Investors in JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of solar cells used for electricity production, have filed a lawsuit claiming that the company did not reveal a $100 million investment with a unit of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in the months before the investment bank filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Abbott Laboratories has sued Bayer HealthCare LLC for a judgment that a Bayer patent is invalid and unenforceable, firing back at an infringement suit Bayer filed recently seeking to assert the patent against Abbott's hugely popular arthritis drug Humira.
Thompson & Knight LLP has nabbed former U.S. Attorney Richard B. Roper III to serve as a trial partner in its Dallas-based white collar criminal litigation group.
Less than three months after emerging from Chapter 11, clothing retailer Goody's Family Clothing Inc. has become the first major retail casualty of 2009 as it plans to liquidate its remaining assets.
The unsecured creditors committee of bankrupt insurance agency Brooke Corp. objected on Monday to a move to expedite the company's liquidation by banks that provided securitization services to Brooke.
Troutman Sanders LLP has completed its merger with Ross Dixon & Bell LLP, creating a general practice firm that boasts 785 attorneys.
Loeb & Loeb LLP has hired Jennifer L. Borow, formerly of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, as a new partner in its corporate and securities department, and Timothy J. Carroll, formerly of Vedder Price PC, as a new partner in its litigation department.
Milberg LLP has snatched bankruptcy expert Jon Landers from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in an effort to expand and lead the firm's restructuring work, which until now has been handled by individual lawyers at the firm without a formal practice group umbrella.
Following a week of rumors that bankruptcy was a possibility, the U.S. units of Dutch petrochemical giant LyondellBasell Industries AF SCA filed for Chapter 11 protection on Tuesday.
Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. is facing another lawsuit from an institutional investor in the wake of the collapse of the auction rate securities market early last year, this time from a bank in Kentucky seeking up to $29.7 million in damages.
Wireless communications provider Audiovox Corp. has smacked a unit of TMI Products Inc. with a lawsuit, accusing the rival company of infringing a pair of patents covering its headrest-mounted mobile entertainment systems for cars.
The trustee managing the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff's investment firm will not have to provide a full list of the firm's assets and liabilities after a bankruptcy court judge granted an indefinite stay to an existing protective order on Monday.
Patent attorney and electrical engineer Michael A. Molano has joined the recently launched Silicon Valley office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s growing intellectual property practice group, the firm has announced.
The state of New York may reopen discovery on a portion of affirmative defenses asserted by manufacturers in the ongoing multidistrict litigation over alleged price-fixing in the dynamic random access memory market, a federal judge has ruled.
In the latest blow to Merck & Co. Inc. over Fosamax, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration official has said the popular osteoporosis treatment and other similar drugs may increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer.
With bankruptcy expertise at a premium as businesses face an ominous 2009, Duane Morris LLP is in a position to provide superior guidance, celebrating the new year by netting two seasoned bankruptcy attorneys from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.
Anderson Kill & Olick PC has combined with a 14-lawyer firm to bolster its insurance enforcement practice, and Nexsen Pruet is setting up shop in the capital city of North Carolina thanks to a key tie-up with a seven-lawyer firm.
A five-attorney litigation group specializing in white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation has jumped from Mayer Brown LLP to Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP's Los Angeles office.
Although 2008 may be safely behind us, some of the consequences of the economic meltdown and the subprime lending saga are only now emerging, say legal malpractice insurance experts, predicting that in-house lawyers are likely to face an uptick in malpractice claims in the year ahead as a result of the financial crisis, mirroring the increase in claims in the wake of the options backdating implosion a few years back.
Patent-holding company Aloft Media LLC is not wasting any time taking action against Yahoo Inc., Google Inc. and AOL LLC, filing an infringement suit against the three Internet behemoths the same day that its new patent related to online instant messaging was issued.