A Delaware jury freed Intel Corp. from a $2 billion suit alleging the company infringed a circuit patent, finding the company didn’t infringe any of the asserted claims in a verdict issued Wednesday, according to WilmerHale, which represented Intel in the dispute.
A Georgia appellate panel on Wednesday upheld a jury’s $4.3 million award to a couple accusing a doctor of providing negligent maternity care that purportedly contributed to the death of the couple’s prematurely delivered baby, saying certain evidence was properly allowed by the trial judge.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. asked a Florida appeals court Wednesday to order a new trial in a smoker's suit that resulted in a nearly $35 million jury verdict, arguing that the trial court impermissibly allowed the family of the smoker to attack the company for defending itself in court.
Prevezon Holdings Ltd. asked a New York federal court on Tuesday to allow it to use a questionnaire to ferret out “anti-Russian bias” in potential jurors in its upcoming trial on charges it benefited from a $230 million Russian tax fraud, saying “negative media attention” may affect the trial.
A Colorado federal jury has awarded just over $60 million to Antero Resources Corp. stemming from its allegations that a New Jersey company and its affiliate breached the terms of natural gas contracts by unilaterally deciding to change the price they paid.
One of the founding partners of Stetler & Rotert Ltd. has joined Schiff Hardin LLP as a partner in the litigation practice group, the firm announced on Wednesday.
Saint Lawrence Communications LLC may not introduce testimony regarding a $9 million verdict against Motorola in a separate but related patent suit against ZTE Corp., U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap has ruled, saying the Motorola case is far from tied up.
A Kansas state jury awarded $2.8 million to Aeroflex Wichita on Tuesday in a suit against Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. over meddling with Aeroflex's business opportunities and former employees, Tel-Instrument said Tuesday.
A New York district judge considering federal attorneys’ bid to seize real estate and bank accounts linked to a $230 million Russian tax fraud gave the government permission Tuesday to refer to a massive bundle of evidence whose disqualification would have threatened the case's viability.
Over the last five to 10 years, we have seen the emergence of new substantive hurdles in the prosecution of a securities class action, making it more time-consuming and more procedurally challenging, says Hannah Ross of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP.
Prosecutors urged a Florida federal judge Tuesday not to disturb a verdict convicting a baseball agent and athletic trainer of smuggling Cuban ballplayers, including current Major League Baseball stars, arguing the government's evidence supported jurors finding the pair guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Mylan and the IRS have exchanged opening salvos in a $100 million tax fight relating to its transaction with Forest Laboratories Holdings Ltd. over the anti-hypertensive compound nebivolol, submitting dueling briefs to the U.S. Tax Court ahead of a May 22 trial in New York City.
The conviction of just one out of three former executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP shows the problems prosecutors face in trying to hold senior management accountable for crimes that are not directly tied to the C-suite, experts said Tuesday.
Lynn Tilton of Patriarch Partners sparred a bit from the witness stand with her collateralized loan obligation businesses in the Delaware Chancery Court on Tuesday as her testimony wrapped in the case where the board composition of three associated companies is in dispute.
The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association has urged the Eleventh Circuit to seek the Georgia Supreme Court's guidance on whether insurance carriers may be held liable for negligent, as opposed to bad faith, failure to settle a claim against a policyholder, saying the issue is key to deciding Nationwide's appeal of an unfavorable $8 million trial award.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday declined to disturb a $625,000 jury award in a suit accusing a doctor of performing an unnecessary surgery to remove a noncancerous mass that turned out to be nonexistent, saying the award was reasonable.
A New Jersey appellate court ordered a new trial for a psychiatric nurse on Monday, ruling that penalties for an eleventh-hour revelation of evidence tampering by the nurse were inadequate, and that an expert for the plaintiffs was unfairly barred from testimony.
A Detroit-area doctor was convicted Monday for his part in a $17.1 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved medically unnecessary home doctor visits, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the same day.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf Executive Director Steven DiCarmine beat state fraud charges on May 8, three years and two trials after they were brought. Rita Glavin of Seward & Kissel LLP spoke with Law360 about trying the case she described during the trial as DiCarmine's “nightmare.”
Evidence that the federal government provided to a jury before it convicted a New England Compounding Center pharmacist of a wide-ranging racketeering scheme related to a deadly meningitis outbreak should be entered into evidence when the court decides whether to grant an acquittal, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Tuesday.
FBI special agent David Chaves is being investigated for leaking information about a grand jury investigation to the press. And this public episode might engender more attacks on the grand jury process, says Daniel Wenner, a partner at Day Pitney LLP and former federal prosecutor.
President Trump's draft budget proposes total defunding of the Legal Services Corporation. Yet leaders of over 160 of the nation's top law firms and 185 general counsel from leading corporations, who make their living at the intersection of business and law, make the case that destroying the LSC is bad for both, says Kevin Curnin of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel.
In its recent ruling in Rheinfrank v. Abbott Laboratories, the Sixth Circuit affirmed a complete defense verdict, based in part on branded drug preemption. This defense decision is another step toward limiting liability for manufacturers that could not prevent these types of claims even if they endeavored to, say Erin Bosman, Julie Park and Austin Marsh, Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Bear in mind that the internet seldom forgets and never forgives, and you are just one screen grab from a meme. A law firm's core messages and unique selling points must be clearly determined before embarking on a social media strategy, says Julie Bagdikian of The Pollack PR Marketing Group.
Once you determine that your case may permit an award of attorneys' fees, it is extremely important that you advise litigation team members of all billing requirements and confirm compliance with billing protocols. Michael Waller of K&L Gates LLP offers eight tips to consider based on the rules in New Jersey.
Last month, a Virginia court ruled that a party waived attorney-client communication privilege and work-product doctrine immunity when it uploaded privileged documents to an unprotected cloud-based account. This ruling illustrates how an e-discovery fluke can compromise a case, says Pierre Grosdidier of Haynes and Boone LLP.
You know how on medical shows they teach you how to commit malpractice and get away with it? In this episode of Bull, we learn how to get away with jury tampering — and how to get disbarred, says jury consultant Roy Futterman in his latest review of the CBS series "Bull."
On the heels of last week’s confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, this month’s column by Alan Rothman of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP explores the impact that various high court decisions have had on multidistrict litigation practice, and the statutory role that the Supreme Court plays with respect to the panel and MDLs.
A federal jury in Pennsylvania recently returned the first verdict under the Defend Trade Secrets Act. Although Dalmatia’s proprietary fig spread recipes would have been protected under the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the case stands as a reminder of the powerful protections that can arise from the DTSA in the proper factual scenario, say Thomas Muccifori and Daniel DeFiglio of Archer & Greiner PC.
In practice, being an “originalist” or a “textualist” is a lot like being “gluten-free” except when it comes to pasta and bagels. Most “textualists” are happy to apply these concepts rigorously when it will produce the result they want — but they’ll relax or ignore them if it produces a politically inconvenient outcome. Judge Neil Gorsuch seems to fit this profile, says Max Kennerly of Kennerly Loutey LLC.