Kirkland & Ellis came out swinging this week against a lawsuit alleging that it ignored a conflict of interest by advising Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in an ongoing $42 billion bid for rival drug maker Mylan N.V.
Katyal turned a troubling defeat for Google and its industry allies into a major copyright victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Citi is the fourth bank to settle with private antitrust plaintiffs, bringing the collective settlements above $800 million.
Approving a record $275 million settlement in a derivative case, a Delaware judge opted not to allow some of the money to go directly to shareholders, as another court recently did.
Two months after the Supreme Court refused to undo certification of a "gargantuan" antitrust class action, a half-dozen foam manufacturers have agreed to pay big bucks to bow out of the price-fixing case.
A federal judge in Delaware turned away Philips' attack on its adversary's conduct before the PTO, setting the stage for a likely appeal.
After losing an early bid to escape the wrath of Facebook Inc., DLA Piper, Milberg and others are hoping they'll have better luck before a New York appeals court.
Granting a cert petition lodged by Latham's Gregory Garre, the high court agreed to consider whether defendants can derail class actions before they're certified by offering the named plaintiff full individual relief.
Amid its $20 billion triumph for the FHFA, Quinn Emanuel is facing scrutiny over the firm's latest litigation venture for the U.S. government.
The business press may never tire of reminding Lululemon Athletica about its see-through yoga pants debacle. But for the securities class action plaintiffs bar, Lululemon is proving to be an elusive target.
Fresh off a Second Circuit win against ASCAP, Pandora and its lawyers at King & Spalding ran into trouble in their parallel royalty dispute with Broadcast Music Inc.
The case, which dates back to 2004, has been pending for twice as long as Merck's blockbuster painkiller was offered for sale.
Even if Selendy had lost his landmark securities trial for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, it would be hard to call the FHFA's litigation campaign against Wall Street anything but a victory. But boy, did he ever win.
A federal magistrate judge in Texas ruled that Acacia subsidiary Adaptix can't escape a loss in parallel California patent litigation involving AT&T, Verizon and major handset makers.
The Second Circuit on Wednesday added some clarity but no more finality to a seemingly endless dispute between the owner of the Ralph Lauren POLO trademark and the U.S. Polo Association, the sport's governing body.
Two weeks after JPMorgan Chase persuaded a federal judge that three Intellectual Ventures patents failed the test for patent eligibility under Section 101 of the Patent Act, IV has beaten back a parallel defense in its related infringement case against Capital One.
In a sign that the courts are still grappling with the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, a bitterly divided federal appeals court on this week ordered the certification of a class of black steelworkers at Nucor Corp.
In yet another dispute alleging that Goldman Sachs marketed a CDO that it was wagering would fail, a FINRA panel sided with the bank's adversaries at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.
It sounds like the setup to a joke: an octogenarian nun and two Army vets break in to a nuclear facility. But the government wasn't amused, and to a group of pro bono lawyers at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, the case was too good to pass up.
Sullivan & Cromwell and Simpson Thacher couldn't pull off a surprise win before U.S. District Judge Denise Cote.
DLA Piper, Milberg and other firms will have to face claims of malicious prosecution and attorney deceit lodged by Facebook Inc., a New York state judge ruled Monday.
A Seattle federal judge backtracked from a decision tossing a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. after acknowledging she used the wrong standard to dismiss the wrong claim.
A Chicago federal judge on Friday dismissed most of the city's lawsuit, which alleges that several drug manufacturers concealed the true addiction risks of OxyContin and other opioid painkillers.
Jones Day's involvement in American Apparel's nasty spat with founder Dov Charney landed it back in the news this week, when Charney suggested that the firm carried out a hatchet job at the company's behest.
Three years after Aereo Inc. first rattled the broadcast television industry with its online TV streaming service, the company's copyright battle with the nation’s major networks is finally over.
As the music industry struggles to adapt to an endless stream of tunes online, Bucholtz and Steinthal reminded ASCAP and the major music publishers of the limits of their clout.
A federal appeals court on Thursday dealt with a question most employers would prefer never to confront: whether a manager has created a hostile work environment by slinging two vicious racial slurs at an employee within a 24-hour period.
