Attorneys for Todd and Julie Chrisley of the reality television show "Chrisley Knows Best," who are in prison after being convicted on federal charges of bank fraud and tax evasion, urged the Eleventh Circuit to undo their convictions on Friday, arguing prosecutors knowingly presented false, prejudicial testimony at trial.
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Atty Says False Testimony Justifies Chrisleys' Acquittal

By Kelcey Caulder

Attorneys for Todd and Julie Chrisley of the reality television show "Chrisley Knows Best," who are in prison after being convicted on federal charges of bank fraud and tax evasion, urged the Eleventh Circuit to undo their convictions on Friday, arguing prosecutors knowingly presented false, prejudicial testimony at trial.

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CORRECTED: Fla. Jury Says AIG Mishandled Claim For Irma Damage

By Carolina Bolado

A Florida federal jury on Friday found that AIG mishandled part of the claims process for damage from Hurricane Irma to a $95 million oceanfront mansion near Miami but declined to award punitive damages against the insurer.

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Quinn Emanuel Faces Class Action Over Fla. Fee Agreements

By Madison Arnold

The wife of luxury home developer Nir Meir, who was charged with falsifying records and defrauding investors, is hoping to avoid paying more than $360,000 in attorney fees to Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in a proposed class action, saying her husband forged her signature on a fee agreement with the firm.

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SBF Inks Deal To Help FTX Investors Go After Promoters

By Lauren Berg

Investors who launched multidistrict litigation over cryptocurrency exchange FTX's collapse asked a Florida federal judge Friday to bless their settlement with founder Sam Bankman-Fried, who has agreed to assist in their case against celebrities who promoted the platform and other defendants alleged to be part of the fraud scheme.

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Trump Media CEO Fears Illegal Short Selling Is Harming Stock

By Tom Zanki

The chief executive of the company that owns Donald Trump's Truth Social platform wants Nasdaq's help in determining whether manipulation stemming from illegal short selling is harming the company's stock price, according to a securities filing on Friday.

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The Week In Trump: NY Trial And A High Court Date Loom

By Phillip Bantz

Despite a few snags, jury selection for Donald Trump's hush money trial in Manhattan unfolded relatively quickly, clearing the way for opening statements Monday in the historic case as the former president prepped for a U.S. Supreme Court debate over his supposed immunity.

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ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

Fla. Can't Wage Real Estate War On Foreigners, 11th Circ. Told

By David Minsky

A group of Chinese citizens and a brokerage firm urged the Eleventh Circuit on Friday to block Florida from enforcing a law prohibiting certain foreign nationals from owning land while they challenge the statute's constitutionality, saying it's discriminatory and preempted by federal authority.

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REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT

Roundup

Real Estate Authority: Small Bank Loans, ULI, Lunar Housing

By Real Estate Authority Staff

Law360 Real Estate Authority covers the most important real estate deals, litigation, policies and trends. Catch up on this week's key developments by state — as well as on the rising regulatory focus on small-bank commercial real estate loans, takeaways from the Urban Land Institute's Reslience Summit, and an architect's guide to lunar housing.

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LITIGATION

TCPA Only Protects Consumers, Fax Co. Worker Says

By Nadia Dreid

One fax services company can't sue another for carrying out what it says is "possibly the largest junk fax operation in the United States" because it doesn't count as a consumer under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, an employee of the company being sued has told a Colorado federal court.

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Fla. Solar Panel CEO Can Be Sued In Mich., Judge Says

By Carolina Bolado

A Michigan federal judge ruled Thursday that a Florida resident and former CEO of a solar panel company must face racketeering claims in Michigan alongside the company for allegedly scamming customers because he used to own property in the state and lived there during the alleged scheme.

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Tex-Mex Chain Tijuana Flats' New Owner Puts It In Ch. 11

By Rick Archer

Fast-casual Tex-Mex dining chain Tijuana Flats said Friday it has changed ownership and filed for Chapter 11 protection in Florida bankruptcy court with more than $10 million in debt.

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DEALS

Taxation With Representation: Kirkland, Cleary, O'Melveny

By Zak Kostro

In this week's Taxation With Representation, Resideo Technologies Inc. announced plans to buy Snap One Holdings Corp., APi Group said it bought an elevator maintenance company, Prysmian said it agreed to purchase Encore Wire, and Sayari said it closed on an investment from TPG.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Ex-Gibson Dunn Partners Battle Firm Over Sealed Records

By Brandon Lowrey

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP is fighting anonymous ex-partners' bid to unseal a contractual arbitration award granted to a former co-chair of the firm's appellate practice, saying the documents contain trade secrets — such as details about the firm's compensation and partnership structure — that other top law firms could exploit to gain an advantage in a competitive recruitment market.

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Potter Anderson Raises Associate Starting Salary To $210K

By James Boyle

In a bid to remain a competitive destination for young attorneys, Wilmington, Delaware-based firm Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP has increased the starting salary for associate attorneys to $210,000 from $190,000, effective immediately.

