A coalition of California cities and counties are hoping to succeed where others have failed with big-money nuisance claims against leading chemical and paint companies.
This human rights lawsuit brought by residents of the South Pacific island of Bougainville against mining company Rio Tinto survived for 13 years, but couldn't overcome the Supreme Court's Kiobel ruling.
Dyson Inc. and its lawyers at Proskauer Rose and Kirkland & Ellis got the green light to go to trialand some encouragement from the judgein their false advertising lawsuit against high-end vacuum rival Bissell Homecare Inc.
The firm represented billionaire William Koch in his claim against a consignor who sold him 24 bottles of allegedly vintage Bordeaux. A federal jury in Manhattan handed down the punitives award on Friday, a day after giving Koch $379,000 in compensatory damages.
The administrator doling out the $7.8 billion settlement to individuals and businesses harmed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has responded sharply to BP's effort to block him from awarding what the company insists could amount to billions of dollars in "absurd windfalls."
A company once besieged with asbestos claims has turned the tables on the law firm that represented its accusers.