The D.C. Circuit is set to decide whether a D.C. federal court can consider a Jewish group's allegations that Russia is illegally holding onto its long-lost sacred religious texts, after hearing arguments early Thursday in the appeal of a case that's been kicking around the lower court's docket for two decades.
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DC Circ. Mulls Jurisdiction In Fight Over Jewish Texts

By Nadia Dreid

The D.C. Circuit is set to decide whether a D.C. federal court can consider a Jewish group's allegations that Russia is illegally holding onto its long-lost sacred religious texts, after hearing arguments early Thursday in the appeal of a case that's been kicking around the lower court's docket for two decades.

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Investors Again Seek Asset Freeze To Enforce $60M Awards

By Joyce Hanson

Two Chinese investment firms have again urged a California federal court to impose a worldwide freeze against a renewable energy company's assets as they seek to enforce about $60 million in arbitral awards, saying the company is in increasing financial distress.

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Analysis

ECHR Climate Ruling Provides Blueprint For Future Litigation

By Joanne Faulkner

A ruling from Europe's top human rights court that countries have obligations to protect their citizens from climate change could serve as a blueprint for other litigation brought by activists seeking to force action from governments and corporations over a warming planet.

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Ex-Ellenoff Grossman Atty Faces Possible Firing Suit Remand

By Patrick Hoff

A former Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP associate's suit saying she was fired for protesting sexual harassment should return to state court, a New York federal judge recommended, saying the federal court can't enforce arbitration pacts invalidated by a 2022 amendment to the Federal Arbitration Act.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Orrick To Pay $8M To Settle Data Breach Litigation

By Lauren Berg

A proposed class of data-breach victims asked a California federal judge Thursday to greenlight an $8 million settlement with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in litigation over a March 2023 data breach that purportedly exposed Social Security numbers and other personal information of more than 638,000 individuals.

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Analysis

OJ Simpson's Jury Was Sequestered. Why Not Trump's?

By Phillip Bantz

Unlike jurors in the murder case of O.J. Simpson, the 12 Manhattanites picked to hear criminal charges against Donald Trump likely won't be sequestered during the trial — easing psychological and financial burdens but potentially exposing them to outside pressures.

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Calif., NY And SD Judicial Nominees Advance To Full Senate

By Courtney Buble

Four judicial nominees were voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, including one scrutinized for his affiliation with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the group's position on hot button issues.

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Leonard Leo Rebuffs Senate Judiciary Committee Subpoena

By Courtney Bublé

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, served influential conservative and longtime Federalist Society executive Leonard Leo with a subpoena on Thursday as part of his U.S. Supreme Court ethics probe, which Leo is refusing to comply with.

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Tax Controversy Quintet Joins Bradley Arant In Atlanta

By Adrian Cruz

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP announced that it hired a five-person tax controversy team from Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams & Aughtry highlighted by the addition of three experienced partners, including two former Internal Revenue Service trial attorneys.

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Jewish Attys Sue Union Over Dues After Pro-Palestine Stance

By Emily Brill

A public defenders union violated the First Amendment by forcing two Jewish attorneys who oppose its pro-Palestine rhetoric to continue paying dues, the New York City-based attorneys claimed in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday, naming the city and their employer as defendants as well.

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Sidley Austin

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Solar Capital Ltd.

United Auto Workers

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City of New York

European Union

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Internal Revenue Service

Manhattan District Attorney's Office

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Supreme Court

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