Trials

  • August 11, 2015

    Eli Lilly Faces Second Cymbalta Trial After Bellwether Win

    Days after Eli Lilly & Co. defeated claims it concealed the withdrawal risks of its antidepressant Cymbalta in a bellwether trial, the company found itself facing off against the same attorneys in a California federal courtroom as the trial of a second Cymbalta user opened.

  • August 11, 2015

    Trial Ace: Gibbs & Bruns' Robin Gibbs

    Richard Nixon was in the White House when he started practicing law. He's reigned atop the Houston legal scene for the better part of two decades and has already won more cases than many of his peers will ever try. But despite all his experience, accolades and success, attorney Robin Gibbs still gets anxious before the start of a new trial.

  • August 11, 2015

    Roche Still Perfect In Accutane Appeals With Defiant Tactic

    Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc.'s defeat of a $25 million verdict over its Accutane drug extends its perfect record challenging judgments in the long-running consolidated litigation, marked by what attorneys say is the drugmaker's unusually aggressive strategy of whittling down suits and challenging trial losses rather than capitulating to a settlement.

  • August 11, 2015

    Chrysler Appeals $40M For Family Of Boy Killed In Jeep Fire

    Fiat Chrysler LLC will appeal a $40 million verdict for the parents of a boy who burned to death in a Jeep Grand Cherokee despite having won a reduction of a jury’s original $150 million award for the family, a spokesman for the company confirmed.

  • August 11, 2015

    Investment Adviser WPN Ordered To Pay $15M In ERISA Suit

    Investment adviser firm WPN Corp. owes $15 million to the holders of retirement plans from Severstal Wheeling Inc., a steel manufacturing company that it counseled, after breaching its fiduciary duty, a federal judge ordered on Monday following a bench trial. 

  • August 11, 2015

    How To Turn Green Associates Into Killer Trial Lawyers

    Fewer cases are going to trial, and when they do, the stakes are often higher. That can make it tough for associates who aspire to be trial lawyers to cut their teeth. Here, associates and mentors share strategies to get new lawyers ready for trial.

  • August 11, 2015

    Nike Fights To Keep Jordan Deals Secret Ahead Of Trial

    One day before trial is set to begin in a publicity rights suit brought by Michael Jordan against a Chicago-area grocery chain, parties on Tuesday told the judge overseeing the case that they still haven’t agreed on what portions of endorsement deals with Nike Inc. and others will make their way in front of the jury.

  • August 11, 2015

    Roche Wins Reversal Of $25M NJ Accutane Verdict

    The New Jersey Appellate Division on Tuesday overturned a $25 million jury verdict for plaintiff Andrew McCarrell in his Accutane product liability suit against Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc., finding that Alabama law and a two-year statute of limitations should apply rather than New Jersey law.

  • August 10, 2015

    Trial Ace: Fish & Richardson's Frank Scherkenbach

    Fish & Richardson PC's Frank Scherkenbach, a veteran patent litigator who has notched numerous victories for some of the world's most prominent technology companies, says being sincere and candid and not grandstanding or using overly aggressive tactics are the qualities that most sway juries and ultimately win the day in the courtroom.

  • August 10, 2015

    Pa. Justices Urged To Uphold PPL Immunity For Worker's Fall

    A PPL Corp. unit told the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday that a century of legal precedent shielding landowners from liability for injuries suffered by independent contractors supported a recent ruling axing a $2.4 million verdict won by a worker injured in a fall while painting company utility poles.

  • August 10, 2015

    Sprint Denied New Trial In $7.5M Patent Spat With Comcast

    A Delaware federal judge on Monday denied Sprint Communications Co. LP’s bid for a new trial after being found to have infringed three Comcast Corp. Internet call routing patents and being ordered to pay $7.5 million, ruling there was substantial evidence to back the jury’s verdict and the damages award.

  • August 10, 2015

    Dewey Billing Chief Says CFO Ordered Invoice Fraud

    Jurors in the trial of the former top executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on Monday heard the firm’s former billing director describe how she created false invoices in an effort to boost Dewey’s bottom line, in part at the direction of the firm’s former chief financial officer.

  • August 10, 2015

    Ill. Jury Sides With Zimmer In Hip Implant Defect Case

    In a unanimous 12-0 decision reached on Friday, an Illinois jury cleared Zimmer Inc. of providing a defective Durom Cup hip implant that a man claimed caused him to suffer problems with his pelvis and hips.

  • August 10, 2015

    Expedia Fights Jury Demand In Puerto Rico Hotel Tax Feud

    Puerto Rico’s government-owned tourism company shouldn’t be granted a jury trial in its lawsuit demanding back-due hotel taxes from online travel websites, Expedia Inc. and other defendants told a federal judge on Friday, saying the case hinges on a strictly legal question.

  • August 10, 2015

    Jury Sides With Chipotle in EEOC Disability Bias Suit

    A Massachusetts federal court on Monday entered a judgment in favor of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. in a disability discrimination case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, following a Friday jury verdict.

  • August 10, 2015

    Halal Food Co. Founder Shouldn't Get New Trial, Gov't Says

    Federal prosecutors blasted a bid for a new trial by the founder of a halal food company who was found guilty last month of mislabeling meat bound for Malaysia and Indonesia, telling a federal judge Friday that there had been no miscarriage of justice.

  • August 10, 2015

    Sony Slips Shakira 'Loca' Suit Thanks To Faked Evidence

    A New York federal judge on Monday threw out Mayimba Music Inc.'s copyright infringement case against Sony Corp. over Shakira's hit song "Loca," negating an earlier finding of liability against the music giant and citing "a basic issue of fraud in the trial."

  • August 10, 2015

    LCN Capital Wants Dewey Invoice Fight Moved To State Court

    Former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP client LCN Capital wants to move a fight over $665,000 worth of allegedly unpaid bills from bankruptcy court to state court, telling a New York federal judge Friday that its demand for a jury trial must be respected.

  • August 10, 2015

    NJ Utility On Hook For Power Line Blaze, Court Affirms

    A New Jersey appeals court affirmed Monday that Public Service Electric & Gas Co. owes Philadelphia Contributionship Insurance Co. $128,000 to cover damage caused by a fire in Trenton that spread from a downed power line, finding that a trial judge didn’t err in striking PSE&G’s expert testimony.

  • August 10, 2015

    'Original Patent Troll' Gets New Trial Against Samsung

    A federal judge in Illinois has erased Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s victory against a company founded by a former law firm partner dubbed “the original patent troll,” telling parties on Monday that they’ll have to retry the dispute because Samsung's attorneys inadvertently gave unauthorized documents to the jury.