Commercial Contracts

  • August 21, 2008

    Judge Unseals Docs In Ark. Rice Farmers Suit

    An Arkansas state judge has reportedly unsealed several documents from a collection of over 1 million in a lawsuit alleging that Riceland Foods Inc. failed to inform the state's farmers that a genetically modified strain of rice had contaminated the food supply.

  • August 21, 2008

    IPhone 3G Doesn't Deliver On Speed Claim: Suit

    Apple Inc. is falsely claiming that its new iPhone 3G can access the Internet twice as fast as previous iPhones, an Apple customer has alleged in a new lawsuit.

  • August 21, 2008

    Panda To Appeal $200M Claim Against Calpine

    Panda Energy International Inc. will appeal a decision by a bankruptcy judge that denies the company's $200 million in claims against Calpine Corp. over contracts related to Panda power plants.

  • August 20, 2008

    Lawyers Plan Move To Nixon Despite Billing Concerns

    Concern over the higher billable hours expected of American lawyers wasn't enough to stop 12 non-equity partners from leaving Taylor Wessing LLP's French branch for Nixon Peabody LLP, the European firm said in a motion filed Monday in an effort to enforce what it says are its contractual rights in the wake of failed merger talks.

  • August 19, 2008

    Plaintiffs Bid To Move Suit Against Thelen Reid

    IVI Smart Technologies Inc. wants a lawsuit in which it accuses Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP of helping a competitor of an IVI unit steal its intellectual property transferred from federal to state court.

  • August 19, 2008

    Circuit City Balks At Sale Of Syntax-Brillian Assets

    Consumer electronics retailer Circuit City Stores Inc. has objected to Syntax-Brillian Corp.'s request to sell some of its assets to another company to the extent that the sale would impede Circuit City's rights to dispute and pay off debt it allegedly owes the bankrupt TV maker.

  • August 18, 2008

    Seyfarth Demands Inventors Pay Sanctions In Full

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP is claiming that two inventors, who have sued the firm for alleged malpractice in the prosecution of a separate patent infringement action over snowboard bindings, are dragging their feet to pay an entire sanctions amount for violating discovery rules.

  • August 15, 2008

    Gamers Widen Xbox Suit Against Microsoft

    Frustrated gamers who have had trouble accessing Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox online gaming service are expanding a proposed product liability class action against the software giant.

  • August 12, 2008

    Ariz. Appellate Court OKs Trucker Class

    Trucking giant Swift Transportation Company Inc. must contend with a class of drivers claiming that unfair mileage calculations bilked them out of wages, an Arizona appellate court has ruled.

  • August 12, 2008

    Morgan Lewis Wants Dismissal of Malpractice Suit

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the firm and one of its partners of mishandling a Landmark Screens LLC patent application that was eventually denied.

  • September 9, 2008

    Data Security Suits Show No Signs Of Slowing

    The threat of online hackers and the growing understanding among consumers of the dangers of identity theft have given rise to a new type of consumer class action. And while data security claims remain largely untested in court, attorneys expect to see more of these lawsuits in the near future.

  • August 11, 2008

    Judge OKs Wickes, Deloitte Settlement Of $1.25M

    A federal judge has signed off on Wickes Furniture Co. Inc.'s $1.25 million settlement with Deloitte Consulting LLP, putting to rest a lawsuit Wickes brought against the financial consulting firm before it entered Chapter 11.

  • August 11, 2008

    Judge Tosses Claims From Professor's Bias Suit

    A lawsuit filed by a North Carolina university professor who alleged he was discriminated against in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has been stripped of the majority of its claims but can proceed to trial.

  • August 12, 2008

    IBM Could Face Another European Antitrust Action

    Weeks after IBM Corp. bought out one mainframe manufacturer that had filed an antitrust complaint against it before the European Commission, a U.S. mainframe supplier has announced plans to file a new complaint against the computer giant in Europe.

  • August 8, 2008

    GM Agrees To Up Loan To Delphi By $300M

    General Motors Corp. has agreed to loan former subsidiary Delphi Corp. an additional $300 million as the auto parts maker continues its push to exit Chapter 11.

  • August 7, 2008

    Miss. AG Drops State Farm Katrina Case

    The Mississippi attorney general said Wednesday that he has settled his lawsuit against State Farm Insurance Co. because the insurer has fulfilled its promise to re-evaluate the claims of some policyholders who suffered property damage from Hurricane Katrina's storm surge.

  • August 7, 2008

    Court Ups Damages In Nuclear Fuel Storage Suit

    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. succeeded Thursday in partially overturning a district court’s ruling on damages the U.S. Department of Energy should pay for violating a contract for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel.

  • August 7, 2008

    Coudert Creditors Want To Probe Former Partners

    Creditors of defunct law firm Coudert Brothers have requested information from former Coudert partners, now at DLA Piper and Dechert LLP, as part of their probe into the role the attorneys may have played in the firm's collapse.

  • August 8, 2008

    Cingular Worker's Line Item Charge Suit Revived

    An appeals court has vacated a district court's decision to toss a proposed class action filed by a former employee accusing Cingular Wireless LLC of passing a business tax on to consumers in the form of a line item charge, ruling that there was no federal preemption of the plaintiff's state law claims.

  • August 6, 2008

    Reed Smith Grabs Kirkland & Ellis Patent Litigator

    Former Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Michael Bregenzer joined Reed Smith LLP in Chicago Tuesday as a partner in the intellectual property group of the firm's litigation department.