The Litigation Daily
After raging for more than half a century, a copyright battle over the rights to the iconic spy James Bond finally came to an end last week.
John Keker of Keker & Van Nest once predicted that Steven Donziger would be "tethered to a stick like a goat" when he finally took the stand to face claims that he orchestrated a multibillion-dollar fraud against Chevron Corporation in Ecuador. On Monday, Chevron began its grilling.
The Federal Circuit reaffirmed its "causal nexus" test, but ruled that Judge Lucy Koh applied it too strictly when she denied a permanent injunction against Samsung.
What does same-sex marriage have to do with claims that Apple fixed prices for e-books? Plenty, according to Gibson Dunn's Ted Boutrous.
By granting review in Halliburton v. Erica John Fund, the high court didn't necessarily set securities class actions on the path to extinction, says Stanford Law School professor Joseph Grundfest.
A Manhattan federal judge's habit of prodding lead counsel in class actions to staff cases with women and minority lawyers came under fire from Justice Alito on Monday.
Elliot Peters of Keker & Van Nest asked a federal judge in D.C. to dismiss the government's fraud case against the famed cyclist, arguing prosecutors failed to meet deadlines to file their claims.
November 15, 2013 :: Securities
Halliburton's lawyers at Baker Botts have convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to review the validity of the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance that makes many large securities class actions possible.
November 15, 2013 :: Qui Tam
In an amicus brief, the U.S. Department of Justice has asked an appeals court to reinstate a whistleblower case against the for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and its auditor Ernst & Young. Morrison & Foerster represents E&Y while Munger Tolles & Olson is advising Corinthian.