Tyson & Mendes LLP has hired a veteran Gordon & Rees LLP litigator with experience leading attorneys through professional liability troubles and guiding businesses through cybersecurity breach suits to serve as the managing partner of its soon-to-open New York office.
A New York federal judge dismissed a putative class action Wednesday that accused AAA and Priceline of charging hidden fees for hotel bookings, agreeing with a magistrate judge’s finding that the consumer can’t sue for breach of a term that is absent from a contract.
The co-writer of the memoir "Once a Gun Runner" who is embroiled in a copyright dispute with the book's subject — a former international arms dealer — over ownership of the work, told a Florida federal court Tuesday it should sanction the former arms dealer and his attorneys for continuing to pursue the case in federal court.
Two of the country's largest interior molded door manufacturers cannot escape a consolidated antitrust class action, because direct and indirect purchasers have sufficiently alleged that the companies conspired to jack up prices in the market, a Virginia federal judge ruled Wednesday.
An Argentine lawyer has repurposed his suit alleging Uber made him the scapegoat for its problem-plagued Buenos Aires launch in 2016, insisting he had an attorney-client relationship with the Silicon Valley ride-hailing giant so the company is liable for treating him as collateral damage.
A California federal judge ordered Uber and a former driver to let an arbitrator decide whether the driver qualifies as an employee protected under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, but left the possibility open that the law may override the ride-hailing giant’s arbitration pacts.
A Florida law-based breach of contract suit between a car seat maker and its former partner isn’t a patent suit in disguise, meaning it belongs in state court, the Federal Circuit said Wednesday.
A California jury has cleared the Bay Area Rapid Transit system of allegations that BART derailed a developer's plans to bring stores like Dunkin' Donuts and Ghirardelli Chocolate to stations, finding that the developer can't blame BART for missing contractual deadlines.
A property management company accused homeowners of a bait and switch when they added class claims to an ongoing arbitration, and the homeowners accused the company of forum shopping as they dueled before the Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday over whether the courts or an arbitrator could decide their dispute.
R&B crooner Jacquees was slammed with a lawsuit by a New Jersey concert promotion company singing the blues over his failure to publicize an event on social media, allegedly forcing the concert’s cancellation and costing the promoter over $190,000.
The Ninth Circuit has affirmed a pair of rulings that denied Samsung's bid to arbitrate two lawsuits involving its Galaxy S7 smartphones, concluding that an "inaptly titled" booklet that comes with the phones and "vague" references to terms on the packaging don't adequately inform consumers they're agreeing to arbitration.
The University of Louisville on Wednesday settled a contract dispute brought by former head basketball coach Rick Pitino, with Pitino agreeing to drop claims that he was wrongfully fired in 2017.
The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday said it will directly review a California bankruptcy judge's ruling that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has no say over whether Pacific Gas and Electric Co. can ditch power purchase agreements in Chapter 11 and put the case on the fast track.
A New York federal judge on Thursday granted a request by Wells Fargo Securities LLC for an early exit from a $163 million suit that accused the Wall Street titan of allowing a hedge fund to control collateralized debt obligations that the fund was simultaneously betting against.
A California federal judge on Tuesday granted class certification to Apple customers who accuse the tech giant of improperly replacing their broken iPhones and iPads with refurbished parts under a misleading warranty, denying the company's attempt to secure an early win.
A slew of major drugmakers and distributors on Monday lost their bids to kill a suit brought by Tucson Medical Center Inc. blaming the pharmaceutical giants for financial harm the nonprofit Arizona hospital says it suffered as a result of the companies' roles in the U.S. opioid crisis.
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote this week on a proposal to block companies from making workers, consumers and others sign away their right to sue, targeting the mandatory arbitration agreements that businesses have increasingly used to limit their legal exposure.
The U.S. Justice Department claims the publication of whistleblower Edward Snowden's new tell-all memoir breached nondisclosure agreements he signed as a National Security Agency contractor, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in which the government aims to seize proceeds of the book's sales.
The Third Circuit on Tuesday revived a consultant's suit seeking to collect a finder's fee from a debt collection agency based on that company's contract with the U.S. Department of Education, rejecting a district court's finding that work on the contract, rather than its formation, triggered such a payment.
Quinn Emanuel urged a California federal judge on Monday to let the firm withdraw as counsel for a broke Indian yarn company that was ordered to pay $8.9 million to two U.S. cotton suppliers after an unsuccessful antitrust suit against them.
Houston law firm Arnold & Itkin has sued a Texas attorney for allegedly poaching a client who lost fingers after working on a fishing boat in a reality TV show and filed a case against the production company and others.
