A 2-1 decision by a panel of federal judges held that the Republican-led Texas Legislature redrew three of its districts to limit the voting power of the Latino population. The dissenting judge wrote that the districts weren't redrawn because of racial motivation, but for allowable partisan reasons.
Arkansas administered lethal injection to Ledell Lee after the US Supreme Court decided around 11:25 p.m. Thursday, shortly before the death warrant's expiration, to allow the state's first execution in 12 years. Four of Arkansas' eight recently scheduled executions have been halted because of legal challenges.
A lawsuit seeking class-action status alleges that encrypted-messaging app Confide fails to provide "unequivocal confidentiality" because copies of messages can be retained via screenshots. The complaint also alleges that such security issues are present at the White House.
A startup's initial resolutions "fill in the gaps in the operation of the corporation that were not covered in the bylaws," writes Gary Ross of Jackson Ross. Lawyers working with startups should focus on several key areas in such documents, including common stock issuance and the proper ratification of a company, Ross writes.
James Wang, a former IBM employee who is deaf, is suing Andrew Rozynski, the attorney who represented him in a workplace discrimination suit in 2013. Wang claims Rozynski misread the sign for "million" as "thousand," leading Rozynski to settle the case for $200,000, instead of $200 million as Wang requested.
The ride-hailing startup Uber has given lawyers led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder additional time to complete their investigation into claims that sexual harassment is a serious problem within the company. Holder hasn't been able to interview several key figures in the matter, sources said.
Total fines imposed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority shot up to a record $176 million in 2016, almost double the previous year's figure, according to an analysis by law firm Eversheds Sutherland. The biggest factor in the rise was FINRA's increasing use of fines of $1 million or more, the law firm said.
The D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission has recommended a new candidate for a D.C. Superior Court vacancy created by the May 2016 resignation of Judge Stuart Nash. The original candidate, Willa B. Perlmutter, has withdrawn from consideration.
Read about the different experiences of two D.C. Bar members, Mark T. McDermott and Mario Herman, who took advantage of the growing trend of creating specialized practices and were able to position themselves as experts in their fields.