as the chief negotiator for the Joint Policy Committee, the bargaining representative for the advertising industry in negotiations for the multibillion-dollar commercials collective bargaining agreements with SAG-AFTRA and the American Federation of Musicians.

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Dickinson Wright Brings On McDermott, Bell Nunnally Attys

By Madison Arnold

Dickinson Wright PLLC added a pair of new members who include a commercial finance and real estate attorney from Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP based in Austin, Texas, and a tax and incentives attorney from McDermott Will & Emery LLP in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Opinion

Paid Noncompetes Offer A Better Solution Than FTC's Ban

A better alternative to the Federal Trade Commission's recent and widely contested noncompete ban would be a nationwide bright-line rule requiring employers to pay employees during the noncompete period, says Steven Kayman at Rottenberg Lipman.

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What 11th Circ. Fearless Fund Ruling Means For DEI In Courts

The Eleventh Circuit's recent backing of a freeze on the Fearless Fund's grants to women of color building new companies marks the latest major development in litigation related to diversity, equity and inclusion and may be used to question other DEI programs targeted at providing opportunities to certain classes of individuals, say attorneys at Simpson Thacher.

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How Associates Can Build A Professional Image

As hybrid work arrangements become the norm in the legal industry, early-career attorneys must be proactive in building and maintaining a professional presence in both physical and digital settings, ensuring that their image aligns with their long-term career goals, say Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners and Estelle Winsett at Estelle Winsett Professional Image Consulting.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Bonus Spotlight

McKool Smith Handing Out Midyear Bonuses Of Up To $30K

By Xiumei Dong

McKool Smith PC will be awarding midyear bonuses of up to $30,000 to its principals, associates and senior counsel, according to an internal email sent Thursday by Chairman David Sochia.

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Manhattan DA Seeks To Retain Trump Gag Order, Amid Threats

By Stewart Bishop

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office urged a New York state judge Friday to leave in place most restrictions of the gag order preventing Donald Trump from speaking publicly about witnesses, jurors and others tied to his criminal trial, citing a barrage of threats from his supporters in recent months — including "actionable" death threats before and after the verdict.

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Ohio Atty Reinstated After Flinging Feces-Filled Pringles Can

By Rachel Rippetoe

An Ohio criminal defense attorney suspended for filling a Pringles can with his own feces and throwing it in the parking lot of a victim advocacy center was reinstated this week, according to a court filing.

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'Clearly Relevant' Fraud Claims Stay In Lin Wood Slander Trial

By Chart Riggall

Ahead of a trial where controversial attorney Lin Wood will face claims that he defamed his former law partners, a Georgia federal judge on Friday refused to keep out as evidence two state court lawsuits in which Wood is accused of stiffing them on legal fees and sheltering cash behind a real estate venture.

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AAA, Worker End Sex Bias Suit After Missed Eclipse Day Depo

By Patrick Hoff

AAA and a former insurance agent told a Florida federal court Friday that they've settled the ex-employee's gender discrimination lawsuit amid a fight over how much his attorney owes the organization for missing a deposition because he was traveling to see April's solar eclipse.

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Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

By Kevin Penton

Attorney Jonathan Mitchell and the New Civil Liberties Alliance lead this week's edition of Law360's Legal Lions, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives does not have the authority to ban firearm accessories known as bump stocks.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

By Sue Reisinger

Workers have filed a new suit accusing Tesla of failing to stop racist behavior and sexual harassment in two California factories, despite previous lawsuits. And the former head of AIG's Legal Operations Center has lost his appeal on his claim that he was fired in retaliation for pointing out alleged fraud. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​

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UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

By Max Austin

This past week in London has seen JD Wetherspoon sue a Welsh pub over its name in the Intellectual Property Court, ex-professional boxer Amir Khan and his wife file libel action against an influencer, the Performing Right Society hit with a competition claim over music licensing, and Manolete Partners bring action against the directors of a bust investment firm. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

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In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.

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Series

Glassblowing Makes Me A Better Lawyer

I never expected that glassblowing would strongly influence my work as an attorney, but it has taught me the importance of building a solid foundation for your work, learning from others and committing to a lifetime of practice, says Margaret House at Kalijarvi Chuzi.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

A&O Shearman

Aaron & Partners LLP

Baker McKenzie

Bartlett LLP

Beal Sutherland

Bell Nunnally

Bernstein Litowitz

Blank Rome

Boies Schiller

Bradley Arant

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Campbell & Williams

Campbell Johnston

Clyde & Co

Cooley LLP

Cranfill Sumner

Cravath Swaine

DAC Beachcroft

DLA Piper

Debevoise & Plimpton

Dickinson Wright

Downey & Cleveland

Fieldfisher

Fisher & Phillips

Fox Williams

Frantz Ward

Freeths LLP

Gibson & Keith

Gibson Dunn

Gowling WLG

Greenberg Traurig

Hill Dickinson

Hogan Lovells

Hueston Hennigan

Hunton Andrews

John Exum Law

Jones Day

Kalijarvi Chuzi

Kemp Jones

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Law Offices of Charles B. Molster III

Lawson Huck

Lewis Silkin

Littler Mendelson

Macfarlanes LLP

Marcus & Shapira

Martin LLP

McDermott Will & Emery

McKool Smith

Morgan Lewis

NechelesLaw

Norton Rose

O'Melveny & Myers

Parker McCay

Perkins Coie

Pinsent Masons

Poole Huffman

Preiskel & Co.

Proskauer Rose

Quinn Emanuel

Reed Smith

Reminger Co.

Ropes & Gray

Rottenberg Lipman

Sheppard Mullin

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Spratt Endicott

Stein Sperling

Tousley Brain

Venable LLP

Wade Grunberg

Ward Hadaway

Williams & Connolly

Womble Bond

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Accenture PLC

Amazon.com Inc.

American Federation of Musicians

American International Group Inc.

Apple Inc.

Atlantic Coast Conference

Aurora Flight Sciences Corp.

Axiall Corp.

BARBRI

BNSF Railway Co.

Barclays Center

Barclays PLC

Boyd Gaming Corp.

British Broadcasting Corp.

Cargill Inc.

Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V.

Debenhams PLC

Delaware State Bar Association

Energizer Holdings Inc.

Evergreen Marine Corp.

Exxon Mobil Corp.

Ford Motor Co.

Giant Eagle Inc.

Instagram Inc.

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

Kiteworks

LinkedIn Corp.

Live Nation Entertainment Inc.

Lockheed Martin Corp.

ManpowerGroup Inc.

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

NVIDIA Corp.

New Civil Liberties Alliance

New York Law School

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

PPG Industries Inc.

Paramount Global

Pfizer Inc.

Qatar Investment Authority

Sales Inc.

Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists

Sky River Casino

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd.

Starbucks Corp.

Super Lawyers

Tesla Inc.

Textron Inc.

The Boeing Co.

The District of Columbia Bar

The Progressive Corp.

Thomson Reuters Corp.

TikTok Inc.

UNITE HERE

United Network for Organ Sharing

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc.

Volkswagen AG

Walmart Inc.

YouTube Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Companies House

Delaware Court of Chancery

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal Trade Commission

Financial Conduct Authority

Internal Revenue Service

Manhattan District Attorney's Office

National Labor Relations Board

New York City Police Department

Ohio Supreme Court

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Supreme Court