A California appeals court on Friday sided against Fillpoint LLC in a suit accusing a video game developer of breaching a noncompete covenant in an employment agreement, holding that the covenant was void and unenforceable under state law.
Mammoth Lakes, Calif.'s settlement last week of the real estate dispute that drove the ski resort town into insolvency is likely to speed up its Chapter 9 proceedings and encourage other municipalities in bankruptcy to use mediation in conjunction with their cases, attorneys say.
A California federal judge on Monday sanctioned the former owner of bankrupt Dunmore Homes Inc. for fighting an order to turn over personal tax information to Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America, which is seeking to recoup $20 million in bond guarantees.
A New York bankruptcy judge issued an order Monday conditionally allowing MSR Resort Golf Course LLC to reject property management agreements with a Hilton Worldwide Inc. unit and officially pegging damages associated with the rejection at about $123.8 million.
A New York federal judge refused Monday to free the president of two asbestos abatement companies while he appeals his four-year prison sentence for his role in a kickback scheme to defraud New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Victoria's Secret Stores Inc. hosiery supplier Zephyrs has hit the lingerie retailer with a $15 million lawsuit in Ohio federal court accusing the company of selling knockoff stockings while using misleading pictures of Zephyrs' higher-quality products, violating their supply contract and federal false advertising laws.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is proposing to exempt certain transactions by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators from some Commodity Exchange Act provisions, according to a Federal Register notice scheduled to be published Tuesday.
Mall operator Simon Property Group Inc. on Friday asked an Indiana federal court to toss antitrust claims brought by competitor Gumwood HP Shopping Partners LP in a dispute over shopping center market share in the state, saying a magistrate judge's support of Gumwood's claims misapplies the law.
Wireless circuitry company RF Micro Devices Inc. on Friday brought a suit in North Carolina federal court accusing a group of former employees of violating confidentiality agreements by absconding with proprietary information about the company's products and business relationships in order to form a rival company.
A California federal judge on Friday once again gutted a proposed class action accusing Google Inc. of unfairly and deceptively applying its advertising pricing policies, dismissing all but one claim from the lawsuit.
A California consumer launched a putative class action against Dollar Rent-A-Car Inc. on Friday in California federal court, claiming the rental service systematically dupes renters into paying for collision damage waivers and insurance policies in rental contracts in spite of having specifically declined those policies.
U.S. Army contractor International Biometric Group LLC on Friday dropped its federal lawsuit in New York against a former director it had accused of bilking trade secrets after leaving the company for a rival contractor, in violation of a noncompete agreement.
AT&T Mobility LLC subcontractors on Friday reached a settlement with the company in a $5 million suit over the spill of 16,000 gallons of diesel fuel at a data center in Washington state.
An arbitrator has awarded the developer of a glass walkway looking over the Grand Canyon $28.6 million in a dispute over the walkway's seizure by a Native American tribe, but the tribe claims the award is unenforceable because the tribal nation did not waive sovereign immunity.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday cleared Apple Inc. of allegations that its products infringed three Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. patents, including the wireless communications patent that could have banned the import of iPhones and iPads into the U.S.
A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Thursday that the receivership estate of convicted Ponzi schemer Robert Stinson Jr. can proceed with a lawsuit alleging the Morningstar Inc. investment ratings agency contributed to Stinson's fraud by giving one of his hedge funds its top rating.
A California judge on Friday refused to throw out claims that the family and estate of trumpeter Chet Baker breached a contract optioning the rights to the musician's life story for a film, saying the defendants waited too long to challenge Joss Communications Inc.'s complaint.
A California federal judge on Thursday agreed to certify a class of borrowers alleging that defunct wholesale mortgage lender Paul Financial LLC issued deceptive loans doomed for negative amortization that it later sold to RBS Financial Products Inc., finding common issues trumped individual ones.
Energy firm Carbon Holdings Ltd. lodged a suit against The Shaw Group Inc. in Louisiana federal court on Thursday, looking to secure $465 million from the engineering and construction company for allegedly failing to fulfill contractual responsibilities for the development of a $3.75 billion petrochemical plant in Egypt.
Bank of America Corp. has agreed to pay about $40 million to settle a class action that is part of an ongoing dispute with former Merrill Lynch & Co. financial advisers who claim they were shortchanged when the two banks merged, lawyers confirmed Friday.