An ex-U.S. military contractor’s former business partner was sentenced to 18 months in prison in Alabama federal court Monday for playing a part in a yearslong bribery scheme involving Army officials stationed at a U.S. military base in Kuwait during the Iraq War, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added a partner in its corporate department in Minneapolis from Winthrop & Weinstine PA with experience in intellectual property transactions and litigation, along with trademark portfolio management for companies in industries ranging from fast food to software.
A California real estate developer asked a federal court on Monday to toss allegations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he was involved in a scheme to defraud Chinese investors out of $9.5 million through the EB-5 visa program.
A D.C. federal court judge has dismissed a wine bar's unfair competition lawsuit against President Donald Trump and the company that operates the Trump International Hotel Washington D.C., ruling that the wine bar failed to show that the defendants wrongfully interfered with its business.
San Francisco-based private equity firm Main Post Partners, with help from legal adviser Ropes & Gray LLP, has clinched its sophomore investment vehicle after bringing in $700 million from limited partners, the firm announced Tuesday.
MillerCoors' former CEO on Monday told a Wisconsin jury he never feared competition from Pabst Brewing in an effort to deflate a $400 million contract claim accusing MillerCoors of trying to break its exclusive agreement to brew Pabst's beers because it was scared of a challenge to its business.
Dietary supplement maker ThermoLife International LLC has accused rival American Fitness Wholesalers LLC of unfair competition and false advertising, according to a suit entered in Arizona federal court Monday, alleging the company has been improperly labeling its products as containing "patented creatine nitrate."
Disney can’t get its way over how arbitration should occur in a fight for insurance coverage linked to the “pink slime” news reports aired by subsidiary ABC, a Canadian appeals court ruled Friday, saying the entertainment giant’s reading of the insurance contract didn’t make sense.
Ruling against the estate of conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, the Federal Circuit on Monday said a craft brewery run by her nephew could register the Schlafly surname as a trademark for beer.
Two of Third Point LLC's nominated independent directors will be added to Campbell Soup Co.'s board, settling a proxy fight between the hedge fund and the food giant just three days before an anticipated shareholder vote, the companies said Monday.
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A Manhattan federal judge has raised concerns in a suit that accuses Whole Foods of mislabeling food weights because of the parties’ failure to depose key witnesses from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, saying both sides overlooked “the elephant in the room.”
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals has affirmed the denial of H-2B visa certification to 10 meat servers for a California Brazilian steakhouse, finding that the employer had not demonstrated its need for additional temporary workers.
The Coca-Cola Co. on Wednesday told the Ninth Circuit that consumers are well aware diet beverages are lower calorie substitutes for full calorie drinks, urging the panel to uphold the dismissal of a proposed class action alleging that Diet Coke causes weight gain.
Two Swedish food industry investors re-upped their bid for a D.C. federal court to enforce a $250 million arbitral award issued against Romania, arguing that a decision issued by Europe's highest court invalidating an arbitration clause in a Dutch-Slovak investment treaty is inapplicable.
A New York appeals court on Wednesday revived a legal malpractice suit against Lozner & Mastropietro PC that alleged the firm failed to pursue claims against Domino's Pizza for a client who was injured by one of the company’s drivers.
Giant Eagle Inc. can’t overturn a Pennsylvania jury’s verdict that awarded a busboy nearly $2 million after he was shot outside one of its stores because the grocery chain missed its chances to object at trial, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled Wednesday.
A proposed class of Dave & Buster’s employees again urged a New York federal judge to greenlight a $7.4 million settlement resolving claims that the company wrongly cut their hours to avoid providing them with health insurance coverage, hoping to convince the court the second time around.
A proposed class action has claimed a brand of energy bars trying to find its place in a crowded sports-nutrition market misled diet-conscious consumers to believe its low-sugar snacks are also low in carbohydrates, concealing that the bars actually pack a macronutrient punch.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Sazerac fights an effort to “monopolize” a simple whiskey name, Mattel cites a little-known Sotomayor opinion to protect Barbie, and NBA superstar Russell Westbrook shoots for a registration for his charitable foundation.
The process of applying for litigation financing isn’t difficult, but few do it right the first time. Following five steps in your application process will help make sure litigation funders are convinced of the value of your company's legal claims, says Molly Pease of Curiam Capital LLC.
As sales of “premium” pet food have increased in recent years, so has the number of consumer class actions filed against pet food manufacturers, specifically those involving claims that marketing and labeling pet foods as “natural” is false and misleading, say Steven Hwang and Cassandra Abernathy of Perkins Coie LLP.
A new California law will allow privately held companies to use blockchain technology for stock issuance and other corporate records. However, corporations should be cautious about moving into this relatively uncharted territory, say Sara O’Connell and Riaz Karamali of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Marsh v. J. Alexander’s may significantly impair the ability of companies in the hospitality industry to pay a reduced wage to tipped employees. As a result, employers will need to be cautious when applying a tip credit toward minimum wages, says Margaret Grover of Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP.
In Troester v. Starbucks, the California Supreme Court recently held that the federal de minimis doctrine does not apply to claims for unpaid wages under the California Labor Code. Attorneys with Payne & Fears LLP take a deeper dive into some lingering employer questions related to the ruling.
In an era when law firms are fighting for business and clients can dictate the terms of the relationship, "value" has become a moving target. Firms that take a proactive approach by using strategies designed to articulate value over time will gain the competitive advantage, says Dan Tacone at Intapp Inc.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Pier D'Angelo, chief pricing and practice officer at Allens.
The Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a finding of employer liability under Title VII for a hostile work environment caused by a retail customer. The decision in U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Costco Wholesale is important for employers with customer-facing operations, but its reach extends further, say Laura Bacon and Brittany Bogaerts of Nixon Peabody LLP.
In the two years since the American Bar Association's controversial anti-discrimination and harassment rule, only one state has adopted it, while numerous state supreme courts, state attorneys general and legal groups have correctly rejected Model Rule 8.4(g) as a threat to lawyers' First Amendment rights, says Bradley Abramson, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.
Missouri recently became the first state in the union to enact a ban on labeling products as “meat” unless they are “derived from harvested product livestock or poultry.” But the company that makes Tofurky has already filed suit in federal court to challenge the new law's constitutionality, says James Lawrence of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.