The Litigation Daily The daily source for legal business news, analysis and intelligence from the editors and reporters at The AmLaw Litigation Daily. en-us Copyright 2015. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Litigation Daily Mayer Brown Wins Injunction in Helicopter IP Row Lawyers at Mayer Brown scored a victory in a patent fight between two of the world's biggest helicopter distributors, persuading a judge to block Bell Helicopter from selling choppers with a landing gear design that infringes a patent held by Airbus. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:54:36 EST 1202716552645 Litigators of the Week: Michael Dowd and Jason Forge of Robbins Geller Pfizer Inc. and a phalanx of defense lawyers spent five years trying to defeat an investor class action related to off-label drug marketing. But Robbins Geller kept the case alive until a looming trial pressured the drug maker to cut a $400 million deal. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:14:11 EST 1202716549471 Boies Wins Discovery Fight in Bank of China Terror Funding Case Over the objections of defense lawyers at Dorsey & Whitney and Squire Patton Boggs, Bank of China was ordered to turn over internal investigation records that could help plaintiffs tie the bank to a 2006 Palestinian terrorist attack. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:04:29 EST 1202716485453 Banks Lose Bid to Escape Forex Antitrust Class Action A Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday delivered an early-inning win to plaintiffs lawyers at Hausfeld LLP and Scott & Scott in a suit accusing a dozen major banks of widespread manipulation of the $5 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:14:44 EST 1202716408530 Investor Groups Ask to Join Libor Antitrust Appeal Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that bond purchasers can try to revive antitrust claims over alleged manipulation of the Libor interest rate, other key Libor plaintiffs are urging a judge not to leave them on the sidelines. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:20:50 EST 1202716381193 Weil Helps Marsh & McLennan Dodge Claims by Former Execs In tossing contract claims by two former Marsh & McLennan executives, a judge in New York signaled that companies facing government probes can reasonably expect employees to cooperate with internal investigations even if they risk self-incrimination. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:08:17 EST 1202716304494 Human Rights Lawyer Defends Actions in Chiquita War Crimes Case Chiquita's lawyers at Covington & Burling say Terry Collingsworth may have proposed paying former Colombian paramilitaries to give false testimony. Collingswoth maintains that the plaintiffs did nothing wrong, and that Chiquita just wants to postpone a reckoning of its conduct in Colombia's bloody civil war. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:32:52 EST 1202716296740 Report Says Securities Class Actions Fizzled in 2014 A rising tide may lift all boats, but a rising stock market may be helping to sink the fortunes of the securities class action plaintiffs bar. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:04:07 EST 1202716205043 Interns, Employers Prepare for Second Circuit Showdown The court is poised to hear two appeals this week stemming from a rash of class actions brought by disgruntled unpaid interns. The outcome could determine whether the litigation was just a flash in the pan for the interns' enterprising lawyers—or if it's just getting started. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:06:03 EST 1202716198173 California Appeal Looms Over Sirius Copyright Fight Courtroom setbacks for Sirius XM Radio spawned a fresh wave of copyright lawsuits last week. But Sirius could begin to reverse the plaintiffs' momentum if a California appeals court grants the company's pending plea for intervention. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:19:44 EST 1202716067876