Jones Day partner Theodore Grossman made good—and then some—on his big win last year for Macy's in its fight with J.C. Penney over the Martha Stewart brand.
Yalowitz said the Anti-Terrorism Act case he took to trial against the Palestinian Authority and the PLO "was a very, very tough case to carry." But carry it he did, all the way to a $655.5 million verdict this week.
After more than five years of litigation stemming from the collapse of the massive Fontainebleau casino project on the Las Vegas strip, Bank of America Corp. and a group of term lenders decided to pick up their chips and walk away.
Wachtell won a potentially crucial ruling in its nasty battle with Carl Icahn and CVR Energy Inc. But the litigation isn't over.
Apple and its lawyers at Ropes & Gray lost the year's first mega-patent infringement verdict this week, when a jury in Tyler, Texas, awarded nearly $533 million to patent licensing company Smartflash LLC after finding that Apple willfully infringed three data storage patents.
Has the settlement dam finally broken in the so-called Engle progeny Florida tobacco litigation? Or will the big cigarette makers continue trying to plug the dike?
Partly rejecting a motion to dismiss filed by Gibson Dunn's Eugene Scalia, a judge allowed an ex-UBS banker to pursue claims that he was fired for refusing to exaggerate the quality of the bank's commercial mortgage-backed securities.
A judge in Los Angeles rejected arguments by Pandora's lawyers at Latham & Watkins, who hoped to put an end to class action copyright claims brought by founders of the band The Turtles.
Twelve years into sprawling litigation over its blockbuster acne drug, Hoffmann-La Roche and its lawyers at Covington & Burling convinced a New Jersey judge that plaintiffs had "cherry-picked" scientific research to suggest that Accutane use can cause Crohn's Disease.
Dealing a blow to a non-profit that hoped to invalidate a controversial stem cell patent, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into a fight over the rights of third parties to challenge decisions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Monday's $655.5 million verdict against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization doesn't bode well for Jordan-based Arab Bank, which faces a terrorism-funding damages trial this summer.
Arnold & Porter's Kent Yalowitz told jurors in the landmark Anti-Terrorism Act trial to hit the Palestinian Authority and the PLO "where it hurts most: in the wallet."
Siding with defense lawyers at Akin Gump, the court affirmed a judge's decision to toss the EEOC's case due to a "mind-boggling" number of errors by the agency's expert witness.
When Weil, Gotshal & Manges gets pulled into an antitrust class action, it's usually playing defense. But a bit of role-reversal paid off for Weil this week, when a judge awarded the firm $16 million in class counsel fees and signed off on a $58.5 million settlement it negotiated with the performance rights organization SESAC.
A California federal judge on Thursday rejected dueling Hail Mary motions by both sides in a key battle over copyrights to pre-1972 recordings.
When antitrust regulators challenged rules that card companies imposed on merchants, Visa and MasterCard settled, while American Express opted to roll the dice in court. But despite the efforts of AmEx's lawyers at Cravath and Boies Schiller, the bet hasn't paid off.
The pair helped Chevron chalk up another win in its epic fight with Ecuadorean environmental plaintiffs, forcing online poker magnate Russell DeLeon to renounce his $23 million investment in the Ecuador case.
A federal judge in Alexandria ruled that plaintiff eCharge Licensing brought its case prematurely, and that its constitutional arguments were likely to fail in any case.
Allen & Overy scored an unusual appellate win this week in its fight with a onetime lawyer at the firm who was fired after authoring an erotic novel, persuading a court in New York that the woman must submit to a psychological examination.
A week after being labeled a "troll" for allegedly extorting fees from businesses that manage YouTube channels, Freeplay Music tapped Baker & Hostetler to show it's nowhere near backing down from enforcing its copyrights.
A federal judge in Atlanta appointed co-lead counsel from a half-dozen firms to spearhead the litigation, giving the retailer's lawyers at King & Spalding and Alston & Bird an idea of who their main adversaries will be.
Houston trial lawyer Mark Lanier will face off against Duane Morris and Williams & Connolly in what promises to be a high-profile trade secrets dispute between Chesapeake Energy Corp. and American Energy Partners LP, a company founded by former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon.
On Monday, Gibraltar-based billionaire James Russell DeLeon renounced his financial support for a controversial environmental suit in Ecuador against oil giant Chevron.
Was Johnson & Johnson's unusual discovery request in the pelvic mesh case an attempt to make a principled stand against fraud and harassment? Was it a bid to smear legitimate plaintiffs and overwhelm their lawyers? Or was it something in between?
Holy Moussaoui! Congress is set to pass a bill that would clear the way for 9/11 litigation.
