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Prosecutors say Evan Greebel, center, shown in December 2015, violated his duty to client Retrophin by agreeing to help Martin Shkreli steal from the company and inflate its stock price with deceptive transactions. (Getty)

Ex-Katten Atty Betrayed Client, Feds Say As Trial Starts

Former Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP partner Evan Greebel's conspiracy trial began in Brooklyn federal court Friday with accusations he betrayed his pharmaceutical company client's trust through a greedy plot with Martin Shkreli, the company's then-CEO who was convicted of securities fraud in August.

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  • DC Circ. Puts Immigrant Teen's Abortion On Hold, For Now

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  • Fed. Circ. Affirms Verdict Clearing Google In $106M IP Case

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  • Sony Scores 1st Amend. Win In 9th Circ. 'Gran Turismo' Suit

    The Ninth Circuit on Friday affirmed a district court’s finding that Sony Computer Interactive Entertainment’s “Gran Turismo” video games are protected by the First Amendment as expressive works and haven’t infringed trademarks owned by a European flooring company, Virag SRL.

  • Dow Trade Secret Suit Can Be Heard In Delaware Court

    The Delaware Chancery Court can hear Dow Chemical's claims that Turkish paint company Organik stole its trade secrets by hiring its ex-employees, a judge ruled Thursday, finding that Organik's Delaware subsidiary gives the court jurisdiction. 

  • Trump Can’t Slip Seattle And Portland’s Sanctuary City Suit

    President Donald Trump lost his bid to escape Seattle and Portland’s lawsuit over his executive order limiting federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities, after a Washington federal court ruled Thursday that the order’s future consequences have already affected both cities.

  • Arpaio Appeals To 9th Circ. After Conviction Kept On Record

    Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Thursday appealed his criminal contempt conviction to the Ninth Circuit, after an Arizona federal judge didn't buy his argument that a presidential pardon should completely void the case.

  • BuzzFeed Says Trump Tweet Opens CIA's Syria Docs To FOIA

    A senior investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News on Thursday filed suit against the CIA in D.C. federal court seeking documents related to alleged U.S. payments to Syrian rebels referenced in a July tweet by President Donald Trump.

  • 2nd Circ. Sends Momentive Ch. 11 Back For Interest Revisions

    The Second Circuit reversed one aspect of the confirmed Chapter 11 plan of silicone maker Momentive Performance Materials Inc. on Friday, saying a New York bankruptcy court wrongly calculated the interest due on notes held by senior secured creditors and telling it to try again.

  • EPA Shuns Biofuel Standard Changes In Win For Corn States

    The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday pledged to maintain the proposed amount of renewable fuels that must be blended into the nation's transportation fuel supply in 2018 and hold off on major changes to the agency's renewable fuels program, bowing to pressure from Midwestern senators representing corn-producing states.

  • Waymo Loses Latest Bid For Uber's Self-Driving Source Code

    A California federal judge on Thursday rejected Google affiliate Waymo’s latest bid to get its hands on Uber’s self-driving car source code in its trade secrets suit, saying that a magistrate judge’s recent decision calling the request “profoundly overbroad” was neither clearly wrong or contrary to law.