Plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation targeting Clearview AI's allegedly unlawful practice of "scraping" internet photos to collect biometric facial data told an Illinois federal judge on Wednesday they have struck a "unique" deal giving the class a stake in the company's future growth.
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Clearview AI Makes 'Unique' BIPA Deal Tied To Future Value

By Lauraann Wood

Plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation targeting Clearview AI's allegedly unlawful practice of "scraping" internet photos to collect biometric facial data told an Illinois federal judge on Wednesday they have struck a "unique" deal giving the class a stake in the company's future growth.

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Feds' Forfeiture Error Won't Tank Outcome Execs' Conviction

By Lauraann Wood

Outcome Health executives can't wipe out their $1 billion fraud convictions or receive a new trial despite arguing that improperly frozen assets prevented them from hiring their chosen lawyers, an Illinois federal judge said Wednesday, ruling that they waived their challenge to the forfeiture by waiting too long.

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Monsanto Can't Plead Ignorance On PCB Pollution, Cities Say

By Danielle Ferguson

Chicago suburbs looking to hold Monsanto and related businesses accountable for their financial share of reducing pollutants in water that flows into Lake Michigan urged an Illinois state court to keep their case alive, arguing the companies should have known about the dangers of the chemicals in products.

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LITIGATION

Bond Denial Upheld For Army Construction Project

By Jennifer Mandato

An Illinois federal judge affirmed an arbitration award relieving two insurers of covering a $1.8 million bond issued to a subcontractor retained for a U.S. Army construction project, upholding the arbitrator's finding that the status of the project wasn't accurately represented at the time of bond procurement.

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SEVENTH CIRCUIT

Tribal Casino Tells 7th Circ. Ill. City Rigged Proposal Votes

By Joyce Hanson

A proposed tribal casino has asked the Seventh Circuit to undo a lower court ruling that found Waukegan, Ill., did not intentionally discriminate against it when the city chose three other competitors to operate casinos, saying the city ran a rigged review process.

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DEALS

Cooley-Led Diagnostics Firm Tempus AI Raises $411M IPO

By Tom Zanki

Artificial intelligence-powered diagnostics company Tempus AI inc. priced a $410.7 million initial public offering Thursday at the top of its range, represented by Cooley LLP and underwriters counsel Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. 

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Series

Playing Chess Makes Me A Better Lawyer

There are many ways that chess skills translate directly into lawyer skills, but for me, the bigger career lessons go beyond the direct parallels — playing chess has shown me the value of seeing gradual improvement in and focusing deep concentration on a nonwork endeavor, says attorney Steven Fink.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

All The World's A Stage For Tony-Nominated Dechert Co-Chair

By Tracey Read

Mark Thierfelder is not only a Dechert LLP co-chair and partner; he’s also a Tony-nominated Broadway producer up for an award this June 16. Here, Law360 Pulse talks to Thierfelder on how he balances his legal work with his creative pursuits.

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Littler Aims To End Theft Suit After $1M Deal With Ex-Firm Atty

By Lynn LaRowe

Littler Mendelson PC this week moved to drop a lawsuit accusing a former associate of stealing confidential documents following a settlement in which the firm agreed to pay her nearly $1 million, though a separate, newer case in which the lawyer accuses Littler of violating that deal remains open.

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McDermott Says Financial Firm Owes $800K In Atty Fees

By Madison Arnold

McDermott Will & Emery LLP says it is owed more than $800,000 in legal fees for representing a financial firm's employee in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation and a lawsuit by his former employer.

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Real Estate Broker Claims Lewis Brisbois Breached Deal

By Madison Arnold

A real estate broker who had exclusive rights to represent Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP has slammed the firm with a breach of contract suit in California state court, alleging its abrupt termination of their deal will cost him millions in commissions.

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Goetz Fitzpatrick To Merge With Platzer Swergold Next Year

By Tracey Read

Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP and Platzer Swergold Goldberg Katz & Jaslow LLP will combine forces next year to create a single New York City firm.

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Update On Ex-George Mason Prof's Suits Over Sex Allegations

By Aebra Coe

After two women came forward last August accusing former BigLaw partner, FTC commissioner and George Mason University law professor Joshua D. Wright of sexual improprieties with students and direct reports, a number of additional accusations and lawsuits followed. Here are updates on the litigation and everything else surrounding the allegations.

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Analysis

Blistering Dissents Belie Justices' Penchant For Consensus

By Katie Buehler

Thirteen days into June, the U.S. Supreme Court had recorded one of the highest rates of unanimous decisions in the past four decades. But the era of historic consensus was tarnished a bit Friday when the court issued three split decisions and two scathing dissents highlighting how much the nine justices differ.

