Nine men -- including a Simpson Thacher partner -- who claim they were sexually abused by the former football coach at the prestigious Poly Prep Country Day School have added some heft to their legal team. Lawyers from Pillsbury are now representing the former students, who claim school officials engaged in a decades-long cover-up.
An in-house lawyer's deception killed a patent infringement suit by Abbott Laboratories four years ago. And that lawyer's conduct continues to be the downfall of the suit under a new standard recently set forth by the Federal Circuit, as a federal judge revisiting the case on remand again sided against Abbott.
The FTC has announced that it has ordered ProMedica Health Systems to divest an Ohio hospital it acquired in 2010, ruling that the deal was anti-competitive. ProMedica counsel David Marx, a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, said he anticipates the ruling will be appealed to the 6th Circuit.
Jamie McCourt, ex-wife of Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, is fighting to ensure that she is one of the first people in line to get paid following the $2 billion sale of the baseball team to a group of investors led by former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson and Chicago's Guggenheim Partners.
Months after a Pennsylvania court ruled that talking on a cellphone while driving is not egregious enough to warrant punitive damages in a motor vehicle accident case, a federal magistrate judge has tossed an injured man's plea for punitives in an accident where he alleged the striking driver "looked at" his cellphone.
The chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered a $44.6 million judgment on Wednesday against the Iranian government for its role in the 1983 terrorist bombings at the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut. The ruling came a week after the judge issued a $33.3 million judgment against Iran in a similar case.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved three judicial nominees Thursday, among hints that a dispute about President Barack Obama's controversial recess appointees could stall their confirmations by the full Senate.
Law departments' growing tendency to handle legal issues internally is among the trends noted in the Association of Corporate Counsel's 2011 Census Report, consisting of responses from 5,844 individuals, representing 4,161 companies in 54 countries. The report also notes a power shift and pay raise for in-house counsel.
After 13 years of frustration and broken promises, the arrival of a pay raise is a relief, but not necessarily a salve, for financial and personal wounds inflicted on New York state's judiciary. That seems to be the consensus as judges anticipate the raise set by a special commission for the start of the new fiscal year.
Dewey & LeBoeuf has lost another partner to a competitor, as antitrust litigator Eamon O'Kelly joined Arent Fox as a partner Wednesday, bringing the number of partners to lateral out of Dewey so far this year to 38. Michael Blass, head of Arent Fox's New York office, confirmed the move to The Am Law Daily.
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