Plaintiffs who help prosecutors uncover fraud against the United States have made a fortune by blowing the whistle thanks to the federal False Claims Act. But too often the government is getting the short end of the carrot, at least according to a former top Department of Justice official.
After winning nearly $1 billion from Samsung Electronics Co. for patent infringement, Apple Inc. is demanding more money
A federal judge on Friday rejected a last-ditch bid to halt the merger of AMR Corp. and US Airways Group Inc., telling a group of customers challenging the deal that they failed to show how they would be harmed by it.
The U.S. Supreme Court will attempt to answer a question that has perplexed the technology industry for decades: When is a piece of software patentable?
In case there was any doubt that legal education is going through something of a crisis, here’s the latest snapshot of the academy.
The legal services sector shed 1,100 jobs in November, the second consecutive month of contraction after a mostly steady period of recovery, according to U.S. Labor Department’s latest monthly report.
A new report on judicial financial disclosure gives high marks to California but says most other states are falling short on transparency.
In an unusual move, a federal appeals court changed its mind Thursday and granted bail to two Taiwanese executives who are seeking to overturn their convictions in a closely watched price-fixing case.
The censure this week of Rutgers School of Law at Camden has put a spotlight on the dreaded LSAT – the rite of passage for anyone who wants to attend law school.
Prominent private equity lawyer Kirk Radke is leaving Kirkland & Ellis LLP after nearly three decades to join Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Thursday aimed at discouraging frivolous lawsuits by patent holders who hope to extract settlements from companies wary of litigation costs.
Two-thirds of general counsel at major U.S. corporations expect the national economy to stay the same or get worse next year, a new survey found.
The Wall Street Journal's iconic "ink-dot portraits" -- also known as "hedcuts" -- made a surprising -- and lighthearted -- cameo on Wednesday during the criminal trial of five former Bernard L. Madoff Securities employees.
The controversial release on Wednesday of 911 audio recordings from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. shows just how unsettled the debate is in America about the public's right to hear the cries of help of those in emergencies.
Is it possible to hold someone criminally responsible for Sunday's fatal rail accident in New York City?
The U.S. Department of Justice won't challenge a ruling by a federal appeals court that police need a warrant to slap a GPA tracker on a suspect's vehicle.
More than a dozen New York assemblymen and senators have been charged with corruption or convicted in recent years. But the office prosecuting most of these cases isn't in Albany but 150 miles away in Manhattan -- the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York.