Ending nearly a decade of litigation, a federal judge has approved Fannie Mae's $153 million securities fraud settlement with shareholders and the plan for distributing it among the more than one million class members.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a deeply divided ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on the standard for determining whether certain computed-related inventions deserve patent protection.
Before Nelson Mandela became one of the 20th century's most influential world figures, he founded South Africa's first black law firm in one of his first steps on the path to social justice. Some of South Africa's top lawyers reflect on the late leader's legacy.
Thirteen alleged members of the hacking group Anonymous who were accused of participating in a politically motivated cyberattack on PayPal Inc. have pleaded guilty to conspiracy and a misdemeanor violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Although the law in the Third Circuit is muddled as to how far the state-created danger theory reaches into the arena of high school sports, the appeals court declined to settle it with a case brought by a cheerleader who got a head injury during practice.
Preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that while the broader economy gained steam, the legal industry shed jobs for the second straight month.
A $5.5 million settlement cut short a federal trademark infringement trial against Fort Lauderdale flea market operator Swap Shop Inc. in a lawsuit filed by Coach Inc.
A judge has blocked a New Jersey school board?s attempt to subpoena Google for the identity of an anonymous online critic suspected of making public proprietary standardized test materials.
Amendments to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which restricts telephone solicitations and limits the use of automatic dialing systems, are finding favor among class action attorneys.
Legal departments can earn more money than they spend by garnering tax savings or government grants. "It's simple, and anyone can do it," says Exel GC Mark Smolik.
Three U.S. district judges and a U.S. magistrate participated in a roundtable discussion in Dallas, "Patent Law: Best Practices As Seen From The Bench."