A California appeals court took a machete Monday to the "Duck Dynasty" creators' complaint against the British production company that bought up most of their operation for $40 million and then balked at working with them, tossing numerous paragraphs pursuant to an anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation motion the appeals court said was wrongly denied.
The U.S. Supreme Court's Tuesday decision striking down an exception that had allowed courts to decide whether a claim belongs in arbitration has further defined the allocation of power between arbitral tribunals and courts by eliminating a ground by which parties could seek to avoid arbitration, experts say.
Sporting goods maker Outdoor Sports Gear Inc. on Monday urged the Ninth Circuit to reverse a district court ruling that saddled it with costs for homeowners’ asbestos-related claims, arguing that the lower court should not have departed from a previous order in a coverage fight with the company’s buyer.
A Dallas jeweler told a Texas state court Monday that a Michigan company it had partnered with to sell a fine jewelry collection owes more than $7 million after failing to pay proceeds from purported sales or return the jewelry after bounced checks and missed meetings.
Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC has told a Texas federal judge it's entitled to more than $112 million from two West Texas dealership owners, saying it can show they covered up “what may be one of the largest floor-plan financing frauds in the history of the United States.”
Venezuelan commodities merchant Luzar Trading SA has urged a New York federal court to confirm an interim emergency arbitral award that requires U.S. commodities supplier Tradiverse Corp. to pay a $650,000 bond in a delivery dispute, rebutting Tradiverse's argument that it wasn't given a fair hearing.
The U.S. Supreme Court held on Tuesday that courts may not override a contract delegating to arbitrators the question of whether a claim must be arbitrated or litigated, even if the arbitration bid was "wholly groundless," unanimously vacating a Fifth Circuit decision.
A magistrate judge has recommended a Florida federal court deny Royal Caribbean's bid to dismiss a woman's latest complaint in her suit claiming it put passengers at risk by not canceling a cruise as Hurricane Harvey threatened Texas, saying the court has not forbidden her from adding additional plaintiffs.
AT&T Illinois on Monday settled a federal lawsuit it brought one year ago against client Mediacom Telephony of Illinois LLC, which it had accused of breaching an agreement by failing to pay AT&T for its 911 services.
A California appeals court Monday barred a law firm from representing a former executive for a luxury vehicle dealership in a defamation and contractual interference lawsuit against his ex-employer, finding the firm owner’s previous status as an executive for the dealer worthy of disqualification.
A Texas federal judge on Monday sent to arbitration in London a $19.9 million breach of contract suit Psara Energy Ltd. filed against the purported successor corporation of Space Shipping Ltd., rejecting Psara's pleas to keep the case in court.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday invited the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on whether the justices should grant certiorari to Argentina and its state-controlled YPF SA in their bid to stop a suit by two bankrupt Spanish companies over losses allegedly suffered when the oil and gas company was nationalized.
Nexstar Media Group is holding sought-after TV programming hostage while it tries to force TDS Telecom to pay more than double the retransmission fees TDS pays other carriers, the telecom company has told the Federal Communications Commission.
A Florida federal judge has denied a lawyer's bid to escape a suit claiming he participated in a firm’s conspiracy to encourage timeshare owners to break their contracts with a resort company, ruling that he has a personal stake in the case but doesn’t have the privilege to interfere with contracts.
A New York attorney who was the subject of a viral video showing him making racist comments in a city deli in 2018 has been sued for malpractice by a former client, with the complaint alleging the company's reputation had been damaged by being publicly associated with the attorney.
Renewable energy company Soaring Wind Energy LLC and China-focused investor Tang Energy Group Ltd. told a Texas federal judge Friday that another investor is trying to delay enforcement of an over $70 million arbitration award by asking to hold off on further discovery during its appeal of an order confirming the award.
The last week has seen Natixis sue a Nigerian oil refinery, a Qatar Insurance unit lodge a commercial fraud claim, and Allianz Global Investors take on some of the same major banks the institutional investor has already sued for foreign exchange manipulation in the U.S. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday sent some of a deceased woman’s estate’s claims against a nursing home to arbitration, finding that the woman’s husband had the authority to sign an arbitration agreement on behalf of his wife when she was admitted to the facility.
Career Education Corp. has agreed to not collect nearly $500 million in student loan debts owed by more than 179,000 individuals across the country as part of a multistate settlement to resolve allegations the for-profit education company misled students about enrollment costs and job prospects, among other practices.
A Marshall Islands-based fuel supplier urged a New York federal court Thursday to confirm an arbitration award that would allow the company to reduce to $1.2 million the amount it owes in a payment dispute with a unit of now-defunct Danish marine fuel supplier O.W. Bunker.
The California Supreme Court's recent decision in Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing has cast doubt on arbitration clauses in attorney engagement agreements, jeopardizing the efficient resolution of malpractice claims and fee disputes, say Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer and Mark Drooks of Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Lincenberg & Rhow PC.
Attorneys at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Perkins Coie LLP and the Healthcare Association of New York State reflect on lessons they learned the hard way when transitioning to in-house counsel positions.
The virtual law team was created as a necessary response to mass tort litigation — however, with advances in technology and ever-increasing specialization of the legal practice, the model should be considered in multiplaintiff litigation of any size, say attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Pop-up locations are a fun and effective way to engage new clients and increase brand awareness while keeping overhead costs low. These temporary retail stores involve both customary and unique legal issues for retailers to consider when structuring a pop-up campaign, say attorneys at Perkins Coie LLP.
Attorneys drafting asymmetric arbitration and jurisdiction provisions, particularly for consumer and employment contracts, must ensure that these provisions are valid in the jurisdictions where all parties are located, not only in the jurisdiction chosen by the contract, say Bruce Paulsen and Jeffrey Dine of Seward & Kissel LLP.
Now that the midterms are over, business leaders have a little insight into the future of taxes, trade and other policy issues affecting the economy. Still, companies should remain agile as, come January, a new and divided Congress will begin to chart its course, says Mary Moore Hamrick of Grant Thornton LLP.
Predicting how the cybersecurity landscape will develop is critical for any organization wanting to mitigate the risk of the inevitable future attack. Michael Hall of HighQ Solutions Ltd. discusses five threats to look out for in the next 12 months.
Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.
Following recent U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Lamps Plus v. Frank Varela, the Ninth Circuit’s decision in the case appears to be facing an uphill battle to uphold the authorization of class arbitration, say Adam Primm and Peter Kirsanow of Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.