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  • April 4, 2011

    Developer Can't Add Ford Contractor To Cleanup Fight

    A federal judge on Monday refused to allow a developer seeking $87 million in damages to sue a Ford Motor Co. contractor in long-running litigation over the cleanup of contaminated concrete from a demolished Ford assembly plant in New Jersey.

  • April 4, 2011

    Judge Nixes 'Foreign Official' Challenge In FCPA Case

    A California federal judge on Friday rejected a challenge by Lindsey Manufacturing Co. to the U.S. Justice Department's definition of key terms in its foreign bribery prosecution, allowing the trial against the electrical engineering company to continue.

  • April 4, 2011

    Allianz Wants Wausau Sanctioned For 'Frivolous' Suit

    A unit of Allianz SE said Monday that Employers Insurance Co. of Wausau should be sanctioned for trying to disqualify its counsel, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, from a pending reinsurance arbitration arising out of a priest sexual abuse settlement.

  • April 4, 2011

    Ham Supplier Files Suit Over Starbucks Contamination

    A New Jersey-based company that supplied ham to Starbucks Corp. sued two other contractors Thursday over spoiled ham that prompted the coffee giant to cancel its supply agreements for breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

  • April 4, 2011

    Liquor Distributor Says Bacardi Violated Sherman Act

    Johnson Brothers Liquor Co. slapped Bacardi USA Inc. and Brown-Forman Corp. with a suit in Minnesota on Monday accusing them of violating state law and the Sherman Act by pulling the plug on distribution agreements.

  • April 4, 2011

    Supreme Court Reopens States' Water Rights Dispute

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Kansas permission to file a petition that accuses neighboring Nebraska of violating an agreement by withdrawing more than its fair share of water from the Republican River Basin.

  • April 4, 2011

    Judge Trims IBM Ponzi Scheme Suit

    A federal judge in Pennsylvania trimmed three claims Thursday from Devon IT Inc.'s fraud and breach of contract suit accusing four IBM Corp. vice presidents of perpetrating a Ponzi scheme that sucked in capital for canceled projects.

  • April 4, 2011

    Judge Trims Suit Over $485M Iraq Security Contract

    A Virginia federal judge on Thursday trimmed a trade secrets case in which Sandi Group Inc. accused BH Defense LLC of plotting to exclude it from a $485 million contract for security services in Iraq in violation of a joint venture agreement.

  • April 4, 2011

    Rick James' Trust Freaks Out Over UMG Royalties

    The estate of late funk artist Rick James hit UMG Recordings Inc. with a putative class action on Friday in California, accusing the label of trying to cheat musicians out of tens of millions of dollars in annual royalties from digital music sales.

  • April 1, 2011

    Texas High Court Won't Rehear Exxon Sabotage Suit

    The Supreme Court of Texas on Friday denied Exxon Mobil Corp.'s bid to revisit a case that accused the oil giant of sabotaging wells in order to prevent other companies that leased the land from drilling at those locations.

  • April 1, 2011

    Wilmington Trust Claims Former Execs Stole Secrets

    Wilmington Trust Co. sued three former executives in a Delaware court on Friday for allegedly breaching confidentialty agreements and trying to bring former clients along to their new employer, a division of Citigroup Inc.

  • April 1, 2011

    ReGen Using Menaflex IP After Rights Transfer: Suit

    A public relations firm sued ReGen Biologics Inc. in Arizona on Friday, alleging the orthopedic products maker had infringed a slew of patents and trademarks covering its Menaflex knee device after inking a licensing agreement over the technology.

  • April 1, 2011

    BSC Poached Worker Suit To Move Forward In Calif.

    A California federal judge ruled Friday that a noncompete dispute between medical device makers Boston Scientific Corp. and St. Jude Medical Inc. would be litigated in her court rather than in Minnesota, where a similar action is pending.

  • April 1, 2011

    Stryker Claims Zimmer Stole Employees

    Medical technology company Stryker Corp. hit rival Zimmer Inc. on Friday with a trade secrets and breach of contract suit in New Jersey, alleging that Zimmer poached entire segments of Stryker's sales force.

  • April 1, 2011

    Texas High Court Backs 3rd-Party Property Contracts

    Texas' top court said Friday that investment company Basic Capital Management Inc. can enforce $160 million in real estate loan financing contracts handled through special-purpose subsidiaries.

  • April 1, 2011

    Morgan Lewis Beats Myriad France Disqualification Bid

    A federal judge in California refused Thursday to kick Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP out of its client Openwave Systems Inc.'s $4.2 million contract suit against Myriad France SAS over technology patents tied to a software assets deal.

  • April 1, 2011

    Empire Wants Off Hook For Share Of $20M Verdict

    Empire Indemnity Insurance Co. asked a Texas federal court Friday to absolve it from covering any part of a $20 million jury verdict in a suit accusing a policyholder of breaching a car wash equipment contract.

  • April 1, 2011

    Ga. Noncompete Law To Spur Drawn-Out Battles: Attys

    While there is still uncertainty over the effective date of Georgia's new noncompete law, it is likely that the state's statute making restrictive covenants easier to enforce will fuel protracted legal fights, employment lawyers predict.

  • March 31, 2011

    Lindsey Can't Nix FCPA Case For Brady Issues: Judge

    A California federal judge on Monday dashed the hopes of defendant Lindsey Manufacturing Co. in a foreign bribery case over contracts with a Mexican state-owned utility, rejecting its argument that prosecutors waited too long to turn over exculpatory evidence.

  • March 31, 2011

    Madden Creator Tackles EA With Royalty Suit

    A video game programmer who developed the original version of Electronic Arts Inc.'s Madden NFL series sued the company in California on Wednesday for allegedly trying to deny him millions of dollars in royalties in violation of a contract.