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 Knowles Evens Score in IP Fight with Chinese Rival Amid claims that its client was unfairly bullied by protectionist Chinese courts, team from Covington won a key victory at the U.S. International Trade Commission in an intercontinental patent feud involving mobile device technology. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:29:34 EDT 1202673889968 Kramer Levin Becomes Target in TransPerfect Partners' Row A multi-jurisdictional slugfest between the cofounders of the world's third-largest translation company is heating up after Sullivan & Cromwell sought sanctions against one of the founders and her lawyers at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:49:49 EDT 1202673869862 Q&A: Brandon Garrett on Corporate Prosecution Agreements The UVA law professor talked to the Litigation Daily about his new book, the rise in nonprosecution and deferred prosecution agreements, and whether the government takes a "rehabilitative approach" to corporate offenders that it denies to most individual criminal defendants. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:34:27 EDT 1202673782472 Litigators of the Week: Randall Baron of Robbins Geller and Joel Friedlander of Friedlander & Gorris Before Friedlander and Baron took control of the Delaware shareholder litigation over Warburg Pincus' acquisition of Rural/Metro Corp., the case was ready to fizzle. Instead, the duo uncovered a web of conflicts and deception that led up to a $75.8 million ruling against Royal Bank of Canada. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:15:28 EDT 1202673692663 Ambac Loses Bid to Revive JPMorgan RMBS Contract Claims Siding with defense lawyers at Sullivan & Cromwell, an appeals court in New York affirmed a decision dismissing breach of contract claims by Ambac against EMC Mortgage, a Bear Stearns unit acquired by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:20:04 EDT 1202673709732 Trinity Battles Guardrail Claims as Texas Trial Nears Close Three months after a whistleblower's billion-dollar case against a major Texas manufacturer of highway guardrail systems ended in a mistrial, platoons of lawyers for both sides are gearing up for closing arguments in a retrial now underway in Marshall, Texas. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:32:03 EDT 1202673663363 The Global Lawyer: Forget 'Arab Bank.' 'In re 9/11' Is Back. Twelve years after Ron Motley filed a trillion-dollar lawsuit over the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, it's time to pick on the Saudis. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:38:33 EDT 1202673515363 Wife of Ex-SAC Trader Martoma Asks Court for Lifeline Rosemary Martoma was never implicated in her husband Mathew's insider trading scheme, which entailed using confidential drug trial information to help SAC make a windfall $275 million profit. Now her lawyers at Goodwin Procter say she shouldn't have to pay for his crimes. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:39:33 EDT 1202673502799 A Class Cert Win, Another Settlement and DQ Woes for Air Cargo Plaintiffs Fresh on the heels of a new settlement, a judge on Wednesday recommended certifying a direct purchaser class in the massive air cargo antitrust MDL. But an attempt to disqualify one of the lead plaintiffs firms threatens to block it from seeing the case through to the end. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:35:03 EDT 1202673442769 Patent Battle Over Teva's Copaxone Heads to High Court The case could set a precedent requiring the Federal Circuit to defer to district court claim construction rulings, a move that would shift power from the Federal Circuit and could make it more difficult for lawyers to get patent decisions reversed on appeal. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:41:26 EDT 1202673382273 Judge Sets AriZona Cofounder's Stake at $1 Billion After nearly seven years of litigation, a state judge in Mineola, N.Y., ruled Tuesday that the cofounder of the company that makes AriZona iced tea owes his former business partner about $1 billion for his ownership share in the company. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:55:06 EDT 1202673361992 Amkor Vows to Fight $128 Million Tessera Win, PTO Defeat Last week ended on a decidedly sour note for Amkor Technology, a contract chip assembler that's been locked in endless litigation with semiconductor IP company Tessera Technologies. But the news was all good for Tessera and its lawyers at Irell & Manella. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:00:05 EDT 1202673340779 Chevron, Yukos, and 'Two Lifetimes of Litigation' Revisited Which will be remembered as the main event in the world's biggest cases—the litigation or the arbitration? Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:42:16 EDT 1202673257543 NFL Defeats Ex-Players' Publicity Rights Lawsuits Debevoise, representing the National Football League, convinced a federal judge in Minnesota that the works of NFL Films are not commercial speech and deserve First Amendment protection. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:06:28 EDT 1202673239375