The Fourth Circuit on Friday shot down a lawsuit challenging federal funding for embryonic stem cell research after finding the plaintiffs could not prove frozen embryos held at in vitro fertilization clinics for either research or adoption purposes suffered any harm.
The D.C. Circuit has backed a Federal Aviation Administration decision that Santa Monica, Calif.'s plan to ban certain business jets at a city-owned airport violates the terms of a grant agreement with the agency.
The Ninth Circuit ruled Friday that a class of employees who left their jobs because the business was closing did not "voluntarily" depart from the company under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, reversing a lower court's decision.
A Texas appeals court has found that two commercial property owners breached loan agreements with mortgage-backed security servicer Orix Capital Markets LLC by declining to purchase terrorism insurance.
A New York state appeals court has ruled that Credit Suisse First Boston may not have negotiated in good faith with Dutch bank Rabobank in a $15 million financing deal for a former Enron Corp. subsidiary that soon went bust.
Where some firms’ appellate groups swoop in for appeals only, the team at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP is there for clients from the beginning, defending same-sex couples’ rights to marry, overturning a fraud conviction for a former media magnate and affixing itself as one of Law360’s Appellate Groups of the Year.
The European Union's highest court Thursday dismissed an appeal by Spanish petroleum company Repsol YPF SA and related companies seeking to toss a €3.4 million ($4.9 million) fine for an alleged cartel that fixed rubber prices and exchanged confidential information.
Verizon LLC has filed a conditional cross-petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court in an all-fronts effort to uphold a Seventh Circuit decision that allowed the company to correct a $1 billion transcription error in an employee benefits plan.
Verizon Communications Inc. on Thursday challenged the net neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission adopted in December, telling the D.C. Circuit that the FCC had strayed beyond the bounds of its statutory authority.
The city of Cleveland has taken its crusade to recover millions of dollars from Wall Street banks for its devastating tide of foreclosures to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking for review of an appellate decision in favor of more than 20 subprime lenders.
New Jersey-based drugmaker Celgene Corp. must turn over pricing data on its drug Thalomid to Canadian authorities so they can determine if patients are being gouged, Canada's high court ruled Thursday.
In the latest stage of a €12 billion ($16.2 billion) international patent battle, a British appeals court ruled Thursday in Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia GmbH's favor and threw out two cell phone patents held by a German patent-licensing company.
The Tenth Circuit on Thursday upheld a win for accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP in a class action that accused its auditors of costing investors millions by approving incorrect iMergent Inc. financial statements.
The Third Circuit has shot down a bid by hundreds of Australian plaintiffs to sue Alcoa Inc. in the U.S. over fatal injuries allegedly caused by emissions at three refineries in Western Australia.
The Federal Circuit has resurrected Centillion Data Systems LLC's claims that Qwest Communications International Inc. infringed a patent covering billing data processing, ruling that a district court erred in granting Qwest summary judgment of noninfringement.
Princo Corp. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the dismissal of its suit accusing Philips Corp. and Sony Corp. of conspiring to suppress alternative technology development for making recordable CDs, saying the decision narrowed the scope of the patent misuse defense.
A California appeals court has ruled in favor of Nortel Networks Inc., agreeing that sales of the company's telephone software are not subject to a $32 million sales tax charge because the products incorporate copyrights and patents.
The Second Circuit on Thursday expressed skepticism about an investor lawsuit accusing Ernst & Young LLP of helping to cover up problems following Time Warner Inc.'s merger with AOL Inc. being dismissed as frivolous.
Whether they focused on intellectual property, employment or white collar law, several firms stood out for their significant victories at the U.S. Supreme Court and other appellate venues over the last year, earning them a spot among Law360's Appellate Groups of 2010.
A British lawyer charged with steering $132 million in bribes from a former Halliburton Co. subsidiary to the Nigerian government to win $6 billion in natural gas contracts should be extradited to the United States, a London appeals court ruled Thursday.