Nevada-based onshore oil company EnerJex Resources Inc. hit Husch Blackwell LLP with a legal malpractice suit in Missouri state court Monday, saying the firm bungled the company's 2008 stock offering and caused EnerJex to suffer $50 million in losses.
A New York federal jury sided with the former vice chairman for MacAndrews & Forbes LLC on Friday, handing him a $16 million award representing funds the company allegedly owed him as part of a separation agreement.
A Massachusetts federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. copyright law preempted legal advertising company Market Masters-Legal's claim that personal injury firm Parker Waichman LLP had breached its contract by continuing to use ad materials from Market Masters after dropping the company.
Darnell & Meyering PC, an auditor involved in a troubled $7 million bond issue for a Michigan charter school, on Friday settled Michigan federal court claims by a group of investment funds that the auditor had signed off on false financial statements related to the issue.
Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor LLC reportedly agreed to shell out as much as $30 million on Thursday to settle a lease dispute with real estate developer George Comfort & Sons Inc. after the agency objected to sharing a parking garage with a rival firm.
An author slammed The McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc. with a proposed breach of contract class action Wednesday in New York, claiming the publisher failed to properly compensate authors for royalties on books sold for use in foreign countries.
An attorney representing Dick Clark's production company suggested on Thursday during a federal bench trial over the broadcast rights for the Golden Globes that the head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association unlawfully shopped the rights to CBS Corp. in 2010.
The federal judge handling multidistrict litigation over the Deepwater Horizon disaster ruled Thursday that BP PLC must cover some oil-spill-related compensatory damages against Transocean Ltd., even if they involved negligence or strict liability on Transocean’s part.
Facebook Inc. and Washington state on Thursday hit Adscend Media LLC with separate suits over the online advertising company's alleged “clickjacking” schemes, in which Facebook users were tricked into visiting sites that paid Adscend for referral traffic.
The founder of a graphic design company lodged a suit in New York federal court last week against Turner Broadcasting System Inc. and Titleboy Films Inc. alleging that the TNT television series "Falling Skies" ripped off its font software.
Months after it was hit with similar claims, Nestle Healthcare Nutrition Inc. on Thursday accused rival Mead Johnson & Co. LLC of illegally using Nestle's patented bottle design for products that directly compete with nutritional drinks supplied to Nestle under a licensing agreement.
Two passive investors in struggling country music video broadcaster AFN LLC sought sanctions Thursday against The Country Network LLC in TCN's Florida lawsuit seeking to uphold its purchase agreement for AFN's assets, saying the complaint's naming of them constituted harassment.
The First Circuit on Thursday ruled that travel company Lopez & Medina Corp. is not entitled, under a commercial general liability policy, to $10 million in coverage surrounding breach of contract claims against an airline with which it had a brief relationship.
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Thursday set a June 20 date for the last Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas lease sale under a five-year DOI program, designed to include unleased areas offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Television icon Dick Clark rescued the Golden Globes from the scandal-ridden management of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, transforming it from the butt of jokes to a national television event, a federal judge heard Wednesday in a bench trial over broadcast licensing rights for show.
The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday allowed a proposed overtime class action against 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc. to go forward, finding an arbitration agreement at issue contained an “escape hatch” for the fitness chain that made it unenforceable.
A former investment broker for BCI Aircraft Leasing Inc. told an Illinois federal jury Wednesday that BCI's president, who faces fraud charges, helped him lie to the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, but also admitted that he couldn't be certain the BCI executive actually saw the allegedly sham document at issue.
A federal judge in Kansas on Tuesday largely denied BP America Production Co.'s request to throw out claims brought by a class of gas lease stakeholders seeking royalty payments, finding that previous legal disputes did not render the allegations moot.
An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday kept Chivas Retail Partners LLC on the hook as guarantors to a $59.7 million delinquent loan to a Georgia shopping center, denying the company's motion to dismiss allegations brought by lender Inland Mortgage Capital Corp.