Venezuela urged the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday to nix a district court decision confirming a $1.2 billion arbitral award issued to a Canadian mining company over a canceled mine operating contract, saying the lower court wrongly failed to address whether the tribunal miscalculated the damages.
LED lighting manufacturer Cree Inc. asked a Wisconsin federal court Wednesday to let it serve the Mexican affiliate of BHB Energy through its Facebook page, claiming the affiliate is attempting to stonewall Cree’s efforts to rope it into a suit seeking to arbitrate a dispute stemming from a distribution agreement.
A federal magistrate judge in Florida recommended on Wednesday that a $1.5 million arbitration award issued to Spanish satellite operator Hispasat SA should be affirmed, rejecting Bantel Telecom LLC’s argument that the Madrid-based arbitrator was biased toward a company also based in the city.
A group of seven unpaid telecom subcontractors has won a $1.7 million judgment against Wells Fargo in New York federal court after suing the bank to recoup payment held in a bank lock box from a now-defunct contracting firm that installed communications equipment in New York City schools.
A New Jersey federal judge has ruled that FBI agents' failure to preserve evidence did not warrant tossing criminal charges against a purported hedge fund owner accused of stealing $4 million from investors, finding that he has not been prejudiced and that the government did not act in bad faith.
Alliant Insurance Services Inc. said Wednesday that a Delaware Chancery lawsuit from Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA accusing it of using confidential information from a failed merger to lure away employees was “patently false” and a “baseless legal ploy” to stifle competition.
A Mississippi federal judge on Wednesday sent a contractual dispute between two Romanian oil and gas exploration companies stemming from a joint operating agreement for oil production rights in Romania to a Texas federal court, leaving the question of whether the dispute must be arbitrated for another day.
Bosch's home appliance arm, German company BSH, has asked a New York federal court to confirm an arbitration award of over $2.7 million against a Turkish man stemming from a dispute involving a share purchase agreement, saying a Manhattan apartment he rents out could satisfy the award.
The Eighth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a decision halting a Three Affiliated Tribes member’s tribal court lawsuit accusing an oil and gas exploration company of failing to fully pay him under a royalty interest deal, saying a forum selection clause prevents disputes from playing out there.
Attorneys for ex-ServiceMesh Inc. CEO Eric Pulier were directed Wednesday to share a previously undisclosed U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission subpoena and enforcement action notice with lawyers for the company’s successor, during arguments in Delaware over Pulier’s legal fees.
A New York federal judge closed the book Wednesday on a trademark infringement suit brought by The UPS Store Inc. against two franchise-owning brothers in Manhattan, saying the brothers lack standing to keep the dispute alive with their sole counterclaim of false advertising.
A Costa Rican pineapple plantation that recently lost its bid to nix confirmation of a $32 million arbitration award favoring its former buyer, Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., has urged a Florida federal court not to grant Del Monte's bid for attorneys' fees, calling the request for sanctions inappropriate.
A certified class of nearly 7,000 insurance agents claiming they were misclassified as independent contractors by American Family Insurance Co. are in fact employees under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, an Ohio federal judge ruled Tuesday, saying the company exerted a level of control over their work that is commensurate with typical employees.
Mel Gibson accused an Academy Award-winning production company of breaching a load of requirements in contracts over a film the actor called a “labor of love,” saying in a California state court suit entered Tuesday that the production company is secretly marketing the film without him.
Intellectual Ventures has asked a Delaware federal court to ax an award issued during arbitration stemming from a patent license dispute with Finland-based Nokia, arguing the arbitrator’s decision “fails to draw its essence” from the contract at issue.
The Houston Golf Association filed a lawsuit in Harris County District Court on Tuesday against ticketing company ExtremeTix, asking the court to declare that a contract between the parties allows it to cancel its ticketing contract with the company ahead of the 2018 Houston Open.
Uber can’t shake a putative class action from drivers alleging a breach of contract stemming from its upfront pricing model, a California judge said Tuesday, finding that allegations of miscalculating driver pay are enough to move ahead at this stage of the six-month-old suit.
A New York federal judge has agreed to disqualify an attorney from representing a clothing company in its $3 million breach of contract suit against a group of transportation logistics companies when the defendant’s CEO revealed that the attorney had consulted with him about the case before agreeing to represent the plaintiff.
A pair of ex-Kirkland & Ellis LLP lawyers who withdrew from the defense team in a noncompete case brought by Hibu against a former employee only to rejoin the matter at their new firm, Latham & Watkins LLP, should be disqualified, the marketing company told a Kansas federal court Monday.
Theranos Inc. has reached a deal with Walgreen Co. to end the drugstore chain’s $140 million breach of contract suit, the foundering medical testing company said in a statement Tuesday.
These days, legal operations directors can easily get stretched too thin between responsibilities like overseeing support staff and taking on office management responsibilities. Legal operations teams should focus their time and effort on outside counsel management, technology planning and analytics, says Jaime Woltjen of Stout Risius Ross LLC.
Judgment creditors typically satisfy their claims through settlement or, if necessary, by seizing and selling a debtor’s real and tangible personal property. In the rare case when a debtor’s only asset is intellectual property, a creditor must be more determined and creative in order to satisfy its judgment, say Craig Weiner and Michael Kolcun of Robins Kaplan LLP.
A recent decision by the New York State Department of Labor’s Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board provides broker-dealers with greater clarity surrounding job classification of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority-registered representatives working in stockbroker positions. The decision provides a narrow but clear safe harbor for NYSDOL investigations into classification, says David Kleinmann of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP.
With the U.S. Supreme Court term now concluded, we take a look back at some first impressions from the experts when the most impactful decisions for corporate law were handed down.
The law relating to the taking of discovery directly from U.S. law firms is evolving in favor of disclosure when documents have been provided to third parties. Law firms must be vigilant in handling their clients' documents or face being responsible for producing them to third parties, say Steven Kobre and John Han of Kobre & Kim LLP.
Less than a year after the Nevada Supreme Court provided new guidance on employee noncompetes, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 276, which further changes the law in this area. All employers should be aware of four key areas the new law addresses, say Howard Cole and Jennifer Hostetler of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.
Since 1980, there has been a systemic supersizing of business enterprises, the growth of sovereign wealth, and the emergence of international businesses. The pressure this has put on national and regional law firms to go global or go home is enormous, says Fredric Newman, a founding partner of Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney LLP.
In December 2015, an amendment to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure was implemented with the intent of putting reasonable limits on civil discovery. The many subsequent cases that have applied the amended rules provide guideposts for litigants and practitioners, say Brandee Kowalzyk and Christopher Polston of Nelson Mullins LLP.
The simple practice of asking jurors important and substantive questions early can help make trial by jury a more reliable form of dispute resolution, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
It was a privilege to spend a half-hour on the phone with the nation's foremost First Amendment lawyer. Floyd Abrams and I discussed his career, his new book and what he sees in his free-speech crystal ball. And he was a very good sport when I asked if it is constitutionally protected to yell inside a movie theater: “Citizens United is a terrible decision and should be set on fire,” says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.