Law360 asked leaders of appellate groups at top firms who they would nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court if they were in President Barack Obama's shoes and Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement.
A judge has lifted the sanctions in the Qualcomm Inc. discovery scandal that brought down the firm Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder LLP and several of its attorneys, ruling that the sanctions were unwarranted despite the massive number of documents withheld in the case.
Finding that Lockheed Martin Corp. withheld certain pertinent documents during discovery, a federal judge has thrown out a $37 million jury verdict for the aircraft company and ordered a new trial in its suit accusing L-3 Communications Corp. of trade secrets violations.
Boston Scientific Corp. subsidiary Guidant LLC has pled guilty to charges alleging it concealed safety problems with some of its cardiac defibrillators in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
A federal court has overturned an order by the Federal Communications Commission requiring Comcast Corp. to treat all Internet traffic on its cable network equally, dealing a blow to the agency's ability to enforce its so-called net neutrality policy.
Amusement park owner Cedar Fair LP has called off its planned $2.4 billion acquisition by Apollo Investment Corp. and adopted a new shareholder rights plan, citing strong shareholder opposition to the sale.
Poultry company Pilgrim's Pride Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class action accusing it of failing to pay overtime to about 8,400 employees in 11 states, a deal plaintiffs' attorneys say will allow class members to recover about 85 percent of the back pay they sought.
The U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday that it is proposing a $16.4 million civil penalty against Toyota Motor Corp. for allegedly hiding the “sticky pedal” defect from regulators, in what would be the largest such penalty ever assessed against an automaker.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied a request by Pentalpha Enterprises Ltd. for an en banc review of its decision to uphold a $4.88 million patent infringement award for French appliance maker SEB SA, in a case addressing the requirements for proving induced infringement.
The U.S. Supreme Court has kicked a lawsuit against Ameriprise Financial Inc. over alleged overcharging for mutual fund fees back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, finding that a decades-old fee dispute standard that was recently upheld in a similar matter also applies to the Ameriprise case.
A federal judge has dismissed KPMG LLP from a lawsuit filed by a group of hedge funds seeking to recover investor losses related to Bernard L. Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, one day after letting it out of a separate but related putative class action alleging securities fraud and common-law claims.
Medtronic Inc. has vowed to appeal a $73.5 million jury verdict that rival Edwards Lifesciences Corp. won against one of the medical device maker's subsidiaries in a dispute over a patent for catheter heart valve technology.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced it will not release a report to Congress on international economic and exchange rate policies of major U.S. trading partners by its scheduled April 15 due date, drawing ire from lawmakers pushing for action on the Chinese yuan.
A federal appeals court has upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's endorsement of a California rule limiting diesel emissions from transportation refrigeration units in trucks, saying there is no legal basis to overturn the agency's decision.
A federal appellate court has refused Microsoft Corp.'s request for a full panel of judges to rehear its appeal in a long-running patent lawsuit with i4i LP that resulted in a landmark $290 million award.
New York's highest court has ruled that Chase Manhattan Bank, in its role as a noteholder trustee for Enron Corp., should not be liable for the accuracy of regulatory filings Enron made.
A federal appeals court has let eBay Inc. off the hook on claims it infringed a Tiffany & Co. trademark through sales of counterfeit goods, though the online auctioneer must face the trial court again over false advertising allegations.
Leadership, once seen as a soft skill to be cultivated over time, has become a crucial part of a legal skill set that can — and should — be taught early in a lawyer's career, professional development experts say.
Honeywell International Inc. has reached a $10 million settlement with the federal government to clean up a Superfund site and former tar plant on the Ohio River.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a set of actions to strengthen environmental permitting requirements for mountaintop mining in Appalachia, a move that could severely limit the number of valley fills used in coal mines in the region.