Trials

  • September 21, 2015

    Toll Contractor Rests Miami Case With $58M Push

    Electronic Transaction Consultants Corp. won entry of a potentially key piece of evidence and outlined upward of $58 million the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority allegedly owes ETC for work on the county's cashless toll system, before resting its case Monday in Florida court.

  • September 21, 2015

    Dewey Jury Gets 'All The Emails,' Asks If Falsity Is Illegal

    Jurors in the trial of the former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP executives accused of defrauding the firm's lenders and investors on Monday requested to review the massive amount of email evidence introduced at trial, and asked probing questions about the criminality of suspect accounting.

  • September 21, 2015

    Enterprise Says Contracts Bar $535M Award In Pipeline Suit

    Enterprise Products Partners LP on Friday told a Texas appeals court it was in a contractual “safe zone” that precluded the informal formation of a partnership with Energy Transfer Partners LP when a pipeline deal between the two fizzled, arguing it’s off the hook for a $535 million judgment.

  • September 21, 2015

    Trial Ace: Hardin & Associates' Rusty Hardin

    With mediation and arbitration on the rise, some legal experts say taking a dispute to trial is generally a waste of money and time. But Rusty Hardin, the Texas trial veteran with a national reputation for winning over juries in both civil and criminal cases, isn’t buying it.

  • September 21, 2015

    TRW Settles Bridgestone Tire Monitoring Patent Claims

    TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has agreed to license tire pressure monitoring technology from a unit of Bridgestone Americas Inc. as part of a settlement Monday halting a trial in Delaware federal court on the Japanese tire maker's patent infringement claims.

  • September 21, 2015

    2nd Jury Clears Samsung In ‘Original Patent Troll’ Suit

    A federal jury in Chicago cleared Samsung of infringement Monday, rejecting claims by a company dubbed "the original patent troll" that the technology giant should pay $13 million for selling smartphones with unlicensed technology.

  • September 21, 2015

    Ex-Anapol Schwartz Atty Ends Retrial Bid In Gay Bias Suit

    A gay former Anapol Schwartz Weiss Cohan Feldman & Smalley PC attorney ended his quest to hold the firm responsible for a failed lateral move to Raynes McCarty PC on Monday when he dropped his bid for a new trial in Pennsylvania state court.

  • September 21, 2015

    Jury Awards $24M To Exmark In Lawn Mower Patent Suit

    A Nebraska federal jury on Friday ordered a Briggs & Stratton Corp. subsidiary to pay more than $24 million in damages for infringing an Exmark Manufacturing Co. Inc. lawn mower patent.

  • September 21, 2015

    Hoover Dam Gift Shop Wins New Trial After $1.35M Verdict

    A Nevada federal judge ordered a new trial Friday after a jury awarded an artist $1.35 million in his suit against a Hoover Dam gift shop and restaurant owner, saying the jury’s breach of contract and copyright infringement verdicts are irreconcilable.

  • September 21, 2015

    Holland & Knight Atty’s Golf Pal Gets 18 Mos. For Stock Tip

    An amateur golfer who was convicted for tipping off a Holland & Knight LLP partner and others on potential stock trades has been sentenced to a year-and-a-half in prison for his role in the scheme, the Department of Justice announced.

  • September 18, 2015

    Dewey Jury Weighs Doubt, Larceny Standards

    Jurors in the trial of the former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on Friday questioned the standard for finding a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and wondered whether ignorance of a lie was a defense for grand larceny as deliberations stretched into a second full day.

  • September 18, 2015

    J&J Pelvic Device Gets 1st Court Test In Dallas Trial

    A pelvic mesh device made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. unit to treat pelvic organ prolapse will get its first courtroom test on Monday, as Dallas jurors are set to hear a trial alleging the Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System was defectively designed.

  • September 18, 2015

    Alcatel-Lucent, Acacia Unit Settle On Eve Of Data Patent Trial

    Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. agreed Thursday to settle a patent infringement suit brought by a unit of Acacia Research Corp. accusing the telecom equipment maker of infringing a data communications patent, avoiding a trial that was set to begin Tuesday, according to California federal court records.

  • September 18, 2015

    Calif. Jury Clears Hyland's In $255M False Ad Trial

    A California federal jury on Friday cleared Hyland’s Inc. in a $255 million nationwide class action that alleged the company misled tens of thousands of purchasers into believing their homeopathic products were effective for various ailments.

  • September 17, 2015

    Pipeline Co. Scores $33M Win In Essar Steel Contract Row

    A Minnesota federal judge on Wednesday handed down a $32.9 million judgment for Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership, following a jury trial on how to calculate the damages Essar Steel Ltd. owed for violating a natural gas transmission contract. 

  • September 17, 2015

    Hyland's 'Sugar Pill' False Ad Trial Wraps With $255M Ask

    Hyland’s Inc. owes $255 million for allegedly tricking consumers into purchasing “simple sugar pills” that provide no medical benefit, the attorney for consumers in a nationwide false advertising class action against the homeopathic company told jurors Thursday during closing arguments.

  • September 17, 2015

    TRW Unable To Upend $3M Air Bag Nondeployment Verdict

    A Nevada federal judge refused on Thursday to throw out a jury verdict awarding more than $3 million to a woman left partially paralyzed after her TRW Automotive US LLC air bag failed to deploy in a car accident, concluding that the evidence supported the jury’s findings.

  • September 17, 2015

    $13.7M Aeropostale Restitution Questioned At 2nd Circ.

    A whopping $13.7 million in restitution that former Aeropostale Inc. vendor Douglas Dey was ordered to pay the retailer came under scrutiny Tuesday at the Second Circuit, with one judge citing thin evidence of the company’s losses in Dey’s kickback and fraud trial and a trial judge's apparent unwillingness to dig deep.

  • September 17, 2015

    Ex-Massey CEO Pulls Out Stops For Criminal Trial Delay

    Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is pushing further in his effort to delay his October trial for three months, telling a federal court on Wednesday that the thousands of documents dropped in his lap last week don’t include everything he’s asked mine regulators to turn over.

  • September 17, 2015

    5th Circ. Upholds $6M Win For Allstate In RICO Case

    The Fifth Circuit on Thursday upheld a $6 million verdict for Allstate Insurance Co. in a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit against a network of chiropractors, lawyers and telemarketers who the insurer alleged sought accident victims to make fraudulent claims.