We round up the most significant appellate decisions relevant to commercial litigation each week.

Welcome to the spring break edition of Commercial Roundup. This week’s highlights include a fantastic round-robin interview of six women lawyers who’ve made their way to the top of antitrust-world and the end of a saga about a non-lawyer who helped mass-tort firms “sign up clients” for money.

This week you’ll find me at the Spring Meeting of the ABA’s Antitrust Law Section in Washington, DC. Send me an email (bbarnett@susmangodfrey.com) if you’ve also come to the this year’s antitrust nerd-fest and either see an especially recondite, funny, or otherwise notable presentation or would like to say hello.

Continue Reading Commercial Roundup – March 29, 2023

LIBORGet ready for the Supreme Court to resolve a question that has divided courts of appeals for years:

Whether and in what circumstances is the dismissal of an action that has been consolidated with other suits immediately appealable?

If that doesn't sound sexy enough for you, consider that the issue arises in massive litigation over

The Federal Circuit yesterday upheld almost all of a $240 judgment against Microsoft Corporation for willful patent infringement. 

U.S. District Judge Leonard A. Davis presided over a jury trial on i4i's claims.  He accepted findings of infringement and willfulness and the jury's verdict of $200 million in damages.  He also enhanced the award by $40 million, in part due to

The Seventh Circuit today upheld a forum non conveniens ruling.  The order under review sent a Bulgarian company's case against a Bulgarian bank and its American parent to Bulgaria.  Anecdotes about corruption in the Balkan state's courts didn't impress the panel, nor did Bulgaria's hefty filing fee, among other things that Their Honors found not enough to keep