The rights-holder to the works of a renowned composer called Apple and two other companies “modern tape pirates” in a copyright suit filed Friday in California federal court, saying the iTunes store sources music from distributors and record companies that don’t own the rights.
A California state appellate court has shot down a former NFL linebacker’s suit alleging that Venable LLP mishandled his investment in a Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing match, ruling Thursday that he lacked standing to sue because the firm never dealt with him but rather with a limited liability company that handled his money.
A New York federal judge invalidated two provisions in a pair of union benefit plans that made it difficult to remove trustees, ruling Friday that the terms interfered with the union's ability to comply with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act's plan oversight standards.
Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka has prevailed over a former coach suing her for 20% of everything she's worth after a Florida state judge said the contract in question was clearly unenforceable because Osaka was 15 when her father signed it.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s pledge to honor its power purchase agreements as it moves through Chapter 11 may ease the minds of the utility's contracted electricity suppliers, but it won't douse the simmering legal fight over whether bankruptcy courts or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission get to determine the fate of such contracts.
A federal jury in Denver found Thursday that the Catholic fraternal organization and insurance company Knights of Columbus breached a national deal with a tech vendor and must pay $500,000.
The Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn its challenge to Nexus Gas Transmission’s plan to pick up an Ohio pipeline for $160 million after the company agreed to drop a noncompete clause from the deal, the agency said Friday.
A California judge on Friday rejected Stormy Daniels' bid to keep alive a state court suit seeking a declaration that her nondisclosure agreement with Donald Trump over a purported affair is void, but said the adult film actress can still seek attorney fees.
The Kazakh city of Almaty and one of the country’s banks told a New York federal court Thursday that Felix Sater cannot pause a suit accusing him of helping to launder about $440 million in stolen money while a related arbitration is ongoing.
Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit escaped warranty and consumer protection claims brought by a Colorado resident alleging he was injured by a hernia mesh implant, a New Jersey federal judge has ruled.
A Massachusetts federal judge has recommended that a contractor should not escape a former NFL player's suit alleging it infringed on his copyright after building his dream home, saying the record suggests the player still owned the rights to the house when the contractor moved to sell it.
The last week has seen a Russian state-owned bank drag the chairman of a former FIFA World Cup contractor to court, property developers sue Barclays over a swaps dispute and Kuwait's public pension hit its former director with a commercial fraud suit. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
A Delaware federal judge on Thursday granted British pharma company Vectura's request for $10.5 million in supplemental damages in a case in which a jury found GlaxoSmithKline willfully infringed a patent covering inhalers, though the judge denied Vectura's bid for an additional $33 million in enhanced damages.
A New York bankruptcy judge has shot down attempts by Sears buyer ESL Holdings to collect more than $88 million from the bankrupt company for alleged violations of their $5.2 billion sale deal.
The Writers Guild of America is pushing back on claims that it’s delaying litigation in its attack on fee structures used by major Hollywood talent agencies, telling a California federal court it’s trying to find an orderly way to hash out competing antitrust allegations in three related cases.
The Second Circuit on Thursday confirmed two arbitral awards issued to a Bermuda-based satellite operator in a dispute stemming from a politically fraught transaction with a South Korean satellite communications provider, saying the arbitrators did not exceed their authority or disregard the law.
The sports management company suing No. 1 NBA draft pick Zion Williamson for $100 million has moved to shut down the young basketball star’s own suit against it, arguing the North Carolina federal court Williamson sued in lacks jurisdiction because he was never a citizen of the state.
Rapper and producer Kanye West has ditched Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP as his representation in a case in New York federal court involving his longtime music publisher EMI and switched to attorneys with Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Lincenberg & Rhow PC.
Interior door maker Steves and Sons told the Fourth Circuit that a Virginia federal court was right in forcing its competitor Jeld-Wen Inc. to sell off part of a Pennsylvania factory it has acquired in order to resolve antitrust concerns.
The Fifth Circuit ruled Wednesday that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act cancels out a Tennessee law that made it easier for physicians to sue insurance companies over disputed medical bills, ending a conflict over the cost of a health system employee’s dialysis treatments.
The National Labor Relations Board has found that the arbitration agreements a Wendy's franchisee makes employees sign are legally sound because the pacts also tell workers they can still launch administrative charges with agencies like the board.
