A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday released Nymox Pharmaceutical Corp. and its founder from a class action securities suit, concluding that shareholders failed to demonstrate a purposeful scheme to misrepresent the prospects of a prostate drug when trials showed the medication was doomed to fail.
Kushner Companies Inc. on Wednesday unveiled its $500 million plan to transform New Jersey’s Monmouth Mall into an open-air, mixed-use development, marking Eatontown Borough’s largest private investment to date and embracing a real estate model that’s eclipsing traditional enclosed shopping meccas.
A New Jersey doctor who allegedly submitted millions of dollars in false Medicare and Medicaid claims for carrying out thousands of invasive diagnostic tests — more than any other physician in the state during a five-year span — that were never actually performed was sued by the federal government on Wednesday.
A Newark, New Jersey-based company in the flavor and fragrance industry put workers at risk in the handling of dangerous chemicals though more than a dozen workplace health and safety violations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday.
Toys 'R' Us Inc. on Wednesday settled a breach-of-contract suit accusing an insurance company of failing to provide coverage for a $25 million wrongful death verdict awarded to the family of a 28-year-old woman who died after using an allegedly defective inflatable pool slide sold by the retailer.
The onetime owners of a hurricane-damaged Virginia hotel have accused LeClairRyan of breach of contract and malpractice in insurance coverage litigation, telling a New Jersey court the firm colluded with creditors and improperly spearheaded an involuntary bankruptcy against the hotel.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday gave Global Client Solutions LLC and Rocky Mountain Bank and Trust another chance at securing arbitration in a putative class action accusing them of participating in a scheme to defraud indebted consumers that involved fabricated negotiations with creditors.
Generic-drug maker Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has urged the Third Circuit to resurrect its suit against Warner Chilcott PLC for allegedly tweaking the formula of its acne medication Doryx in order to block generic competition, saying Warner's defenses "amount to a call to abandon all antitrust review of product changes."
The 14 members of New Jersey's congressional delegation have asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for help closing a $467 million funding gap for infrastructure repairs necessitated by Superstorm Sandy, according to a letter made public Tuesday.
The Third Circuit declined to review a U.S. Department of Labor Benefit Review Board's decision to award benefits to a miner suffering from black lung disease, saying a mining company can't challenge the timeliness of the miner's claim based on a purported misdiagnosis from a decade ago.
The Third Circuit on Tuesday dismissed Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP’s appeal of sanctions imposed on it by a district court judge for litigating three time-barred thalidomide birth-defect suits against Grunenthal GmbH, saying it lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter because related claims are still pending in the lower court.
A New Jersey attorney who admitted he stole $2.6 million from his former employer was sentenced to 18 months in prison Tuesday over his objections that incarceration would cut off his access to gambling addiction recovery resources.
An operator of Houlihan's restaurants in New Jersey has been hit with a putative class action claiming it has failed to pay proper overtime wages and made unlawful meal deductions from workers' pay.
Four New Jersey environmental groups on Tuesday continued their fight against New Jersey’s $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil Corp. over pollution, urging the Appellate Division on Tuesday to allow them to join the litigation so they can overturn the deal they say shortchanges the state.
A former Major League Baseball pitcher who allegedly lost millions of dollars to bad investment management can't revive his claims against SunTrust Bank, the Third Circuit ruled Monday, finding that he failed to explain why the lower court should have ordered arbitration instead of dismissing the claims.
Dunkin’ Donuts flouts the law and dupes consumers by illegally charging a tax on pre-packaged coffee and other tax-exempt products, a proposed class of New York and New Jersey consumers said in two complaints filed Monday.
Some of New Jersey's top Democratic state lawmakers came together with U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, D-N.J., in the state capital on Tuesday announcing joint plans to introduce legislation that would eventually raise the state and federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Donald Steckroth has been formally tapped to serve as the examiner in the Chapter 11 case of Zucker Goldberg & Ackerman LLC and investigate possible claims against current and former members of the foreclosure law firm and related “insiders,” according to an order Monday.
The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation urged a New Jersey federal judge Monday to quickly consider the tribe's suit seeking explicit state recognition, saying the federal government has questioned the tribe's eligibility for an ongoing contract that depends on the tribe’s recognition status.
Eaton, Volvo and several truck manufacturers have asked the Third Circuit to reject a bid to revive a putative class action against the companies for allegedly entering into anticompetitive agreements that hiked the cost of Eaton’s transmissions, saying a lower court properly found the lead plaintiff lacked standing.
While some office romances end unremarkably, others could form the basis for sexual harassment lawsuits with the potential to cost employers millions of dollars. With Valentine's Day approaching, there's no better time of year for employers to be proactive about mitigating the potential liability, disruption or embarrassment that can arise from sexual harassment claims, say attorneys at Nixon Peabody LLP.
Analyzing the reasons why clients choose certain firms reveals a great deal about what is important and valued in the marketplace. Based on interviews with a random sample of over 600 heads of legal in the largest U.S. organizations, Elizabeth Duffy, vice president of Acritas US Inc., identifies the core brand drivers of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
In a recent Law360 article it was suggested that promotion to partner was a competition between associates and that taking maternity, paternity or family medical leave could impact an associate's chances at promotion. But this sort of ethos — which may have contributed to law firms’ success in the past — is not the best way to secure the industry's future, says Daniel Butcher, managing partner of Strasburger & Price LLP.
The rules for testing the legality of restrictive covenants vary greatly among states, and recent decisions from several courts illustrate the point, both with respect to the framework for considering such covenants, and specifically regarding the reformation of overbroad covenants. As a result, employers should be wary of boilerplate contract language that has been successful in the past, say attorneys at Williams & Connolly LLP.
The New Jersey federal court's recent decision in Alcon v. Akorn disregards the very purpose of the 30-month stay of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval as apparent from the legislative history of the Hatch-Waxman Act, say Brian Coggio and Ron Vogel of Fish & Richardson PC.
Today’s lawyers might be surprised to find that the teachings of Cicero remain relevant to modern practice. In recognition of the ancient Roman orator's birthday this month, Skiermont Derby LLP attorney Eliot Walker offers three practice points for lawyers and politicians plucked from Cicero’s seminal dialogue on rhetoric.
The United States is facing an infrastructure crisis, and our needs are far greater than the government can provide on its own. Reducing the political risks associated with public-private partnerships by enacting legislation to bring transparency and predictability to the forefront of the process is an important step toward fixing America's crumbling infrastructure, say Stacia Wells and Robert Siegel at Bilzin Sumberg Baena & Axelrod LLP.
When executed properly, an efficient new business intake process can drive growth, minimize risk, and ensure new clients support a law firm’s business and financial objectives. But determining how to streamline the NBI process is easier said than done, says Terrence Coan, leader of HBR Consulting LLC's information governance and risk management practice.
As with the recently created NFL “Sunday Ticket” MDL, with many overlapping putative class actions pending in different jurisdictions, the question regarding fantasy football will likely not be whether to create an MDL, but rather where the MDL will be located. Kaye Scholer's Alan Rothman discusses this and other issues in his broader look at recent trends at the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
By including expired collective bargaining agreements within the scope of Bankruptcy Code Section 1113 in the Chapter 11 case of Trump Entertainment, the Third Circuit has enabled debtor-employers to reject such agreements and thereby avoid having to continue to comply with their terms and conditions, says Mark Salzberg of Squire Patton Boggs LLP.