Weekly News Update


*Earlier this summer, the Justice Department obtained a court order for Apple to turn over text messages between iPhone-using suspects in a gun and drug investigation. After Apple did not comply, the case prompted some senior Justice Department and F.B.I. officials to advocate taking Apple to court. [NY Times]

*The city won a legal victory Wednesday against three lawsuits that said it was illegal for Uber and other app companies to operate in New York City, handing the decimated yellow cab industry another blow. [am New York]

*U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged three former traders at Nomura Holdings Inc with misleading investors by lying about mortgage bond prices after the financial crisis. [Reuters]

*A custody battle stemming from the collapse of a confounding plan that involved a gay male couple and a lesbian couple who shared one child could be the beginning of a complicated new legal era. [Business Insider]

*Challenges to the procedures used by the Securities and Exchange Commission for administrative hearings before internal judges may put the federal appeals courts on a collision course that could require the Supreme Court to sort everything out. If the appointments of those administrative judges or the procedures they employ violate the Constitution, it could throw into doubt numerous decisions stretching back decades. [NY Times]

*Two New York state lawmakers are sending NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a letter demanding minimum wage and full employee status for teams’ cheerleaders. [New York Post]