Trials

  • August 13, 2015

    $45M Web IP Verdict Against Limelight Reinstated By Fed. Circ.

    The Federal Circuit ruled en banc on Thursday that Limelight Networks Inc. infringed Akamai Technologies Inc.’s Web content delivery patent, reinstating a $45.5 million jury verdict against Limelight.

  • August 13, 2015

    Whirlpool Urges 6th Circ. To Affirm Win In Moldy Washer Trial

    Whirlpool Corp. urged the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday to reject a bid from a class of Ohio consumers to revive long-running litigation over washing machines allegedly prone to mold, arguing that the court should take into account a jury's conclusion that the plaintiffs can't prove their classwide claims.

  • August 13, 2015

    Caesars Judge Puts Brakes On Bondholders' Vote-Buying Suit

    A lawsuit from junior bondholders accusing Caesars Entertainment Operating Co.'s nondebtor parent of trying to buy votes for the casino company’s reorganization plan hit a roadblock on Thursday, with a bankruptcy judge refusing to set an immediate trial and saying the claims could wait until the plan goes up for court approval.

  • August 13, 2015

    Judge OKs Quest Deal In Test Pricing Antitrust Suit

    A California federal judge on Wednesday greenlighted Quest Diagnostics Inc.'s settlement with medical-testing lab Rheumatology Diagnostics Laboratory Inc. and others accusing it of violating antitrust laws by selling lab tests below cost, putting an end to the claims against Quest just days ahead of a scheduled trial.

  • August 12, 2015

    Trial Ace: Gibson Dunn's Randy Mastro

    Gibson Dunn attorney Randy Mastro, who’s notched wins in high-profile trials throughout the past few decades, always sought to advocate for causes he believes in, but as a college undergraduate he wasn’t sure he would do it as a lawyer.

  • August 12, 2015

    Worker Asks For $29M In Georgia-Pacific Asbestos Cancer Suit

    An attorney for a construction worker and his wife urged a Florida jury Wednesday to return a $29 million compensatory verdict against Georgia-Pacific LLC and Union Carbide Corp. in their suit alleging the man developed a deadly form of cancer from working with the companies' asbestos-containing products in Saudi Arabia.

  • August 12, 2015

    Fla. Court Affirms Attys' Win In Fee Dispute Over Trial Work

    A Florida appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a decision to award two attorneys $270,000 for their work helping a small firm in a trial and subsequent appeal, and reversed a ruling denying the lawyers the costs they incurred while pursuing those payments.

  • August 12, 2015

    Sandoz Aims to Amend Validity Ruling In Pfizer's Toviaz Suit

    Several drug companies including Sandoz Inc. want a Delaware federal judge to amend his judgment directed after a trial that a Pfizer Inc. patent related to the overactive-bladder medication Toviaz is not invalid as indefinite.

  • August 12, 2015

    Health Service Cos. Hit With $2M Verdict In Patent Suit

    A Florida federal jury returned a verdict Tuesday finding that Pay-Plus Solutions Inc. and Premier Healthcare Exchange Inc. infringed patents owned by StoneEagle Services Inc. for a health care reimbursement system and awarded StoneEagle $2.2 million in royalties.

  • August 12, 2015

    Final Dewey 'Secret Seven' Member Says CFO Ordered Fraud

    The former director of revenue support at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on Wednesday told a Manhattan jury she reversed write-offs on the firm’s books as part of an effort to inflate the firm’s bottom line, at the direction of Dewey's finance director and Chief Financial Officer Joel Sanders.

  • August 12, 2015

    Jay Z, Egyptian Song Owner Trade Final Blows Ahead Of Trial

    Jay Z and the co-owner of an Egyptian song sampled in the hip-hop mogul's hit "Big Pimpin'” traded final barbs ahead of an October trial in the copyright infringement suit, offering a potential preview of their upcoming arguments.

  • August 12, 2015

    Telecom Labs Urges 3rd Circ. To Uphold $62M Antitrust Win

    Telecom Labs Inc. urged the Third Circuit on Tuesday to uphold the $62 million antitrust verdict it won from telecommunications rival Avaya Inc., arguing that in a bid to escape its loss, Avaya “ignores the record” of its specific targeting of TLI with anti-competitive behavior.

  • August 12, 2015

    Lord & Taylor Pushes For $65M Jury Award In Md. Lease Trial

    Lord & Taylor urged a Maryland jury Wednesday to hold the proprietor of a D.C.-area mall accountable for breaking its lease and award it up to $65 million in damages, saying during closing arguments that the owner tanked the mall for a new development.

  • August 12, 2015

    Pa. Atty Disbarred For Misconduct In Assault Cases

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday disbarred a former assistant district attorney for a number of misdeeds, including improperly questioning victims in a sexual assault case and misrepresenting to the jury he was going to present evidence that didn't exist.

  • August 12, 2015

    How To Gain An Edge With Jury Instructions

    Long-winded, hypertechnical instructions can make jurors' eyes glaze over in a hurry, attorneys say, but fine-tuning the jury charge with more straightforward language and explaining the nuances of the instructions can help retain attention. Here, experts share tips on how to tailor jury instructions to benefit a client's case.

  • August 11, 2015

    BP's 'Rigged' Gas Prices Cost Franchisees $1.6M, Jury Told

    Counsel for four BP West Cost Products LLC gas station franchisees delivered closing arguments Tuesday in a bellwether trial against the oil giant, telling California jurors that BP’s “rigged” fuel price policy breached their contracts and cost them more than $1.65 million.

  • August 11, 2015

    LeClairRyan Nears Sanctions Over Discovery In TM Row

    LeClairRyan and senior trial lawyer Thomas O’Leary should face sanctions for failing to tell their client not to destroy thousands of documents in a trademark dispute over headsets for fast food restaurant drive-thrus, according to a California federal judge’s recommendation.

  • August 11, 2015

    Malibu Media Drops Case Where It Tried To Ban 'Troll' Label

    Malibu Media has reached a settlement in a copyright infringement lawsuit — one of thousands the porn producer has filed — that received attention in recent weeks over Malibu's efforts to ban the use of “copyright troll” from a planned jury trial.

  • August 11, 2015

    R.J. Reynolds Hid Deadly Risks From Ex-Smoker, Jury Told

    The family of a Cuban-American ex-smoker who died of lung disease urged jurors to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his death, saying the company had engaged in a campaign of deception that hid the dangers of smoking from him.

  • August 11, 2015

    BofA Cut Its Losses In Dewey's Final Month, Jury Hears

    The jury in the trial of the former leadership of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on Tuesday heard how Dewey lender Bank of America Corp. sold the firm's $20 million debt at a loss following the collapse of merger talks with Greenberg Traurig LLP, amid news of the criminal investigation of Dewey’s former chairman.