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Ex-Lewis Brisbois Atty Accuses Firm Of Bias, Unethical Billing

By Craig Clough

A former attorney for Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP has sued the firm in Los Angeles court, alleging gender discrimination in pay and retaliation for raising concerns over its "unethical billing practices," marking the second discrimination suit filed against the firm since March.

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Don't Let The Rush Into AI Create Risk Blind Spots, Cos. Told

By Sarah Jarvis

As corporations increasingly adopt artificial intelligence capabilities into their workflows, they should also implement guardrails to stave off major risks the rapidly evolving technology poses, lawyers said during a New York City Bar panel discussion Friday.

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Cohen Seglias Suit Says DOD Must Unblock Its Web Domain

By Emily Sawicki

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC has sued a communications arm of the Department of Defense over claims a government software system mistakenly flagged the firm's web domain as malware, asking the agency to clear a "bureaucratic quagmire" and lift the block keeping DOD officials from contacting its lawyers.

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Antitrust Case Judge Reveals Husband's Ties With Apple

By George Woolston

A New Jersey federal magistrate judge assigned to the U.S. Department of Justice's recent iPhone antitrust case disclosed on Friday that her husband has ties to Apple, but told the parties she does not believe she needs to recuse herself.

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Gibbons Atty Won't Testify In Menendez Bribery Trial

By Carla Baranauckas

A Gibbons PC lawyer who is counsel for one of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez's co-defendants in his federal bribery trial set to start next month will not be called to the witness stand after defense lawyers and prosecutors agreed Friday to a stipulation about the facts that would have been part of his testimony.

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Quinn Emanuel Fights Sanctions Bid Over Musk Deposition

By Jake Maher

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has protested a move by a man suing Elon Musk for defamation to sanction partner Alex Spiro for his conduct during a deposition of Musk, telling a Texas state court Spiro was simply speaking up to protect Musk's interests and that the plaintiff was taking part in "school-yard antics."

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Analysis

Trump's Trial Is Unprecedented. Attys On Juries? Not So Much

By Cara Salvatore

With two BigLaw attorneys tapped for the jury box in Donald Trump's first-in-history criminal case, Law360 spoke to trial vets who said their own experience in this tables-turned situation shows lawyers can make for highly engaged jurors under the right circumstances.

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Trump On Verge Of Legal History As Full NY Jury Picked

By Frank Runyeon and Stewart Bishop

Jury selection wrapped up Friday in the hush money trial of Donald Trump, setting the stage for opening statements to begin on Monday after a New York appeals court denied a last-ditch bid by the former president to delay the unprecedented case.

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Self-Immolation Near Trump Trial Prompts Security Review

By Frank Runyeon, Rachel Scharf and Stewart Bishop

The New York Police Department is reviewing security protocols for former President Donald Trump's first criminal trial after a fatal incident in which a man set himself on fire across the street from the Manhattan courthouse where the proceeding was taking place Friday, underscoring safety concerns.

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Paxton Can't Duck Ethics Suit Over 2020 Election Challenge

By Jack Karp

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton must face the State Bar of Texas' ethics lawsuit over his attempts to reverse the results of the 2020 presidential election since the suit is against Paxton in his personal capacity and does not violate the separation of powers, a Texas appellate court has ruled.

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Analysis

Climate Lawsuits Aren't The SEC's Only Legal Headache

By Jessica Corso

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been grabbing headlines over the past couple of months as it attempts to fend off a host of lawsuits challenging recently enacted climate disclosure rules, but the agency has been no stranger to litigation brought by business groups opposing everything from new stock buyback disclosures to the agency's growing private fund oversight to its hands-off approach to crypto rule writing. 

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Lawyer Too Late To Collect Fees From Aretha Franklin Estate

By Emily Sawicki

Michigan appellate judges have upheld the denial of a bid for attorney fees for a lawyer who complained he was not properly paid for work he did for Aretha Franklin, with judges determining the claims were time-barred.

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Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week

By Kevin Penton

Winston & Strawn LLP and attorney Richard Reinthaler lead this week's U.S. Supreme Court-dominated edition of Law360 Legal Lions, after the high court ruled that a corporation's failure to disclose certain information about its future business risks cannot, under certain circumstances, be the basis of a private securities fraud claim.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

By Sue Reisinger

Tesla is thumbing its nose at the Delaware Chancery Court by again asking its shareholders to approve a $55 billion pay package for Elon Musk — essentially the same pay package the court voided in January. And British telecom giant BT Group will reward two law firms for successful diversity and AI programs with automatic spots on its pared down legal panel. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.

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Up Next At High Court: Abortions & Presidential Immunity

By Katie Buehler

The U.S. Supreme Court will return Monday for the term's final week of oral arguments, during which it will consider several high-stakes disputes, including whether a federal healthcare law can preempt state abortion bans and whether former President Donald Trump is entitled to immunity from criminal charges related to official acts.

