A Colorado appeals court on Thursday affirmed a $3.6 million interest award on top of a $2.9 million verdict in a suit alleging Ford's defective car seat partly caused a motorist's brain injury, saying a decade of interest at annual rate of 9% is owed despite a yearslong appellate process.
The Third Circuit has overturned a New Jersey district court's decision to keep a securities fraud class against 3M over its production of "forever chemicals," saying the trial court put too much weight on allegations of environmental harms in the state.
The Massachusetts attorney general said her office has reached a $550,000 deal with a Maryland company that sold a hand sanitizer alternative falsely marketed as a prevention to the coronavirus pandemic to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Thursday that it will be seeking public comment on a possible framework of principles for safety in cars equipped with automated driving systems, or ADS.
Ford Motor Co. has agreed to offer repairs and reimbursement to drivers to end a proposed class suit in Michigan federal court alleging it sold Ford Explorer trucks with defective exhaust systems that leaked fumes into the vehicles' cabins.
A Washington state judge has held AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. in contempt for failing to cooperate with an order to turn over documents and witnesses in the state's suit against the company over its alleged role in the state's opioid epidemic.
Most tort cases caused by the coronavirus pandemic have been brought against cruise lines, with others being brought over nursing homes and meatpacking plants, as well as Chinese government entities over how they handled the outbreak, according to a new report by Lex Machina.
The punitive-damages phase of a trial against medical device maker Biomet Inc. concluded Wednesday after a Missouri federal judge rebuffed the company's efforts to pause the proceeding and push for a mistrial after one juror contracted COVID-19.
A Florida federal judge granted final approval Wednesday to a class action settlement over accusations that the maker of Prevagen lied about the effects of the memory supplement, after the judge roasted a bid by a "serial objector" to upend the agreement.
A group of Apple device buyers urged a Ninth Circuit panel Wednesday to revive their proposed class action alleging Apple failed to disclose its products' defective processors and used security patches that reduced the speed and value of their devices, arguing that they had sufficiently alleged a concrete economic injury.
A California bankruptcy judge mulled Wednesday whether he should allow PG&E to resolve 7,000 securities claims through individual settlement offers in an alternative dispute resolution proceeding instead of certifying a class, asking investors, "What's wrong with negotiation and a compromise?" and "Why shouldn't I just let 7,000 people make a choice?"
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday rejected advocacy groups' request that the court revisit a decision that largely backed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of a Corteva Agriscience weedkiller, which the advocates have argued could present a risk to protected plant and animal species.
U.S. regulators have lifted a 20-month flight ban on Boeing's 737 Max, but the aerospace giant will still have to contend with a global pandemic, ongoing government investigations and a skeptical public as it seeks to correct missteps that led to two fatal crashes that killed 346 people.
An Arizona water district has asked a federal judge not to toss its counterclaim in the Ak-Chin Indian Community's water rights suit, saying the tribe waived its sovereign immunity by raising the issue of groundwater degradation at the heart of the counterclaim.
Apple Inc. has agreed to pay $113 million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle a suit alleging it deliberately "throttled," or reduced the performance of, certain iPhone models starting in 2016 in response to a battery issue that it concealed from consumers, Arizona's attorney general announced Wednesday.
The Ohio federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation over the opioid crisis on Wednesday struck pharmacies' claims that third-party health care workers were liable for writing opioid prescriptions, saying they're using previously rejected arguments.
The Ninth Circuit has sided with Amazon in a suit alleging it sold a defective hoverboard that caught fire and damaged the home of a State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. policyholder, finding the district court correctly applied state law when it handed Amazon a win.
A federal judge on Wednesday allowed six former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives who were convicted of bribing doctors to prescribe opioids to delay reporting to prison until at least February due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A group of air purifier buyers have hit Molekule Inc. with a proposed class action in Delaware federal court alleging the company's air filters fail to live up to claims they outperform other machines or can clean the air of pollutants and the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday lifted its grounding order for Boeing's 737 Max jets after a 20-month global pause in flying that drew intense scrutiny of Boeing's and U.S. regulators' aircraft design and safety certification standards following two fatal crashes overseas.
A New York bankruptcy Judge on Tuesday approved Purdue Pharma's $8 billion settlement of federal felony charges stemming from its OxyContin sales and said Purdue's former owning family can pay $225 million in fines without violating court orders.