Fox has settled lawsuits over its sharing of profits of the hit TV show "Bones," in a fight that led to stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz and some producers being awarded $179 million before a judge recently cut it down to around $50 million.
A telecommunications infrastructure company can move ahead with a proposed cellphone tower for AT&T and Verizon despite a northern Massachusetts town's attempt to stop it, a Boston federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the local planning board had effectively prevented the provision of wireless service in violation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
The lawyer for a photographer who unsuccessfully sued Neil deGrasse Tyson over alleged copyright infringement told a federal court that he would step aside as the parties battle over attorney fees, but called the astrophysicist's allegations of attorney misconduct "ludicrous."
Arnold & Porter has sued a former client in New York state court for allegedly skipping out on a $1.1 million tab for the firm’s work on hotel development disputes.
Although a recently introduced bill that would ban noncompetes in Michigan is unlikely to become law anytime soon, a restriction with respect to low-wage employees is likely at some point based on the nationwide trend of limiting these types of agreements, say Bernie Fuhs and Ziyad Hermiz at Butzel Long.
In the absence of a federal rule governing deposition location, federal courts are frequently called on to resolve objections to out-of-state deposition notices. Recent decisions reveal what information is crucial to courts in making the determination, says Kevin O’Brien at Porter Wright.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 57 and its state counterparts provide a method for expediting claims for declaratory judgment that warrants closer attention than it has historically received from litigants and courts, say attorneys at Gibson Dunn.
As class actions challenging no-poach agreements are pending against multiple franchise organizations and the applicable analytical standard for analyzing such provisions hangs in the balance, it's a good time to review the current framework, say Bob Buchanan and Stefano Sharma at Choate.
Following the Ninth Circuit’s opinion in Blair v. Rent-A-Center, companies that employ arbitration clauses in consumer-facing contracts should reexamine the language for an unlawful waiver of a plaintiff’s right to seek public injunctive relief, says Alejandro Moreno at Sheppard Mullin.
My conservative, Catholic parents never skipped a beat when accepting that I was gay, and encouraged me to follow my dreams wherever they might lead. But I did not expect they would lead to the law, until I met an inspiring college professor, says James Holmes of Clyde & Co.
The recent U.S. Court of Federal Claims copyright case APL v. U.S. highlights how even a long-forgotten webpage last modified over a decade ago can still support a copyright lawsuit if a single viewer accessed the page within three years of filing a claim, says Eric Goldman of Santa Clara University School of Law.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Henry Schein opinion and more recent lower court rulings on employee arbitration agreements, employers will need to consider the intersection of delegation clauses that allow only an arbitrator to decide what is arbitrable and carve-out clauses that allow certain issues to be decided in court, says Brian Mead at McDermott.
Experienced discovery counsel helps the virtual law team shape case strategy and provides necessary advocacy, consistency and efficiency, plus cost savings, from the beginning of a case through trial, say attorneys at Nelson Mullins and FaegreBD.
The Wayback Machine, which archives screenshots of websites at particular points in time, can be an invaluable tool in litigation, but attorneys need to follow a few simple steps early in the discovery process to increase the odds of being able to use materials obtained from the archive, says Timothy Freeman of Tanenbaum Keale.
In its brief asking the Ninth Circuit to reverse the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust win in the recent chip licensing litigation, Qualcomm focuses on evidence and U.S. Supreme Court precedent, but it seems the FTC's case remains solid, says Thomas Cotter of the University of Minnesota Law School.
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee’s proposed addition to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1 needs to be amended slightly to prevent late-stage jurisdictional confusion in cases where the parties do not have attributed citizenship, says GianCarlo Canaparo at The Heritage Foundation.
For franchise systems built on physical locations, real estate inevitably becomes a vital concern that franchisers must pay close attention to, as demonstrated by two recent events, says Terrence Dunn of Einbinder & Dunn.
Following a California federal court’s decision in Federal Trade Commission v. Qualcomm, massive judgments and settlements raise the question of whether to declare a patent essential to a standard, but the potential benefits of pursuing a standard-essential patent must be balanced with an understanding of the potential consequences, say attorneys at Sterne Kessler.
In its recent OTO v. Kho decision, the California Supreme Court once again set itself up for a direct confrontation with the U.S. Supreme Court over proper respect for established principles of Federal Arbitration Act preemption, says Steven Katz at Constangy Brooks.