AstraZeneca owes $192 million for refusing to pay royalties for an Array cancer drug after entering an $8.5 billion collaboration with Merck to develop and commercialize the compound, according to a lawsuit removed to New York federal court Monday.
A Kentucky appeals panel found that the son of a woman who died in a health care facility could pursue his wrongful death suit against the facility and its staff rather than being bound by an arbitration agreement because it was signed by the woman's daughter, who had no authority as her power of attorney.
Two law firms are battling it out in New York bankruptcy court to see who will lead a proposed class action against Westinghouse Electric on behalf of workers laid off on short notice, with both firms trading barbs and beating their chests in an attempt to muscle out the competition.
Charter Communications Inc. Monday sought a quick win in its suit over cable television franchise permit payments, telling a Texas federal judge the permits were clearly expired and unenforceable when it paid more than $12 million in royalties on the permits to a Texas family.
Pipeline giant Energy Transfer Equity urged Delaware Chancery Court on Monday to allow reargument on dismissed counterclaims that the company deserves a $1.48 billion termination fee for The Williams Companies' alleged breaches of a $38 billion merger agreement that ETE itself abandoned in 2016.
A California bankruptcy judge has approved a settlement ending the bankruptcy of defunct class action law firm Eagan Avenatti LLP — owned by the attorney representing Stormy Daniels in her legal battle against President Donald Trump — that allows a former partner to collect $4.85 million to resolve his claims of allegedly unpaid fees.
A Pennsylvania-based student loan servicer dodged a proposed class action Monday claiming it illegally converted federal teaching grants to loans, when an Ohio federal judge found allegations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and for unjust enrichment fell short of pleading requirements.
Honeywell International Inc. never promised ongoing technical support to a security surveillance provider for the integration of closed-circuit video monitoring systems into more digitally oriented products, making a $22 million suit against the technology giant baseless, according to a response filed Monday in Pennsylvania federal court.
A New York federal judge ruled Monday that Alcoa Inc. shouldn’t have to foot a $10 million Chilean tax bill for Rank Group Ltd. following its $2.7 billion purchase of Alcoa’s packaging business, finding Rank incurred the tax by not paying off a loan it acquired in the deal.
A New York state appeals court found Friday that a health and safety inspection company must cover the cost of a settlement in a suit over a hazard it allegedly missed that led to the death of a factory worker, despite not being the company that delivered the final report.
An engineering company run by two Irish nationals urged a D.C. federal court Friday to confirm a nearly $9 billion award against Nigeria stemming from the country's decision to abandon a project to build a gas-processing facility in the Nigerian coastlands, arguing the country waived any right to immunity when it agreed to binding arbitration.
Kastner Land Services LLC on Monday filed a lawsuit in state district court in Houston seeking more than $1 million in damages, alleging that one of its contractors surreptitiously used its proprietary software to find three potential heirs to an oil and gas lease and steal its business.
A Statoil unit and a Texaco unit urged a New York federal court on Friday to enforce a more than $1 billion award against Nigeria's state-owned oil company, saying a Nigerian court decision finding that the dispute was related to taxes, and therefore cannot be arbitrated, violates U.S. public policy.
The Miami Marlins asked a Florida federal court Friday to compel arbitration in their dispute with Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami over the governments' claims on a cut of the profits from the recent $1.2 billion sale of the Major League Baseball team.
7-Eleven escaped a proposed class action from several franchisees who claimed they were misclassified as independent contractors, after a California federal judge found that the controls imposed on the franchisees did not make them employees.
The Third Circuit on Monday affirmed a ruling denying class certification in a case that alleges roofing supplier Owens Corning misled consumers about the quality of shingles it sold, finding that not all of the shingles in question had the supposed defect.
A man who part owns two businesses working with oil and gas companies near the Ute Indian tribe’s reservation and said that tribal officials tried to extort money from him has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up his appeal of a Utah Supreme Court ruling saying that the officials would have to face claims in tribal court.
A New York Jets season ticket holder launched a proposed class action lawsuit against the team in New Jersey state court Friday alleging its decision to sell season ticket packages that do not require corresponding personal seat licenses rendered his own PSLs meaningless.
President Donald Trump has asked a California federal court to take on Stormy Daniels’ suit over an allegedly void hush contract, as his personal attorney’s consulting company claimed she had violated the deal 20 times and could owe $20 million in damages, according to court filings Friday.
Bankrupt distressed investment vehicles the Zohar Funds hit back Friday against a bid by their collateral manager to lift the automatic litigation stay, saying the litigation it wants to move forward is not a pressing matter in the Chapter 11 cases.
In the Anthem data breach settlement, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh criticized, and will most likely strike down, contract attorney fees in the $300 to $400 an hour range. That doesn’t mean everyone should stop using contract attorneys, but it does show that there are multiple things to consider before employing a contract review team, says Barry Schwartz of BIA.
In many cases, insureds are entitled to coverage under claims-made policies notwithstanding failure to report a prior communication, demand or proceeding. When insurers argue otherwise, their positions must be evaluated carefully in light of the law, facts and pertinent policy provisions, says Shaun Crosner of Pasich LLP.
Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 23, which governs class actions, are set to take effect on Dec. 1, 2018, pending approval. The amendments would significantly alter class action litigation procedure from notice to settlement, says Niki Mendoza of Garden City Group LLC.
When negotiating shared wireless infrastructure contracts in large venues, sponsors should pay close attention to technology specifications, upgrades and interference protection, say Walt Sapronov and Kenneth Klatt of Sapronov and Associates PC.
One of the biggest moments in the life cycle of a company sale is when the purchase agreement gets finalized, with the client’s big cashout in sight. And then comes the big transactional buzzkill — when the deal counsel has to take a deep breath, get the client on the line, and have “the talk” about disclosure schedules, says Daniel Janis of Davis Malm & D'Agostine PC.
Though still in its relative infancy, 2018 is shaping up to be a year of arbitral institution rule updates. Neil Newing and Ryan Cable of Signature Litigation LLP explore some of the more innovative and trending rule changes expected or predicted this year.
Prive Developers prevailed in its claim against William Island Property Owners' Association by successfully showing that the stigma of litigation caused damages due to increased financing costs, additional construction costs, and additional sales and marketing costs, say attorneys with Waldman Barnett PL and Barry Mukamal of KapilaMukamal LLP.
There's no reason for limiting unbundled legal services to family law or even pro se litigants. Wider adoption, especially by litigators, presents an opportunity to correct law's distribution and pricing problem, to make justice practically available to all, and to dethrone litigation as the "sport of kings," says New York-based trial lawyer David Wallace.
Like medical professionals, lawyers often resist policies to reduce errors due to the culture of perfectionism that permeates the industry. Autonomy is key to the legal professional's prestige and the outward demonstration of competence is key to maintaining autonomy, says Peter Norman of Winnieware LLC.
It is undisputed that in his first year in office President Trump was able to confirm a significant number of judges to the federal bench. How it happened — and whether it's a good thing — are debated here by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.