Cablevision Systems Corp. said it paid $21 million to settle a suit filed by Thomas C. Dolan, a company director and son of founder Charles Dolan, over compensation-related claims, according to documents filed Friday with securities regulators.
A Texas-based private investment company has accused med-tech giant Smith & Nephew Inc. of wrongly withholding $26.7 million from a $782 million asset-purchase escrow account in a contract breach dispute now before Delaware’s Chancery Court.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP told a New York federal judge on Thursday that the claims from defunct law firm Coudert Brothers LLP's Chapter 11 plan administrator stemming from the bygone firm’s sale of its Chinese assets to Orrick are so weak that there’s no need for a trial.
The majority owner of a gourmet donut shop is violating an operating agreement by overestimating the cost of supplies and self-dealing, negatively effecting its minority owners and hindering the company’s expansion, the minority owners told a New York state court on Wednesday.
A group of pay-TV proponents warned Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler that his set-top box proposal poses serious copyright concerns, according to a filing on Thursday that described the meeting.
Upscale gym chain Equinox Inc. has slapped the landlord of a Manhattan location with an $8 million suit in New York state court, claiming the new owner of its building broke their lease agreement by serving a notice of default last month despite more than a dozen conflict-free years with the building’s previous owner.
An industry group representing U.S. telecommunications companies said Thursday that the business broadband marketplace is highly competitive and the Federal Communications should refuse to listen to individual players within it seeking a regulatory leg-up over rivals.
Earthmoving equipment supplier Miller UK Ltd. told an Illinois federal court Thursday it should receive interest on its $74 million jury verdict against Caterpillar Inc. for stealing trade secrets, arguing that precedent warrants interest when a party breaks a confidential relationship.
Argentina creditors holding claims and legal judgments over the republic’s 2001 debt default will have until Feb. 18 to explain why a court injunction limiting the country’s ability to pay individual investors shouldn’t be lifted in light of the country’s $6.5 billion settlement offer, a New York federal judge ordered Thursday.
A North Carolina federal judge on Friday refused to automatically grant the University of North Carolina immunity in a potential class action accusing Duke University and a UNC administrator of suppressing wages through illegal hiring agreements in the universities’ medical schools, which would have led to the dismissal of a case.
Boeing asked an Alabama federal court Thursday to force an investment firm to comply with the airplane company's subpoena for documents in a $1.1 billion Air Force contract dispute, arguing the information is not shielded from disclosure even though the firm is not a part of the suit.
An Emirati bank told a California federal judge on Thursday that he shouldn’t apply California law when he evaluates whether a technology company should receive attorneys' fees following its successful bid to arbitrate their contract dispute in the Golden State instead of Dubai.
A New Jersey judge has ruled that Cooper Health System must face vicarious liability and discrimination claims lodged in a lawsuit alleging it wrongfully ordered a Muslim worker to cover her religious henna tattoos, but nixed breach of contract and constructive discharge allegations.
Members of a proposed class action against Chrysler alleging defective steering in some models of the Dodge Ram pickup have asked a California federal judge not to require disclosure of their tax returns, saying they were overbroad and meant to harass.
Southwest Airlines urged a D.C. Circuit panel Friday to scrap a letter from the Department of Transportation allegedly forcing the company to share its gates at a Dallas airport with rival Delta, saying the letter was a final agency action subject to review.
Defense contractor KBR Inc. told a New York federal court Thursday it plans to seek dismissal of an Iraqi businessman’s lawsuit seeking damages denied by an international arbitration panel, saying the man does not have standing to bring his lawsuit because he was not a party in KBR’s subcontract with his company.
The National Football League and The Associated Press urged a New York federal judge Thursday to block the second pass at a lawsuit by a group of professional football photographers alleging copyright and antitrust violations over the use of their work.
A California federal judge ordered a technology company and an Emirati bank on Thursday to confer on what body of law applies in a decision on whether the court can award attorneys’ fees following the company’s successful bid to arbitrate a contract dispute in the Golden State instead of Dubai.
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board stepped into a dispute Thursday between CP Rail and Finch Paper Co. over $1.4 million in charges that Finch it won't pay because some of the charges are the rail company’s fault.
While the removal of the familiar “reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence” standard suggests a departure from prior practice, the first opinions from the federal courts implementing amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1) suggest otherwise, says Gregory Brown of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP.
The recent case of Chimbusco International Petroleum v. Fully Best Trading extends the existing jurisprudence in Hong Kong favoring arbitration and using the power of imposing indemnity costs as a disincentive to engage the courts in matters subject to final and binding resolution through arbitration.
Analyzing the reasons why clients choose certain firms reveals a great deal about what is important and valued in the marketplace. Based on interviews with a random sample of over 600 heads of legal in the largest U.S. organizations, Elizabeth Duffy, vice president of Acritas US Inc., identifies the core brand drivers of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
In a recent Law360 article it was suggested that promotion to partner was a competition between associates and that taking maternity, paternity or family medical leave could impact an associate's chances at promotion. But this sort of ethos — which may have contributed to law firms’ success in the past — is not the best way to secure the industry's future, says Daniel Butcher, managing partner of Strasburger & Price LLP.
Where a perceived conflict is identified early in the process, a party may consider asking the forum overseeing an arbitration to determine whether it is appropriate for an arbitrator to serve on the panel. Despite the potential opacity of these kinds of decisions, discussions with practitioners and experience suggest that such challenges can arise from a number of situations, says Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Matthew Solum.
If counsel are bound only by their respective bar standards, international arbitration constitutes an “ethical no-man’s land.” It is difficult to see experienced practitioners from any jurisdiction having genuine concerns about the individual provisions of the International Bar Association's guidelines on party representation in international arbitration, says Monique Sasson, JAMS panelist and co-managing editor of journals at the ... (continued)
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in Beacon Towers Condominium Trust v. Alex provides a lesson to practitioners in Massachusetts that when drafting contracts with arbitration clauses, any agreement to shift fees should be explicit and contained within the arbitration agreement itself, say Justin Wolosz and Jesse Siegel at Choate Hall & Stewart LLP.
Along with the obvious economic boon to the NFL and the Rams franchise, the team’s relocation to Los Angeles and the development of a new stadium present an intriguing opportunity for a company or brand to purchase naming and advertising rights to the facility. The deal will likely far surpass the value of any of its predecessors, says Zak Welsh of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
The rules for testing the legality of restrictive covenants vary greatly among states, and recent decisions from several courts illustrate the point, both with respect to the framework for considering such covenants, and specifically regarding the reformation of overbroad covenants. As a result, employers should be wary of boilerplate contract language that has been successful in the past, say attorneys at Williams & Connolly LLP.
Varying approaches to anti-suit injunctions in the U.S. circuit courts — namely the liberal approach adopted in the Ninth and the more moderate approach adopted in the Second — reflect differing evaluations of comity in deciding whether to enjoin a foreign proceeding in favor of a concurrent, related arbitration or litigation. Two recent U.S. district court cases illuminate these methods, say Martin Gusy and Matthew Weldon of Cozen O’Connor.