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  • January 19, 2011

    Corporate Finance Group Of The Year: Weil Gotshal

    Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP has broken new ground by counseling General Growth Properties Inc. on a recapitalization that allowed it to relist its stock while still bankrupt and advising General Electric Co. on a deal that could reshape the media landscape, making it one of Law360's Corporate Finance Groups of 2010.

  • January 19, 2011

    Gym Appeals FLSA Suit Testimony In 6th Circ.

    Representative testimony was inappropriate for gauging unpaid overtime in a collective action against Life Time Fitness Inc. because the class plaintiffs worked widely varying shifts, the gym chain has told the Sixth Circuit, potentially setting precedent for other litigation.

  • January 19, 2011

    Bankruptcy Group Of The Year: Weil Gotshal

    Guiding shopping mall owner and operator General Growth Properties Inc., hotel owner Extended Stay Inc. and Texas Rangers Baseball Properties through the rocky shoals of Chapter 11, among other notable accomplishments, has helped earn Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP's restructuring team a place among Law360's Bankruptcy Groups of 2010.

  • January 18, 2011

    9th Circ. Revives 24 IPO Suits Against BofA, Others

    The Ninth Circuit has revived two dozen cases in a consolidated securities action against JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and several other investment banks, ruling that a lower court wrongfully dismissed the cases as time-barred.

  • January 18, 2011

    Domino's Delivered Less Than Minimum Wage: Driver

    A former Domino's Pizza LLC delivery driver has launched a proposed class action accusing the pizza chain of effectively paying less than minimum wage by forcing drivers to cover for their own gas, maintenance and other vehicle-related expenses.

  • January 14, 2011

    White Collar Group Of The Year: O'Melveny

    O'Melveny & Myers LLP achieved successes in a number of high-profile criminal cases last year — including for an NBA star accused of keeping guns in his locker and a Broadcom Corp. executive charged with backdating stock options — garnering it a place among Law360's White Collar Groups of 2010.

  • January 14, 2011

    Corporate Finance Group Of The Year: Skadden

    The mergers and acquisitions team at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP shepherded clients through many of the year's biggest deals, including XTO Energy Inc.'s $41 billion sale to Exxon Mobil Corp. and The Coca-Cola Co.'s absorption of its North American bottling operations, earning it a spot among Law360's Corporate Finance Groups of 2010.

  • January 13, 2011

    'Confident' Google May Face US Case Over ITA Deal

    Google Inc. says it remains confident its deal to buy ITA Software Inc. will improve competition in the marketplace despite reports Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice may move to block it as a potential antitrust risk.

  • January 12, 2011

    Beso Investor Desperate For Refund From Eva Longoria

    "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria has been accused of collecting unlawfully exorbitant interest on a $1 million loan made to Beso LLC, a now-bankrupt company that operates the actress' restaurant and nightclub in Las Vegas.

  • January 12, 2011

    Denny's Licks Class Action Over Salty Meals

    A New Jersey appeals court has nixed a proposed class action accusing Denny's Corp. of concealing "alarmingly large" amounts of sodium in its food, saying the plaintiff didn't establish that the restaurant's failure to disclose high sodium levels injured customers.

  • January 12, 2011

    Avis, Dollar Thrifty Say Merger Would Lower Costs

    Avis Budget Group Inc. and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. are trying to convince antitrust regulators that their proposed merger would benefit consumers by lowering company costs and maintaining intense competition in the rental car market.

  • January 11, 2011

    Law360's Bankruptcy Groups Of The Year

    Good bankruptcy lawyering remained a prized skill in the recession-afflicted landscape of 2010, and several firms distinguished themselves with huge wins for huge clients, earning them a spot among Law360's Bankruptcy Groups of 2010.

  • January 11, 2011

    Domino's Cuts $1.45M Deal With Calif. Labor Class

    Domino's Pizza LLC has agreed to pay a class of truck drivers and other employees $1.45 million to resolve allegations that it denied meal breaks and failed to pay full wages.

  • January 7, 2011

    EU Sends Thomas Cook Deal To UK

    European antitrust regulators sent their review of a proposed merger between travel agencies Thomas Cook Group PLC and Co-operative Group Ltd. to the U.K. on Friday, saying their initial probe showed the deal may threaten competition for travel package sales.

  • January 7, 2011

    Starbucks Asks Court To Allow Kraft Contract To End

    Starbucks Corp. has asked a federal judge to deny a request by Kraft Foods Inc. to halt the termination of a $1 billion contract under which the food behemoth has the exclusive right to distribute the coffee giant's products in supermarkets.

  • 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.