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New Jersey

  • June 7, 2018

    FTC Says Patent Infringement Suits Are Not Antitrust Proof

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. can't dodge antitrust counterclaims from generic drugmaker Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc. simply by arguing that it is allowed to sue generics companies for patent infringement when they seek approval to copy branded products, the Federal Trade Commission told a New Jersey federal judge in a proposed amicus brief on Wednesday.

  • June 7, 2018

    Biogen, Drugmaker Settle Angiomax Patent Royalties Row

    Biogen Inc. has settled a licensing dispute in a New Jersey federal court with a pharmaceutical company over whether the global biotech giant could keep collecting royalties on sales of the blood thinner Angiomax after the patent had expired.

  • June 7, 2018

    NJ Justices Won't Review $225M ExxonMobil Pollution Deal

    The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to review a judge's approval of the state's controversial $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil Corp. to resolve contamination from gas stations and refineries, dealing a blow to environmental advocates who contend the deal undervalues the damage.

  • June 7, 2018

    Weibo Investor Failed To Show False Statements, Judge Says

    An investor who accused Weibo Corp. of misleading shareholders about its compliance with China’s internet licensing laws lost his suit Wednesday when a New Jersey federal judge found his claims weren’t sufficiently tied to any statements the social network made.

  • June 7, 2018

    General Dynamics Sued Over $332M NJ Superfund Liability

    A General Dynamics Corp. subsidiary has been sued in Delaware Chancery Court by Eaton Corp. affiliate Cooper Industries, which alleges General Dynamics must share in the costs of a $332 million federal Superfund cleanup in New Jersey.

  • June 7, 2018

    Hospital System Shorts Employees On Overtime, Pa. Suit Says

    Trinity Health Corp. and two of its subsidiaries have been slapped with a putative collective action in Pennsylvania federal court alleging workers paid by the hour don’t receive enough overtime compensation, in violation of state and federal wage-and-hour laws.

  • June 7, 2018

    LG Hit With Patent Suit Over Smart TV Technology

    An electronics company accused LG in New Jersey federal court Wednesday of infringing its smart television patents that cover technology allowing TVs to display both videos and internet content on the screen at once.

  • June 6, 2018

    Ex-Chemical Biz CEO Admits Illegal Hazardous Waste Storage

    The former president and CEO of a chemical business admitted Wednesday in New Jersey federal court to unlawfully storing hazardous waste at the company’s Camden, New Jersey, facility.

  • June 6, 2018

    Wyndham Customer Stands Behind Claims In Resort Fees Suit

    Two Wyndham companies can’t shake claims that their websites violate New Jersey’s Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act, a patron argued Tuesday, saying a recent decision by the state’s high court doesn’t kill part of his proposed class action accusing the hotel giant of sneaking resort fees onto room prices.

  • June 6, 2018

    IDT Energy To Pay $1.4M Over Claims It Tricked NJ Customers

    Third-party energy supplier IDT Energy Inc. has agreed to pay $1.36 million to resolve New Jersey’s allegations that it tricked customers into paying sky-high energy bills during the brutally cold winter months of 2014, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Wednesday.

  • June 6, 2018

    I'm From The Government & I'm Here To Sue Over Trademarks

    It's one thing to face trademark accusations from a big scary company, but what about from the government? A new case filed last week over the "Virginia Is For Lovers" tourism slogan is just the latest in a string of recent public-private brand battles.

  • June 6, 2018

    Fosamax Users Urge High Court To Turn Down Merck Appeal

    Fosamax users on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear Merck’s appeal of a Third Circuit decision reviving multidistrict litigation over the pharmaceutical giant's alleged failure to warn about its osteoporosis drug, saying that the case doesn’t meet the court’s usual standard for review.

  • June 6, 2018

    J&J Battles To Throw Out $117M Verdicts In NJ Talc Case

    A New Jersey state court received competing pitches Wednesday over the fate of verdicts totaling $117 million in a lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson’s asbestos-containing talcum powder contributed to a man’s mesothelioma, with the man’s attorney accusing the pharmaceutical giant of reprehensible conduct, and a company lawyer calling such damages unjustified.

  • June 6, 2018

    3rd Circ. Rules Construction Co.'s Coverage Case Falls Short

    The Third Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling that an insurer does not have to cover a carpentry subcontractor for faulty workmanship claims, saying the claims in question arise from the subcontractor’s own work and not the other subcontractors on the project.

  • June 6, 2018

    Senate Panel Advances Buchanan Ingersoll Vet For 3rd Circ.

    The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed forward with the Third Circuit nomination of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC shareholder David J. Porter, holding a confirmation hearing Wednesday despite Democrats’ criticisms of his record and lack of home-state support.

  • June 6, 2018

    NJ Court Must Rethink Arbitration Over Amusement Park Fall

    A New Jersey state appeals court on Wednesday vacated a lower court's upholding of an arbitration decision in favor of an amusement park and equipment maker in a case over a man’s fall from a rope-climbing attraction, ruling a hearing is necessary to determine if the man and his wife knew they had waived their right to sue.

