The Litigation Daily
Top Stories May 19, 2013
By Susan Beck | May 8, 2013
Has the credit rating agencies' overconfidence in investor litigation come back to bite them?
Litigator of the Week
By Jan Wolfe | May 16, 2013
Most visitors to Las Vegas wind up losing money. O'Malley has a habit of showing up, bickering with casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, and leaving with multimillion-dollar jury verdicts.
The Global Lawyer
By Michael D. Goldhaber | May 15, 2013
The Supreme Court's ruling in Kiobel has everyone thinking about civil alternatives to alien tort. But can criminal law hold corporations accountable for war crimes? Human rights advocates in Europe think it can.
May 17, 2013 :: Antitrust
2012 was the year of billion-dollar wins in patent cases, but the largest award so far this year has come in an antitrust case against Dow Chemical. On Wednesday, a judge trebled a $400 million jury verdict in a class action in which the company was accused of fixing prices for the chemical urethane.
May 17, 2013 :: Other
Four years after the Supreme Court landed the second part of its one-two punch in Twombly and Iqbal, we caught up with the lawyer whose civil rights case on behalf of a Pakistani detainee ultimately changed the face of pleading-stage litigation.
May 17, 2013 :: IP
Patent trolls have been the subject of increasing debate, but should we be focusing on bad patents instead? That's the interesting question posed at a recent panel discussion on patent-assertion entities at Yale Law School.