A federal appeals court has upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's endorsement of a California rule limiting diesel emissions from transportation refrigeration units in trucks, saying there is no legal basis to overturn the agency's decision.
A federal appellate court has refused Microsoft Corp.'s request for a full panel of judges to rehear its appeal in a long-running patent lawsuit with i4i LP that resulted in a landmark $290 million award.
New York's highest court has ruled that Chase Manhattan Bank, in its role as a noteholder trustee for Enron Corp., should not be liable for the accuracy of regulatory filings Enron made.
A federal appeals court has let eBay Inc. off the hook on claims it infringed a Tiffany & Co. trademark through sales of counterfeit goods, though the online auctioneer must face the trial court again over false advertising allegations.
Leadership, once seen as a soft skill to be cultivated over time, has become a crucial part of a legal skill set that can — and should — be taught early in a lawyer's career, professional development experts say.
Honeywell International Inc. has reached a $10 million settlement with the federal government to clean up a Superfund site and former tar plant on the Ohio River.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a set of actions to strengthen environmental permitting requirements for mountaintop mining in Appalachia, a move that could severely limit the number of valley fills used in coal mines in the region.
A federal judge has dismissed an investor class action against Merrill Lynch & Co. over auction rate securities, finding that the investment bank provided enough disclosure about the functioning of the market.
A federal judge has signed off on a $20 million settlement between Eli Lilly & Co. and the state of Louisiana in the multidistrict product liability litigation over Eli Lilly's off-label promotion of its antipsychotic Zyprexa, the latest in a string of the drugmaker's deals with state attorneys general.
An international arbitration body has sided with Chevron Corp. in its fight with Ecuador over past oil operations, awarding the oil giant $700 million and finding that the country's courts breached a trade treaty by delaying rulings in a series of commercial disputes.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday held that state laws barring class actions cannot be used to throw class actions out of federal court, reversing a lower court's opinion that restricted a Maryland orthopedic group from pursuing such an action against Allstate Insurance Co.
A federal appeals court has paved the way for billionaire investor Carl C. Icahn to take control of bankrupt textile company WestPoint Stevens Inc., reinstating a bankruptcy court's sale order giving him control of the business for $700 million.
Auction house Sotheby's Inc. has won its breach of contract suit against Halsey Minor, founder of CNet Networks Inc., who allegedly reneged on a deal to buy three paintings, including an Andy Warhol.
Lyondell Chemical Co. has reached a sweeping, $5.5 billion settlement with state and federal regulators over vast environmental liabilities, granting roughly $1.2 billion in unsecured claims and providing $170 million to clean up properties that posed a significant hurdle to reorganization.
The White House unveiled plans Wednesday to expand offshore oil and gas exploration in areas including the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, part of a broader strategy to curb U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
President Barack Obama signed a law Tuesday that he said will end subsidies for banks that guarantee federal student loans, saving $68 billion over 11 years by making loans directly through the U.S. Department of Education.
Dealing a setback to a county soil and water conservation district employee’s False Claims Act case, the U.S. Supreme Court has restricted pending whistleblower cases that accuse local governments and other parties of committing fraud to receive federal funding.
While many law firms have no problem spending wads of cash on wooing hotshot lateral talent, the reluctance to discuss whether the move would be a good cultural fit can lead to disastrous results post-hire, legal experts say.
Ruling in a bellwether trial brought by Idaho farmers over a DuPont Co. herbicide used by the U.S. to rehabilitate burned-out public lands, a judge has found that the government and the chemical giant are both responsible for damage to nearby crops.
Finding the plaintiff's definition of the relevant market too narrow, a federal judge has thrown out a $90 million lawsuit accusing National Basketball Association star Dwyane Wade of violating the Sherman Act by pulling out of a deal to endorse a chain of restaurants bearing his name and likeness.