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DC Circuit Rejects Novel Common Law Immunity Claims By Private Contracting Agents of Foreign Sovereign Alleged to Have Participated in State-Sponsored Hacking Scheme

USA - September 8 2021 In a notable decision addressing the degree to which US citizens acting on behalf of foreign sovereigns can claim immunity from civil lawsuits under…

Filiberto Agusti, Linda C. Bailey, Michael J. Baratz, Mark C. Savignac.

1st Circuit Dismisses $3.66 Billion Class Action Against Eversource, Avangrid

USA - September 30 2019 In a notable decision affirming the continuing vitality of the filed rate doctrine, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld the…

Douglas G. Green.

Supreme Court Modifies Application of FOIA Exemption 4

USA - June 24 2019 In Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media, No. 18-481, the United States Supreme Court today brought a merciful end to over 50 years of…

Caitlin Conroy, Paul R. Hurst, Peter L. Wellington.

9th Cir. Overturns Sugar Warnings: Are Other Compelled Statements Vulnerable?

USA - September 26 2017 On September 19, a federal appeals court in California halted the implementation of a San Francisco ordinance requiring “sugar-sweetened beverage”…

Jason Levin, Sara Beth Watson, Chris Amantea, Seth Goldberg.