Qualcomm has convinced a California federal judge to trim certain patent-related claims by Apple in the pair’s ongoing legal brawl, with the judge finding that Apple failed to show that the court still has jurisdiction over the claims in light of the chipmaker’s recent covenant not to sue over the patents at issue.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday greenlighted arbitration proceedings demanded by a subcontractor over disputed payments sought by the construction manager for a residential hall project at Marist College, finding that a state law overrides a dispute resolution provision in the subcontract agreement.
Golfer Vijay Singh has settled his lawsuit alleging the PGA Tour acted in bad faith by suspending him for using a deer-antler supplement that wasn't actually banned, according to documents filed Tuesday in New York state court.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday referred to a magistrate judge a motion for sanctions from a Carnival Corp. cruise passenger who says she wasn't properly treated after she suffered a stroke aboard the ship and that the company failed to produce a key document by a court-sanctioned deadline.
A hospital network allegedly masqueraded as a government entity to dodge a benefits law that would have prevented it from underfunding its pension plan by $379 million and outsourcing health plan operations to an affiliate whose success benefited the company, a federal lawsuit filed in North Carolina Monday claimed.
Wynn Resorts Ltd. urged a Massachusetts federal judge to dismiss corruption claims brought by an East Boston racetrack that said it lost out on $1 billion when Wynn beat it to a casino license, arguing the suit was filed too late and that the company is protected by the state’s anti-SLAPP law.
Attorneys for a putative class of hundreds of thousands of Uber drivers that was slashed to a certified class of 9,600 because of a Ninth Circuit decision in another case against the company argued Monday for more than $3.3 million in fees for their $1.9 million win.
Delaware's high court on Tuesday vacated a nearly $16 million bad faith award against Homeland Insurance Co. of New York over the insurer's refusal to cover CorVel Corp.'s costs in suits accusing it of improperly discounting medical services payments, holding that CorVel's claim was time-barred.
A Florida federal court confirmed a $500,000 arbitration award issued in favor of a Rio de Janeiro investment firm in its dispute with a Brazilian investor accused of hiding his assets in an attempt to avoid paying the award.
The official committee of unsecured creditors of Provant Health has sued a group of company equity owners, claiming they improperly transferred more than $2 million from the company to avoid their guaranty obligations.
Investment adviser Investcorp lambasted Kortright Capital Partners LP in a heated exchange over whether Investcorp can duck the sole remaining claim in a $100 million suit alleging it defaulted on investment promises by pulling funds out of Kortright ahead of a deal with another party, according to new filings in New York federal court.
Architecture firm Soos & Associates Inc. asked an Illinois federal court Monday to dismiss Five Guys' counterclaims in the firm's copyright infringement suit against the burger chain, saying its former client can’t plausibly argue the two agreed Five Guys could share Soos’ restaurant design plans with a competing architecture firm.
Great American Insurance Co. says a contractor left it holding the bill for $3.4 million in unpaid costs for the construction of a natural gas facility, and sued in Pennsylvania federal court Monday to compel the contractor to put down some collateral and open its books for inspection.
Eddystone Rail Co. LLC hit back at a bid to disqualify Steptoe & Johnson LLP from representing the company in its lawsuit over allegedly fraudulent asset transfers in relation to a rail services contract with an affiliate of Bridger Logistics, telling a Pennsylvania federal judge Monday that the firm’s attorneys were allowed to review documents inadvertently handed over to them.
A New Jersey film distributor has been slapped with a copyright lawsuit by a London-based arts nonprofit alleging it continues to sell videos of William Shakespeare plays the group stages, even though its licensing agreement has expired.
A group of well-known actors and film directors filed a motion Friday in Delaware bankruptcy court seeking clarification of the status of various contracts with the buyer of the assets of film studio The Weinstein Co., saying they haven't been paid under the terms of the deals since March.
A Texas federal jury has found that the owner of an industrial engineering company duped an investor into sinking money into the company’s shares and awarded her $917,000 in damages, but cleared an attorney of responsibility for the fraud.
The Ninth Circuit on Monday said Charter Communications Inc. can't use its First Amendment freedom as a cable provider to escape a claim that it refused a carriage deal with an African-American-owned production firm due to racial bias.
A defunct mail-order pharmacy said its antitrust and breach of contract suit against pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts should be revived after the PBM reversed its policy of not doing business with mail-order providers.
A California federal judge has trimmed several claims from a Williams & Cochrane LLP lawsuit saying a rival law firm conspired with a W&C tribal client to strip it of its business during gambling compact talks, ruling that W&C hasn't fully met the requirements for filing a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit.
Whether Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s prior statements may be grounds for disqualification when it comes to judging certain cases is debatable, but there are no specific recusal guidelines for the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices themselves don’t even agree on where to draw the line when it comes to perceived political bias, says Donald Scarinci, a founding partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC.
As technology evolves, law firms are increasingly looking for ways to improve communication, transparency and service for their clients. Firms should put knowledge management at the core of their value proposition to create a competitive advantage, says Rob MacAdam at HighQ.
Under New York law, statements made in court and other litigation-related communications are, in most cases, privileged. But these privileges have limits, and it behooves litigants — particularly those inclined to speak publicly about their cases — to be aware of them, says Jonathan Bloom of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Because of the broad reach of the Howey test, investment contracts can arise in essentially any circumstance. Three recent enforcement actions illustrate the pitfalls of failing to identify an investment venture as involving the sale of securities, say attorneys with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.
The Delaware Chancery Court's opinion this week in the Fresenius-Akorn merger dispute will likely be appealed. That appeal will determine whether this case is destined to change the understanding of material adverse effect, or whether the Chancery Court overreached on the law and the facts, says J.B. Heaton of the University of Chicago Law School.
Carefully drafted provisions in M&A and other transaction documents can be used to preemptively restrict some of the parties’ discovery rights in future litigation. There is strong reason to believe that courts will find such provisions to be enforceable, say attorneys with K&L Gates LLP.
Nothing in Wednesday’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in New Prime v. Oliveira suggested a defanging of the Federal Arbitration Act, which remains a potent tool for employers. But at least we now have evidence that the statute is likely subject to some limits, says Scott Oswald of The Employment Law Group PC.
As we watch what passes for political discourse in our nation’s capital, it’s understandable that universities are launching programs on how to cope with ideological disputes. But our country needs fewer people who profess to be open-minded and more people who engage in and honor the conclusions of reasoned debates, says Alex Dimitrief of General Electric Co.
As coworking spaces grow in popularity, real estate attorneys are frequently called upon to help clients understand the advantages and disadvantages of shared space agreements, as well as potential pitfalls to avoid, say Daniel Suckerman and Stacey Tyler of Lowenstein Sandler LLP.
A Missouri appeals court's recent decision in Good World Deals v. Gallagher squarely demonstrates that false and misleading communications with a customer in the state are enough to establish Missouri jurisdiction over a company located elsewhere, says Noemi Donovan of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC.