A New York jury on Monday convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges for what prosecutors say was a scheme to gain nearly $5 million in referral fees from a cancer doctor and real estate developers in exchange for legislative action and state funding.
A Virginia federal jury acquitted a dermatologist of more than 40 counts of health care fraud Monday, knocking down allegations the doctor intentionally misdiagnosed skin cancer and then billed Medicare and other insurance providers for unnecessary treatments.
A federal jury in California found on Wednesday that a chip design company was liable for breach of contract in a trade secrets suit brought by chipmaker GSI Technology and awarded GSI nearly $1 million in damages, according to court documents.
A Texas appeals court on Wednesday tossed an estimated $600 million judgment against Huff Energy Fund LP over Eagle Ford Shale mineral rights, ruling there was insufficient evidence to find Longview Energy Co. had a legitimate opportunity to obtain the disputed property.
The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a $156 million damages award in steel distributor MM Steel LP’s antitrust suit against manufacturer JSW Steel USA Inc., ruling substantial evidence was presented at trial to conclude that JSW knowingly conspired with MM Steel’s rival distributors to refuse to deal with the company.
Israeli software firm Emblaze Ltd. has asked the Federal Circuit to toss a district court jury verdict finding Apple Inc. did not induce ESPN Inc., Major League Baseball and others to infringe the firm's video live-streaming technology, arguing that no reasonable jury could have come to that conclusion based on the claims and evidence.
An Atlanta jury hit Wright Medical Technology Inc. with an $11 million verdict Tuesday in the first bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation over its allegedly defective metal hip implant, finding that the plaintiff's implant was defective and that the company had misrepresented the safety of the device.
A D.C. federal judge pushed off a decision over whether to nix half the government's antitrust case against Electrolux’s $3.3 billion acquisition of General Electric’s appliance unit Tuesday, saying he may hold off until the end of the bench trial to decide the matter.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. beat a former cigarette smoker's $1.9 million Engle progeny suit Tuesday after convincing a Florida jury that she did not have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as she had claimed.
A juror in the corruption trial of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver asked to be excused from the panel shortly after deliberations began Tuesday, citing her discomfort and stress stemming from her "different opinion/view" of the case.
The Bryan Cave LLP partner who has raised concerns about jurors prematurely discussing evidence in the graft trial of former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam will be back in court next week so that U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood can ask her about what she heard.
Convicted fraudster Calvin R. Darden Jr. told jurors Tuesday in the fraud trial of former Bryan Cave LLP attorney Harvey Newkirk that he and Newkirk created a litany of fake documents that associated them with Darden's wealthy father in a failed effort to buy Maxim magazine with millions of dollars in borrowed money.
Discovery called a religious-television distributor’s request for $11 million in damages from an abandoned Internet broadcast deal “entirely overblown” Tuesday, telling a Maryland federal judge the company was bleeding money long before the deal went south.
A California federal judge has let stand a jury's $39 million verdict awarded to Finjan Inc. over Internet security patents it asserted against Blue Coat Systems Inc., saying in part that the patent that yielded the bulk of the jury's damages award is not abstract under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice framework.
A Florida federal judge on Monday rejected a bid by Techtronic Industries North America to toss out a jury’s verdict that the defective design of a Techtronic table saw was partly responsible for a man’s loss of three fingers.
A man whose suit against GM was selected as the first bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation over the company’s defective ignition switches can’t stop the automaker from telling jurors about injuries unrelated to a head-on collision that he has attributed to the defect, a New York federal judge ruled Monday.
The graft trial of former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam took an unusual turn Monday when the judge fielded a phone call in open court from a Bryan Cave LLP partner who worried that jurors may have been discussing evidence.
Zenith Insurance Co. has won a nearly $1 million jury verdict in Florida state court bringing to end a 16-year-old contract dispute over a worker's compensation policy held by the drive-thru Farms Stores convenience store chain.
Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow's attorney on Monday kicked off his cross-examination of the undercover FBI agent whose work led to Chow's indictment, along with fallen Sen. Leland Yee and two dozen others, by casting doubt before a California federal jury regarding Chow's criminal involvement.
A Texas jury sentenced a state politician to one year in prison Monday, after convicting him on five barratry charges for an alleged scheme in which he and attorneys paid kickbacks to the owner of several chiropractic clinics, a district attorney's office said Monday.