The maker of the popular Snuggie blanket and other TV products slapped Amazon.com Inc. with a trademark infringement suit in New York federal court Tuesday, alleging that the online retailer has enabled the importation and sale of counterfeit goods that are sucking away its profits.
Ten members of New York’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday wrote a letter to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office urging the agency to use its authority to curb the “abuse” of the America Invents Act inter partes review process by hedge funds.
Del Monte Foods Inc. asked a New York federal judge on Monday to sanction Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP for interfering with a deposition in a trademark dispute with its onetime sister company Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., blasting the firm for playing “hide-the-witness.”
JPMorgan Chase & Co. told a New York federal court on Friday to ignore supplementary arguments by investors in Libor antitrust litigation against it and other banks, saying they are improper because the investors fail to satisfy the “efficient enforcer” requirements for pleading antitrust claims.
The Second Circuit showed little inclination Monday to revive the Orange County Water District's groundwater contamination claims against units of Shell and BP, with two judges viewing the methyl-tertiary-butyl-ether claims as identical to those in litigation the corporate giants and county district attorney previously settled.
A local political activist argued Monday that he has the right to ensure the proper handling of his criminal complaint against Gov. Chris Christie over politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, saying a New Jersey state judge should reconsider his request for a special prosecutor in the case.
A New Jersey investment manager was arrested on Monday and charged with helping his brother mismanage millions in investments from software company KIT Digital Inc., a loss that contributed to the company filing for bankruptcy.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP represented a Blackstone Group LP entity in connection with its $480 million refinance of a Manhattan apartment building, a deal Troutman Sanders LLP counseled lender Bank of China on, according to records filed Friday in New York.
A New York federal judge on Friday sent to state court a $2.4 billion suit brought under New York’s False Claims Act accusing Citigroup of dodging $800 million in state taxes by illegally deducting losses it incurred during the financial crisis, finding the federal court lacked jurisdiction.
Five plaintiffs firms challenging a judge's lopping $16 million off their requested cut of $346 million in class settlements over IndyMac mortgage bundles appeared to be going nowhere Monday in the Second Circuit, where one panelist flatly stated that the appeal was not properly before the appellate court.
CVS urged a New York federal judge Friday to toss a class action alleging two anti-theft workers were told to target minority customers, saying one named plaintiff failed to show she was fired as retaliation for complaining and the other failed to show she was harassed because of her race.
Raymours Furniture Co. Inc. urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear a challenge by the retailer’s employees to the Second Circuit’s finding that mandatory arbitration agreements are legal and enforceable, saying the court already found that they are, and that it should not disturb the ruling.
Bklyn Commons is said to have leased 30,000 square feet in Brooklyn, TLC Management has reportedly dropped $60.5 million on a Chicago-area apartment complex, and Guardian Realty & Management is said to have bought a Brooklyn multifamily building for $16.3 million.
Honeywell International Inc. filed suit in New York federal court on Friday against R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. and two of its recently spun off divisions, alleging the printing services company’s predecessors owned a manufacturing facility on a parcel of land in Niagara Falls that produced hazardous substances costing $7.6 million to clean up.
The Supreme Court Monday denied certiorari in a case that challenged the FBI’s conduct in searching old copies of an accountant’s hard drives, obtained in a separate investigation, in a tax-evasion case against the tax preparer.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review a bid to resurrect a suit by a proposed class of Citigroup Inc. pension plan participants who claim the bank failed to pull its own stock from 401(k) plans before the 2008 financial crisis.
Women who bought a $125-a-tube skin cream sued its maker on Thursday over its claims of medicine-like functions, comparing the non-FDA-approved product to “modern-day snake oil.”
New Jersey-headquartered food distributor B&G Foods Inc. has agreed to buy private equity-backed Victoria Fine Foods in a deal worth roughly $70 million, the companies said Friday, adding to B&G’s portfolio a Brooklyn-based maker of pasta and sauces.
Newman’s Own Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in New York federal court Friday alleging that the company touts more than a dozen of its pasta sauces as being "all natural" when they actually contain citric acid, a synthetic ingredient.
The New York federal judge overseeing the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission’s claims DRW Investments manipulated futures contracts pressed firm manager Donald Wilson on his “sketchy” recollection of the firm’s trading strategy Friday, while attorneys for Wilson said they will seek a directed verdict after the CFTC’s expert witness made some major concessions.
Courts have reached varying conclusions regarding the extent to which claims must be related in order to constitute a single claim under an insurancy policy. Rory Jurman and Steven Cula of Fowler White Burnett PA explain the question of interrelatedness and discuss how various states have approached the issue.
Rhode Island, which has no Major League Baseball team of its own, is basically part of Red Sox nation. So what happens when a defendant is tried for bank fraud in Rhode Island before a jury that learns that he’s a Yankees fan? Day Pitney LLP partner and former federal prosecutor Daniel Wenner reviews the case.
U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Payton recently denied a motion for a new trial by two remote tippees found guilty of insider trading. An interesting aspect of the decision is the court’s treatment of whether the tippees knew or should have known that the tipper had breached his duty of confidentiality, says Jonathan Richman of Proskauer Rose LLP.
President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to drastically change the federal government’s role and policies in relation to energy, the environment and climate change. In the first of a two-part series, Christopher Carr and Robert Fleishman of Morrison & Foerster LLP consider the incoming administration's plans on infrastructure, natural gas, oil and coal, as well as clean and renewable energy.
As law firms and clients conduct more business on a regional or national scale, multijurisdictional practice is becoming more prevalent for practicing attorneys. Attorneys engaged in both private practice and as in-house counsel need to be aware of the ethical risks of practicing across jurisdictions — including the implications of engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, say Melinda Gentile and Monique Cardenas of Peckar & Abramson PC.
A critical — and arguably the least predictable — facet of the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation's practice is the selection of the venue for a new MDL proceeding. In this installment of his bimonthly series on the panel, Alan Rothman of Kaye Scholer LLP looks at the panel’s reasoning for its selection of particular venues, as well as arguments advanced by the parties, over the past year.
It is increasingly necessary for law firms to implement strategies to improve efficiency, staffing and value to meet client needs. Haley Altman, CEO and co-founder of Doxly Inc., discusses how to successfully leverage analytical tools and emerging technology to increase profitability.
Attorneys with Miller & Chevalier Chtd. highlight the third quarter’s most significant cases and government investigations impacting corporate executives.
In a recent Law360 guest article, counsel for Warren Pumps LLC reduced legally and factually complex anti-assignment and trigger issues to "delay tactics," ignoring the Delaware Supreme Court's rejection of Warren's attempt to obtain defense costs coverage to which it was never entitled, says Laura McKay of Hinkhouse Williams Walsh LLP.
U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton’s BMI decision has shown that the U.S. Department of Justice's consent decree enforcement might be more fragile than we hope, and should the DOJ not prevail on its recently announced appeal to the Second Circuit, we may see further erosion of the DOJ’s tools in enforcing the antitrust laws, says David Balto, a former trial attorney in the DOJ's Antitrust Division.