Popular Litigation Topics & News

  • SEC Says Charity President Committed $9M Securities Fraud
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday sued the financial adviser to an education and health care foundation established by an elderly woman in Manhattan federal court, alleging he stole $9 million from the charity after becoming its president upon her death. ... Read more...
    Source: Law 360Published on 2017-10-20
    5 hours ago
  • Steptoe Hires Ex-Federal Prosecutor For DC Office
    Steptoe & Johnson LLP has added a former federal prosecutor and ex-Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP partner with expertise in economic sanctions and anti-money laundering regulation to its Washington, D.C., office. ... Read more...
    Source: Law 360Published on 2017-10-20
    5 hours ago
  • Ex-SEC Atty Bolsters Nelson Mullins Securities Bench
    A former chief counsel in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division who has spent about 30 years litigating and advising clients on securities matters has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP from Brown Rudnick LLP. ... Read more...
    Source: Law 360Published on 2017-10-20
    6 hours ago
  • Bosch Unit Wins NY Apt. Seizure In $2.7M Award Row
    Bosch home appliance arm BSH Hausgeräte GmbH has convinced a New York federal judge to order the seizure of a Turkish man’s Manhattan apartment, as the German company seeks to enforce a $2.7 million award against the man over a stock deal that went south. ... Read more...
    Source: Law 360Published on 2017-10-20
    7 hours ago
  • 2nd Circ. Remands Momentive Ch. 11 For Interest Revisions
    The Second Circuit reversed one aspect of the confirmed Chapter 11 plan of silicone maker Momentive Performance Materials Inc. on Friday, saying a New York bankruptcy court wrongly calculated the interest due on notes held by senior secured creditors and telling it to try again. ... Read more...
    Source: Law 360Published on 2017-10-20
    7 hours ago
  • John H. Rogicki
    Investment Adviser Charged With Stealing $9 Million From Charitable Foundation ... Read more...
    Source: SEC Litigation ReleasesPublished on 2017-10-19
    1 day ago
  • Accelera Innovations, Inc., et al. and John F. Wallin
    SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Microcap Company and its Founder ... Read more...
    Source: SEC Litigation ReleasesPublished on 2017-10-19
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  • Litigator of the Week: A $72M Save in Talc Case
    In the nationwide litigation over talcum powder, Johnson & Johnson turned to Thomas Weaver of St. Louis-based Armstrong Teasdale to overturn a $72 million verdict in Missouri. But a lot more was at stake than $72 million.         ... Read more...
    Source: Litigation DailyPublished on 2017-10-19
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  • The Posner Effect (With Help from Kirkland & Ellis)
    When Judge Richard Posner in September abruptly retired from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, he levelled pointed criticism at his colleagues on the bench for failing to do enough to help pro se litigants. On Tuesday, his fellow Seventh Circuit judges offered something of a...Read the whole entry... »         ... Read more...
    Source: Litigation DailyPublished on 2017-10-18
    2 days ago
  • Psst … Want to Buy Some Sovereign Immunity?
    Facing a high-stakes patent validity proceeding at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, pharmaceutical giant Allergan assigned the IP rights being challenged to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Because hey—sovereign immunity!         ... Read more...
    Source: Litigation DailyPublished on 2017-10-18
    3 days ago
  • ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Lawyer’s Libel Case Is Just Making Things Worse
    You’d like to think a lawyer would recognize when filing a lawsuit is not just ill-advised, but might actually make things worse. Or not. Case in point: Attorney Andrew Greene’s libel suit against Paramount Pictures.         ... Read more...
    Source: Litigation DailyPublished on 2017-10-17
    3 days ago
  • At High Court, Just One IP Case That Matters
    The 2017 term at the U.S. Supreme Court looks to be a quiet one for intellectual property. But with one potential bang in the middle.         ... Read more...
    Source: Litigation DailyPublished on 2017-10-16
    5 days ago
  • Reed J. Killion, Jeffrey W. Tomz, and Uni-Pixel, Inc.
    Former Executives of Tech Company Agree to Pay Penalties to Settle SEC Action ... Read more...
    Source: SEC Litigation ReleasesPublished on 2017-10-13
    1 week ago
  • Potential Lawsuit: Las Vegas Mass Shooting Launches Negligence and Personal Injury Lawsuits
    Las Vegas, NV: In the wake of the October 1st, mass shooting at the Route 91 festival at the MGM Resort Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, personal injury lawsuits are being filed. Among the allegations is the failure of the MGM Mandalay Bay hotel-casino to respond quickly enough to the shooting at one of their security guards by Stephen Paddock, who had checked into the hotel prior to the festival. ... Read more...
    Source: Lawyers and SettlementsPublished on 2017-10-12
    1 week ago
  • JustInfo, et al.
    SEC Files Charges in Futures Trading Scheme ... Read more...
    Source: SEC Litigation ReleasesPublished on 2017-10-12
    1 week ago
  • Gerardo de Nicolás et al.
    SEC Charges Former Top Executives for Role in Mexico-Based Homebuilder's $3.3 Billion Accounting Fraud ... Read more...
    Source: SEC Litigation ReleasesPublished on 2017-10-11
    1 week ago
  • Settlement: Wright Medical to pay $340M to end Hip Implant Failure Lawsuits
    Los Angeles, CA: Wright Medical Technologies has announced it will pay $340 million to end about 2000 claims resulting from alleged failure of its hip implant devices. This settlement will augment the Wright defective hip implant settlement reached in 2016 by $90 million, according to the defendant’s legal counsel. ... Read more...
    Source: Lawyers and SettlementsPublished on 2017-10-11
    1 week ago
  • Settlement: $140M Awarded in Androgel Heart Attack Lawsuit
    Chicago, IL: AbbiVie, maker of the testosterone replacement therapy AndroGel, has been ordered to pay over $140 million to a man who alleges he suffered a heart attack as a result of using the drug. ... Read more...
    Source: Lawyers and SettlementsPublished on 2017-10-06
    2 weeks ago
  • Potential Lawsuit: Reports of Choking Prompt Playtex Recall of 5 Million Children’s Plates and...
    Washington, DC: Playtex, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling Playtex plates and bowls for children. The recall involves about 3.6 million plates and bowls sold in the US and a further 1.9 million sold in Canada. The recall follows reports of children choking on peeling plastic from the plates and bowls. ... Read more...
    Source: Lawyers and SettlementsPublished on 2017-10-04
    2 weeks ago
  • Potential Lawsuit: FDA Warns of Adverse Event with Intraocular Injections of Triamcinolone, Moxiflox...
    Washington, DC: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued information on an adverse event report concerning a patient who was diagnosed postoperatively with bilateral hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis (HORV) resulting from injections of a compounded triamcinolone, moxifloxacin, and vancomycin (TMV) formulation. The patient developed HORV after being given injections in each eye at the end of cataract surgery procedures that were done two weeks apart. ... Read more...
    Source: Lawyers and SettlementsPublished on 2017-10-04
    2 weeks ago