A judge has decided not to throw out a lawsuit challenging Vermont’s new environmental restrictions, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent order allowing states to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday said his office has launched its own investigation into the subprime loan market and wrapped up a separate probe into college-loan program kickbacks.
Arab-American drivers who were allegedly called “terrorists” while working at FedEx Ground Package System Inc. have received the green light to sue the company under Massachusetts' anti-discrimination law.
After moving to the East Coast for 10 years, a patent lawyer has made his way back home to Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP in Southern California where he began his career.
Drug maker EMD Serono Inc. has agreed to shell out $24 million to settle a cluster of class action lawsuits alleging the company illegally promoted a popular AIDS drug and paid doctors to prescribe it.
A federal judge has pushed off a trial date for a suit aiming to prevent a California law that would put in place the world’s most stringent auto-emission standards.
As the new chair of the intellectual property group at Baker Botts LLP, Bart Showalter’s plan is simple: stay the course and keep growing.
Two companies have squared off in a Texas court over three patents related to laser and pulsed-light skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction, marking the latest development in a series of legal battles over light-based cosmetic treatments.
In a resounding victory for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., a Massachusetts state judge has decertified a class of 51,273 current and former Wal-Mart employees in a class action lawsuit alleging that the retail giant did not give its employees work breaks.
The AFL-CIO is launching a legal campaign in the wake of a recent National Labor Relations Board decision that full-time "charge nurses" should be considered supervisors, and therefore ineligible for union protection under federal law.
Registered nurses and labor activists vowed to strike if employers attempted to take advantage of the National Labor Relations Board’s decision Tuesday that full-time "charge nurses" should be considered supervisors, rendering them ineligible for union protections under federal law.
Dealing a blow to thousands of employees in the unpaid wages class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., a judge has ruled that the workers cannot sue over missed meal breaks.
Despite growing fears that the United States may lose its edge in the worldwide tech race, the nation remains the global biotech powerhouse for the moment, according to a new study by the Milken Institute.
A group of family-owned and operated wineries in Napa Valley, Calif. are drunk with anger at the state of Massachusetts for prohibiting residents from purchasing wine directly from the vineyards.
Imagine a law firm where hundreds of professionals function like bees in a hive—sharing clients, asking and answering each other’s questions, cooperating instead of competing—and you’ll have Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP.
A German medical and orthopedic technology producer has stuck a California medical device company with an infringement suit over a patent dealing with screws used to treat spine disorders.
Add semiconductor maker Xilinx Inc. to the long list of companies facing legal troubles over alleged stock-options backdating: a shareholder has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that certain company directors and officers breached their fiduciary duties by authorizing or allowing backdating and that Xilinx issued misleading proxy statements.
Hoping to add another defendant to the roster, The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission is seeking to amend its insider trading complaint against a Connetics Corp. executive to include a former neighbor after both allegedly traded on non-public information related to the company’s acne drug, Velac Gel.
More companies are finding themselves caught in the spotlight as prosecutors, regulators and corporate board committees have become increasingly scrupulous in recent months in their investigations into stock-options backdating.
U.S. President George W. Bush has nominated law professor and prolific IP author Kimberly Ann Moore to join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, foregoing the chance to put a trial judge on the panel.