The former Mutual Benefits Corp. outside counsel sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and ordered to pay $827 million in joint restitution for a massive insurance investment scam, lost his bid for a new trial Thursday when a Florida federal judge found no grounds for allegations of juror misconduct.
A California federal judge said Thursday he'll likely grant Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP a “handsome” award for its help winning Wells Fargo Bank NA customers a $203 million judgment in a class action over the bank's overdraft fees, but not the $51 million it seeks.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP urged a Pennsylvania federal court Wednesday not to block the firm from representing Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in its hostile takeover bid for Mylan NV, calling the conflict challenge a “preposterous” attempt to kill the proposed merger because it only ever advised Mylan subsidiaries.
DLA Piper urged a California federal judge on Thursday to toss a former associate's lawsuit claiming the firm kept him from receiving disability benefits, arguing in a hearing that his claims under the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act are barred because an arbitrator had already decided them.
While the criminal trial of the former leadership of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP is almost at hand, the case against former Dewey client relations manager Zachary Warren remains on hold, and the once-promising future for the young attorney is on the line.
Bank of America Corp. and Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. criticized a former Clifford Chance LLP partner’s putative class action over fees charged to the firm’s 401(k) plan, saying Wednesday the fees were authorized and he cannot be both class representative and class counsel.
A New York appeals court affirmed Thursday that an attorney tried too soon to win summary judgment in his lawsuit against Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. over coverage for defending legal malpractice counterclaims in an underlying contract dispute, saying further discovery is needed to determine whether policy exclusions apply.
In a split decision, the State Bar Court of California's review department concluded that a Sacramento attorney truly believed he was owed the money he skimmed from a client’s employment settlement behind her back, finding the misappropriation was merely negligent and warrants a 90-day actual suspension.
Ampal-American Israel Corp.'s trustee on Thursday denied accusations from the debtor's CEO that his law firm's prior representation of a major creditor in the case should be cause to remove him from the proceedings, saying at a hearing in New York that there is no conflict that would prevent him from administering the case fairly.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to hear an appeal of a decision finding that attorney-client privilege could not be used to shield the former in-house counsel of a defunct real estate firm from turning over documents in an ongoing contract dispute over unpaid invoices.
Black Card LLC on Wednesday urged a Wyoming federal judge to disqualify Holland & Hart LLP from representing Visa USA Inc. in a more than $600 million contract row accusing the credit card giant of not protecting the trade secrets of its co-branded “Visa Black Card,” saying the firm previously represented the company.
Florida's Judicial Qualifications Commission recommended Tuesday that Brevard County Circuit Judge John C. Murphy be suspended for three months without pay for an incident in which he cursed at a public defender then scuffled with him outside the courtroom.
Minnesota’s high court on Wednesday handed a Minneapolis lawyer a 90-day suspension for threatening a client with “hell and brimstone” amid a fee dispute, among other breaches of professional conduct rules.
A group of Mexican oil rig workers and workers' families have sued Beck Redden LLP, Arnold & Itkin LLP and the Albritton Law Firm, along with seven lawyers from those firms, alleging negligence and fraud after claims were dismissed in a lawsuit stemming from a deadly 2007 offshore oil platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday suspended an attorney who forged more than 100 opinion letters used to detail the risks behind various securities, after a trading platform banned him from issuing such letters for failing to put in the due diligence they promised.
A Florida federal judge Wednesday denied LaTele Television CA's sanctions bid against Telemundo Communications Group LLC's counsel Greenberg Traurig LLP in a copyright dispute while the judge sorts out confusion regarding LaTele's representation.
Dish Network Corp. and its former attorneys urged a Texas federal court Tuesday to uphold a $34 million judgment against their former insurer, saying the OneBeacon Insurance Co. shouldn’t get a “do over” by raising new objections about the size of the award or rehashing old arguments.
The co-founder of an online diamond sale facilitator wants the startup's lawyers tossed from a case accusing him of stealing its proprietary software, arguing in New York federal court Wednesday that one lawyer represented him for 16 years and the other is bound to be a witness.
A former Faruqi & Faruqi LLP associate awarded far less in damages and attorneys' fees than she sought in her sexual harassment suit against the securities boutique turned to the Second Circuit on Wednesday, challenging numerous trial court rulings from the closely watched case.
The American Bar Association issued an opinion on Wednesday clarifying that it is kosher for a judge to send out a general letter to all local attorneys encouraging them to meet the 50-hour pro bono minimum recommended under the bar’s rules for professional conduct.