New Jersey

  • November 14, 2008

    Grow Co. Gets OK To Pursue Trade Secrets Suit

    Food supplement maker Grow Co. Inc. can pursue claims against one of the company’s former chemists for alleged use of Grow's trade secrets in his position at Pharmachem Laboratories Inc., a New Jersey appeals court has ruled.

  • November 14, 2008

    Court Drops Table Suit Against Martha Stewart, Kmart

    In a clean sweep for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. and Kmart Corp., a federal judge has tossed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a purported class action that accused the companies of selling glass-top patio tables that “spontaneously shatter.”

  • November 13, 2008

    Orion Strikes At Sun Over Comtan ANDA

    Finnish pharmaceutical company Orion Corp. has sued a unit of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for seeking regulatory approval of a generic version of Orion's patented Parkinson’s treatment Comtan.

  • November 13, 2008

    EPA Shouldn't List Fort Detrick As Superfund: Army

    The U.S. Army has rejected the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to list former biological weapons research site Fort Detrick as a Superfund site amid concerns that contaminants at the site could taint nearby drinking wells.

  • November 13, 2008

    Roche, Mutual Drop Part Of Suit Over Boniva

    Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. and Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. Inc. have dropped all claims and counterclaims related to one patent at the center of a fight over the osteoporosis drug Boniva.

  • November 13, 2008

    McCarter & English Nabs Former Wachovia Counsel

    McCarter & English LLP snagged former Wachovia Corp. assistant general counsel Robert J. Hoelscher in its fourth major partner hire this month, bolstering its commercial litigation and debtor-creditor practice.

  • November 13, 2008

    Synthes Brandishes Patent Against Implant Maker

    Medical device company Synthes (USA) has gotten its back up in a dispute with rival Spinal Kinetics Inc., accusing the artificial disk maker of infringing a patent related to intervertebral implants.

  • November 12, 2008

    EC Signs Off On CAI's Alitalia Takeover

    The European Commission cleared the sale of Alitalia to a group of Italian investors Wednesday and ruled that the buyers would not be responsible for repaying a €300 million ($374 million) loan from the Italian government.

  • November 12, 2008

    Tropicana Creditors, Debtors Feud Over Casino Sale

    The debtors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of casino operator Tropicana Entertainment LLC are locked in a battle with the committee of unsecured creditors over the proposed sale of a casino that the debtors argue is necessary given the turbulent economy.

  • November 11, 2008

    Obama EPA Could Support Calif. Auto Emissions Rule

    California could finally receive the waiver it has been seeking from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate emissions from automobiles, allowing another dozen states to follow suit, once President-elect Barack Obama takes office next year.

  • November 11, 2008

    Call Center Worker Dials Up AmEx With Overtime Suit

    Financial services giant American Express Co. is facing a proposed collective action alleging that it failed to pay proper overtime to its customer service representatives and other call center employees.

  • November 11, 2008

    Oticon Gives Rivals Earful Over Hearing Aid Patent

    Hearing aid manufacturer Oticon Inc. is trying to muffle two of its major rivals, accusing Vivatone Hearing Systems LLC and SeboTek Hearing Systems LLC of infringing a patent for digital hearing aids.

  • November 10, 2008

    Tropicana Signals Reorganization Strategies

    Providing an outline for a Chapter 11 reorganization plan, bankrupt casino operator Tropicana Entertainment LLC has released a preliminary business plan signaling its strategies to reposition the company in the entertainment and gaming market.

  • November 7, 2008

    Teva's Bid To Crack Attorney-Client Privilege Fails

    A federal judge has denied Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.'s bid to force a Merck & Co. Inc. affiliate to produce privileged documents related to Merck's alleged fraud in obtaining the patent for allergy drug Singulair.

  • November 7, 2008

    BofA Signs On To Broker Recruitment Protocol

    Seeking to calm Merrill Lynch & Co Inc. financial advisers as it prepares to take over, Bank of America has agreed to sign on to a Wall Street pact that allows brokers to leave for competitors – and take their clients with them, under certain conditions.

  • November 7, 2008

    LG Says Washing Machine Rivals Sully Patents

    Days after an appeals court cleared LG Electronics Inc. in an epic patent fight with Whirlpool Corp., the South Korean electronics giant has asserted several washing machine patents against rival manufacturers, including Daewoo Electronics and Asko Appliances Inc.

  • November 7, 2008

    Investment Co. Released From Lernout Lawsuit

    A federal judge on Thursday dismissed an investment banking and managing company from a securities lawsuit alleging a speech-recognition company fraudulently inflated its earnings to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • November 7, 2008

    Bldg. Operators File CERCLA Suit Over WTC Collapse

    The operators of a building located across the street from the World Trade Center site have sued a host of companies including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Consolidated Edison Co. of New York and American Airlines Inc. to recoup at least $50 million in costs for remediating the property.

  • November 6, 2008

    Willfulness Claims Stricken In 4 ADHD Drug Suits

    A federal judge has dismissed claims of willful infringement from four separate actions brought by Celgene Corp. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. to stop several rival pharmaceutical companies from marketing and selling generic versions of Focalin XR, an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medication.

  • November 6, 2008

    Barclays Files LandSource Disclosure Statement

    Barclays Bank PLC, the debtor-in-possession financier for LandSource Communities Development LLC, on Wednesday filed a disclosure statement for the bankrupt real estate developer.