A federal appeals court has revived a suit accusing EnergySolutions Inc. of fraudulently billing the U.S. government for shoddily done hazardous and radioactive waste disposal work.
In the Ninth Circuit, the biggest problem is the court’s size. One of the things that is wonderful about our state appellate system is the trust the court has in the attorneys that appear before it. In the Ninth Circuit, a similar level of trust does not exist, and it's possible that it can't, says Thomas W. Sondag, chairman of Lane Powell PC's appellate practice group.
A federal appeals court on Thursday breathed new life into Adams Respiratory Therapeutics Inc.'s suit accusing Perrigo Co. of infringing a patent in its attempt to introduce its own version of the expectorant Mucinex.
Seeking to reverse the cramdown of a Chapter 11 plan for DBSD North America Inc., Dish Network Corp. told a federal appeals court Thursday that it was not plotting to wrest control of its bankrupt rival by investing in DBSD debt.
An appeals court has agreed with a bankruptcy court's decision to overrule two of three objections that the Federal Communications Commission made to claims filed by Telephone and Data Systems Inc. in Airadigm Communications Inc.'s Chapter 11 case.
Appeals court judges on Thursday accused Chevron Corp. of unfair forum shopping in a $27 billion lawsuit over pollution in Ecuador, questioning the company's choosing to litigate in the South American country then seeking international arbitration to escape liability.
The Supreme Court of California affirmed a ruling Thursday that revived an ex-Google Inc. employee's age bias suit against the search engine giant, refusing to disregard as evidence “stray comments” about the ex-worker's age made by his colleagues.
A federal appeals court has reversed a noninfringement finding for Schering-Plough Corp. unit Intervet Inc. in a declaratory suit against Merial Ltd. over a patented pig virus, though one judge mused that perhaps isolated strands of DNA should not be patentable at all.
Pennsylvania's highest court has agreed to hear a case that will determine whether the state's prevailing wage law applies to portions of publicly funded construction projects that are privately financed.
A wrongful death lawsuit against Michelin North America Inc. is set to play out in federal court, now that an appeals court has ruled the tire company satisfied its jurisdictional burden even though the plaintiff didn't specify the amount of damages sought.
Dell Products LP has appealed a U.S. Court of International Trade ruling that Customs and Border Protection correctly classified the technology company’s batteries for notebook computers and subjected them to a 3.4 percent duty rate.
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that Johnson & Johnson unit Cordis Corp.'s Cypher stents do not infringe two patents held by MarcTec LLC.
A federal judge has struck down California’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, setting up an appeals process that attorneys said would likely end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.
A federal appeals court has shot down the Republic of Argentina's challenge to three orders that allow creditors EM Ltd. and NML Capital Ltd. to collect against interests the country holds in a trust fund as part of their attempt to recover from defaulted bonds the country issued.
A federal appeals court has upheld a $48.5 million jury award for Sempra Energy against insurance adviser Marsh USA Inc., which recommended a political risk policy that failed to protect Sempra from millions of dollars in foreign investment losses when Argentina’s banks defaulted in 2001.
A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision to enjoin a Web advertising service from using the trade name Advertise.com as it fights trademark infringement claims brought by AOL Advertising Inc., ruling that the Internet giant's “Advertising.com” mark is generic.
Without endorsing either side, the Federal Circuit Bar Association has weighed in on a bid by plaintiffs fighting the patentability of human genetic material to exclude a judge, based on remarks he made at an educational conference, from an appeals panel hearing a case over Myriad Genetics Inc.'s patents.
A state appeals court has reversed a ruling that Farmers Insurance Co. of Washington was not protected by attorney-client privilege when a Washington state homeowner requested documents in his suit accusing the company of fraud and bad faith over a fire damage claim.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has determined that Robertet Flavors Inc. should be allowed to pursue its defective window system claims against installer Academy Glass Inc. but not against the construction manager of the project, setting guidance for sanctioning the spoliation of evidence in construction defect cases.
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit filed by domestic almond producers who challenged a federal rule that required them, but not foreign producers, to pasteurize or chemically treat almonds to prevent salmonella outbreaks.