A District of Columbia appeals court agreed on Thursday to a one-year suspension of a former Perkins Coie LLP international trade attorney over misrepresentations he made to the U.S. Department of Commerce during an anti-dumping review on newspaper presses.
Experts for Baker Botts LLP on Monday told Texas jurors the firm acted properly in prosecuting patents for two rival companies, and cried foul on ex-client Axcess International Inc.’s claims that it could have secured a licensing deal worth more than $50 million if it knew the firm represented both companies.
The Florida Bar said Friday that it had found probable cause to pursue ethics charges against three attorneys at Tampa firm Adams & Diaco for allegedly setting up an opposing counsel for a drunk driving arrest during the course of an unrelated trial.
Because we operate one of the world’s largest airlines, the case of Northwest Inc. v. Ginsberg could have had significant implications for our company. Ultimately, the Supreme Court decided in a way that helps us in terms of enforcing the federal preemption over state laws for some issues, says Teri Plummer McClure, chief legal officer for United Parcel Service of America Inc.
Former Jenkens & Gilchrist PC boss Paul Daugerdas on Friday told a New York federal court that the government’s $180 million forfeiture claim for his tax evasion and fraud convictions was based on charges he wasn't convicted for.
A suburban Philadelphia law firm is facing malpractice claims in Pennsylvania state court over allegedly forged signatures on documents it reviewed in the process of helping to secure an $8.2 million loan from Bancorp Bank on behalf of a client.
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Former Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno's estate Monday ripped the school's contention that attorney-client privilege shields Pepper Hamilton LLP from a proposed subpoena, arguing the institution has not shown that documents from an independent investigation into the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal are protected.
A former Giacometti Smith LLC attorney filed suit in Pennsylvania federal court Thursday alleging that his malpractice carrier refused to cover him for a claim brought by a former client despite notifying the insurer two years earlier about the possibility of the claim.
A New York state judge Friday refused to dismiss financial services companies’ negligent misrepresentation suit against Patton Boggs LLP that alleged the firm failed to warn of potential conflicts with Texas law, ruling the suit was specific enough to proceed.
New York's high court on Tuesday stood firm on its decision to side with a Zurich Insurance Co. unit in a controversial legal malpractice coverage fight with K2 Investment Group LLC that saw the top court flip-flop on the consequences of an insurer's breach of a duty to defend.
Schlumberger Ltd.'s former general counsel for intellectual property told a Texas state court Wednesday that the oilfield services giant is hiding behind attorney-client privilege to avoid revealing that it lacks proof that she misappropriated trade secrets before going to work for Acacia Research Group.
A Texas judge on Thursday trimmed several claims against Baker Botts LLP after the firm’s former client rested its case seeking more than $50 million in damages it alleges were caused by a conflict of interest in the firm prosecuting patents for both the company and its chief rival.
A group of reporters and editors at The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News urged a state court on Wednesday to dismiss a libel suit filed by Justice Seamus McCaffery of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, over articles regarding referral fees paid to his wife and chief legal aide.
A California federal judge on Thursday ruled film investor David Bergstein couldn't bar Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP from representing Aramid Entertainment Fund Ltd. in its breach of contract suit against Bergstein, saying Bergstein should have known for years that his former attorney John Gatti had joined Stroock.
A Pennsylvania securities attorney couldn’t keep a malpractice suit in federal court after a judge on Thursday found no jurisdictional diversity, remanding to New Jersey state court claims the attorney’s negligence in preparing a real estate investment cost the plaintiffs over $5 million.
Patton Boggs LLP's $15 million settlement with Chevron Corp. over its role in defending a discredited $9.5 billion Amazon pollution judgment may have trouble surviving a court challenge from the case's Ecuadorean plaintiffs, as experts say the firm's unusual decision to betray its clients could be deemed unethical.
A New York judge on Thursday dismissed an $80 million malpractice lawsuit accusing Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP of failing to recommend bankruptcy proceedings to a New York condo developer dealing with a problematic loan, describing the case as pure speculation.
A New Jersey appeals court declined Thursday to revive Hartman & Winnicki PC's application for frivolous litigation sanctions against Ambrosio De Pierro & Wernick LLC, ruling the firm failed to prove Ambrosio's bad faith in pursuing a malpractice suit against Hartman & Winnicki.
Google Inc. has asked a California federal court to bar two attorneys from representing Eclipse IP LLC in a patent suit against the tech giant, claiming they were exposed to confidential Google information while working at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP.