The city of Chicago is going toe to toe with former and current police officers who claim they were denied overtime pay for the off-duty use of work-issued Blackberries, with both sides presenting opening arguments in front of the Illinois judge Monday who will determine whether the cops have a Fair Labor Standards Act claim.
A Delaware Chancery judge on Friday sanctioned Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP for the conduct of one of Kramer Levin’s attorneys, ruling that he violated Court of Chancery rules during a February deposition.
A California jury on Friday rejected four BP West Coast Products LLC gas station franchisees' claims that the oil giant charged them unfairly high prices for wholesale gasoline, awarding the franchisees only a small fraction of the $1.65 million they sought in the bellwether trial.
A New York federal judge on Friday ruled that Actavis Inc. and other drug manufacturers infringed most of the claims of Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s patents related to the painkiller Opana ER, ordering Actavis to pull its generic version from the market and blocking any other proposed generics from launching.
Prosecutors in the eleventh week of trial for the former executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP sought to erase any doubt that a vast fraud conspiracy existed at the firm, with two cooperators shedding light on the inner workings of the purported scheme and the complicity of Dewey's chief financial officer.
The cross-examination of a key expert witness can be among a trial's most dramatic and high-stakes moments, often putting an attorney in the ring against someone far more knowledgeable in a highly technical area. And like the best boxers, the best cross-examiners train for the bout to pave a path to victory. Here, top trial attorneys share their winning game plans.
When Greenberg Traurig LLP shareholder Barry Richard got the chance to convince the U.S. Supreme Court in January that a Florida law barring judges from directly soliciting campaign money is constitutional, he figured that tailoring his arguments to Justice Anthony Kennedy would be the best way to win.
A Maryland federal jury on Friday awarded Lord & Taylor LLC $31 million for lost profits and store renovations, determining that the proprietors of a D.C.-area mall had broken its lease by emptying the mall around the retailer to build a new development.
With 57 trials under her belt, and a whopping 56 wins, Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Lori Cohen has made a name for herself as a fearless attorney known for out-preparing her competitors and not letting anything get in her way — not even an emergency root canal.
The Federal Circuit’s en banc decision Thursday restored a $45.5 million jury verdict against Limelight Networks Inc. for infringing Akamai Technologies Inc.’s Web content delivery patent even though Limelight’s customers carried out some steps of the patent, a ruling that boosts patent holders’ rights by expanding when accused infringers can be liable for direct infringement, lawyers say.
A Pennsylvania federal jury on Thursday reportedly awarded a cocktail waitress more than $1 million after finding a Pittsburgh casino violated its anti-sexual harassment policy by allowing a customer accused of sexual assault to return to the casino.
The Federal Circuit on Thursday rejected Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s request that it rethink its decision to leave intact $548 million in damages in a case accusing Samsung of infringing Apple Inc. smartphone patents.
Jurors in the trial of the former top executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on Thursday heard the firm's former revenue support director describe how staffers worked to cover up the purported scheme to deceive lenders and investors from partners and others who became suspicious about strange accounting entries.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP marshaled evidence to show that American International Group Inc. subsidiaries flip-flopped on whether its policies provided coverage for pipe-joining company Victaulic Co. in a slew of product defect suits, helping the policyholder win $55 million damages on its breach of contract and bad faith claims against the insurer.
A Michigan state jury on Wednesday ordered a dairy farm and its owner to pay $1.7 million to the family of a young worker who died while cleaning a molasses tank on the farm, ruling the owner had known the task was dangerous.
Ex-Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship, who is accused of mandating mine safety obstructions before an explosion that killed 29 employees and of making false statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission, asked a West Virginia federal judge Wednesday to split his trial in two, and then on Thursday to dismiss the only count for one of those trials.
Loeb & Loeb LLP lawyers lead this week’s legal lions with a come-from-behind victory for Sony Corp. in a copyright infringement case. Our legal lambs are led to slaughter by Squire Patton Boggs LLP, which will have to face a fee recovery claim in California from an insurance company related to its work as counsel for a policyholder.
A patent holding company told an Illinois federal judge Thursday there was no need to re-try the validity of a patent it says Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. infringed, even without considering a jury’s previous finding the patent was valid.
A Florida jury slammed Georgia-Pacific LLC with a $9.4 million verdict Thursday in a construction worker's lawsuit alleging his work with the company's asbestos-containing products in Saudi Arabia decades ago caused him to develop a deadly form of cancer, finding the company had negligently marketed a defective product.
Eli Lilly & Co. on Thursday defeated claims that it concealed the withdrawal risks of its antidepressant Cymbalta when a California federal judge cut short a trial and issued a directed verdict for the drugmaker, less than a week after jurors in another California suit cleared the company.