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Senate Passes Bill For State, Local Judge Security

By Courtney Bublé

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill unanimously to better protect state and local judges from threats amid "unacceptable attacks" on the judiciary.

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Burford Bound To Sysco And Pilgrim's Unsigned Chicken Deal

By Lauraann Wood

An Illinois federal judge on Friday rejected a Burford subsidiary's bid to block a global protein price-fixing settlement that Pilgrim's Pride and Sysco memorialized through email but never signed on paper, saying it's clear the parties reached a material agreement.

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Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

By Kevin Penton

Williams & Connolly LLP and Littler Mendelson PC lead this week's edition of Law360's Legal Lions, after the U.S. Supreme Court made it tougher for the National Labor Relations Board to win injunctions against employers.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

By Michele Gorman

The governor of Vermont vetoed a legislative proposal that would have given consumers not only new data privacy rights but also the rare opportunity to sue large businesses for certain violations, and a multipart Delaware General Corporation Law amendment that would let boards cede some governance rights to big stockholders sailed through the state's Senate without debate or an opposing vote. These are among the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.

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UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

By Laura Stewart Liberty

This past week in London has seen toy company Jellycat hit supermarket Aldi with an intellectual property claim, AIG start proceedings against firefighting foam company Angus International Safety Group, and the Solicitors Regulation Authority file a legal claim against the Post Office amid the ongoing Horizon IT scandal. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Barnes & Thornburg

Baute Crochetiere

Binnall Law Group

Brown Rudnick

Bryan Cave

Cahill Gordon

Capsticks Solicitors LLP

Clark Hill

Cohen Milstein

Conrad & Scherer

Cooley LLP

Cotsirilos Tighe

Cravath Swaine

Croke Fairchild

DLA Piper

Davis Polk

Dechert LLP

Franks Gerkin

Freshfields

Gibson Dunn

Goetz Fitzpatrick

Hamlins LLP

Hancock Daniel

HeplerBroom

Hill Dickinson

Hirschler

Hogan Lovells

Jones Day

K&L Gates

Kellogg Hansen

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Laurie & Brennan

Law Office of Steven J. Fink PLLC

Lewis Brisbois

Littler Mendelson

Loeb & Loeb

Loevy & Loevy

Lynch Thompson

Lynn Pinker

McDermott Will & Emery

McGuireWoods

O'Melveny & Myers

Pearson Warshaw

Pillsbury & Coleman

Pinsent Masons

Platzer Swergold

Quinn Emanuel

Reed Smith

Ropes & Gray

Rothstein Donatelli

Ryan Law Partners

Searcy Denney

Seeger Weiss

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Skadden Arps

St John & St John

Vasseghi Law

Williams & Connolly

Willkie Farr

Wilson Browne Solicitors

Wilson Sonsini

Winston & Strawn

Zaiwalla & Co

gunnercooke LLP

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Aldi GmbH & Co. KG

Amazon.com Inc.

American International Group Inc.

AstraZeneca PLC

Baillie Gifford & Co.

Bayer AG

Bloomberg Industry Group

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

Bregal Investments Inc.

CDI Corporation

Delaware State Bar Association

Delta Air Lines Inc.

Ferrari SpA

Full House Resorts, Inc

Google LLC

Groupon Inc.

Harvard University

Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.

Johnson Controls International PLC

Kuwait Finance House KSC

Lambda Legal Defense & Educational Fund

London Stock Exchange Group PLC

Macy's Inc.

Major League Soccer LLC

Marks & Spencer

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

Meta Platforms Inc.

Mid-Continent Casualty Co.

Monsanto Co.

Morgan Stanley

NASDAQ Inc.

National District Attorneys Association

National Rifle Association of America

New York University

OSI Systems Inc.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Outcome Health

Pearson PLC

Pilgrim's Pride Corp.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

PowerSchool Group LLC

Princeton University

Rapiscan Systems Inc.

RedRidge Finance Group LLC

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Sanderson Farms Inc.

SoftBank Group Corp.

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd.

Solutia Inc.

Southwest Airlines Co.

Starbucks Corp.

Stifel Financial Corp.

Sysco Corp.

TD Securities Inc.

The Procter & Gamble Co.

TransPerfect Global Inc.

Twitter Inc.

Univar Solutions Inc.

Volkswagen AG

William Blair & Co. LLC

YouTube Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

California Labor Commissioner's Office

Dallas County, Texas

Delaware Court of Chancery

European Union

Federal Trade Commission

Forest County Potawatomi

Illinois Gaming Board

National Labor Relations Board

State Justice Institute

U.S. Army

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Supreme Court