A California appeals court on Wednesday refused to revive a hospital operator’s suit accusing Nossaman LLP and an ex-partner of legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty in a property lease dispute, ruling the claims are blocked by a one-year statute of limitations.
A California appeals court on Wednesday sent to arbitration a class action accusing Fred Loya Insurance Agency Inc. of shorting employees on minimum wage and overtime pay, reversing a lower court’s refusal to do so following the California Supreme Court’s landmark Iskanian decision.
A former client of Houston's Pendergraft & Simon LLP has sued two of the firm's lawyers for $3 million in a case that accuses the lawyers of a laundry list of alleged flubs in a dispute between a doctors' group and its former president and improperly advised the group to pursue Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Risk management software company Reval.com Inc. slapped rival Kyriba Corp. with a $3.7 million suit in New York state court alleging it improperly sought to obtain an unfair competitive advantage by poaching employees and seeking out confidential trade secrets.
Real estate mogul Donald Trump took aim Wednesday at the Chapter 11 plan disclosure statement for the casino operator that bears his name, arguing that Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. doesn't reveal what it plans to do if it loses a court battle over use of the moniker.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday tossed Stan Lee Media Inc.'s lawsuit against its former president, comic book legend Stan Lee, alleging it owns characters he created or co-created, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, calling the company's claim "simply implausible."
Skanska USA Building Inc. on Monday sought to disqualify Troutman Sanders LLP from representing subsidiaries of developer Forest City Ratner Cos. LLC in three suits over a modular building project in Brooklyn’s $4.9 billion Pacific Park, claiming Troutman already represents a related Skanska company.
Hours before its shuttle launch failure on Tuesday, Orbital Sciences Corp. asked a Virginia federal court to make its subcontractor deliver key equipment that Orbital believed was being held “hostage” to prevent Orbital from cutting off the subcontractor from future work.
Former shareholders of a pharmaceutical company that held patent rights for skin medication Brimonidine have asked a Pennsylvania state judge to reconsider a decision ending a $20 million suit against current rights holder Galderma Laboratories LP.
The Fifth Circuit handed a win to two homeowners on Wednesday by revisiting an earlier ruling that Mid-Continent Casualty Co. correctly applied a contractual liability exclusion, after the homeowners argued that the earlier ruling conflicts with a Texas Supreme Court decision that narrowed the exclusion's scope.
A lawsuit accusing Morris & Clemm PC of pursuing frivolous claims against the wife of a federal judge over storage costs related to her fertility clinic was improperly transferred out of Philadelphia County into the suburbs where the original litigation took place, a Pennsylvania appeals court heard Wednesday.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's claims that Julien's Auctions has illegally refused to return 150 pieces of the basketball legend's memorabilia are subject to an arbitration agreement his company signed with the Beverly Hills auctioneer, a California judge ruled Wednesday.
Real estate investment trust Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. said Tuesday that it has sued Cannery Casino Resorts LLC in New York state court over complications in its deal to purchase The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, located near Pittsburgh, for $465 million.
The AFL-CIO on Tuesday beat separate federal lawsuits at the Ninth Circuit accusing the national union of waging an economic pressure campaign to force a carpenters' union to reaffiliate and of ousting carpenters as AFL-CIO stewards because they were members of the carpenters' union.
Eight Democratic members of U.S. House financial services and oversight committees on Monday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to crack down on agency-regulated employers who use confidentiality agreements to subvert whistleblowing rules.
A federal judge on Monday dismissed claims against Forest City Ratner Companies Chairman Bruce Ratner but will allow claims to proceed against other parties involved in the Atlantic Yards development project, in a suit alleging the companies reneged on promises to provide jobs and union membership to workers.
TD Bank NA has settled most claims for monetary damages in its copyright infringement suit in New Jersey federal court against Commerce Bancorp LLC’s founder, whom TD sued for allegedly releasing a book of passages from an earlier manuscript that fell under TD’s control when it had acquired Commerce.
PepsiCo. Inc. and subsidiary The Quaker Oats Co. urged a federal judge Monday to end a lawsuit claiming they owe $2 billion in royalties to the the great-grandchildren of an actress who once played Aunt Jemima, calling the suit “frivolous.”
A New York state appellate court on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a private equity fund's suit against a joint venture of Siemens Financial Services Inc. and First Capital Inc., finding that the venture didn't violate a credit agreement by cancelling a public offering.
Lehman Brothers Special Financing Inc. asked a New York federal judge Monday to certify a 150-defendant class in Lehman's suit claiming that a crucial contract clause destroyed $3 billion worth of its payment rights, saying it was a “paradigmatic” example of a case whose issues should be litigated in concert.
The California legal market is experiencing a disruptive transformation as in-house counsel look for ways to trim their budgets by disaggregating services. Business growth in certain sectors of the state's economy has spurred the development of new ways to manage escalating legal costs — for example a new service delivery model that “right-sources” work, says Michael Pontrelli of Huron Legal.
The somewhat problematic issue in a bankruptcy sale is determining what rights or obligations, if any, do the parties have under the agreement between the date of execution and the date the court enters an order approving the sale. This is precisely the issue the parties encountered in the Chapter 11 case of Hot Dog on a Stick, says Jeffrey Krieger of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP.
As conscientious professionals who are required to address problems with notoriously elusive dimensions, lawyers should consider securing second opinions in a much wider array of circumstances than has been the norm, says Judge Wayne Brazil, a neutrual with JAMS and former magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
The Ninth Circuit's recent revival of the potential for supply chain liability under the Alien Tort Claims Act in Doe v. Nestle USA Inc. less than one year after many believed the U.S. Supreme Court effectively put an end to ATCA's use as a litigation tool to address alleged corporate human rights abuses has increased the importance of effective supply chain management, say Michael Congiu and Stefan Marculewicz of Littler Mendelson PC.
Courts remain largely skeptical about allowing litigants to serve and notify evasive parties of legal proceedings through their social media accounts. A recent split ruling by the Oklahoma Supreme Court shows the competing considerations, say Steven Richard and Britt Killian of Nixon Peabody LLP.
The dispute between Donald and Shelly Sterling — resolution of which determined the control of the trust that owned the Los Angeles Clippers and whether it could be sold for a reported $2 billion — highlights the steps required for trustee removal, and raised other interesting issues as to the relevant degree of capacity required for certain actions and the time at which the measure of capacity was taken, say Shari Levitan and Stac... (continued)
Let’s face it: Taking friends or acquaintances to Justin Timberlake concerts or golf at the Ocean Course is not how we as law firm associates are going to develop business. Our primary value comes not from out-of-office networking jaunts but from bearing a laboring oar for our partners. Which is why our best approach to business development is more likely from the inside out, says Jason Idilbi of Moore & Van Allen PLLC.
Notwithstanding its arguably questionable precedential support, the Third Circuit’s decision in Opalinski v. Robert Half Inc. is not surprising. It continues arbitration law’s march toward a likely end, by any path, for class action liability for companies and other business entities, say Brian Berkley and Matthew Adler of Pepper Hamilton LLP.
A New York state court decision in Cortlandt St. Recovery Corp. v Hellas Telecommunications will complicate the ability of noteholders to pursue a fraudulent conveyance action — one of several reasons the decision is concerning, say attorneys with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
In U.S. Metals Incorporated v. Liberty Mutual Group Inc., perhaps the most significant issue to be decided by the Texas Supreme Court is whether the incorporation of a defective product into other property constitutes “physical injury” to other component parts of the property, says Kristin Cummings of Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP.