Playing Defense: Marcia Coyle breaks down the legal defense strategies of the National Football League players challenging team owners over the ongoing lockout. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, which recently sided with the owners by staying an injunction that would halt the lockout, is set to hear oral arguments.
DOJ Re-Staffing: Attorneys who left the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division during the Bush administration are returning in a new wave of hiring, David Ingram reports. Records obtained by the National Law Journal show the department is filling its ranks with lawyers who have a more traditional background with civil rights organizations.
Toyota Litigation: Plaintiffs pursuing claims against Toyota around the U.S. are seeking to merge into a single class to recover damages in California, which has generous consumer protection laws. Amanda Bronstad has more on the multi-district litigation here.
Museum Dispute: Ongoing legal disputes among donors has stalled the creation of the Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial in Washington for years, Zoe Tillman reports. Attorneys say the case holds lessons for both donors and charitable organizations.