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 NY Appellate Court Approves $8.5B BofA Deal Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:03:08 EST 1202719805374 Litigators of the Week: Leo Beus and Scot Stirling of Beus Gilbert With just 30 lawyers and no website, Beus Gilbert keeps punching above its weight. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:45:21 EST 1202719792710 D.C. Judges Line Up Against PLO Terror Plaintiffs Less than two weeks after a New York jury socked the Palestinian Authority and the PLO with a $655.5 million verdict for supporting deadly terrorist attacks in Israel, a second judge in Washington, D.C., has thrown out parallel Anti-Terrorism Act claims on jurisdictional grounds. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:09:09 EST 1202719767574 Goldman, JPMorgan Beat Aluminum Price-Fixing Case Lawyers for Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, the London Metal Exchange and other defendants drove another stake through claims that the companies conspired to stockpile aluminum in warehouses and drive up prices. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:38:46 EST 1202719671913 NCUA Win in Barclays Case May Hurt Credit Suisse, Other Banks Handing a win to Kellogg Huber's David Frederick, the Tenth Circuit reinstated the National Credit Union Administration's lawsuit against Barclays PLC over allegedly shoddy mortgage-backed securities. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:26:35 EST 1202719632679 PwC, Citco Must Face Madoff Feeder Fund Class Action Thought major investor class action litigation sparked by the Bernie Madoff affair was over? Think again. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:49:23 EST 1202719610509 Winston & Strawn Scores for ISE in E-Trading Patent Row The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office dealt a blow this week to the Chicago Board Options Exchange, invalidating three patents that the CBOE had asserted in an infringement lawsuit against International Securities Exchange. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:49:09 EST 1202719528824 J&J Cements Bellwether Win in Pelvic Mesh Cases Over the past three years, Johnson & Johnson has spent more than $3.4 billion litigating cases involving its medical devices. At least some of that investment continues to pay off, as earlier this week the company again defeated an early test case involving one of its most embattled products. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:08:36 EST 1202719505139 Intellectual Ventures Must Face Antitrust Claims in Banking Patent Fight Fanning the flames of a patent dispute between patent licensing giant Intellectual Ventures and Capital One, a judge ruled that the bank's lawyers can pursue claims that IV abused its patent portfolio to "hold up" the banking sector. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:51:44 EST 1202719477127 Justices Won't Put Brakes on 'Largest Class Action Ever' Declining to review a price-fixing case that defense lawyers have dubbed the "largest class action ever certified," the Supreme Court on Monday deprived Gibson Dunn's Ted Boutrous of a chance to slay another giant class suit, as he did inWal-Mart v. Dukes. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:10:56 EST 1202719413099 Cohen Milstein Beats Claims It Usurped 'Police Power' in Painkillers Case Facing accusations by the city of Chicago that they hid the truth about addictive painkillers, a quintet of drug companies took aim at the city's decision to hire a private law firm, Cohen, Milstein Sellers & Toll, to prosecute the case. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:25:59 EST 1202719377575 New Patent Headaches Plague Apple The company last week found itself coping with a $530 million infringement verdict and new multifront IP battle with Ericsson Inc. Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:52:58 EST 1202719277886 Soulless Corporations Can't Be Witnesses, Judge Rules in Dole Case The U.S. Supreme Court may treat corporations like people when it comes to making political donations, but there's at least one place where only a human being will do: a Delaware witness stand. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:31:15 EST 1202719237150