A Third Circuit panel told five former high-ranking Pennsylvania law enforcement officials on Wednesday they can bring retaliation claims against former attorney general Kathleen Kane in continued fallout from a yearslong saga over grand jury leaks, alleged investigatory missteps and the scandal over lewd emails circulated on state email addresses.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's disbarment of an attorney who moved a disputed $1.2 million client award into his children's trust funds was upheld Tuesday by the Federal Circuit.
A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday shot down an Allstate unit's bid to force a putative class action over unpaid medical benefits into arbitration, rejecting the insurer's argument that state law allowed it to take such action without an arbitration agreement between the parties.
A New Jersey federal court on Wednesday tossed allegations that Humana Inc. wrongfully engaged in monopolistic conduct by steering patients to its own specialty pharmacy, thereby harming rival specialty pharmacy Prime Aid Pharmacy Corp.
The Third Circuit ruled on Wednesday not to revive a class action lawsuit accusing GlaxoSmithKline PLC of violating antitrust laws with an alleged pay-for-delay settlement with would-be generic manufacturers for the antidepressant Wellbutrin.
A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday said Sen. Bob Menendez must go to trial before the court renders a decision on the senator's bid to toss his corruption charges on the grounds that the allegations fall short of the narrow definition of “official acts” set by the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark McDonnell decision.
BASF Catalysts LLC and Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, who have been accused in a proposed class action of conspiring to conceal evidence of asbestos in BASF products, asked a New Jersey federal court Tuesday to appoint a new special discovery master, as lawyers for Cahill also represent the current special master’s firm.
L’Oréal asked the Third Circuit on Tuesday to rehear en banc a panel’s July decision to revive a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a patent attorney in New Jersey federal court, arguing the ruling was wrong because the attorney made no claim that the cosmetic giant asked him to break the rules.
A New Jersey state appeals court on Tuesday upended a ruling awarding the then-wife of a Lowenstein Sandler LLP partner a portion of his interest in the firm as part of the couple's divorce, saying a trial court failed to spell out its findings and used flawed figures.
The Seventh Circuit’s unanimous decision Monday to uphold the conviction of Michael Coscia for a market manipulation tactic known as “spoofing” is a landmark ruling that removes questions about the constitutionality of the law banning such conduct, strengthening government efforts to crack down on the practice, experts said Tuesday.
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review an Appellate Division ruling that a ShopRite operator's challenge to an environmental permit of a planned Wegman’s supermarket was merely an attempt to stave off competition, according to an order made public Tuesday.
Avis and a consumer leading a New Jersey federal court suit accusing it of secretly charging car renters for an electronic toll-payment service have renewed their class-certification battle, with the customer saying the proposed class was affected by common issues and the company claiming its patrons had different experiences, according to Tuesday filings.
Construction of Delta Air Lines’ new terminal at LaGuardia Airport began Tuesday with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey inking a long-term lease with the airline that advances a key component of the ongoing $4 billion redevelopment of the Queens airport.
The chief of New Jersey’s Division of Consumer Affairs is leaving his post in September after a little more than three years on the job to take a deputy general counsel position at Comcast Corp., Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Tuesday.
Novo Nordisk Inc. and pharmacy benefits manager OptumRx Inc. on Monday urged a California federal judge to transfer the putative class action accusing them of inflating prices for a diabetes medication to New Jersey, where five nearly identical suits are already pending.
Five insurers have reached a settlement with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in New Jersey federal court on Monday to resolve claims that the retail giant overpaid in an earlier “huge” settlement with actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, after a sleep-deprived Walmart trucker struck the actor’s tour van in a grisly accident in 2014.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to review an appeals panel’s decision that a disbarred attorney wasn’t entitled to the $1.2 million fee he took for his representation in a New York case because ethics authorities already determined as much.
The chief of New Jersey-based Transmar Commodity Group Ltd., his son and a finance executive at the belly-up cocoa trader were hit with fraud charges Tuesday, two weeks after their bid to restructure more than $360 million of bank debt was converted by a bankruptcy judge into a liquidation.
Mortgage servicer PHH Corp. on Tuesday agreed to pay nearly $75 million over claims that it originated mortgages backed by three different federal agencies that did not meet the requirements for federal guarantees.
An attorney has launched a pro se lawsuit in New Jersey state court against left-leaning think tank New Jersey Policy Perspective, alleging he suffered discrimination on the basis of his sexual orientation while serving as a member of the organization's board of trustees.
Recently, this publication featured an op-ed in which one law firm partner contended that midsize firms will be the next casualty of the legal market, due to a supposed inability to compete with BigLaw or boutique firms for business. Though we can expect to see Am Law firms continue to lead the market in megadeals and life-or-death litigations, by all indications midsize is on the rise, says Ronald Shechtman of Pryor Cashman LLP.
Outside counsel should be able to articulate why she is proposing an alternative fee arrangement for this matter. If the client has not requested an AFA or the case is unusually difficult to budget with accuracy, this might not be the case to propose an AFA, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
Despite the boom in mobile application development, many lawyers are still reluctant when it comes to using apps in their daily work. Attorney Sean Cleary explores the benefits and shares some recommendations for apps geared toward attorneys.
A good way to understand the state of the Daubert standard in product liability cases is to examine the four most recent published circuit court opinions. All have one thing in common: The defendants framed Daubert as a matter of pseudoscientific absolutes, and the courts rejected the defendants at every turn, says Max Kennerly of Kennerly Loutey LLC.
In a recent Law360 guest article, Christopher Bogart of Burford Capital LLC claimed that "while theoretically well designed to find the proverbial needle in a haystack, big data and AI currently lack the ability to do so usefully in a commercial litigation financing context." But AI can manage many of the tasks that litigation financiers would otherwise perform, says Eva Shang, co-founder of Legalist Inc.
The tort bar eagerly awaited the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California. But the ruling did not address whether specific jurisdiction exists when the defendant markets a defective product nationwide, and the stream of commerce carries it into the forum state, where it injures the plaintiff, says David Holman of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to be a major focus for the legal community, whether as an isolated topic, as it intersects with cybersecurity, or within the legal profession itself. Each of these raises unique concerns for attorneys, says Randy Sabett, vice chair of Cooley LLP's privacy and data protection practice group.
Lenders in New Jersey beware. Although taking possession of a property and the cash flow therefrom after a borrower defaults might be tantalizing, being deemed a mortgagee-in-possession has costly implications, says Joshua Howley of Sills Cummis & Gross PC.
Several significant developments have transpired in the world of unclaimed property law that could have a significant impact on mortgage servicers’ compliance efforts. Fortunately, there are several defenses to escheatment that a mortgage servicer could potentially rely on, at least in certain states, say attorneys with Alston & Bird LLP.
Property owners are increasingly turning to common law nuisance and trespass claims for suits against neighboring industrial activities. Why has there been an upsurge in these cases? Carlos Romo of Lewis Bess Williams & Weese PC examines recent state and federal cases highlighting various legal issues associated with these types of claims.