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Pillsbury, Womble Steer Hyundai's $5M Trademark Win

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 20:02

The Korean automaker had accused a Miami company of importing used, counterfeit or defective parts and palming them off as sourced through Hyundai's authorized chain of distribution.


International Summit Seeks to Help Litigators Avoid Getting Lost in Translation

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 19:19

In the run-up to next month's summit on cross-border litigation in the digital economy being hosted by Union Internationale des Avocats in San Francisco, The Recorder caught up with the organization's president, Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Jerry Roth.


King & Spalding Extends Lateral Hiring Tear With 2 More Mass Tort Partners From Orrick

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 18:13

The moves bring King & Spalding's lateral partner haul to at least a dozen so far in February in New York, Washington and Chicago.


Trump Campaign Sues New York Times for Defamation

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 17:25

Attorney Charles Harder, of the Los Angeles-based firm Harder LLP, filed the suit in New York County Supreme Court and asked for millions of dollars in damages.


Pharmaceutical Sector Hit Hardest by Securities Class Actions

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 15:50

"That suggests a real trend here. No longer can we say half of all settlements are less than $10 million, and that can be a concern to general counsel."


A Rare 'Damn' Reverberates Among SCOTUS Advocates

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 14:50

Shocking? Hardly. But still striking. The word "damn" has rarely been uttered in the modern history of the U.S. Supreme Court.


Daily Dicta: Lawyer Acquitted of Murder Sues for Malicious Prosecution—But Must Judge Recuse?

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 00:07

'The fact that a relative works at a law firm representing a party is not enough. There would need to be some aggravating circumstance, and there is none here,' the Seventh Circuit panel held.


Avenatti's Lawyer Eyes Stormy Daniels' Credibility as Defense to Theft Charges

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 18:04

Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York last year charged Avenatti with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft for allegedly stealing nearly $300,000 from a book advance that was being paid to Daniels for her memoir.


Int'l Arbitration Trio Leave Kirkland for King & Spalding

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:56

Javier Rubinstein leads a team of Latin America experts and will add international arbitration expertise to King & Spalding's growing Chicago office.


Referee Finds Disbarment 'Too Extreme' for Donziger

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 15:44

Chevron has lambasted the referee's report, with its attorney at Gibson Dunn arguing the referee had "ignored" the findings of a federal judge.


'Ridiculous and Unhelpful': Legal Scholars React to Trump's SCOTUS Bashing

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 15:25

"The presidential tweet to recuse a Supreme Court justice for an opinion she wrote is absurd and demonstrates a disturbing lack of understanding of the role of the judiciary," one legal scholar said.


Rail Equipment Makers Settle 'No-Poach' Agreement Class Action for $49M

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 15:11

The class action stems from allegations that Knorr, Wabtec and a company that was later purchased by Wabtec entered into agreements where they would not poach each other's workers.


Opioid Maker Mallinckrodt Reaches $1.6B Global Settlement

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 15:07

Mallinckrodt's "settlement framework" resolves thousands of claims brought by cities and counties in the multidistrict litigation and has the support of 47 attorneys general from states and U.S. territories.


Daily Dicta: Stealth Suit? Kobe Bryant's Widow Files Wrongful Death Action

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 21:55

What if a famous plaintiff wants to minimize attention to filing a lawsuit? For a lesson on how to deliver, you might look to Vanessa Bryant and her ace litigation team led by Munger, Tolles & Olson chair Brad Brian


A Small Victory for In-House Counsel in Google Antitrust Discovery

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 18:09

Google had sought to limit what discovery documents could be seen by outside experts in investigations brought by state attorneys general before the company reached an agreement last week on narrower limitations.


With $265M Dicamba Verdict, Monsanto Faces Another Herbicide Problem

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 17:08

A lead plaintiffs lawyer said the verdict could boost dozens of other lawsuits filed over Monsanto's dicamba herbicide, while Bayer insisted the case was an anomaly. Unlike cancer claims associated with Roundup, the cases allege dicamba herbicide sprayed by farmers drifted into neighboring fields,...

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In Lone Dissent, Justice Thomas Thrashes 'Chevron' and His Own 'Brand X' Decision

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 15:18

Thomas regularly writes solo dissents, urging his colleagues to revisit, or even strike down, earlier rulings. But it's rare for any justice to cast doubt on a prior ruling the justice had earlier written.


Burnout on the Bench: Judges Struggle With Stress, Fatigue

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 14:31

Working long hours on emotionally draining cases is taking a toll on the judiciary's well-being.


Jury Finds Harvey Weinstein Guilty of 3rd-Degree Rape and Criminal Sexual Act

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:44

Six women testified against Weinstein at his trial, describing three decades of interactions with Weinstein. Annabella Sciorra, Miriam Haley and Jessica Mann all testified about incidents that led to his criminal charges, while the other three women were allowed to testify as "prior bad acts"...

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Fish & Richardson's 40-Somethings Land $31M Patent Trial Verdict

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 08:00

Three partners under age 43 shared all of the speaking roles in a trial over tire pressure monitors that's been 20 years in the making.