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  • January 6, 2011

    Carnival Wins $24M From Rolls-Royce Over Ship Engine

    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.

  • January 6, 2011

    Competition Group Of The Year: Kirkland & Ellis

    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.

  • January 6, 2011

    Employment Group Of The Year: Littler

    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.

  • January 6, 2011

    Goldman To Sell $446M Stake In Japanese Golf Operator

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will dump its approximately $446 million stake in Accordia Golf Co. Ltd., the Japanese golf course operator announced Thursday.

  • January 5, 2011

    Employment Group Of The Year: Jones Day

    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.

  • January 5, 2011

    Competition Group Of The Year: Jones Day

    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.

  • January 5, 2011

    Blizzard, Activision, Zynga Sued Over Gaming Patent

    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.

  • January 5, 2011

    NFL Fan Takes Patriots Contract Bout To High Court

    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.

  • January 4, 2011

    Tip-Sharing Action Against Maui Resort Trimmed

    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.

  • January 4, 2011

    Cruise Line Workers Denied Class Cert. In Wage Suit

    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.

  • January 1, 2011

    Employment Cases To Watch In 2011

    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.

  • January 1, 2011

    High Court's '10 Employment Rulings To Spur More Suits

    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.

  • December 23, 2010

    Hilton Agrees To Monitors In Starwood Secrets Deal

    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.

  • December 22, 2010

    Hotel Management Firm BPP Files For Ch. 11

    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.

  • December 21, 2010

    Former Terex CFO Beats SEC Fraud Accusations

    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.

  • December 21, 2010

    GeoTag Sues Hundreds Of Retailers Over Web Search IP

    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.

  • December 20, 2010

    Amazon, Travelocity Sued Over Web Browsing Patents

    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.

  • December 17, 2010

    2nd Circ. Bars Priceline From $336M Class Deal

    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.

  • December 17, 2010

    NY Raises Restaurant Minimum Wages, OKs Tip Pooling

    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.

  • December 17, 2010

    Banks Ask 9th Circ. To Review Revival Of IPO Suits

    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.