DLA Piper UK partners Debra Erni and Graham Tyler, who headed the asset finance practice, will join Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s transportation finance team in London at the beginning of May with three associates.
Chevron Corp. won a U.S. judge’s ruling that a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment issued in Ecuador was procured by fraud, making it less likely that plaintiffs will collect the $9.5 billion award.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a Pfizer Inc. unit’s appeal of a $58 million award to three Nevada women who contracted breast cancer after taking the company’s Premarin and Prempro menopause drugs.
Robert Moffat, the former International Business Machines Corp. executive who pleaded guilty in the Galleon Group LLC insider-trading scheme, said accused tipster Danielle Chiesi “played him” to obtain tips.
A former Ecuadorean judge who testified he and a colleague received bribes from plaintiffs who won a $19 billion pollution judgment against Chevron Corp. told a U.S. court he initially exaggerated those claims.
The ex-wife of a former Microsoft Corp. employee could be eligible for a $1 million bounty for helping U.S. regulators impose one of the largest-ever insider trading fines against Arthur Samberg’s Pequot Capital Management Inc.