Texas

  • April 24, 2008

    Synthes Suffers One-Two Punch In Prodisc Suit

    In a double blow to Synthes Spine Inc., a federal judge has refused to dismiss a product liability lawsuit by a patient whose Prodisc artificial spinal disk malfunctioned and has shot down the company's bid to transfer the case to a new court.

  • April 23, 2008

    Energy And Environment Partner Leaps To Sutherland

    Adding to its energy and environmental practice, national law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP has lured energy regulatory expert Catherine M. Krupka from McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

  • April 22, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Sony Electronics and Mattel 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.

  • April 22, 2008

    U.K. Judge Slams Allen & Overy For RIM Legal Fees

    A United Kingdom court judge has lambasted Allen & Overy LLP for racking up £5.2 million ($10.32 million) in fees during its successful defense of Research In Motion Ltd. against Visto Corp. and refused to grant the law firm its fee request.

  • April 22, 2008

    THL, Bain Nix Arbitration In Clear Channel Suits

    Thomas H. Lee Partners LP and Bain Capital LLC have rejected an arbitration offer from a consortium of banks seeking to resolve two lawsuits brought by the private equity firms over funding the banks failed to provide for the $19 billion acquisition of Clear Channel Communications Inc.

  • April 22, 2008

    FDA Says Its Foreign Inspections Need A Face-Lift

    Strengthening the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ability to police pharmaceuticals coming from hundreds of overseas facilities will take not only budget boosts but also a sweeping overhaul of the inspection system, the agency commissioner told lawmakers Tuesday.

  • April 22, 2008

    Tessera Files New ITC Complaint Against Rivals

    In another move to protect its miniature semiconductors, Tessera Technologies Inc. has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission claiming that a group of competitors has infringed on three patents, the company announced Tuesday.

  • April 21, 2008

    High Court Rejects Another Exxon Damages Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a second challenge by Exxon Mobil Corp. to a $112 million punitive damages award in an environmental cleanup lawsuit, a year after returning the case to a Louisiana court for reconsideration.

  • April 21, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc., News Corporation and Apple 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.

  • April 21, 2008

    PNC Settles In DataTreasury Check-Imaging Suit

    Two of more than 50 banks and financial institutions fighting DataTreasury Corp. in a patent infringement suit over check-imaging technology have agreed to settle the litigation, the company said Monday.

  • April 21, 2008

    Judge Denies GPNE's Bid To Move Cable Modem Suit

    A federal judge has denied GPNE Corp.'s bid to transfer a patent infringement suit with Cisco Systems Inc. over cable modems to the district handling GPNE's case against Samsung Telecommunications America LP involving one of the same patents-in-suit.

  • April 21, 2008

    Baker Hughes Hit With FLSA Suit For Overtime Pay

    Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations Inc. faces a putative collective action launched Friday by one current and one former employee, both of whom allege the company fails to pay overtime to its information technology support staff.

  • April 21, 2008

    Texas Jury Issues $84M Verdict Against U-Haul

    A Texas jury has issued an $84.25 million verdict against Amerco's U-Haul International Inc., saying the company should pay up for injuries sustained by a 74-year-old man who was severely injured when the U-Haul truck he rented rolled over him.

  • April 18, 2008

    Fed. Circ. Tosses $78.9M Verdict Against DirecTV

    A federal appeals court has upended a 2006 jury verdict awarding Finisar Corp. $78.9 million in damages in its patent infringement case against satellite TV company DirecTV Group Inc.

  • April 18, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Nike Inc., 3Com Corporation and the Eastman Kodak Company 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.

  • April 17, 2008

    Banks' Appeal In Clear Channel Buyout Suit Denied

    Clear Channel Communications Inc.’s dispute with a group of six banks, arising from the company’s buyout, is still headed to trial in June, after a Texas appellate court rejected the banks’ request to overturn a state court ruling on the matter.

  • April 17, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Centerpoint Energy Inc., 3M Co. and AstraZeneca LP 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.

  • April 17, 2008

    Appellate Court Upholds FERC's Entergy Cost Scheme

    A federal appellate court has upheld a majority of rulings made by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission outlining rate structures to equalize payments made by customers in the four states that receive electricity from Entergy Corp.

  • April 17, 2008

    Lawmakers Ask GAO To Investigate Hanford Site

    Five congressmen have asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to assess whether the costs of halting work at the Hanford nuclear reservation in south-central Washington should be borne by contractors or taxpayers.

  • April 17, 2008

    American Airlines Settles Military-Leave Class Action

    American Airlines Inc. has agreed to a settle a class action brought by 353 pilots who claim the airline owes them vacation credit and sick-leave benefits for time spent on military leave.