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Lawsuit Claims Perkins Coie Cost Client $150M Tech Patent Payday

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 14:31

Muzik Inc. blames the firm for losing out on royalties from products such as Apple's AirPods and's Echo Dot.


'Material Witness': House Picks Fight With WH Counsel Pat Cipollone as Trump Goes on Trial

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 00:21

"Evidence indicates that, at a minimum, you have detailed knowledge of the facts regarding the first Articles and played an instrumental role in the conduct charged in the second Article," a letter from the House said Tuesday.


Daily Dicta: From Lungs to Livers, Boies Schiller Is Suing to Upend Who Gets Donated Organs

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 22:26

Litigators from Boies Schiller Flexner are fighting to remove what they say are arbitrary geographic distribution criteria so that donated livers go to the sickest candidates first.


SCOTUS Ups the Stakes With New Cases on 'Faithless' Electors and ACA Contraceptives

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:20

The justices added an Obamacare contraception case from Pennsylvania, and the court will hear a dispute over federal electors who do not support the candidate who won the state's vote.


Podcast: 'Big Law Loves Litigation Financing': Legalist's GC Breaks It Down

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:49

Third-party funding is a recipe for Big Law attorneys to increase their book of business and make clients happy, says Legalist GC Curtis Smolar, a former Fox Rothschild partner.


Ninth Circuit Nixes Climate Change Lawsuit

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:39

A divided panel of the court found that 21 young plaintiffs failed to establish standing to sue the federal government for failing to address climate change and provide a livable climate.


And the LOTW Runners Up...

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:20

Honorable mention goes to lawyers from Irell & Manella; Gibson, Dunn; Hogan Lovells; Covington & Burling; Willkie Farr; Quinn Emanuel and Sidley Austin.


Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz Join Trump Impeachment Team

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:45

Dershowitz on Friday said on Twitter that he will present oral arguments on the constitutional grounds against impeachment.


Litigators of the Week: Big Law Trio Deflate Suits Against Viagra and Cialis

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 02:53

'The suggestion that these medicines might be linked to melanoma in patients was something our clients felt very strongly was not true.'


Roc Nation, Jay-Z Tap Quinn Emanuel in Defamation Suit Over Meek Mill Documentary

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:39

The suit was filed in early January by ex-Philadelphia police officer Sequeta Williams, who claims that an image of her used in the Amazon Prime documentary "Free Meek" gave the false impression that she was a "dirty and dishonest" officer.


Phila. Judge Cuts $8 Billion Risperdal Verdict Down to $6.8 Million

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:34

Although the two-sentence order did not outline his reasoning for drastically cutting the $8 billion jury award, the decision brings the punitive damages award to 10 times the $680,000 compensatory award for plaintiff Nicholas Murray.


As Trials Loom, Monsanto Looks to Settle Some Roundup Cases

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:53

Four Roundup trials are set to start in the next month as Bayer's Monsanto is in talks to settle some of the thousands of lawsuits across the country.


Parnas Lawyer Wants His Client to Tell Congress All About Ukraine Scheme

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:29

Joseph Bondy said that his client is prepared to take his story public, in the hope that it could help Parnas' criminal case, after earlier attempts to provide information to the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office were rebuffed.


To Fight Antitrust Claims, Gilead Invokes Legal Industry Noncompete Contracts

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:05

White & Case's Christopher Curran equated the arrangement over HIV medication to agreements by lawyers within a law firm not to compete with each other for clients.


DOJ Says Search Warrant Ruling Could 'Seriously Disrupt' Investigations

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 14:21

The U.S. Justice Department is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to reconsider a ruling that questioned the government's use of a "filter team" to review files taken from a law firm as part of a criminal investigation.


Oops. Errant Filing Spills Beans on $11M American Family Insurance Settlement

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:27

The filing, which was supposed to have been sealed, was available on Pacer for nearly two weeks.


Daily Dicta: In Fight Over Frozen Head, Quinn Emanuel Heats Up the Stakes

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 00:44

This is a lawsuit about a frozen head. And it involves Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan founder John Quinn. Need I say more?


Avenatti's Extortion Trial in New York Delayed Following Arrest in California

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 19:00

Avenatti's defense lawyers said Wednesday that the problems created by their client's arrest extended "far beyond" the trial's start date, and hinted he may have to file papers with the court as an indigent person.


Fifth Circuit Rules BP Must Pay $15M to Walmart Over Oil Spill Losses

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 18:03

Tuesday's ruling is among the largest payouts BP has challenged, and Walmart is among the most high-profile businesses to make oil spill claims in a class action settlement now valued at more than $10 billion.


Fate of $500B XRP Cryptocurrency Market Now in California Judge's Hands

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 17:59

If the class action against Ripple Labs proceeds, it would not only threaten to eliminate XRP's utility as a currency, but it would upend and threaten to destroy "the $500 billion XRP market," according to the financial tech company's motion to dismiss.