Bayer AG will pay $500,000 to settle a proposed class action alleging that it falsely advertised a vitamin to Florida consumers under a deal approved Monday in New Jersey federal court, ending a long legal battle that led to a precedential appeals ruling on class ascertainability.
Real estate tycoon Glenn Straub, the new owner of the shuttered Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, is facing another obstacle in his bid to reopen the property after New Jersey's gaming regulator told a bankruptcy court Monday that state law prohibits his company from assuming Revel's casino license from the previous owner.
Counsel for a Rhode Island insurance group urged the New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday to upend a decision requiring it to provide medical malpractice coverage under a policy that was rescinded over a physician's alleged misrepresentations, arguing that New Jersey law was improperly applied in the case.
The New Jersey Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over whether a professional malpractice complaint warrants dismissal because it violated a state regulation by including an affidavit from someone who isn't licensed in the same field as the defendant.
National Grange Mutual Insurance Co. must face a condominium manager's claim for nearly $1.6 million stemming from a settlement of construction defect litigation against a window installer, a New Jersey appeals court said Monday, ruling that a lower court erred in determining that the settlement wasn't reasonable.
The New Jersey Supreme Court will consider whether federal law preempts patients' claims that manufacturers of generic Reglan didn't adequately warn about neurological risks by failing to timely update the digestion medication's labeling, according to an order posted Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined a request from three limited liability companies to review a Third Circuit decision finding them responsible for the full tax burden related to a technology company transaction despite transfers of interest to offshore entities.
French consulting corporation Cap Gemini SA will expand its presence is North America with the acquisition of New Jersey-based IT services company iGate Corp. for $4 billion, or $48 a share in cash, the two companies announced on Monday.
Privately held cancer biotech Quanticel Pharmaceuticals Inc., backed by Versant Ventures, is being acquired by Celgene Corp. for up to $485 million, culminating a more than three-year partnership between the companies, they said Monday.
New Jersey Democratic Party boss Joseph A. Ferriero wants either an acquittal or new trial on charges he abused his political position to profit from government contracts, according to a Friday filing in New Jersey federal court.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration on Friday told the state Supreme Court that the judiciary branch would become entangled in the annual budget process if it lets stand a lower court ruling that he unlawfully trimmed $1.57 billion in pension funding.
A former managing director of a pharmaceutical company that merged with Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. in 2009 has filed a complaint in New Jersey state court against Inovio, contending he was wrongly blocked from exercising certain stock options after the merger.
A Siemens AG manufacturing unit in New Jersey was hit with a complaint Friday by an employee alleging it created an intimidating work environment pervaded by racial epithets and threats targeting black employees, which culminated in the hanging of a noose in front of their lockers.
Mandelbaum Salsburg Lazris & Discenza PC is exiting YA Global Investments LP's malpractice suit over a $41 million loan for a failed resort, and dismissing accusations that Dentons played a substantial role in YA Global's losses, according to New Jersey federal court filings Friday.
Full Service Network, TruConnect Mobile and others on Thursday lodged the latest suit contesting the Federal Communications Commission’s recently enacted net neutrality rules that reclassify broadband Internet as a telecommunications service, telling the Third Circuit that the rules restrict competition.
A New Jersey judge made clear Friday that he wouldn't rule on the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority's key justification for redacting documents related to the Izod Center's closing, in a lawmaker's suit for access to those documents.
A federal judge on Friday granted a plaintiffs' motion to relieve the New Jersey Department of Transportation from facing a Clean Water Act claim by allowing discharges of pollutant-filled stormwater to enter the Raritan River, in light of a report showing the agency complied with state pollution regulations.
The holder of a child safety seat patent told a New Jersey federal court Thursday it shouldn’t have to pay Volvo Car Corp. a nearly $1 million judgment for attorneys’ fees, saying the judge in the case ignored significant claim construction issues that refute the finding that its suit had no reasonable basis.
Cable giant Charter Communications Inc. asked a Delaware Chancery judge Thursday to deny Avaya Inc.’s request to halt a New Jersey lawsuit over a contract dispute stemming from patent litigation, which was filed the same day as a practically identical action in Delaware Superior Court.
A case coming before the New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday that tests the long-standing use of retired judges who are 70 or older for temporary assignments could shake the court system's ability to efficiently handle cases and worsen backlogs amid ongoing judicial vacancies, attorneys say.
The first wave of post‐Daimler decisions suggests district courts will rely on new theories of general and specific jurisdiction to exercise personal jurisdiction in Hatch‐Waxman cases, say Tedd Van Buskirk and Mark Deming of Polsinelli PC.
The New Jersey Appellate court recently held that the language of a Home Affordable Modification Program trial period plan or forbearance agreement may require a lender to modify the loan if a borrower complies with its terms, which qualifies the long-standing principle that a borrower does not have a right to a loan modification and a lender is not required to offer one, say attorneys from Blank Rome LLP.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regulations on the disposal of coal combustion residuals are the first of their kind under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's Subtitle D enforcement structure, which grants enforcement authority to states and citizens rather than to the EPA, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring LLP.
The efforts of state bar regulators in three large legal markets — Florida, New York and now Virginia — are almost certainly an indication of increased regulation to come in the area of lawyer mobility, say attorneys with Holland & Knight LLP.
With its recent ruling in the Blood Reagents Antitrust Litigation, the Third Circuit has joined the Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circuits in requiring that district courts take Daubert into account when assessing expert testimony at the class certification stage, say Andrew Finch and William Michael of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP.
The Eastern District of Virginia ― known as the “Rocket Docket” ― had the fastest trial docket in the country in 2014, for the seventh year in a row. The median time interval to trial was 12.5 months. That’s compared to a nationwide average of 24.9 months to try a case, says Robert Tata, managing partner of Hunton & Williams LLP's Norfolk, Virginia, office.
Although much of the content of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' long-awaited proposed rules for mental health parity in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program was expected, there are several provisions that may be challenging for states and Medicaid managed care entities to comply with, if they are finalized in their current form, say Caroline Brown and Phil Peisch of Covington & Burling LLP.
In holding that the government’s audit and investigation did not constitute a “public disclosure” in U.S. v. Shell Exploration, the Fifth Circuit recently aligned with the holdings of several other circuits, including the First, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth and D.C. Circuits, and disagreed with the Seventh Circuit’s interpretation of the statute, say Jennifer Tracy and Eric Teasdale of Choate Hall & Stewart LLP.
The Third Circuit, in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Hotels and Resorts LLC, appears to be considering turning the case away on improper-forum grounds, meaning that a federal court will have no occasion to consider the FTC’s position that businesses are on notice of cybersecurity requirements by virtue of a variety of FTC complaints, say Marc Perry and Abraham Rein of Post & Schell PC.
The corruption case against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., is a quintessential white collar case, in that what it boils down to is not what happened but why. The critical question is whether it was friendship alone that led to the gifts. For a number of reasons, I think the “friendship defense” is unlikely to fly, says Randall Eliason, a law professor and former federal prosecutor.