Trials

  • January 28, 2016

    Juries Need Clear Social Media Warnings, NY Bar Report Says

    It’s too easy for even conscientious jurors to misuse social media during trials, making it necessary to warn them in detail that its use could cause a mistrial, according to a New York bar association report presented on Wednesday.

  • January 28, 2016

    Wright Medical Says $11M Hip Implant Verdict Has To Go

    Wright Medical Technology Inc. told a Georgia federal judge Thursday that an $11 million verdict in a bellwether trial over allegedly defective metal hip implants should be thrown out because the jury initially concluded that there was nothing wrong with the implant.

  • January 28, 2016

    Texas Appeals Court Flips $21M Verdict Over Deadly Blast

    A Texas appeals court reversed a jury's $21 million wrongful-death and personal-injury judgment against the owner of a Houston oil-storage terminal on Thursday, finding it had no "actual knowledge" of the dangerous conditions that led to a 2012 welding explosion that killed a contract employee.

  • January 28, 2016

    'King Of Nursing Homes' Medicare Fraud Trial Gets Started

    A doctor who allegedly steered hundreds of his sick and elderly patients to one Chicago hospital in a wide-ranging Medicare fraud and kickback scheme abused the trust of those in his care by putting his own interests before theirs, prosecutors told an Illinois federal jury Thursday.

  • January 28, 2016

    Jury Orders Wal-Mart To Pay Pharmacist $31M For Sex Bias

    Wal-Mart must pay a female former pharmacist about $31 million after a New Hampshire federal jury on Wednesday found the company guilty of disciplining her more harshly than it did male coworkers and firing her when she complained some of her medical data had been improperly disclosed.

  • January 28, 2016

    LED Products Flout Nichia Patents, Gilstrap Rules After Trial

    Japan-based Nichia Corp. has won a ruling from U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap following a bench trial that three of its semiconductor patents are valid and were infringed by a rival’s LED products, but failed to convince the judge to issue the injunction it sought.  

  • January 28, 2016

    Burns White Adds 4 From Grogran Graffam To Liability Unit

    Burns White LLC has picked up two longtime partners and two associates at Grogan Graffam PC to beef up its professional liability practice in Pittsburgh and focus on serving the health care and legal industries, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • January 28, 2016

    Commil Seeks Fed. Circ. Review Of Its 'Baffling' Cisco Ruling

    Commil USA LLC urged the full Federal Circuit on Wednesday to review a ruling that reversed a $74 million jury verdict that found Cisco Systems Inc. infringed its wireless networking patent, calling the decision “legally baffling.”

  • January 28, 2016

    Polsinelli Snags Standout Labor Atty From Littler

    Polsinelli PC has lured to its Kansas City office from Littler Mendelson PC a veteran employment and labor law attorney with a particular expertise in defending employers in trials that often include discrimination and harassment claims, the firm recently announced.

  • January 28, 2016

    London Jury Acquits 6th Trader Of Libor Rigging

    A London jury on Thursday acquitted the sixth defendant accused by U.K. authorities of rigging a key benchmark interest rate, dealing a final blow to prosecutors who saw the other five defendants acquitted just a day earlier, according to media reports.

  • January 27, 2016

    Google Wants Orrick Atty Sanctioned For Revenue Reveal

    Google Inc. wants sanctions for Oracle Corp. and its Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP attorney Annette Hurst after Hurst revealed in open court protected financial information about the search giant’s revenue, according to a letter filed in California federal court Wednesday.

  • January 27, 2016

    Breaking Down The Philip Morris Monitoring Trial

    Longtime Marlboro smokers went to court Wednesday against Philip Morris USA, the 114-year-old cigarette company, in a trial ​set to showcase recent medical advances and​ star litigators. The group of healthy smokers will try to convince a Boston jury that they should have long-term monitoring for signs of lung cancer. Here, Law360 gives a rundown of the case.

  • January 27, 2016

    Marlboro Smokers Demand Medical Monitoring As Trial Opens

    Philip Morris should pay for yearly cancer screenings for Marlboro customers after selling them a defective product, a class of healthy but habitual smokers told a Boston jury on Wednesday in the opening salvo of a long-awaited trial.

  • January 27, 2016

    Libor Scandal Acquittals End Prosecutors' Winning Streak

    A London jury's decision Wednesday to acquit five former brokers on charges of plotting with a convicted former UBS and Citigroup trader to manipulate Libor marks a major defeat for prosecutors who had been riding a wave of convictions in connection with the scandal. Here, Law360 takes a look at the current status of Libor scandal-related criminal cases in the U.K. and U.S.

  • January 27, 2016

    UK Watchdog To Charge Ahead On Libor Despite Acquittals

    The acquittal Wednesday of five brokers accused of plotting with a former bank trader convicted of manipulating Libor is a setback for the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office, but the watchdog is unlikely to abandon its aggressive prosecution strategy for rate-rigging schemes.

  • January 27, 2016

    Wylys Deny Fraud As $2.2B Tax Trial Comes To A Close

    In closing arguments Wednesday, business tycoon Sam Wyly and his sister-in-law Dee Wyly told a Texas bankruptcy judge that the Internal Revenue Service failed to prove in a three-week trial that they had committed tax fraud amounting to $2.2 billion.

  • January 27, 2016

    Liberty Reserve Boss Again Asks Court For Trial Delay

    Attorneys for the co-founder of Liberty Reserve on Tuesday cited a last-minute flood of new evidence in their second bid to postpone a $6 billion money-laundering trial set for Feb. 1 in New York federal court, while prosecutors said they only just received the new material themselves.

  • January 27, 2016

    Urban Outfitters Infringement Verdict Is Sound, 9th Circ. Told

    Unicolors Inc. urged the Ninth Circuit to uphold a finding that Urban Outfitters Inc. and Century 21 Department Stores LLC infringed a copyrighted fabric design, arguing that it has proven ownership of the print and that a judge and a jury correctly found the clothing retail chains clearly copied its work.

  • January 27, 2016

    Pa. Appeals Court Urged To Toss $3M Topamax Verdict

    The Pennsylvania Superior Court was urged during oral arguments on Wednesday to upend a $3 million damage award against a Johnson & Johnson unit over alleged birth defects caused by the anti-epilepsy drug Topamax despite the fact that verdicts in two largely similar cases have already been affirmed on appeal.

  • January 27, 2016

    Shire Expert Opinions Draw Fire In Adderall Antitrust Suit

    Consumers accusing Shire US Inc. of paying off rivals to delay selling cheaper versions of Adderall objected Tuesday to a Florida magistrate judge’s recommendation that certain testimony from the drugmaker’s expert witness be allowed at trial, saying he misinterpreted the U.S. Supreme Court’s Actavis ruling.