A California federal judge trimmed a proposed class action Monday alleging Apple concealed that the iPhone XR had an inferior antenna but kept intact allegations that it fraudulently misrepresented the iPhone's capabilities.
The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration pledged the agency's commitment to providing more transparency around emergency use authorizations, or EUAs, for COVID-19 treatments, issuing a statement Tuesday on the heels of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report calling for just that.
A $51 million insurance coverage dispute over a grain company's recall of peanut-contaminated flour should proceed to the discovery stage, an Atlanta federal judge said Tuesday, denying one insurance company's bid to dismiss the complaint of another and ordering mediation between parties.
Apple is asking an Illinois federal judge to reconsider a ruling that it must face claims that it violated the state's biometric privacy law with its facial recognition software, saying one count of the complaint should have been thrown out and not remanded to state court.
A California federal court recently dismissed Umeda v. Tesla, saying that the wrongful death suit involving a driver-assist system should have been filed where the crash occurred, but the underlying liability questions the case raised remain to be resolved, say Matthew Berkowitz and Brian O'Shea at Carr Maloney.
Vanessa Barsanti and Sarah Mahoney at Redgrave explore how attorneys can prevent collateral discovery disputes by efficiently overseeing the electronic document review process and ensuring the integrity of the information provided to opposing counsel.
At the U.S. Supreme Court's oral argument in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, the justices suggested that the court will soon clarify how the internet affects personal jurisdiction, say attorneys at McGuireWoods.
Jessica Starr and Monica Ulzheimer at Alston & Bird look at four areas where business development and other law firm administrative teams can take a leadership role in driving practice growth at a time when attorney interactions with clients and peers are limited.
Recent court decisions applying the Federal Vacancies Reform Act to invalidate improper presidential appointments of acting federal agency heads have had little evident impact, highlighting shortcomings in the law that could become more acute if the presidency and Senate are controlled by different parties, says Steven Gordon at Holland & Knight.
Recent oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court suggests the court may be leaning toward limiting specific jurisdiction over nonresident defendants to forums where a defendant actually aimed or conducted activities that allegedly caused a plaintiff's injury, says Christine Shang at Locke Lord.
Implementing pay structures that compensate attorneys for achieving clients' goals rather than measuring success based on hours billed is a necessary first step to keeping underrepresented attorneys in BigLaw, says Elizabeth Korchin at Therium Capital.
The recent ruling in Backe v. A.W. Keuttel & Sons typifies Minnesota courts' broad view of specific personal jurisdiction over out-of-state companies — but the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming decision in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court may clarify what connection a company must have to a state to be sued there, says Danielle Luisi at Husch Blackwell.
Virtual reality technology can transport jurors to a scene without their leaving the courtroom, but expert witnesses and counsel must carefully weigh 3D technology's limitations compared to conventional media and the richness of human perception, say consultants at Exponent.
Jim Lofton at Lofton Legally Speaking explains why tightly constructed arguments, the right camera angle and good online behavior are crucial to a powerful virtual courtroom presentation.
General counsel are in a unique position to ensure that their partner law firms are giving significant case assignments to underrepresented attorneys, and to help future generations of lawyers access meaningful opportunities early in their education or careers, says Laura Schumacher, chief legal officer at AbbVie.
William Pizzi's argument in "The Supreme Court's Role in Mass Incarceration" that the U.S. Supreme Court is responsible for the high rate of incarceration is compelling, but his criticism overlooks the positive dimensions of the criminal procedure decisions under Chief Justice Earl Warren, says U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman of the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Attorneys at WilmerHale examine the scrutiny U.S. businesses spending COVID-19 relief funds in China will likely face, the upward trajectory of China-focused congressional investigations, and how the U.S. presidential election will affect relations with China.
Attorneys at WilmerHale discuss security requirements and export controls protecting U.S. technologies and supply chains, and the potential impact efforts to separate the U.S. and Chinese economies could have on international trade.
The tools of powerful political speeches — those with soaring rhetoric that convinces and moves listeners — can be equally applicable to oral advocacy, case strategy and brief writing, say Lauren Papenhausen and Julian Canzoneri at White & Case and former presidential speech writer Dave Cavell.