Three insurance companies have agreed to pay a total of $1.1 million to settle accusations that they paid a San Diego insurance broker to steer business to them.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says its initiative allowing the general public to examine pending patent applications online has so far been a success.
A tax law firm seeking the full hourly rate of reimbursement for travel expenses in the Chapter 11 case of energy technology provider Babcock & Wilcox Co. has been rebuffed by an appeals court.
A legal loophole that allows electronic energy markets to escape energy regulation may not be around much longer, now that a measure to close the “Enron loophole” has been added to the Farm Bill conference report.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York has formed a task force consisting of several federal and New York-based regulators to probe potential criminal activity related to the subprime mortgage crisis.
The month-long dispute over compensation to lawyers and advisers who worked on the four-year Chapter 11 case of recently reorganized Solutia Inc. is far from over, according to the U.S. trustee overseeing the proceedings.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV and Nike Inc. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.
A new study has suggested that microbial biofilms are to blame for a painful side effect associated with osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax, which is currently at the center of a massive product liability battle.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP has added four new attorneys to its intellectual property practice in a move that brings greater first-chair litigation experience to the firm and expands its relationship with clients such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. and IBM Corp.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has filed papers ahead of a long-awaited antitrust trial in Delaware that accuse Intel Corp. of a “bag of dirty tricks,” including paying off the world's largest personal computer makers to boycott AMD.
Morrison & Foerster LLP has added a group of five attorneys, hailing from New York firm Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen PC, to its national bankruptcy and restructuring practice.
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP has added a Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobsen LLP co-managing partner to its securities practice in a move to strengthen its international and corporate services.
A Citigroup hedge fund that used an arbitrage strategy involving high-yield municipal bonds has been targeted by a putative class action that claims the fund, which has sustained losses, failed to warn investors of the strategy's riskiness.
In a blow to Islander East Pipeline Co., an appeals court refused Friday to reconsider a decision by the Connecticut environmental agency to deny a water-quality permit for a proposed natural-gas pipeline under Long Island Sound.
Parmalat SpA will pay $40 million to resolve a shareholder class action filed in the wake of the accounting fraud that felled it, the Italian dairy giant said on Friday.
A federal appeals court has dismissed a complaint by Weaver's Cove Energy LLC against environmental authorities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts over the company's plans to build a liquefied natural gas facility in Fall River, Mass.
Former loan officers of Fidelity Mortgage Inc. have brought a purported class action against its bankrupt parent company, Delta Financial Corp., over alleged wage-and-hour violations.
A judge has denied a petition by UBS Securities LLC to toss a class action alleging the investment bank subsidiary was partly to blame for the failed merger between footwear retailer rivals Genesco Inc. and Finish Line Inc.
Proctor & Gamble Company, General Motors Corporation and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.
Struck by a declining demand for legal work in structured finance, real estate development, private equity and even bankruptcy, some of the country's most prominent firms have resorted to laying off attorneys and staff.