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  • January 14, 2019

    10th Circ. Affirms Liberty's Win In Black Lung Coverage Row

    Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. didn't breach any obligations to the ex-president of bankrupt Clemens Coal Co. when it failed to provide the company a policy with coverage for black lung disease claims, the Tenth Circuit affirmed on Monday, agreeing with a lower court that the former executive's case fails because the insurer owed no duty to him personally.

  • January 14, 2019

    Biologist Found J&J Talc In Dying Woman's Tissue, Jury Hears

    A cell biologist took the stand Monday in a California jury trial over allegations that Johnson & Johnson talcum-made baby powder contained asbestos that caused a dying woman’s cancer, testifying that the woman's lung tissue contains talc, which he believes came from J&J's products.

  • January 14, 2019

    United Airlines Staff Dropped, Hurt Disabled Flyer, Jury Told

    Attorneys for a woman who alleges that United Airlines contract employees dropped her while moving her from a wheelchair to her seat on an airplane in Houston told a federal jury on Monday that it would hear evidence that the airline covered up the incident.

  • January 14, 2019

    J&J Faces Retrial After $151M Hip Implant Loss Reversed

    Johnson & Johnson will face off this week in Texas federal court against five plaintiffs who claimed they received defective hip implants and whose $151 million award in the first trial was tossed over misleading expert witness testimony.

  • January 14, 2019

    HP Unit Settles Mid-Trial In Suit Over $17M Software Deals

    Hewlett-Packard Co. subsidiary Autonomy Inc. agreed Monday to settle allegations it failed to deliver software that its former reseller MicroTechnologies Inc. had paid the British software company $16.5 million to back, abruptly ending a California federal jury trial over the contract dispute.

  • January 14, 2019

    Mylan Fights To Put Consumer On Stand In Celgene Clash

    Mylan told a New Jersey federal court Friday that a consumer witness should be allowed to testify in its suit accusing Celgene of stifling generic competition for two cancer drugs because Celgene already has most of the information it needs from him.

  • January 14, 2019

    NJ Firm Can't Shake Malpractice Suit Over Lost $102M Verdict

    A New Jersey court ruled Friday that a law firm must continue to face malpractice claims over the settlement-related advice it gave a client before she lost a $102 million child-abuse verdict on appeal.

  • January 14, 2019

    Jury Mulls Georgeson Adviser's Fate In Tix-For-Votes Swap

    The fate of a former Georgeson LLC adviser accused of being part of a plot to swap sports and concert tickets for confidential shareholder voting data was placed in a Massachusetts federal jury's hands Monday after a different panel was denied a chance to decide her guilt or innocence last year.

  • January 14, 2019

    Jury Denied Info In $1.5M Ex-Player’s Case, MLB Network Says

    MLB Network Inc. urged a New Jersey state appeals court on Monday to vacate a $1.5 million wrongful termination jury verdict in favor of former Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams, arguing that the trial court should have allowed more evidence related to his purportedly bad behavior at his son’s youth baseball tournament where he was a coach.

  • January 14, 2019

    Door Maker Seeks New Trial After $185M Antitrust Verdict

    A North Carolina-based door part supplier urged a Virginia federal judge Friday to order a new trial after a jury returned a $185 million antitrust verdict against it, arguing that an order bifurcating the trial prevented the jury from hearing vital evidence.

  • January 11, 2019

    The Firms That Dominated In 2018

    Law360's top four Firms of the Year notched a combined 32 Practice Group of the Year awards after successfully securing wins in bet-the-company matters and closing high-profile, big-ticket deals for clients throughout 2018.

  • January 11, 2019

    Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2018 Practice Group of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.

  • January 11, 2019

    Apple Exec Rips Qualcomm's Chip 'Stranglehold' In FTC Trial

    Apple's vice president of procurement criticized Qualcomm's business practices during day four of a California federal bench trial over the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust allegations against the chipmaker Friday, testifying that Qualcomm developed a “stranglehold” over Apple and tried to charge "gouged" chip prices, which pushed Apple to end their exclusive chip supply deal.

  • January 11, 2019

    Colo. Panel Nixes $940K Injury Verdict Against Taxi Co.

    A Colorado appeals court on Thursday tossed a man's $940,824 trial win against Denver Yellow Cab, ruling that although the man was hit by one of the company's cabs after it was stolen, the company did not have a duty to protect the man.

  • January 11, 2019

    1st Convicted Spoofer Alleges Spotty Data In Bid For New Trial

    Michael Coscia, the first person to be convicted of spoofing the commodities markets, asked an Illinois federal judge for a retrial, saying on Thursday that prosecutors showed the jury misleading evidence based on an incomplete set of trading data.