Being called a "sophisticated investor" may be less of a handicap for plaintiffs in New York after a ruling by the state's highest court Thursday in ACA v. Goldman Sachs.
The Second Circuit ruled that ASCAP and music publishers can't bypass new media outlets like Pandora when licensing songs from the ASCAP catalog.
Siding with Quinn Emanuel, a judge dismissed the last in a series of cases targeting AIG and its former CEO Maurice Greenberg for a decades-old fraud involving workers' compensation premiums.
Facing allegations that they discriminated against black job applicants by using criminal background checks to vet potential hires, Dollar General and BMW both tried to shine a spotlight on the EEOC's own hiring policies, with differing results.
Allergan's counterattack in a contract battle gained steam Tuesday, when a judge refused to dismiss claims that patent holder Miotox misused its patents by trying squeeze Allergan for Botox royalties.
The firm has tapped Kevin Rosen, the chair of Gibson Dunn's law firm defense group, to contest claims that it ignored a conflict of interest when it agreed to advise Teva in its hostile takeover bid for Mylan Inc.
Cementing a victory for Barclays plc and its lawyers at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for Barclays to keep some $4 billion in a long-running asset dispute stemming from the bank's frenzied 2008 buyout of Lehman Brothers' brokerage business.
Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that judges can review the EEOC's efforts to resolve employment bias disputes before suing, a federal appeals court will weigh another aspect of the agency's pre-suit obligations.
A top bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer from Miami and Manhattan heads to horse country.
The case began with Goldman Sachs' foray into high-frequency trading and was nearly derailed by a missing avocado.
McGuireWoods' Brian Riopelle must have known it would be a major undertaking when he signed on to a trade secrets case against Kolon Industries. But he couldn't have foreseen the scope of what followed: A $920 million verdict, a reversal, a criminal prosecution, and now a guilty plea and a settlement worth more than a quarter-billion dollars for his client DuPont Co.
Who says you need an IP specialist to win a major patent appeal?
Siding with defense lawyers at Durie Tangri, Dontzin Nagy and Kirkland & Ellis, a judge ruled that three Intellectual Ventures patents were too abstract to warrant protection under the Patent Act.
Sullivan & Cromwell's Bob Giuffra scored a win in the latest chapter of a litigation saga involving Charles Ergen of DISH Network and Philip Falcone of Harbinger Capital Partners.
The high-frequency trading exploits depicted in Michael Lewis' 2014 bestseller "Flash Boys" were keeping at least three Manhattan judges busy this week.
The mobile messaging giant failed to persuade a judge to recommend rejecting a patent at the heart of an infringement lawsuit brought by cloud services company TriPlay Inc.
For eight years InterDigital Inc. and a succession of top IP counsel have pursued an ITC case against Nokia and Microsoft—and after detours to the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, the company has finally won a key ruling from an ITC judge.
Keeping Ralph Lauren and its lawyers at Greenberg Traurig on the defensive, a judge refused to toss claims that the PTO improperly allowed the company to seek trademark protection for watches bearing the mark "RLX."
In a ruling that could handicap trademark applicants fighting to salvage their brands, the Fourth Circuit concluded that the government can recover legal fees from applicants that look to district courts to challenge adverse rulings by the Patent and Trademark Office.
Can Sullivan & Cromwell's Bob Giuffra succeed where his predecessors failed?
The justices rebuffed claims that a California judge ignored prior Supreme Court rulings when he certified an antitrust class of more than 100 million consumers alleging billions of dollars in damages.
Barclays' lawyers at Sullivan & Cromwell managed to trim but not defeat claims that the bank misled investors about safeguards in its Liquidity Cross dark pool.
The deal comes three years after AIG accused billionaire Steven Udvar-Hazy of pilfering its aircraft leasing unit, and three months after Quinn Emanuel stepped into the case.
Most top white-collar litigators don't spend part of their careers battling the U.S. Mint over missing coins. But most coins aren't anything like the 1933 Double Eagle.
Ted Olson didn't quite live up to his legend on Monday. The question is whether Chevron blew the case.
