Trials

  • 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.

  • September 17, 2015

    Apple Retrial In $533M Smartflash Case On Hold For Appeal

    Apple Inc. won its bid to postpone a retrial on damages while it appeals a jury’s finding that it infringed Smartflash LLC’s media storage patents, after a Texas federal judge ruled the liability issue should be determined before damages go forward, according to a Thursday filing.

  • September 17, 2015

    Ex-NY Legislator Gets 14 Years For Bribery, Extortion

    New York State Assemblyman William F. Boyland Jr. was sentenced to 14 years in prison Thursday after his conviction for bribery and extortion regarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments for real estate and carnival business deals, according to federal prosecutors.

  • September 17, 2015

    Dewey Jury Eyes Larceny Charges As Deliberations Continue

    A New York state jury completed its first full day of deliberations in the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP fraud trial on Thursday without reaching a verdict, at one point requesting legal instructions on grand larceny charges against the firm’s former executives, the most serious allegations in the case.

  • September 17, 2015

    Jury Frees Rexon From Table Saw Injury Suit

    A North Carolina federal jury on Wednesday found that Rexon Industrial Corp. wasn’t liable for a man’s finger injuries from using a table saw, which he had claimed was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous to use. 

  • September 16, 2015

    NobelBiz Wins $1.47M In Web-Based Messaging IP Row

    Customer service telecommunications provider NobelBiz Inc. was awarded $1.47 million by a Texas federal jury Wednesday in a patent infringement suit against two rivals, holding they literally infringed or their web-based voice messaging systems were equivalent to patented technology regarding the processing of telephone calls.

  • September 16, 2015

    3 NY Workers Win $6.2M In Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

    A New York state jury on Tuesday awarded three former employees of a Manhattan medical office nearly $6.2 million in a pregnancy discrimination suit, finding that their pregnancies were a determining factor in their firings.

  • September 16, 2015

    Dewey Criminal Trial Goes To Jury

    Jurors began deliberating Wednesday in the Manhattan District Attorney’s accounting fraud case against three former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP leaders, after a prosecutor made one final plea to find the defendants guilty of conning banks and investors.

  • September 16, 2015

    Arista's 'Derivative Work' Violated IP License, Judge Told

    OptumSoft Inc.'s chief executive officer testified in California court Wednesday that he had raised the alarm that cloud company Arista Networks Inc. created a “derivative work” from OptumSoft’s flagship software in violation of a license agreement between the companies.

  • September 16, 2015

    J&J Unit Wants $1.2M Pelvic Mesh Judgment Wiped Out

    Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. unit on Wednesday told a Texas appellate court it should throw out a $1.2 million jury verdict awarded to a woman injured by its TVT-O pelvic mesh because there wasn’t evidence it was defectively designed, in the first such appeal to be argued.

  • September 16, 2015

    KFC Operator Slams EEOC Bid For New Harassment Suit Trial

    The operator of dozens of KFC restaurants urged a Tennessee federal judge Tuesday to deny the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's bid for a new trial over a sexual harassment suit after a jury decided in the company’s favor, saying the verdict was consistent with evidence.

  • September 16, 2015

    Travel Sites Get Fines Dispute Removed From Hotel Tax Trial

    A Puerto Rico federal judge on Tuesday denied efforts by Expedia Inc. and other online travel companies to evade a demand for administrative fines and penalties from the island territory’s tourism company, but he granted their uncontested bid to separate the issue from an upcoming jury trial over allegedly unpaid hotel taxes.

  • September 15, 2015

    'Original Patent Troll' Makes Case Against Samsung In IP Trial

    Former Jenner & Block LLP partner Anthony O. Brown told a jury on Tuesday that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. should be forced to pay $13.3 million for infringing a smartphone operating system patent, pointing to similar licensing agreements that Brown's company, dubbed "the original patent troll," has made with other technology giants.

  • September 15, 2015

    Uber Seeks Review Of Class Cert. In Closely Watched Tips Suit

    Uber Technologies Inc. asked the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to let it appeal the class certification won by California drivers who claim they were mislabeled independent contractors and cheated out of tips, saying the court shouldn’t place the fate of the entire industry in the hands of a single jury.

  • September 15, 2015

    Pa. Suit Over Faulty Ameriprise Financial Planning Revived

    A divided Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a published decision Tuesday reviving claims that Ameriprise Financial Inc. owed a fiduciary duty to a couple who claims that they were duped into buying a life insurance policy and annuity with terms that were significantly more onerous than advertised.

  • September 15, 2015

    Fla. Jury Returns $6.5M Verdict For Car Accident Injury

    A jury in a Florida federal court on Monday awarded $6.56 million to a Florida man for his alleged injuries after his sedan collided with a pickup truck driven by a man working for a construction company in 2011.