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MAYER BROWN: World Trademark Review 1000 recognizes six Mayer Brown IP partners, awards Hong Kong IP practice top-tier ranking

By Press release submission | Feb 13, 2019

The 2019 edition of World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 recognized six partners in Mayer Brown’s global Intellectual Property practice and awarded the firm a top-tier ranking in Hong Kong SAR in the Enforcement & Litigation category.

MAYER BROWN: Leading derivatives and fintech attorney Matthew Kluchenek joins Mayer Brown

By Press release submission | Jan 23, 2019

Mayer Brown announced that leading derivatives and fintech attorney Matthew Kluchenek has joined the firm as a partner.

MAYER BROWN: Antitrust litigator Daniel Fenske joins Mayer Brown as partner in Chicago

By Press release submission | Jan 16, 2019

Mayer Brown announced that highly regarded litigator Daniel T. Fenske has joined the firm’s Antitrust & Competition practice as a partner in Chicago. Most recently, Mr. Fenske was a partner at Jenner & Block.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown recognized in Financial Times’ list of most innovative law firms for legal expertise

By Press release submission | Dec 19, 2018

The Financial Times has ranked Mayer Brown as one of the “Most Innovative Law Firms for Legal Expertise” annual report, “North America Innovative Lawyers.” Mayer Brown has been recognized in the report each year that it has been published.

Appeals court junks $10.7 million verdict in water heater-scalding suit

By Dan Churney | Dec 14, 2018

An Illinois appeals panel has overturned a Cook County jury’s $10.7 million verdict against a water heater manufacturer, which found the company was liable for a baby’s scalding death, saying the trial judge improperly excluded evidence that would have aided the manufacturer’s defense.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown appoints new office leaders in New York and Chicago

By Press release submission | Dec 3, 2018

Mayer Brown announced it has appointed Britt Miller as the partner-in-charge of its Chicago office and Matthew Ingber as the partner-in-charge of its New York office.

MAYER BROWN: IFLR1000 2019 ranks Mayer Brown in six jurisdictions and recognizes 165 individual partners

By Press release submission | Nov 7, 2018

Mayer Brown is ranked in IFLR1000’s “Financial and Corporate 2019” guide in six jurisdictions, in addition to 30 practice areas and industry sectors.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown recognised in The Times Best Law Firms 2019

By Press release submission | Nov 7, 2018

Mayer Brown has been recognised in The Times Best Law Firms 2019, where it is commended for its work in commercial property.

MAYER BROWN: Seasoned commercial litigation trial lawyer Megan Webster joins Mayer Brown in Chicago and New York

By Press release submission | Oct 25, 2018

Mayer Brown announced today that Megan S. Webster has joined the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice as a partner.

MAYER BROWN: Partner Tyrone Fahner receives Illinois Bar Foundation’s Distinguished Award for Excellence

By Press release submission | Oct 21, 2018

Mayer Brown announced that the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF) has honored Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Tyrone C. Fahner (Chicago) with the 2018 Distinguished Award for Excellence.

Judges nix consumer antitrust vs steelmakers; Production chain too complex to undergird sprawling class action

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 7, 2018

While noting the plaintiffs had presented statements which could indicate price-fixing activity, a federal appeals panel has refused to melt down a lower court’s decision to slice up a potentially massive class action lawsuit accusing U.S. steelmakers of conspiring to jack up prices for raw steel.

MAYER BROWN: Two Mayer Brown partners selected to A Word About Wind’s 2018 Legal Power List

By Press release submission | Aug 24, 2018

Mayer Brown announced that Tax Transactions & Consulting partner David Burton and Banking & Finance partner Robert Goldberg were named to A Word About Wind’s Legal Power List 2018, a roster of the 100 most influential lawyers working globally on the financing aspects of wind energy.

Judge pulls plug on Viamedia antitrust suit vs Comcast over cable TV spot ads

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 18, 2018

Saying she saw the legal action as little more than an attempt by a competitor to “force” Comcast to do business with them, a Chicago federal judge has pulled the plug on an antitrust legal fight over whether Comcast had used its position to improperly squelch competition in the market for local spot cable TV advertising.

MAYER BROWN: Two Mayer Brown partners named “Notable Women Lawyers in Chicago” by Crain’s Chicago Business

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Mayer Brown announced that Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Lucia Nale and Government Relations & Public Law partner Joanna Horsnail were recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business among its 2018 “Notable Women Lawyers in Chicago.”

Judge denies class action status for insurer’s suit against AbbVie, others over testosterone drugs

By Dan Churney | Aug 9, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has barred an Ohio health insurer from pursuing a class action against several pharmaceutical companies, which are already embroiled in massive litigation over their testosterone drugs, saying the thousands of potential claims would be too individualized to be served well by a class action and the insurer’s drug review practices were “unconventional.”

Appeals panel: $15M fees not too big for lawyers behind $76M Caribbean cruise telemarketing settlement

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 27, 2018

A federal appeals panel will allow a group of Chicago lawyers to keep their potential $15 million to $18 million payday for their work in securing a $76 million settlement from a cruise line and others accused of using nonprofit surveys to mask telemarketing calls, as judges said the size of the fee award doesn’t necessarily mean it is too large.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown launches practical how-to guide for responding to mass environmental tort litigation

By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

Mayer Brown announced the launch of a new practical guide, “Responding to a Mass Environmental Tort Litigation: A How-To,” which outlines the steps to manage environmental tort claims through a hypothetical environmental incident, beginning with the initial emergency response and related investigations and ending with the resolution of ensuing litigation.

Lawyers: Defendants trying to undermine $56M-75M cruise line telemarketing calls settlement

By Dan Churney | May 21, 2018

Attorneys who bagged millions of dollars in fees from a $56-$75 million class action settlement in Chicago federal court against a cruise line and others accused of making illegal telemarketing calls, are alleging the defendants are trying now to sabotage the settlement by using bogus grounds to challenge 45,000 of 58,000 claims submitted.

Judge: Car dealer software companies can't delete antitrust claims over monopolization of car dealer data

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 18, 2018

Two companies specializing in software used by car dealerships must face an antitrust lawsuit alleging they improperly cornered the market for key industry data, and allegedly used their market share to close off competitors and jack up prices charged to vendors seeking the information they held.

Judge slams door on class action vs Zillow; 'Zestimate' may be 'gimmick,' but not deception, fraud

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 8, 2018

Saying plaintiffs had effectively pleaded themselves out of court, a Chicago federal judge has slammed the door on an attempted class action lawsuit accusing operators of real estate website Zillow of breaking state consumer fraud and deceptive practices laws by using their “Zestimates” – an online home value estimation tool – as a “marketing gimmick” to drive business to Zillow’s preferred real estate agents and undercut home sellers’ ability to sell their home for what they believe it should be worth.

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