Qualcomm Inc. investors asked a California federal judge to greenlight a $75 million settlement that would resolve their claims that the chipmaker misled the market by stating it kept its licensing and chip-supply businesses separate when it regularly bundled the two in negotiations and agreements.
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Qualcomm Investors Ink $75M Deal Over Licensing Practices

By Lauren Berg

Qualcomm Inc. investors asked a California federal judge to greenlight a $75 million settlement that would resolve their claims that the chipmaker misled the market by stating it kept its licensing and chip-supply businesses separate when it regularly bundled the two in negotiations and agreements.

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Archegos Trader Doubles Down On Hwang Accusations

By Rachel Scharf

A former protégé of Archegos founder Bill Hwang told New York federal jurors Tuesday that the hedge fund boss directed manipulative and improper trading, pushing back on insinuations by Hwang's counsel that the trades were above-board.

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Doubt Cast On Free Whole Foods Delivery 'Bait And Switch'

By Rachel Riley

A Washington federal judge appeared skeptical at a hearing Tuesday of claims that Amazon misled Prime members by advertising free Whole Foods grocery deliveries and then later pulling the perk in a "bait and switch," noting the retail giant has reserved the right to change Prime members' benefits.

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Korean Airline Can't Get $50M Catering Award Nixed

By Caroline Simson

A California judge has enforced a $50 million arbitral award issued to a catering company following a dispute with South Korea's Asiana Airlines, rejecting an argument that the award couldn't be enforced because the underlying contract was tainted by corruption.

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High Bidder Insists Auctioneers Turn Over Potential Van Gogh

By Brian Steele

The highest bidder in an auction for a painting that might be a previously unknown work by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh is entitled to summary judgment for breach of contract against auction houses that have refused to turn it over to her, she said in a new filing in her state court lawsuit.

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PRODUCT LIABILITY

COVID Test Maker Can't Shake All Of $30M Faulty Kit Suit

By Mike Curley

A New Jersey federal judge won't let California-based laboratory equipment maker Atila Biosystems Inc. out of a suit alleging it sold faulty COVID-19 testing kits, saying Fusion Diagnostic Laboratories LLC has adequately pled a breach of contract claim.

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SPORTS & BETTING

Nuggets Accused Of Racial Profiling Over Front-Row Seat

By David Steele

A fan who says that employees of the Denver Nuggets racially profiled him at a game in December, in a confrontation he recorded and posted on social media, is suing the NBA franchise, its arena and owner Stan Kroenke for discrimination.

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COMPETITION

Microsoft Says Starbucks Ruling Hurts FTC's Activision Case

By Jared Foretek

Microsoft told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling requiring labor regulators to meet a four-factor test in order to win a preliminary injunction undercuts the Federal Trade Commission's bid to halt the company's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc.

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DOJ Says DC Circ. Shouldn't Rethink Realtor Antitrust Probe

By Jared Foretek

The U.S. Department of Justice has told the D.C. Circuit that its April decision allowing it to reopen an investigation into the National Association of Realtors doesn't conflict with any U.S. Supreme Court or circuit court decisions and that the NAR's rehearing petition should be denied.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE

Tilray, Anheuser-Busch Want Out Of Beer Contract Suit

By Mike Curley

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Tilray Brands Inc. are asking a New York federal judge to schedule a pre-motion conference to discuss their proposed motions to dismiss a suit by CraftCanTravel LLC alleging they interfered with its exclusive distribution deal, arguing the claims are baseless and speculative.

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Brief

Lender Sues To Recoup $1M From Renowned Boston Chef

By Julie Manganis

A small Massachusetts bank is taking an award-winning Boston chef and restaurateur to court in an effort to recover more than $1 million in loans intended to start what turned out to be a short-lived eatery just outside the city in 2023.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Firms Must Rethink How They Train New Lawyers In AI Age

As law firms begin to use generative artificial intelligence to complete lower-level legal tasks, they’ll need to consider new ways to train summer associates and early-career attorneys, keeping in mind the five stages of skill acquisition, says Liisa Thomas at Sheppard Mullin.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

19 Dem AGs Urge Law Group, Others To Ignore DEI Detractors

By Aebra Coe

A coalition of 19 Democratic state attorneys general issued a letter Thursday rebutting criticism of diversity, equity and inclusion programs within the American Bar Association, Fortune 100 corporations and law firms.

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Trump Calls For Engoron's Recusal In Civil Fraud Case

By Dorothy Atkins

Former President Donald Trump and other defendants fighting a $465 million civil fraud judgment called on New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron to recuse himself Thursday in light of a once-suspended real estate attorney's recent judicial misconduct claims, which have since sparked a judicial investigation.

