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 Latham Pulls off Triple Play for Volvo, Mallinckrodt Latham IP litigators scored back-to-back appellate wins for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and wrangled $1 million in attorney fees for Volvo. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:04:29 EDT 1202721982107 Wilmer Woos Jury in $240 Million Ford Patent Trial Ford Motor Co. didn't only beat a quarter-billion dollar patent infringement lawsuit this week. The automaker's lawyers at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr turned the tables on their opponents, persuading a federal jury that Ford's accuser swiped the company's trade secrets. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:38:19 EDT 1202721969857 Not Dead Yet: Banks Still Face Aluminum Price-Fixing Case To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports on the death of a multibillion-dollar class action against Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan were somewhat exaggerated. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:46:09 EDT 1202721924642 Georgia-Pacific, Int'l Paper Can't Crush Box-Buyers' Class Action Five years into litigation over an alleged price-fixing scheme by the biggest players in the paper and packaging industry, plaintiffs lawyers gained ground on Thursday when a Chicago federal judge allowed the case to move forward as a class action. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:22:59 EDT 1202721794568 Litigators of the Week: Rachel Krevans and Grant Esposito of Morrison & Foerster It may take years before the law on "biosimilar" drugs is settled. But for now, MoFo's Krevans and Esposito have set the standard. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:05:48 EDT 1202721785550 Kilpatrick Must Face Fraud Claims Over IP Secrets Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton lost a bid to escape claims that it helped a client dupe another company into turning over confidential information. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:13:05 EDT 1202721676616 $20 Billion Later, Banks Finally Win Ruling on Time Limits Big banks have failed to convince courts around the country that various government agencies waited too long to sue over Wall Street's role in the 2008 financial crisis. This week, a judge finally adopted the banks' reasoning in a case brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:32:13 EDT 1202721650983 Judge Blasts Lawyers for Overkill in UPS Case After lawyers at Reed Smith and other firms buried him in "behemoth pleadings" in a case involving UPS, a judge in Manhattan finally got fed up. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:38:05 EDT 1202721628414 As Settlement Pie Shrinks, Firms Fight for Their Slice After a lackluster year for securities class action settlements, fee awards in deals involving IndyMac and AIG highlight the uncertainties facing plaintiffs firms in even the biggest cases. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:34:28 EDT 1202721557173 Objectors Pour Cold Water on 'Hot Fuel' Settlements Oil companies have agreed to shell out millions to settle claims that they failed to disclose the impact of hot weather on the price of fuel. But when a judge considers a slew of proposed settlements later this year, at least two groups will be sounding alarm bells. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:43:34 EDT 1202721535090 Context Is King in Supreme Court's Omnicare Ruling The justices held that Omnicare can't be held liable under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 just because it offered opinions in a regulatory filing that turned out to be false. But they also said couching a statement as an opinion is no magic bullet for securities defendants. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:51:31 EDT 1202721490560 Antitrust Headaches Mount for Intellectual Ventures Less than a month after losing a bid to derail antitrust allegations by Capital One, Intellectual Ventures failed to persuade a different judge to shelve Toshiba's claims that IV improperly uses its vast patent portfolio to wield monopoly power. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:54:23 EDT 1202721431535 Another Consumer Class Action Battle Heads to Supreme Court Four years after holding that federal law trumps California's ability to block class action waivers, the U.S. Supreme Court plunged back into the consumer arbitration debate on Monday in a case involving the satellite television provider DirecTV Inc. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:19:15 EDT 1202721393499