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ExxonMobil Defeats NY Fraud Claims

NEW YORK, NY – Impact celebrates this tremendous victory on behalf of our phenomenal clients at Paul, Weiss and ExxonMobil. Four years of hearings culminating in a landmark three-week trial where our clients faced charges of massive fraud and nearly...
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NXIVM Leader Guilty on All Counts

June 20, 2019 New York, NY – After a 6-week trial in Brooklyn, it took a federal jury less than one day of deliberations to find NXIVM founder Keith Raniere guilty on all seven counts of sex trafficking and racketeering....
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Jury Awards Damages to Bayer for Hemophilia Patent Infringement

WILMINGTON, DE – After a week-long trial and several hours of deliberation, a Delaware federal jury has found that Baxalta Inc. infringed on our client Bayer’s hemophilia treatment patent (U.S. Patent 9,364,520) which treats hemophilia and awarded our client $155...
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Another Jury Verdict in Favor of Nikon

LOS ANGELES, CA – After just over a day of deliberations, a California federal jury has found that Nikon Corp. did not infringe camera sensor patents jointly owned by lens maker Carl Zeiss and semiconductor maker ASML, allowing the Japanese...
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Cumulus Emerges from Chapter 11

After nearly two weeks of trial, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Shelley C. Chapman ruled from the bench in favor of Cumulus over its junior creditors in a fight concerning the company's value. The parties had been at odds for weeks over...
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Jury Finds Non-Infringement for Nikon

LOS ANGELES, CA – After a 5-day trial in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, a federal jury found that our client Nikon did not infringe on the ’167 and ’792 patents asserted by ASML and Carl Zeiss. ...
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Meet Katie, Our Newest Impactor!

Impact welcomes Katie Kreitman as a new designer in our New York City office. Katie bring along her expertise in illustration and animation, both 2D & 3D. Katie is an incredible talent and we're excited to have her join our...
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Welcome Paul!

Impact would like to welcome Paul Miller as a Senior Art Director in our San Francisco office! Paul brings over a decade of motion graphics experience both in the field of litigation graphics as a lead designer of a well-known...
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NCAA Gets It Right in Their Response to the Reggie Bush Scandal

After a three-week trial and six days of deliberations, a California state jury found that the NCAA did not make false or defamatory statements about former University of Southern California assistant football coach, Todd McNair, who was sanctioned for his...
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Selwyn Days Acquitted of Murder in Fifth Trial Following False Confession

After two days of deliberations, a jury in White Plains, New York, found Selwyn Days not guilty on two charges of second-degree murder. Impact is proud to support a team led by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP and...
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Brigham and Women's Hospital v. Perrigo Company

A federal jury in Boston awarded Brigham and Women's Hospital $10.2 million in damages after deciding Perrigo's generic version of Pepcid Complete Antacid infringed upon a pharmaceutical patent owned by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Investor Bio-Tech LP. The infringement...
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Impact Website Wins 2015 Interactive Award

NEW YORK, NY – We are delighted to announce Impact Trial has received the 2015 Silver Award for our legal services website from Horizon Interactive Awards, a yearly competition showcasing various media production from around the U.S. and internationally. Our...
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Judge Rules in Favor of Class in Foot Locker Pension Trial

On Tuesday, after years of litigation and a two-week trial, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled against Foot Locker Inc. in a class action suit brought by former Foot Locker Inc. employees who sued the retailer for hiding aspects of a pension plan...
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Add Impact to Your Next PCA Hearing

Our Experience Impact is no stranger to Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) proceedings in The Hague.  We have demonstrated the effectiveness of both our trial technology and visual communications services during these proceedings.  This has enabled our clients to prepare...
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Hello Boston!

We are thrilled to announce Impact Trial’s expansion with the opening of our Boston office, located at Six Beacon Street, Suite 325. Our new office adds to our existing office locations, which include New York, San Francisco and Tampa. Our...
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A Matter of Trust: The Attorney-Presenter Relationship

Over the years, Impact has had the opportunity to work with some of the most seasoned litigation attorneys across the country. Along the way, we’ve come across familiar faces time and again, and learned that behind every experienced trial lawyer...
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Get Connected in the Courtroom

Never has the need for reliable and secure internet connectivity in the courtroom been more necessary than today. Whether the trial team requires internet access to query online databases, stream real-time transcripts across town or the country, or stay coordinated...
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Ispy: Are Your Courtroom Presentations Being Covertly Recorded?

As every litigation attorney knows, recording any legal proceeding is strictly prohibited without the express, written consent of the presiding judge. Unfortunately, every day in courtrooms across America, recordings are happening unbeknownst to either judge or counsel. How can such...
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Leave Your iPad on Counsel Table

You pride yourself on being a tech-savvy attorney, saving time and streamlining your professional life with the latest apps, smartphones and computers. So it completely makes sense to incorporate your iPad into your opening arguments, right? After all, it is...
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Jury Finds Gay Conversion Therapy Fraudulent

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Following a three-week civil trial, a New Jersey jury took less than three hours to find New Jersey-based Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), guilty of fraud. The jury determined that the “gay conversion” services...
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Former Vitesse Semiconductor CEO and CFO Win Dismissal on 5 of 7 Counts after Mistrial