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GOP Sens. Get Tough On 6th Circ. Nominee's History

By Courtney Bublé

Republican senators hammered Sixth Circuit nominee Karla M. Campbell, of counsel at Stranch Jennings & Garvey PLLC, during a hearing on Thursday about her political donations, past advisory roles and the process by which she was nominated.

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Brief

House Dems Ask Chief Justice To Say How He'll Review Ethics

By Courtney Bublé

Two top Democrats on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee asked Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday how he's working to address the "glaring episodes" of ethical improprieties on the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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SEC Official Seeks To Ease Concerns Over Cybersecurity Rule

By Lauren Berg

The director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's corporation finance division reassured public companies on Thursday that the agency's recently adopted rule requiring them to make certain disclosures regarding material cybersecurity incidents does not prohibit them from sharing additional details with third parties.

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Attys Accused Of Judge Shopping Rebut Fraud Allegations

By Emily Sawicki

An Alabama federal judge is conducting an in-camera review of a long-awaited "Q&A document" believed to have circulated among attorneys accused of judge shopping their efforts to fight a 2022 state law preventing transgender youth from accessing gender-affirming care, with the lawyers handing over the document but denying allegations of misconduct.

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DLA Piper Accused Of Evading Order In Pregnancy Bias Case

By Rose Krebs

DLA Piper continues to evade a court directive to turn certain documents over to a former attorney with the firm who has filed a pregnancy bias suit, a lawyer representing the former employee has told a New York federal magistrate judge.

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Attys In Chiquita Case Say Victims Can't Proceed Together

By Carolina Bolado

A long-standing rift among plaintiffs' attorneys for victims of violence committed by paramilitary groups funded by Chiquita Brands International Inc. has reached a fever pitch, as attorneys have now told the court they cannot proceed together in a second bellwether trial of the multidistrict litigation set to start next month.

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Conn. Firm Says Thomson Reuters Unit Bungled Web Overhaul

By Aaron Keller

A Thomson Reuters unit botched a portion of a $2,336-per-month contract to overhaul a Middlebury, Connecticut, law firm's website, blend its online presence into FindLaw and include its attorneys in "Super Lawyers" listings, the firm says in a state court lawsuit made public on Thursday.

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LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Adam Leitman Bailey

Badham & Buck

Bainbridge Mims

Bernstein Litowitz

Blank Rome

Boies Schiller

Borde Law

Clarick Gueron

Cohen Milstein

Conrad & Scherer

Continental PLLC

Cooley LLP

Cooper & Kirk

Copeland Franco

Cravath Swaine

DLA Piper

Denlea & Carton

Dominick Feld

Dowd Bennett

Farella Braun

Fenwick & West

Fletcher Tilton

Friedman Kaplan

Gibson Dunn

Grant & Eisenhofer

Habba Madaio

Halpern May

Haynes & Boone

James K. Green PA

Jenner & Block

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm

Keker Van Nest & Peters

Kirkland & Ellis

Kramer Levin

Law Offices of Ronald A. Marron

Lightfoot Franklin

MoloLamken

Motley Rice

Nossaman LLP

Quinn Emanuel

Robert & Robert PLLC

Schroeter Goldmark

Searcy Denney

Sheppard Mullin

Shook Hardy

Skadden Arps

Skoloff & Wolfe

Stranch Jennings

Trump & Trump

Weil Gotshal

Wigdor LLP

Wilkinson Stekloff

Zeisler & Zeisler

COMPANIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Activision Blizzard Inc.

Alliance Defending Freedom

Amazon.com Inc.

American Bar Association

American Civil Liberties Union

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/NV

BARBRI

Cambridge Savings Bank

Chiquita Brands International Inc.

Denver Nuggets

Gate Gourmet Inc.

Harvard University

Instagram Inc.

Lambda Legal Defense & Educational Fund

LinkedIn Corp.

Microsoft Corp.

NBCUniversal Media LLC

National Association of Realtors

National Society of Compliance Professionals

Natural Resources Defense Council

QUALCOMM Inc.

Starbucks Corp.

Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters Corp.

Tilray Inc.

Twitter Inc.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Alabama Attorney General's Office

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Federal Trade Commission

Illinois Attorney General's Office

International Chamber of Commerce

Judicial Conference of the United States

National Labor Relations Board

New Jersey Supreme Court

New York Attorney General's Office

New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Supreme Court

United States District Court for the District of Colorado