Trials

  • August 18, 2015

    Facebook Can't Argue Invalidity In IP Row, Fed. Circ. Told

    Rembrandt Social Media LP continued its bid to overturn a jury verdict that an online diary patent it asserted against Facebook Inc. is invalid, insisting at the Federal Circuit on Monday that Facebook is barred from arguing the verdict should be upheld.

  • August 18, 2015

    How To Weed Out The Bad Juror

    When asked why he reported for jury duty in Manhattan federal court this week, Donald Trump said, "It's something we have to do." For lawyers picking a jury, making sure people prone to highly divisive and incendiary opinions don't make the cut is something they have to do. Here, Law360 offers tips for vetting jurors during the all-important voir dire.

  • August 18, 2015

    Travel Sites Shouldn't Echo Issues In Tax Row: Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico’s government-owned tourism company urged a federal judge Monday to bar Expedia Inc. and other online travel companies from introducing arguments about their business model at a trial alleging they underpaid hotel room taxes, saying the issues have already been resolved in state courts across the country.

  • August 18, 2015

    LA's $1.4B ADA Sidewalk Access Settlement On Rocky Ground

    A California federal judge on Tuesday set a trial date for a class action alleging Los Angeles' deteriorating sidewalks violate the Americans with Disabilities Act by limiting access for disabled residents, after the city said disputes have arisen over details of a proposed $1.4 billion settlement.

  • August 18, 2015

    US Decries Ex-Terra Exec's Bid For New Bribery Trial

    The U.S. government on Monday responded to a motion for a new trial lodged by a former Terra Telecommunications executive who was convicted of bribing Haitian officials for lower landline rates, saying his claims are time-barred and fail to show a new trial is warranted.

  • August 18, 2015

    Jordan Tells Jury He Worked Hard For Million-Dollar Deals

    Michael Jordan told jurors Tuesday that he would never have given Dominick’s Finer Foods LLC permission to use his likeness in a Sports Illustrated ad at the heart of a $10 million publicity rights lawsuit, dismissing defense counsel’s suggestion that he wasn’t qualified to make an estimate as to the damage that ad caused him.

  • August 18, 2015

    Google Can't Revive Patent Suit's Contract Claim At Fed. Circ.

    The Federal Circuit on Tuesday rejected Google Inc.'s bid to reinstate a jury verdict that an inventor who sued the company for patent infringement breached a contract with his former employer by obtaining the patents, ruling that a lower court correctly held that the claim was time-barred.

  • August 18, 2015

    Jury Clears BNY Unit In $460M Trial Tied To Refco Fraud

    A New Jersey jury on Monday cleared a Bank of New York-Mellon hedge fund administration subsidiary in a $460 million lawsuit that accused its former leader of accounting chicanery that resulted in massive losses for a group of Cayman Island funds after disgraced brokerage firm Refco LLC imploded in 2005.

  • August 18, 2015

    RJ Reynolds Wins Over Jury In Ex-Smoker's $16M Death Trial

    A Florida jury sided with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Tuesday in a $16 million wrongful death trial brought by the family of a Cuban-American former smoker who died of lung disease, finding that the tobacco giant was not liable for his death.

  • August 17, 2015

    Volvo Hit With $6.5M Jury Verdict In Franchisee’s Bias Suit

    An Indiana federal jury on Monday awarded $6.5 million to an auto dealership in its breach-of-contract suit accusing Volvo Trucks North America LLC of discriminating against it by offering other franchisees better price concessions, the dealership said.

  • August 17, 2015

    Trial Ace: Irell & Manella's Morgan Chu

    Irell & Manella LLP partner Morgan Chu has racked up 32 trial wins in patent cases, resulting in actual payments to his clients totaling more than $5 billion, a run of courtroom success that began when he was tapped to represent Mattel Inc. as a young attorney, despite an almost total lack of courtroom experience or knowledge about patent law.

  • August 17, 2015

    Newegg Loses Invalidity Bid Despite Killing $2.3M IP Verdict

    A Texas federal judge refused Monday to toss a jury's software patent validity finding against Newegg Inc., citing a lack of existing science predicting the invention, a month after he tossed the $2.3 million infringement verdict against the online retailer.

  • August 17, 2015

    Morgan Lewis Adds K&L Gates Employment Litigator

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP announced on Monday that it has picked up a K&L Gates LLP employment litigator in Dallas who represents international companies in the telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, retail and energy sectors.

  • August 17, 2015

    Family Seeks $16M From RJ Reynolds For Ex-Smoker's Death

    The family of a Cuban-American ex-smoker who died of lung disease urged Florida jurors during closing arguments in a wrongful death trial Monday to hit R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with a $16 million compensatory verdict, saying he was a victim of the company's campaign to hide cigarettes' risks.

  • August 17, 2015

    Jordan Misled Jury In Publicity Rights Trial, Grocer Says

    A grocery chain found liable for violating Michael Jordan’s publicity rights told an Illinois federal judge Monday that the basketball star raised “irrelevant” issues that could inflate his damages unless the jury is instructed to disregard them, while Jordan called the proposed instruction unnecessary and unfair.

  • August 17, 2015

    Hedge Fund Mgr. Acquitted In Carter’s Insider Trading Case

    A Georgia federal jury on Monday found a former hedge fund manager not guilty of trading on inside stock tips about children’s clothing retailer Carter's Inc., according to defense attorneys.

  • August 17, 2015

    Kind Group, OraLabs Settle Lip Balm Patent Dispute

    Rival health care product makers OraLabs Inc. and Kind Group LLC settled a patent dispute over egg-shaped lip balm on Sunday, one day before the two sides were set to square off at trial in Colorado federal court.

  • August 17, 2015

    Hogan Lovells Adds Former Acting US Atty In LA

    Hogan Lovells LLP has hired the recent acting U.S. attorney in the Central District of California for its white collar fraud and investigations practice in its Los Angeles office, where she will focus on matters involving securities and financial institution fraud, cybercrime and national security, the firm said Monday.

  • August 17, 2015

    Dewey Defense Grills Cooperator Over Shifting Claims

    A cooperating witness in the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP fraud trial endured a grueling cross-examination in New York state court Monday as a defense lawyer drilled down on her shifting statements to prosecutors about an alleged scheme to cook the firm's books.

  • August 17, 2015

    Travel Sites, Puerto Rico Lash Out Over Exhibits In Tax Case

    A group of online travel companies and Puerto Rico’s government-owned tourism company accused each other of wasting the court’s time in federal litigation over back-due hotel taxes, with each side blaming the other for bloated exhibit and witness lists ahead of trial.