An Illinois federal judge refused to grant Redbox's bid for a preliminary injunction in its suit against rival DVD rental kiosk company DVDXpress, finding that Redbox's delay in suing its competitor over alleged trademark infringement and false advertising undermines its claims that it experienced "irreparable harm."
A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday temporarily halted a law firm’s case seeking payment from a former client who brought an unsuccessful whistleblower suit accusing Novartis AG of tax improprieties, ordering the case adjourned for two months so the client can find new counsel.
Versata Software Inc. fired back Friday at Ford’s attempt to get a win in its suit in Michigan federal court seeking a declaration that the automotive giant did not infringe on Versata’s patents for automobile configuration software, saying that Ford’s arguments contradict evidence on the record and even its own experts.
A Texas federal judge on Thursday awarded $24 million to a pharmaceutical service company that accused nursing home industry businesses of using its confidential information to set up a competitor, but affirmed a jury’s finding there had been no patent infringement.
Oil and gas exploration company Enerplus Resources Corp. urged the Eighth Circuit to cement its victory in a lawsuit it brought to recover $2.96 million in mistaken royalty overpayments it made to a Three Affiliated Tribes member and his former and current attorneys.
The last week has seen a BMW plant lodge a commercial fraud claim against Barclays, another dispute between Barents Re and Petróleos de Venezuela's captive insurer and AXA take on a rival private health insurer.
The Defense Base Act does not preempt breach of contract allegations brought by two overseas military base contractors against their former employer Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions LLC after they were fired in relation to a workers' compensation claim, the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday.
A Texas appeals court on Thursday sent to arbitration a suit accusing a gasoline transportation company of being responsible for an employee’s death in a highway accident, saying it is up to an arbitrator to determine the validity of the truck driver’s employee health and safety contract.
More than five years of litigation after reaching an initial agreement, Sony settled with HannStar for its role in a price-fixing scheme involving liquid crystal displays, as a California judge signed off Tuesday on the parties’ agreement to dismiss the claim from multidistrict litigation.
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. attorneys said it will pay just shy of $2.4 billion to cover investors’ claims over financial crisis-era residential mortgage-backed securities after a New York bankruptcy judge on Thursday sided with the defunct bank following a trial to determine the claims’ value.
A California federal judge Thursday handed a win to a group of Uber Technologies Inc. drivers who say their contract was breached through the overcharging of a $1 “safe ride” fee.
International Energy Ventures Management LLC told a Texas federal court Wednesday that an arbitrator improperly tackled issues better left to the courts in finding the oil and gas consultancy waived its right to arbitrate a dispute involving a $775 million BP PLC asset sale.
The Ute Indian tribe announced that it has been handed a win from its own tribal court as part of a sprawling contract dispute involving a former employee of its energy and minerals department, saying the court found that his contract wasn’t valid.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has hired four attorneys from Barnett Bolt Kirkwood Long & Koche PA for its Tampa, Florida, office as the law firm broadens its practice areas in the state and the nation.
President Donald Trump’s lawyer obtained a restraining order to keep adult film actress Stormy Daniels quiet about her dealings with him, getting an arbitrator to sign it just days before she filed a California state court suit alleging her confidentiality agreement is void, according to reports on Wednesday.
YouTube escaped a suit brought by the creative minds behind zombie-killing videos who said an algorithm switch that led to declining ad revenue constituted a breach of contract, after a California federal judge found Wednesday that YouTube was explicit about its terms with the content providers.
The Texas Supreme Court has been asked to weigh in for a second time in a six-year disqualification dispute between Chilean mining company Inppamet and lead smelting company RSR, with RSR claiming that Inppamet is attempting to have “a second bite at the disqualification apple.”
A California federal judge on Wednesday denied a bid from a payment processing company to dismiss a RICO counterclaim stemming from its fraud and breach of contract claims against Obopay, saying Obopay gave enough details to sufficiently plead its case.
A Texas energy company is seeking more than $100 million in a state court suit against Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and a private equity firm it claims used confidential information about a 40,000-acre Utah oil and gas property to poach its opportunity to buy the energy assets.
A Pennsylvania federal judge awarded $3.1 million in damages to NASA supplier Advanced Fluid Systems Inc. on Tuesday on claims that a former employee stole designs and usurped a contracting opportunity for hydraulic systems at a government-run rocket launch facility.
Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.
A Florida district court is poised to decide several interesting questions in St. Paul v. Rosen, offering policyholders guidance on the extent to which traditional insurance policies can protect them from data breaches and on whether policyholders' corporate affiliates can look to their policies for protection, say Jan Larson and Alex Langlinais of Jenner & Block LLP.
Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.
As the economic situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate and the number of bond defaults continues to mount, the Third Circuit’s recent ruling against Crystallex is a poignant reminder about the challenges of recovering on claims against a determined sovereign. However, Crystallex is not without further litigation options, say Richard Cooper and Boaz Morag of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Highly profitable companies have comprehensive corporate wellness programs that realize plateauing health care costs, greater employee engagement, and a demonstrable competitive advantage. The legal field needs a similar awakening, says Rudhir Krishtel, a former partner of Fish & Richardson and senior patent counsel at Apple.
While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.
One probable reason for the recent shift in focus by the Office of Foreign Assets Control toward export-related transactions is that the agency’s enforcement efforts targeting big banks have worked. With fewer cases to bring against them, OFAC seems to be moving on to new weak spots in enforcement, say Sean Kane and Susie Park of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
All too often, lawyers just think about “getting through” the deposition phase without fully taking advantage of the opportunity to develop their story. But following a few basic rules on the front end can help maximize the impact of a deposition at trial, say Bethany Kristovich and Jeremy Beecher of Munger Tolles & Olson LLP.
Developers utilizing air rights transfers in New York City must understand the process for obtaining such rights, as well as the provisions generally included in zoning lot development and easement agreements, says Robin Kramer of Duval & Stachenfeld LLP in the final part of this article.
Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.