In a 148-page order Thursday, a panel of Florida federal judges “reluctantly but with the conviction that it is the right thing to do” imposed $9.1 million in sanctions on The Wilner Firm and Farah & Farah following an investigation that found they filed and maintained at least 1,250 baseless Engle progeny tobacco lawsuits.
Former Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams did not directly challenge the government’s request for a five-year prison sentence for his corruption conviction in a memorandum filed Wednesday, asking only that he be released from prison between next week’s sentencing and his final assignment so he can visit his elderly mother.
A federal grand jury indicted Nippon Chemi-Con Corp. for participating in a long-running conspiracy to fix prices for electrolytic capacitors, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
A former staffer of Sen. Bob Menendez on Wednesday said the senator did not speak in an angry tone in 2009 when challenging a policy underlying an $8.9 million Medicare overbilling dispute involving a Florida ophthalmologist, contradicting earlier testimony from a government witness at the senator and doctor's bribery trial.
The latest iteration of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. by nationals from several predominantly Muslim countries hit another roadblock early Wednesday morning when a Maryland federal judge halted much of its implementation based on the fact that it likely violates the U.S. Constitution.
President Donald Trump on Thursday named Joseph J. Simons of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP to lead the Federal Trade Commission in a bid to fill one of the major gaps in his administration’s leadership on antitrust, merger and consumer protection policy.
The owner of Romano’s Macaroni Grill casual restaurant chain filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware on Wednesday with a support agreement from its largest creditors in hand that aims to reorganize the company as a going concern and slash some of its roughly $30 million in secured debt.
A Second Circuit panel on Wednesday torpedoed a former Faruqi & Faruqi LLP partner’s bid for a cut of $4 million the firm had earned on a settlement for a client she'd brought in, ruling that a New York federal judge hadn’t erred in concluding her oral compensation agreement with the firm wasn’t enforceable under state law.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions hailed the administration’s halt of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, its defense of the travel ban and other administration actions Wednesday, telling a Senate panel Congress should go further to “end the lawlessness” nationwide.
A Connecticut bankruptcy judge granted minor sanctions Tuesday against a music producer and manager who tried to pursue copyright litigation against rapper 50 Cent over a hit song even as he was under the protection of bankruptcy, saying the violation was knowing and purposeful.
Medical waste disposal company Stericycle Inc. has agreed to pay $295 million to exit multidistrict litigation over allegations it ignored customers' contracts to arbitrarily increase prices, attorneys for the plaintiffs told an Illinois federal judge Tuesday.
Two former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP support pros who admitted to misdemeanor offenses and testified against the fallen firm's three top ex-executives were freed from the BigLaw criminal saga Tuesday by a New York state judge, who credited their cooperation.
A federal jury in Delaware on Wednesday cleared telephone headset maker Plantronics Inc. of antitrust claims asserted by Jabra brand parent GN Netcom Inc., finding after a weeklong trial that its so-called Plantronics-only distributors do not violate the Sherman and Clayton acts.
By Jacqueline Bell and Cristina Violante