Legal_News_Brief-300x143Happy (Good) Friday! Before you head out for the weekend, check out your legal news headlines from Thomson Reuters News and Insight.

NYC appeals ruling striking down soda ban, cites ‘critical’ errors
In their brief, the city’s lawyers said Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large sugary drinks is a “measured response to a serious health crisis.”

Latham & Watkins faces conflict charge in antitrust class action
Former client Oxbow Carbon & Minerals is seeking to have the firm disqualified from one of the biggest pending such cases, involving the Union Pacific railroad.

A123 name change gets points for creativity
What’s in a name? Quite a bit, if you’re buying a bankrupt company.

SAC Capital portfolio manager arrested in NY
Michael Steinberg was arrested at his home in connection with a long-running insider trading investigation of the hedge fund, a FBI spokesman said.

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