The Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed the lower court's dismissal of First Mortgage Corp.'s breach of contract suit against Ginnie Mae, saying an earlier settlement with the SEC precluded the mortgage company's claims.
The Sixth Circuit on Friday affirmed a Michigan federal judge's decision to block a former regional vice president of inventory company RGIS LLC from joining a rival company as a top executive and misappropriating trade secrets.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled two businessmen involved in a dispute with their former partner can't be bound to a forum-selection clause in an agreement their company signed if they didn't sign the agreement individually.
A cannabis entrepreneur has sued the city of Napa, California, in state court for allegedly helping his former business partner steal a marijuana dispensary license, claiming the rights to it were transferred from under his nose in violation of city code.
A Koch Industries affiliate is wrongly trying to force its joint venture partner out of a roughly $1 billion methanol plant project, the partner told the Delaware Chancery Court.
Travelers Property Casualty Co. has slapped Qatar Airways with a suit in Texas federal court seeking more than half a million dollars in reimbursement for over $81 million in cargo losses it covered for Alcon Laboratories Inc.
A Pennsylvania restaurant seeking insurance coverage for losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic argued to a federal court in a proposed class action that the "virus exclusion" in many policies is invalid because the insurance industry allegedly misrepresented the exclusion to state regulators nearly 15 years ago.
DePaul University is the latest to be hit with a proposed class action by students seeking refunds of fees and tuition given the restrictions put in place to stem the spread of the coronavirus, telling an Illinois federal court they "lost the benefit of the education for which they paid."
The past week in London has seen Indian lenders reignite their bankruptcy dispute against a beer tycoon facing fraud charges overseas, a woman fight fraud findings made against her in a Financial Conduct Authority case, and Glencore target a Serbian oil company. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
A landlord association sued the city of Los Angeles on Thursday over its moratorium on evictions and rent increases amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, saying the two ordinances are overbroad and violate landlords' constitutional rights.
The corporation behind Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut hit Grubhub with a lawsuit Thursday in New York state court accusing the food delivery company of breaking a deal to provide special services to the fast food joints, a day after Grubhub announced its $7.3 billion sale to a Dutch peer company.
A new firm purporting to be the "successor" to Pierce Bainbridge in connection with a proposed racketeering class action against Southwest Airlines and Boeing told a Texas federal judge Thursday that ex-colleagues who already established their own firm shouldn't score lead class counsel status in the suit.
An attorney fighting for a new trial after a litigation funder prevailed on a claim that he defaulted on a $6 million loan told a Houston judge at a hearing Thursday that the ruling against him was handed down when he believed the hearing had been canceled because of the novel coronavirus.
Chemical company FMC Corp. urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up its petition to overturn a ruling requiring it to pay $1.5 million in annual permit fees to Idaho tribes, saying the tribes were misconstruing the decision of the lower court.
A Manhattan real estate investment company targeted in Brazilian mining company Vale SA's bid to recover $500 million it invested in a doomed Guinean mining project on Wednesday joined a push for a New York federal court to deny Vale a discovery order seeking information it wants to use in litigation abroad.
A black-owned production studio whose discrimination suit against Comcast went to the U.S. Supreme Court reached a settlement with the cable company that includes a new content and distribution arrangement to resolve claims it would have carried its channels "but for" racial bias.
The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday affirmed the dismissal of a proposed class action that sought to hold Southwest Airlines liable for canceling hundreds of flights between late 2017 and early 2018 after running out of de-icer, saying the airline fulfilled its duties by offering ticket holders later flights or refunds.
A state district judge in Houston granted a temporary restraining order on Wednesday at the request of Houston restaurant chains Landry's and Morton's to prevent a real estate company from denying access to two properties over an apparent rent-related dispute.
McDonald's employees continued testimony in court about what they say are inadequate safety measures, Ruby Tuesday's faces a $2.5 million lawsuit after shuttering one of its eateries, and protesters rallying against police brutality say the use of chemical agents violates their constitutional rights and increases the risk of COVID-19 infections.
Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. must pay KST Data Inc. $3.6 million for failing to break a purchasing agreement when the computer hardware reseller fell under a government investigation, a California federal judge ordered.
Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev and others have told a New York federal court that aluminum producer Alcoa can't get out of arbitrating claims that it violated a manufacturing contract when it secured patents on a type of aluminum that AB InBev found would improve productivity for a lightweight and reclosable aluminum bottle.
