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  • November 17, 2008

    HP, LexJet Settle Ink Cartridge Spat

    Hewlett-Packard Co. and LexJet Corp. have ended a patent dispute over the technology used in large-format ink cartridges.

  • November 17, 2008

    Craig To Serve As Obama White House Counsel

    Washington trial lawyer Gregory B. Craig, who represented President Clinton during his impeachment proceedings and currently practices at Williams & Connolly LLP, reportedly will serve as White House Counsel under President-elect Barack Obama when he takes office.

  • November 17, 2008

    Allied-Republic Union Would Harm Competition: AAI

    A proposed $6 billion merger between Allied Waste Industries Inc. and Republic Services Inc. that would create the second-largest U.S. trash-hauling company could potentially harm competition and consumers, the American Antitrust Institute said Monday.

  • November 17, 2008

    Government Botched Salmonella Response: Report

    The federal agencies responsible for food safety and public health may have aggravated this summer's salmonella outbreak with a disorganized and late response, the Pew Charitable Trusts reported Monday.

  • November 17, 2008

    2nd Circ. Revives Investors' Suit Against Hartford

    An appellate court has remanded a shareholder class action against insurer Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. over kickbacks it allegedly paid to insurance brokers, vacating an earlier decision by a district court to dismiss.

  • November 14, 2008

    6th Circ. Remands Fight Over Tobacco Payouts

    An appeals court has sent a dispute between Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas and five Florida law firms over millions of dollars in tobacco liability settlement payments back to federal district court for further proceedings.

  • November 17, 2008

    Robinson & Cole Gains About 30 Ex-Thelen Attorneys

    Hartford, Conn.-based firm Robinson & Cole LLP has hired nearly 30 intellectual property, real estate, construction, employment and financial services attorneys from the dissolving bicoastal firm Thelen LLP, formerly among the largest firms in the country.

  • November 14, 2008

    Ruling Stands In $550M Fund Admin Fraud Case

    A federal judge who last month granted summary judgment in favor of a division of State Street Co., finding that it was not responsible for $550 million in losses stemming from the liquidation of a British Virgin Islands-based hedge fund, has denied a motion by the plaintiffs in the case seeking to have the ruling overturned.

  • November 14, 2008

    Army Corps Of Engineers' Everglades Project Halted

    Opponents of a bridge project that is part of the long-delayed restoration of the Everglades gained a victory as a federal judge slapped a preliminary injunction on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, temporarily halting construction.

  • November 14, 2008

    Penn State Off Hook In Chemist's Patent Suit

    A Florida judge has dismissed a patent case from a chemist who alleged that a Pennsylvania State University research department stole his process for converting methane gas into liquid.

  • November 14, 2008

    Leaps and Bounds: Notable Firm News

    Firms continued to devour dissolving firm Thelen this week, swallowing up whole practice groups and impressive numbers of attorneys.

  • November 13, 2008

    Judge Orders Shell Bank Exec To Pay $80M

    A federal judge has awarded nearly $80 million to the bankruptcy estate for Florida investment company Sentinel Funds Inc. in a judgment against a former principal in an allegedly fraudulent banking company, IBC Holdings Corp.

  • November 13, 2008

    Tousa Exploring Alternative Reorganization Plan

    Bankrupt homebuilder Tousa Inc. is pushing back a hearing on its disclosure statement so that it can negotiate an alternative plan involving third-party investment in hopes of winning the agreement of skeptical creditors.

  • January 15, 2009

    Hotbed Of FLSA Claims To Continue In Low Economy

    The language of the Fair Labor Standards Act has long been subject to question, but plaintiffs in recent years have raised new concerns about the 21st-century workplace, resulting in a litigation boom that shows no signs of waning as employers look for ways to cut costs in a struggling economy, attorneys say.

  • November 13, 2008

    Honda Recalls Motorcycles Over Crash Risk

    American Honda Motor Co. has recalled 13,000 off-road motorcycles after discovering a defect that could cause riders to lose control and crash.

  • November 13, 2008

    SEC Can Pursue GlobeTel Fraud Claims: Judge

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission can pursue securities fraud claims against aerospace communications company GlobeTel in connection with an alleged scheme by the company’s former employees to inflate revenues, a federal judge has ruled.

  • November 12, 2008

    EC Signs Off On CAI's Alitalia Takeover

    The European Commission cleared the sale of Alitalia to a group of Italian investors Wednesday and ruled that the buyers would not be responsible for repaying a €300 million ($374 million) loan from the Italian government.

  • November 12, 2008

    UBS Exec Charged With Tax Conspiracy

    The U.S. Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service have charged Raoul Weil, the CEO of the global wealth management and business banking division at UBS AG, with perpetrating a tax fraud that helped U.S. taxpayers conceal assets from the IRS.

  • November 12, 2008

    Suit Over Duke Energy Tax Credits Tossed

    A district court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by environmental advocacy groups that challenged federal tax credits the U.S. Department of Energy agreed to give Duke Energy Corp. for its planned cleaner coal plant.

  • December 12, 2008

    States Expected To Lead Wave Of Water Initiatives

    If water use continues at its current rate, experts say, water will soon become America's next oil — a scarce and valuable resource that can't be renewed. Although President-elect Barack Obama is expected to take the lead in addressing greenhouse gas emissions and the need for renewable energy sources, when it comes to water supplies, it is state and local governments that will likely set the agenda for protecting this fast-depleting resource.