Daily Litigation

  • Dish's Bid For More Fees Called 'Nightmare' By Fed. Circ. Judge

    A Federal Circuit judge told counsel for Dish Network LLC on Wednesday that to secure more fees after the cable giant defeated a patent case in district court that was found to be "exceptional" to cover the costs of challenging the patent at the patent board would create "an effing nightmare."

  • Fla. Judge Won't Toss Miami City Atty Real Estate Scheme Suit

    A Florida judge on Wednesday refused to toss claims accusing the husband of Miami's city attorney of running a scheme to pressure homeowners into below-market sales, rejecting arguments that the suit was filed too late.

  • Fluoride Judge To Attys: 'I Don't Need Perry Mason Moments'

    A California federal judge presiding over a bench trial over fluoridated water's risks agreed to give the parties more time to present their cases Wednesday, but told counsel they haven't been "particularly efficient," and that "I don't need the Perry Mason moments — I just need to get to the issues."

  • Texas Bar, Sidney Powell Trade Jabs Over Each Other's Errors

    The Texas bar's disciplinary arm on Wednesday sought to keep alive its efforts to sanction embattled former Trump attorney Sidney Powell, as both sides told a Texas appeals court that while the other had made fatal errors, their own mistakes were innocent flubs.

  • Trump Trial Judge Gets Little Info On Exec's Alleged Perjury

    An attorney for Donald Trump and his companies' former chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg told the New York state judge presiding over their civil fraud trial Wednesday that she could not respond to "unsubstantiated" reports that the ex-CFO was in plea negotiations for allegedly lying on the stand, citing her ethical obligations.

  • NRA Upped Compliance After AG Probe, Auditor Tells NY Jury

    An outside auditor for the National Rifle Association told jurors Wednesday in the New York fraud case against the gun rights group and its executives that the NRA is "very transparent" and has taken steps to address compliance deficiencies since the state's investigation began.

  • Haynes Boone Partner Faces Suit Over Fund Transfer In Ch. 7

    The Chapter 7 trustee of a bankrupt New York diversity consulting firm has filed a suit in a New York bankruptcy court accusing the firm's president — a Haynes and Boone partner — of improperly transferring more than $623,000 to a different company under her control.

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    Jackson Walker Steps Down From 4E Ch. 11 Amid Fees Probe

    Jackson Walker LLP, the firm at the center of a legal ethics scandal over the undisclosed relationship between a lawyer and a bankruptcy judge, has stepped down as Chapter 11 counsel to hand sanitizer maker 4E Brands Northamerica LLC as a Texas bankruptcy judge considers revoking $800,000 in legal fees paid to the firm in the case.

  • Ward & Smith Nabs $170K Fee In NC Trade Secrets Fight

    North Carolina's business court awarded Ward & Smith PA nearly $170,000 in fees for representing medical equipment providers in a trade secrets fight, finding its attorneys' rates were reasonable but shaving about $20,000 off their original request for lumping hours together on timesheets.

  • CORRECTED: Atty Stuck With Sanctions In Trade Secrets Feud

    A California federal judge has hit a CDF Labor Law LLP attorney with sanctions after finding that he recklessly questioned a former Individual Food Service employee about approaching the company's CEO concerning a settlement despite objections to entering text messages to the CEO into evidence, but determined she would hold off on deciding the amount until later in the case.

  • Investor Wants Fla. CBD Co.'s Atty DQ'd In Fraud Suit

    An investor in a Florida health goods company asked a federal judge Wednesday to disqualify an attorney from representing a company principal, saying the attorney should instead testify at trial because he knows about relevant contract negotiations.

  • Ex-NJ Judge Says Femininity Bias Keeps Workplace Suit Alive

    A former New Jersey state judge called on a federal court Tuesday to reject court officials' bid to dismiss the remaining claims in her workplace discrimination lawsuit, arguing that her superiors' attitude about her pricey handbags and jewelry amounts to gender bias.

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    Meet The Attys Facing Off At High Court In Trump DQ Case

    The attorneys facing off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday over whether former President Donald Trump can appear on Colorado's primary election ballot are both described by their colleagues as incredibly talented and smart lawyers.

  • Manatt Sued For Allegedly Botching $31M Dealership Row

    The owner of a Los Angeles car dealership has filed suit in California state court against Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP, accusing the firm of legal malpractice that ultimately cost him a $31 million judgment stemming from a business dispute.

  • Fox Rothschild Must Face Visa Malpractice Suit, Court Told

    Two men who claim they were scammed after hiring Fox Rothschild LLP for immigration work have asked a New Jersey federal court to reject the firm's dismissal bid, saying their racketeering suit should proceed because the firm's "culture of corruption" allegedly led to such brazen fraud that it may even merit criminal prosecution. 

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    UC Beats Suit Over SF Law School Name Change

    A San Francisco judge tossed all claims in a lawsuit challenging the name change of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law to the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco.

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    Third-Party Litigation Funding Rule Gets Cold Shoulder In NJ

    A New Jersey Supreme Court committee has shot down a proposal to mandate disclosure of third-party litigation funding agreements in civil cases, saying drafting such a rule could be difficult.

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    Baker Botts Gains IP Litigators In Houston, SF From Orrick

    Baker Botts LLP announced Wednesday that it has fortified its intellectual property department with patent litigators in Houston and San Francisco, both of whom are joining from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

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    Marshall Dennehey Adds Med Mal Pro In Pittsburgh

    An attorney with more than three decades of experience in medical malpractice litigation has moved her practice to Marshall Dennehey's Pittsburgh office after more than five years of practicing with Davis McFarland & Carroll LLC.

  • Appellate Group Of The Year: Williams & Connolly

    Securing intellectual property victories for Jack Daniel's Properties Inc. in a suit against a novelty toy manufacturer, and for the photographer behind an Andy Warhol painting of Prince, are among the accomplishments that earned Williams & Connolly LLP's appellate team a spot among Law360's 2022 Appellate Groups of the Year.

  • Environmental Group Of The Year: Baker Botts

    Baker Botts LLP successfully defended utility Washington Gas Light Co. in a "first-of-its-kind" consumer protection suit alleging so-called greenwashing for advertising natural gas as "clean," just one in a string of wins for the firm's environmental, safety and incident response practice group, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2023 Environmental Groups of the Year.

  • Fintech Group Of The Year: Davis Polk

    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP secured a win for Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. in a suit challenging the cryptocurrency company's decision to terminate a proposed $1.2 billion merger, while also serving as lead counsel on one of the largest-ever private credit deals in history, earning it a spot among Law360's 2023 Fintech Groups of the Year.

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    NBA, McCarter & English Roped Into Voyager Crypto Fight

    The fallout from the collapse of Voyager Digital Holdings Inc. has widened as investors in the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange filed a proposed class action against the NBA and the law firm McCarter & English for their roles in boosting the company before its implosion.

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    Judge Newman's Suspension Upheld By US Panel

    The national panel that reviews judicial misconduct cases on Wednesday affirmed Federal Circuit Judge Pauline Newman's suspension for refusing to undergo medical tests as part of a probe into her mental fitness, saying she hadn't shown good cause for not complying.

  • Feds Say Mukasey Repping SBF, Mashinsky Possible Conflict

    Prosecutors alerted a New York federal judge Tuesday about a possible conflict stemming from Sam Bankman-Fried's recent hiring of Marc Mukasey, who also represents Celsius founder Alex Mashinsky in his criminal proceedings, noting Celsius lent money to Alameda Research, which repaid some of the loans using FTX's customer funds.

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