A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of Intel Corp. on two causes of action in a long-running patent case related to optoelectronic technology, while leaving several other issues to be decided at a jury trial scheduled for November.
James Colliton is vowing to appeal after a federal judge threw out a suit the former tax attorney brought against Cravath Swain & Moore LLP — his former employer — less than three months after pleading guilty to statutory rape in 2007. The court said Colliton's claims were frivolous and his litigation tactics bordered on extortion.
Bankrupt casino operator Tropicana Entertainment LLC has filed a breach-of-contract suit against Nevada Gold & Casinos Inc., a company that agreed last year to purchase a Tropicana casino in Mississippi but pulled out of the deal last week.
In an upset for BP Corp. North America Inc., a state judge has determined that the oil giant should be liable for cleanup and damages costs incurred by a city in Kansas over groundwater pollution from an oil refinery, after the judge admitted misleading the jury with improper instructions.
A New York state judge has thrown out Dan Rather's fraud and tortious interference claims against CBS Corp. and completely tossed claims against CBS' former parent company Viacom Inc., but other claims still remain in the $70 million suit.
Energy Intelligence Group Inc. has sued a financial services firm and a ratings agency for allegedly electronically forwarding its niche newsletters on the energy industry in violation of copyright laws.
Opening arguments in the three-year-long battle began Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California before a courtroom so packed that Judge Ronald Whyte was forced to shutter the doors to attendees shortly after the bench trial commenced.
After shelling out $10 million in liability insurance for bankrupt Refco Inc.’s former executives’ legal bills, Axis Reinsurance Co. filed Monday for summary judgment on the one-time vice president’s "preposterous" demand for an additional $7.6 million in settlement fees.
A U.S. judge has denied a former National City Corp. financial consultant's request to lift an order stopping him from poaching the clients of his ex-employer, which is accusing him of violating a non-solicitation agreement.
Weight Watchers International Inc. has filed a trademark infringement suit against Campbell Soup Co. over a new line of soups that advertise their “point” value under the company's well-known weight-loss system.
An appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that independent oil and gas developer Sokol Holdings Inc. is not bound to arbitration and can sue rival BMB Munai Inc. over the acquisition of oil fields in Kazakhstan.
Chinese hard drive manufacturer ExcelStor Technology Inc. demonstrated a “fundamental misunderstanding” of patent law when it invoked the patent exhaustion doctrine in a breach of contract suit against German patent-licensing company Papst Licensing GMBH & Co. KG, an appeals court has found.
A federal judge has cleared the way for energy company Plug Power Inc.’s suit that accuses UBS AG of misrepresenting the auction rate securities it sold as safe and highly liquid investments.
The Supreme Court of Alabama has vacated a lower court's order that refused to dismiss or transfer a case involving a dispute among three law firms over fees from cases related to agricultural giant Monsanto Co.'s alleged pollution and has said the lower court is not the proper venue for the suit.
An employer that refused to reinstate United Steelworkers union strikers did not violate the National Labor Relations Act because it had hired permanent replacement employees, the National Labor Relations Board said in a decision that was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Monday.
A class member in a putative class action is allowed to file an individual lawsuit before class certification is denied, even if the statute of limitations on her claim has run out, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled Friday.
A federal judge granted summary judgment Thursday to Environmental Services Ltd., a distributor of steel parts, ruling that the company is not liable for the failure of expansion joints that ruptured at a sugar processing plant because it simply sold, and did not manufacture, the faulty products.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has tossed a $1 million suit that claimed NBC Universal Inc. breached an employment contract when it fired a producer who said the television show “To Catch a Predator” overstepped ethical boundaries.
An appeals court has dashed a bid by a Planco Financial Services Inc. employee to overturn the dismissal of her putative class action alleging the company misclassified her and her co-workers as independent contractors, then wrongly withheld taxes after reclassifying them.
A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a proposed class action against Mylan Laboratories Inc. that alleges the company's arthritis treatment piroxicam, a generic version of Pfizer Inc.'s Feldene, puts users at increased risk for a disease that causes severe rashes and blisters.