Mattel Inc. is protesting a California federal court's $108 million attorneys' fee award recommendation for MGA Entertainment Inc., claiming it should be allowed to see its opponent's invoices in a trade secrets and contract battle over a former Mattel employee's idea for Bratz dolls, a motion unsealed Wednesday revealed.
NBC Universal Media LLC was hit with a $1.5 million copyright infringement and breach of contract suit in New York on Tuesday by a font maker accusing the media giant of using its software to make Harry Potter gear without permission.
The Federal Circuit ruled Friday that Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. must litigate a circuit interrupter patent suit against General Protecht Group Inc. in New Mexico — not California or the U.S. International Trade Commission — under the terms of a previous settlement.
A Texas federal judge on Wednesday upheld an arbitration panel's finding that McGowan Working Partners Inc. was contractually obligated to indemnify Eland Energy Inc. against cross-claims brought in property owners' litigation over environmental contamination at a Louisiana oil field.
Ever since my first trial — when my co-counsel ended up on the floor with a yelp and legs flying in the air — I have made it a point to eliminate all unnecessary movement at trial, says Nash Long III, a partner in the Charlotte, N.C., office of Winston & Strawn LLP.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC settled a dispute with one of its Seattle franchises Friday after a Washington federal court nixed the branch's contract and antitrust claims but kept franchisee and consumer protection allegations alive in the suit.
Sabertooth LLC, a Pennsylvania real estate holder whose bankruptcy case was recently tossed, filed a $4 million contract and fraud suit Thursday against Liberty Lending Group Inc. claiming the lender derailed a loan needed by the plaintiff to reorganize.
Hewlett-Packard Co. on Thursday accused Oracle Corp. of taking “cheap shots” in a contract and competition dispute over Oracle's decision to end support for some HP servers, escalating a public relations battle that the two have been waging in a series of legal briefs in California.
A Pennsylvania federal judge refused Thursday to force a woman accused of tricking television chef Robert Warden into allowing her to trademark his name to abide by a QVC Inc. book licensing clause in a partial settlement between the two sides.
A former claims adjuster for Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. failed Wednesday to persuade a Texas federal judge to throw out a lawsuit accusing her of violating her employment contract by lifting trade secrets before leaving the company.
An ex-Gerova Advisors LLC president named in a proposed contract class action over Gerova Financial Group Ltd.'s purchase of hedge fund Stillwater Capital Partners Inc. assets told a New York federal judge on Thursday that a fraudulent conveyance claim against him won't fly.
A New York Life Insurance Co. unit was sued in state court Thursday by a holding company that has sought to keep a contract dispute over its $75 million buyout of the insurance giant's Korean subsidiary out of arbitration.
Ohio oil containment boom maker Stanwood Boom Works LLC said Thursday it would appeal the dismissal of its suit in Texas federal court alleging that a BP PLC unit reneged on a $3 million contract for booms to help contain the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
A Florida federal judge on Thursday dismissed starlet Lindsay Lohan from a contract and trade secrets suit over a brand of self-tanning mist that the actress promoted as Sevin Nyne by Lindsay Lohan for lack of personal jurisdiction.
A New York appeals court ruled Thursday that Nabors Industries Ltd.'s $900 million acquisition of Superior Well Services Inc. was not a fundamental change as defined in contracts that would have triggered increased payouts for holders of preferred SWSI stock.
BP PLC and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. disagreed in Louisiana federal court on Wednesday over whether claims between them in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill multidistrict litigation should proceed, with BP arguing that their joint operating agreement for the Macondo Well forces them into arbitration.
An Oklahoma-based energy company asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday to find that four subsidiaries of Koch Industries Inc. were contractually responsible for cleaning up a polychlorinated biphenyls-contaminated asphalt plant Koch once owned in Pennsylvania.
A Texas appeals court on Thursday overturned a $1.7 million win for Exxon Mobil Corp. in a contract suit over a leased-out oil well, saying the amount will have to be recalculated.
Fearful of drawing attention to suspected links between Listerine and oral cancer, Johnson & Johnson ordered a subsidiary to break a contract to market an oral cancer test in the U.S., a $210 million lawsuit filed Wednesday in New Jersey claims.
A California federal judge on Wednesday granted AU Optronics Corp.'s motion to compel arbitration in a Nokia Corp. price-fixing suit against the liquid crystal display panel maker, citing a purchase agreement between the parties.