Commercial Contracts

  • July 15, 2009

    Albion, Lannett End Generic Vitamin Spat

    Albion Laboratories Inc. has resolved a bitter dispute that accused Lannett Co. Inc. of infringing two patents by using Albion’s iron supplement Ferrochel in a generic neonatal vitamin.

  • July 13, 2009

    Sentosa Wins Dismissal Of Discrimination Case

    An administrative law judge has thrown out a consolidated discrimination case brought by more than two dozen health care workers who were recruited from the Philippines and alleged Sentosa Care LLC’s health care facilities retaliated against them for filing citizenship discrimination claims and for abruptly quitting their jobs.

  • July 13, 2009

    National Union Found Not Liable In Tobacco Ad Spat

    A federal judge has ruled that National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., is not on the hook for approximately $17 million spent by the American Legacy Foundation defending itself in litigation brought over an anti-smoking advertisement.

  • July 13, 2009

    Travelers Must Fund Heparin Defense: Equity Firm

    American Capital Ltd. is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by insurers who say they don't have to defend the private equity firm in product liability lawsuits related to contamination of the blood thinner heparin.

  • July 13, 2009

    UBS, Jefferies Make Peace Over Talent Raid

    UBS Securities LLC and Jefferies & Co. Inc. have resolved allegations that Jefferies poached 36 bankers in a talent raid last month that crippled the Swiss bank’s health care investment group.

  • July 10, 2009

    2nd Circ. Backs Insurer In Agency Contract Row

    Insurance broker Legacy Group of America Inc. is down in the dumps now that an appeals court has affirmed summary judgment for North American Co. for Life and Health Insurance, killing claims the insurer wrongly terminated Legacy’s contract and saddling the agent with attorneys' fees.

  • July 10, 2009

    $8M Insurance Spat Over Stolen Goods Sent To Calif.

    A lawsuit in which Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. is seeking to prevent Personal Communications Devices LLC from receiving coverage for about $7.7 million in stolen merchandise has been transferred from a New York federal court to California.

  • July 10, 2009

    Calpine Creditor Fights Back In Contract Feud

    One of Calpine Corp.'s creditors is challenging the rejection of his bid to reverse a bankruptcy court's dismissal of certain claims related to a contract dispute over profits from a geothermal power plant that was taken over by Calpine prior to its Chapter 11 filing.

  • July 9, 2009

    UnitedHealth Nears Deal In $14M Underpayment Suit

    United HealthCare Insurance Co. has come close to reaching a settlement with Total Sleep Diagnostics Inc. and several subsidiaries that accused the insurance giant of failing to reimburse them for as much as $14 million for services and equipment.

  • July 10, 2009

    Italy Passes Law To Allow Limited Class Actions

    A new Italian law will reportedly allow groups representing consumers to bring a limited form of class action against corporations accused of unlawful or anti-competitive conduct, with individual consumers joining the suit on their own and being exposed to potential penalties if the action is rejected.

  • July 9, 2009

    Mortgage Co. Seeks Coverage In Property Lien Spat

    Graham Mortgage Corp. has attacked the Lawyers Title Insurance Corp.'s claim that it is not liable to defend or indemnify the mortgage company in an underlying suit challenging Graham's liens on a $9.6 million property in Texas.

  • July 9, 2009

    Judge Lets TIG Withhold Some Data In AIU Suit

    A magistrate judge has reconsidered an earlier order directing TIG Insurance Co. to produce documents in an AIU Insurance Co. suit against it alleging that TIG breached reinsurance contracts by failing to indemnify AIU for settlement payments in an underlying dispute over asbestos claims.

  • July 8, 2009

    Insurer Needn't Pay $3M Over Wreck: 7th Circ.

    Because it wasn't properly notified, National Union Fire Insurance Co. is not obligated to pay the $3 million balance of a $6 million judgment stemming from a lawsuit over a driver's death in a crash with a tractor-trailer, a federal appeals court has ruled.

  • July 8, 2009

    GCM Contests Chevron Attorneys’ Fees In Enviro Spat

    The buyer of a property contaminated by a former Chevron USA station near Lake Tahoe has appealed a judge’s decision to award more than $367,000 in attorneys’ fees after finding Chevron not liable for the environmental damage.

  • July 7, 2009

    Negligence Claim Nixed From Water Damage Suit

    A federal judge has agreed to drop the negligence claim from Factory Mutual Insurance Co.’s suit against Pike Co. Inc. over water damage to the library of a Connecticut public university that the insurer alleges the contractor failed to prevent.

  • July 7, 2009

    Former VP Targets Towers With Age Bias Suit

    A former senior vice president in consulting firm Towers Perrin Forster & Crosby Inc.'s reinsurance department has filed an age bias complaint against his ex-employer, claiming the firm discriminated against him in a layoff and when it doled out severance afterward.

  • July 7, 2009

    Ex-Softchoice Worker Trade Secrets Case Dismissed

    A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Softchoice Corp. accusing a former employee of stealing trade secrets when he left the computer software and hardware reseller to go work for a rival.

  • July 7, 2009

    Accused Ponzi Schemer Pang Asks To Toss SEC Suit

    Former Private Equity Management Group Inc. head Danny Pang, who stands accused of engineering a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, has asked a federal court to dismiss the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's case against him, following a ruling that approved a preliminary injunction freezing the businessman's assets.

  • July 8, 2009

    American Home Prevails In Feud Over $19M Judgment

    A federal judge has ruled in favor of defendant American Home Assurance Co. in a dispute with American Guarantee & Liability Insurance Co. and Zurich American Insurance Co. over which insurer is liable for the costs of a personal injury suit that resulted in a $19 million judgment against a construction company.

  • July 6, 2009

    AASI Trust Sues MetLife Over Ex-CEO's Life Insurance

    The liquidating trust for bankrupt All American Semiconductor Inc. has lodged a suit against MetLife Insurance Co. of Connecticut claiming that the insurer failed to provide the estate with the cash value of a life insurance policy taken out on the company's former CEO.