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  • February 08, 2024

    Philips Rival Seeks Interest After Treble Damages Award

    A medical equipment supplier that nabbed treble damages against Philips Medical Systems after a split verdict in a wide-ranging copyright and unfair competition case is now asking for at least six figures in interest, despite a judge previously denying a similar request by Philips.

  • February 08, 2024

    High Court Sides With Whistleblower Against UBS

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday found that whistleblowers don't need to show retaliatory intent on the part of their employers in order to be protected under federal law, in a unanimous ruling in favor of a former UBS employee and whistleblower who fought to restore a $900,000 jury verdict he secured in 2017.

  • February 07, 2024

    Apple Beats Claims It Overpaid CEO Tim Cook, Other Brass

    Apple does not have to face an investor lawsuit accusing it of overpaying CEO Tim Cook and other top brass by tens of millions of dollars by improperly calculating the value of performance-based stock compensation, a New York federal judge ruled Wednesday.

  • February 07, 2024

    Ex-Apple Engineer Gets 4 Months For Self-Driving Car IP Theft

    A California federal judge sentenced a former Apple engineer to nearly four months in prison after he pled guilty to stealing trade secrets while working on the company's self-driving car, saying the engineer should serve time in a minimum-security facility for the nonviolent offense.

  • February 07, 2024

    DraftKings Fight With Ex-Exec Intensifies Amid Dueling Filings

    DraftKings is arguing that one of its former executives who left to join rival Fanatics must have his lawsuit over noncompete agreements heard in California federal court, not state court, saying he went to great lengths to defraud the court into thinking diversity jurisdiction doesn't apply.

  • February 07, 2024

    NJ Panel Backs Retired Cops In Health Insurance Dispute

    Retired police officers for a New Jersey township are entitled to full healthcare benefits without premium payments under a collective bargaining agreement, a state appellate panel ruled Wednesday, upholding an arbitration decision in the police officers' union's favor.

  • February 08, 2024

    CORRECTED: Atty Stuck With Sanctions In Trade Secrets Feud

    A California federal judge has hit a CDF Labor Law LLP attorney with sanctions after finding that he recklessly questioned a former Individual Food Service employee about approaching the company's CEO concerning a settlement despite objections to entering text messages to the CEO into evidence, but determined she would hold off on deciding the amount until later in the case.

  • February 07, 2024

    Engineer Charged With Stealing Missile Detection Designs

    An engineer who worked at an unnamed Malibu, California-based technology company stole trade secrets regarding nuclear missile detection after previously seeking to aid Chinese military research, the U.S. Department of Justice alleged in a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday.

  • February 06, 2024

    College Players Fight NCAA's Bid To Pause Suit For JPML

    Former college athletes urged a Colorado federal judge not to pause their proposed class action seeking a piece of broadcasting profits, arguing there's no reason to let the NCAA and major conferences pump the breaks while a multidistrict litigation panel mulls a transfer motion.

  • February 06, 2024

    9th Circ. Won't Revive Oracle Worker's Retaliation Suit

    A former cloud service project manager at Oracle in Canada cannot revive his lawsuit claiming the software company retaliated against him after he refused to participate in what he believed was fraud, the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday, saying federal whistleblower anti-retaliation laws don't apply outside the United States.

  • February 06, 2024

    Medical Device Co. Accuses Ex-Sales Reps Of Stealing Clients

    Two sales representatives broke noncompete and confidentiality agreements when they "conspired to steal" more than $1 million worth of business from their then-employer before leaving for a competitor, a medical device company alleged in a suit filed Monday in Texas federal court.

  • February 06, 2024

    DeSantis Wants Out Of Voters' Prosecutor Suspension Suit

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has urged a judge to toss a suit by two Florida voters over his suspension of elected prosecutor Monique Worrell in August, saying they don't have standing to bring the claims.

