As soon as he discovered the truth in Ecuador, a Constantine Cannon lawyer felt compelled by legal ethics to drop Steven Donziger as a client—raising questions about those who didn't.
Apple and its lawyers at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy are heading to trial next week against an inventor who says he first conceived of the modern-day smartphone.
Week Two of Chevron Corporation's mega-tort countertrial completed the testimony of its star witness, Alberto Guerra, a former Ecuadorian judge who is now living in an unprecedented private witness protection program funded by Chevron.
The damages verdict, which comes a week after McKool Smith prevailed on ParkerVision's infringement claims, was a disappointment for many ParkerVision investors banking on a much larger award.
The case that led to this week's jury verdict against Bank of America originally held the promise of hundreds of millions of dollars for Ed O'Donnell and his small firm Missouri lawyer, David Wasinger. Instead they'll have to settle for a much smaller potential payout—and vindication.
In live testimony on Wednesday, a former Ecuadorian judge in the $19 billion Amazon pollution case against Chevron told a sordid tale of bribes solicited and won.
Wednesday's jury verdict is worth $24 million to Kodak, bringing its total recovery in a breach-of-contract fight with Ricoh to $75.8 million. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr prevailed at trial over a team from Quinn Emanuel.
As the Chevron v. Donziger trial moved into its second week, Chevron's Ecuadorian trial counsel Adolfo Callejas described what he perceived as a series of corrupt, "miraculous offers" to fix the Lago Agrio oil pollution case that ultimately resulted in a $19 billion judgment against the oil company.
One of Steven Donziger's own former consultants joined a Chevron scientist in testifying for the oil giant. Plus: Thoughts on the first week of trial, including the legal points scored and learning to read Judge Kaplan's body language.