IBM Corp. is aiming to prevent former executive Joanne Olsen from accepting a senior position at competitor Oracle Corp., arguing that her hire would violate noncompete agreements and lead to the divulgence of trade secrets.
Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG has won its bid to toss Chinese hard disk drive manufacturer ExcelStor Technology Inc.'s suit seeking a declaration that it does not infringe Papst's hard disk drive design patents.
A New York appeals court has cut the remaining aiding and abetting claim against Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in a dispute over the failed incorporation of a private jet rental company, while allowing the plaintiff to refile his contract and fraud claims against a former business partner.
A federal judge has tossed a fraud suit by a former managing director at Deutsche Bank AG who claimed the bank lured him from JPMorgan Chase & Co. only to renege on promises to pay him millions of dollars in annual bonuses.
United Natural Foods Inc. and subsidiary Albert’s Organics Inc. are seeking a restraining order to prevent the former president and vice president of Albert’s from divulging trade secrets in violation of employment contracts, following their jump to competitor Freshpack Produce Inc.
A federal judge has tossed a golf cleat inventor's patent infringement, trade secrets misappropriation and breach of contract suit against Softspikes LLC, citing a lack of jurisdiction to hear the claims.
A federal appeals court has ordered a retrial for three of the five contractors accused of bid-rigging and overcharging the U.S. government for sewer construction projects in Egypt, leaving the other two contractors responsible for the $90 million awarded to the U.S. in the original trial.
A federal court has dismissed most of the claims a videographer brought against Fox News Networks LLC over the company's use of footage of imprisoned Ponzi schemer Bernard L. Madoff, but will allow the suit to move forward on infringement and breach of contract claims.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has failed to duck professional negligence and breach of contract claims levied against it by GPS device manufacturer SiRF Technology Inc., which blames the firm for botching a patent infringement dispute against the company in the U.S. International Trade Commission.
About five dozen Union 76 gas station franchisees have filed an amended complaint in their rent dispute with brand owner ConocoPhillips Co., seeking to remedy the deficiencies that sunk their previous attempt.
Nvidia Corp. has won its bid to dismiss a suit accusing it of entering into a secret agreement during the acquisition of rival 3dfx Interactive Inc. in order to mislead a real estate investment trust about 3dfx's ability to continue to honor its pre-existing lease agreement.
Honeywell International Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of manufacturing a counterfeit version of former distribution partner Mertik Maxitrol Inc.'s gas flow control device for sale in China and then falsely claiming Honeywell had acquired Mertik's business.
Reed Smith LLP has snagged three partners from Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, adding expertise in health care and managed care, commercial litigation and insurance recovery.
A former Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station in Maryland that was the site of a 26,000-gallon gas leak has accused the oil giant of concealing widespread problems with its leak detection equipment and wants $11 million in damages for fraud and breach of contract.
A federal judge has barred a Scheichet & Davis PC attorney from representing import and export logistics provider Janel World Trade Ltd. in a contract dispute against World Logistics Service Inc. over an asset deal, ruling that the lawyer will be needed as an important witness.
Linda McMahon, the former World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. CEO who recently nabbed the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, is facing a lawsuit from the widow of late professional wrestler Owen Hart, who claims McMahon and WWE improperly usurped intellectual property associated with Hart's name and image in violation of his WWE contract.
Miller UK Ltd., which manufactures quick couplers and buckets for earthmoving machines, is claiming that Caterpillar Inc. stole its designs and breached a supply contract so that the construction giant would no longer have to buy the products from the supplier.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday in favor of shipping company K Line America Inc. and Union Pacific Railroad Co. in a contract dispute with Regal-Beloit Corp. and insurance firms over cargo that was destroyed in a train derailment, saying the issue must be litigated in Japan pursuant to bills of lading.
Sentry Insurance has launched a declaratory action seeking to escape claims that it owes MP International Inc. coverage in an underlying suit brought by a Nissan North America Inc. manufacturer over an allegedly faulty part that led to the recall of certain Ultimas and Maximas.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has asked a federal court to cancel a rig lease deal with Noble Drilling LLC, saying the government's six-month ban on deepwater drilling is a “force majeure” that allows it to terminate the agreement.