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

By Max Austin

This past week in London has seen U.K. holiday resort chain Butlins target Aviva and a huddle of insurers, Meta and WhatsApp tackle a patents claim by telecommunications company Semitel, an ongoing construction dispute between Essex County Council and Balfour Beatty, and Formycon AG hit a pharmaceutical company for infringing medical products. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

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In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.

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Ahmad Zavitsanos

Allen & Overy

Alston & Bird

Armstrong Teasdale

BDB Pitmans LLP

Baker McKenzie

Bartlett LLP

Bird & Bird

Bishop & Sewell

Bissinger Oshman

Blaser Mills

Block & Leviton

Boies Schiller

Bradley Arant

Brodies LLP

Bunsow De Mory

Burges Salmon

Burns Charest

Burr & Forman

Clark Hill

Clarke Willmott

Cleary Gottlieb

Clifford Chance

Clyde & Co

Cohen Seglias

Covington & Burling

Cravath Swaine

DarrowEverett

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Dentons

Diamante Law Group

El Dabe Ritter

Eversheds Sutherland

Farrar & Ball

Fenchurch Law

Fink Bressack

Fisher Potter

Frankfurt Kurnit

Freshfields

Garland Samuel

Gibbons PC

Gibson Dunn

Gordons LLP

GrayRobinson

Gupta Wessler

Hamlins LLP

Haynes & Boone

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hill Dickinson

Hogan Lovells

Honigman LLP

Horwich Farrelly

Hueston Hennigan

Irvine & Conner

Jenner & Block

Jones Day

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Lewis Brisbois

Lewis Silkin

Lichten & Liss Riordan

Liddle Sheets

Loeb & Loeb

Loftus & Eisenberg

Lowenstein Sandler

Manatt Phelps

McGuireWoods

Mishcon de Reya

Montgomery McCracken

Morgan Lewis

Moskowitz Law Firm

NechelesLaw

Norton Rose

O'Melveny & Myers

Orrick Herrington

Paul Hastings

Pillsbury Winthrop

Pinsent Masons

Potter Anderson

Potter Clarkson

Quinn Emanuel

Reed Smith

Robert & Robert PLLC

Schertler Onorato

Shakespeare Martineau

Sheppard Mullin

Shoosmiths LLP

Shutts & Bowen

Simpson Thacher

Skadden Arps

Spencer Fane

Stephenson Harwood

Stevens & Bolton

Thames Markey

Wachtell Lipton

Walsh Pizzi

Weil Gotshal

Williams & Connolly

Willkie Farr

Winston & Strawn

Withersworldwide

Young Conaway

de Castro PC

gunnercooke LLP

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

A.P. Moller-Maersk

APi Group Inc.

AbbVie Inc.

Aldi GmbH & Co. KG

Alphabet Inc.

Amazon.com Inc.

American Bar Association

American Civil Liberties Union

American Home Assurance Co.

American International Group Inc.

Apple Inc.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Aviva SA

BT Group PLC

Balfour Beatty PLC

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Boston Red Sox

Cisco Systems Inc.

Citadel Securities LLC

Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC

Coinbase Global Inc.

Corporate Legal Operations Consortium

Deutsche Post

DocuSign Inc.

Encore Wire Corp.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc.

Flowers Foods Inc.

Google LLC

HP Inc.

HSBC Holdings PLC

Hearst Corp.

Hiscox Ltd.

Instagram Inc.

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International Legal Finance Association

Intuit Inc.

Investec PLC

Jane Street Group LLC

Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

Keller Williams Realty Inc.

LexisNexis Group Inc.

Lincoln National Corp.

LinkedIn Corp.

Macquarie Infrastructure Corp.

MasterCard Inc.

Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

Merck & Co. Inc.

Merck KGaA

Meta Platforms Inc.

Microsoft Corp.

NASDAQ Inc.

National Association for Law Placement Inc.

National Association of Manufacturers

National Association of Realtors

National Grid PLC

Netflix Inc.

New York University

Pacific Legal Foundation

Packaging Corp. of America

Power Home Solar LLC

Prysmian SpA

RELX PLC

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Resideo Technologies Inc.

Rexford Industrial Realty Inc.

SL Green Realty Corp.

Sierra Club

Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Spotify Technology SA

Starbucks Corp.

State Bar of Texas

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

Tesla Inc.

The Florida Bar

The Kolter Group LLC

Trivest Partners LP

Trump Organization Inc.

Twitter Inc.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Urban Land Institute

VTB Capital PLC

Walmart Inc.

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Worldwide Inc.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

YouTube Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

Defense Information Systems Agency

Delaware Court of Chancery

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

European Union

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Internal Revenue Service

Library of Congress

Los Angeles Superior Court

Manhattan District Attorney's Office

National Labor Relations Board

New Jersey Supreme Court

New York Attorney General's Office

New York City Police Department

Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

Texas Judicial Branch

Texas Supreme Court

U.S. Army

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey

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

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of State

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

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

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

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

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Postal Service

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court

United Nations

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia