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B2B takes on a whole new meaning
Big business and many legislators paint the courts in the popular imagination as handing out gigantic verdicts in class actions, medical malpractice and products liability cases. In reality, the biggest verdicts last year were obtained by businesses suing other businesses.

This verdict made jaws drop

Microsoft Corp. was forced to face the music during a high-stakes intellectual property trial last year. A team of Kirkland & Ellis litigators persuaded a San Diego jury to award $1.538 billion to telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent for infringement of two file-compression patents, used to play tunes in Microsoft’s Windows Media Player and other MP3 devices.

Practice makes perfect for these hot litigators

For those litigators who live in the courtroom and for courtroom victories � however ephemeral � 2007 brought multiple big plaintiffs’ verdicts. Whether one looks at Chris Searcy’s personal injury firm in Florida, which won four verdicts totaling more than $101 million, or considers that corporate defender Kirkland & Ellis chalked up three large plaintiffs’ verdicts, it was a big year for compound victories.

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