If you are going to cite a case on an issue of law in front of Judge Charles Ramos of the New York Supreme Court, you better know what the case says and the proposition it really stands for. Not only will he question you about the case, but he’ll want to see a copy of it to make sure you’re right, says Lauren Wachtler, a partner in the New York office of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.
Google Inc. and YouTube LLC were sued last week in California by a record company accusing the Internet giants of violating a contract and shortchanging it out of millions of dollars' worth of ad revenue generated through thousands of music clips and movies uploaded to YouTube.
The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday vacated an $810,000 attorneys' fee award for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that the retail giant received after it partly prevailed in a contract fight with Qore Inc. over the construction of a Mississippi store on unstable clay.
Former Heller Ehrman LLP client Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LP has agreed to pay $4 million and drop a $50 million claim that the law firm breached an agreement to represent it in numerous patent suits, Heller told a California bankruptcy court Monday.
A New Jersey state appeals court revived a suit Monday accusing a local Indian restaurant of breach of warranty and product liability, alleging it inflicted spiritual injuries on Hindu vegetarians by filling their order for vegetarian samosas with meat appetizers.
A New York state judge refused Tuesday to toss Freeport McMoRan Corp.'s allegations that it should not have to cover future environmental liabilities for its former subsidiary, Columbian Chemicals Co., because factual issues over a merger agreement remain.
In the latest litigation over the hacking of Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Network, a customer filed a proposed class action Friday in California federal court accusing the company of breach of contract and failure to protect his personal information.
A Canadian court ordered Les Entreprises Promecanic Ltee to pay a CA$425,000 ($447,000) fine after the construction firm pled guilty Tuesday for its role in a bid-rigging scheme for ventilation contracts, Canada's antitrust watchdog said.
An American Defense Systems Inc. executive filed a $10 million malpractice and contract suit against Greenberg Traurig LLP in New York state court Friday, alleging the firm, which advised ADSI on its initial public offering, failed to lift restrictions on his stock and prevented him from selling his shares.
A Computer Sciences Corp. shareholder filed a class action in Virginia federal court on Friday alleging the company hid accounting irregularities and problems with its $5 billion contract with Britain's National Health Service that, when revealed, caused stock prices to plummet.
Grubb & Ellis Co. filed a lawsuit Friday accusing two former high-level employees of violating their contracts to help rival Colliers International orchestrate a raid of 23 corporate real estate brokers in the Washington area.
Washington Closure Hanford LLC, the contractor in charge of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest nuclear cleanup effort, was accused Friday in Washington state of rigging a $4.8 million trucking subcontract, allegedly giving the work to a phony small business.
A Texas appeals court on Friday ruled that a release agreement between the city of Brownsville and AEP Texas Central Co. signed before the city bought TCC's share in a power plant did not release TCC from sale-related claims.
LG Electronics MobileComm USA Inc. was hit with a putative class action in California on Monday claiming one of its smartphones is plagued by power off and screen defects that the company has failed to remedy in violation of warranties.
A group of lenders sued OppenheimerFunds Inc. and two affiliates in New York state court on Friday, alleging they breached contracts and concealed that they didn't meet certain preconditions for loans in order to wrongfully procure a total of $1.8 billion.
Rheingold Valet Rheingold & McCartney LLP on Monday lost its bid in New York state court for an order barring mass tort attorney and former partner Hunter Shkolnik from soliciting its clients following his move to Napoli Bern Ripka LLP, the lawyer said.
Sick Inc. on Friday filed a $5.8 million suit in Minnesota alleging rival 21st Century Software Inc. torpedoed a software maintenance contract with the U.S. Postal Service by falsely claiming a noncompete agreement prevented its employees from working with the plaintiff.
The owner of the copyrights to the music and video for the 1985 Chicago Bears' "Super Bowl Shuffle" on Thursday settled a suit in Illinois accusing Random House Inc. of false advertising and violating a royalty contract.
Independent record label group Merlin BV sued Lime Wire LLC in New York on Wednesday, alleging the file-sharing service breached an agreement to pay the nonprofit organization part of a $105 million copyright infringement settlement with Warner Music Group Corp. and others.
The Michael Waltrip Racing NASCAR team sued its former vehicle design director on Friday in North Carolina federal court, alleging that his departure for a British Formula One racing team breached his employment contract and constituted unfair competition.