  • June 5, 2018

    Kindred Doesn't Sink NJ Arbitration Standards, Court Says

    The New Jersey Appellate Division on Tuesday upheld a trial court ruling that nixed a bid by a franchisor of trampoline parks to force arbitration of personal injury claims, rejecting its argument that the U.S. Supreme Court's Kindred ruling invalidated an underlying New Jersey Supreme Court decision.

  • June 5, 2018

    Chinese Car Seller Faces Investor Suit Over Late Financials

    A company that exports and sells luxury vehicles to China was accused of securities fraud in New Jersey federal court on Tuesday after the firm warned investors that it was investigating related-party transactions, and as a result its financials would be delayed and its shares may stop trading on the Nasdaq.

  • June 5, 2018

    Samsung Wants Class Settlement In Washer Fight Scrubbed

    Samsung Electronics America Inc. urged a New Jersey federal judge to reject a settlement suggestion by two proposed classes over allegedly defective washing machines, arguing that the consumers can make out better under the deal the Korean electronics giant is offering in multidistrict litigation in Oklahoma over the same issue.

  • June 5, 2018

    Lowenstein Sandler Nabs Ex-NJ White Collar Prosecutor

    Former New Jersey Department of Justice Director Elie Honig has come aboard at Lowenstein Sandler LLP as special counsel focusing on white collar cases, joining several colleagues who flocked to the firm after leaving public jobs in the Garden State.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Berzon Reviews 'We The Corporations'

    Judge Marsha Berzon

    My advice to prospective clerks will now include the suggestion that they read Adam Winkler's new book, "We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights," for the same reason I recommend taking a corporations course — appreciating the critical role of business corporations in American life and law, says Ninth Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon.

  • What ABA’s Position On Harassment Means For Employers

    Minjae Song

    In the #MeToo era, the American Bar Association’s recently passed Resolution 302 is a reminder of harassment policy best practices to all employers, and it should be of particular interest to employers in the legal industry, say attorneys with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

  • Why NJ Supreme Court OK'd Allotting Fault To Phantom Foes

    Patrick Perrone

    In its April ruling in Krzykalski v. Tindall, the New Jersey Supreme Court acknowledged that apportionment of fault is based on principles of fairness, rather than being dependent on the plaintiff’s ability to recover. Plaintiffs and defendants alike must assess whether fault may be attributable to known but unidentified entities and plan accordingly, say attorneys with K&L Gates LLP.

  • Practical Considerations For Litigating Proportionality

    Elizabeth McGinn

    By incorporating an explicit requirement that discovery must be “proportional to the needs of the case,” the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure garnered much speculation as to their impact on courts’ decision-making processes. Now that the rules have been implemented for over two years, several themes have emerged, say attorneys with Buckley Sandler LLP.

  • When Must Manufacturers Anticipate Product Misuse?

    Stephen Copenhaver

    Not all injuries arising from the abuse or misuse of a product may lead to manufacturer liability. If the misuse was not reasonably foreseeable, the law does not hold manufacturers responsible in tort. But it can be difficult to determine which misuses are reasonably foreseeable and which are not, say Stephen Copenhaver and Sarah Schiferl of Schiff Hardin LLP.

  • Supporting Nontraditional Data Types In E-Discovery

    Jason Paroff

    The advancement in connected technologies and software has created an explosion of nontraditional data sources that present challenges to e-discovery practitioners. Many tools and techniques used to process traditional data may not be practical for these new data types, say Jason Paroff and Sagi Sam of Epiq.

  • NJ Real Estate Considerations After Cannabis Legalization

    Christopher Stracco

    Given New Jersey's unique real estate regulatory regimen, the likelihood of cannabis legalization raises many legal considerations that will impact everything from property taxation to regulation of dispensary outlets, say attorneys with Day Pitney LLP.

  • Series

    State Tax After TCJA: Blue States' Deduction Strategies

    Gary Botwinick

    What do you do when it seems that Washington is out to get you? If you are a lawmaker or governor in New York, California, New Jersey or any of several other blue states that relies on significant income or property taxes to pay your state’s bills, you get creative, says Gary Botwinick of Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost PC.

  • After Trump’s Policy Purges, Who Speaks For The Victims?

    Daniel Karon

    Under President Donald Trump, federal agencies have killed or delayed key regulations and imposed drastically fewer penalties against corporate wrongdoers — thus enabling cheaters, victimizing consumers and compromising well-behaving companies. It falls to state attorneys general, as well as the private bar — plaintiffs and defense attorneys together — to pick up the slack, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.

  • The Fastest Federal Civil Court For A Decade

    Bob Tata

    Out of 94 district courts nationwide, the Eastern District of Virginia has the fastest civil trial docket in the country, now for at least the 10th straight year. The modern EDVA bench clearly takes pride in efficiently dispensing justice, and this dedication to efficiency has continued even in the face of increased filings, says Bob Tata of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.