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Norman Seabrook speaks with reporters outside of Manhattan federal court Wednesday. The former corrections union leader was found guilty of fraud after a retrial.

Ex-Union Leader Guilty Of Taking Bribe From Hedge Fund

A Manhattan jury convicted Norman Seabrook of bribery Wednesday, finding the once-powerful head of the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association favored now-bankrupt hedge fund Platinum Partners with $20 million of union capital in exchange for a man-purse stuffed with $60,000 in cash.

  • DOJ Says 7th Circ Must Scrap Opinion In Sanctuary City Row

    The Trump administration asked the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday to vacate its opinion upholding a preliminary injunction won by the city of Chicago against new conditions the federal government attached to a public safety grant, saying the court's expected dismissal of the government's appeal means the opinion should be tossed.

  • 600 Lb. Gorillas, Mister Cookie Face Case In Jury's Hands

    A nearly $4 million breach of contract case over the butterfat content of ice cream sandwiches is in the hands of a Massachusetts federal jury after attorneys on Wednesday argued over whether Mister Cookie Face LLC ruined dessert maker 600 lb. Gorillas Inc.'s business by changing a formula that left customers with an icy taste in their mouths.

  • Hasbro, DC Comics Settle 'Bumblebee' Superhero TM Battle

    A New York federal judge on Wednesday conditionally tossed Hasbro Inc.'s case accusing DC Comics of copying the name of its iconic yellow character from the Transformers by creating a superhero character named “Bumblebee,” after the companies said they have tentatively reached a settlement.

  • Was Kavanaugh Starr's Leaker? Watchdog Wants To Know

    A government transparency group asked the chief judge of the D.C. federal trial court Tuesday to unseal a report allegedly documenting press leaks by Independent Counsel Ken Starr's office in the late 1990s, arguing the public needs to know if U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, one of Starr's deputies, was involved in the alleged misconduct.

  • Fed. Circ. Won't Toss Balloon IP Case From Texas Court

    The Federal Circuit on Wednesday denied a water balloon maker’s bid to toss a patent infringement suit on the basis that Texas is an improper venue, keeping intact a lower court’s finding that the company had forfeited its venue defense through previous litigation.

  • AT&T Faces $224M Privacy Suit Over Cryptocurrency Theft

    A well-known cryptocurrency investor slapped AT&T with a nearly $224 million lawsuit in California federal court Wednesday, alleging that the carrier’s failure to provide adequate data security, despite previously suffering high-profile privacy incidents, allowed for the theft of millions in digital currency from his accounts.

  • PTAB Chief Judge Stepping Down For New Adviser Role

    Patent Trial and Appeal Board Chief Judge David Ruschke will step down from his post Sept. 2 to take on a newly created adviser position at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that will coordinate between the PTAB and patent examination units, the agency confirmed Wednesday.

  • Tinder Founders Sue Match For $2B Over Stock Options

    A slew of Tinder founders, early employees and current executives hit the dating app’s parent companies, IAC and Match Group Inc., with a $2 billion suit in New York state court Tuesday, accusing the companies of deliberately tanking the valuation of the dating app in order to lessen the value of their stock options.

  • Rimini Still Owes Oracle $28.5M Attys' Fees In IP Suit

    A Nevada federal judge on Tuesday ordered Rimini Street Inc. to pay Oracle Corp. $28.5 million in attorneys' fees after years of litigation in their copyright infringement case, saying the award was still justified even though the Ninth Circuit reversed Oracle’s state-law claims.

  • LL Bean Customer’s Warranty Suit ‘Makes No Sense’: Judge

    A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed with leave to amend a proposed class action that claims new limits on L.L. Bean Inc.’s century-old lifetime warranty violate consumer protection statutes, saying during a hearing the allegations are “hugely hypothetical” and the suit “makes no sense.”

  • Napoli, 14 Law Firms Can't Escape Asbestos Referral Suit

    A Maryland federal judge said Tuesday that New York attorney Paul Napoli can’t shut down a suit over unpaid fee arrangements just because most of the work in question was done outside of the Old Line State, finding there’s enough of a connection to exercise jurisdiction.

  • Goldman Investors Win Cert. After 2nd Circ. Reversal

    A New York federal judge on Tuesday recertified an investor class after a Second Circuit decision vacated its first certification win, finding that Goldman Sachs failed to show that alleged misstatements on its ethical compliance had no price effect on its stock value.