NEW YORK, NY – Just one month after declaring a mistrial in the criminal case against Lou Tomasetta and Eugene Hovanec, U.S. District Court Judge Paul A. Crotty granted the defendants’ Rule 29 motion and dismissed seven of the nine...
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Jury Finds Excessive Force Used on Inmate

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – After an eight-day trial before Judge Joseph F. Bianco, a federal jury found that Suffolk County prison officials and guards used excessive force against inmate Robert Houston, in violation of his eighth amendment rights. The jury found that the defendants confined...
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Bank of America Prevails in Parmalat Securities Litigation

NEW YORK, NY – Nearly eight months after presiding over a two-week bench trial, District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan dismissed the suit against Bank of America that was filed by two Cayman Island companies. Judge Kaplan was not persuaded that...
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Impact San Francisco Celebrates Its First Anniversary

Impact is proud to announce the first year anniversary of its office in San Francisco. Located right in SoMa, Impact Trial supports Bay Area clients, which include major international law firms and Fortune 100 corporations. Impact's San Francisco office is...
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Full Defense Verdict in Rue La La Shareholder Suit

BOSTON, MA - After a month-long trial and full day of deliberations in a civil case brought by Rue La La Shareholders, a Boston jury found Michael Rubin, eBay and GSI not liable for claims of breach of contract, tortious...
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Major Victory for Chevron Over Claims in Ecuador

NEW YORK, NY - Following a six-week bench trial, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan (SD-NY) ruled in favor of Chevron Corporation and invalidated a $9.5 billion judgment issued in Ecuador against the oil giant for environmental damage in the South...
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Jury Rules Medtronic Violated Patent, Awards $392.5 Million

WILMINGTON, DE – In this patent infringement case, a federal jury determined that Medtronics, Inc. willfully infringed on Edwards Lifescience’s trans-catheter heart valve patent and issued a verdict that will cost the medical device maker more than $392 million. Partners...
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Citigroup Wins Injunctive Relief in $383 Million Arbitration Case

NEW YORK, NY – After determining there was no agreement to arbitrate the dispute, a federal judge granted Citigroup, Inc. an injunction preventing the arbitration of a case brought by a Saudi investor who claimed Citigroup and its affiliates wiped...
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Second Mistrial for Former Vitesse CEO and CFO in Conspiracy Case

NEW YORK, NY – The prosecution of two former Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. executives ended with a second mistrial after the jury deadlocked on the charge that the pair conspired to misstate earnings at the chipmaker. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty...
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Verizon Wins Ruling in $9.5 Billion Lawsuit over Idearc Spinoff

DALLAS, TX – In a bench trial conducted to determine the value of Idearc, Inc. at the time of its spin-off from Verizon in 2006, U.S. District Judge A. Joe Fish ruled that Idearc had a value of at least...
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Victory for Sex Abuse Victim

NEW YORK, NY – In a case that drew widespread attention, federal court Judge Robert Patterson, Jr. found 53rd Street Partners and one of its restaurant managers liable for discrimination on the basis of sex against a former employee and...
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Macy’s Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Martha Stewart Living

NEW YORK, NY – Taking steps to enforce its exclusive deal with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Macy’s sought injunctive relief to prevent the style maven from selling her wares in JC Penney stores across the country. New York State Supreme...
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Victory for Asian American Police Officers in Retaliation Case

NEW YORK, NY – A federal jury determined that certain Asian American Port Authority police officers were the victims of retaliation by their bosses after the police officers’ participation in a previous lawsuit against the Port Authority. The jury found...
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Citi Prevails in Arbitration Over Fraudulent Investment Claims

NEW YORK, NY – Citi has successfully defended against fraud claims brought by the Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund related to a $7.5 billion investment made by the Middle East entity. Citi announced its victory in its quarterly filings. The...
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Citigroup Prevails in Lawsuit over EMI Deal

NEW YORK, NY – In a stinging blow to British financier Guy Hands, a federal jury has cleared Citigroup of any wrongdoing related to its role in the sale of EMI Group. Mr. Hands sought $8 billion plus punitive damages;...
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Johnson & Johnson Blocks Class Certification for Second Time

NEWARK, NJ – Federal district court Judge William H. Walls denied class certification in a case brought by four named plaintiffs against Johnson & Johnson levying pay and promotion discrimination claims on behalf of approximately 8,600 black or Hispanic employees....
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Edwards Lifesciences Prevails in Patent Dispute Over Heart Valves

WILMINGTON, DE – A federal jury ordered Medtronics, Inc. to pay $73.5 million to Edwards Lifesciences Corp. after finding that Medtronics violated the patent on Edwards’ Sapien XT heart valve. The jury determined that Medtronic’s CoreValve line willfully infringed on...
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Jury Determines Novell Owns UNIX Copyrights

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SCO Group was unsuccessful in its bid to declare ownership rights to UNIX code, when a federal court determined that Novell was the rightful owner and that SCO had breached its asset-transfer agreement with Novell....
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Citigroup Awarded Largest Defense Verdict of 2008 Over Parmalat

HACKENSACK, NJ – A New Jersey jury awarded Citigroup a defense verdict of $364.2 million in damages, handing the financial services company a decisive victory over Parmalat, the Italian dairy giant. The jury found that Parmalat had defrauded Citigroup in...
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