Commercial Contracts

  • September 20, 2011

    SB Trust Must Arbitrate Claims In LG Antitrust MDL

    A California federal judge on Monday ordered SB Liquidation Trust, the successor-in-interest to bankrupt Syntax-Brillian Corp., to arbitrate claims against LG Display Co. Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary in multidistrict litigation over an alleged price-fixing scheme in the liquid crystal display panel industry.

  • September 20, 2011

    9th Circ. Revives Toyota Warranty Suit In Split Ruling

    A split Ninth Circuit panel ruled Tuesday that courts are not robbed of subject matter jurisdiction in suits brought under the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act when the plaintiffs fail to exhaust alternate dispute resolution procedures specified in the warranty at issue.

  • September 20, 2011

    Fund's Suit Against Mission Capital, Comerica Dumped

    Citing jurisdictional grounds, an Arizona federal judge on Monday threw out a breach of contract suit brought by a Maricopa County real estate fund against Mission Capital Advisors LLC and Comerica Bank over a $34 million commercial loan portfolio.

  • September 20, 2011

    Adidas Says Herbalife Breached Tri-Leaf Logo Deal

    Sportswear maker Adidas America Inc. on Monday asked an Oregon federal judge to find that nutrition products maker Herbalife International Inc. breached a provision of the companies’ 1998 trademark settlement agreement by using Herbalife’s tri-leaf logo without putting its name nearby.

  • September 20, 2011

    Citigroup Can't Arbitrate Robo Call Action, Judge Says

    A California federal judge on Monday denied Citigroup Inc.'s bid to compel arbitration in a proposed class action accusing the company of placing unwanted cellphone calls, saying Citigroup had not produced enough evidence it had a contract with the plaintiff.

  • September 20, 2011

    Spain Targets Microsoft In Antitrust Probe

    Spain’s competition regulator said Tuesday that it had launched an investigation into units of Microsoft Corp., probing whether the technology giant improperly curbed the resale of software licenses.

  • September 20, 2011

    Ex-Gerova Exec Escapes Suit Over Stillwater Deal

    The plaintiffs in a putative breach of contract class action over Gerova Financial Group Ltd.'s purchase of hedge fund Stillwater Capital Partners Inc.'s assets on Monday dropped their sole claim against ex-Gerova Advisors LLC President Jason Galanis.

  • September 19, 2011

    Jefferies Sues Nasdaq Unit Over Interest Rate Contracts

    Jefferies & Co. Inc. on Monday sued a Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. subsidiary in New York state court for allegedly luring it into interest rate contracts by falsely claiming they performed like traditionally safe instruments, causing Jefferies tens of millions of dollars in losses.

  • September 19, 2011

    Infogroup Says Ex-CEO's New Venture Stole Trade Secrets

    Infogroup Inc. sued a company run by its former disgraced CEO Vinod Gupta earlier this month in Nebraska court, accusing it of unfair competition, trade secrets theft and employment contract violations.

  • September 19, 2011

    Ex-NFL Players Can Sue Over Licensing Payout: Judge

    A California federal judge on Monday said a class action by a group of retired NFL players alleging the league's players union dropped the ball on image-licensing deals could proceed despite the union's argument that it was time-barred.

  • September 19, 2011

    AOL Wants To Nix Subscriber's Web Tracking Suit

    AOL Inc. on Monday sought dismissal of a consumer privacy class action from Massachusetts federal court, saying its user agreement bounds subscribers to file any action against the Internet service provider in Virginia.

  • September 19, 2011

    'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Makers Broke Pay Promises: Suit

    A bail bondsman who allegedly coordinated about 40 episodes of the reality show “Dog the Bounty Hunter" sued A&E Television Studios LLC and two other companies Wednesday, claiming they breached an agreement to make him a full partner in the series.

  • September 19, 2011

    Oil Recycler Sued Over Texas Facility's Cleanup Costs

    A group of companies sued U.S. Oil Recovery LP and its Chief Operating Officer Klaus Genssler on Monday, claiming the company broke its waste disposal contract and owes coverage of cleanup costs for a Pasadena, Texas, facility.

  • September 19, 2011

    Subcontractor Stole Incumbent's Navy Training Pact: Suit

    NEK Advanced Securities Group Inc. launched a suit in Colorado federal court Friday accusing its second-tier subcontractor of unlawfully using NEK's resources and personnel to steal its prime subcontract to provide technical training for the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command Center.

  • September 19, 2011

    Slimmed Quaker Trans Fat Suit Should Stand: Consumer

    A consumer accusing The Quaker Oats Co. of misrepresenting the amount of trans fat in its granola bars and oatmeal argued Friday that his Illinois putative class action should not be tossed, but agreed to drop the suit's warranty claims.

  • September 19, 2011

    WebMD Sues Ex-VP For Jumping To Rival

    WebMD Health Corp. on Thursday sued a former vice president of the company in Pennsylvania federal court, claiming he violated his employment agreement by quitting to join rival health information services provider HealthGrades Inc.

  • September 19, 2011

    Kinder Morgan Seeks To Restart $38M Budget Arbitration

    A Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP unit sued a pipeline company Friday in a bid to force it to continue arbitrating a contract dispute over a proposed $38.3 million budget after a setback in an initial stage of arbitration.

  • September 16, 2011

    Dodgers Seek To End Ch. 11 By Auctioning TV Rights

    The Los Angeles Dodgers Inc. asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday for permission to auction off the team's television rights, which it says should generate enough cash to pull it out of bankruptcy.

  • September 16, 2011

    MGA Hires Lead Bratz Counsel For $10M O'Melveny Suit

    MGA Entertainment Inc. on Wednesday replaced the lead attorney in its upcoming trial over allegations that it owes O’Melveny & Myers LLP $10.2 million in legal fees from its Bratz dolls trade secrets and employment contract fight with Mattel Inc.

  • September 16, 2011

    Dish Bests Class Action Over Sports Channel Outage

    A federal judge on Thursday threw out a putative class action brought against Dish Network LLC by a Georgia man who claimed the TV provider broke its customer agreements when it failed to broadcast Fox Sports South last October.