A patent licensing company and its lawyers at Robbins Geller moved for sanctions Monday against Hewlett-Packard and two of its outside law firms, arguing that they improperly made payments to a potential key fact witness.
Chevron is going after the largest law firm to represent the plaintiffs who won a $19 billion environmental pollution judgment against the company in Ecuador. In a motion filed on Friday, Chevron alleges that Patton Boggs tried to cover up evidence that the judgment was the product of bribery and ghostwriting.
Jennifer Keller, the attorney who won an $88.5 million verdict against Mattel Inc. in the battle over the Bratz doll, has teamed up with three former partners at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips to create a new litigation boutique based in Irvine, Calif.
That's right: A criminal indictment and the apparent collapse of his civil case against Facebook hasn't stopped Paul Ceglia from wooing yet another big-name lawyer to his side.
Another settlement domino toppled this week in the Heller Ehrman bankruptcy, when Greenberg Traurig agreed to a $4.9 million deal to resolve claims that one of its partners failed to disclose a conflict of interest with Heller lender Bank of America.
McKool Smith's Douglas Cawley and patent plaintiff VirnetX have been a formidable duo, socking Microsoft and Apple with more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements since 2010. But VirnetX's latest suit gives a new law firm a turn in the spotlight.
Sheila Birnbaum and Mark Cheffo made the big switch on Tuesday, becoming the latest high-profile additions to Quinn Emanuel's ever-growing roster of litigators.
A San Francisco federal judge ruled this week that Jon King must arbitrate the explosive claims against Michael Hausfeld and Hausfeld LLP that he first raised in a wrongful termination suit in January. But King said the ruling won't keep him quiet.
Patton Boggs, which is locked in a fierce battle to enforce a $19 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron, must allow the oil giant to see documents that the firm claims are privileged, a judge has ruled. Chevron's lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher say the ruling is a crucial boost in their bid to show that the judgment is a titanic fraud.