An Afghan national suing an American man for breach of contract over their partnership on a joint venture in Afghanistan can’t escape counterclaims from his former business partner, a Tennessee federal judge has ruled.
In a rare fire-and-brimstone ruling, a Delaware vice chancellor found the top officer of a cloud services contractor to Charter Communications Operating LLC in contempt late Thursday and gave the business until Monday to restore Charter’s access to a crucial sales force pay platform or face the prospect of court-ordered arrests.
An Illinois Teamsters union local should not be liable for the outstanding balance on a property it leased for office space because the union didn’t follow statutory procedure to execute the agreement in the first place, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday.
An Illinois bank that has been trying for five years to undo what it says was a $4.9 million overpayment for a foreclosed property had its latest attempt shot down by a state appeals court on Wednesday.
A California federal judge has allowed Qualcomm to pursue its counterclaim in an antitrust suit that Apple forfeited rights to favorable licensing terms for smartphone technology.
Five law firms will receive $214 million in fees from the $1.5 billion Syngenta AG tainted corn settlement after a Kansas federal court adopted those same firms' recommendation on how to allocate some of the money.
A New York bankruptcy judge told Sears and a hedge fund owned by its former CEO on Thursday that he'll need more time and evidence before he can decide the rightful owner of $14.6 million in credit card receipts.
Two members of a group of California real estate investment ventures lost their bid to have the ventures’ operating contracts rewritten Wednesday in Delaware Chancery Court when a judge ruled that not reading the contracts doesn’t entitle the members to have agreed-upon provisions negated.
An apparel company formerly owned by “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Christopher Laurita says it has reached a $500,000 settlement of its claims that Laurita and his family's spending habits sent the company into Chapter 11.
Equistar Chemicals LP was wrongly prohibited from presenting evidence to a jury that would have shown its damages stemming from faulty ethane pumps were $5.1 million, as it argued, and not the $37,500 it was awarded, its counsel told a Texas appellate court on Thursday.
A California paving contractor sued a pair of construction companies, their joint venture and four insurance companies in Oklahoma federal court Wednesday over nearly $7.4 million in unpaid work done on an Oklahoma Air Force base construction project.
A Florida federal court on Thursday partly granted Aaronson Law Firm's motion to dismiss timeshare resort developer Club Exploria's suit alleging the firm encouraged customers to back out of their contracts, trimming several counts including one claiming violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
An expelled partner from Pittsburgh-based Carlson Lynch LLP asked the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Wednesday to lift a temporary stay preventing him from accessing the firm’s database of investigative material.
Figuring out what constitutes a manageable workload for the nation’s district judges is no simple task. Getting the judiciary the resources it needs is even harder.
The Western District of Louisiana is supposed to have seven district judges. But for a year, most of the courthouses were operating without a single Article III judge. As usual, magistrate judges picked up the slack.
Seadrill Ltd. cannot duck a subpoena seeking to unearth what the company knew about alleged efforts to disrupt rival Perforadora Oro Negro's Gulf of Mexico oil drilling operations, a New York bankruptcy judge ruled Wednesday, saying it would not be overly burdensome for the company to designate a suitable deponent.
An attorney for a former Chinese diplomat accused of using workers from his home country as forced labor in U.S. construction projects made his final pitch to a Brooklyn jury Wednesday, arguing there was a legitimate employment arrangement with the supposed victims.
The sons of a real estate fraudster who allegedly helped cheat Chinese investors out of more than $20 million partially won their bid Wednesday to cut racketeering claims from a suit filed against them in Georgia federal court.
An Illinois federal judge found some of the allegations in a $100 million trade secrets fight lacking Wednesday, saying a company that helps data centers retain uninterrupted power during outages offers "contradictory and confusing" claims about a private equity-backed rival's purported misappropriation.
Qualcomm can't be allowed to block any mention of separate antitrust actions from its upcoming multibillion-dollar trial against Apple over the chipmaker's licensing practices, Apple told a California federal judge Wednesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling on Wednesday in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP removes nearly all activities taken by creditors seeking nonjudicial foreclosure of liens and mortgages from the ambit of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, says John Baxter of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
Trial counsel’s contribution to the virtual law team throughout the life cycle of a mass tort litigation rests in the key skill of viewing the case through the eyes of the ultimate audience for the defense, the jury, say attorneys at Covington & Burling LLP and Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Last month, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff issued a no-action letter permitting fund and company boards of directors to meet and take certain actions by telephone or video conference when directors cannot meet in person. But the validity of contracts entered into in such circumstances is unclear, say attorneys with Proskauer Rose LLP.
Despite the inevitable rocky start typical of profit participation mediation cases, a settlement can usually be achieved if parties avoid engaging in premature mediation and carefully address key open issues, some of which were exemplified in the "Bones" arbitration decided last month, says Bruce Isaacs of Signature Resolution.
These days, a popular theme in media is that lawyers' jobs will be taken by robots. However, based on the tech issues discussed at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas, last month, robots may in fact need lawyers, says Nick Abrahams of Norton Rose Fulbright.
In the context of corporate mergers and acquisitions, there are several employment-related elements to consider. Attorneys with Proskauer Rose LLP share guidance on discovering, managing and preventing potential liabilities resulting from a target company’s labor and employment practices.
You passed the bar exam and are ready for the character and fitness committee interview. Time to think about how to discuss that minor incident in college, that misdemeanor in high school or that mental health issue that you have totally under control, says Richard Maltz of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.
As nationwide deployment of 5G networks gathers steam, unexpired cell site agreements will have to be revisited and many new ones will have to be negotiated. When doing so, dealmakers will want to pay special attention to a few real property issues that are often overlooked, say Walt Sapronov and Robert Turner III of Sapronov & Associates PC.
Though general propositions of antitrust appear to pose serious threats to the Federal Trade Commission's case against Qualcomm in the Northern District of California, a closer look shows how Qualcomm's use of its patents has distorted the competitive process, says Thomas Cotter of the University of Minnesota Law School.
With respect to the First Amendment, the reported terms of President Donald Trump's nondisclosure agreements for White House staff do not conform with legal precedent because they extend past employees’ service and do not narrowly target classified or confidential information, says Leonard Samuels of Berger Singerman LLP.