A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Phillips Petroleum Company alleging it and others conspired to intentionally misrepresent the state of Phillips' workers' compensation insurance following a fatal industrial accident.
Law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has scooped up a team of six partners to boost its labor and employment practice in the firm's Dallas office.
Electronic Data Systems Corp. is inching closer to settling ERISA claims filed by a purported class of more than 85,000 employees who accused the technology services company of enticing improper investments of retirement funds into company stock.
A former employee of Control Systemation Inc. who is accusing the semiconductor testing company of stealing his trade secrets and unfairly patenting a device he created now faces claims that he has admitted to infringing the same patent through his lawsuit.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has called on a federal court to order the principals of now-defunct Safescript Pharmacies Inc. to return millions of dollars allegedly pocketed in a scam to defraud investors.
The multidistrict product liability litigation over Stand 'n Seal appears to be nearing its end for at least one of the defendants, with the majority of plaintiffs seeking the appointment of a special master in the wake of a confidential settlement with SLR Inc. over the controversial grout sealer.
Months after winning $12 million in a patent case over text-messaging technology, a small wireless communications company has targeted BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. in a suit over devices for managing e-mail accounts.
A purported class of Delta Financial Corp. employees have sued the bankrupt subprime mortgage lender for allegedly not giving appropriate notice when it cut nearly 97% of its workforce.
A jury in Texas has awarded semiconductor company Silicon Space Technology Corp. $18 million in a case in which SST accused LSI Logic Corp. of stealing trade secrets and breaching a nondisclosure agreement.
Intergraph Hardware Technologies Corp. has reached a settlement with Toshiba Corp. and its units in the technology company’s patent suit over devices for a high-speed microprocessor system.
A judge presiding over Antor Media Corp.’s data transmission patent infringement case against Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Inc. has ordered the patent-holding firm to hand over documents on a similar suit it brought against a group of technology giants.
In the wake of failed talks between Pacific Lumber Co. and its creditors, noteholders have asked the bankruptcy court overseeing the defunct lumber company's Chapter 11 case to terminate the debtors' exclusivity rights and to allow them to submit their own, alternative plan for reorganization.
Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Toshiba Corp., JVC Americas Corp. and NEC Electronics America have settled an infringement suit filed by two patent-licensing companies over microprocessor technology.
The suit that securities investor Super Future Equities Inc. filed against Wells Fargo Bank NA, the trustee of its mortgage-backed notes, and loan servicer Orix Capital Markets LLC is out of steam now that a Dallas federal court has granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants.
With the addition of Gregory D. Renberg as a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, two practice areas will get a boost, since Renberg, an employment and labor attorney, has focused his practice on the energy industry.
Reservation software developer Guestbridge Inc. has reached a settlement agreement with patent-licensing company Online Reservations LLC, putting to rest a patent infringement dispute over online reservation technology.
South Florida, where judges allegedly tilt the scales of justice against civil defendants, has been deemed this year's top “judicial hellhole,” according to a report issued by a tort reform special interests group on Tuesday.
High-definition television maker Zenith Electronics Corp. has agreed to drop claims of patent infringement against rival Vizio Inc. after the parties reached a “mutually satisfactory resolution,” according to court papers.
The Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit and the district courts are gearing up to weigh in on a number of intellectual property disputes in 2008, including cases that could redefine patent-holder rights on licensing and change how accused infringers defend against willfulness claims.
Nortel Networks Corp. has hit Vonage Holdings Corp. with counterclaims, accusing it of infringing 12 patents related to voice-over Internet protocol technology.