Rudy Giuliani's bid to become president effectively ended Tuesday when he finished a distant third in Florida's Republican primary. But though he will now have more time to spend at his day job as a name partner with Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, it remains to be seen whether he will continue to have sufficient clout to attract clients and recruit legal talent for the firm's growing New York office.
Wayne Jones, an esteemed intellectual property lawyer, has joined the Palo Alto, Calif., office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP. His business and technology sensibilities allow him to assist executives in their intellectual property endeavors.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association has agreed to set aside $10 million and pay up to $8.9 million in attorneys' fees to settle antitrust claims that the organization unfairly capped costs that can be covered under a student's athletic scholarship.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Wednesday that it is pulling out of its significant financial role in the FutureGen Alliance clean-coal power plant in Mattoon, Ill., and restructuring its coal program.
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP has lured a veteran trial attorney from Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP into the fold at its Dallas office, a move that litigator Michael Moore says comes as national firms are increasingly seeking to establish or bolster their presence in Texas.
Insurance and investment company American International Group Inc. has agreed to pay $12.5 million to nine states and the District of Columbia to put to rest allegations that the company participated in a bid-rigging scheme in the commercial insurance market.
Todd Mattingly, an intellectual property lawyer formerly of King & Spalding LLP who has extensive experience in energy patent work, has joined Bracewell & Giuliani's Houston office, the firm announced Tuesday.
A judge has refused a bid by the state of Texas to recoup more than $4.6 million of unclaimed settlement money from the settlement of a class action against oil companies that conspired to underpay leaseholders' royalties, telling the state it had waited too long to act.
A group of House Democrats has accused the Federal Emergency Management Agency of trying to bury scientific evidence regarding the long-term consequences of exposure to formaldehyde, the toxin allegedly found in dangerous levels in the trailers FEMA provided to people left homeless by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Fujitsu Ltd. and a California subsidiary have accused Tellabs Inc. of willfully infringing four of their patents related to optical communications products.
A federal judge on Monday shot down STMicroelectronics NV's move to stop chip maker Tessera Inc. from participating in International Trade Commission proceedings against it, finding that the products under investigation by the commission were not covered by a license defense.
A District of Columbia federal judge has barred the nonprofit group Project on Government Oversight from presenting evidence regarding allegedly illegal payments made to a government employee in a whistleblower action against oil companies.
Cable company Suddenlink Communications was hit with a lawsuit Friday that accuses it of infringing a patent related to video-on-demand technology.
A former partner at Arthur Andersen LLP who audited Enron Corp.'s financial statements has settled a civil action brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the SEC said Monday.
The United Kingdom's High Court of Justice has begun hearing a case between Visto Corp. and Research In Motion Ltd. over e-mail messaging technology in the first of many lawsuits across the globe between the two companies to go to trial.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been cleared of Title VII violation claims that its alleged policy against hiring registered sex offenders is discriminatory, because the civil rights law does not recognize sex offenders as a protected class.
After a somewhat promising first half of 2007, the U.S. legal profession slid into tougher times amid the subprime mortgage meltdown and other economic woes. As a result, the industry's growth will slow in 2008, according to the latest client advisory from legal consultancy Hildebrandt International and Citi Private Bank.
The successor to Enron Corp. has asked a federal court to force Hewitt Associates LLC to pay $9.15 million to cover a settlement fund shortfall caused by a mistake in calculation.
An appellate judge has affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a patent lawsuit brought by Halliburton Energy Services Inc. against rival M-I LLC, agreeing with the lower court that a key term in the patent was vague enough that the patent claims could not be construed.
A bankrupt couple has filed a putative class action against Fidelity National Information Services Inc., accusing the financial data processing company of being the “secret puppetmaster” of creditors' attorneys in bankruptcy cases.