Firms Sweat Liability: Law firms will be closely watching arguments next month before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Allen Stanford's spectacular $7 billion fraud. Tony Mauro reports firms are concerned the outcome could expose fraudsters' law firms and other third parties to billions of dollars of liability in securities class actions in state courts.
Hair Trigger Alleged at the EEOC: When it comes to class litigation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a reputation for suing first and asking questions later. In a case that could rewrite the ground rules for high-stakes EEOC litigation, Marion, Ill.-based Mach Mining LLC has asked an appeals court to take a hard look at the agency's efforts — or lack thereof — to settle complaints before heading to court. Jenna Greene has the story.
Lawyer Wants Wikipedia Editor Revealed: In the latest case to test the limits of a District of Columbia law that shields protected speech from litigation, an anonymous Wikipedia editor is fighting an attempt to unmask his identity. A local attorney sued the editor over alleged defamation on her Wikipedia page. Zoe Tillman reports.
Big Defeat For Online Streaming: Zoe Tillman explores the significance of a Washington federal judge's ruling last week granting an injunction to television broadcasters suing an online streaming service. It's a dispute that likely seems headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, lawyers say, given divided rulings from courts across the country.