A $15.7 attorney fee award for the lawyers behind a record-breaking TCPA settlement with Capital One was less than the plaintiffs asked for, but far more than class action objector Theodore Frank would have given them.
Handing a win to Victoria's Secret and Avon Products, the Federal Circuit ruled that Soverain couldn't escape an earlier ruling invalidating its patents in case involving the online software retailer Newegg Inc.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel’s Amy Caton is no stranger to litigating high-profile bankruptcy matters. But few cases require overturning a law to serve your client’s interests.
CVR Energy revealed that it's under investigation over securities disclosures it made before Carl Icahn’s successful takeover bid three years ago—and it blamed Wachtell for putting the company in the SEC’s sights.
Less than a month after the Supreme Court reignited sprawling antitrust litigation accusing major banks of conspiring to fix the London Interbank Offered Rate, the stage is quickly being set for the next big Libor battle at the Second Circuit.
Plaintiffs employment lawyers breathed a collective sigh of relief on Tuesday, when the Second Circuit reined in an expansive view of U.S. Supreme Court precedent that would have severely hobbled wage-and-hour class actions.
A federal judge in Manhattan ruled that she’ll allow Sirius XM Radio to ask the Second Circuit to immediately review her ruling that holders of common law copyrights to pre-1972 songs have exclusive public performance rights to their recordings under state law.
Cravath, Swaine & Moore may have taken a back seat in Qualcomm Inc.'s $975 million settlement with Chinese antitrust authorities. But there’ll be plenty more work for the firm before Qualcomm’s regulatory and litigation troubles are over.
A nonprofit cofounded by late civil rights icon Rosa Parks can't block Target Corp. from selling merchandise that bears Parks' likeness, a federal judge in Alabama ruled Monday.
Handing a victory to Sprint’s lawyers at Shook Hardy & Bacon, a Delaware jury put Comcast on the hook for about $28 million just months after Comcast won $7.5 million from Sprint in a related patent case.
Symantec Corp. couldn’t persuade a judge that Intellectual Ventures was asking too much for patents it acquired on the cheap, but its lawyers at Latham & Watkins at least got a jury to limit the damage.
Until Polkes' recent victory in a case against Marsh & McLennan, New York's federal courts hadn't ruled squarely on a big issue for employers: Can a company being probed for potential wrongdoing legally fire employees because they refuse to cooperate with an internal investigation?
The Chicago Sun-Times lost a battle over its right to report on its hometown on Friday, when an appeals court ruled that the U.S. Constitution doesn't give the newspaper a license to publish personal information gleaned from driving records.
As Second Circuit arguments draw near in Chevron v. Donziger, some have called for criminal prosecution of Chevron's nemesis. A better idea is ethical discipline, says The Global Lawyer.
The appeals court ruled that a company that intentionally solicited spam emails can't seek more than $600 million from Kraft Foods Inc. and another defendant just because they took the bait.
Beckwith and Calhoon knew they faced a big challenge defending Russia's Gazprom against a $1.4 billion trade secrets case on Texas turf. So when they saw a chance to derail the case midway through trial, they pounced.
The U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board has become both a popular venue for accused infringers to challenge patents and a lightning rod for critics. Now the Federal Circuit has completed its first full look at an AIA review, and offered its stamp of approval.
Lawyers at Quinn Emanuel moved a step closer this week to forcing a payout from banks that partnered with defunct mortgage lender Residential Capital before the financial crisis.
Multidistrict litigation against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson over the blood thinner Xarelto is taking shape in Louisiana, where packs of plaintiffs lawyers are gunning for a reprise of a $650 million settlement with Boehringer Ingelheim over a similar drug.
Never one to mince words, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff had a few harsh ones for Bank of America on Tuesday, ruling that the bank "utterly failed" to offer a compelling reason to retry a mortgage fraud case that put it on the hook for $1.27 billion.
Evidence cited in a recent SEC report suggests that conflicts of interest at the rating agencies continue. So why won't the SEC name the offenders?
Since it was founded in 2012, the IP boutique Fisch Sigler has made its name with defense wins for the likes of Amazon.com and the Gap. The firm showed its versatility on Monday, scoring an appellate reversal for plaintiff Papst Licensing in a case against a slew of digital camera makers.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges just keeps chipping away at 6-year-old allegations that Procter & Gamble's Fixodent denture glue causes neurological damage.
Smack in the middle of a $1.37 billion trade secrets trial against Russia's OAO Gazprom, plaintiff Moncrief Oil International abruptly agreed to drop the case after Gazprom's lawyers at Baker Botts uncovered evidence that a key exhibit in the trial had been faked.
