A Wisconsin federal judge on Thursday awarded $5 million in attorneys’ fees and costs to a bull stud company even though a jury found it infringed a bovine semen-sorting company's patents because the sorting company had engaged in anticompetitive practices, saying the stud company did an “impressive job” limiting its request to work related to its victory.
A pair of Massachusetts-based 3D printing rivals, just four days into the second trial between the two within a six-month span, settled dueling claims that they stole each other’s trade secrets.
A former venture capital fund investor who accused other members of drastically shorting his exit payout following a 2016 downsizing was awarded nearly $3.8 million — more than eight times higher than his original offer — in a Delaware Chancery Court order approved on Thursday.
A New York federal judge on Wednesday upheld a bankruptcy court ruling that subordinates the claims of hundreds of former Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc. workers seeking up to $260 million in deferred compensation, agreeing that the work agreements expressly support the conclusion.
A New York appeals court gave a former Apollo fund manager a second chance Thursday to use one of his previously barred expert witnesses in a case against a former Greenberg Traurig LLP partner over an alleged plot to fake evidence to dodge a $6.5 million contract claim.
An Arkansas federal jury on Wednesday slammed a Mercedes-Benz dealership with $5.8 million in punitive damages for defrauding a man who bought a $90,000 Ferrari from them, finding the dealership’s employees lied when they said the car was in excellent condition.
A California federal judge has denied a Chinese glass screen supplier’s bid to arbitrate its $25 million dispute with Apple Inc. over a soured supply deal, but also refused to dismiss the company's claims that Apple grossly overstated its needs under their contract.
A New York appeals court on Thursday revived a $100 million arbitral award issued to a Korean food conglomerate following a dispute with NutraSweet Co. over an aspartame deal gone bad, concluding a lower court judge had erred when he partially vacated the award due to the tribunal's manifest disregard of the law.
A federal judge in Texas has approved a $141.7 million arbitration award in favor of insurance company Kemper Corporate Services Inc. in its dispute with Computer Sciences Corp. over a software licensing agreement.
Radisson Hotels slapped a breach of contract lawsuit in Washington federal court against its rival, Red Lion Hotels, accusing it of deliberately interfering with the former’s existing contracts with nine franchisees by promising them loans as well as $5 million in upfront payments.
A California federal judge Wednesday ruled that Profile Technology Ltd. breached its 2014 settlement with Facebook Inc. to end claims the app developer improperly retained user data, saying its donation of “hundreds of millions” of redacted profiles to a digital library was not a “good faith” interpretation of the agreement.
A previously dismissed dispute over attorneys' fees that a former client says patent firm Niro Law Group is not entitled to took a new turn Monday when the firm filed suit in Illinois state court, saying it was never paid for its legal work.
Shearman & Sterling LLP has snagged a former McDermott Will & Emery LLP partner who will bring her experience handling intellectual property for tech companies to the firm's Northern California offices.
A Delaware court’s nearly $16 million award against Homeland Insurance Co. should be reversed for use of the wrong state’s law, a time-barred claim and a dearth of damages evidence, the insurer told Delaware’s Supreme Court on Wednesday.
U.S. Bank NA has told a California federal court that a proposed class action accusing it of bilking customers out of millions of dollars with allegedly improper out-of-network ATM fees and overdraft fees belongs in arbitration, citing its deposit agreement with the customer who is bringing the suit.
A Texas jury has awarded construction company CDM Smith $14.7 million from the city of Galveston for work administering the city’s Hurricane Ike disaster recovery program, rejecting the city’s claims that it didn’t have to pay because CDM didn’t comply with their agreement.
A plumbing company hit a U.S. Air Force contractor with a $1.3 million contract suit in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday for allegedly failing to pay it for work on a local military base.
The estate of 1950s pop star Ricky Nelson hit Sony Music Entertainment with a proposed class action in New York federal court, accusing the music giant of applying a hefty "intercompany charge" on international streaming revenue before it calculates an artist’s royalty rate.
A Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday ruled a former American Airlines Inc. worker must arbitrate a whistleblower retaliation claim against the company, but said he could continue pressing in U.S. Department of Labor litigation a parallel claim against his former union.
New Jersey firms McManimon Scotland and Baumann LLC and Trenk DiPasquale Della Fera & Sodono PC are joining under the first shop’s banner on Oct. 1, the firms said Wednesday, describing a union that will specialize in project finance, corporate reorganization and complex commercial litigation.
A clause added to The Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer's contract, requiring him to report any known violations of the school’s sexual misconduct policy, may seem noncontroversial. However, because schools often define sexual misconduct too broadly, this type of provision could cause lasting harm to innocent student-athletes, say Scott Bernstein and Justin Dillon of KaiserDillon PLLC.
With memories of the Great Recession still fresh, fears that the auto loan securitization market is headed for a crash similar to the ill-fated residential mortgage backed securities market are on the rise. Albert Fowerbaugh and Julie Rodriguez Aldort of Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP consider the types of claims that various participants might assert if the market veers off course.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.
It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Aug. 6 formally re-imposing certain sanctions with respect to Iran. Given the administration’s rapidly shifting approach to international trade and national security issues, businesses should plan for the worst — while continuing to advocate for a more pragmatic approach, say attorneys with Dechert LLP.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's opinion in Epic Systems v. Lewis employed the same analytics used by Justice Antonin Scalia in three previous decisions. They strongly suggest the court would allow a mandatory arbitration clause with a class action waiver in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act context, says James Baker of Baker McKenzie.
As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.
Massachusetts recently passed comprehensive noncompete legislation, which will become effective on Oct. 1, 2018, assuming it is signed by Gov. Charlie Baker. The new law would place significant limitations on the scope of enforceable employee noncompetes, say Bret Cohen and Michael Steinberg of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Although commonly associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology can also be implemented to modernize international supply chains, which currently suffer from voluminous documentary requirements, layers of middlemen and immense regulation, say James Ton-that and Ravi Soopramanien of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be — feminist icon, brilliant jurist, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend. Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.