Trials

  • August 17, 2015

    Chicago Cops Go To Trial Over Blackberry Use

    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.

  • August 17, 2015

    CORRECTED: Chancery Sanctions Kramer Levin In TransPerfect Case

    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.

  • August 14, 2015

    BP Beats Franchisees' Unfair Gas Pricing Claims At Trial

    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.

  • August 14, 2015

    Actavis, Others Infriged Endo's Opana Patents, Judge Says

    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.

  • August 14, 2015

    The Dewey Trial Report: Conspiracy, Cover-Ups And The CFO

    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.

  • August 14, 2015

    How Top Trial Lawyers Derail Experts On Cross-Examination

    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.

  • August 14, 2015

    Trial Ace: Greenberg Traurig's Barry Richard

    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.

  • August 14, 2015

    Lord & Taylor Wins $31M Verdict For Mall's Lease Breach

    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.

  • August 13, 2015

    Trial Ace: Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen

    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.

  • August 13, 2015

    Limelight Case Widens Scope Of Direct Infringement

    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.

  • August 13, 2015

    Pa. Casino Waitress Wins $1M In Sexual Harrassment Row

    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.

  • August 13, 2015

    Fed Circ. Won't Rehear $548M Apple IP Win Against Samsung

    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.

  • August 13, 2015

    Dewey Cooperator Tells Of Fraud Cover-Up Inside Firm

    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.

  • August 13, 2015

    AIG's Contradictions Help Pillsbury Win $55M Jury Verdict

    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.

  • August 13, 2015

    Farm Must Pay $1.7M Over Worker Who Died In Molasses Tank

    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.

  • August 13, 2015

    Ex-Massey CEO Asks Judge To Split Trial, Drop Charges

    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.

  • August 13, 2015

    Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs

    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.

  • August 13, 2015

    Patent Already Ruled Valid, Judge Hears In Samsung Retrial

    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.

  • August 13, 2015

    Georgia-Pacific Hit With $9.4M Jury Verdict In Asbestos Trial

    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.

  • August 13, 2015

    Judge Cuts 2nd Cymbalta Trial Short With Verdict For Lilly

    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.