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  • April 21, 2008

    Alliance Data Sues Blackstone Again

    Alliance Data Systems Corp. has sued Blackstone Capital Partners, this time alleging that the private equity firm acted in bad faith to wriggle out of a $170 million business interruption fee in a botched acquisition.

  • April 21, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc., News Corporation and Apple Inc. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • April 21, 2008

    Judge Denies GPNE's Bid To Move Cable Modem Suit

    A federal judge has denied GPNE Corp.'s bid to transfer a patent infringement suit with Cisco Systems Inc. over cable modems to the district handling GPNE's case against Samsung Telecommunications America LP involving one of the same patents-in-suit.

  • April 21, 2008

    Meda, Apotex Come To Terms In Astelin, Optivar Suits

    Swedish pharmaceutical company Meda AB has settled the litigation it brought against Canadian generics maker Apotex Inc. to protect the markets for Meda's conjunctivitis treatment Optivar and its rhinitis treatment Astelin, which together brought in more than $200 million in U.S. sales in 2007.

  • April 22, 2008

    J&J Unit Sues Over Monistat ANDA

    Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil-PPC Inc. has filed suit against Perrigo Co., claiming infringement of a patent covering its one-day yeast infection treatment, Monistat 1.

  • April 18, 2008

    Wells Fargo On Warpath In Radnor Holdings Case

    Wells Fargo Bank NA is taking issue with Radnor Holding Corp.'s disclosure statement and its motion for approval of its proposed solicitation procedures, telling the court the company's restructuring plan is not up to snuff in two separate objections.

  • April 18, 2008

    U.S. Energy Seeks Two-Month Exclusivity Extension

    Bankrupt U.S. Energy Systems Inc. has told a court it needs an extra 60 days to negotiate with creditors and other stakeholders before filing a reorganization plan and exiting Chapter 11.

  • April 18, 2008

    Honeywell Power Unit Patent Not Infringed: Fed. Circ.

    An appellate judge ruled on Friday that Hamilton Sustrand Corp. did not infringe two Honeywell Inc. patents related to aircraft power systems, affirming a ruling by a district court in 2006.

  • May 6, 2008

    Client Demands Continue To Drive Law Firm Mergers

    Legal consultants say a faltering economy is not slowing down U.S. law firm mergers, and the number of combinations is holding steady with merger activity from previous years.

  • May 1, 2008

    Digital TV Dispute Could Tempt FTC, Experts Say

    Will the U.S. Federal Trade Commission jump into a standards-setting dispute that could affect the country's upcoming conversion to digital television? Since recent cases involving standards-setting organizations have turned up more questions than answers, many lawyers are watching the FTC closely.

  • April 17, 2008

    Court Zaps Impax Suit Against Medicis Over Zit Drug

    A California federal court has dismissed an Impax Laboratories Inc. case against Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. for failing to show an immediate controversy regarding a patent for popular acne medication Solodyn.

  • April 17, 2008

    Dura's Creditors Attack Bondholder's Fee Bid

    Creditors of Dura Automotive Systems Inc. have lashed out at an investment bank that claims it owns more than $100 million of the bankrupt company's bonds, saying the bank's bid for administrative fees should be denied because it hasn't made a substantial contribution to the Chapter 11 proceedings.

  • April 16, 2008

    Court Tosses Calif. AG's Suit Against Sharper Image

    In a boost for Sharper Image, a California court has declined to hear a suit brought by state attorney general Edmund Brown against the once high-flying home gadgetry store over its gift-card policy, due to a lack of jurisdiction.

  • April 16, 2008

    Fedders Seeks Third Exclusivity Extension

    Air-conditioner manufacturer Fedders Corp. has asked for a third extension of its exclusivity period to file a reorganization plan, warning the court overseeing its Chapter 11 proceedings that if it allows the filing of competing restructuring plans, resulting expenses could diminish creditors' recoveries.

  • April 16, 2008

    Skybus Workers Allegedly Not Warned Of Bankruptcy

    Former employees of recently bankrupt Skybus Airlines Inc. have filed a class action against the carrier, claiming the company broke the law by not giving them notice that they would lose their jobs.

  • April 18, 2008

    States Urge Justices To Safeguard Title VII Provision

    A group of U.S. states is calling on the Supreme Court to take the side of employees when it hears a case later this year challenging the anti-retaliation provisions of Title VII.

  • April 16, 2008

    UCB Sues Synthon Over ANDA For Xyzal

    Belgian drugmaker UCB SA and its U.S. partner, Sepracor Inc., are suing Synthon Pharmaceuticals Inc. over the company's planned generic version of the antihistamine Xyzal.

  • April 15, 2008

    Federal-Mogul Trust Seeks To Halt Claimant Group

    The asbestos personal injury trust created by Federal-Mogul Corp.'s reorganization plan is seeking injunctive relief against certain claimants, hoping to salvage the possibility that the court will adopt a settlement that would flood the trust's coffers with $140 million.

  • April 15, 2008

    MediCor's Unsecured Creditors Object To Sale

    Ten months after filing for Chapter 11, bankrupt breast-implant maker MediCor Ltd. and its creditors are still fighting over the sale of the company’s assets.

  • April 15, 2008

    Former Court Commissioner Joins McCarter & English

    David White, a former commissioner for the Delaware Superior Court, has joined McCarter & English LLP's business litigation practice, the firm announced Tuesday.