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NY Jury Says Live Nation Must Pay $102 Million to Worker Who Suffered Brain Injury

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 18:27

In 2016, a Manhattan Supreme Court justice ruled in Perez's favor, but it took three more years for a jury to rule on damages.


5th Circuit Rules ACA's Individual Mandate Unconstitutional, Punts on Scrapping Entire Law

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 17:14

"The individual mandate is unconstitutional because it can no longer be read as a tax, and there is no other constitutional provision that justifies this exercise of congressional power," the split panel wrote.


Baker Botts Litigation Chair Named Halliburton GC

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:53

Van Beckwith is going in-house with Halliburton, a Baker Botts client, after 30 years with the firm. Partners Bridget Moore and Danny David will become the new litigation department heads.


Allergan Breast Implant Cases Sent to New Jersey Judge

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:41

The multidistrict litigation assignment is the second for U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti of the District of New Jersey.


Manhattan DA's Charges Against Manafort Dismissed on Double Jeopardy Grounds

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 10:57

The Manhattan DA's office plans to appeal Wiley's decision, spokesman Danny Frost said in a statement Wednesday.


Litigation Leaders: Dechert's Hector Gonzalez on Multiculturalism, Lateral Hires and Keeping It Simple

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 00:44

Gonzalez's goals: 'Growth, diversity, junior partner development, pro bono contributions to our communities, and making sure the litigation group is well positioned to leverage the firm's global footprint. '


Irell's Morgan Chu Breaks Down a $752 Million Verdict Over Cancer Therapy

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 22:26

The IP litigator led a team of Irell & Manella and Jones Day attorneys in an eight-day trial on behalf of Juno Therapeutics and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The companies had accused Kite Pharma of infringing a patent on ground-breaking CAR T immunotherapy.


13 Mega-Banks Agree to $337M Settlement in Price-Fixing Case

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 18:47

The proposed settlement must still be approved by U.S. District Judge Jed. S. Rakoff, who has been overseeing the case in Manhattan.


Debevoise Dominates Sackler Family Fees Stemming From Opioid Scandal

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 18:09

Purdue Pharma has paid several Big Law firms for their legal work on behalf of Sackler family members, including Debevoise, McDermott and Norton Rose, according to new court documents.


Daily Dicta: Wilmer Leads the Way With Pro Bono Sex Trafficking Victory

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 16:02

After opening arguments in Massachusetts federal court and one day of powerful testimony from the victim, the groundbreaking case settled on what WilmerHale partner Cynthia Vreeland said were favorable terms to her client.


In Theranos Criminal Case, Lawyers for Elizabeth Holmes Make Dismissal Bid

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 15:17

In a motion joined by her codefendant, former company president Ramesh Balwani, Holmes's lawyers at Williams & Connolly write that the indictment "does not allege that a single patient received an inaccurate result."


One Law Firm's Collection Nightmare: The Dog Ate My Legal Bill

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 14:17

Most legal fee collection suits are pretty humdrum. Then there's Kent, Beatty & Gordon's suit against Ted Owen.


7th Circuit Sanctions Lawyer for 'Incoherent' Brief: 'We Draw the Line at Gibberish'

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 14:12

The lawyer apologized and accepted responsibility. But sanctions—fees and costs—were still ordered. "The defendants were put to the burden and expense of sorting through and defending against a patently frivolous appeal," a Seventh Circuit panel said.


Daily Dicta: Robbins Geller; Simpson Thacher Hammer Out $1.2B Valeant Settlement

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 00:51

"Resolving this action enables Bausch Health to close the door on one of the more meaningful and unpredictable liabilities associated with the legacy Valeant era," said the company's CEO.


U.S. Judge Demands Resignation of Lawyer Who Wrote Profanity-Laced Emails

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 18:32

"You just trashed your profession," U.S. District Judge Otis Wright II told attorney Christopher Hook at a hearing Monday, before asking him to resign. At issue were emails Hook wrote to his opposing counsel in an insurance dispute, telling them to "eat a bowl of dicks" and "pay up fuckface."


Disability Class Action Calling for Subway Platform Doors Dismissed in Brooklyn Federal Court

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 18:17

The barriers, which are used in parts of Europe and Asia, would also reduce the accumulation of litter and make subway stations more comfortable for passengers, the lawyers wrote.


A First Amendment Crisis You Probably Haven't Heard About

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 18:00

The decline of proactive litigation by news organizations has had a profound negative effect on the public's access to information.


Litigation Funder Burford Capital Bankrolls US Firms in International Arbitration Work

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 16:13

In an interview with, Burford managing director Craig Arnott said the funding has resulted in U.S. firms winning work that previously went to Magic Circle firms.


Judge Knocks Down Mike Flynn's 'Ambush' Claims

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 15:37

"The court summarily disposes of Mr. Flynn's arguments that the FBI conducted an ambush interview for the purpose of trapping him into making false statements," U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said Monday.


Monsanto Appeals First Federal Roundup Verdict

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 15:03

The March 27 verdict, for plaintiff Edwin Hardeman, defied "regulatory judgment" and "sound science," Monsanto's lawyers wrote in their brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.