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 2016. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Litigation Daily Mental Illness and the Courts?A Sister?s Perspective My brother has schizophrenia. He?s been ill for almost 30 years, and he has little to no awareness of this fact. Some localities have passed laws that allow judges to order severely mentally ill people to undergo outpatient treatment. It's controversial?but it's also right. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:57:38 EST 1202749088027 Shout-Out: O?Melveny's Petrocelli Keeps Fox?s ?Empire? Intact Twentieth Century Fox Television can keep the title of its hit show ?Empire? after O?Melveny & Myers trial practice head Daniel Petrocelli led a team of firm lawyers to beat back a trademark challenge. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:06:00 EST 1202748921292 Litigator of the Week: Bradley Caldwell of Caldwell Cassady & Curry The software patent gravy train is still chugging for VirnetX and its lawyers, who won a $625.6 million infringement verdict against Apple this week. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:17:14 EST 1202748914901 No Wonder Quinn Emanuel Wanted This Lateral Litigator Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan boasts that firm lawyers have tried more than 2,400 cases, winning 88 percent of them. New lateral partner Tara Lee, who joined the firm from DLA Piper, should fit right in. This case is one reason why. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:25:18 EST 1202748798084 The Unlikely Insurance Lawyer Behind the Release of U.S. Prisoners in Iran and Cuba Scott Gilbert made his name as a star insurance litigator who has helped clients recover more than $50 billion in claims. But he's also the lawyer behind the releases of Amir Hekmati in Iran and Alan Gross in Cuba. It's all about the ability to broker a settlement. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 01:00:45 EST 1202748678217 When Opting Out Goes Bad: One Company?s Story Sometimes opting out of a class action can backfire. That?s what happened last week to The Valspar Corp., which came up empty=handed in a huge price fixing suit against E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. What went wrong? Mon, 01 Feb 2016 22:17:56 EST 1202748555304 Meet Simpson Thacher?s New Litigation Co-Head Securities litigator Jonathan Youngwood is stepping up to co-head the litigation practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, the firm announced Monday. What are his plans for the 200-plus lawyer group? Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:24:39 EST 1202748548276