The U.S. told a West Virginia federal judge Wednesday that ex-Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship cannot split up his criminal case because all three charges are related to an explosion that killed 29 workers after he ordered mine safety violations.
The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday reinstated part of the $127,000 in damages a jury awarded a Houston police officer who claimed the department retaliated against him after his father sued for racial discrimination.
Attorneys for the Chippewa Cree tribe and its on-again, off-again chairman on Wednesday argued over the import of a tribal jury’s recent verdict in a dispute involving fraud-related claims against both parties, disagreeing on whether the jury had found the chairman liable for conspiracy.
Houston personal injury firm Arnold & Itkin LLP has settled a negligence lawsuit filed by a Dallas businessman who said that the firms named partners advised him and two business associates to sue an energy company, in violation of a contract, leaving them on the hook for almost $2 million in damages.
The Tenth Circuit on Wednesday upheld two convictions of a New Mexico man who a federal jury said took kickbacks in exchange for enabling a media consultant to win two rich state contracts, but remanded the case for a sentencing reduction.
An Ohio federal jury on Wednesday found a former executive of a New York design firm guilty of bribing the former director of the Cleveland and Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in exchange for confidential information about VA construction projects, according to court records.
The Eleventh Circuit granted Geico General Insurance Co. a new trial in a bad faith suit on Wednesday, agreeing with the insurer that a Florida federal court shouldn't have blocked evidence about developments in insurance law that overturned the coverage ruling in the case.
Jurors in the trial of the former top executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on Wednesday heard how Wells Fargo & Co. bucked a trend among major banks and got out of business with Dewey early, potentially saving the lender tens of millions of dollars.
Former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich will not get another shot in front of the Seventh Circuit to contest the bulk of his corruption conviction, the court said, with his attorney on Wednesday adding that he plans to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A Texas federal jury on Tuesday said Werner Co. is not liable for a woman’s badly broken arm suffered when one of the company’s ladders collapsed beneath her, finding after a two-day trial that the product was not defective.
A Pennsylvania federal judge Wednesday denied a former Lackawanna County commissioner’s bid for a new trial on bribery and extortion charges, rejecting his claims that his former attorneys had provided ineffective representation at his 2011 trial.
Atlantic City, New Jersey's former solicitor won an appellate ruling on Wednesday that not only backed a verdict that her firing in 2007 breached the state's whistleblower law but also toppled the reduction of an $850,000 punitive damages award and a denial of attorneys' fees.
When Jackson Walker LLP’s Charles L. “Chip” Babcock is asked to recall a meaningful moment in his career as a trial lawyer, what comes to mind is not defending prominent clients such as Oprah Winfrey and Warren Buffet or notching precedent-setting First Amendment wins for print and broadcast journalists.
The Supreme Court of California has rejected a hospital holding company's petition to reverse a $5.7 million jury verdict against it in a case where the company’s former CEO caused a doctor to get arrested by planting a loaded handgun in his car as retaliation for a 2006 lawsuit.
The California federal judge overseeing the criminal case accusing FedEx Corp. of colluding with illegal online pharmacies to deliver prescription drugs to addicts and drug dealers vacated a pending February trial date Wednesday and slammed prosecutors for being slow to hand over documents they didn't deem relevant.
A West Virginia federal judge refused to throw out a $3.27 million jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon Inc. in a bellwether pelvic mesh implant suit on Wednesday, saying the evidence at trial was sufficient to support the verdict.
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday threw out a $311,000 judgment ABT Systems LLC won against a Missouri electric company in a patent infringement trial over thermostat technology, ruling the patent was made obvious by previous inventions.
Former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship, accused by federal prosecutors of securities fraud and creating safety failings at Massey Coal Co. that led to an explosion that killed 29 miners, asked a West Virginia federal judge on Tuesday to render certain evidence off-limits during his upcoming October trial.
Jackson Lewis PC Chairman Vincent Cino has a unique ability to dismantle plaintiffs and witnesses on cross-examination without turning off a jury — a quality that was on display when the Newark, New Jersey-born litigator went into a one-room courthouse in Montana and beat back a nursing home employee's wrongful discharge suit.
As prosecutors begin to wrap up their case against the former leadership of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, the firm’s former director of revenue support on Tuesday told a Manhattan jury that she never believed the accounting tricks she used to inflate the firm’s bottom line were criminal.