A proposed consumer class action is alleging Diamond Foods Inc. misleadingly promotes its walnuts as capable of promoting heart health and preventing coronary disease.
With a special knack for filing effective summary judgment motions, Sidley Austin LLP partner Theodore Chandler has secured key rulings that have helped dismiss or substantially limit patent infringement cases against high-profile clients Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft Corp. and eBay Inc., earning him a spot on Law360’s list of 10 intellectual property attorneys under 40 to watch.
A federal appeals court has declined to rehear en banc Hallmark Cards Inc.'s bid to toss a suit from celebrity party girl Paris Hilton accusing the greeting card company of trademark infringement by using her image — along with her trademarked catchphrase “that's hot” — in one of its cards.
K&L Gates has bolstered its insurance coverage practice with a Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP litigator who successfully defended a client accused of groundwater contamination in one of California's largest class actions ever.
Union Bank NA has been hit with a proposed class action alleging it has misclassified customer service managers and staff service officers at its retail banking locations in California as exempt from overtime pay.
The U.S. trustee overseeing Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.'s liquidation has agreed, after some haggling, to pay Fleetwood’s counsel Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP more than $7.5 million for the first nine months of the Chapter 11 proceeding.
A California appeals court has affirmed a decision that the state cannot furlough about 500 lawyers who work for the State Compensation Insurance Fund, saying the attorneys are protected under a provision of state insurance law.
West Virginia and Louisiana are the worse states for tort and contract litigation, while Delaware and North Dakota courts provide the warmest legal climate for businesses, according to a survey of corporate lawyers and executives the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform released Monday.
Wine industry groups have voiced tepid support for a proposed eight-nation, trans-Pacific free trade agreement, warning that any pact should provide "commercially significant" new market access for wine and grape juice concentrate exports, favorable tariffs for U.S. wine, continuation of existing trade agreements, and intellectual property safeguards.
Venture capital firms usually enter a company with an exit plan and a contract to protect themselves from common shareholder lawsuits, but falling valuations in the economic downturn have made venture capitalists targets for breach of fiduciary claims, as two recent cases highlight.
The Colorado Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a failure-to-warn lawsuit over EBI OptiRom, saying Biomet Inc. and a subsidiary are not liable for a permanent injury to a man's arm because the companies had warned his physician of the risks associated with using the external elbow fixator.
Sixteen states are seeking to join Virginia’s lawsuit to block the federal regulation of greenhouse gases, contending that the new rules are based on unreliable findings and impose excessive economic and administrative burdens.
Awash in shareholder litigation, SouthWest Water Co. is facing a putative class action alleging the company’s brass arranged an undervalued $275 million merger in order to dodge a pending derivative action over accounting irregularities that caused SouthWest’s stock price to plummet in 2008.
Giovanni Cosmetics Inc. has appealed a judgment that two insurers need not defend or indemnify it in an underlying suit over the alleged mislabeling of its products as “organic” in violation of the Lanham Act.
In scrutinizing a campaign contribution a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. vice chairman made to the former treasurer of California, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has determined that J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. may have violated a pay-to-play rule and has issued a report meant to put other investment firms on notice.
A federal appeals court has let stand its affirmation of a $450 million arbitration award in favor of insolvent Superior National Insurance Co. in a dispute over reinsurance coverage for workers' compensation policies, denying a request by U.S. Life Insurance Co. for an en banc hearing.
Former Markstone LP partner and convicted felon Elliott Broidy has lost a bid to halt arbitration in a dispute with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP over $1.3 million in legal fees related to a pay-to-play probe of the New York State Common Retirement Fund.
The federal judge overseeing Intel Corp.'s bid to invalidate four Negotiated Data Solutions LLC network data transmission patents has concluded that while Intel is licensed to use the patents-in-suit, the licenses may not protect Intel against all acts of indirect infringement.
A California state jury has awarded $18 million to the family of an 11-year-old who died in a Ford Motor Co. Explorer rollover caused by an old, recalled tire.
Troutman Sanders LLP plans to set up shop in Portland, Ore., where it will focus on building its energy practice with the help of three partners skilled in utility and regulatory matters.