Federal Judge Tosses DOJ Lawyer Jeff Clark Back To State Court For Trump RICO Case

Former Justice Department lawyer Jeff Clark just got booted out of federal court and will be facing RICO charges in Fulton County next year alongside Donald Trump and 16 other co-defendants. This afternoon, US District Judge Steve Jones declined to assume jurisdiction over the case, rejecting Clark’s argument that he had been acting within the … Read more

Southwestern Law Launches First Fully Online JD with Full- and Part-Time Options

Southwestern Law School launches the nation’s first fully online J.D. program offering both full-time and part-time options with a mainly asynchronous curriculum. The program maintains the rigor and quality of Southwestern’s residential J.D. programs while providing flexibility that will enable individuals with professional or personal commitments to pursue a law degree without disrupting their careers … Read more

Supreme Court Will Review Fifth Circuit Ruling that Creates a Catch-22 for Takings Claims Against State Governments

(NA) Today, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Devillier v. Texas, an important takings case. Together with the Cato Institute, I filed an amicus brief urging the Court to take and reverse this terrible decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. I hope they will now do exactly that! I previously … Read more

Germany: Antitrust Liability Traps In The "agency Model" – What To Watch Out For – Oppenhoff & Partner

It is not just in the automotive industry that commercial representative models or “agency models” are currently booming. More and more manufacturers – across the board – are changing the distribution of their products to commercial representatives or are planning to do so in the next few years. From the principal’s point of view, these … Read more

Amy M. Stewart Recognized in Super Lawyers Top Lists

DALLAS, TX—Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Texas through a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. The Texas lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Texas Super Lawyers Top Lists. Amy M. Stewart Top 50: 2023 Women Texas … Read more

Federal Judge: ADA's Confidentiality Provision Does Not Cover 'Employees' Voluntary Disclosures,' in Case of Employee 'Lying' About Medical History

A federal judge in West Virginia sided with an employer who terminated an employee who “lied” on his employment application about medical conditions, finding he wasn’t protected by the confidentiality provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act because he later voluntarily disclosed his medical information. In a Sept. 27 opinion, U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas … Read more