A jury has slapped Rolls-Royce PLC with a $24 million damages award in Carnival Corp.'s suit accusing the British engine maker of selling a faulty propulsion system for the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship.
With courtroom victories including the dismissal of Redbox Automated Retail LLC's trade restraint lawsuit against Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and the defeat of landmark litigation against Barr Laboratories Inc. over the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, Kirkland & Ellis LLP has earned a spot among Law360's Competition Firms of 2010.
Littler Mendelson PC scored a pair of wins in 2010 from the U.S. Supreme Court that helped further define the scope of employment arbitration authority, two of the victories that distinguished it as one of Law360's Employment Groups of 2010.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will dump its approximately $446 million stake in Accordia Golf Co. Ltd., the Japanese golf course operator announced Thursday.
When the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hit Bloomberg LP with a well-publicized pregnancy discrimination suit, the company turned to Jones Day for help, and the firm delivered — including winning the dismissal of all retaliation claims in the case — one of the reasons it earned a spot among Law360's Employment Groups of 2010.
By winning arguably the most important antitrust case of the year — the U.S. Supreme Court decision that rejected an NFL push for broader protections from antitrust scrutiny — among other legal battles, Jones Day has earned itself a place among Law360's Competition Groups of 2010.
A company founded by the creator of Priceline.com is accusing video game makers Activision Inc., Blizzard Entertainment Inc. and Zynga Inc. of infringing patented technology that allows players to compete in online tournaments.
A National Football League ticketholder has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve a circuit split as to whether ticket buyers possess contractual rights and the legal safeguards that go along with them or the weaker protections of a revocable license.
A federal judge has dismissed competition claims from a putative class action in which servers at a Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. resort in Hawaii allege the company filched their tips, though kept alive breach of contract and unjust enrichment claims.
A federal judge has sunk a bid to certify a class of cruise ship workers accusing NCL (Bahamas) Ltd. of cutting into their wages by giving them so much work they had to pay others to help them complete it.
In 2011, all eyes will be on Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s U.S. Supreme Court appeal of a certification ruling in the largest sex discrimination class action in history. But employment attorneys are also expecting key high court rulings on issues of retaliation, arbitration and what it means to file a complaint.
From questions concerning workplace privacy to the statute of limitations on discrimination claims, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down key rulings in 2010 that will set the stage for future litigation and affect workplaces for years to come.
Hilton Worldwide Inc. will allow its activities to be independently monitored to ensure that it does not use trade secrets allegedly lifted from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. as part of a settlement reached between the two companies.
Six units of hotel management firm BPP LLC have filed for bankruptcy, fleeing a creditor that threatened to foreclose on their hotels over a $66 million secured claim.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission against the former chief financial officer of a construction equipment manufacturer who allegedly helped United Rentals Inc. inflate its profits through a fraudulent accounting scheme.
Starbucks Corp., AutoZone Inc., Ticketmaster LLC and hundreds of other companies have been targeted in GeoTag Inc.'s latest litigation rampage over an online search patent that the defendants allegedly infringe through store locator tools on their websites.
An Austin, Texas-based company has sued Amazon.com Inc., Travelocity.com LP and a number of other online retailers, claiming that elements of the companies' websites infringe its Web browsing technology patents.
A federal appeals court has rejected Priceline.com Inc.'s attempt to get a cut of a $336 million class action settlement in an antitrust case accusing the nation's largest credit card companies of colluding to levy fixed currency conversion fees.
The New York State Department of Labor has boosted minimum wages for tipped workers in the hospitality industry and clarified that restaurants may mandate tip pooling, addressing an issue that has spurred suits from restaurant workers opposed to pooling gratuities.
Investment banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp. have asked a federal appeals court for an en banc review of its recent decision to partially reopen a consolidated securities action over initial public offerings of 54 companies in the late 1990s.