Siding with Daimler AG's lawyers at Shearman & Sterling, a federal judge in Chicago threw out a patent for detecting if a driver is impaired.
Meanwhile, new lawsuits on behalf of unpaid interns just keep coming.
Lawyers at Mayer Brown scored a victory in a patent fight between two of the world's biggest helicopter distributors, persuading a judge to block Bell Helicopter from selling choppers with a landing gear design that infringes a patent held by Airbus.
Pfizer Inc. and a phalanx of defense lawyers spent five years trying to defeat an investor class action related to off-label drug marketing. But Robbins Geller kept the case alive until a looming trial pressured the drug maker to cut a $400 million deal.
Over the objections of defense lawyers at Dorsey & Whitney and Squire Patton Boggs, Bank of China was ordered to turn over internal investigation records that could help plaintiffs tie the bank to a 2006 Palestinian terrorist attack.
A Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday delivered an early-inning win to plaintiffs lawyers at Hausfeld LLP and Scott & Scott in a suit accusing a dozen major banks of widespread manipulation of the $5 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market.
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that bond purchasers can try to revive antitrust claims over alleged manipulation of the Libor interest rate, other key Libor plaintiffs are urging a judge not to leave them on the sidelines.
In tossing contract claims by two former Marsh & McLennan executives, a judge in New York signaled that companies facing government probes can reasonably expect employees to cooperate with internal investigations even if they risk self-incrimination.
Chiquita's lawyers at Covington & Burling say Terry Collingsworth may have proposed paying former Colombian paramilitaries to give false testimony. Collingswoth maintains that the plaintiffs did nothing wrong, and that Chiquita just wants to postpone a reckoning of its conduct in Colombia's bloody civil war.
A rising tide may lift all boats, but a rising stock market may be helping to sink the fortunes of the securities class action plaintiffs bar.
The court is poised to hear two appeals this week stemming from a rash of class actions brought by disgruntled unpaid interns. The outcome could determine whether the litigation was just a flash in the pan for the interns' enterprising lawyers—or if it's just getting started.
Courtroom setbacks for Sirius XM Radio spawned a fresh wave of copyright lawsuits last week. But Sirius could begin to reverse the plaintiffs' momentum if a California appeals court grants the company's pending plea for intervention.
Backed by business groups, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher fired their opening shots this month in a federal appeal over shareholder efforts to challenge Wal-Mart's sales of guns and other "offensive" products.
Barring a reversal, Wednesday's ruling signals the successful conclusion of a three-year patent battle for the two automakers, which were represented by lawyers at Latham & Watkins and the boutique firm Erise IP.
Jay scored a key patent victory for Teva at the U.S. Supreme Court, reversing a loss for his client and persuading the court once again to rein in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
The asbestos plaintiffs firm Weitz & Luxenberg told federal investigators that it hired New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in order to grow the firm's "prestige," not to gain client referrals. But things didn't exactly turn out that way.
Handing a win to appellate specialist Thomas Goldstein of Goldstein & Russell, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a group of bond purchasers can't be forced to wait to appeal a ruling dismissing antitrust claims over alleged manipulation of the Libor interest rate.
Standard & Poor's agreed Wednesday to suspend part of its business and to fork over nearly $80 million to federal and state regulators. But S&P's lawyers still have their work cut out for them in government actions stemming from the financial crisis.
Dish and its lawyers at Orrick came out ahead in an important early test of the Supreme Court's decision in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, largely escaping Fox Broadcasting's copyright claims over technology that records network television and replays it commercial-free.
The court rejected a bid by LabMD and its lawyers to halt an FTC administrative proceeding stemming from a 2008 breach of patients' confidential information.
Dealing a blow to Teva Pharmaceuticals and its lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis, the high court declined to hear a closely watched appeal over when federal law preempts patient lawsuits against generic drug companies.
A quartet of lawsuits challenging the SEC's in-house enforcement actions became a quintet on Friday, signaling that it may take a federal appeals court—and perhaps even the U.S. Supreme Court—to decide once and for all whether the agency's administrative proceedings pass muster.
There was plenty about this week's $137.5 million Freeport-McMoRan settlement to fire up the shareholder M&A litigation bar. But the next chapter in the Freeport case could be even more interesting.
After the Supreme Court's ruling in Daimler v. Bauman, lawyers for N.J.-based Mylan Pharma told a Delaware judge that the company didn't expect to be sued in the state ever again. Instead, the latest post-Daimler ruling tightens the state's claim to jurisdiction even further.
