A Canadian court has set a February trial date for a case that accuses Michigan's DTE Energy Co. of contaminating Canada's St. Clair River with mercury emitted from two of its coal-fired power plants.
The employment practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP added Scott Landau as a partner at the firm's New York office on Tuesday.
A federal judge has denied a motion by the Bank of New York, acting as trustee for a group of noteholders, for an approximately $170 million administrative claim on the estate of Pacific Lumber Co., but allowed the noteholders to get an extra $3.6 million under Pacific Lumber's Chapter 11 plan.
The battle over ordinances requiring chain restaurants to display nutritional information about their food, which played out in New York this spring, has shifted venues to the West Coast, with a lawsuit by the California Restaurant Association challenging similar rules in San Francisco.
While the bankruptcy judge overseeing St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York's Chapter 11 proceedings was wrong to slash attorneys' fees for McDermott Will & Emery LLP, he was right not to award damages to the debtors, the law firm has argued in a mounting dispute over its earnings in the case.
Bankrupt electronics company Ampex Corp. and its creditors have agreed to postpone the deadline to hold a hearing on the confirmation of the company's third amended reorganization plan to mid-August.
A judge has tentatively approved American International Group Inc.'s $24.2 million offer to settle employees' charges that the insurance giant's kickback and bid-rigging schemes caused pensions to lose value.
An appeals court has upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss claims of securities fraud against officers of Levitz Home Furnishings Inc., Resurgence Asset Management LLC and Deloitte & Touche USA LLP related to the issuance of junk bonds in 2004.
Federal prosecutors have been given the green light to retry a group of former brokers accused of giving day traders access to confidential information via internal “squawk boxes.”
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP has accused former partner Jeremy Pitcock of sexually harassing a dozen women at the firm and using his position to threaten them into silence.
A federal judge has urged Eli Lilly & Co. to consider settling a putative class action brought by unions, health insurers and individuals alleging that they paid too much for the company's anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa, saying he is currently inclined to certify a class of plaintiffs.
Several months after pleading guilty to criminal insider trading charges, a former Morgan Stanley & Co. financial analyst and her husband have agreed to pay $884,829 to put to rest civil claims of insider trading brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
As law firms vie for new clients and business in a tightening market, the key for most corporate departments in this day and age can be summed up in one word, according to the lawyers at McDermott Will & Emery: Asia.
IBM Corp.'s announcement last week that it will take over mainframe computer firm Platform Solutions Inc. reportedly has not stopped Europe's antitrust watchdog from looking into concerns raised by PSI before the buyout.
Federal antitrust regulators have reportedly requested information from Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc. about their online search advertising pact, and also queried other interested parties such as Microsoft Corp., whose rejected bid for Yahoo in part spurred the deal.
A white-collar crime and corporate compliance partner who is active in diversity issues has made the jump from Arent Fox LLP to Schiff Hardin LLP.
Raising major concerns over Internet privacy, a federal judge has ordered Google Inc. to hand over statistics on the video-viewing habits of YouTube users to Viacom Inc., which will use the data in its $1 billion copyright infringement suit against Google and YouTube LLC.
Soft-drink giant Coca-Cola Co. has agreed to pay $137.5 million to settle a nearly eight-year-long class action shareholder lawsuit.
Insurance broker Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. has filed a proposed settlement totaling $69 million as part of a massive two-pronged multidistrict litigation suit against some of the nation's largest insurance brokers and companies over alleged misconduct in commercial cases and employee benefit plans.
Bank of New York has appealed to a U.S. bankruptcy court to reconsider its request to dismiss the $550 million lawsuit filed by the Chapter 11 trustee of money manager Sentinel Management Group.