A Princeton University economist claiming Anthem Inc.’s $54 billion merger with Cigna Corp. won’t harm competition in the health insurance market met a cool reception Tuesday from a D.C. federal judge, who appeared skeptical of his analysis about market concentration during a bench trial.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday added almost $900,000 to a $48.5 million judgment against Sea-Doo maker Bombardier and set the ongoing royalty rate for using ATV maker Arctic Cat's patented steering technology at twice what jurors recommended.
An effort by drugmaker Sanofi to reverse a March jury verdict upholding cholesterol drug patents held by rival Amgen died Tuesday when a Delaware federal judge denied Sanofi’s motions for judgment as a matter of law and for a new trial.
A longtime AT&T customer service executive allegedly fired for his age is not entitled to $288,000 in liquidated damages on top of the $370,000 award he won at a jury trial in January 2016, a Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled.
A Texas federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a New York-based oil futures trader to 10 years in prison for orchestrating a Ponzi scheme in relation to his operation commodity pool, which took more than $1.4 million from investors.
A reasonable jury could find that the city of Boston discriminated against police officers by using a drug test that was more likely to yield false positives for black people, the First Circuit ruled last week.
A lighting distributor who copped to a role in a $5 million fraud and kickback scheme in which contracts for LED light fixtures at Miami International Airport were directed to a single company in exchange for a share in the proceeds asked a federal judge on Tuesday to sentence him to just a year and a day, pointing to his cooperation, his intention to satisfy restitution and his family obligations.
The D.C. Circuit has affirmed the conviction and four-year sentence of a former paramedic trainer for mortgage fraud linked to a plan to open medical group homes, saying the trial court did not abuse its discretion in shooting down efforts to undermine a cooperating witness’s credibility.
Ex-Rep. Chaka Fattah is pressing the Third Circuit to delay the start of his 10-year prison sentence while he pursues what he expects will be a fruitful appeal over the dismissal of a juror who was found to have stymied deliberations only half a day after his corruption trial closed.
The First Circuit last month upheld the dismissal of a False Claims Act suit against a Medtronic subsidiary, signaling concern that allowing the medical device fraud case to proceed to trial could allow a jury to usurp the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's regulatory power.
Rubin & Rudman LLP has snagged a 27-year veteran of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC who has worked in securities and real estate to co-head its litigation department, it said on Sunday.
The coming months will provide a glut of trials and enforcement cases to watch as federal prosecutors attempt to broaden foreign bribery liability, navigate a new public corruption landscape, shield corporate monitorships and convince juries that some bond sales practices are crimes.
Illinois garnered national attention for several cases before Prairie State federal judges in 2016, but 2017 promises several rulings that bring the impact closer to home.
Trial watchers will have plenty to choose from heading into 2017, including a reprise of the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP drama, a criminal fraud trial against former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, and a continuing stream of trials over General Motors' allegedly defective ignition switches.
The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday to review a lower court's decision putting Great American Insurance Co. on the hook for a judgment against a policyholder in a construction defect lawsuit, a case that will test the scope of the high court's precedential ruling requiring that an insured's damages result from a fully adversarial trial.
Chicago Alderman Willie Cochran plans to fight charges he accepted bribes and looted a charity fund for his ward, his attorney said at Cochran’s first appearance in Illinois federal court, adding that his client has no plans to step down while his case is pending.
It has been a momentous week for allegedly corrupt Massachusetts public officials and the prosecutors who love to pursue them: Just two days after an appeals court in Boston reversed one of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s signature victories, Ortiz announced that she was stepping down.
The New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that prospective jurors' skin color can be used to mount an anti-discrimination challenge to a prosecutor's peremptory strike, saying a lower court must grant a new trial after erroneously allowing a prosecutor to dismiss a "dark-skinned" woman from the jury box without further justification.
A Wisconsin state court of appeals on Thursday upheld a jury’s finding that a doctor provided enough information for a patient to consent to a risky eye surgery, denying the patient’s argument that a special verdict form was restrictive and the trial court wrongly excluded certain testimony.
After combining with Cigna Corp. in a $54 billion merger, Anthem Inc. will be able to reduce medical costs and offer enrollees more attractive health insurance products, Anthem’s expert economist argued in D.C. federal court Thursday, defending the industry’s largest-ever tie-up from the Department of Justice’s antitrust challenge.