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Neal Katyal

Litigator of the Week: Neal Katyal of Hogan Lovells

By Scott Flaherty |

Katyal won an important victory for employers when the Second Circuit adopted a more employer-friendly test to determine when interns need to be paid.

United Can Be Sued by Employee Who Got Death Threats

By Susan Beck |

An African-American flight attendant for United Air Lines who received anonymous death threats on the job can proceed with her hostile work environment against the airlines, now that the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has vacated a lower court ruling.

Cablevision Wins Delaware Ruling on Executive Pay

By Scott Flaherty |

Vice Chancellor John Noble implied he was troubled by some pay decisions at Cablevision, but deferred to the company's compensation committee.

Citibank Can't Dodge Long-Running Forex Fraud Suit

By Scott Flaherty |

More than a dozen years after Allfirst Bank discovered $691 million fraud by foreign exchange trader John Rusnak, Citibank NA faces a potential trial in Manhattan on claims that it aided Rusnak's scheme.

Foley Fends Off Patent Claims by Kickstarter Rival

By Scott Flaherty |

Lawyers at Foley & Lardner convinced a Manhattan federal judge that ArtistShare's crowd-funding patent covered an abstract idea, making it ineligible for protection under Section 101 of the Patent Act.

Risky Bet Pays Off for Plaintiffs in Apple e-Book Case

By Scott Flaherty |

An unusual settlement between Apple and private plaintiffs who challenged e-book prices looks like quite a good deal for the plaintiffs and their lawyers, now that the Second Circuit has upheld the DOJ's antitrust win against Apple.

Benjamin Wey

Ex-Intern Wins $18M Verdict Against Financier Wey

By Scott Flaherty |

A Manhattan federal jury awarded Hanna Bouveng $18 million, including $16 million in punitive damages, in her sexual harassment and defamation lawsuit against Benjamin Wey.

JPMorgan Loses Round in Arbitration Dispute

By Scott Flaherty |

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected JPMorgan's attempts to force a group of financial advisers into individual arbitration.

KKR Taps Ex-SEC Lawyer at Debevoise for SEC Fees Case

By Susan Beck |

When KKR faced a groundbreaking investigation by the SEC into its allocation of expenses, it turned to someone who is familiar with the agency’s views on that topic. It hired Debevoise partner Robert Kaplan, the former co-chief of the SEC's asset management unit.

Sirius Settles With Record Companies for $210 Million

By Susan Beck |

The company will pay $210 million to settle claims by five recording companies, including Capitol Records and Sony Music. Sirius still appears to be fighting two other lawsuits filed by '60s rock group The Turtles.

Benjamin Wey

Sexual Harassment Trial Closes Against Wall Street Trader

By Zoe Ferguson |

Swedish national Hanna Bouveng sued Benjamin Wey and his company, New York Global Group, for sexual harassment. Wey made a name in the business world by connecting Chinese companies with advisers and investors in the U.S.

Merrill Davidoff of Berger & Montague. HANDOUT.

Litigator of the Week: Merrill Davidoff of Berger & Montague

By Scott Flaherty |

Over 25 years of litigation ups and downs, Davidoff has represented property owners near the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant in Colorado who sued Dow and Rockwell. With a dramatic win from the Tenth Circuit, Davidoff and his clients may finally get some relief.

Tenth Circuit Berates Cox Legal Team's Tactics

By Susan Beck |

The court made it clear that it didn't appreciate the legal strategy of cable TV giant Cox in an antitrust class action, stating that it had engaged in a willful attempt to play "hide the ball."

Stanford Ponzi Suit Continues for Chadbourne and Proskauer

By Anita Abedian |

A Texas federal judge has allowed lawsuits to continue against Proskauer, Chadbourne and a former lawyer at the two firms over the roles they played representing convicted Ponzi scheme promoter R. Allen Stanford.

Surprising Reversal in Rocky Flats Case

By Scott Flaherty |

The Tenth Circuit rules for Colorado property owners in the quarter-century-old Rocky Flats litigation, dealing a blow to Dow and Rockwell and their lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis.

Walter Forbes, former chairman of Cendant Corp.

