The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review two Texas death penalty cases that question the constitutionality of such sentences for individuals with intellectual disabilities and question when expert witnesses testify about a defendant’s proclivity for future violence based on race.
As part of jury selection during a trial over whistleblower fees one of the jurors thought likely to be plaintiff-friendly was asked his opinion of the suit after hearing mini-opening arguments. His reply was “I get paid $15 a day to sit on this jury and this guy (pointing to the plaintiff) wants me to punch his lottery ticket?” says William Faulkner, leader of McManis Faulkner’s business practice.
Platinum Equity LLC on Monday settled a state court lawsuit brought by the investors who bought a Pennsylvania integrated supply chain management company for $88 million in 2011 and accused the private equity firm of cooking the books prior to the sale.
My natural inclination is to take the sword approach as opposed to the shield approach — I am determined to have a story of my own to tell and find a way to make the other side respond to something, says Rod Richmond at Butler Snow LLP.
A Delaware federal judge ruled Friday that Actavis Laboratories Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical Companies Inc. infringed one of Indivior PLC's patents covering Suboxone Film, but found claims in another Indivior patent invalid while claims in a third patent were deemed valid but not infringed, according to a ruling stemming from a four-day bench trial.
A Florida federal magistrate has recommended that sanctions against a pair of Middle Eastern companies behind a failed $12 million fraud suit include the full $71,138 in fees requested by the targeted hotel developers for their accusers' failure to produce a proper witness.
A New Jersey woman was sentenced to six years in federal prison Friday for her role in a $3 million mortgage fraud scheme orchestrated by her husband to sell phony consulting services to owners of vacation properties, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said.
The driver who will lead the next bellwether trial over GM’s ignition-switch defects asked a New York federal judge on Thursday not to let GM tell the jury about a Facebook post that suggested she fell asleep before her crash.
The current and former attorneys for three electronics companies ordered to pay $13.7 million to Boston University for willfully infringing a semiconductor technology patent objected Thursday to the school’s attempt to learn how much the lawyers have billed their clients as part of the university’s bid for $11.6 million in costs and attorneys’ fees.
Sedgwick LLP has bolstered its Orange County, California, office by bringing on a four-person complex litigation group from Bonne Bridges Mueller O’Keefe & Nichols led by a well-regarded trial lawyer who’s an expert in health care and insurance defense litigation, the firm has announced.
Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., and his four co-defendants began presenting evidence to a federal jury in Philadelphia on Friday, but not before a judge overseeing the sweeping racketeering conspiracy trial rejected a string of motions at the close of the government’s case seeking to immediately dismiss the charges.
A Carnival passenger allegedly burned during a cruise saw his lawyer's Facebook posts referred to a disciplinary committee on trial day one, when a Florida federal judge asked the panel to determine whether the case-related social media posts violated two court orders.
Federal prosecutors on Thursday pushed back at Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s assertion that the government lied to the grand jury that indicted the utility for events surrounding the deadly 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion, arguing there is no basis for suppressing evidence or tossing the indictment.
Murray Energy Corp. on Thursday blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s bid to prevent a Bracewell LLP attorney who was a Bush-era EPA official from testifying in the company's suit accusing the agency of failing to assess the impact of air regulations on jobs.
It seems like at every trial, there is always an inside joke or two that brings the team together. The key is never to take yourself too seriously, says Dan Perry, leader of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP’s litigation and arbitration practice group.
Unlike some practitioners, I do not believe in the admonition to only ask questions for which you know the answer. While that is a starting point in every cross, you must calibrate the risk of going beyond, says Timothy Macdonald, head of Arnold & Porter LLP's Denver office.
Water treatment company CH2O told a California jury on Thursday that a competitor and a large-scale greenhouse tomato grower together willfully infringed its patented irrigation water system technology and should hand over $23.7 million in ill-gained profits.
In 2000, as DuPont's awareness of the liability blossoming from its pollution of the Ohio River grew, one of its in-house lawyers received some grim advice from an Exxon in-house counsel who was living through the legal fallout from a similar situation, an expert witness told an Ohio federal jury on Thursday.
Samsung told the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday that the Federal Circuit’s ruling ordering it to pay all of its profits associated with features found to infringe Apple's design patents, a total award of $400 million, makes design patents far too powerful.
SimpleAir Inc. on Wednesday urged the full Federal Circuit to consider whether an appellate panel erred in releasing Google Inc. from having to pay $85 million in damages to the company for infringing its data transmission patent.