A South Carolina jury has awarded $10 million to the estate of a woman who allegedly died after doctors detected kidney cancer on her scans but failed to treat the cancer or tell her that she had cancer for years.
With a trade secrets trial less than two months away, Waymo on Monday asked a California federal judge to make Uber Technologies Inc. hand over its self-driving car source code, saying it wants to compare it to code allegedly stolen by former Waymo employees.
The U.S. Department of Justice asked the Second Circuit on Tuesday to uphold the conviction of former Jefferies Group trader Jesse Litvak, saying a jury had ample evidence to find his lies in residential mortgage-backed securities sales would matter to reasonable investors.
An Alabama state jury on Tuesday awarded a former Koch Foods of Alabama LLC employee about $1.9 million in damages over claims the company fired him for hiring a lawyer to represent him in the wake of his serious workplace injury, according to the plaintiffs’ attorneys.
The Supreme Court of Colorado reversed and remanded the conviction of a man under a state human smuggling statute in a 4-3 decision Tuesday, echoing federal circuit courts in finding that it was preempted by federal immigration laws.
Baseball agent Bartolo Hernandez and sports trainer Julio Estrada on Tuesday urged a Florida federal judge to hand down light sentences for their convictions for smuggling Cuban ballplayers into the United States, saying that the government wrongly seeks harsher sentences.
A Sixth Circuit panel Tuesday upheld a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud conviction of a man who scouts rural property for coal mining potential and who performed work for a Tennessee company that, according to the panel, scammed millions from investors.
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration expert told jurors Wednesday that contamination in steroid injections prepared by a New England pharmacist charged with murder over a deadly meningitis outbreak was the worst he had seen in his 27-year career.
An attorney for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. accused a Pennsylvania trial judge during oral arguments on Wednesday of displaying potential bias in his decision to award $21 million in damages in a bad faith case over the insurer’s unwillingness to settle a collision claim.
A Missouri state appellate court reversed a jury verdict in favor of a doctor who claimed she had been fired for reporting a fellow doctor’s alleged misconduct, ruling that the conduct the doctor reported was itself protected by state law and that the doctor thus could not be considered a whistleblower.
A Florida appeals court affirmed a $35 million jury verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Wednesday despite finding that a trial court should not have allowed a jury instruction requested by a lawyer for a smoker's family.
The Court of Appeal has granted permission for an international mining firm under criminal investigation to fight attempts by the U.K.'s fraud squad to make it reveal documents it drew up during an internal investigation.
The largest investor in a beleagured Florida energy company testified Tuesday that he tried in good faith to right the business after his partners descended into a deadlocked dispute, contending the only improprieties in the involuntary bankruptcy he forced the company into came in one partner's appeal.
A Florida ophthalmologist's lawyer interacted with Sen. Bob Menendez's staff in 2012 on advocating to executive branch officials about a Medicare policy affecting the doctor around when the physician made $600,000 in political donations benefiting the New Jersey Democrat, according to testimony Tuesday at the senator and doctor's bribery trial.
A Delaware federal judge Tuesday ordered a hearing in an upcoming antitrust trial between headset maker Jabra and rival Plantronics with as much as $600 million at stake, after the companies dueled over evidence that the court has said can be admitted.
Attorneys for the former Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP attorney about to face trial for allegedly helping his then-client Martin Shkreli defraud the pharmaceutical company Retrophin Inc. told a New York federal judge on Monday that they’ve agreed with prosecutors on a six-part questionnaire for potential jurors to answer.
The former head of foreign exchange trading for Deutsche Bank told the New York federal jury weighing the criminal case against an ex-HSBC executive Tuesday that “pre-hedging,” or making some of a large currency purchase in advance, is a standard practice that can be beneficial to the buyer because it keeps the price down.
Attorneys for hedge fund Platinum Partners and some of its executives on Tuesday pressed a New York state judge to force three excess insurers to advance money to cover their costs of defending against criminal charges over a purported $1 billion securities fraud scheme involving an offshore driller, saying the insurers are duty-bound to provide coverage.
A broker of pomegranate seeds that spread hepatitis A through a Costco-sold berry blend sparred with counsel representing the children of a woman who died of the disease after allegedly eating the berry blend during Tuesday testimony in California, disputing whether worms, feathers and other foreign material in the seeds were “contamination.”
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up a case that ended in a $10.1 million jury verdict in favor of a woman who sued a Philadelphia hospital over her infant's delayed bacterial meningitis diagnosis, putting an end to a nearly two-year appeals process.
The captive insurance industry has had little guidance from courts, the U.S. Treasury Department or the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on what an acceptable arrangement looks like. Many had hoped that the U.S. Tax Court's ruling in Avrahami v. Commissioner would provide such guidance. But the decision last month left too many questions unanswered, says Steven Miller of Alliantgroup LP.
A federal judge recently said “show me” when 83 plaintiffs from 30 different states claimed personal jurisdiction in Missouri over a New Jersey-based talcum powder manufacturer. This ruling appears to be part of a trend that will likely lead to less talc-related litigation tourism in Missouri, says Steven Boranian of Reed Smith LLP.
Is the rising spate of opioid litigation comparable to the litigation that led to the mega-billion dollar settlement with Big Tobacco? According to ex-trial lawyer Richard Scruggs, who helped engineer the $248 billion tobacco settlement in the 1990s, the answer is "sort of."
Although the Trump administration has completed the vetting and confirmation of a cabinet and White House staff, thousands of senior positions remain unfilled throughout the executive branch. More than ever, people selected for those posts find themselves under close scrutiny, say Adam Raviv and Reginald Brown of WilmerHale.
In my first week of practice, I was assigned to litigation that had been pending for 17 years. No discovery had been done, and the case was set for trial or dismissal in less than 60 days. From what followed, I learned some of the most important lessons of my career, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.
The Northern District of Illinois has recently allowed plaintiffs to allege standing for products they did not purchase in two different cases. But the key common element is that the products the plaintiffs did purchase and those they did not were substantially similar, says Francis Citera of Greenberg Traurig LLP.
The Delaware Chancery Court’s recent decision to dismiss a shareholder suit challenging the sale of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia confirms that there is a path to business judgment rule review, at the pleading stage, of third-party mergers of controlled companies where disparate consideration creates a conflict for the controlling stockholder, say Stacy Nettleton and Christie Di Guglielmo of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court has been characterized by some in the defense bar as portending a sea change in specific personal jurisdiction. But the case did not move the legal needle as far as the defense bar had hoped, say Leslie Brueckner of Public Justice and Andre Mura of Gibbs Law Group LLP.
Recent cases filed against manufacturers and retailers of “organic” textile products in California originate with a nonprofit group, and pose a risk to firms selling certain goods in California that are labeled as organic but that fall short of certain state standards, say Teresa Michaud and Anne Kelts of Baker McKenzie.
In our recent survey of business of law professionals, nearly half of respondents said that who they collaborate with, inside their law firm, is different from five years ago, says Chris Cartrett of legal software provider Aderant.