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Evan Greebel, center and shown in 2015, is on trial over claims that he helped Martin Shkreli pay off defaulted investors using sham consulting and settlement agreements. (Getty)

Ex-Katten Atty Trial Halted Over 'Career-Ending' Claims

The Martin Shkreli-linked fraud trial of former Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP attorney Evan Greebel came to a screeching halt Wednesday, over unidentified “potentially career-ending” claims raised by Greebel's lawyers involving an unnamed government official.

  • BREAKING: Disney Buys 21st Century Fox Assets In $52.4B Blockbuster

    Disney and 21st Century Fox have come to terms on a $52.4 billion agreement that will see Disney pick up 21st Century Fox’s film and television studios, along with cable and international TV assets, according to a Thursday statement.

  • Waymo-Uber IP Suit Sparked DOJ Probe, Letter Reveals

    Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation in the wake of Waymo’s California federal lawsuit alleging Uber stole self-driving car trade secrets from the Alphabet subsidiary, according to a U.S. Department of Justice letter to U.S. District Judge William Alsup unsealed Wednesday.

  • Musk's Control Of Tesla Takes Central Role In Chancery Suit

    Whether business magnate Elon Musk actually controls Tesla Inc., the electric carmaker he had a hand in founding, took center stage Wednesday in the Delaware Chancery Court as the company pushed to have a shareholder challenge to its $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity Corp. thrown out.

  • Texas, 11th Circ. Nominees Defend Views To Senate Panel

    Nominees to the Eleventh Circuit and a Texas district court defended their past writings and advocacy before a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday, with Texas nominee Matthew Kacsmaryk saying his past advocacy on religious objectors would not color his work as a judge.

  • GOP Leaders Reach Deal To Reconcile Tax Bill Differences

    Republican leaders have reached an agreement to settle the differences between the tax cut bills passed in the House and Senate, according to a statement from the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday.

  • Judicial Dreams Likely Dead For 2 Trump Picks

    Two of President Donald Trump’s federal judge picks — Brett Talley in Alabama and Jeff Mateer in Texas — probably won't win congressional approval, a White House aide and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday.

  • Misconduct Gets DLA Piper Attys Tossed From Dish IP Row

    DLA Piper attorneys were thrown out of Dish Network LLC’s trademark suit against a DirecTV retailer Tuesday after they asked to file one too many amended complaints, as an Ohio federal judge ruled that the company’s latest attempt to rework its case was “blatant” bad faith conduct.

  • Flextronics ‘Screwed Up’ By Missing Opt-Out, Judge Says

    A California federal judge said Tuesday she doesn’t have a lot of sympathy for Flextronics’ failure to opt out of Maxell, NEC, Panasonic and Toshiba’s $49.85 million settlement with a class of direct purchasers of lithium-ion batteries, saying the electronics manufacturer “screwed up” by missing the opt-out deadline and it’s now scrambling.

  • Senate OKs Trump's 8th Circ. Pick Despite ABA Rating

    Senate Republicans on Tuesday confirmed Husch Blackwell LLP senior counsel L. Steven Grasz to a seat on the Eighth Circuit, brushing aside Democrats' concerns about his partisan bent and a "not qualified" rating from the American Bar Association.

  • NY's OCC Fintech Charter Suit Dismissed As 'Speculative'

    A challenge to a proposed federal charter for financial technology firms was dismissed on Tuesday, with a federal judge ruling that New York's top financial regulator's case was speculative, because the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has not finalized its plans for the charter.

  • Clyburn Offers 'Edits' To Net Neutrality Rollback Plan

    FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on Tuesday circulated a tongue-in-cheek edit of the draft order on net neutrality that the agency is set to vote on Thursday, crossing out most of its words to transform it into a plan to preserve the current set of rules.

  • Toshiba And Western Digital Settle, Paving Way For Bain Deal

    Toshiba and Western Digital have agreed to settle their legal spat, clearing a path for the multibillion-dollar sale of Toshiba Memory Corp. to a group led by Boston-based Bain Capital, the companies said Tuesday.