A financial crisis case that stumbled on South Korean law regained its footing on Wednesday, when a U.S. appeals court revived claims that Citigroup Inc. duped a Korean bank into investing in a complex investment product that went belly-up in the global recession.
The Second Circuit suggests a do-over of the world's most messed-up case. Others mock the idea—but here's how it could be done.
A judge in Manhattan reused to grant either side summary judgment in a lawsuit accusing Greenberg Traurig of helping a former client deceive his adversaries and the court.
Partner Andrew Tauber built on previous defense victories in litigation related to Medtronic's Infuse spinal fusion device, persuading the Tenth Circuit to rule Tuesday that a plaintiff's state law tort claims over Infuse are pre-empted.
DLA Piper, Milberg and others told a state judge on Tuesday that they didn't violate the law by representing Paul Ceglia in his failed ownership lawsuit against Facebook.
A tenacious patent plaintiff overdid it in a Federal Circuit brief trying to overturn a win for JPMorgan and its lawyers at Skadden.
Beth Wilkinson led a trial team that persuaded St. Louis jurors to clear Pfizer in the first trial of hundreds of pending cases linking Zoloft to birth defects.
Siding with a defense team that included appellate heavyweight Tom Goldstein, a Las Vegas judge ruled that law enforcement officials cut constitutional corners in their case against high-roller Paul Phua.
A day before DLA Piper, Milberg and others must appear in court to defend their decisions to take Paul Ceglia's contract case against Facebook, the Second Circuit underscored the implausibility of Ceglia's claims.
It took more than a decade, but Barry Berke finally claimed victory Friday in his battle with the U.S. government over the fate of 10 of the world's rarest coins.
Arnold & Porter's Lisa Blatt quickly pounced on a ruling by a Philadelphia federal judge that echoed her arguments earlier this week in a closely watched Second Circuit appeal related to Actavis' Alzheimer's drug Namenda.
For the author of "Human Rights in a Nutshell," the lessons of Chevron are pretty simple.
Walker's Sixth Circuit win for Ford Motor Co. was a clear victory for employers that could wind up leaving workers better off as well.
Bank of America, represented by Shearman & Sterling, is the third bank to settle of the dozen targeted in antitrust litigation alleging widespread manipulation in the $5 trillion-per-day foreign exchange market.
A federal appeals court moved a step closer on Wednesday toward resolving a critical issue in the never-ending music copyright wars, agreeing to consider whether the owners of pre-1972 sound recordings have performance rights to their songs.
Microsoft and its allies want the appeals court to reconsider a ruling for a group of Xbox purchasers, arguing that the decision gives class action plaintiffs an unfair opportunity to bring cases back from the dead.
In the latest case sparked by the alleged CDO shenanigans of hedge fund Magnetar Capital, the Second Circuit ruled that FGIC can pursue claims over a $1.5 billion CDO gone bad.
Finding the case was tossed prematurely, a federal appeals court on Monday breathed new life into a proposed class action accusing Abbott Laboratories of paying kickbacks to doctors and marketing the anti-seizure drug Depakote for unapproved uses.
Jones Day's Greg Katsas failed to persuade the full Second Circuit that it should reconsider a panel's decision forcing RJR to face racketeering claims by a coalition of EU countries.
Greece's lawyers at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton defeated a treaty arbitration brought by a Slovak bank seeking to avoid a steep haircut on $533 million in Greek bonds.
A Minnesota-based company can't thwart a rival’s patent lawsuit even though the alleged infringing technology was installed on ships on the high seas, a judge in Minneapolis ruled.
Arnold & Porter's Lisa Blatt urged the appeals court to quickly lift an injunction requiring Actavis to keep selling an older version of its blockbuster Alzheimer's drug Namenda, saying a delay could put hundreds of millions of dollars at risk.
Arnold & Porter's Lisa Blatt will try to create important new precedent for the pharmaceutical industry—and save Actavtis' plan to extend patent protection for its blockbuster Alzheimer's drug Namenda.
After chipping away for years at claims that Fixodent denture glue can cause neurological damage, P&G's lawyers at Weil, Gotshal & Manges put the last of the cases to rest this week.
