Fifth Circuit Rules for Bishops in Dispute With Abortion Clinics

The Fifth Circuit on Monday stayed a lower court’s order requiring a group of Roman Catholic bishops in Texas to hand over their emails and other private documents to abortion providers, in a dispute over a state rule that forces women to bury the remains of their miscarried or aborted fetuses.

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Thursday Hearing May Shape Michael Cohen Criminal Probe

Facing a court hearing on the criminal investigation of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, counsel for the Trump Organization revealed Wednesday that the company has “engaged the services of a leading e-discovery provider” to sort out privilege issues.

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Mueller Seeks Protective Order of Discovery in Manafort’s Va. Case

In a seven-page motion filed Monday in the federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, Andrew Weissmann, senior assistant to special counsel Mueller, asked U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III to a approve a proposed protective order intended to “ensure the confidentiality of personal identification information and discovery.”

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Discovery’s $14.6B Takeover of Scripps Cleared in Europe

The European Commission on Tuesday cleared Discovery Communication’s $14.6 billion takeover of Scripps – home of both the Food Network and HGTV – as long as Discovery makes two Polish channels it owns available for “a reasonable fee” for the next seven years.

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Waymo-Uber Wrinkle

Google on Thursday sued Alaska-based trust manager Peak Trust in state court, claiming a former engineer in Google’s autonomous vehicle division Waymo uses Peak to “facilitate his illicit involvement in competing side businesses” at the heart of arbitration proceedings between Google and the engineer – and Waymo’s bitter trade-secrets war with Uber.

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Federal Circuit Clears Way for Uber-Waymo Showdown

In twin blows to Uber and its beleaguered former engineer, the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday that the ride-hailing company will face trial over accusations it stole rival Waymo’s driverless car trade secrets – and must hand over highly sought evidence in the case.

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