A federal judge in California has handed down a ruling that could be the death knell for a derivative shareholder suit against CNET Networks Inc. over options backdating, granting CNET’s motion to dismiss but asking the parties for a supplemental briefing and leaving open the possibility of an amended complaint.
A California oil refining company that intentionally pumped contaminated wastewater into the ground and then lied about it to the government has agreed to pay a fine of $1 million and other restitution.
A court has issued a temporary restraining order banning a California DVD player manufacturer from moving its assets to avoid paying $15 million in outstanding royalties and interest to a technology licensing company.
Broadcom Corp. took the next move in its ongoing, increasingly complicated war with Qualcomm Inc., filing a suit late Thursday alleging that its rival violated competition laws.
Mary B. Cranston is undoubtedly one of the most influential women practicing law today. Her groundbreaking career has included many notable firsts: first woman to be elected chief executive of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, first person to hold the senior partner position at the firm and first woman to lead a global 100 law firm.
As part of an ongoing investigation into the student loan industry, Senator Edward M. Kennedy has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to look into a stock deal involving the president of a student loan corporation and officers at several major universities.
A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that barred Apotex Inc. from obtaining regulatory approval to market a generic version of Allergan Inc.’s prescription anti-inflammatory eye-drop solution Acular.
Several California utilities filed suit on Wednesday against 18 cities and municipalities in an effort to recover $475 million they were overcharged for electric power during the California energy crisis.
As news broke Wednesday that FedEx would pay more than $50 million to settle a racial discrimination suit, a jury found that a former employee had been sexually harassed and said the company should pay about $3 million in damages.
After years of facing off in court, a federal jury has handed Eldorado Stone LLC more than $17 million in its long-standing trade secrets battle against rival stone manufacturer, Renaissance Stone Inc.
A California jury has handed Iconix Brand Group Inc. a victory in a longstanding trademark infringement lawsuit, awarding the fashion brand owner $45 million in compensatory damages.
Intel Corp. executives will be questioned under oath by microprocessor rival Advanced Micro Devices over the loss of countless e-mails that may prove critical in the antitrust lawsuit the two are engaged in.
A federal judge has cleared the way for real estate investor Clint Reilly to move forward with his antitrust suit against MediaNews Group Inc.’s acquisition of the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times.
Ever since Nancy Abell decided to become an attorney, she wanted to work for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. Nearly 30 years later, she is still at the one and only firm she has ever known, moving her way up from associate to partner to her current position as chair of the 200-lawyer employment law department.
The battle Pioneer Corp. waged against Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. in California district court over plasma display panel patents has been moved to Texas, where it joins another patent suit Pioneer brought against its rival.
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP has filed suit against the generics arm of Novartis AG in an attempt to stave off competition in the multibillion-dollar market for schizophrenia and bipolar mania treatment Seroquel.
Whenever her enthusiasm starts to wane, plaintiffs lawyer Lynn Faris gets on the phone with one of her underdog clients to remind herself why she does what she does. Even this diehard employee advocate and self-confessed workaholic needs a little encouragement now and then.
Two sides in a protracted royalty dispute over Winnie the Pooh were unable to make any headway in potential settlement talks, setting the stage for a sticky copyright battle over the honey-craving bear to continue to play out in the courts.
Reed Smith LLP has pulled in two partners and one counsel to bolster its financial services team and its corporate and securities practice on the West Coast.
Three lawyers and two priests from the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego could face contempt in bankruptcy court after they allegedly transferred funds and engaged in other activities that the court banned while the diocese’s Chapter 11 case is pending.