Pepper Hamilton LLP won’t get a reprieve from a Pennsylvania state court order mandating that it turn over documents from an independent investigation into the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal while Pennsylvania State University appeals the order, according to a Thursday ruling.
A former Busybox.com Inc. attorney on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Fourth Circuit decision in his fraud case that he says would unsettle securities markets and expand the definition of primary liability in both criminal cases and securities enforcement actions.
Schlumberger Ltd. on Wednesday appealed a $600,000 award entered against it after a Texas judge threw out the majority of a lawsuit accusing its former chief intellectual property lawyer of sharing trade secrets, questioning whether the state's anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation statute had been properly used.
Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC on Thursday fired back against Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett PC, telling a North Carolina judge that the bankrupt gasket sealer’s filings support its claims that the law firm engaged in racketeering while settling personal injury asbestos claims, and that its complaint is not time-barred.
Attorneys for the former leadership of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on Friday said the insurer behind a $15 million defense policy is refusing to pay their legal bills, and that top lawyers from the defunct firm have to date burned through $35 million in defense costs.
Officials backpedaled on Friday after tapping Kirkland & Ellis partner and former federal judge Mark Filip to lead an investigation into the University of Virginia's sexual assault policies and an alleged rape that was reportedly perpetrated at the UVA chapter of a fraternity to which the former judge once belonged.
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Legal counsel for a former AutoZone Stores Inc. manager consorted with a member of a California jury before it awarded the client an unprecedented $185 million punitive damages award and then invited the entire jury out for drinks afterward, AutoZone said in a bid for mistrial Thursday.
Heller Ehrman LLP's bankruptcy administrators on Wednesday launched opening appellate arguments in an effort to claw back unfinished business profits from the firm's ex-partners, saying the firm has an interest in fee matters pending when it collapsed.
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A New York state appeals court on Thursday ruled to disbar the former general counsel of PetroTiger Ltd. for a federal felony conviction stemming from his role in a scheme to bribe a Colombian official in exchange for approval of a $39 million oil services contract.
A federal judge on Thursday allowed a lawsuit mounting a First Amendment challenge to revised Florida Bar guidelines banning references to past results in state lawyers' television, radio and outdoor advertisements, saying that the plaintiffs have standing and the case is ripe for review.
A New York federal court refused to toss legal malpractice claims against a New York attorney over his alleged mishandling of a medical malpractice suit in which his disfigured client was left without legal recourse against her doctor, a Thursday court filing revealed.
Lawyers who represent executors of estates have no ethical duty to the estates’ beneficiaries, according to a New York State Bar Association ethics opinion published on Thursday, but may withdraw if there is suspicion of shady dealings by the executor.
An aspiring Ohio lawyer must wait until next year to take the state’s bar exam after he failed to disclose underage drinking and other alcohol-related convictions on his law school applications, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled on Thursday.
A New Jersey appellate court on Thursday upended a contempt order against an attorney for allegedly neglecting the document demands of a bottled water company's former officers who accused him of spearheading frivolous criminal charges against them and sought discovery from him in related civil litigation.
A Texas appellate court on Wednesday cleared a Littler Mendelson PC attorney of allegations in an employment dispute that she had overstepped her authority in negotiating a settlement, saying a trial court had rightly thrown the claims out.
The director of litigation for Sony’s PlayStation arm, along with DLA Piper and Quarles & Brady LLP attorneys, “hijacked” a California federal court’s procedural rules by using a request for sanctions against a patent holder and its counsel as an “ill-begotten briefing advantage,” Rothschild Digital Media Innovations LLC said Wednesday.
Unigard Insurance Co. hit the law firm of Blaser Oleson & Lloyd Chtd. with a legal malpractice suit on Wednesday in Idaho federal court, alleging it faces a malicious prosecution suit from two employees of a paint company accused of theft due to the firm’s failure to prevail in a subrogation suit.
A Florida diabetes test supply company asked a federal court Wednesday for sanctions against intellectual property law firm Stein Law PC, saying a $42 million counterclaim the firm filed in response to the company’s legal malpractice suit is “baseless” and shows an “indifference to obvious facts.”