  • January 11, 2019

    Gov't To Pay $18.7M To End Its $25M Med Mal Award Appeal

    A Hawaii federal judge has approved an $18.7 million settlement to end the federal government’s Ninth Circuit appeal of a $25 million award in a suit accusing a U.S. Army hospital of failing to diagnose a patient’s bacterial infection, which necessitated a kidney transplant.

  • January 11, 2019

    Widower Who Fired Atty After Witness Flip Can't Revive Suit

    A California appeals court is refusing to revive a case in which a key witness' changed story caused the wrongful-death plaintiff to fire his lawyer, which led directly to the dismissal of the suit in the middle of trial.

  • January 11, 2019

    Trader Who Used Hacked Press Releases Gets 4 Years

    One of two men who were convicted of trading stocks based on information gleaned from early copies of financial press releases stolen and passed along by Ukrainian hackers was sentenced to four years in prison by a Brooklyn federal judge on Friday.

  • January 11, 2019

    Burns Charest Picks Up Dallas Litigator From Sayles Werbner

    Burns Charest LLP on Friday added a litigation partner to its Dallas office who previously practiced at trial boutique Sayles Werbner PC and who is experienced in a wide range of complex commercial disputes.

  • January 11, 2019

    Siemens, Wabtec Train Control IP Trial To Open In Del.

    An eight-day trial over the alleged infringement of eight Siemens Mobility Inc. patents used in "positive train control" systems is slated to open in Delaware federal court Monday, the culmination of a dispute rooted in broader competition for a multibillion-dollar, multiyear rail network safety upgrade.

Expert Analysis

  • Views From The Bench On Sentencing Representation: Part 12

    Alan Ellis

    In my interviews with Eighth Circuit Judge Ralph Erickson, Chief Judge Mark Hornak of the Western District of Pennsylvania and Chief Judge Brian Anthony Jackson of the Middle District of Louisiana, the judges advise using character witnesses, specific treatment plans and sentencing videos, says criminal defense attorney Alan Ellis.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Mills Reviews 'Mississippi's Federal Courts'

    Judge Michael Mills

    ​​David M. Hargrove's​ new book​,​ "Mississippi’s Federal Courts: A History," is a remarkably candid portrait of the characters and courts serving the state's federal judiciary from 1798 on, and contributes new scholarship on how judges were nominated during the civil rights era, says U.S. District Judge Michael Mills of the Northern District of Mississippi.

  • Merely A Setback For CFTC Market Manipulation Cases

    Daniel Chirlin

    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission last month suffered a stunning blow to its expansive interpretation of market manipulation in its case against DRW Investments. But this does not quite spell the end for such cases, says Daniel Chirlin of Walden Macht & Haran LLP.

  • Guest Feature

    The Subtle Art Of Fred Fielding

    Fred Fielding

    One of the rare attorneys to serve as White House counsel to two presidents, Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP may be the quintessential Washington insider. Attorney Randy Maniloff asks him to elaborate.

  • Lessons In Keeping Accountant-Client Emails Privileged

    Mark Leeds

    In U.S. v. Adams, the taxpayer successfully asserted that attorney-client privilege extended to emails with his accountant, but failed to protect underlying documents due to muddy practices. Attorneys at Mayer Brown LLP distill the court’s decision and provide unclouded strategies for keeping communications with accountants away from government scrutiny.

  • Health Care Providers Should Note Recent Fraud Conviction

    Bart Daniel

    A federal judge in South Carolina recently sentenced a former speech therapist to 111 months in federal prison on convictions of criminal health care fraud. Practitioners should be aware of the implications as the sentence is an unrequested and unexpected upward departure, say Bart Daniel and Elle Klein of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.

  • 10 Tips For Law Firms To Drive Revenue Via Sports Tickets

    Matthew Prinn

    Many law firms have tickets or luxury suites at sporting events to host clients and prospects. Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group and Matt Ansis of TicketManager discuss some of the ways that firms can use those tickets effectively.

  • Inside Key ABA Guidance On Attorneys' Cybersecurity Duties

    Joshua Bevitz

    A recent opinion from the American Bar Association provides useful guidance on attorneys’ obligations to guard against cyberattacks, protect electronic client information and respond if an attack occurs, says Joshua Bevitz of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.

  • Opinion

    Amrock Appeal Of Trade Secret Verdict Is No Surprise

    Thomas Hodge

    Last month, Amrock appealed a curious verdict that awarded contract breach defendant HouseCanary $706 million on a trade secret counterclaim. There are several factors that should cause one to raise an eyebrow over this initial outcome, says Thomas Hodge of Brock and Scott PLLC.

  • Opening Comments: A Key Strategic Decision In Mediation

    Jann Johnson

    Opening comments by parties in mediation that are made with the proper content and tone can diffuse pent-up emotion and pave the way for a successful resolution. But an opening presentation can do more harm than good if delivered the wrong way, say Jann Johnson and William Haddad of ADR Systems LLC.