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  • April 13, 2011

    Rice Co. Asks 9th Circ. To Keep $13M Suit Out Of Iraq

    Agricultural products trader The Rice Corp. urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to reinstate its lawsuit against Iraq over the rejection of a shipment of rice in 2005 that allegedly breached a contract worth at least $13 million.

  • April 13, 2011

    Wellspring Nabbed Rival Plant Bosses, Secrets: Suit

    After failing to acquire a Wisconsin packaging plant, Wellspring Capital Management LLC breached a nondisclosure agreement by poaching the plant's employees and trade secrets for a competing facility, a suit filed Monday in New York state court alleges.

  • April 13, 2011

    Contestants KO'd Reality TV Show, Suit Claims

    A reality show about a women's mixed martial arts tournament was dealt a deathly blow when its contestants divulged the results of the contest to the media in breach of confidentiality agreements, according to a trade secrets suit filed Tuesday in Illinois.

  • April 13, 2011

    Allied Health Founder Cops To $87M Lease Fraud

    The founder and president of bankrupt medical equipment manufacturer Allied Health Care Services Inc. pled guilty in New Jersey on Wednesday to orchestrating a fictitious lease agreement scheme that defrauded more than 50 financial institutions out of at least $87 million.

  • April 12, 2011

    Judge Won't Move Super Bowl Suit To Texas Court

    Ticket holders to Super Bowl XLV who were denied seats at the game lost a bid Tuesday to have their class action sent back to the Texas state court where it was first filed.

  • April 12, 2011

    Citgo Unit Off The Hook In Oil Tanker Spill

    A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Tuesday that Citgo Asphalt Refining Co. wasn’t liable, contractually or otherwise, for a 2004 oil tanker spill in the Delaware River, holding that the company wasn’t obligated to check for the hazards that caused the disaster.

  • April 12, 2011

    Bingham Sues Dodgers Owner Over Malpractice Threat

    Bingham McCutchen LLP launched a preemptive strike Monday against Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, claiming it did not commit malpractice regarding a marital agreement that could cost him control of the baseball team.

  • April 12, 2011

    DOJ Urges 2nd Circ. To Block BMI License Premium

    Weighing in on a licensing dispute between Broadcast Music Inc. and a background music services provider, U.S. antitrust regulators on Monday urged the Second Circuit to conclude BMI is not entitled to slap a premium charge on an adjustable-fee blanket license.

  • April 12, 2011

    Allstate Broke Contract, Stole Clients: Ex-Agent

    A veteran Allstate Insurance Co. agent filed suit Tuesday seeking more than $15 million on claims that the insurer terminated his agency contract in order to absorb his business portfolio and turn it over to younger employees.

  • April 12, 2011

    Funeral Co. SCI Buries Wage-And-Hour Class Action

    A Virginia federal judge on Tuesday tossed a putative class action accusing funeral services provider Service Corp. International of breaching contracts with employees by failing to properly compensate them for all hours worked.

  • April 12, 2011

    Louisiana-Pacific Faces Defect Suit Over Home Siding

    A Washington state housing developer on Monday accused building materials maker Louisiana-Pacific Corp. of selling vinyl siding that came with a 25-year warranty but warped and faded shortly after installation.

  • April 12, 2011

    UBS Sued Over Alleged Lyondell Contract Breach

    Highland Capital Management LP filed suit in New York on Monday against UBS Securities LLC, bankrupt Lyondell Chemical Co.'s agent for exit financing deals, saying it caused the chemical company to break a contract related to a $1 billion restructuring loan.

  • April 12, 2011

    Disney Can't Dodge Interference Claim In Patent Suit

    A California federal judge refused Monday to trim an economic interference claim against a Walt Disney Co. unit from a patent and contract lawsuit accusing the company of stealing an inventor's idea for a children's sleepover pack.

  • April 11, 2011

    NY Man Seeks Half Ownership In Facebook

    Paul Ceglia, a New York resident who initially claimed he owned 84 percent of Facebook Inc. through a contract with founder Mark Zuckerberg, is now saying he is owed half of the social networking giant, claiming he has emails to prove it.

  • April 11, 2011

    Judge Consolidates Super Bowl Class Actions

    A federal judge in Texas consolidated two putative class actions Friday against the National Football League brought by Super Bowl XLV ticket holders who were denied seats and alleged breach of contract and fraud claims.

  • April 11, 2011

    Longview's RICO Suit Survives Against Castle Arch

    A New York state judge ruled Thursday that Longview Financial Group Inc. can proceed with most of its claims against Castle Arch Real Estate Investment Co. LLC, which it says engaged in racketeering and breached contracts in securities dealings that destroyed the firm.

  • April 11, 2011

    Sony Settles With Alleged PlayStation 3 Hacker

    Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC said Monday it had resolved its breach of contract and copyright infringement suit against alleged PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz, ending a brief but contentious battle in California.

  • April 11, 2011

    Plastic Maker Hit With Suit Over Faded Boat Vinyl

    A contract dispute over allegedly defective laminated vinyl used to make boat cushions sailed into Michigan federal court Thursday, with foam supplier G&T Industries Inc. seeking to hold Deitsch Plastic Co. Inc. liable.

  • April 11, 2011

    Carbon Co. Norit Wins $38M In Trade Secrets Row

    An arbitration panel in Atlanta on Sunday ordered alternative energy company ADA-ES Inc. to pay activated carbon producer Norit Americas Inc. $37.9 million and royalties for breaching a contract and misappropriating trade secrets for the construction of a manufacturing facility.

  • April 11, 2011

    Corrections Co. Hits Ex-Exec With Trade Secrets Suit

    Corrections services agency The GEO Group Inc. slapped a former executive with a lawsuit Thursday in New York, claiming he misappropriated its trade secrets and breached its code of ethics to nab a multimillion-dollar government contract for residential re-entry services.