An Illinois federal judge has doubled a $2 million jury award against a manufacturer found to have infringed Bodum USA Inc.'s trade dress for its Chambord French press, finding the enhanced award necessary to fairly compensate the company.
Texas Farm Products Co. asked an Illinois federal judge for summary judgment Thursday in a fish farm’s lawsuit accusing it and Purina Animal Nutrition LLC of making and selling food that killed thousands of bass, saying the farm hasn’t raised any “triable issues of fact” against the company.
Victims of Future Income Payments LLC’s $100 million predatory lending scheme filed five lawsuits Thursday in New Jersey, Texas, Illinois, California and Florida against financial advisers and insurance agents who they say recommended they invest all of their savings into FIP.
A KapStone Paper and Packaging investor is asking the Delaware federal court to block the company's $4.9 billion merger with paper and packaging giant WestRock Co. claiming not enough information about the transaction has been provided to shareholders.
In White & Case LLP's continued effort to beef up its Windy City presence, it has added a partner to the firm's global mergers & acquisitions practice and private equity industry group in Chicago, the firm announced.
Tribune Media, Sinclair Broadcast and other media giants accused of colluding to fix prices for TV ads have backed efforts to centralize the growing wave of proposed class actions in Illinois federal court.
A Chicago-based sweetener maker changed internal data to make it look like the company missed its sales target during a three-year incentive-award program so it wouldn’t have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in benefits to some of its top executives, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Illinois state court.
An Illinois federal judge Tuesday blocked State Farm from presenting testimony from several experts, including a former state appellate judge, as it defends against a class action accusing it of orchestrating a scheme to elect an Illinois Supreme Court justice to help overturn a $1.05 billion judgment.
An Illinois federal judge rejected a software development company owner’s bid to dodge spoofing conspiracy charges over technology that enabled “flash crash” trader Navinder Sarao’s criminal securities transactions, saying his argument of little involvement or knowledge “is basically a closing argument or an opening statement.”
A former American Bar Association finance administrator has been arrested on felony theft charges alleging she stole nearly 2,000 cellphones and 10 iPads worth nearly $1.3 million that she ordered in the name of the association during an eight-year period, according to a filing by prosecutors.
The city of Chicago has urged the Seventh Circuit not to throw out its decision upholding a preliminary injunction on new conditions attached by the Trump administration to a public safety grant, arguing that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling the administration cited was inapplicable.
A New Jersey federal judge has found that state antitrust claims against Pfizer Inc. and Ranbaxy Inc. tied to sales of the blockbuster cholesterol medication Lipitor aren’t preempted by federal patent law, but that several antitrust and consumer protection claims can be cut on other grounds.
Opioid makers and distributors, including Purdue Pharma and McKesson Corp., on Tuesday were hit with proposed class actions in federal courts in eight states alleging that they caused health insurance premiums to soar by fueling the "deadliest drug crisis in American history.”
The U.S. Department of the Treasury improperly calculated an award under an investment tax credit grant program, paying almost $4 million less for a Michigan wind project that cost almost a quarter of a billion dollars, a wind company alleged in a suit filed Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday gave a Mexican immigrant a second chance to block his deportation, finding that the Board of Immigration Appeals did not give enough explanation for disregarding his fears of torture at the hands of the Mexican drug cartel.
The Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday in the drug company's appeal of a $3 million jury award to the widow of a Reed Smith LLP partner who committed suicide while taking a generic version of Paxil, saying federal law barred the pharmaceutical company from adding a warning about the risk of suicide in adults.
Nominees for the federal bench, including a candidate for the Eighth Circuit, punted on questions related to loaded political issues at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday morning, as senators grilled them on their positions on fraught topics such as immigration and abortion rights.
A venture including Arka Express CEO Arnold Kozys has reportedly bought the former Chicago Sears headquarters and contiguous properties for $3.25 million, DRA Advisors is said to have leased 25,000 square feet in Florida to a hotel marketing firm, and Rosenberg & Estis has reportedly taken an extra 16,456 square feet in New York.
An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday lifted a default judgment she entered against a law firm accused of firing an attorney the day she disclosed her pregnancy and asked for maternity leave, despite telling its counsel that she is “dubious” about the firm’s claim that the attorney is asking for relief she can't receive.
A coalition of state attorneys general has urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to leave alone its Obama-era rule on disparate impact liability under the Fair Housing Act, saying it’s already consistent with U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
A recent decision from the Northern District of Illinois highlights the continued litigation around the scope of directors and officers liability insurance coverage for government investigations. Astellas v. Starr is a win for policyholders, reasoning that compliance with a government subpoena is essentially mandatory, say Caroline Meneau and Brian Scarbrough of Jenner & Block LLP.
The Senate Republican leadership and the Trump administration are racing to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s spot on the U.S. Supreme Court. Does opposition to their plans have any chance of success? My answer is yes, because the stakes are so high, people are so engaged, and the records of those short-listed are so deeply troubling, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.
In this analysis of disciplinary action trends in the legal industry, Edwards Neils LLC managing member Jean Edwards examines data provided by bar organizations for 17 states and the District of Columbia.
While appealing to voters this election season, attorney general candidates will inevitably target industries with promises of using their state enforcement powers. AGs are also increasingly defining themselves publicly by reacting to the federal government, whether by filing a lawsuit against the president or opposing congressional acts, says Joe Jacquot of Foley & Lardner LLP.
Today, members of Congress often seem able to blame colleagues of the other party for not getting anything done for their constituents. In law practice, you can’t really blame a bad result for your clients on the lawyers on the other side, says former Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.
Being a former member of Congress put me in an advantageous position when I approached law firms in the late '70s, at a time when there were few female lawyers, and even fewer African-American lawyers, in major law firms, says former Rep. Yvonne B. Burke, D-Calif., a director of Amtrak.
In this edition of Illinois Tax Talk, Chris Lutz and Samantha Breslow of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chtd. discuss Illinois' retail nexus statute and regulations in light of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc.
Popular culture paints the Hill as a place teeming with intrigue, corruption and malicious intent. But in Congress I learned important lessons about respecting people and the work they do, says former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., of Hogan Lovells.
Since the Defend Trade Secrets Act became law two years ago, there have been more than 800 related cases filed in federal district courts. Consultants at Charles River Associates provide a brief update on DTSA lawsuits and discuss two recent appellate decisions relating to damages that trade secrets litigators need to be aware of.
I found that senior members of Congress didn’t have time to mentor younger members. Lawyers — though just as busy as members of Congress — cannot afford to follow this model, says former Rep. Charles Gonzalez, D-Texas, of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.