The Pro Football Hall of Fame has sued a construction company and several subcontractors in Ohio state court, blaming them for the shoddy field conditions that caused a last-minute cancellation of the 2016 Hall of Fame Game and sparked a proposed class action by ticketholders.
A split D.C. Circuit said Tuesday that Brazil’s state-owned energy giant Petrobras can’t claim sovereign immunity to beat back claims over a failed drilling venture, affirming the lower court’s decision that allowed a group of funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners LLC to move forward with their suit.
K&L Gates LLP has beefed up its Houston office with a pair of hires from Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP who have a background in the energy sector, including a partner with over two decades of experience.
A Texas appeals court overturned a jury verdict awarding an offshore driller $2.8 million for injuries sustained when a defective cable snapped and dropped a 62-pound weight on his foot, ruling Tuesday that the case was tried under the wrong legal theory.
Sprint representatives met with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday to urge the agency to resolve legal questions surrounding whether carriers must pay local access charges even for wireless users making local calls, a dispute over compensation that has been playing out in multidistrict litigation for several years.
A Hardy Oil and Gas affiliate asked the D.C. Circuit on Monday to reverse a district court judge’s decision not to confirm an arbitration award that would force India to let the affiliate recommence work in the country’s natural gas reserves.
The NCAA has urged a New Jersey federal court to send back to state court a wrongful death suit against the sports association, a Massachusetts college and insurers from the parents of a football player who died after a workout, rejecting the school’s claims of diversity jurisdiction.
Psara Energy Ltd. asked a Texas federal court on Friday to reject a purported successor corporation’s bid to arbitrate Psara’s claims over Space Shipping Ltd.’s alleged $19.9 million breach of maritime contracts, saying the claims are related but distinct from several already in a foreign arbitration proceeding.
AT&T Mobility LLC filed suit in Delaware Chancery Court seeking to enforce what it believes is a binding agreement with the owner of cellular towers over lease and licensing payments.
In its first complete term back at full strength since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the top U.S. court took on several cases that revealed deep divisions among its members. Here are the most stinging dissents.
Amy Coney Barrett has been sitting on the Seventh Circuit bench for only eight months, but she is rumored to be on President Donald Trump’s shortlist for potential picks to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
With the Supreme Court largely punting on deciding the issues at the center of some of its biggest cases this term, the justices turned to concurrences to fight for the future of the law.
While the justices tend to join most often with colleagues whose philosophy they share, even politically charged cases can create groupings that defy easy categorization. Here are a few from the latest term.
From a raucous house party to the often-disappointing taste of wedding cake, the justices found plenty to laugh about in the latest term. Here are the top moments of legal levity.
Two YouDecide.com Inc. execs don’t have to endure a second lawsuit by a father-son duo who called one of them an “evil dwarf” after a bitter power struggle for control of the company, a Massachusetts federal court ruled Monday, saying the derivative suit was clearly brought in bad faith.
A pet supply store has been slapped with an $11 million judgment following a New Jersey federal jury’s finding, after a nearly monthlong trial, that it copied an inventor’s patent for a skin medicine applicator for dogs and cats.
A privately held, Florida research and development company has accused the Japanese chemicals giant Mitsui Chemicals Inc. of stealing its trade secrets covering a plant irrigation system in violation of their nondisclosure agreements, according to a lawsuit that was removed to Florida federal court Monday.
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. defended a proposed $750 million derivatives settlement with Credit Suisse AG on Friday after a pair of hedge funds criticized the “black box” deal, saying it compares favorably to other deals reached with big banks over similar claims.
President Donald Trump is ramping up the process of replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, interviewing four candidates Monday and revealing the White House staffers who are leading the selection effort.
Vantage Deepwater Company asked a Texas federal court on Monday to confirm a $622 million arbitration award stemming from a dispute with Petrobras America Inc. over its early end of a Gulf of Mexico drilling agreement.
After moving into a new law office, tenants often file their signed leases away, figuring that the terms are set for a few years at least. However, leases can be very flexible instruments, and should be reviewed annually even if nothing seems amiss, says Tiffany Winne of Savills Studley Inc.
Based on his experience as a BigLaw associate for six years and now as general counsel for a tech startup, Jason Idilbi of Passport Labs offers some best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.
Standard form architect agreements provide significant protections to architects and their firms, which may result in an architect having too much control over an owner's construction project. Owners should negotiate to obtain a transfer of those rights, say attorneys with Akerman LLP.
My advice to prospective clerks will now include the suggestion that they read Adam Winkler's new book, "We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights," for the same reason I recommend taking a corporations course — appreciating the critical role of business corporations in American life and law, says Ninth Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon.
Construction practitioners using either ConsensusDocs or American Institute of Architects forms for alternative dispute resolution purposes must understand that each set of construction documents requires thoughtfulness and upfront risk assessment. The decisions at the time of contracting will significantly impact the timing and resolution of any future dispute, says Stacy La Scala of JAMS.
In the #MeToo era, the American Bar Association’s recently passed Resolution 302 is a reminder of harassment policy best practices to all employers, and it should be of particular interest to employers in the legal industry, say attorneys with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
By incorporating an explicit requirement that discovery must be “proportional to the needs of the case,” the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure garnered much speculation as to their impact on courts’ decision-making processes. Now that the rules have been implemented for over two years, several themes have emerged, say attorneys with Buckley Sandler LLP.
Many technologists and pessimists alike have claimed that artificial intelligence and machine learning will replace lawyers. However, current technologies can actually transform and streamline attorneys' jobs, allowing them to complete tasks like real estate transactions in a manner that is better, faster and cheaper, says Shawn Amuial of Holland & Knight LLP.
The advancement in connected technologies and software has created an explosion of nontraditional data sources that present challenges to e-discovery practitioners. Many tools and techniques used to process traditional data may not be practical for these new data types, say Jason Paroff and Sagi Sam of Epiq.
A Rhode Island federal court recently ruled in favor of an employer in a decision concerning an employee arbitration agreement, an intriguing split from a decision in a similar case months earlier by the same court in a separate session, say Alicia Samolis and Chris Wildenhain of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP.