Though the U.S. Supreme Court declined Friday to hear a case filed against Enron's major underwriters, the plaintiffs will have one last chance to prove their claims against the banks.
Two Tyson Foods Inc. workers, whose previous Fair Labor Standards Act claims against the company were dismissed, have filed a putative collective action in Texas, accusing the company of not paying employees for all time spent working.
The U.S. Department of Justice has refused to become involved in a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. and other insurers tried to bilk the government in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Tyson Foods Inc. workers in Tennessee are expected to have their wage-and-hour lawsuits conditionally certified as collective actions after filing the suits before a court-imposed deadline.
Trek 2000, maker of portable digital storage devices such as flash memory sticks, has suffered a defeat before the U.K.'s High Court of Justice, losing its bid to hold on to a patent in a case brought by M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers Ltd.
Patent-holding company ESN LLC has refiled a patent lawsuit against Cisco Systems Inc. and its subsidiary Cisco-Linksys LLC, a few months after dropping an identical suit over voice over Internet protocol technology.
Lowe's Home Centers Inc. has been hit with a putative collective action alleging that the home improvement retailer violated federal law by failing to pay salaried sales employees in Florida a premium rate for overtime hours.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. and its rival Samsung Electronics have settled all ongoing patent infringement suits in the United States and Japan over semiconductor technology, the companies announced Wednesday.
Sybase Inc. has sued rival software company Vertica Systems Inc. for allegedly infringing one of its columnar database patents.
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that EchoStar Communications Corp. infringed TiVo Inc.'s patent covering digital video recording software and has affirmed nearly $74 million in damages.
A civilian contractor who alleges she was sexually assaulted on two separate occasions while working for Halliburton Co. in Iraq must arbitrate her claims against the company rather than pursuing them before a jury, a federal judge has ruled.
A handful of Pacific Lumber Company Inc. creditors has taken advantage of the end of the exclusivity period in the company's Chapter 11 proceedings and filed reorganization plans for the logging company.
A federal judge has let the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers off the hook, ruling that the government agency cannot be held responsible for the failure of the levees to protect New Orleans from the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.