A financial services and software provider has asked a Pennsylvania federal judge to dismiss a suit that makes "fanciful" monopolization claims over what's really a "garden-variety contract dispute."
A California federal judge has sent to arbitration claims by two car buyers that American Honda Motor Co. Inc. sold vehicles with defective crash detection systems, rejecting arguments that the motor company had waived its right to compel arbitration.
Mall operator Taubman Centers Inc. said Simon Property Group Inc. can't walk away from their $3.6 billion tie-up and added it will "vigorously" defend itself from the lawsuit seeking to cancel their pre-COVID-19 agreement.
Saying it was denied a fair trial, L'Oreal USA Inc. has asked the Federal Circuit to reverse a $66 million judgment against it for willfully infringing two patents belonging to hair care company Olaplex LLC, exploiting its trade secrets and breaching a nondisclosure agreement.
Companies seeking bankruptcy relief in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic should be aware of crucial aspects of the employee and debtor-employer relationship that are critical to a smooth transition into Chapter 11 and a chance at successful reorganization, say attorneys at Squire Patton.
Although noncompete clauses often play a vital role in mergers and acquisitions, they are not immune from antitrust scrutiny — exemplified by three recent Federal Trade Commission challenges, say Joel Grosberg and Lisa Rumin at McDermott.
During the current pandemic, counsel for energy companies must be prepared for the market condition known as contango — where short-term and long-term energy prices operate differently — and with pressure from banks providing reserve-based lending facilities, says Cameron Kinvig at Lexis Practice Advisor.
Concerns that videoconferenced arbitration hearings compromise an arbitrator's ability to reliably resolve credibility contests are based on mistaken perceptions of how many cases actually turn on credibility, what credibility means in the legal world, and how arbitrators make credibility determinations, says Wayne Brazil at JAMS.
A dispute between staffing firm Aerotek and four former employees over enforceability of electronic arbitration agreements, currently being petitioned for review by the Texas Supreme Court, could signal a big problem not only for employers but all companies that transact business outside of their own locale, says Abby Brown at Moye White.
Following a New York federal court’s recent decision in Flatiron Health v. Carson, employers should limit restrictive covenants to client relationships developed at the company's expense, and reject the expectation that overreaching agreements may be partially enforced, says Ihsan Dogramaci at Pavia & Harcourt.
Ensuring uninterrupted client service and compliance with ethical obligations in a time when attorneys are more likely to fall ill means taking six basic — yet often ignored — steps to build some redundancy and internal communication into legal practice, say attorneys at Axinn.
The Third Circuit's recent trade secrets decision in Advanced Fluid Systems v. Huber is particularly important for companies in relationships whereby vendors create, use or apply confidential information and trade secrets to develop solutions or manufacture products for other entities pursuant to a contract, say attorneys at Proskauer.
Given the expected rise in disputes between U.S. and Canadian companies due to the pandemic, David Ziegler at Fasken Martineau breaks down the factors Canadian courts consider when determining whether to recognize and enforce a judgment from a U.S. or other foreign court.
Many remote meeting technologies include recording features as default settings, raising three primary concerns from a legal discovery and data retention perspective, and possibly bringing unintended consequences for companies in future litigation, says Courtney Murphy at Clark Hill.
As businesses begin to reopen, they may seek to release themselves from negligence claims for COVID-19 infections through contractual waivers of liability, but whether a waiver is enforceable varies significantly by state, says Jessica Kelly at Sherin and Lodgen.
Companies and creditors in search of funding during the pandemic should analyze available options under existing bond and term loan covenants, and explore creative ways to establish priority status where necessary in the critical search for liquidity, say attorneys at Shearman.
Experience working through past recessions suggests that companies should strategically reevaluate their intellectual property through data collection and analysis to improve the breadth and adaptability of their portfolios, says Robert Kramer at Finnegan.
In-house counsel may assume that "elite" law firms will turn up their noses at the idea of contingent fees, but such arrangements, whether pure or hybrid, are offered by many firms — even to defendants — and may be the answer to tight litigation budgets, say attorneys at Fish & Richardson.
When the dark cloud of COVID-19 has passed and resolution centers are once again peopled with warring parties and aspiring peacemakers, remote mediations will likely still be common, but they are not going to be a panacea for all that ails the dispute resolution industry, says Mitch Orpett at Tribler Orpett.