An Illinois-based natural food ingredient sourcer slapped China-based Shanghai Pecenp International Co. with a lawsuit Friday, saying the company’s salmonella-contaminated jalapeno powder caused Frito-Lay to recall its products and lose $19.8 million.
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Center has entered into a cooperation agreement with the Mongolian International and National Arbitration Center, increasing connections between the organizations as Mongolia sees a growth in investment from China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a statement from the center said.
Zeneca Inc. on Friday lost two of 10 affirmative defenses claimed in a Chancery Court battle over $275 million in cancer drug trial "milestone" payments sought by a merger partner, with a Delaware vice chancellor saying the case nevertheless still appears headed to trial.
A South Carolina federal judge Friday rejected a Fluor Corp. attempt to escape a suit alleging that it failed to give workers sufficient Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice before a Westinghouse Electric Co. nuclear reactor project shut down last year.
A Massachusetts dentist suing Yelp Inc. for deceptive trade practices leaned Friday on a weeks-old First Circuit decision rejecting the legality of Uber’s “barely visible” terms-and-conditions button, saying Yelp’s terms-and-conditions link on its phone application was similarly inconspicuous.
Smartphone consumers pursuing antitrust multidistrict litigation over Qualcomm’s patent licensing practices can’t block the chipmaker from trying to force Apple to only import iPhones with Qualcomm chipsets, Qualcomm told a California federal judge Thursday, arguing the import matter is totally unrelated.
Spinal surgery center Alphatec Spine Inc. said in a brief made public Friday that claims over its hiring of a former employee of a competitor brought by that competitor in Delaware Chancery Court should be litigated in California state court because that is where both companies are based and where the conduct at issue occurred.
The Fifth Circuit on Friday threw out a nearly $1 million award in favor of a Texas dealership that had sued Jaguar alleging it improperly reclaimed cash the dealer earned under a sales incentive program, saying the lower court granted the dealership an early win before it had jurisdiction to do so.
A veteran attorney in all aspects of the construction industry has joined Stinson Leonard Street LLP in the firm’s Kansas City office after spending more than 30 years at Lathrop & Gage LLP.
Romania urged a D.C. federal judge not to confirm a $250 million arbitral award issued against the country to two Swedish food industry investors, saying it satisfied the amount in controversy years ago by relieving the food companies of their Romanian debts and paying the firms through a government-approved treasury account.
An oil and gas driller has accused a midstream energy company owned by Blackstone Group LP of abusing the right of first refusal in a gas processing agreement by drawing out the process so it could edge out a competitor for the driller’s business.
Bloomberg Finance LP hit UBS AG with a suit in New York federal court Thursday accusing the bank of violating an agreement that bars it from redistributing proprietary data through its portfolio analysis and risk management software.
A Stockholm arbitral tribunal has rejected a Ukrainian natural gas producer’s claims that its joint activity agreement with a Swedish oil and gas company was invalid due to corruption, but held that the pact must be terminated anyway because it is no longer worthwhile after the Ukrainian government imposed increased royalties.
Northstar Offshore Ventures LLC has accused another oil and gas company of breaking a contract to sell its assets, alleging that Tana Exploration Company LLC delayed obtaining Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approval to gain leverage in the deal.
The co-founder of Ice Cube’s three-on-three basketball league has accused its former commissioner of fraud in California state court on Thursday, accusing Roger Mason of "sadistically preying" on his friends and the league’s players to raise $2.4 million for an app that’s in a "death spiral to inevitable financial ruin."
Netflix on Wednesday asked a New York bankruptcy court to stop bankrupt film studio Relativity Media from passing on its Netflix production deal with its proposed asset sale, saying the proposed buyer had not proved it would be able to perform under the contract.
The San Francisco 49ers have urged a California federal judge to reject stadiumgoers' latest demand in a proposed Americans with Disabilities Act class action to inspect how the team sets up security checkpoints and entrances at its home venue, arguing they had ample opportunity to inspect the stadium earlier this year.
A carpenters union, a related nonprofit and a group of funds have urged a New York federal court to uphold a more than $2.43 million arbitration award in their favor against a New Jersey general contractor over deficient contributions.
A New York federal judge held Thursday that a Nigerian state-owned oil company has until late July to turn over documents about a bank account it purportedly used that was recently discovered by Exxon Mobil and Shell subsidiaries in their attempt to enforce a $1.8 billion arbitration award against the company.
A Texas federal judge on Thursday, in what he called a “complex and contentious case,” awarded another $115,000 in attorneys’ fees to Texas-based HeartBrand Beef Inc. in its long-running dispute with a ranch owned by billionaire Bill Koch over who had the rights to sell the company’s specialty Japanese cattle.
As new communications platforms displace email, the legal industry is awkwardly grappling with complex e-discovery questions. Fortunately, this environment provides a very fertile ground of incentives for innovation in both e-discovery technology and service offerings, says Thomas Bonk of Epiq.
As the Senate considers Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, including his potential impact on legal protections for workers, it is useful to reflect on the court’s 5-4 anti-worker decisions of the last term — each of which broke with norms of judicial restraint, say Michael Scimone and Jahan Sagafi of Outten & Golden LLP.
Notwithstanding the latest salary war among prominent law firms, I urge my middle-aged and older colleagues to help the recent graduates we know focus on the long term. Even if the salary is the same, there is a big difference between an institutional firm and the relatively younger firms matching BigLaw, says J.B. Heaton, a University of Chicago business law fellow and former partner at Bartlit Beck.
The Delaware bankruptcy court's opinion last month in Woodbridge serves as a cautionary reminder that policy preferences for free claim assignability do not serve to nullify properly drafted anti-assignment provisions, say attorneys with King & Spalding LLP.
Law professor Nathalie Martin's new book, "Lawyering From the Inside Out: Learning Professional Development Through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence," can be of value to any lawyer aiming to achieve greater productivity, relieve the stress of the legal profession and focus on goals, says U.S. District Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.
Agreements regarding soliciting and hiring employees of competitors have become an enforcement priority for U.S. antitrust authorities, so M&A parties should take a fresh look at how they approach the issue. A carefully tailored no-poach provision will help protect against regulatory inquiry, say attorneys with Baker Botts LLP.
The blockbuster e-discovery cases, with big sanctions and bigger controversies, have been few and far between this year. But that doesn’t mean the legal questions around e-discovery have been answered. Let’s take a closer look at three cases worthy of our attention, says Casey Sullivan, an attorney at discovery technology provider Logikcull.
Later this week, Harvard Law students will begin bidding on interview slots with the nation’s top law firms. Our institutions owe it to their students not only to require firms to disclose mandatory arbitration provisions in new associate contracts, but also to bar employers from on-campus recruiting if they require these provisions, says Isabel Finley, a third-year student at Harvard Law School and president of the Harvard Women’s Law Association.
As buildings incorporate increasingly advanced features, the risks associated with technology failures — and resulting defect claims against those involved in the buildings' design and construction — become greater. Owners and contractors presenting these technologies to end users should explore nontraditional approaches in contracts and insurance to better mitigate these risks, says Gary Brown of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.
Many legal teams involved in cross-border matters still hesitate to use technology assisted review, questioning its ability to handle non-English document collections. However, with the proper expertise, modern TAR can be used with any language, including challenging Asian languages, say John Tredennick and David Sannar of Catalyst Repository Systems.