To keep Utah customers from fleeing to Google's newly rolled out fiber services, Comcast baited them with bogus "lifetime" price-lock contracts, only to later renege on the promises and bump up prices, according to a potential class suit that landed in Utah federal court.
ConocoPhillips took aim at a finding that it owes $11.7 million to two Texans, telling the Texas Supreme Court in oral argument Tuesday that the will purporting to convey mineral rights is unclear and not binding.
A Pittsburgh mural artist can proceed with his claims that several of his projects destroyed by redevelopment were works of art protected by federal law, but he needs to come up with copies of his contracts if he wants to pursue contract-breach claims against various developers and landlords, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Monday.
The Fifth Circuit has freed Devos Ltd. from a suit alleging it interfered with a former employee’s new contract by threatening to sue him and a rival company for violating a noncompete agreement, saying Devos’ demand letter wasn’t enough to establish jurisdiction.
One year ago, our firm signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge and embraced a commitment to providing on-site behavioral health resources, which has since become a key aspect of our well-being program, say Meg Meserole and Kimberly Merkel at Akin Gump.
While the U.S. Supreme Court’s Henry Schein decision strengthens the enforceability of arbitration provisions, the Fifth Circuit’s ruling on remand concerning arbitrability authority, exemplifies a need for careful drafting of arbitration clauses, say Andrew Behrman and Brandt Thomas Roessler at Baker Botts.
After our firm signed the American Bar Association’s well-being pledge one year ago, we launched two key programs that included weekly meditation sessions and monthly on-site chair massages to help people address both the mental and physical aspects of working at a law firm, says Marci Eisenstein at Schiff Hardin.
At first glance, it's no surprise that in U.S. Shale Solutions v. Faludi the Fifth Circuit rejected overtime claims from a highly compensated lawyer turned consultant, but the facts of the case and the court’s analysis provide guidance on whether daily rates can give rise to overtime lawsuits, says Debra Friedman at Cozen O’Connor.
The early and prompt provision of samples from all electronically stored information sources as a part of ESI protocol search methodology is consistent with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and may allow for significant cost savings during discovery, says Zachary Caplan at Berger Montague.
If the Pacific Gas and Electric bankruptcy allows for the underestimation of tort creditors' claims to leave value for existing shareholders, it will represent an enormous failure that would call into question the fairness of our shareholder capitalism system, says researcher J.B. Heaton.
Although a recently introduced bill that would ban noncompetes in Michigan is unlikely to become law anytime soon, a restriction with respect to low-wage employees is likely at some point based on the nationwide trend of limiting these types of agreements, say Bernie Fuhs and Ziyad Hermiz at Butzel Long.
In the absence of a federal rule governing deposition location, federal courts are frequently called on to resolve objections to out-of-state deposition notices. Recent decisions reveal what information is crucial to courts in making the determination, says Kevin O’Brien at Porter Wright.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 57 and its state counterparts provide a method for expediting claims for declaratory judgment that warrants closer attention than it has historically received from litigants and courts, say attorneys at Gibson Dunn.
As class actions challenging no-poach agreements are pending against multiple franchise organizations and the applicable analytical standard for analyzing such provisions hangs in the balance, it's a good time to review the current framework, say Bob Buchanan and Stefano Sharma at Choate.
Following the Ninth Circuit’s opinion in Blair v. Rent-A-Center, companies that employ arbitration clauses in consumer-facing contracts should reexamine the language for an unlawful waiver of a plaintiff’s right to seek public injunctive relief, says Alejandro Moreno at Sheppard Mullin.
My conservative, Catholic parents never skipped a beat when accepting that I was gay, and encouraged me to follow my dreams wherever they might lead. But I did not expect they would lead to the law, until I met an inspiring college professor, says James Holmes of Clyde & Co.
The recent U.S. Court of Federal Claims copyright case APL v. U.S. highlights how even a long-forgotten webpage last modified over a decade ago can still support a copyright lawsuit if a single viewer accessed the page within three years of filing a claim, says Eric Goldman of Santa Clara University School of Law.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Henry Schein opinion and more recent lower court rulings on employee arbitration agreements, employers will need to consider the intersection of delegation clauses that allow only an arbitrator to decide what is arbitrable and carve-out clauses that allow certain issues to be decided in court, says Brian Mead at McDermott.
Experienced discovery counsel helps the virtual law team shape case strategy and provides necessary advocacy, consistency and efficiency, plus cost savings, from the beginning of a case through trial, say attorneys at Nelson Mullins and FaegreBD.