King & Spalding LLP has boosted its intellectual property practice with a three-partner team from Baker Botts LLP, including the former co-chair of the firm's international patent practice group.
A Texas appeals court has dismissed an insurer's claims that it has no duty to defend Furmanite America Inc. in a Louisiana toxic tort case, affirming an earlier trial court ruling on the long-standing coverage dispute.
A Delaware state court has dismissed a derivative suit over a failed bid by Cerberus Capital Management LP and Affiliated Computer Services Inc. to take the company private after finding that the majority of the company's board remained independent despite internal strife and so had not breached its fiduciary duty to shareholders.
The federal judge overseeing the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of Spectrum Brands Inc. has signed off on a slew of first-day motions, including preliminary approval of up to $235 million in debtor-in-possession financing that the global consumer products company says it needs to stay afloat during its restructuring.
A Finnish electronics design consulting firm has filed a lawsuit against a slew of technology companies, including Cisco Systems Inc., Netgear Inc., Motorola Inc. and 3Com Corp., alleging that the companies have infringed a broadband data transmission patent.
A federal judge has granted class certification to a group of former RadioShack Corp. employees alleging that the electronics chain did not reimburse the employees for business trips they made using their personal vehicles.
American National Insurance Co. and certain of its affiliates have sued former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. officers, directors and underwriters over $21 million they lost as a result of the bankrupt investment bank's subprime exposure.
SciCo Tec GmbH has fired back at Boston Scientific Corp.’s motion that the company should be sanctioned for intentionally tampering with a catheter that Boston Scientific planned to show at trial in SciCo’s patent infringement case, claiming the motion is without merit.
Troubled insurer American International Group Inc. has pulled out of a lobbying group seeking to enact legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions after a member of the U.S. House of Representatives complained that bailout money fueled by taxpayers should not be spent on lobbying.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has rejected the attempts of a group of Louisiana plaintiffs to remand to state court the multidistrict litigation over a 1994 fire at an Exxon Mobil Corp. plant, ruling that the district court was the appropriate jurisdiction for the case to unfold.
The U.S. legal market has entered a new age of “lawyer mobility,” with attorneys in high-profile, lucrative practices typically moving to more profitable firms, according to a report of an ongoing study conducted by the American Bar Foundation's Law Firms Working Group.
Winbond Electronics Corp. has become the latest computer chip maker to settle a patent infringement suit brought by the Quantum World Corp. over two patents for a random number generator system that are allegedly infringed by chips in several IBM ThinkPad computer models.
Haynes and Boone LLP has scored former white collar federal prosecutor David Siegal, who joined the firm Tuesday as a partner in its New York office's white collar criminal defense practice group.
Texas patent-holding company Traffic Information LLC has settled its patent claims against Apple Inc. in a suit alleging that a group of wireless communications companies infringe its patents covering a traffic-detection system.
LG Electronics USA Inc. has lost a bid to dismiss a lawsuit from consumers alleging that its front-loading washing machines caused serious mold and mildew problems.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP has decided to transfer all attorneys and staff from its San Francisco office to its nearby Silicon Valley office, a consolidation move that other law firms are likely to emulate as a way to trim operating costs, experts say.
A passenger has sued Continental Airlines Inc. and two pilots for negligence related to the December 2008 airplane crash at Denver International Airport.
Boston Scientific Corp. has moved to dismiss a catheter patent infringement lawsuit on the grounds that the plaintiff in the case, SciCo Tec GmbH, willfully tampered with an important piece of evidence.
A former supervisor for the U.S. Department of the Interior was handed probation and a $3,000 fine on Tuesday for his role in a wide-ranging scandal involving a group of Minerals Management Service workers who habitually accepted gifts, used drugs and alcohol, and had sexual relationships with oil and gas industry executives.
Texas-based Haynes and Boone LLP has expanded into California, swallowing intellectual property boutique MacPherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP's Silicon Valley and Orange County offices.