After 12 years of litigation, plaintiffs in the Accutane mass tort can no longer claim the upper hand.
After years of failed efforts, Big Tobacco finally won a decision undercutting the famous Engle ruling. The problem? The industry recently settled nearly every case that might have been affected.
Siding with Abbvie Inc. and its lawyers at Latham & Watkins, the Federal Circuit again rejected efforts by the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research to extend a patent license for the blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Humira.
Facebook's lawsuit against Paul Ceglia's lawyers isn't the only attorney misconduct case heating up these days—and it's not the only one based on allegations that big-firm lawyers looked the other way when a client doctored documents.
Gibson Dunn's Ted Boutrous and Delaware shareholder lawyer Joel Friedlander will square off Wednesday over an unusual proxy proposal challenging Wal-Mart's sales of high capacity guns and other potentially "offensive" products.
Former Schlumberger lawyer Charlotte Rutherford was supposed to help Acacia deploy its patent arsenal against the Texas oil industry. Schlumberger and its lawyers at Latham & Watkins had other ideas.
After last year's $50 billion arbitration win for the former masters of Yukos Oil Company, we know a defunct oil company can strike a gusher. But can its shareholders get their hands on the loot?
Latham & Watkins' Gregory Garre helped convince a federal appeals court to throw out the mega-award on Monday, reversing a government victory in a roller-coaster case against UTC over fighter jet contracts.
Capitol Records and its lawyers at Jenner & Block claimed the company spent more than $12 million in legal fees to win a copyright damages award of just $12 million against MP3tunes.
After a judge questioned the fine print in Viacom's proposed $7.2 million settlement with former interns, lawyers at Davis Wright Tremaine and Virginia & Ambinder insisted the deal is fair.
Stephen Fishbein of Shearman & Sterling and Mark Pomerantz of Paul Weiss won't have to reargue the successful appeals of Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson at the Second Circuit.
The owner of two rooftop businesses near the Chicago Cubs' stadium tried to halt the erection of a Jumbotron, claiming the sign would block views and devastate his business.
Ellen Pao's discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins riveted Silicon Valley and grabbed headlines nationwide. And so did Hermle's knockout defense win.
In a setback for defense lawyers at Shearman & Sterling, Barclays plc this week joined an elite but unhappy club of major banks that have been unable to shake antitrust claims by a onetime partner at Pillsbury, Cadwalader and other firms.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday fined technology and engineering company KBR Inc. over confidentiality agreements that, the agency claims, could have silenced potential whistleblowers.
After churning through six law firms, seven judges and more than 17 years of litigation, Pall Corp.'s infringement case against 3M is still alive—and now it may finally be headed to trial.
It didn't take long for "Diva of Distressed" Lynn Tilton and her lawyers at Skadden to take the offensive against the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A judge in Delaware tossed claims that Cisco and Juniper willfully infringed several patents that were originally part of a massive IP portfolio acquired by Rockstar Consortium from the Nortel Networks bankruptcy.
In a win for defense teams at Skadden, DLA Piper and Weil Gotshal, a judge in New York tossed copyright and antitrust claims against the NFL, the Associated Press and Getty Images.
We knew Kasowitz Benson warned DLA Piper that Facebook claimant Paul Ceglia appeared to be a fraud. Now, with Ceglia missing and DLA facing fraud accusations of its own, a ruling gives an idea of just how hard Kasowitz tried to discourage DLA from taking Ceglia's case.
Last year lawyers at Skadden brought a constitutional challenge against the SEC for filing an unrelated case against an investment adviser as an administrative action rather than a federal lawsuit. Will the firm go on the offensive for the "Diva of Distressed" as well?
The defunct, fraud-addled Chinese company Puda Coal was disaster for its investors, and remains a major litigation headache for its bankers. Now the investment bank Macquarie Group wants the lawyers to share the blame.
Latham IP litigators scored back-to-back appellate wins for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and wrangled $1 million in attorney fees for Volvo.
Ford Motor Co. didn't only beat a quarter-billion dollar patent infringement lawsuit this week. The automaker's lawyers at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr turned the tables on their opponents, persuading a federal jury that Ford's accuser swiped the company's trade secrets.