The last week has seen a slew of asset managers' funds sue a Turkish infrastructure and transportation firm, more competition claims against Visa and a corporate finance advisor lodge a suit against private equity firm Sun European Partners. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
A New York federal judge on Thursday ordered the NFL and the players union to meet and discuss a potential stay of the league’s New York lawsuit to affirm Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game domestic violence suspension while the Fifth Circuit determines whether the union properly filed its prior challenge in Texas federal court.
AT&T Corp. urged a California federal judge Thursday to throw out allegations it shorted local phone company O1 Communications Inc. of $19 million in long-distance interconnection fees, arguing an appeals court had already found the rates were inflated in violation of federal regulations.
A Texas appellate court on Thursday said members of the Sam Houston Electric Cooperative must arbitrate claims they brought in a putative class action alleging the co-op overpaid its managers and failed to return unused revenues to members.
Lawyers representing trusts that own $12 billion in student loans accused a loan servicer and Wilmington Trust Corp. late Wednesday of wrongly refusing to issue payments to attorneys for legal services in a recent, and still unconfirmed, $22 million settlement with regulators over bogus collections.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday declined to revive a 20-year dispute over allegedly unpaid flooring work, ruling the judge in the bench trial was right to deny the property owner’s request that the entire county’s bench recuse itself because one of the judges had a financial stake in the case.
An Ohio federal judge on Wednesday concluded that allowing the owners of a local TV station to pull out of an agreement to sell certain assets to Novia Communications would be an injustice, handing Novia a partial quick win in a lawsuit it filed over the nixed deal.
Technology entrepreneur Eric Pulier and an Australian bank executive were hit with criminal and civil charges in Los Angeles federal court on Wednesday for allegedly rigging a software sale that prompted a $98 million payout to Pulier and other shareholders in his company.
A Massachusetts hospital on Wednesday asked a federal court to block an upcoming one-day strike planned by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, arguing the nurses are still bound by a contract with a no-strike provision.
A Minnesota federal judge on Wednesday handed a partial quick win to a wind energy developer in a suit over a failed business venture related to wind energy developments with Native American tribes, saying there was insufficient support for some of the fraud claims lodged against the company.
Marriott lost its bid Wednesday in Florida federal court to win a stay in litigation brought by time-share purchasers alleging the company and its insurer duped them into invalid real estate deals, with the judge ruling that he won’t stop proceedings so a state agency can review the case.
A New Jersey-based costume maker known as Rasta Imposta claims Kmart is infringing its copyright by peddling an imposter banana suit this Halloween season, according to a complaint filed Wednesday.
A California federal judge on Tuesday ordered a Mexican industrial real estate buyer to arbitrate its dispute accusing a Los Angeles-based private equity firm of failing to disclose that the $15 million facility it sold the company was overrun by a drug cartel, finding the parties’ contract contained valid arbitration and forum selection clauses.
A Miami federal judge refused Wednesday to dismiss Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.'s suit accusing a juice company of interfering with a contract with a pineapple grower that now owes Del Monte $32 million.
As a Dallas restaurant ownership group on Wednesday asked a Texas appeals court to block a celebrity chef from using his own name and likeness to promote competing restaurants, the court questioned whether limits on the chef’s publicity equate to a noncompete agreement.
A D.C. federal judge refused Wednesday to enforce a 2008 arbitral award worth approximately $374 million, which was issued to a Liechtenstein-based medical technology company following a dispute with the Czech Republic, concluding it was not a final enforceable award.
An apartment complex owner pursuing a class action against Airbnb alleging rowdy guests cost money and disturb long-term tenants urged a California federal court on Wednesday not to dismiss its suit, arguing Airbnb is "dead wrong" to say it doesn't share responsibility for breaches in the owner’s lease provisions.
A California judge Wednesday granted Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP’s request to arbitrate a bankruptcy trustee’s suit accusing the firm of bungling a $50 million California real estate deal, saying the trustee is bound by an arbitration agreement signed by the debtor company.
A Japanese construction company asked a D.C. federal court on Tuesday to sign off on a more than $60 million arbitral award issued against several Tanzanian government agencies following a stymied road improvement project.
A California judge overseeing Sylvester Stallone’s suit accusing Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. of concealing his “Demolition Man” revenue share ordered the studio Wednesday to provide documents for the film’s other profit participants, saying the information is necessary for the actor to fully litigate his claims.
In Chicago Bridge & Iron v. Westinghouse Electric, the Delaware Supreme Court held rather decisively that a buyer could not avoid a liability bar by couching its concerns over historical financial statements as a working capital adjustment dispute. It is possible, however, to draft language that would lead to a different result than the one in this case, say Brian Lamb and Anthony Rospert of Thompson Hine LLP.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas recently held that an advance contractual waiver of mineral liens contained in a master service agreement between an oil and gas operator and multiple oilfield service companies was enforceable. The case is likely to influence future drafting and negotiation of master services agreements, say Brian Mitchell and Clark Donat of Bracewell LLP.
Regulatory guidance has caused financial institutions to take tough stances when signing agreements with fintech service providers. Any company that has never undergone a bank examination is likely to find the experience extremely daunting, say attorneys with Tucker Ellis LLP.
If the media is going to cover your law firm’s crisis, they are going to cover it with or without your firm’s input. But your involvement can help shape the story and improve your firm’s image in the public eye, says Michelle Samuels, vice president of public relations at Jaffe.
When highly automated vehicles are prevalent on the road there will be at least three major areas in which risk allocation associated with automobiles will change: litigation, contracting and regulation, say Jason McCarter and Tracey Ledbetter of Eversheds Sutherland.
In the aftermath of the judicially ordered sale of translation services company TransPerfect Global, much remains open regarding how much deference the Delaware Chancery Court should give to directors to resolve internal disputes, and when a directed sale is an appropriate remedy, says Melvin Schweitzer, former justice of the New York County Supreme Court now with Liddle & Robinson LLP.
In the final article in this series on proposed innovations to the American jury trial, Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project sum up the improvements they believe the U.S. jury system desperately needs.
The Third Circuit recently affirmed that downstream purchasers took oil purchased from a bankrupt intermediary free and clear of the oil producers’ liens. The opinion is an important reminder that courts will look to the state lien laws and Uniform Commercial Code of a midstream company’s home state to determine whether the producers are secured, say attorneys with King & Spalding LLP.
While no particular form is required to establish a durable alternative fee arrangement, there are terms that should, for the benefit of both client and outside attorney, be expressly set forth in the agreement itself, but are often overlooked, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
As emerging case law illustrates, the placement of the terms and conditions on a website is paramount, because the enforceability of their provisions will turn on whether the design of the site ensures that users receive adequate notice and demonstrate assent, say Alexis Miller Buese and Rara Kang of Sidley Austin LLP.