A federal judge has stripped claims of trade secret misappropriation, tortious interference and fraudulent concealment from Raytheon Co.'s suit over employee-poaching against rival defense contractor Indigo Systems Corp., leaving patent infringement and breach of contract claims in play.
A federal appeals court has asked a district court for more information about its decision to award Standard Chartered Bank nearly $24 million in a suit the bank filed against agricultural exporter AWB Ltd. over contracts related to soybean exports to Indonesia.
The Texas Supreme Court has set new standards for rules governing electronic discovery, in a contract dispute between homebuilder Weekley Homes LP and a lot warehouser involving a housing development in Texas.
Connecticut's highest court ruled Monday that a state law empowering the Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner to negotiate contracts did not implicitly waive sovereign immunity, nixing a $9 million suit from a contractor that claimed the state failed to enforce its emissions testing rules.
Bankrupt flash memory manufacturer Spansion Inc. has pressed its bid to pursue a U.S. International Trade Commission patent infringement action against Apple Inc., even if that means losing Apple's business.
A federal judge has refused to grant summary judgment to a plastics maker named as a third-party, breach-of-contract defendant in a product liability lawsuit brought by High Concrete Technology LLC that claims the concrete maker paid more than $1.9 million to fix defective shims it bought from Korolath of New England Inc.
A former Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co. customer has hit the rental car company with a class action alleging it fraudulently misrepresented the terms of its personal accident insurance benefit in its marketing and sale of the policy to potential renters over the past five years.
A federal judge has given CIBC World Markets Inc. a partial victory in a fraud and breach-of-fiduciary-duty suit brought by the trustee of a bankrupt oil and gas drilling company, dismissing the claims with an opening to amend them.
A federal judge has sided with Oklahoma mineral rights owners seeking to certify a class action against gas companies they say haven't been paying enough in royalties — but the class is smaller than the owners would have liked.
Mortgage rate comparison Web site LendingTree LLC has sued software provider Mortech Inc., in an effort to prevent the company from contracting with Google Inc. for similar services.
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's order that a malpractice insurer for Wiles Boyle Burkholder & Bringardner Co. LPA must hand over confidential documents in a breach of contract suit stemming from the firm’s alleged failure to disclose a potential claim when it applied for a policy renewal.
Giving a boost to a unit of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a Texas appeals court has overturned a ruling that the insurance services firm’s noncompete covenant is not enforceable against a former insurance broker who jumped to a direct competitor and took her service team with her.
A federal judge has awarded 3Com Corp. $6 million and has permanently enjoined telecommunications carrier Capital 4 Inc. from using 3Com's name or trademarks without prior consent in a suit in which 3Com accused Capital 4 of breaching its contractual obligations.
Bankrupt Circuit City Stores Inc. has slapped creditor Sirius XM Radio Inc. with a breach-of-contract adversary suit claiming the satellite broadcast company owes more than $7 million for services performed on satellite radios.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is suing Illinois to stop the state government from laying off 2,600 employees, saying the state has violated a collective bargaining agreement by employing private contractors to do union work.
A judge has thrown out a group of proposed class actions alleging the memory slots on Apple Inc.'s PowerBook computers are defective, finding that the suits failed to state a claim for breach of implied warranty and unfair business practices.
A federal judge has dismissed American Renal Associates LLC's counterclaims of antitrust violations in a breach of contract dispute brought by rival kidney dialysis clinic operator Total Renal Care Inc., finding that American Renal did not properly define the affected market but giving the company room to amend its allegations.
Chrysler Group LLC has sued its former parent and current supplier Daimler AG for allegedly refusing to honor its component supply contracts following the American car giant's reorganization.
A California judge has found that WRFF LLC and its executives owe rock band Linkin Park more than $725,000 for breach of contract, while WRFF's licensing partner Salton Inc. has been cleared of all liability relating to a sponsorship contract between WRFF and Linkin Park for the band's 2004 summer concert tour.
A federal judge has threatened to sanction Cathay Pacific Airways in a contract dispute with a fuel conservation consulting company, saying it was fairly obvious the airline's motion for summary judgment would be denied and the airline caused "needless time delays."