In a legal setback for oil-well contracting giant Halliburton Corp., a federal appeals court Thursday overturned a decision that had freed the company from a former executive’s pension benefit plan, reached through a 22-year-old oral agreement.
At a meeting in Iceland on Thursday, Scandinavian consumer regulators discussed the direction of their challenge with Apple Computer Inc. over antitrust issues because the iPod and its online music store is not compatible with competitors’ products.
Wyeth subsidiary Genetics Institute has sued Baxter Healthcare Corp. for breach of contract regarding the hemophilia drug Recombinate.
A federal judge has dismissed $500 million in claims against Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG, which was sued by one-time partner Minebea Co. Ltd. on charges of conversion, breach of contract, patent exhaustion and patent misuse.
As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mulls broadened accessibility to Barr Pharmaceutical Inc.’s Plan B contraceptive, U.S. President George W. Bush said Monday he supports tightening restrictions on the “morning after” pill for minors, marking his first public statement regarding the controversial issue.
Amid controversy surrounding Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s move to make its morning after contraceptive pill available without a prescription, the drug maker has refiled its application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell Plan B over the counter to women over 18.
As Nordic consumer regulators gear up for a meeting in Iceland this month to consider potential litigation against Apple Computer Inc. over its controversial iTunes monopoly, some European antitrust attorneys have cautioned the regulators to tread these waters very carefully.
A case brought by the founder of Penthouse magazine against his former company alleging that it stripped him of millions and conspired to defraud him after it went bankrupt has been remanded to state court.
Conseco Inc., a once-highflying financial services company, prevailed Friday in its fight to avoid paying millions of dollars to cash out an unusual life insurance agreement for the former executive accused of driving the firm into the ground.
After meeting with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday, Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. plans to amend its request to sell its morning-after contraceptive pill without prescription within the next two weeks.
Employees of Lear Corp. have class action lawsuits against the automotive interior company and its board of directors, claiming they should have protected employees’ retirement savings plan from predictable losses in the shaky auto market.
A year after controversy erupted over the agency's refusal to make the morning-after pill available over-the-counter, the Food and Drug Administration unexpectedly announced Monday that it is considering allowing the drug to be sold without prescription to women over the age of 18.
RxUSA Wholesale Inc. has filed a new lawsuit against drug wholesaler McKesson for violating agreements to fill orders for various drugs.
Music industry giant Sony BMG has been hit with an amended complaint in a suit that challenges how the music industry assesses royalties for musicians who signed contracts before the dawn of digital downloads.
Abbott Laboratories and Medinol Ltd. have reached a preliminary settlement in a patent dispute over a medical device, bringing an end to one of numerous fights in the $5 billion coronary stent industry.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has opened up an investigation into whether Finland’s Nokia Corp. and its U.S. unit took part in unfair trade practices by importing and selling phones that allegedly infringed six of Qualcomm Inc.’s mobile communications patents.
The blame game over alleged corporate looting at Hollinger International Inc. heated up Thursday with a countersuit by the publisher’s top shareholder, Hollinger Inc. The publisher, owner of the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers, stands accused of stripping Hollinger Inc. of its assets to enrich top executives.
Univision Communications Inc. has become the defendant in two lawsuits after selling the company Monday for less than its shareholders believed it was worth.
In the latest blow to KPMG LLP, a court has greenlighted a lawsuit against the Big Four accounting firm brought by shareholders of a fraud-ridden company that lapsed into bankruptcy after KPMG, the company’s auditor, failed to perform proper audits.
A Texas-based medical device maker has filed a federal lawsuit against three companies it says are illegally muscling in on the market for dilation balloon catheters often used in sinus surgery. The allegations by Quest Medical, Inc. include patent infringement, tortious interference, breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets.