As recently promised, Facebook and Instagram are cracking down on fake social media engagement, lodging a suit in California federal court Thursday seeking $10 million from a New Zealand company and its owners for allegedly selling fake "likes" to Instagram users.
The Eleventh Circuit this week stood by its controversial approach to only vacate international arbitral awards issued in the U.S. using international standards, one that is unique among U.S. circuit courts and, some argue, makes enforcing such awards more straightforward.
The Washington Attorney General's Office has urged a state court to force nearly two dozen Jersey Mike's franchisees to hand over documents in the agency's suit challenging the sandwich chain's practice of forbidding franchisees from hiring one another's employees.
The Ninth Circuit held on Thursday that Florida law bars cellphone provider NTCH-WA from bringing breach of contract claims against ZTE over a wireless network deal in Washington because a Florida federal court already confirmed an arbitration award in ZTE's favor in a related case.
The Sixth Circuit on Thursday affirmed a Kentucky federal court’s ruling that an agreement by a company to fund litigation initiated by a man who claimed he was harmed by an exploding gas canister violates state laws that prohibit such deals.
A vice chancellor's 11th hour jurisdiction question sidelined Helix Generation LLC's Delaware Chancery Court fraud and contract breach suit against a TransCanada Corp. affiliate Thursday, potentially revealing a Catch-22 deal provision that could block action elsewhere.
A Massachusetts federal judge late Wednesday declined to stop a family from moving into a former NFL linebacker's "dream home," a house he designed and the subject of a two-year copyright dispute with a local contractor, but admonished the builder for further complicating a messy lawsuit.
A Pennsylvania federal judge Wednesday tossed the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's attempt to stop the state attorney general from forcing it to negotiate with rival Highmark Inc., ruling that this is a speculative premise and unripe for adjudication until the attorney general takes action.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority dealt its latest body blow to class actions on Wednesday, issuing a 5-4 decision that experts say puts another roadblock in the way of workers and consumers who want to pursue collective claims.
A Philadelphia judge has ordered two leaders of the hip-hop band the Roots to appear for deposition in a lawsuit alleging they cut a former bassist out of the group's profits after they didn't appear for scheduled depositions earlier this month.
The Second Circuit on Wednesday rejected a bid by officers of tribe-owned lending company Plain Green LLC to escape a suit claiming they charged exorbitant interest rates on so-called payday loans, saying tribal immunity didn't extend to them and loan agreements meant to compel arbitration couldn't be enforced.
The Tenth Circuit has cleared an energy company of liability in a suit accusing it of being responsible for severe burns a worker suffered in a deadly oil pump explosion at a subsidiary’s refinery, saying the company owed no duty of care to the subsidiary’s employee.
A Canadian ExxonMobil unit urged a Texas federal court to force three companies to arbitrate a contract dispute over rights in a Papua New Guinea petroleum retention license.
A funeral home has lost its bid to force arbitration in a lawsuit accusing it of mixing up the bodies of two women named Maria — an error that required an exhumation to correct — after a Texas appellate court held there was no agreement to arbitrate.
A group of Mexican seasonal workers at a Pittsburgh-area landscaping company say they weren’t paid enough for their work as required by state and federal law, were squeezed into substandard housing and then were fired and not brought back when they complained, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
The Upper Deck Co. sued Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. in California federal court Wednesday, claiming the insurer hasn't followed through on covering Upper Deck in an antitrust lawsuit by rival trading card maker Leaf Trading Cards LLC.
A star of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is asking a New York state court to stop retailer Vineyard Vines from seizing her pay from the producers of the Bravo cable reality show to satisfy a judgment in a copyright infringement case.
Multicultural media company Fuse told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Wednesday it hopes to have the court confirm its prepackaged debt-for-equity Chapter 11 that will wipe away $200 million in debt in early June, but DirecTV said a contract dispute could slow down proceedings.
Google LLC can't escape a proposed class action accusing it of misleading "Local Guides" about the free Google Drive storage space they expected to receive, a California federal judge has ruled, finding there is enough evidence alleging that Google did not live up to its promise.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has tossed an age and disability bias suit from a hospital worker who didn't get rehired after taking medical leave for cancer treatment, accepting Mercy Catholic Medical Center's argument that it was following internal policy when it hired a less experienced replacement.
Parties negotiating merger and acquisition agreements should note a series of recent decisions that highlight how Delaware courts interpret "best efforts” and similar industry terms of art, says Shayne Clinton of Bass Berry.
In a recent Law360 guest article, the author applauded the disappearance of jury trials as an inefficient, costly mechanism, but in doing so he overlooked the greater value of jury trials for our justice system, says Stephen Susman, executive director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law.
During the past 15 years, three widely read articles bolstered by starstruck media have promulgated the incorrect perception — sorely in need of revision — that the U.S. Supreme Court bar is limited to a handful of elite lawyers, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
A recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision, Personal Touch v. Glaubach, may prompt corporate leadership to be more attentive to the legal risks associated with the usurpation of corporate opportunity, especially in the health care sector, says Michael Peregrine of McDermott.
The Ninth Circuit's recent opinion in Anheuser-Busch v. Clark — concerning AB’s beer recipe and brewing process — underscores the importance of providing the court with ample evidence of an employer’s efforts to keep its trade secrets confidential in the face of an anti-SLAPP motion, says Dan Forman of Carothers DiSante.
A critical component of any virtual law team assembled for mass tort litigation is a dedicated "law team," which tackles the legal strategy and drafts the many necessary pleadings, motions and other submissions, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton and Faegre.
The Delaware Court of Chancery’s recent decisions in Schnatter, Tempur-Sealy and CHC Investments further delineate the metes and bounds of a stockholder's right to obtain a company's books and records, say attorneys with Winston & Strawn.
A recent Law360 article reported on federal judges bemoaning jury trials' nationwide decline, but these laments are unfounded as jury trials have been replaced by better alternatives, says J.B. Heaton of J.B. Heaton Research.
Instead of going to college after high school, I followed in my father’s footsteps and became an electrician. Later I became an electrical engineer, and then an IP attorney. Every twist and turn along the way has made me a better lawyer, says Joseph Maraia of Burns & Levinson.
Garden leave — when a departing employee remains on company payroll and cannot compete with the employer — is an attractive alternative to regular noncompetes. Elisaveta Dolghih of Lewis Brisbois discusses the advantages and disadvantages of garden leave provisions and provides drafting best practices.