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Trials

  • March 3, 2016

    Latham's Boston Office Mourns Associate Killed In SUV Crash

    Latham & Watkins LLP on Wednesday mourned the loss of a securities litigation and trial associate who was killed when an SUV crashed into a Newton, Massachusetts, pizzeria, knocking down a wall, injuring several people and killing at least one other person.

  • March 3, 2016

    GM Judge Shrinks Ignition Switch Claims In 2nd Bellwether

    The New York federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over General Motors' faulty ignition switches and controversial 2014 recall shrank claims Thursday against the automaker in the case at the heart of the second bellwether trial in the litigation, involving the crash of a 2007 Saturn Sky in Louisiana that took place just weeks before the recall.

  • March 3, 2016

    Fair Use Verdict To Stay Sealed As YouTube Rivals Settle

    The producers of a YouTube Web series poking “crass” fun at viral Internet videos and a rival whose content they used reached a confidential settlement late Wednesday, shortly before a California federal jury returned a now-sealed verdict on whether the series was fair use-protected.

  • March 3, 2016

    Court Limits POM's Enforcement History In False Ad Trial

    The California federal court gearing up for the imminent trial of Pom Wonderful LLC’s claims that Coca-Cola falsely advertised a competing pomegranate beverage with little pomegranate juice agreed Wednesday to block some evidence of POM's own brushes with federal agencies over the truth of its advertisements. 

  • March 3, 2016

    Koh Won't Bar Apple From Saying Samsung Is Korean

    U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday shot down a request by Samsung to bar Apple from telling jurors in an upcoming patent infringement retrial that Samsung is a foreign or Korean company, but she reminded Apple of its 2013 closing statement that contained “troubling” racial overtones.

  • March 3, 2016

    6th Circ. Reverses $4M Damages In UniTek OT Suit

    The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday returned a $3.8 million wage-and-hour verdict against UniTek to a lower court, ruling that the damages should be recalculated in the class action brought by technicians against the cable installer.

  • March 3, 2016

    Tucker Ellis Snags Ex-Sidley Trial Duo For New Chicago Digs

    Tucker Ellis LLP snagged two former Sidley Austin LLP trial lawyers with experience defending pharmaceutical and medical device companies in toxic tort, consumer protection and product liability cases, including representing Takeda in an Actos bellwether trial, to open a new office in Chicago, the firm said Thursday.

  • March 3, 2016

    States Want Dish Sanctioned Over Discovery In TCPA Row

    Four states suing Dish for widespread Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations through its telemarketing calls told an Illinois federal court Wednesday in the midst of a trial that the company knew more than it admits about which states those calls went to and should be sanctioned for concealing the information.

  • March 3, 2016

    Chicago Cab Co. Fights Injured Atty's $26M Verdict

    A Chicago cab company challenged the $26 million jury verdict that catapulted it into bankruptcy, telling an Illinois appeals court Thursday the company did not own the cab that left a real estate attorney unable to do his job following a 2005 crash.

  • March 3, 2016

    Most Of Consumer's Expert's Testimony OK'd In J&J Trial

    A Pennsylvania federal judge Wednesday allowed most of the testimony by the consumers’ marketing expert in the first bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation alleging Johnson & Johnson’s Tylenol products carry risks of liver damage, blocking the expert from offering certain opinions but saying he was otherwise qualified.

  • March 3, 2016

    Trial Pros: White & Case’s J. Mark Gidley

    Staying in the moment means listening and reacting in real-time to what is going on in the courtroom. A trial is a living drama and the moments of high drama are real and fascinating for your audience — the judge and jury. When those moments come, they need to be enjoyed by all, says Mark Gidley, head of White & Case LLP’s global competition practice and former acting assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department Of Justice Antitrust Division.

  • March 3, 2016

    5 Tips To Succeed As An Employment Litigator

    Labor and employment litigators often face charged subject matter, like racial and gender bias and sexual harassment, that can be tricky to tackle in the courtroom, and lawyers in the field should also be aware of its quirks when charting a career path. Here, attorneys share the secrets to being a successful employment litigator.

  • March 3, 2016

    Trial Pros: Bird Marella's Terry Bird

    “One step up and halfway to heaven” is how we describe judges who climb into supreme arrogance by ascending the bench. The poster-judge for this mind-set was a long-time judge who referred to himself in the “royal we.” My law partner used to wonder if this judge took the bench with a mouse in his pocket, says Terry Bird, founding principal of Bird Marella PC.

  • March 2, 2016

    Trial Pros: Fox Rothschild's Stephanie Resnick

    The most unexpected thing that ever happened when I was trying a case was a situation where the trial judge had narcolepsy. My client, the CEO of a startup company who was in the courtroom at the time, was extremely disappointed that his case was not receiving the attention it deserved, says Stephanie Resnick, chairwoman of Fox Rothschild LLP’s D&O liability and corporate governance practice.

  • March 2, 2016

    Trans Ova Fights $6M Verdict In Sex-Selection IP Case

    Weeks after a jury found it owed $6 million for infringing patents covering sex-selection technology for livestock and violating a license agreement, Trans Ova Genetics urged a Colorado federal court Wednesday to undo the jury’s holding that the infringement was willful, arguing in part that recent patent office decisions cast doubt on some patents asserted in the case.

  • March 2, 2016

    YouTube Rivals Wrap Up Trial Over What’s A Fair Use Parody

    The producers of a YouTube web-series poking “crass” fun at viral Internet videos told a California jury during closing statements Wednesday their videos are fair use-protected parodies, so they shouldn’t have to pay license fees demanded by a rival whose content they used.

  • March 2, 2016

    Nashville Hotel Targets Erin Andrews' Fame In Privacy Trial

    The Nashville hotel defending against sportscaster Erin Andrews’s $75 million privacy suit asked a witness Wednesday about Andrews’ income trajectory after she was stalked and videotaped, a strategy an advocate group is calling victim-blaming.

  • March 2, 2016

    Nursing Home Gets More Than $4M In Texas Fraud Trial

    A Texas jury on Friday awarded the owner and operator of a two nursing home facilities more than $4 million, finding that the company it had leased the homes to breached its contract and conspired to defraud Sunset Nursing Home Inc. by removing equipment from the homes, terminating Medicare agreements and more when the lease expired.

  • March 2, 2016

    Lubrizol Seeks Win Amid Trial Over Pollution Cleanup Costs

    Specialty chemicals company Lubrizol asked an Ohio federal judge Wednesday to order a directed verdict on its bad-faith claim amid Arrowood Indemnity Co.’s trial seeking to avoid covering $2.9 million in pollution remediation costs related to a lawsuit over a Houston Superfund site, saying Arrowood breached its duty of good faith.

  • March 2, 2016

    Investors Attack Key Expert In Dell Stock Appraisal Fight

    Dell investors seeking appraisal of their shares from the computer giant's $25 billion go-private deal attacked one of the company’s key expert witnesses in Delaware Chancery Court on Wednesday, saying he "manipulated" data in his valuation analysis so that results came in below the actual transaction price.