Article List

  • Federal panel ponders merging NFL player concussion lawsuits

    While it may not put much of a damper on the furor that’s about to erupt in Indianapolis next week, the National Football League (NFL) has a serious problem on its hands that is likely to get worse before it gets better.

  • Louboutin tries to bring YSL to heel over red-soled shoes

    Somewhere Joan Rivers and the rest of the fashion police are aghast. Louboutin SA has turned to the 2nd Circuit to stop Yves Saint Laurent America from selling red-soled shoes, which the designer claims violates its trademark.

  • DOJ’s acting antitrust division chief stepping down

    After only six months on the job, Acting Assistant Attorney General Sharis Pozen announced her resignation from the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division yesterday. As of April 30, Pozen will step down from the role to which she was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder on Aug. 4, 2011.

  • Hogan Lovells lawyer withdraws from case

    Hopefully he wasn’t caught downloading the latest LMFAO album, too. Just days after the announcement that Hogan Lovells’ Partner Robert Bennett would represent in the massive copyright infringement case brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ)last Thursday, news broke this morning that he was required to withdraw.

  • accused of massive copyright infringement

    With the flavor of the week being SOPA, PIPA and IP issues, it should come as little surprise that the Department of Justice is cracking down on a major content hosting website.

  • News Corp. settles hacking claims with 36 victims

    When all else fails, it’s time to open the wallet. News International, the British newspaper unit of News Corp., has begun settling the 60 lawsuits filed by victims of the widely publicized voicemail interceptions at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.

  • Kodak files for bankruptcy protection

    Rumors have swirled for months now about the fate of Eastman Kodak Co. Perhaps there was some optimism that the company might stave off bankruptcy when it announced a leadership shakeup that saw its GC, Laura Quatela, promoted to president but, alas, it didn’t pan out. This morning, Kodak officially...

  • McKenna Long and Luce Forward merge

    As predicted by oracles at the Hildebrandt Institute last year, the spate of law firm mergers that began in 2011 already have continued in the new calendar year.

  • Wendy’s grabs Tim Hortons' GC

    Perhaps he’d had too many Timbits in the past few years. The Wendy’s Co. announced this morning that it appointed veteran fast-food company executive R. Scott Toop as its new senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Beginning today, Toop will report to President and CEO Emil Brolick.

  • HSBC names chief legal officer

    A new day has dawned for the legal department of HSBC Holdings Plc. Stuart Levey was appointed chief legal officer last Friday. He will be based in London and report to Group Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver.

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