Daily Litigation

  • BREAKING: Intel Hit With $2.18B Jury Verdict In VLSI Patent Fight

    A jury in the Western District of Texas delivered one of the largest patent infringement wins to VLSI Technology LLC on Tuesday, finding that Intel infringed all contested claims in two computer chip patents and building on a trend in recent years of enormous verdicts in patent cases.

  • Pittsburgh Judge Sued For Lack Of Virtual Court Access

    A civil rights watchdog group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against an Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, judge, claiming he has violated the Constitution by not allowing it virtual access to observe proceedings in his Pittsburgh courtroom despite directives from court administration to do as much as possible via phone and videoconference.

  • Ex-Boies Schiller Attys' New Firm Sues 'Bullying' Co-Founder

    Roche Cyrulnik Freedman LLP, which was formed last year by former Boies Schiller Flexner LLP attorneys, has sued in New York federal court to oust one of the new firm's founding partners, whom it called "erratic," "bullying," "combative" and verbally abusive.

  • Chancery Keeps Alive $13B Columbia Pipeline Deal Challenge

    A stockholder suit seeking damages from Columbia Pipeline Group Inc.'s former CEO and top financial officer for skewing a $13 billion company sale to TransCanada Corp. survived Delaware Chancery Court dismissal arguments on Monday, in an opinion that also retained an aiding and abetting claim against the buyer.

  • J&J Brushes Off ERISA Suit Over Asbestos In Baby Powder

    Johnson & Johnson has defeated accusations of jeopardizing its workers' retirement security by hiding the presence of asbestos in its baby powder, with a New Jersey federal judge axing a proposed ERISA class action claiming the company's actions cost its employee stock ownership plan millions of dollars.

  • Marshall Dennehey Shareholder Returns To Firm In Pa.

    An attorney specializing in asbestos litigation has recently returned to Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin's Pittsburgh office after three years with Steptoe & Johnson PLLC.

  • Apple, Epic To Face Off In Person In May Trial Despite Virus

    A California federal judge said Monday that a bench trial in Epic Games' antitrust suit over Apple's App Store fees will proceed in person on May 3 despite risks posed by the pandemic, saying "this case is so significant that it warrants the best the judiciary has to give, and the best is in person."

  • Quinn Emanuel Lands Boies Schiller Disputes Pro In London

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has snagged a former Boies Schiller Flexner LLP partner experienced in international litigation and arbitration, with strong expertise in the natural resources and energy sectors, for its London office.

  • No DQ For Polsinelli In Slot-Maker's 'Sham' Patent Suit

    A Delaware federal judge has declined to boot Polsinelli LLP from an antitrust case brought by its slot-maker client, NRT Technology Corp., calling any conflict-of-interest risk in the case "minimal."

  • Atty Accused Of Mishandling BP Spill Claim Gets Arbitration

    Texas attorney Brent W. Coon will be able to face accusations by a former client that he mishandled economic loss claims stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in arbitration, a state judge said.

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    Consumer Protection Partner Joins Ahdoot & Wolfson In Philly

    Ahdoot & Wolfson PC has added a seasoned class action and consumer protection lawyer to its East Coast team, the firm announced Thursday.

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    Schiff Hardin Taps Longtime Torts Atty As Managing Partner

    Schiff Hardin LLP has elected a leader of its product liability and torts practice to serve as managing partner, the firm announced Friday.

  • Seinfeld Wins Legal Fees After Beating 'Comedians' Case

    Jerry Seinfeld is entitled to be reimbursed for legal bills he spent fending off a copyright lawsuit over "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," a federal judge ruled Friday, saying courts need to deter future accusers from filing such "opportunistic" cases.

  • Legal Services Co. Must Hand Over Docs In Contract Dispute

    A Connecticut federal judge has ordered legal services firm Huseby LLC to hand over documents to its competitor Brandon Legal Tech LLC in a dispute over whether a former Huseby employee violated his noncompete and nondisclosure agreements.

  • Apollo Stole Litigation Funder's Valuation Secrets, Suit Says

    Legal action financier Greenpoint Capital Management LLC is accusing a fund of private equity giant Apollo Global Management Inc. of stealing proprietary litigation funding valuation methods shared during investment deal talks and sharing that information with a Greenpoint competitor, in a suit filed Wednesday in New York federal court.

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    NJ Litigation Boutique Team Joins Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer

    New Jersey-based Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA announced that a litigation boutique with deep experience in personal injury and complex litigation has joined the firm.

