Citing a forum selection clause in the companies' licensing agreement, Eli Lilly's lawyers at Morgan Lewis urged the Federal Circuit to nix the transfer of its patent case against Genentech to a new federal judge with strong IP chops.
A federal judge in California seemed skeptical Thursday that Gmail users consented to have their email content scanned for targeted marketing purposes.
Plaintiffs have been on a roll lately with claims that major banks wrongly denied loan modifications under a federal program meant to slow the tide of foreclosures. But this week Bank of America scored a big defense victory, fending off a bid to certify a massive consolidated class action brought by borrowers in 26 states.
The administrator of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement fund has denied BP PLC's latest allegations of potential fraud among members of an appeals panel that reviews claims and involving an employee in a customer center in Alabama.
U.S. district judge Jed Rakoff has refused to toss a government lawsuit accusing Bank of America Corp and its subsidiary Countrywide of fraudulently selling defective mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. BofA and Countrywide are being represented by Williams & Connolly and Goodwin Procter respectively.
Ronald Motley, a plaintiffs attorney known for groundbreaking litigation against asbestos manufacturers, tobacco companies and the financial backers of the September 11, 2001, attacks, died early Thursday morning. He was 68.
A battle over who gets to develop major Argentine shale gas and oil deposits is far from over, but this week lawyers for Repsol S.A. at Quinn Emanuel scored an important early win over Bridas Group and its counsel at Cahill Gordon.
Conrad & Scherer's Terry Collingsworth, who has long pursued cases against multinational companies, is playing defense in a defamation suit brought by the coal company Drummond.
Yale bested a top South Korean university and its lawyers at McDermott Will & Emery on Thursday, persuading the Second Circuit to toss a $50 million negligence lawsuit alleging that Yale allowed an academic con artist to land a professorship at Seoul's prestigious Dongguk University.