The final step in my trial preparation routine: say a prayer, and consult the I Ching. Then I am ready to go, says Banks Brown, a partner in McDermott Will & Emery LLP and head of its New York Trial practice.
Don’t just litigate — be a strategic litigator, says Jennifer Romano, a partner in Crowell & Moring LLP’s Los Angeles office.
Business partners BHP Billiton Ltd. and Chesapeake Energy Corp. were hit with a series of proposed class actions in Arkansas last week alleging their hydraulic fracturing operations and compression stations are contaminating nearby groundwater, soil, water wells and air.
A federal jury in New York on Wednesday sided with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. against a widow claiming Zometa caused her husband's jaw disease, in the first federal trial involving a multiple myeloma patient stemming from the multidistrict litigation over the bone cancer drug.
A field representative for a subsidiary of The Nielsen Co. Inc. filed a proposed class action in Florida on Wednesday claiming the television ratings researcher forced him and his colleagues to work in excess of 40 hours per week without proper compensation.
Shareholders of CKx Inc. — which owns "American Idol" and the images of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali — have launched putative class actions in Delaware and New York to block the company's nearly $512 million sale to Apollo Management LLC.
A New York federal judge ruled Monday that Reserve Management Co. Inc. must turn over 60 emails exchanged between a top executive and his wife in a multidistrict litigation claiming the mutual fund manager misled investors in the wake of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s collapse.
A California federal judge on Monday threw out a class action challenging Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC's requirement that employees keep their stock accounts in-house, finding the corporate policy legal under federal law.
The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday revived for the second time a putative class action accusing the former heads of Dana Corp. of securities fraud for trumpeting the auto parts maker’s condition while it actually spiraled toward bankruptcy.
Female Bayer Corp. employees beefed up their sex discrimination action in New Jersey federal court Wednesday, adding two new groups of putative class members as well as allegations that an in-house attorney sexually harassed women he supervised.
An Arizona federal judge on Tuesday conditionally certified a class of store managers who allege that auto parts retail chain AutoZone Inc. improperly classified them as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime pay requirements.
Solvay Chemicals Inc. lost a bid Tuesday to dispose of the sole remaining claim in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action over changes to its pension plan, with a Wyoming federal judge denying Solvay's motion for summary judgment.
Live Nation Worldwide Inc. argued Monday that a proposed Illinois antitrust class action accusing the concert promoter of illegally tying its ticket sales to parking fees should be dismissed because the plaintiff did not suffer an antitrust injury from paying the mandatory parking fee.
Kraft Foods Global Inc. and subsidiary Oscar Mayer Foods Corp. were slapped with a class action in Florida on Tuesday accusing them of deceiving consumers about the amount of fat per serving in certain Oscar Mayer meat products.
A California state judge granted preliminary approval Tuesday to a settlement in a putative wage-and-hour class action by California oil refinery and pipeline workers against several BP PLC entities, but conditioned his approval on supplemental filings fleshing out the agreement terms.
A Louisiana federal judge ruled Tuesday that Federal Insurance Co. has no duty to defend a Ford Motor Co. dealer from an underlying class action alleging it failed to provide customers with manufacturer rebates on their vehicle purchases.
The Federal Trade Commission asked the Third Circuit on Tuesday to back private class action plaintiffs challenging the legality of pay-for-delay settlements between Merck & Co. Inc. and two generics manufacturers over the blood pressure medication K-Dur 20.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation centralized in Minnesota on Monday five putative consumer fraud class actions accusing Uponor Inc. and a subsidiary of breaching warranty agreements and selling plumbing systems with faulty brass insert fittings prone to premature failures.
Gap Inc. and Banana Republic LLC on Thursday became the latest retailers hit with a lawsuit in California state court claiming the clothing manufacturers did not provide proper seating accommodations for workers.
My award for largest overall challenge imposed by a single case belongs to a California False Claims Act case brought by the attorney general and 300 California municipalities against Bank of America. The paper records we had to analyze were so voluminous, they could not be stored in major office buildings without the assistance of engineers to distribute the weight — they had to be moved on pallets with forklifts, says Dechert LLP's Matthew Larrabee.