From the monthly archives:

October 2012

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The federal judge in California overseeing the film transistor-liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCD) antitrust litigation on Oct. 15 preliminarily approved a $ 30 million settlement between Toshiba Corp. and direct purchasers, vacating a jury award of $ 87 million in damages to the purchasers on their claims that Toshiba […]

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TweetDisabled individuals hoping to attend law school are not given a fair chance to prove they have what it takes, according to the Department of Justice. The agency has joined a class-action disability discrimination lawsuit against Law School Admission Council (LSAC), which administers the law school entrance exam. Under the Title III of the American […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Kentucky appeals court panel on Oct. 12 vacated verdicts totaling more than $ 130.7 million against two drug makers for publishing inflated average wholesale prices (AWPs), saying the Kentucky Medicaid program was well aware of the practice and was complicit in the scheme (Sandoz Inc. v. Commonwealth […]

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TweetThe use of social media over the last 5 years has become so widespread that many educators and lawmakers are considering whether social media deserves a place with math and geography school curriculums. In New Jersey, Angel Fuentes has introduced a bill in the state legislature that would include social media as a core curriculum […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. U.S. Judge Lucy H. Koh of the Northern District of California abused her discretion in barring Samsung Electronics America Inc. from selling the Galaxy Nexus smart phone, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 11 (Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics America Inc., No. 12-1507, Fed. Cir.). In reversing and remanding the […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 9 declined to grant a petition by Chevron Corp. to review the January opinion of a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel instructing the dismissal of a lawsuit by the company for an injunction to prevent the enforcement of the $ […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. NEW YORK – The federal bankruptcy judge presiding over the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of Dewey & LeBoeuf on Oct. 9 approved a partner contribution plan (PCP) that will recover $71 million that was paid to former partners of the firm and could have been the subject of […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. In a suit arising from a loan default by the purchasers of a hotel, a federal judge in Georgia on Oct. 5 granted summary judgment for breach of note and breach of guaranty claims in favor of a bank that assumed the loan from a failed bank, rejecting […]

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Tweet~From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A federal judge in California on Oct. 5 denied Bank of America NA’s (BOA) motion to dismiss a putative class action alleging that it aided and abetted a mortgage-related Ponzi scheme (Patricia Arreola, et al. v. Bank of America NA, et al., No. 11-6237, C.D. Calif.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144765). […]

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TweetCHICAGO – The $32 million personal injury verdict awarded in August 2010 to a flavor-industry employee stricken with bronchiolitis obliterans was overturned Oct. 4 by a unanimous First District Fourth Division Illinois Appellate Court panel, which held that the trial court erred in directing a verdict on the statute of limitations defense (Gerardo Solis v. […]

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