Lawyers who represented consumers in a suit over Kraft’s “sensible” snack labeling urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to rethink affirming a pair of deeply discounted fee awards, arguing that the decision to dramatically reduce their requests with little to no explanation flouts precedent and undermines California rules.
The U.S. Court of International Trade revived a dispute over a duty on Vietnamese shrimp imports Thursday, finding the U.S. Department of Commerce failed to show it adequately investigated claims that Bangladeshi labor rates used to assess the fair value of the shrimp were distorted.
Dairy company Dean Foods Co. asked a Tennessee federal court Wednesday to stop a large milk retailer from pushing ahead with its claim that Dean Foods and Suiza Food Corp. conspired to violate antitrust laws when they merged in 2001.
A Texas liquor store chain can’t force its insurer to pay for a suit seeking to recover more than $4 million charged by its credit card processor in the wake of two data breaches at the chain, a Texas federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Innovative Dining Group LLC, the high-end restaurant company behind the Japanese-inspired Sushi Roku and Katana eateries, was hit with a putative class action in California court on Wednesday alleging its BOA Steakhouse chain violates state consumer privacy laws.
European regulators said Wednesday that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup doesn’t cause cancer, a day after a California judge in consolidated litigation over the substance made public documents that indicated a U.S. environmental official had offered to “kill” a federal agency's study of the chemical's safety.
Most of the Trump administration's trade policy has focused on overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement and imposing punitive tariffs, but Tuesday's hearing to consider a new U.S. trade representative brought to light the litany of other trade issues facing the White House.
Virtu Financial has offered to pay up to $1.33 billion for rival electronic trader KCG, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises has agreed to buy Australia's Alinta Energy for about $3 billion, and BRF may choose to forego an initial public offering of shares in its Halal unit and instead sell private stakes.
A Filipino fisherman injured at sea told a federal court in Washington state Monday that his fishing company used his financial desperation and minimal English literacy to coerce him into signing a release for a pittance.
Food distributor Sysco Corp. deceptively billed fuel charges to a Florida restaurant and other companies as “hidden rate” increases unrelated to actual fuel costs, a proposed class action alleged Tuesday.
The maker of actor Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka told a California federal jury during Wednesday's opening statements in the trade dress infringement case that a rival spirits company is selling tequila in a “cheap knockoff” of its distinctive skull-shaped bottle.
A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed some state claims in multidistrict litigation alleging a vast price-fixing conspiracy in the seafood industry, saying among other reasons that buyers of the seafood did not purchase the products in the relevant states.
European packaging giant Ardagh Group SA on Wednesday said it raised $308 million after pricing its initial public offering of common stock at $19 per share, near the top of its $17 to $20 a share range, in a deal advised by Shearman & Sterling LLP.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, which obtained a $450,000 sanction against restaurant group Landry's Inc. and its Houston Aquarium restaurant, has told a Texas district judge in Houston to reject the group's bid for a new trial, arguing that the request only rehashed arguments already rejected by the court.
Valley Milk Products LLC has been permanently banned from selling more than four million pounds of milk powder that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seized in November unless the company can prove the products are no longer contaminated, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.
Anheuser-Busch was nipped by a trademark lawsuit Wednesday over its Super Bowl ad reviving long-dormant canine mascot Spuds MacKenzie — a case filed by an "entrepreneur" who claims he took ownership of the rights to the character after the beer giant abandoned them.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday hit a security guard formerly employed by an H.J. Heinz Co. board member with a federal suit in Manhattan, alleging that he traded on inside information regarding the company's $28 billion acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and 3G Capital Management LLC.
A bipartisan pair of senators on Tuesday unveiled legislation aimed at making sure that overseas companies who want to buy American companies have to go through a review to make sure that the deal wouldn’t imperil food security and safety in the U.S.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday in Florida federal court blasted an Applebee's franchisee's bid to toss a case over its arbitration agreements with its employees, arguing that its use of a mandatory agreement intentionally prevents employees and job applicants from filing discrimination claims with the federal government.
A Manhattan judge signed off Monday on the payout of $250 million for a settlement a class of major consumer goods makers inked with News Corp. over its alleged monopolization of in-store advertising.
General counsels face the challenging task of understanding how companies can navigate the rules surrounding uses of artificial intelligence. To get smart on AI, general counsels must ask the right questions about areas such as human resources, intellectual property, liability and insurance, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
As I was going through one of the plaintiff’s claims — post-traumatic stress disorder — with my expert witness, the good doctor could not even recall the elements of the disorder! Then, suddenly, he pointed his finger at a young juror, remembers Esther Holm of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.
Though the Trump administration has yet to make an official statement regarding artificial intelligence, support for AI is consistent with its expressed desire to promote American business. As such, general counsel will inevitably have to navigate what big data and AI mean for compliance with current and future laws and regulations, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
According to a recent Law360 Expert Analysis article, the U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision boils down to determining “who gets the home court advantage — patentees or infringers.” That characterization is not only wrong, it also is representative of the substantial problem of abusive use of patent litigation, say Brian Ferguson and Anish Desai of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Despite initial worries from practitioners, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision 10 years ago in MedImmune has provided greater predictability as to the circumstances that will warrant declaratory judgment jurisdiction, allowing trademark owners to make informed decisions about their enforcement strategies, say James Griffith and Michelle Bolos of Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP.
Lawyers are likely turning to alcohol to lessen stress and anxiety, to socialize, and even to sleep better. Unfortunately, many are unaware that their nightly pour could be causing or exacerbating the anxiety that is plaguing the legal profession, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
This is not the first time that a president has criticized the judiciary. But what is unique about President Donald Trump's attacks is that they target not just a specific decision, but the judiciary and its decision-making power altogether. Every lawyer, regardless of political persuasion, must speak up, says Alexandra Wald of Cohen & Gresser LLP.
There is no question that solo practitioners and small law firms need to spend the majority of time on legal work, but in order to achieve sustainable growth, marketing should not be a secondary task “put-off” until you have some free time, says Matthew Horn, founder of Legal Services Link LLC.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo did not provide the hoped-for clarity on whether violation of a statute is sufficient for a plaintiff to sue in federal court. As practitioners and courts still struggle with this question, two recent decisions from the Seventh and Third Circuits highlight the issue, says John Papianou of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in TC Heartland has received a considerable amount of press regarding the potential impact on the Eastern District of Texas's ability to retain patent infringement litigation. But commentators have neglected to address how the overruling of VE Holding would, in many cases, prohibit patent holders throughout the country from filing suit in their home districts, say Steven Pollinger and Yu... (continued)