Advice to an attorney considering the jump to in-house legal work? Among other things, you are going to find out we don’t always follow outside counsel’s advice. No apologies, says Charlie Wunsch, general counsel of Sprint Corp.
Ex-Pennsylvania State University chief Graham Spanier on Tuesday defended a trial court's decision granting a stay in a libel suit he brought against former FBI director Louis Freeh over an independent report commissioned about the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.
A Florida real estate company filed suit in federal court Wednesday, to void the ownership interest of a group of New Jersey lawyers who allegedly made numerous violations of Florida Bar rules.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP told an Ohio federal judge on Wednesday that legal malpractice claims made by a trust for the Antioch Co. over the takeover of Antioch by its employee stock ownership plan hinged on an attorney's inadmissible testimony.
A Fourth Circuit panel Wednesday rejected a former Busybox.com Inc. lawyer’s request to escape his guilty plea to securities fraud charges related to the company’s failed initial public offering, ruling that a U.S. Supreme Court decision on securities liability did not apply to criminal cases.
The CEO of a former Baker Botts LLP client on Wednesday told Texas jurors the company was shocked when it learned the firm had for years prosecuted patents in closely related subject areas for both the company and its chief rival, calling it a breach of the trust it had in its lawyers.
A Washington appeals court recently affirmed the dismissal of American Alternative Insurance Corp.’s malpractice suit against Bullivant Houser Bailey PC and its attorney over allegedly negligent representation in a gender discrimination suit, finding it can't sue because it wasn't a client, but the panel also revived some of the former client's claims.
A Pittsburgh attorney suing law firm Robb Leonard Mulvihill LLP and Erie Insurance Co. for allegedly investigating him on child molestation claims despite knowing they were false asked the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Wednesday to reverse a decision moving the case out of Philadelphia.
It seems that some folks are threatening to make the Video Privacy Protection Act into a cottage industry, so that's one issue that has my attention, says Gerson Zweifach, group general counsel for 21st Century Fox and News Corp.
Patton Boggs LLP on Wednesday agreed to pay Chevron Corp. $15 million to resolve claims the firm hid evidence that a $19 billion pollution judgment against Chevron in litigation in Ecuador was obtained illegally.
A California appeals court decided Monday that the owners of a shopping center couldn't sue their law firm for malpractice after representing them in construction-defects litigation that ultimately resulted in a $2.6 million settlement, saying their theories over alleged breaches of fiduciary duties were too speculative.
A commercial real estate developer said Friday it would ask a Texas appeals court to revive its fraud suit against Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, alleging the firm and others cut it out of its stake in an apartment complex that sold for $5.5 million.
Washington, D.C., District Judge Paul L. Friedman talks to Law360 about Walter Cronkite, John Hinckley Jr. and the unique challenges of holding court in the nation's capital.
Ex-Pennsylvania State University chief Graham Spanier argued Monday that a federal judge could hear a suit aimed at axing criminal charges alleging that he covered up the crimes of convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky because his case leveled valid claims of bad faith by state prosecutors.
The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Co. asked an Indiana federal court Tuesday to cancel intellectual property firm Dowell Baker PC’s coverage against an underlying malpractice suit stemming from a sanctions order that dashed patent claims brought by futures brokerage Rosenthal Collins Group LLC.
A Florida attorney found guilty of fraudulently billing the state’s Seminole Tribe $1.03 million in legal fees for helping it open radio stations is seeking to overturn his nearly five-year prison sentence, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
A former general counsel for Japanese crane manufacturer Tadano America Corp. was slammed with a 40-year prison sentence in Texas court on Monday after confessing that he stole more than $9 million from his former employer to help finance his rare comic book collection.
In some parts of the world, consumers have for some time demanded to know whether the food they eat contains genetically modified organisms, and in some cases have regulated or actually sought to ban GMOs. This trend is increasingly manifesting itself in other developed and developing countries. We’ve seen no persuasive evidence that GMOs are harmful, but this is an area where consumer perceptions can drive reality, says Cameron Findlay, general counsel of Archer Daniels Midland Company.
A New York state judge on Monday told Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP to pay $17.2 million because it was liable for malpractice in litigation over fees the Washington Redskins' owner had to pay UBS AG during a proxy battle for control of Six Flags Inc.
Baker Botts LLP’s general counsel testified Monday the firm's lawyers acted properly when they discovered two clients were pursuing similar patents, telling jurors in a $50 million suit against the firm that there was no conflict of interest in its representation of rival companies in patent prosecutions.