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

Even in a strong economy, clients – you – should look at ways to get the most value from your lawyer's services. That starts with picking the right lawyer, of course, but aligning your interests with him or her matters a lot, too.

Different fee arrangements create different incentives. An hourly engagement tends to give