Litigation

  • Supreme Court Rejects Enron Investors Appeal

    By Melissa Maleske | January 22, 2008

    The Supreme Court on Jan. 22 declined to review the $40 billion suit Enron investors brought against financial institutions they say colluded with the now-defunct energy company to hide losses and inflate revenue.

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  • Apollo Group to Pay Investors $270 Million

    By Melissa Maleske | January 17, 2008

    A federal jury in Phoenix ordered Apollo Group Inc., the parent company of the University of Phoenix, to pay shareholders between $270 million and $300 hundred million in damages--or $5.55 a share--for misleading investors.

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  • Wal-Mart Settles Disability Case

    By Yesenia Salcedo | January 16, 2008

    The Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Wal-Mart employee who alleged the retailer discriminated against her after an on-the-job accident. The court said the parties had agreed to settle the dispute but no details were released.

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  • High Court Rejects Third Party Liability

    By Melissa Maleske | January 15, 2008

    The Supreme Court handed down its opinion Jan. 15 in the closely watched securities case <em>Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific-Atlanta</em>.

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  • Judge Sanctions Qualcomm Outside Counsel, Criticizes In-house Lawyers

    By Melissa Maleske | January 8, 2008

    A federal magistrate judge in San Diego issued sanctions Jan. 7 against six lawyers representing Qualcomm in its high profile patent battle with Broadcom.

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  • Residents Say IBM Made Them Sick

    By Yesenia Salcedo | January 7, 2008

    More than 90 current and former residents of Endicott, N.Y., sued IBM Jan. 3 for wrongfully and recklessly dumping toxic chemicals into the environment around the company's Endicott location, causing health problems and damaging property and the environment.

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  • InsideCounsel Roundtable: Bringing E-Discovery In-House

    By Staff Writer | January 1, 2008

    Over the last several years, e-discovery has become the stuff of nightmares for in-house counsel who find themselves embroiled in litigation. The amount of electronic data the average businessperson produces has grown exponentially, the costs to conduct e-discovery have soared and the revised Federal Rules for Civil Procedure have increased...

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  • Climate Disclosure

    By Julius Melnitzer | January 1, 2008

    Investors ask the SEC to develop standards for reporting global warming risk.

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  • IP Owners Challenge State Immunity from Infringement

    By Adele Nicholas | January 1, 2008

    California knows a thing or two about patent law. For 12 consecutive years its university system has been the largest public recipient of U.S. patents--receiving ...

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  • Weed Worries

    By Mary Swanton | January 1, 2008

    California case tests employers' right to fire medical marijuana users.

    1 minute read

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