Second Circuit Rejects Forbes' Bid for New Trial

By Madeline Farber |

Walter Forbes, the former chairman of Cendant Corp. who was given a 12 1/2-year sentence for fraud, argued that he had newly discovered evidence in the form of testimony of a former CFO.

Kazakhstan Wins Access to Documents of Law Firm Clyde & Co

By Scott Flaherty |

In a battle over foreign oil and gas assets, the Republic of Kazakhstan has won a ruling that the New York office of U.K.-based law firm Clyde & Co must turn over information about the value of an oil and gas plant seized by the republic.

O'Melveny Gets Win in Florida for Sirius XM

By Zoe Ferguson |

In a turn of events, Sirius XM Radio and its lawyers at O’Melveny & Myers convinced a Florida judge that the founders of the 60s rock group the Turtles can't stop the radio company from playing their music.

Judge Scolds Intellectual Ventures, But Claims Survive

By Susan Beck |

Intellectual Ventures can pursue a patent infringement case against JPMorgan, but a judge warned it that "further gamesmanship will not be tolerated."

Dow Gets $6M in Attorneys Fees in Bayer Patent Dispute

By Anita Abedian |

Bayer raised multiple objections to the fees of Dow's lawyers at Orrick, including overstaffing claims, but the judge noted that Bayer had the same number of attorneys working for it.

Deutsche Bank Headquarters in Germany

Deutsche Bank Gets Another Statute of Limitations Win

By Susan Beck |

For the second time in a week, a Deutsche Bank affiliate has won a federal appeals court ruling on statute of limitations that has been a boon to banks.

Litigator of the Week: David Woll of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

By David Bario |

Banks that sold or sponsored mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis breathed a sigh of relief last week, when Woll persuaded New York's highest court that the deadline for most investors to sue has long since passed.

Microsoft Gets Hearing to Explore Quinn Emanuel's Role for IRS

By Zoe Ferguson |

With billions of dollars possibly at stake, a federal judge granted the company’s request for a hearing to explore the IRS' use of Quinn Emanuel for a tax audit of the technology giant.

Entrepreneur Slapped by SEC Apologizes, Explains in Video

By Susan Beck |

On the same day that the SEC announced that it had reached a $20,000 settlement with Sand Hill Exchange for illegally running a fantasy stock trading operation, one of the company's young founders posted a self-made video apologizing.

Steak and Wine Cement Insider Trading Conviction

By Scott Flaherty |

Boston federal prosecutors won a conviction of golfer Eric McPhail, despite defense arguments that the Second Circuit's ruling last year in Newman barred cases like this.

Second Circuit Sinks London Whale Derivative Suit

By Scott Flaherty |

While lamenting how much deference it had to give a lower court judge, the court cleared away a derivative shareholder lawsuit against JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and others over massive trading losses.

Judge Cuts Sheppard Mullin's Fees in Beastie Boys Case

By Scott Flaherty |

The judge declined to award the $2.4 million in legal fees that the Beastie Boys had requested after a copyright victory over the maker of Monster energy drink, granting instead less than $668,000.

How Davis Polk Emails Hurt Government in AIG Case

By Scott Flaherty |

The government and Davis Polk inadvertently opened up to discovery all of the law firm's communications with the government when two Davis Polk partners testified during the trial.

Hogan Lovells Wins Anthem Class Action Trial

By Scott Flaherty |

After 13 years of litigation, Hogan Lovells has won a defense verdict for Anthem Inc., beating a class action brought by thousands of Connecticut state employees seeking nearly $100 million.

FCC Building.

Broadcasters Lose Challenge to TV Airwaves Change

By Scott Flaherty |

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a FCC plan to repackage television airwaves for use by mobile Internet providers.

Capital One Gets Favorable Ruling in Security Patent Dispute

By Scott Flaherty |

A special patent master urged a federal judge to grant summary judgment in Capital One's favor on two data security patents that Intellectual Ventures accuses the bank of infringing.

Court of Appeals Building

Simpson Thacher Wins Key RMBS Ruling

By Scott Flaherty |

New York's highest court imposed strict time limits for investors to bring so-called put-back lawsuits against banks that packaged and sold mortgage-backed securities.

Litigators of the Week: Michael Magner of Jones Walker; Brian Heberlig and Reid Weingarten of Steptoe & Johnson

By Scott Flaherty |

This defense team convinced a New Orleans jury to acquit former BP executive David Rainey of charges he lied to federal investigators about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Medtronic world headquarters in Minneapolis, MN.

Mayer Brown Notches Another Win for Medtronic

By Scott Flaherty |

This week's decision by the Second Circuit marks the latest in a string of mostly favorable rulings the firm has secured for Medtronic in litigation over its Infuse spinal fusion device.

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Kirkland Loses Round in Mylan Conflict Fight

By Scott Flaherty |

As Kirkland & Ellis continues to fight claims that it violated conflict of interest rules to advise Teva in a hostile takeover bid for rival Mylan, Teva has opted to move on, hiring Sullivan & Cromwell.

Judge Suggests SEC's Administrative Cases Unconstitutional

By Scott Flaherty |

A federal judge blocked the SEC from continuing administrative proceedings against a real estate developer. Siding with lawyers at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, the judge ruled that the SEC's administrative process may violate the Appointments Clause of the Constitution.

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Skadden Wins Round for American Apparel

By Scott Flaherty |

Two allies of American Apparel founder Dov Charney have been dealt a setback in their lawsuit attempting to help Charney regain control of the company.

SCOTUS to Consider Class Actions Again

By Scott Flaherty |

Carter Phillips of Sidley Austin convinced the court to review an employment case against Tyson Foods that used a statistical model to compute class damages.

Billionaire Wife's Case Tossed for Failure to Show

By Scott Flaherty |

Real estate mogul Roger Wang's failure to show for a deposition caused the dismissal of a securities case brought by his wife over Bear Stearns' collapse.

Vermont Judge Allows Challenge to Patent Troll Law

By Lisa Shuchman |

In an early test of state laws that attempt to curb patent trolls, a Vermont federal judge has allowed a challenge to proceed under that state's law.

Steve Berman of Hagens Berman

Chicago Indictment Cites Payments From Tobacco Settlement

By Scott Flaherty |

The firm was forced to deny that it made improper payments to a Chicago lawyer indicted for tax evasion.

Barry Ostrager in his office at Simpson Thacher in 2007.

Ostrager Takes Up Gavel As NY Looks to Deepen Commercial Bench

By Julie Triedman |

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner Barry Ostrager, freshly retired from the firm at 67, reported to his new chambers at 60 Centre Street in Manhattan this week as New York's newest acting Supreme Court justice.

Athletes Can't Reprise Hausfeld Win in NCAA Antitrust Case

By Scott Flaherty |

While Michael Hausfeld presses for massive class action fees in California, a similar case over the use of college players' likenesses has fizzled in Tennessee.

Convicted UBS Execs Lose Muni Bond Bid-Rigging Appeals

By Scott Flaherty |

Marc Mukasey of Bracewell & Giuliani, who represents former UBS VP Gary Heinz, said he's considering his next legal steps after Thursday's Second Circuit ruling.

John Elwood

Litigator of the Week: John Elwood of Vinson & Elkins

By Scott Flaherty |

This time of year the U.S. Supreme Court enters its version of postseason play, doling out many of its most-anticipated rulings before the term winds down at the end of June. For Elwood, the fast pace made for a big week.

The American International Building, located in New York, NY.

Contractors, Insurers Dodge $2B Wartime Benefits Class Action

By Scott Flaherty |

Workers injured while supporting the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan suffered a courtroom defeat this week, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit stamped out a proposed $2 billion class action against their employers and insurers.

Skadden Helps JPMorgan Unravel $70M Patent Settlement

By Scott Flaherty |

DataTreasury, which has wrested more than $350 million in licensing fees from banks over the years, was ordered to return $69 million for breaching a 2005 deal with JPMorgan.

Benjamin Wey

Harassment Suit Moves Forward Against China Stock Promoter

By Scott Flaherty |

A former employee of a U.S. firm that shepherds Chinese companies through reverse mergers claims that its owner, Benjamin Wey, sexually harassed her and then used his own online soapbox to defame her.

Ruling Ends Plaintiff's Online Shopping Patent Spree

By Scott Flaherty |

Safeway Inc. and its lawyers at Reed Smith finally cut Kroy IP's litigation campaign short last week, when a judge found the company's patent invalid on multiple grounds.

RMBS Investors Get Green Light in Megabillions HSBC Suit

By Scott Flaherty |

The decision comes in one of six lawsuits that Bernstein Litowitz brought last year against banks that served as trustees for more than $2 trillion in residential mortgage-backed securities.

Another Securities Case Founders on Confidential Witnesses

By Scott Flaherty |

Relying on informants can help nudge a case past a motion to dismiss—but the practice has become minefield for the securities class action plaintiffs bar.

Skadden Fights Contract Lawyer's Claims at Second Circuit

By Scott Flaherty |

The appeal, which could help decide the fate of overtime claims against both Skadden and Quinn Emanuel, explores whether some contract lawyers' work shouldn't be considered legal practice.

Sirius XM Must Face Class Action Over Pre-1972 Songs

By Susan Beck |

Changing lawyers hasn't changed fortunes so far for Sirius XM Radio Inc. in its copyright battle with the founders of the 60s rock group The Turtles.

S&C Reloads in Battle over NYC Bank Regulations

By Scott Flaherty |

With Mayor de Blasio intent on enforcing the city's Responsible Banking Act, H. Rodgin Cohen and Robert Giuffra Jr. of Sullivan & Cromwell renewed their efforts to block the law on behalf of the New York Bankers Association.

Mark Werbner, left, with Commil co-owner Jonathan David outside the U.S. Supreme Court in March 2015.

Litigator of the Week: Mark Werbner of Sayles Werbner

By Scott Flaherty |

In his U.S. Supreme Court debut, Werbner prevailed over one of the high court's most seasoned veterans in a closely watched patent case against Cisco Systems Inc.

For-Profit Schools Lose Challenge to New Federal Aid Rules

By Scott Flaherty |

An industry group represented by Cooley failed to persuade a federal judge that new Department of Education regulations were devised "in a fit of anti-proprietary school zealotry."

U.S. Supreme Court

Another Patent Test for the Supreme Court?

By Scott Flaherty |

If Ultramercial's lawyers at McKool Smith get their way, the company's foiled patent case could offer the justices a chance to rein in the Federal Circuit.

U.S. Supreme Court building

High Court Won't Hear NVIDIA Securities Case

By Scott Flaherty |

Proving that an apparent circuit split isn't always a ticket to the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices on Tuesday declined to review whether a company's failure to abide by a certain securities regulation can give rise to fraud claims.

Second Circuit to Weigh Overtime Pay for Contract Lawyers

By Scott Flaherty |

The appeal, which asks whether some attorney duties are so mechanical that they don't amount to practicing law, could decide the fate of overtime cases facing Skadden and Quinn Emanuel.

Pfizer headquarters in New York City.

Pfizer Fights to Keep Lid on 10-Year-Old Class Action

By Scott Flaherty |

Lawyers hoping to resurrect a decade-old securities class action against Pfizer Inc. will make their case to the Second Circuit on Tuesday.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a March 2015 press conference.

Actavis Injunction Survives Second Circuit Appeal

By Scott Flaherty |

Arnold & Porter's Lisa Blatt didn't fare any better than White & Case in fending off New York's efforts to block a "forced switch" to a new version of Actavis' Alzheimer's drug, Namenda.

Benjamin Lawsky

So Long (For Now), Benjamin Lawsky

By Susan Beck |

After wresting billions from Wall Street, the departing New York regulator is steering clear of the big law firms that cater to the banking industry. But whether he remains in private practice or shoots for public office, it's a good bet we'll all be hearing from him again.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.'s headquarters in Jerusalem.

Kirkland Blasts 'Preposterous' Mylan Conflicts Claims Ahead of Hearing

By Scott Flaherty |

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 drugmaker Mylan N.V.

Neal Katyal

Litigator of the Week: Neal Katyal of Hogan Lovells

By Scott Flaherty |

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 Settles Private Forex Case for $394 Million

By Scott Flaherty |

Citi is the fourth bank to settle with private antitrust plaintiffs, bringing the collective settlements above $800 million.