Korniczky didn't just soundly defeat a patent lawsuit against his client HTC. After six years of litigation—and some help from his big brother—he turned the tables so thoroughly on his opponent's lawyers that they're now on the hook for as much as $4.7 million in sanctions.
After repeatedly failing to thwart a lawsuit brought by Vermont's attorney general, MPHJ Technology Investments suffered another setback this week when a federal judge remanded the AG's case to state court for the second time.
The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and its lawyers at Quinn Emanuel are finally getting some good news in their long-running fight with Citigroup Inc.
After making headway in a patent infringement lawsuit targeting Samsung and HTC, Cascades Computer Innovation, a descendent of the "original patent troll," is now looking to reboot its related antitrust case against "defensive patent aggregator" RPX.
Former Alabama Attorney General William Baxley II responds to American Lawyer columnist Susan Beck's depiction of an Eleventh Circuit ruling on workplace discrimination.
The firm cemented a hard-fought patent victory for client C. R. Bard on Tuesday, fending off the latest appeal in a case that's already cost rival medical device maker W.L. Gore $1.25 billion—and could cost it nearly $800 million more over the next five years.
The insurance giant tapped Eugene Scalia of Gibson Dunn and S&C's H. Rodgin Cohen to file a first-of-its-kind lawsuit challenging the federal government's designation of the company as a "systemically important" financial institution subject to stricter regulation.
A federal judge refused to let the firm off the hook in an arbitration stemming from an investment fund's loan of more than $20 million to fuel patent infringement litigation.
Siding with Quinn Emanuel and reversing his own prior ruling, a judge breathed new life into a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase and EMC Mortgage over $500 million in mortgages that now-defunct Bear Stearns bundled into securities and sold to investors.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider whether the National Credit Union Administration waited too long to sue over billions of dollars in allegedly shoddy securities. But questions underlying the banks' challenge still may not be fully resolved.
The latest "disclosure-only" shareholder settlement to draw a judge's ire would have resolved litigation over Martin Marietta Materials Inc.'s $2.7 billion acquisition of Texas Industries.
The bank agreed to pay about $500 million to resolve class action claims stemming from Bear Stearns' sale of nearly $17.6 billion of the securities prior to the 2008 financial crisis.
Opening statements are set for Tuesday in the latest international terrorism trial to come to New York, pitting U.S. terror victims and their families against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Siding with Abrams, a Delaware judge refused to foist new rules on hedge funds using a strategy called appraisal arbitrage to squeeze profits out of allegedly undervalued M&A deals.
In the latest appellate victory for Theodore Frank of the Center for Class Action Fairness, a panel overturned a judge's decision to award funds left over from a $490 million securities class action to a Missouri legal charity.
Lawyers at Latham & Watkins representing Symantec Corp. can't refer to Intellectual Ventures as a "troll" or bash the USPTO for issuing bad patents when a scheduled trial gets underway later this month, a Delaware judge has ruled.
After Covington & Burling derailed efforts to hold Chiquita Brands International liable for facilitating war crimes in Colombia, human rights lawyers have turned to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of resurrecting their claims under the beleaguered Alien Tort Statute.
After striking out at the Second Circuit, will Simpson Thacher try one more appeal in its long-running efforts to free Travelers Indemnity Co. from more than half a billion dollars in asbestos liability?
Lawyers representing two founding members of the rock band The Turtles accused O'Melveny & Myers of raising frivolous arguments and misleading a judge in multifront copyright litigation involving Sirius XM Radio.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its lawyers at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom have laid down their arms in antitrust litigation accusing a dozen banks of manipulating foreign exchange rates.
Defense lawyers at Greenberg Traurig and Rothwell, Figg Ernst & Manbeck failed to deflect allegations by plaintiff FlatWorld Interactives that Samsung and LG infringed a patent related to "throwing" an image from a touch screen by swiping quickly.
Daimler was the legal equivalent of a 70-year flood. Which case law precincts are in the flood's path?
A very nasty fight between Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Carl Icahn will continue in both state and federal court in New York, at least for now.
Partner William Isaacson will lead the UFC's defense against a potential antitrust class action by current and former professional mixed martial arts fighters.
A month after a jury ordered iPhone maker Apple Inc. to pay nearly $24 million for infringing pager-era technology, Greenberg Traurig helped Apple's chief smartphone rival, Samsung Electronics, beat infringement claims in the same court over the very same patents.
What were the best and worst court decisions of the year in the world of business law? American Lawyer columnist Susan Beck gives us her picks.
Securities defense pro Bruce Angiolillo is leaving his lifelong Simpson Thacher career behind to guide embattled auto parts maker Takata through a U.S. legal minefield.