  • February 06, 2024

    Judge Says $1.4M Brokerage Employment Case Stays In Court

    Holding that an employment contract's FINRA arbitration provisions don't block state courts from considering prejudgment remedy requests, a Connecticut state court judge has agreed to proceed with a $1.4 million placeholder application against a former employee of a brokerage who is accused of siphoning business from the firm.

  • February 06, 2024

    DraftKings Exec's Defection Timed With Super Bowl, Suit Says

    DraftKings has countersued one of its former executives who is trying to escape noncompete agreements, saying he hatched a deceitful plot to leave the company so he could help its rival Fanatics cash in on the Super Bowl.

  • February 06, 2024

    Ex-Seton Hall Prez Says School Stood By As Chair Retaliated

    Seton Hall University's former president has launched explosive whistleblower claims alleging the school failed to act on his multiple concerns about the school's former board chair, prominent criminal defense attorney Kevin Marino, including that Marino allegedly tried to negotiate a lucrative exit package for the then-dean of the law school amid an ongoing embezzlement probe.

  • February 05, 2024

    Wash. Labor Dept. Says ICE Facility Operator Blocking Probes

    Washington state's labor department has alleged in a complaint moved to federal court that private prison operator GEO Secure Services LLC is illegally blocking inspectors from enforcing state workplace safety laws at an immigration detention facility.

  • February 05, 2024

    Ex-DraftKings VP Gets Noncompete Suit Back Into State Court

    A former DraftKings executive who is fighting noncompete agreements the company is trying to enforce after he left for its rival Fanatics can take his lawsuit back to state court, a California federal judge ruled Monday.

  • February 05, 2024

    Mich. Justices Take Up School Administrators' Pension Fight

    The Michigan Supreme Court said Friday it would take another look at how the state calculates public school employee pensions, taking up school administrators' appeal of a decision they fear will reduce their retirement benefits.

  • February 05, 2024

    Jackson Hewitt To Settle No-Poach Suit Over Its Franchises

    Jackson Hewitt Inc. told a New Jersey federal court that it has reached a settlement in principle with its former workers who brought a proposed class action alleging that the company's franchisees entered into an anti-competitive no-poach agreement despite the firm's previous pledge to not have or enforce such arrangements.

  • February 05, 2024

    4th Circ. Backs 'Beyond Doubt' Rule For Green Card Applicant

    The Fourth Circuit has backed a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals to hold a Dominican woman applying for permanent U.S. residency from within the country to the evidentiary standards used with individuals seeking to be admitted to the United States from the border. 

  • February 05, 2024

    Restaurant Gets 'Mandatory' Wine-Tasting Death Suit Tossed

    A Connecticut judge threw out a lawsuit brought against a New Haven restaurant by the estate of a deceased worker who died following a "mandatory" wine-tasting event, ruling the eatery had no duty to get her a ride home rather than let her drive while intoxicated.

  • February 05, 2024

    L&E Vet To Build Corporate Advisory Board At Seyfarth

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced Monday that it had tapped the former global head of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP's employment litigation practice to build a corporate advisory board at the intersection of commercial litigation and labor and employment law, citing increased demand in both spaces. 

  • February 05, 2024

    Leon Black Says Rape Accuser, Firm Can't Ax NY Suit

    Claims of sexual abuse and defamation leveled against former Apollo Global Management CEO Leon Black were not a matter of public interest, Black told a New York judge, arguing his accuser and her counsel at the time cannot dispose of his malicious prosecution suit by claiming they were protected by the state's anti-SLAPP law.

  • February 05, 2024

    Ex-NY Firm Partner Wins 20% Biz Cut Despite No Written Deal

    A former partner at Buffalo, New York, personal injury firm Brown Chiari LLP is owed a 20% financial cut of files that remained at the firm upon his 2016 departure, a state appeals panel determined, finding that he was an equity partner even though there was no written partnership agreement.

  • February 05, 2024

    Constangy Brings On CDF Labor Law Atty In Orange County

    Labor and employment firm Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP is growing its California team, announcing Friday it is bringing on a CDF Labor Law litigator as a partner in its Orange County office in Costa Mesa.

