Former Deerfield analyst Jordan Fogel cooperated in a probe of the hedge fund’s trading on allegedly secret Medicare and Medicaid tips so he could get back at his ex-boss, the Manhattan jury weighing criminal charges against his former colleagues heard Friday.
The U.S. Department of Justice is taking AT&T to court over its proposed buy of Time Warner Inc., and the trial so far is raising interesting questions about the roles of internet service providers, TV programmers and traditional distributors in an ever-expanding media universe.
A second trial over internal bleeding allegedly linked to the anticoagulant Xarelto kicked off in Philadelphia on Friday as jurors heard arguments that a pair of Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson units failed to warn doctors about the risk the medication posed when used in combination with other drugs.
Prosecutors on Thursday asked a New York federal judge to sentence former HSBC foreign currency exchange executive Mark Johnson to seven years in prison, saying he was the ringleader of a con that defrauded Cairn Energy PLC by front-running a $3.5 billion currency swap in order to make millions of dollars for the bank at the expense of the Scottish oil and gas developer.
In the lead-up to a trial in an employees’ class action accusing New York University of improperly managing its retirement plan, a New York federal judge on Thursday said most of the disputed expert testimony that each side wanted to present had a rightful place before a jury.
An Illinois federal jury on Friday declined to award a woman damages over her claim that a Federal Express Corp. manager denied her a promotion because she is a woman.
The founder of a British building design company suing Facebook for trade secret theft told a California federal jury Thursday that after pitching Facebook on an innovative way to erect a data center he was shocked to later see the tech giant claim his ideas.
A Texas federal judge on Thursday denied that he acted with bias during a jury trial, rejecting the request for a new trial from a state senator and attorney who was found guilty of securities fraud stemming from his alleged role in a fracking-related Ponzi scheme.
A split Eighth Circuit erased a $13 million punitive damages award Thursday for a woman who said that a Missouri ball bearing maker's factory pollution gave her a serious autoimmune disorder, saying its parent, Schaeffler Group, shouldn't have been included in the trial and the latter's presence had muddied the proceedings.
A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Thursday that a new trial is appropriate in a suit over a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority employee’s electrocution injury that ended in a $500,000 jury verdict, saying a Locomotive Inspection Act claim was supported only by expert testimony excluded at trial.
Lawyers for JPMorgan Chase Bank NA on Thursday told a Texas judge that a widow who was awarded a share of a $6 billion punitive damages award for the alleged mishandling of her husband’s estate should walk away with nothing.
A Kentucky federal judge on Wednesday denied the winners of a $4 million child abuse judgment against a day care center director a quick win against insurer Shelter General Insurance Co., saying they had not proven Shelter waived the right to contest paying the judgment.
A Harvard assistant professor and gynecological surgeon told a New Jersey jury Thursday that a woman suing C.R. Bard over allegedly defective pelvic mesh implants cannot blame the products for her post-procedure complaints, saying the woman’s preexisting conditions and later surgeries are the true culprits.
An insurance defense attorney who previously defended against suits lodged by Clifford Law Offices has now joined the Chicago-based personal injury powerhouse’s ranks as a partner, bringing experience in matters related to medical malpractice, product liability and trucking accidents, the firm announced Tuesday.
A Massachusetts federal judge gave her initial approval Thursday to Impax Laboratories Inc.’s $20 million midtrial settlement with a class of consumers and insurers that claimed the lab delayed the launch of a generic acne medicine in exchange for a $40 million payment.
Federal prosecutors, a New York police officer and a political donor accused of bribing cops for favors will have barely a month to finish turning over evidence, arguing about it, figuring out what counts will go to a jury and whether part of the government’s new indictment will be tried separately, it emerged in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday.
A Virginia federal judge on Wednesday explained his previous decision to deny Hankook Tire Co. Ltd.’s motion to reconsider a summary judgment win handed to a former cement truck driver, saying the company didn't point out a clear error of law and instead repackaged old arguments that failed to stop a jury from returning a $37.8 million jury verdict against Hankook last month.
The team of attorneys defending ex-U.S. Rep. Stephen Stockman, R-Texas, against allegations he used more than $1 million in charitable donations to fund his political campaigns and pay personal expenses rested its case Thursday morning after calling two witnesses, opting not to have Stockman take the stand.
A New Jersey state jury on Thursday slammed Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier with a verdict of $37 million in compensatory damages over claims a man developed mesothelioma after using the pharmaceutical giant's asbestos-containing talcum powder over several decades.
The prison guard who allegedly brought Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab contraband while the famed sanctions-buster was in a New York City federal detention center was hit with conspiracy, bribery and fraud charges on Thursday.
In the first article of this five-part series, longtime trial lawyer David Dolkas offers ideas and instruction on how to ask better questions in any context where lawyers must obtain information from a source or a witness.
Relying on the U.S. Supreme Court's 2017 Bristol-Myers Squibb ruling, the Northern District of Illinois recently rejected a putative nationwide class action in DeBernardis v. NBTY Inc. Federal appeals courts will likely soon weigh in on such attempts to preclude multistate class actions on jurisdictional grounds, say Michael Leffel and Aaron Wegrzyn of Foley & Lardner LLP.
Multiple courts have held that discoverable material from negotiations with a litigation funder, when executed properly, can be attorney work product and immune from disclosure in the later litigation. The recent Acceleration Bay decision is indicative of what happens when difficult facts conflict with best practices, says Eric Robinson of Stevens & Lee PC.
In Florida, appellate mediation offers a less expensive alternative to ending litigation before an entire appeal takes place. Provided that both parties are willing to compromise and understand the state's processes, mediation provides a means of resolving two parties' differences even after one party has won at trial, says Diane DeWolf of Akerman LLP.
A trifecta of recent decisions illustrate a trend of the Seventh Circuit rejecting whistleblower retaliation claims. These cases raise the bar for plaintiffs trying to establish that they engaged in protected activity, a welcome change for employer-defendants, say Steven Pearlman and Edward Young of Proskauer Rose LLP.
What do a cattle rancher, an attorney, a financier and a professional sports bettor have in common? All have been subject to recent abuses of power by prosecutors and law enforcement officials. Violating defendants’ rights with shady tactics and leaks undermines our justice system, says communications consultant John Banks Brooks.
Legal leaders who want to meet their clients' expanding expectations should start moving their documents to future-ready document management solutions now if they want to stay competitive in the next few years, says Dan Puterbaugh of Adobe Systems Inc.
With the rise of the internet of things, vast new quantities of data are traversing the cloud. Companies that do not actively and continuously strengthen their cybersecurity protocols are at risk for breaches — and for the consumer class actions that may follow, says Leslie Gutierrez of Husch Blackwell LLP.
In Gaynor v. Bulen, California's Court of Appeal recently articulated the proper approach for determining whether allegations constitute protected activity under the anti-SLAPP statute. It is one of several recent cases that have applied the California Supreme Court's decisions with admirable consistency, says Susan Allison of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.
You cannot fight alternative facts with facts alone. But with a combination of inoculation, changing the narrative, and building common ground between the jury and your experts, you should be able to significantly lessen their impact, says Kirstin Abel, managing partner at Bodyfelt Mount LLP and vice chair of the Trial Techniques and Tactics Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel.