Trial courts do not have the power to compel witnesses who live in other states to attend depositions in California, a state appeal court has decided in a products liability suit against Toyota. But the issue might be teed up for review by the California Supreme Court.
The entertainment groups that persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a California law banning the sale of violent video games to minors is seeking more than $1.1 million in attorney fees and expenses from the state.
The News of the World phone-hacking scandal has spawned a second derivative suit against its parent company, News Corp., in the Delaware Court of Chancery by a shareholder alleging the paper's misdeeds have negatively impacted the company's value.
A Florida jury has awarded $28.8 million to Mohammed Al-Saleh, brother-in-law to the king of Jordan, finding prominent GOP fundraiser Harry Sargeant liable in a partnership dispute over profits from fuel sales to the U.S. military in Iraq.
Booze brand powerhouse Diageo has agreed to pay $16 million to resolve allegations that it paid $2.7 million to obtain sales and tax benefits for its whiskey brands, including Johnnie Walker and Windsor Smith, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
A federal judge has denied motions to dismiss or relocate former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod's defamation suit against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart over a video clip on Breitbart's website that claimed to show Sherrod discriminated against white farmers.
Fulbright & Jaworski has announced a merger with Houston intellectual property boutique Slusser Wilson & Partridge, an addition that will increase Fulbright's expertise and personnel as it represents more plaintiffs in intellectual property cases.
A federal judge has denied class certification of a $226 million lawsuit brought by Stiefel Laboratories employees who alleged the company undervalued its stock and induced employees to sell stock back to it prior to announcing a secretly planned sale of the company.
To qualify as a corporate whistleblower under the anti-retaliation provisions in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a worker cannot merely point out financial wrongdoing but must allege conduct that amounts to shareholder fraud, a federal judge has ruled.
Adobe customers are upset about a search results bug in a recent version of Acrobat Standard and Pro. The bug in version 9.4.5 prevents results from appearing properly. Customers are in a bind because downgrading means losing security updates and upgrading is costly. A spokeswoman for Adobe said a patch is planned, but would not say when.Visit Law Technology News
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