Laster Takes Traditional Route in Activision Case

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Boies, Quinn Reap More Settlements in Foam Antitrust MDL

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Philips Can't Escape $467M Blood Monitor Patent Verdict

By Scott Flaherty |

A federal judge in Delaware turned away Philips' attack on its adversary's conduct before the PTO, setting the stage for a likely appeal.

Law Firms' Fight With Facebook Heads to Appeals Court

By David Bario |

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.

Supreme Court Tackles Class Action 'Pick-Off' Settlements

By Susan Beck |

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.

John Quinn, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

For IRS, Quinn Emanuel Hire Stirs Trouble in Congress and in Court

By Julie Triedman |

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.

A Lululemon Athletica store in Chicago, IL.

No Securities Fraud in Lululemon Missteps, Court Affirms

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Milbank Scores for BMI in Pandora Licensing Row

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Decade-Old Vioxx Investor Class Action Moves Forward

By Scott Flaherty |

The case, which dates back to 2004, has been pending for twice as long as Merck's blockbuster painkiller was offered for sale.

Philippe Selendy

Litigator of the Week: Philippe Selendy of Quinn Emanuel

By David Bario |

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.

Acacia Stumbles on Prior Ruling in Wireless Patent Suits

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Polo Association Notches Win in Trademark 30 Years' War

By Julie Triedman |

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.

Intellectual Ventures Clears Hurdle in Capital One Case

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Nucor Race Bias Class Action Divides Fourth Circuit

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Goldman Loses $100M FINRA Ruling as CDO Headaches Rage On

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

With Help from Orrick, Anti-Nuke Nun Beats Sabotage Rap

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Quinn Emanuel's Philippe Selendy

FHFA Trial Produces Big Loss for Banks, Big Win for Quinn Emanuel

By Scott Flaherty |

Sullivan & Cromwell and Simpson Thacher couldn't pull off a surprise win before U.S. District Judge Denise Cote.

Law Firms Must Face Facebook's Revenge Over Ceglia Case

By David Bario |

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.

Judge's Mea Culpa Puts Microsoft Patent Case Back on Track

By Lisa Shuchman |

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.

Chicago Suffers Setback in Painkiller Suit

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Dov Charney, the founder and former CEO of American Apparel.

American Apparel Founder Ratchets Up Litigation Over Ouster

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Aereo in action, before the bankruptcy.

Reduced to Scrap, Aereo Makes Peace With Broadcasters

By Lisa Shuchman |

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.

Litigators of the Week: Jeffrey Bucholtz and Kenneth Steinthal of King & Spalding

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Setting New Standard, Fourth Circuit Says Fontainebleau Must Face Bias Suit

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Marc E. Kasowitz

Kasowitz Revives ACA Lawsuit Over Goldman ABACUS CDO

By David Bario |

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.

King & Spalding Preserves Pandora Win in ASCAP Royalty Fight

By Scott Flaherty |

The Second Circuit ruled that ASCAP and music publishers can't bypass new media outlets like Pandora when licensing songs from the ASCAP catalog.

The American International Building, located in New York, NY.

AIG Dodges Employers' Class Action Over Workers' Comp Fraud

By Susan Beck |

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.

Employers Tackle Bias Claims by Spotlighting EEOC Policy

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Judge OKs Allergan Counterclaims in $600M Botox Fight

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.'s headquarters in Jerusalem.

Kirkland Looks to Gibson Dunn in Mylan Conflicts Case

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

High Court Rejects Lehman Petition in Barclays Brawl

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Kay Jewelers is one of the brands of Sterling Jewelers, which had been accused of shortchanging women in pay and promotions.

EEOC Goes to Bat Over Duty to Investigate

By Scott Flaherty |

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.

Sweet Briar Closure Draws in White & Case

By Scott Flaherty |

A top bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer from Miami and Manhattan heads to horse country.

Aleynikov Trial Ends With Split Verdict

By David Bario |

The case began with Goldman Sachs' foray into high-frequency trading and was nearly derailed by a missing avocado.

A DuPont technician examines Kevlar brand fibers.

DuPont Finally Collects in Kevlar Secrets Case

By Scott Flaherty |

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.