A $4.6 million damage award against audio electronics company Shure Inc. in a patent suit over earphones has been cut to $1.4 million, after the judge overseeing the case ruled that the record didn't support a finding in favor of plaintiff Hearing Components Inc. with respect to Shure's “straight nozzle” products.
Resolving a patent dispute over digital closed-caption and digital copy protection technologies, Westinghouse Digital Electronics LLC has consented to judgment against it on several patent claims brought by rival Sony Corp.
The bankruptcy judge overseeing the Chapter 11 case of Tarragon Corp. has signed off on the real estate developer's bid to tap up to $6.25 million in post-petition financing to keep its business afloat during its restructuring period.
An attorney has accused Duane Morris LLP of firing her after she rebuffed the sexual advances of a female co-worker and then complained about it, in a suit filed Wednesday in Houston.
Italy-based Parker ITR has reached a groundbreaking agreement over its alleged involvement in an international marine hose cartel that privately resolves its liability out of court, the plaintiffs' firm Hausfeld LLP announced Friday.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two British men, including a lawyer, with helping steer $132 million in bribes from former Halliburton Co. subsidiary KBR Inc. to the Nigerian government in order to obtain $6 billion in contracts for KBR to build liquefied natural gas facilities in the country.
Marshall Packaging Co. LLC has added The Coca-Cola Co., Kraft Foods and Sunny Delight Beverage Co. to an infringement suit over a bottle design patent.
A federal judge has thrown out all claims against Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., Barclays PLC and Credit Suisse First Boston LLC in a long-running $40 billion securities class action launched by shareholders in the wake of Enron Corp.'s colossal collapse.
The receiver in a Utah Ponzi scheme is demanding that Fulbright and Jaworski LLP and Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP pay back the money they received for representing the defendant, who was convicted of fraud in 2008.
Three former executives of doughnut maker Krispy Kreme Inc. on Wednesday signed consent decrees with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that bring to a close allegations about their roles in the accounting scandals that have spawned numerous investor lawsuits.
Calling the proposed class definition “vague, too speculative and unsupportable,” a federal judge has declined to certify a massive proposed class of all workers who have been subjected to group detention in a lawsuit that was filed in the wake of government raids at six Swift & Co. meatpacking plants in 2006.
A federal magistrate judge in charge of discovery in the multidistrict litigation over Eli Lilly & Co.'s anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa has denied the drugmaker's motion for sanctions against West Virginia's attorney general, saying the state's failure to produce a usable Medicaid database was neither in bad faith nor willful.
The U.S. Department of Justice is taking a closer look at Medtronic Inc.'s marketing practices, reimbursement counsel and therapy delivery concerning its yet-to-be-approved medical tools aimed at controlling irregular heartbeats.
Creditors for Kimball Hill Inc. have endorsed the bankrupt homebuilder’s plan of liquidation, clearing the stage for the plan’s confirmation hearing Monday.
Patent-holding company Aloft Media LLC has added a newly issued patent to its lawsuit against software makers SAP America Inc., Oracle Corp., Sage Software Inc. and Infor Global Solutions Inc. over collaborative decision protocol software.
Pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG has asserted its rights over two patents for several anti-hemophiliac treatments in an ongoing battle with Wyeth subsidiary Genetics Institute over who legally owns the formula for ReFacto, a drug related to recombinant anti-hemophiliac Factor VII.
Comodo Communications Inc. has accused j2 Global Communications Inc. of fraudulently obtaining patents for Internet faxing products, as patent litigation continues between the two providers of Internet services.
A federal appeals court has ruled that a patent on power converter technology asserted by O2 Micro International Ltd. against Monolithic Power Systems Inc. is invalid, at the same time upholding a district court's power to appoint its own special expert in complex patent cases.
Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp. has been dismissed from LSI Corp. and Agere Systems Inc.’s infringement suit against a group of semiconductor companies over a computer chip method patent after reaching a settlement with the plaintiffs.
Fresh from winning a judge's support for collective status on behalf of a group of AT&T Corp. call center workers in wage-and-hour litigation in Pennsylvania, plaintiffs firm Nichols Kaster PLLP has fired off another action against the telecommunications giant, this time on behalf of Michigan employees.