General Civil Litigation. Legal news and articles for April 30 - 30, 2012

Looking to Make a Profit on Lawsuits, Firms Invest in ThemD4 Adds Chief Operating Officer to Its Growing TeamAmbac Withdraws From Litigation Over Countrywide SettlementAre Litigation Hold Letters Discoverable?Who won Microsoft v. Barnes & Noble patent litigation?Patent Litigation Associate AttorneyThe Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes Commences ...Mark D. Hopson Named as Managing Partner of Sidley's Washington DC OfficeKilpatrick Townsend Adds Three Attorneys to the Firm's Internationally ...Law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf loses seven more partnersClifford Chance adds partner Gary Boss to its US Insurance PracticeSunoco Alert: The Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Investigate the Sale ...The Simon Law Firm Adds Two Attorneys to its Product Liability Practice GroupJudge Linda R. Feinberg to Join the Law Firm of Szaferman LakindThe Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes Commences ...

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The Alternative to Shareholder Class Actions
Wall Street JournalApril 1, 2012

... than litigation in disputes between investors and management. The SEC gave no explanation for its action on Carlyle (related to an upcoming public offering), and it said opaquely the Pfizer and Gannett proposals might violate the securities laws.more »

Patent Litigation Risk Drives Microsoft to Move European Distribution Center
CIOApril 2, 2012

According to patent expert Florian Mueller, the German legal system lends itself to abuse of standard-essential patents. Germany's statutory law grants injunctions to any patent holder that wins a court case, he said in a blog post.more »

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Looking to Make a Profit on Lawsuits, Firms Invest in Them
New York TimesApril 30, 2012

By WILLIAM ALDEN Fred R. Conrad/The New York TimesJonathan T. Molot, left, chief investment officer of Burford Capital, a litigation investment firm, and Christopher P. Bogart, the firm's chief executive. When it comes to legal spats, companies often ...more »

D4 Adds Chief Operating Officer to Its Growing Team
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)April 30, 2012

About D4 D4 is the national leader in litigation support and eDiscovery services to law firms and corporate law departments. D4 covers the spectrum of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), from identification and preservation of data through ...more »

Ambac Withdraws From Litigation Over Countrywide Settlement
BloombergApril 30, 2012

Ambac Assurance Corp. is withdrawing from litigation over Bank of America Corp.'s proposed $8.5 billion mortgage bond settlement, according to a court filing. The bond insurer didn't give a reason for the withdrawal in a letter filed today in New York ...more »

Are Litigation Hold Letters Discoverable?
JD Supra (press release)April 30, 2012

... alleging similarly-situated employees of NVR were unlawfully denied overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. After almost eight years of litigation and dozens of discovery disputes, the Plaintiffs moved to compel ...more »

Who won Microsoft v. Barnes & Noble patent litigation?
Thomson Reuters News & InsightApril 30, 2012

An administrative law judge at the US International Trade Commission last week put off an initial determination in Microsoft's patent infringement case against B&N, which was tried in February. Now that the two are partners in the e-book business, ...more »

Patent Litigation Associate Attorney
Above the LawApril 30, 2012

The Palo Alto office of Sheppard Mullin is seeking an associate with 2 to 5 years of substantial patent litigation experience for its Intellectual Property Litigation practice; a Class of 2007 to 2010 law school graduate is preferred.more »

The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes Commences ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 30, 2012

K&T, an experienced, qualified and nationally recognized securities litigation law firm, practices exclusively in the field of securities arbitration and litigation. It continues its representation of investors throughout the world in securities ...more »

Mark D. Hopson Named as Managing Partner of Sidley's Washington DC Office
MarketWatch (press release)April 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, Apr 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Mark D. Hopson, a member of the firm's Management and Executive Committees, will assume the role of Managing Partner of the firm's 275 lawyer Washington, ...more »

Kilpatrick Townsend Adds Three Attorneys to the Firm's Internationally ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 30, 2012

Ms. Cheung, who was previously with AEON Law, focuses her practice on assisting in patent prosecution and counseling in the fields of computer science. Ms. Cheung earned her JD from the University of Washington School of Law.more »

Law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf loses seven more partners
ReutersApril 30, 2012

By By Nate Raymond | April 30 (Reuters) - Seven more partners, including an executive committee member, have left Dewey & LeBoeuf, the New York-based law firm hobbled by attorney defections, debt and a criminal probe into its former chairman.more »

Clifford Chance adds partner Gary Boss to its US Insurance Practice
MarketWatch (press release)April 30, 2012

NEW YORK, Apr 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Leading international law firm Clifford Chance today announced that Gary Boss has joined the firm in New York as a mergers and acquisitions partner specializing in insurance industry transactions.more »

Sunoco Alert: The Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Investigate the Sale ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 30, 2012

DALLAS, Apr 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor, LLP are investigating the sale of Sunoco, Inc. ("Sunoco" or "Sun") (NYSE:SUN) ...more »

The Simon Law Firm Adds Two Attorneys to its Product Liability Practice Group
STLtoday.comApril 30, 2012

Carnie started his career at one of the largest law firms in St. Louis, where he represented clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including financial services, securities, antitrust, class action, insurance, patent infringement and consumer ...more »

Judge Linda R. Feinberg to Join the Law Firm of Szaferman Lakind
MarketWatch (press release)April 30, 2012

Szaferman Lakind, www.szaferman.com , is a Mercer County, New Jersey based law firm with a broad range of practice areas that include Litigation, Business, Family Law, Personal Injury and Environmental Law.more »

The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes Commences ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 30, 2012

K&T, an experienced, qualified and nationally recognized securities litigation law firm, practices exclusively in the field of securities arbitration and litigation. It continues its representation of investors throughout the world in securities ...more »

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