  • Ex-Elliott Greenleaf Attys Facing Exit Suit Tap Horn Williamson

    Horn Williamson LLC has signed on to represent four attorneys and a paralegal currently with Armstrong Teasdale LLP who Elliott Greenleaf PC contends poached files and furniture on their way out the door from the firm's office in Wilmington, Delaware.

  • Caplin Withdraws As Lead Counsel In $2.1B Danish Tax Row

    Caplin & Drysdale Chtd. is exiting its role as lead counsel for pension funds in a $2.1 billion tax refund fraud suit brought by Denmark's tax authority in New York federal court because the plans cannot continue paying the firm.

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    COVID-19 Hasn't Forced An Exodus Of Women From BigLaw

    Even with the COVID-19 pandemic placing extra burdens on working mothers and other caretakers, the legal industry did not see a wave of female attorneys leaving BigLaw last year, according to legal recruiters and data provided to Law360 Pulse.

  • Toyota Stamps Out Bid To Unseal Ex-WilmerHale Temp's Case

    A Florida state judge on Monday declined to unseal allegations of corruption leveled against Toyota by an ex-WilmerHale temp who worked on an internal document review project related to the automaker's operations in Thailand.

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    Reps. Want To Add Lower Court Judges, But Divided On How

    A House hearing Wednesday showcased bipartisan interest in boosting the number of federal judges on busy lower courts, but also illustrated potential snags, from partisan fights over timing to the thorny question of adding appellate seats, especially in the Ninth Circuit.

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    Young Conaway Has New Corporate Litigation Section Chairs

    Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP has new leaders in place to helm the Delaware-based firm's corporate litigation and counseling section and steer its work on high-stakes corporate cases.

  • Ga. DA Accused Of Covering Up Black Man's Killing

    A current and a former district attorney in southern Georgia were hit with conspiracy and wrongful death claims on Tuesday a year after the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, with his family alleging the investigation favored those at fault, including a former police officer the prosecutors were friendly with.

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    The Biggest Decisions From Atlanta's Chief Judge Thrash

    The chief judge for the federal district that includes Atlanta will take senior status May 8 after serving in the role since 2014. Among his rulings are insurance cases related to the coronavirus pandemic and three separate settlements over Equifax's 2017 data breach. Here, Law360 Pulse takes a look at some of Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr.'s biggest rulings.

  • Pork Buyers Want Steering Committee In Antitrust Suit

    A class of indirect pork buyers on Tuesday asked a Minnesota federal judge to establish a plaintiff's steering committee in antitrust litigation accusing Smithfield, Tyson and other major pork producers of a conspiracy to inflate prices, pointing to four law firms to help interim co-lead counsel for the buyers organize their efforts.

Expert Analysis

  • The Unique Challenges Facing Women-Owned Law Firms Author Photo

    In addition to establishing their brand from scratch, women who start their own law firms must overcome inherent bias against female lawyers and convince prospective clients to put aside big-firm preferences, says Joel Stern at the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms.

  • The Pursuit Of Wellness In BigLaw: Lessons From My Journey Author Photo

    Jane Jeong at Cooley shares how grueling BigLaw schedules and her own perfectionism emotionally bankrupted her, and why attorneys struggling with burnout should consider making small changes to everyday habits.

  • Why We Must Recruit And Advance More Black Prosecutors Author Photo

    Black Americans make up a disproportionate percentage of the incarcerated population but are underrepresented among elected prosecutors, so the legal community — from law schools to prosecutor offices — must commit to addressing these disappointing demographics, says Erika Gilliam-Booker at the National Black Prosecutors Association.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can Associates Deal With Overload? Author Photo

    Young lawyers overwhelmed with a crushing workload must tackle the problem on two fronts — learning how to say no, and understanding how to break down projects into manageable parts, says Jay Harrington at Harrington Communications.

  • A Scientific Path For Improving Diversity At Law Firms Author Photo

    Law firms could combine industrial organizational psychology and machine learning to study prospective hires' analytical thinking, stress response and similar attributes — which could lead to recruiting from a more diverse candidate pool, say Ali Shahidi and Bess Sully at Sheppard Mullin.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can Associates Seek More Assignments? Author Photo

    In the first installment of Law360 Pulse's career advice guest column, Meela Gill at Weil offers insights on how associates can ask for meaningful work opportunities at their firms without sounding like they are begging. 

  • Legal Sector Regulatory Reform Is Key To Closing Justice Gap Author Photo

    In order to improve access to justice for those who cannot afford a lawyer, states should consider regulatory innovations, such as allowing new forms of law firm ownership and permitting nonlawyers to provide certain legal services, says Patricia Lee Refo, president of the American Bar Association.

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