King & Spalding continues its growth surge, luring a skilled commercial litigator and leading electric company representative to head the establishment of a new office in Austin, Texas, the firm announced Friday.
Proctor & Gamble Company, General Motors Corporation and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.
A judge has certified a class action against oil company W-H Energy Services Inc. on behalf of employees in the company's Alice, Texas, facility who allege they were misclassified as exempt from overtime pay but has refused to certify a proposed nationwide class.
A federal judge in Kentucky has refused to delay the criminal trial of three lawyers who are accused of keeping millions of dollars meant for plaintiffs in a class action settlement over Wyeth Pharmaceuticals’ diet pill fen-phen.
Certain municipalities have begun to pass mandatory paid sick leave, minimum wage and other employment laws that make compliance more challenging for companies with a nationwide presence, according to management-side attorneys.
Two Republican congressmen have called for a judicial hearing into claims by disgraced trial attorney William Lerach that the multimillion-dollar kickback scam at his founding firm was commonplace among class action lawyers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it had detected hazardous amounts of chromium and selenium in its final analysis of certain flavors of the dietary supplement products “Total Body Formula" and "Total Body Mega Formula.”
Law firms Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP and Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman LLP have initiated merger talks, which, if successful, will create a 1,700-lawyer firm.
Mail Boxes Etc. Inc., Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation and Juicy Couture Inc. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.
Patent litigation can come with particularly high stakes as parties battle over the rights to technology, science and innovation that can be crucial to their competitiveness. And judges presiding over these lawsuits work to keep the game fair and well-paced — partially by trying to minimize their pet peeves.
Telecommunications company T-Mobile Inc. has become the latest to settle with billionaire inventor Ronald A. Katz over patents for interactive voice applications.
Bankrupt Pacific Lumber and its parent company, Maxxam Inc., said Thursday that they would back a proposed reorganization plan by MRC/Marathon that is widely supported by federal officials and environmentalists.
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would crack down on copyright and trademark infringement by shifting more resources toward federal enforcement of intellectual property laws.
A Texas test preparation company will pay the owner of the SAT college entrance exam $1 million to settle an infringement suit stemming from the company's alleged use of copyrighted test materials.
Just a few months after six Baker and McKenzie LLP employment lawyers jumped ship for Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, another partner has followed suit.
A U.S. federal judge has unsealed a whistleblower lawsuit that accuses Bayer AG of deceptive marketing in the promotion of blockbuster cholesterol drug Baycol.
Shell Oil Products Company LLC, Monster Worldwide Inc. and Old Navy LLC were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York has moved to collect $1 million that a unit of bankrupt jewelry retailer Friedman's Inc. has not paid as part of a nonprosecution agreement for alleged securities fraud.
A federal judge has allowed Mass Engineered Design to expand its patent infringement suit over multiscreen display units.
Home decor company Home Interiors & Gifts Inc. has sought Chapter 11 protection in Dallas to streamline the company's operations and restructure its debt, a move made necessary by dwindling sales and ineffective cost-cutting measures.