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  • July 17, 2024

    Western Digital Owes $305M Over Hard Drive IP, Jury Told

    Hard drive goliath Western Digital owes $305 million for selling drives that infringe MR Technologies' patents for increasing storage capacity, MR's attorney told a California federal jury during opening statements Wednesday, while Western Digital's counsel said the patents are invalid and its products don't infringe anyway.

  • July 17, 2024

    SF Vax-Mandate Case Will Go To New Jury After Partial Verdict

    A California federal jury considering claims that the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District discriminated against employees who sought religious exemptions from the train agency's COVID-19 mandate rendered a partial verdict Wednesday but hung on a key question, leaving the case unresolved and setting the stage for another trial.

  • July 17, 2024

    'Inflammatory' Atty Statement Axes $11M Stanley Injury Verdict

    A Missouri appellate court has tossed an $11 million jury verdict in a suit alleging a Stanley Black & Decker unit caused a man to lose an eye due to a defective staple gun, saying plaintiff's counsel made improper "inflammatory" references to Stanley as a "billion-dollar company."

  • July 17, 2024

    Hazing Trial Plaintiffs' Claims Too General, Northwestern Says

    Northwestern University pushed back against a group of players accusing the institution of negligence in a football program hazing scandal, arguing the allegations are too general because they do not include the specific instances of hazing each plaintiff experienced.

  • July 17, 2024

    'Rust' Fiasco Shows Harm Of Gatekeeping Evidence, Attys Say

    The dismissal of Alec Baldwin's criminal charges in the "Rust" movie shooting serves as a "glaring example" of how a case can tumble off the rails when prosecutors decide whether evidence is valuable to the defense, experts say.

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