A federal appeals court is weighing whether medical malpractice plaintiffs can sue the authors and publishers of an Elsevier Inc. journal article.
Delaware Chancery Court judge Sam Glasscock III has indicated that he may sanction New York lawyer Larry Hutcher over his conduct in a recently settled case—conduct Hutcher's opposing counsel at DLA Piper describes as "witness intimidation."
A week after winning a $169 million jury verdict in a case against three former IndyMac executives, the FDIC reached a settlement on Friday with Michael Perry, the failed mortgage lender's ex-CEO. In the settlement, Perry denies any liability for the problems that sank the mortgage lender, but agrees to pay $1 million to the FDIC, which also intends to recover another $11 million through the director and officer insurance policies that covered Perry.
For months, reporters (including us) have been hyping a case in which the founders of the pioneering software company Dragon Systems Inc. allege that Goldman Sachs's negligence cost them a fortune. On the first day of trial, a federal judge in Boston took aim at lawyers involved for feeding that media frenzy.