Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship will appeal a case that resulted in his conviction and one-year prison sentence for conspiring to violate mine safety standards before a deadly explosion six years ago, according to a notice filed with the Fourth Circuit on Thursday.
The Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed a California federal jury’s ruling that invalidated a Digital Reg digital-rights management patent because of obviousness, granting a win to accused infringer Adobe Systems Inc.
Lawyers for several ex-Barclays bankers accused of rigging Libor told a jury Friday their clients were being prosecuted for doing something that was so routine at the bank that they couldn't have known it was wrong, making them "a few expendable traders being thrown under the bus."
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday denied a bid by homebuilder Zbranek Custom Homes Ltd. to overturn a jury verdict in favor of a home's leaseholder whose belongings were destroyed in a fire determined to be caused by Zbranek's negligent construction of an outdoor fireplace.
The U.S. Department of Justice is urging the nation’s high court to stand behind a Ninth Circuit ruling that a judge can recall jurors after they’ve been dismissed, saying the suit over a Montana car crash has widespread implications in criminal cases as well.
I had the privilege of working with Paul Heller at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP before he passed away. He was a terrific trial lawyer with that perfect combination of personality and intellect, says Elizabeth Holland at Goodwin Procter LLP.
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. on Thursday asked a Pennsylvania federal judge to overturn a $4.24 million jury verdict awarded to two families who blamed the company’s natural gas drilling for contaminating their well water, saying the ruling was unsupported by evidence.
In France, most trials don't have juries and lawyers are not supposed to prep witnesses, so knowing the judge is important. It is always useful, if you haven’t had an experience with a judge before, for lawyers and clients to attend some of the judge's hearings beforehand, says Stephane Bonifassi of Bonifassi Avocats.
WilmerHale partner Felicia Ellsworth has notched a win in the Supreme Court for Pom Wonderful, helped Cisco Systems wipe out a $74 million verdict in the Federal Circuit and fought fiercely in the courts for same-sex marriage rights, making the 37-year-old a clear choice to be named among Law360’s top trial lawyers under 40.
Philip Morris USA Inc. has notched a win against a Missouri class’s $1.8 billion false ad suit over the company's claims that Marlboro Lights were less harmful than regular cigarettes, with a St. Louis jury finding in favor of the tobacco giant, according to a Thursday press release.
A woman seeking as much as $300 million over serious injuries she suffered during a robot-assisted hysterectomy urged a California jury Thursday to find robotics company Intuitive Surgical Inc. liable for her injuries, saying the device was defective and the company elected not to fix it.
A New York judge on Thursday limited the scope of a coming trial over claims that Barclays PLC breached a derivative agreement with a unit of Black Diamond Capital Management LLC and must return $297 million in collateral to the firm, saying the main issue is whether or not Barclays defaulted on its obligations.
A Delaware federal judge has reluctantly ruled that a verdict that a company founded by two former EMC Corp. employees infringed EMC's patents must stand, even though some of the jury's findings are "logically incomprehensible," because the problem was not identified until it was too late.
The Federal Circuit granted Rembrandt Vision Technologies LP a new trial Thursday in a suit accusing a Johnson & Johnson unit of infringing its contact lens patent, saying a jury’s noninfringement verdict was “irretrievably tainted” by false testimony by J&J’s expert.
Two co-conspirators were sentenced to prison Thursday in Pennsylvania federal court for their involvement in a complex $200 million corporate tax fraud scheme, according to a news release, and were ordered to pay a total of more than $161 million in restitution.
A Florida jury on Thursday found R.J. Reynolds not liable in a $37.5 million Engle progeny trial over the lung cancer death of a heavy smoker, saying his nicotine addiction led to his death but the company's cigarettes were not to blame.
The California federal judge overseeing the high-profile class action alleging Uber cheated drivers out of tips and misclassified drivers as independent contractors agreed Thursday to consider whether to put off the impending June trial as the Ninth Circuit mulls over Uber’s bid to decertify the megaclass.
A Texas federal jury on Thursday cleared Abbott Laboratories of accusations it improperly marketed bile duct stents for off-label uses, in a whistleblower False Claims Act case that had sought $219 million in damages.
A Chicago trader accused of “spoofing” has patched together a "Frankensteinian" argument to ward off a requested trading ban, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission told an Illinois federal court Wednesday amid a flurry of other motions over experts and witnesses.
Prosecutors told a Pennsylvania state judge late Wednesday that the state’s embattled attorney general did not have grounds to pursue arguments that she’d been selectively targeted for perjury charges.