As one of eight brothers who played college football, Derriel McCorvey says he has the game in his blood. Now the Louisiana lawyer is trying to make the National Football League bleed over claims that it concealed data about the dangers of concussions.
White & Case LLP opened an office in Madrid with the addition of partner Juan Manuel De Remedios, the former chairman of Latham & Watkins LLP’s corporate department in Spain. De Remedios, who will be joined by a local partner and a team of associates, will be the Madrid office executive partner.
The U.S. Supreme Court weighed new constraints on class-action lawsuits, reviewing a case from an Arkansas county that companies say is rife with abusive litigation tactics and plaintiff-friendly local judges.
The U.S. Supreme Court relaxed the deadlines for shareholder fraud lawsuits, saying investors can proceed with accusations that Merck & Co. misled the public about the risks posed by its now-withdrawn Vioxx painkiller.
More than 100 Wal-Mart Stores Inc . workers paint a similar picture in sworn complaints about the company: Local managers made sexist decisions about promotions and pay, and top officials did nothing to stop them.
A case about an over-the-counter cold remedy morphed into a debate over how a company should handle allegations of satanic influence as the U.S. Supreme Court contemplated putting new limits on investor lawsuits.