Expert Analysis

  • Lessons From Country Singer's Personal Service Saga

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    Recent reports that country singer Luke Combs won a judgment against a Florida woman who didn’t receive notice of the counterfeit suit against her should serve as a reminder for attorneys on best practices for effectuating service by electronic means, say attorneys at Jenner & Block.

  • 3 Areas Of Focus In Congressional Crosshairs This Year

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    Companies must prepare for Congress to build on its 2023 oversight priorities this year, continuing its vigorous inquiries into Chinese company-related investments, workplace safety and labor relations issues, and generative artificial intelligence, say attorneys at Morgan Lewis.

  • 5 Trade Secret Developments To Follow In 2024

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    Recent cases and trends in trade secret law indicate that significant developments are likely this year, and practitioners should be anticipating their impact on the business and legal landscape, say attorneys at Faegre Drinker.

  • Baking Bread Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    After many years practicing law, and a few years baking bread, I have learned that there are a few keys to success in both endeavors, including the assembly of a nourishing and resilient culture, and the ability to learn from failure and exercise patience, says Rick Robinson at Reed Smith.

  • 7 E-Discovery Predictions For 2024 And Beyond

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    The legal and technical issues of e-discovery now affect virtually every lawsuit, and in the year to come, practitioners can expect practices and policies to evolve in a number of ways, from the expanded use of relevancy redactions to mandated information security provisions in protective orders, say attorneys at Littler.

  • Securities Class Actions Show No Signs of Slowing In 2024

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    Plaintiffs asserted securities class actions at elevated levels in 2023 — a sign that filings will remain high in the year ahead — as they switched gears to target companies that allegedly have failed to anticipate supply chain disruptions, persistent inflation, rising interest rates and other macroeconomic headwinds, say attorneys at Skadden.

  • Tips For Contractors Preparing For Potential Gov't Shutdown

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    With elements of the Congress’ latest continuing resolution expiring on Jan. 19, companies that may be fatigued by preparing for potential shutdown after potential shutdown should consider the current political climate and take specific steps now, say attorneys at Miller & Chevalier.

  • 5 Litigation Funding Trends To Note In 2024

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    Over the next year and beyond, litigation funding will continue to evolve in ways that affect attorneys and the larger litigation landscape, from the growth of a secondary market for funded claims, to rising interest rates restricting the availability of capital, says Jeffery Lula at GLS Capital.

  • Expect National Security Scrutiny Of Higher Ed To Continue

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    In 2023, the federal government significantly elevated the national security responsibilities of academic communities, so universities and research laboratories should take a more rigorous approach to research partnerships, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring.

  • What To Know About FCA Cybersecurity Enforcement

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    Now is a good time for practitioners, government contractors and potential relators to review recent developments in cybersecurity-related False Claims Act enforcement, and consider best practices for navigating this space in the new year, say Ellen London at London & Stout, and Li Yu and Molly Knobler at DiCello Levitt.

  • What One Litigator Learned Serving On A Jury

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    Kilpatrick attorney April Isaacson shares insights for trial lawyers from her recent experience serving on a jury for the first time, including lessons about the impact of frequent sidebars, considerations for using demonstratives, the importance of clear jury instructions, and the unconscious habits that can drive jurors mad.

  • Noncompete Report Misinterpreted Critique Of FTC Proposal

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    A recent report on core questions surrounding the use of employee noncompete agreements published by the Economic Innovation Group misconstrues our stated views on the issue — and we stand behind our conclusion that the Federal Trade Commission made misrepresentations when proposing a rule to ban such provisions nationwide, say Erik Weibust and Stuart Gerson at Epstein Becker.

  • 4 Legal Ethics Considerations For The New Year

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    As attorneys and clients reset for a new year, now is a good time to take a step back and review some core ethical issues that attorneys should keep front of mind in 2024, including approaching generative artificial intelligence with caution and care, and avoiding pitfalls in outside counsel guidelines, say attorneys at HWG.

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