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Trials

  • April 6, 2016

    Dallas Trial Boutique Launches East Texas Office

    Dallas litigation boutique Chamblee Ryan Kershaw & Anderson PC has opened an office in Tyler, Texas, to capitalize on its steady trial docket in East Texas, the firm announced Tuesday.

  • April 6, 2016

    Dow To Pay $400M To End Opt-Out Urethane Price-Fix Claims

    Dow Chemical Co. said Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $400 million to settle antitrust claims by customers who opted out of a class action accusing the company of fixing the price of urethanes, a month after agreeing to drop its U.S. Supreme Court appeal and pay class members $835 million.

  • April 6, 2016

    Sprint Tells Fed. Circ. Judge Erred In Tossing $28M IP Win

    Sprint Communications Inc. has told the Federal Circuit that a Delaware federal judge relied on concessions it never made in allowing Comcast Cable Communications LLC a new trial in a patent case that once had the cable giant on the hook for $28 million for infringing two of Sprint's fiber optics patents.

  • April 6, 2016

    Rising Star: Shook Hardy's Charles Eblen

    Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP partner Charles Eblen is a rare young trial ace who has built a reputation for using his talent and instincts to successfully defend clients in product liability cases, earning him a spot among Law360’s top trial attorneys under the age of 40.

  • April 6, 2016

    Antitrust Rule Of Reason Cases Tough To Try, Judges Say

    Federal judges said Wednesday that they have found it difficult to try cases involving the rule of reason, a balancing test that has long been embedded in U.S. antitrust law but leaves ambiguities about how to approach emerging antitrust issues such as pharmaceutical settlements or college athlete compensation.

  • April 6, 2016

    2nd Circ. Affirms ID Theft Sentences In Immigrant Wage Case

    The Second Circuit on Wednesday upheld the sentences of two demolition company operators convicted of wage fraud and aggravated identity theft by falsifying the names and addresses of undocumented immigrant workers, saying the federal identify theft statute was properly applied.

  • April 6, 2016

    Judge Delays Pa. Rep.'s Corruption Trial For Email Review

    A federal judge agreed Wednesday to delay the upcoming corruption trial of Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., after counsel for several of the congressman’s co-defendants argued that they needed extra time to review tens of thousands of emails they say prosecutors only began making available last month.

  • April 6, 2016

    Wright Gets Damages Cut After First Hip Implant MDL Trial

    A Georgia federal judge has reduced by $9 million the damage award granted by an Atlanta jury last year against Wright Medical Technology in the first bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation over its allegedly defective metal hip implant, though the company’s bid for a new trial was rejected.

  • April 6, 2016

    Nixing EEOC Letter Within Court's Discretion, 10th Circ. Says

    A district court didn’t abuse its discretion in a discrimination case involving more than 20 fired African employees when it excluded a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission letter stating the agency found reasonable cause to believe Flight Services & Systems had violated the Civil Rights Act, the Tenth Circuit said Tuesday.

  • April 6, 2016

    Trial Pros: Davis Wright's Emilio Gonzalez

    In addition to creating a trial map as an early framework for opening and closing statements, I always bring to court a green and purple brontosaur that my son gave me for good luck, says Emilio Gonzalez at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

  • April 6, 2016

    SFO Says Greed Drove Ex-Barclays Traders To Rig Libor

    Prosecutors from the Serious Fraud Office told a London jury Wednesday that several ex-Barclays traders thought only of their "immediate self-interest" when they tried to manipulate Libor to benefit their own multi-billion dollar trading books, as the trial over the key benchmark rate moved into its second day.

  • April 6, 2016

    Blankenship Gets 1 Year In Prison Over Massey Mine Blast

    One day after the sixth anniversary of a deadly Massey Energy mine explosion, former Massey CEO Don Blankenship was sentenced Wednesday to serve 12 months and pay a $250,000 fine — both the maximum possible — for conspiring to block safety measures before the blast.

  • April 6, 2016

    Trial Pros: Quarles & Brady's Mark Kircher

    Don't get between your message and the jury. The jury should be focused on what you are saying, not on how you are feeling while saying it, says Mark Kircher at Quarles & Brady LLP.

  • April 5, 2016

    Uber Wins 9th Circ. Review Of Driver Class Cert. In Tips Fight

    Uber can appeal a California federal judge’s order allowing drivers who signed certain arbitration agreements into a class of about 240,000 drivers who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors ahead of an upcoming trial, the Ninth Circuit said Tuesday.

  • April 5, 2016

    Rising Star: Williams & Connolly's Paul Boehm

    Williams & Connolly partner Paul Boehm’s ability to master complicated scientific information and craft it into a compelling narrative to present to a jury, representing clients such as Merck & Co. Inc., has earned him a spot on Law360's list of top trial attorneys under the age of 40.

  • April 5, 2016

    Excluded Evidence Could Revive Pa. Paxil Case On Appeal

    A decision to bar key deposition testimony and grant the midtrial dismissal of a Pennsylvania case against GlaxoSmithKline PLC over alleged birth defects from the antidepressant Paxil could be upended on appeal over concerns that a judge improperly limited evidence of stronger warnings later adopted for the drug.

  • April 5, 2016

    YouTuber Faces Sanctions Over Call For Porn In Investor Row

    A Texas federal judge on Sunday threatened to sanction a YouTube channel's manager for allegedly soliciting pornography for submission to the channel, after a jury said he and his business partner owed $24 million to investors in a fraud dispute.

  • April 5, 2016

    Class Challenges 7th Circ. Junk Fax Ruling Favoring Biz Owner

    A class of junk fax recipients urged the Seventh Circuit on Monday to rehear their appeal of a decision finding a small business owner not liable for sending thousands of unsolicited fax advertisements, saying an appeals panel wrongly found he wasn't liable for his contractor's actions.

  • April 5, 2016

    Atlantic City Casino Gets Greenlight For $88M Tax Trial

    As the clock ticks on its looming financial shutdown, Atlantic City sustained another blow this week when a judge ruled that Borgata Hotel & Casino can take its $88 million tax refund dispute with the New Jersey resort town to trial.

  • April 5, 2016

    Feds Hit Ex-Massey CEO's Bid To Duck Prison During Appeal

    Federal prosecutors urged a judge Tuesday not to allow coal magnate Don Blankenship to stay out of prison while he appeals his misdemeanor conspiracy conviction in connection with safety violations at a mine where 29 miners died in an explosion, the same day the judge denied all restitution bids from victims in the case.