Morning Docket: 04.28.17

* Third-year students who are still enrolled at the Charlotte School of Law will be graduating in about two weeks, and despite the fact that administrators assured them their funding would be released, they still haven’t received any federal loan disbursements. We’ll have more on this later today. [ABA Journal]

* Yesterday, we gave our readers the big-picture rundown on the 2017 Am Law 100 rankings. This morning, we’ll offer our readers a little fun fact. Three firms were newcomers to the Am Law 100 ranking this year thanks to their outstanding revenue growth: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Husch Blackwell, and Shook Hardy & Bacon. Congratulations to all three! [Big Law Business]

* As it turns out, President Trump’s losing streak in court when it comes to his would-be travel ban and sanctuary city punishments can be blamed on tactics conservative judges used during the Obama administration to thwart efforts to expand health care, shield immigrants from deportation, and protect transgender students. [New York Times]

* “A president does not have the authority to rescind a National Monument.” Upscale outdoor apparel company Patagonia has vowed to file suit against the Trump administration if any attempt is made to reverse the Obama-era designation of Bears Ears — a 1.35-million-acre tract of land in Utah — as a National Monument. [HuffPost]

* How much is a personal injury claim worth once it’s gone viral globally? After taking “full responsibility for what happened … without attempting to blame others,” United Airlines has reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with David Dao, the man who was forcibly dragged from an overbooked flight earlier this month. [Reuters]
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