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 2014. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Litigation Daily Judge OKs NY Discovery in Billionaires' Beachfront Brawl Never underestimate how hard the rich—in this case a hedge fund founder and a clothing magnate—will fight over oceanfront property. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:23:38 EDT 1202675018640 Propofol Woes Continue for UnitedHealth Over Hep C Outbreak Can Bartlit Beck fend off another blockbuster verdict over claims that UnitedHealth Group referred patients to a doctor whose clinic spawned a massive outbreak of Hepatitis C? Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:22:30 EDT 1202675005167 Following Investors, Class Action Firms Get Ebola Fever Who better to turn a crisis into an opportunity than investors—and the securities class action plaintiffs bar? Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:11:43 EDT 1202674865088 Judge Shuts Door on Hotel Price-Fixing Class Action Eight months after Hagens Berman got a second chance to press claims that top Internet booking sites and the country's biggest hotel chains conspired to fix room prices, on Tuesday a federal judge in Dallas dismissed the case for good. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:35:11 EDT 1202674830359 Banking Behemoth Blasts Finance Patents at PTO, CAFC Wall Street may not be as vulnerable to patent lawsuits as Silicon Valley or the pharmaceuticals industry. But the gap is narrowing—and major banks are collaborating in an effort to keep accused patent trolls at bay. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:51:26 EDT 1202674761023 U.S. Terror Victims Win Battle Over Syrian State Funds After eight years of litigation in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, families of two Americans who were beheaded in 2004 by members of an al-Qaida splinter group are finally on the verge of receiving about $82 million in frozen Syrian bank funds. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:44:13 EDT 1202674739432 McGraw Hill Corporate Spying Case Heads to Second Circuit Does allegedly peeking at a competitor's wares to help you sell your own products count as corporate espionage or legitimate market research? The answer, as you might expect, is it depends. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:07:38 EDT 1202674643256 NBC Inks $6.4 Million Deal to Stem Intern Uprising Everyone's waiting for a federal appeals court to decide if unpaid interns can band together to sue former employers for back wages. But for two contestants in the intern wars, the suspense was apparently too much to bear. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:42:49 EDT 1202674568904 NY High Court Upholds Rule Shielding Foreign Bank Branches In a decision with major implications for New York and its resident global financial institutions, the state's highest court ruled Thursday that banks with New York branches needn't turn over customers' overseas assets to claimants attempting to enforce U.S. court judgments. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:06:46 EDT 1202674467117 Excalibur Litigation Funders Take Another Hit A London judge ruled that a group of litigation funders must ante up an additional $7.7 million for a failed cased brought by an obscure entity called Excalibur Ventures that was represented by Clifford Chance. That brings their total legal tab to date to $57.7 million. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:14:11 EDT 1202674457301 Litigator of the Week: Nicholas Gravante Jr. of Boies, Schiller & Flexner On Texas turf, the New York litigator marshaled his resources to score a massive verdict against Trinity Industries that could affect the safety of drivers around the nation, and possibly beyond. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:33:05 EDT 1202674413809