Joanna Chung on Muck Rack

Joanna Chung


WSJ Chicago Bureau Chief overseeing coverage of land and air (ag and aviation). Formerly WSJ's Law Bureau Chief, FT's U.S. Financial Correspondent​

Supreme Court to Weigh Challenge to Obama’s Immigration Plan — The Supreme Court Monday said it would rule on the Obama administration's stalled plan to defer deportation of more than four million illegal immigrants, setting the stage for a blockbuster ruling on presidential powers in June. Read the full story here by WSJ's Jess Bravin.

Plea Deals Offered to Some Dewey Defendants — A Manhattan prosecutor offered plea deals on Monday to two former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP executives that would end a financial fraud case against them stemming from the law firm's 2012 collapse. The unexpected deals came during a court hearing moments after prosecutors first discussed retrying a slimmed down version of the case, which ended in a mistrial earlier this year.

Dewey Trial Puts Ban on Written Jury Instructions in Sharp Relief — By Sara Randazzo and Jacob Gershman Jurors in criminal trials face the challenge of deciding a person's innocence or guilt by applying complex laws. In trials in New York state court, unlike in most other states, they have to do it without written instructions.

Locke Lord, Edwards Wildman Pair Up — Partners at Locke Lord LLP and Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP have become the latest to join the law firm merger bandwagon, officially greenlighting a union that will take effect in January.The two firms revealed their proposed merger back in September, saying that a combination would create a firm of approximately 1,000 lawyers working from 23 offices.

Utah Considers Bringing Back the Firing Squad — wsj-video guid="3B0F9912-451A-4065-9DBD-83277053F752"]Utah is considering bringing back the firing squad, the latest state to propose laws to revive older execution methods, in the event that lethal-injection becomes infeasible. Tennessee earlier this year passed a law allowing for use of the electric chair as a backup plan.

Judge Denies Apple Request for Injunction vs Samsung Phones, Tablets — A federal judge Wednesday denied a request from Apple Inc. to bar Samsung Electronics Co. from selling smartphones and tablets in the U.S. that infringe on Apple patents.Apple had sought a permanent injunction against certain Samsung products after a judge and jury found in May that the Korean firm had infringed on three of its patents in a high-profile intellectual property dispute.
Oct 25, 2016

Deal making preserves Coors clan as last U.S. beer dynasty 

Oct 25, 2016

If Monsanto loses its name in a merger, its haters are going to need some new songs 

Oct 23, 2016

Rockwell Collins targets smart planes with deal to buy B/E Aerospace 

Oct 21, 2016

British American offer shows growing value of U.S. market for cigarette industry 

Oct 20, 2016

Morgan Stanley in line for $120 million payday in Bayer-Monsanto deal 

Oct 19, 2016

New Caterpillar CEO faces tough decisions as company digs out 

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