X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Our first runner-up this week is a team at Davis Wright Tremaine that scored a major appellate reversal for short-seller Muddy Waters. A trial court in California had previously found that Muddy Waters-authored reports–reports that raised allegations that a large Chinese aluminum company had fraudulently inflated sales figures–amounted to “commercial speech” and fell outside the protections of the state’s anti-SLAPP law. But last week, California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal granted what the justices themselves called an “extraordinary” writ in the case. The ruling orders the lower court to strike the complaint finding the underlying claims arose from protected speech on matters of public concern. The Davis Wright team was led by partners Bruce Johnson, Ambika Kumar, and Diana Palacios.

A Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher team led by Josh Krevitt, Paul Torchia and Kate Dominguez also nab a runner-up spot for their win for EMC in a patent case brought by ACQIS. In a ruling handed down last month that was made public last week, U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs in Boston granted summary judgment of non-infringement for EMC on all eight patents remaining in the case relating to modular computing systems. The ruling came after ACQIS had secured tens of millions of dollars in settlements from others by asserting the same patents. The Gibson Dunn team forced ACQIS to take positions in Patent Office proceedings challenging the patents that led to favorable claims construction in the case for EMC.

This premium content is locked for
Litigation Daily subscribers only.

Already have an account?
Interested in customizing your subscription with Law.com access?
Contact our Sales Professionals at 1-855-808-4530 or send an email
to [email protected] to learn more.

Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

More from this author

Corporate Governance: Avoiding and Responding to MisconductBook

This timely law book describes, step by step, the measures needed to prevent criminal actions within a corporation and minimize the impact of misconduct that may have a...

Get More Information
 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.