A Second Circuit panel asked Lexington Insurance Co. at a hearing on Wednesday whether there isn't ambiguity in a homeowner's policy the insurer says only covers homes that collapsed from specific causes, reviewing a jury's verdict that the policy doesn't cover the collapse of a Staten Island home.
The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a verdict rejecting former CFO Robert Fried's securities fraud claim against Stiefel Laboratories Inc., finding a Miami federal judge properly declined to tell jurors that the dermatological pharmaceutical company had a "duty to disclose all material information" in the run-up to a merger.
One of my most amusing experiences was watching extraordinary trial lawyer Gene Iredale use a plate of appetizers in closing argument, says Mike Attanasio, who chairs Cooley LLP’s national litigation practice and who served as co-trial counsel in the defense of baseball legend Roger Clemens.
Wal-Mart has asked a New Hampshire federal judge to step in and overturn a jury’s guilty verdict against it, as well as a $31 million award, later trimmed to roughly $16.3 million, to a former pharmacist who accused the retailer of gender bias and wrongful termination after she complained that her medical data had been disclosed by a colleague.
Patent and product liability cases often include enough technical details to make jurors' eyes glaze over or, worse, render attorneys' arguments confusing or meaningless. Here, top trial attorneys give tips for walking jurors through science-heavy cases.
Gordon & Rees LLP has picked up an insurance partner to join its Philadelphia office from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, the firm said Tuesday.
ParkerVision Inc. urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to review a patent infringement case in which the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court's nixing of a $173 million jury verdict against Qualcomm Inc. so the justices can set a review standard for jury findings in matters where the consistency of expert testimony is questioned.
Sportscaster and “Dancing With the Stars” co-host Erin Andrews took the stand for a second day Tuesday in her $75 million privacy suit against a Nashville hotel, insisting under cross-examination that the hotel’s lax security enabled a stalker to take a devastating peephole video.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's victory Monday in an insider trading trial stemming from a $1.2 billion IBM acquisition allayed fears that the Newman ruling would severely hamstring its enforcement division, but attorneys say the verdict may be vulnerable on appeal.
The owners of 21 Venezuelan national polo team horses killed by a botched nutritional supplement on Tuesday told jurors that a pharmacy chemist who approved a deadly dose of selenium in the vitamin-and-mineral cocktail should be found liable for the $2.3 million value of the horses.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday refused to review its ruling that reversed a $74 million jury verdict that found Cisco Systems Inc. infringed Commil USA LLC's wireless networking patent, despite Commil's argument that the previous decision was “legally baffling.”
A former Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital employee who won a jury verdict finding that she had been fired in retaliation for reporting workplace sexual harassment asked the Texas Supreme Court on Thursday to revive the discrimination judgment that a lower court had reversed.
A class of Cox customers asked the Tenth Circuit on Monday to reinstate a $6.3 million jury verdict for antitrust violations related to the company's forced rentals of its set-top boxes, saying an Oklahoma federal judge had misapplied the law in overturning the award.
U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh on Monday declined to allow Samsung to introduce new evidence at an upcoming damages retrial with its smartphone rival Apple, holding that the company’s motion is “too little, too late” since she cut off the possibility months ago.
With a trial looming on Pom Wonderful LLC’s claims that Coca-Cola falsely advertised a pomegranate beverage with little pomegranate juice, a California federal judge Tuesday trimmed both parties’ witness lists, railing at “lawyers who make cases complex.”
Do whatever you have to do to make yourself believe that you know the facts — including all of the exhibits, discovery responses and transcripts — better than anyone else in the courtroom. Even if you’re wrong in believing that you do, the self-confidence that comes with that feeling will carry you through, says Joan Lukey, chairwoman of the complex trial and appellate litigation group at Choate Hall & Stewart LLP.
The four states suing Dish in a massive Telephone Consumer Protection Act case over telemarketing calls have known for years that the company has address information on some of the alleged calls, Dish said Monday in Illinois federal court amid a bench trial, blasting sanctions efforts over the purportedly withheld information.
Wright Medical Technology Inc. urged a Georgia federal judge to stick with the bellwether trial plan in multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective hip implants rather than remand the case of a woman who says she has cancer and won’t live to testify, arguing Monday that other arrangements can be made.
A Harris County jury on Friday awarded a 19-year-old man who was injured at a trampoline park more than $11 million in damages, finding that National Trampoline Entertainment Center, which does business as Cosmic Jump, was grossly negligent in the incident that left him with permanent disabilities.
A former Stanford Financial Group executive convicted for his role in Robert Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme has told the U.S. Supreme Court that the government is downplaying a circuit split on whether convictions should be overturned on errors in jury instruction.