A Pennsylvania law firm sued a former attorney Monday in state court, alleging he failed to pay fees stemming from more than 200 claims he initiated while at the firm and kept after striking out to form his own private practice.
Miami's Hialeah Park has filed suit in Florida court against Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association Inc., claiming the nonprofit breached multiyear agreements concerning the handling of $26.4 million of purse money, including a Horsemen's Fund intended to make benevolent distributions to participants.
Miami-based broker-dealer Atlas One Financial Group LLC last week sued its former executive director for allegedly jumping ship to competitor ED&F Man Capital Markets Inc. and luring away another Atlas One employee in violation of their employment agreements.
A company that planned to open an Italian restaurant along Miami Beach's famed Lincoln Road pedestrian mall sued the owner of the expected venue in Florida state court last Tuesday seeking more than $6 million for breach of contract and related claims.
A Taiwanese power supply unit maker is suing the maker of a key part in its products for at least $30 million, saying the company knew the part was faulty but sold it to the manufacturer anyway, according to a complaint lodged in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday.
A pair of producers planning a movie based on the life of infamous pimp and blues guitar player Fillmore Slim launched a suit in Texas state court Wednesday against Shamrock One Capital LLC, saying a promised $20 million investment in the film never materialized.
Abbott Laboratories Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit alleging it overcharged the nonprofit AIDS Healthcare Foundation by at least $2 million for Kaletra and Norvir, the HIV drugs it owns and markets.
A slot machine company filed a $5 million suit Tuesday against a competitor formed by the company’s former in-house counsel, alleging he poached employees and appropriated trade secrets in violation of a nondisclosure agreement he signed upon his exit.
Bankrupt GMX Resources Inc. sued an Oneok Partners LP unit in Oklahoma bankruptcy court Friday, claiming the unit's decision to stop the agreed-upon transport of gas from GMX's wells in North Dakota could cost the company $1.35 million a month in oil and gas revenues.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office on Monday slapped murder and manslaughter charges on the contractor for a demolition project that led to six deaths and 14 injuries when it collapsed on a neighboring Salvation Army store in June.
Public Service Electric & Gas Co. reneged on a deal to pay Vision Impact Corp. for energy saving equipment installed back in 1995, causing $2.5 billion in damages, according to a complaint filed Friday in New Jersey federal court.
RMW Acquisition Co. LLC filed suit in Illinois federal court Thursday to recoup the more than $95 million it is allegedly owed as a result of the unfinished Chicago Spire, saying that guarantor Garrett M. Kelleher is responsible for paying the debt.
The owner of the Houston Astros said in a suit filed Thursday in Texas state court that Comcast Corp. and the ballclub’s former owner, billionaire Drayton McLane Jr., duped him into overpaying for the team and its stake in a regional sports network.
Sierra Wireless Inc. said Thursday it has asked the European Commission and Federal Trade Commission to look into Nokia Corp.'s alleged anti-competitive business practices, claiming the company discriminates against standard-essential patent licensees via royalty rates.
The NCAA has sued video game maker Electronic Arts Inc. and Collegiate Licensing Co., reportedly alleging they breached their contractual obligations to the association and can't use a $40 million settlement to bow out of an antitrust class action brought by student-athletes alleging unauthorized use of their likenesses.
Microsoft Corp. hit Acacia Research Corp. with a lawsuit Wednesday in New York federal court that reportedly accuses the patent licensing company of breaching a deal to license smartphone and tablet computing technology patents to Microsoft.
A restaurant named after legendary sports broadcaster Harry Caray filed suit Tuesday seeking to halt work on a $278 million redevelopment of Chicago's Navy Pier, claiming the changes would significantly harm the restaurant's business by blocking patrons' views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline.
A former Dallas judge on Friday temporarily blocked a rehabilitation center company from holding an annual shareholder meeting after he claimed the board planned to drastically dilute his ownership stake following his ouster as the company’s chief operations officer.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Inc. filed suit in a Florida court on Thursday against Evergreen International Airlines Inc., seeking damages and cancellation of a $5.6 million air cargo contract on the belief that Evergreen can't complete its obligations.
LightSquared Inc. took aim at Dish Network Corp. and its chairman Charlie Ergen in New York bankruptcy court Friday, alleging breach of contract and that the billionaire has used his various investment vehicles to scam his way into taking over the failed wireless startup once it exits Chapter 11.
Pennsylvania’s House Bill 1620 may be the result of public perception that franchisees are powerless and need protecting. But for franchisors that have long fought to remove the concept of fiduciary duty from commercial contractual relationships, this legislation would appear to undo much of the common law that has developed over the last 20 years, says Theodore Pearce of Nexsen Pruet LLC.
A recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order will permit Rockies Express Pipeline to enter into transactions to transport shale gas east to west within its easternmost zone without triggering a rate reduction for its foundation and anchor shippers. Rockies Express’ ability to enter into such transactions will provide a new source of gas supply for Midwestern markets and an attractive outlet for Marcellus and Utica production, say attorneys with Van Ness Feldman LLP.
What is the thinking as to whether leaky air conditioner cases warrant multidistrict litigation treatment? On Dec. 5, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation heads to Vegas to find out. This will bring a temperature shift in more ways than one from the September hearing, where the panel considered a potential MDL proceeding arising from allegedly defective clothes dryers, says Alan Rothman of Kaye Scholer LLP.
The term of copyright in sound recordings and performers' rights has been extended in Europe from 50 to 70 years for sound recordings that were first released on or after Jan. 1, 1963. It seems likely that the new law will have at least some commercial impact once the interplay between a number of provisions meant to benefit performers have been subject to careful analysis, say Sarah Byrt and Daniel Gallagher of Mayer Brown LLP.
The U.S. Tax Court decision in Advo Inc. & Subsidiaries v. Commissioner raises the bar for taxpayers who seek to claim Section 199 deductions for costs incurred in contract manufacturing arrangements, say attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
The stars of the reality show "Dog the Bounty Hunter" recently succeeded in convincing the California labor commissioner to side with them in a dispute against their former manager/producer. The case provides a valuable lesson for managers who have side agreements with others in connection with their clients’ projects, says David Mark of Buchalter Nemer PLC.
In many instances, the very businesses still facing time and budgetary constraints that hamper employee understanding of compliance must now add a new layer of comprehension in 2014. The stage is set for a banner enforcement year for regulatory bodies worldwide, says Veta Richardson, president and CEO of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
While the Nov. 24 accord represents the first reversal in an inexorable trend of increasing sanctions, it by no means signals a dismantling of the Iran sanctions program. The U.S. may even step up enforcement under unaffected portions of its sanctions program, including prohibitions on trading in blocked property, engaging certain petroleum transactions and supporting Iran’s energy sector, say Scott Flicker and Devon Winkles of Paul Hastings LLP.
When a franchisee files for bankruptcy, a franchisor naturally has concerns over how the process will affect the parties’ relationship. Accordingly, a franchisor must timely object to a debtor’s motion to assume and assign its franchise or that right may be waived, says Valerie Morrison of Wiley Rein LLP.
Mandated law student pro bono programs have not worked in championing the causes of social justice for those unable to afford counsel. States would be far better off using their resources to insist on a legislative solution to a very troubling and persistent deficiency in the allocation of legal resources, says Fred Isquith of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP.