The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has come under fire over a $1.5 million contract it entered into with a consulting firm tasked with boosting morale at the agency's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, with lawmakers reportedly criticizing a recent retreat for FDA employees amid ongoing problems with drug safety oversight.
Pilgrim's Pride Corp. is facing opposition to an attempt to lift the stay in its Chapter 11 case so it can pursue an appeal over whether plaintiffs are required to show an injury to competition when bringing claims under the Packers and Stockyards Act.
Two months after a jury found that Emptoris Inc. infringed two patents held by Ariba Inc. for electronic auction technology, the judge in the case has awarded Ariba a total of $6.6 million and issued an injunction barring Emptoris from selling the allegedly infringing software.
A federal magistrate judge has disqualified Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP from representing Honeywell International Inc. in a suit it brought over a light-emitting diode patent against Philips Lumileds Lighting Co. because the firm also does a range of legal work for another Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV unit.
A U.S. district judge has pled not guilty to charges that he engaged in illegal sexual contact with a co-worker and a second woman at work in a Galveston, Texas, courthouse.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a patent suit filed by Japan-based Nidec Corp. against an LG Electronics Inc. unit over motors used in computer CD and DVD drives, adopting recommendations issued last month by a magistrate judge.
Former Chief Operating Officer for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Paul Dickerson has rejoined Haynes & Boone LLP's Houston office as a partner to head up the firm's newly formed clean tech practice group.
Baker Botts LLP has snagged corporate and securities partner Steven M. Tyndall from Fish & Richardson PC for its Austin office.
SB Capital Group LLC, Tiger Capital Group LLC and Hudson Capital Partners LLC have asked the bankruptcy court overseeing electronics retailer Tweeter Opco LLC's liquidation to bar the interim Chapter 7 trustee from using cash collateral until they are paid almost $470,000 they say they are owed for consulting fees and expenses.
The bankrupt U.S. businesses of chemical firm LyondellBasell Industries AF SCA have requested court approval for a debtor-in-possession financing package of more than $8 billion to help ensure the companies can continue operating for now.
Flying J Inc. has asked a federal bankruptcy judge to stay proceedings in a lawsuit pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that the oil refining company claims distracts from its Chapter 11 reorganization efforts and will impair its assets.
Buffalo Technology Inc. and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. have become the latest companies to settle a lawsuit brought by network technology company Linex Technologies Inc. over patents related to the transmittal of wireless signals, leaving only a single defendant in the lawsuit.
Acacia Research Corp. subsidiaries International Printer Corp. and Screentone Systems Corp. have reached an agreement with Eastman Kodak Co. that should resolve patent litigation between the companies in Texas and California, according to Acacia.
Abbott Laboratories has sued Bayer HealthCare LLC for a judgment that a Bayer patent is invalid and unenforceable, firing back at an infringement suit Bayer filed recently seeking to assert the patent against Abbott's hugely popular arthritis drug Humira.
Thompson & Knight LLP has nabbed former U.S. Attorney Richard B. Roper III to serve as a trial partner in its Dallas-based white collar criminal litigation group.
The debtor-in-possession financier for LandSource Communities Development LLC is protesting the most recent fee application brought by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, arguing that the price tag submitted by the unsecured creditors' counsel exceeds the limit the DIP order set.
Plains Capital Corp. has become the latest financial institution to reach a license agreement with a Florida man who has sued dozens of the nation's largest banks, claiming their secure online banking services infringe his patent.
Acacia Research Corp. unit TransAuction LLC has struck a deal with uBid Holdings Inc. to end uBid's involvement in a suit TransAuction filed in June against five e-commerce companies over a patent covering guaranteed and/or bonded online auctions.
Following a week of rumors that bankruptcy was a possibility, the U.S. units of Dutch petrochemical giant LyondellBasell Industries AF SCA filed for Chapter 11 protection on Tuesday.
The head of Braintree Energy Inc. has been ordered by a court to hand over more than $3 million as part of a deal to resolve allegations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he masterminded a massive fraud against hundreds of investors.