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Trials

  • March 23, 2016

    Fla. Jury Says Construction Co. Covered For Condo Damage

    A Florida federal jury on Wednesday found that Core Construction Services Southeast Inc. is covered under another contractor's policy in its suit seeking a defense from Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Co. in a separate suit over a bungled condominium project.

  • March 23, 2016

    Morgan Lewis Sheds Over 100 Attorneys After Bingham Deal

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has seen its U.S.-based attorney headcount drop by 108 in the past year, which sources tell Law360 is a combination of losses tied to the firm’s mass acquisition of Bingham McCutchen LLP laterals and BigLaw's increasing trend of associate-level attrition.

  • March 23, 2016

    5 Firms On The Rise In 2016

    While the firms on the Law360 400 only grew modestly as a whole last year, a handful stood out, each expanding its U.S. headcount by more than 10 percent. Here, Law360 names five firms worth watching as they move up the ranks of the largest U.S. firms.

  • March 23, 2016

    The Firms That Lost The Most Ground This Year

    Faced with contracting markets and increasing competition, five midsize and boutique firms on the Law360 400 shrank their attorney headcounts by 12 percent or more last year, according to data compiled by Law360.

  • March 23, 2016

    Greenberg Traurig On Track To Become Biggest US Firm

    Greenberg Traurig LLP’s ranks swelled again in 2015 through a number of high-profile lateral acquisitions, and though the firm’s leader said that growth for its own sake is not a sound strategy, the firm is poised to top next year’s Law360 400.

  • March 23, 2016

    5 Most Bizarre Moments In The Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Trial

    It's a given that a trial between wrestling icon Hulk Hogan and an edgy gossip website over a sex tape would have some awkward and surreal moments. But some of the raunchy testimony and odd legal arguments in this closely watched privacy trial floored even seasoned experts. Here, Law360 takes a look back at five of the most bizarre moments in Hogan's trial against Gawker.

  • March 23, 2016

    J&J Exec Says Married Doc's Relationship Violated Policy

    A Johnson & Johnson human resources executive told a New Jersey jury Wednesday that the secret romance between a married doctor suing the company for wrongful termination and a younger female subordinate conflicted with company policy on transparency about workplace relationships.

  • March 23, 2016

    Jury Verdict Slashed By $8M In Web Software IP Dispute

    Afilias PLC saw its favorable verdict from a jury in a trade secrets suit against a web domain managing rival cut to $2 million from $10 million after a Virginia federal judge found the jury may have awarded funds for the same claims twice, according to an order Wednesday.

  • March 23, 2016

    Merck Patent Claims Marred By 'Unclean Hands,' Gilead Says

    Merck obtained two patents covering a key ingredient used in hepatitis C drugs deceitfully and with “unclean hands,” accused infringer Gilead told a California federal court Tuesday in an effort to defeat Merck’s bid for $2 billion in damages.

  • March 23, 2016

    Calif. Judge Halts Apple-Samsung Retrial For High Court Case

    A California federal judge on Tuesday granted Samsung’s bid to delay an upcoming retrial over $382 million in damages awarded to Apple in their smartphone patent war and let a related U.S. Supreme Court case play out, finding the high court’s ruling will significantly affect the Golden State case.

  • March 23, 2016

    Mass. Jury Rejects Truckers' Bid For Share Of Fuel Charges

    A Massachusetts federal jury has rejected a putative class action by truck drivers who alleged that J.P. Noonan Transportation Inc. broke oral agreements to pay them a share of the freight fees it collected from its clients.

  • March 23, 2016

    Woman Wins Interest On $1.6M Verdict In Pollution MDL

    An Ohio federal judge on Tuesday granted post-judgment interest on a $1.6 million verdict in favor of a woman who developed kidney cancer in the first trial in multidistrict litigation over water contamination by DuPont Co., but said that she wasn’t owed prejudgment interest.

  • March 23, 2016

    Ex-Warner Chilcott Exec Denied 'Early Preview' Of Trial

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday refused to let a former Warner Chilcott PLC executive charged with conspiring to pay doctors kickbacks have what prosecutors called an “early preview,” of the trial, by handing over all evidence that may be used at trial for one out-of-town deposition.

  • March 23, 2016

    Sewage Odor Suit Excluded From Coverage, SC Court Says

    A South Carolina state appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a trial ruling that a state-run insurance company owed no defense to a county district accused of releasing foul odors out of a sewage pipe that forced a resident to move, finding that a pollution exclusion in the policy applied.

  • March 23, 2016

    Smoker's $3.8M Award Reversed Over Improper Trial Closing

    A Florida appeals court on Wednesday reversed a $3.8 million award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., ruling that attorneys for the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer made improper comments to a jury during closing arguments.

  • March 23, 2016

    Attys Tell 2nd Circ. $25M Mortgage Scam Trial Was Tainted

    Two attorneys on Wednesday urged the Second Circuit to overturn their trial convictions for an alleged $25 million mortgage fraud scheme that victimized Countrywide and other banks, citing misconduct by an FBI agent who participated in the investigation and alleged perjury by a key government witness.

  • March 23, 2016

    Trial Pros: Ulmer & Berne's Jeffrey Dunlap

    A trial attorney who has impressed me is David Schaefer of McCarthy Lebit. He is smart, creative, always prepared and good on his feet before a jury, says Jeffrey Dunlap, co-chairman of Ulmer & Berne LLP’s business litigation group.

  • March 23, 2016

    Trial Pros: Farella Braun's Bill Keane

    The biggest laugh I ever got before a jury was when I had an investment fraud victim describe attending a movie with the lead defendant, which the defendant himself selected: "Other People's Money" (starring Danny DeVito), says Bill Keane, chairman of Farella Braun & Martel LLP’s complex litigation department.

  • March 22, 2016

    Pom Trial Loss Gives Food Cos. Juice To Beat Labeling Suits

    Pom Wonderful's latest defeat in a false advertising suit against a rival, this time Coca-Cola, hands food makers battling consumer suits a significant weapon in the form of a rare jury verdict vindicating a food label that even Justice Anthony Kennedy once suggested could have fooled him.

  • March 22, 2016

    GM Atty Testifies He Didn't Warn Execs Of Ignition Defects

    A key General Motors in-house lawyer who helped settle lawsuits over a deadly ignition switch testified Tuesday in the second bellwether trial over such claims that he acted properly despite never alerting his bosses that the suits constituted a pattern deserving of more scrutiny.