New Jersey

  • October 29, 2007

    Dusa, River's Edge Settle Acne Drug Patent Dispute

    River's Edge LLC has agreed to permanently cease making and selling a generic version of Dusa Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s acne treatment Nicomide as part of a settlement that will put to rest a patent infringement lawsuit brought against River's Edge in April 2006.

  • October 26, 2007

    Enviga Plaintiffs Fight Releasing Work, Health Records

    The plaintiffs in the ongoing lawsuit over Coca Cola Inc.'s “calorie burning” energy drink Enviga have asked to appeal an order by a magistrate judge that would force them to produce their past 10 years of medical and employment records in the consumer fraud action.

  • October 26, 2007

    Bankruptcy Judge Blasts DOJ Over Hidden Probe

    A bankruptcy judge has lashed out at the U.S. Department of Justice over its failure to warn her about a previous investigation into a consulting firm involved in an array of Chapter 11 cases, accusing the agency of helping to perpetuate the alleged fraud.

  • October 29, 2007

    Ruling Upheld In Appetite Stimulant Patent Feud

    In a boost to Roxane Laboratories Inc., an appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s grant of summary judgment of invalidity of the asserted claims of two patents held by Par Pharmaceuticals Inc. covering an appetite stimulant product.

  • November 6, 2007

    Ruling Signals End Of Consumer Fraud Suits Over Ads

    An appeals court’s sweeping decision that federal law preempts false advertising claims under state law could be the death knell for consumer fraud actions against pharmaceutical companies over their drug advertisements.

  • October 26, 2007

    Sanofi, Novo Spar In Insulin Pen Patent Suit—Again

    Sanofi-Aventis has bulwarked its defenses against Novo Nordisk A/S and stepped up its demands for relief in their insulin pen spat with a dozen counterclaims, citing a licensing deal it said prevented Novo from suing and pointing to the company's history of crying wolf with patent suits it eventually withdraws.

  • October 25, 2007

    SEC Probes Commerce Bancorp CEO's Departure

    Though federal prosecutors ended their investigation into Commerce Bancorp Inc., the bank's regulatory troubles are far from over. Commerce has disclosed that the U.S. Securities and Exchange has decided to take a closer look at the circumstances surrounding the recent departure of CEO Vernon Hill.

  • October 26, 2007

    Plaintiff Alleges Glaxo Hid Avandia Risks

    With regulators pushing for a tougher warning label on GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Avandia, accusations against the pharmaceutical giant are swelling.

  • October 24, 2007

    ExxonMobil Suffers Blow Over Worker Penalty

    A federal judge has handed ExxonMobil a defeat in the energy giant’s dispute with a union over its punishment for a worker who exhibited “willful disregard” for one of its safety regulations, choosing to side with an arbitrator’s previous ruling.

  • October 24, 2007

    Kramer Levin Resists Being Deposed In Cendant Case

    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, which has represented former Cendant Corp. CFO Cosmo Corigliano in a number of lawsuits related to alleged accounting fraud, said on Tuesday that it should not be deposed about its contact with Corigliano in a separate consolidated securities suit in which he is a party.

  • October 23, 2007

    W.R. Grace Settles Some Asbestos Claims For $18M

    Moving forward in its Chapter 11 case, beleaguered chemical manufacturer W.R. Grace & Co. is set to hand over nearly $18 million in asbestos property damage settlements to eight creditors.

  • October 23, 2007

    Pesticide Co. Settles Some Claims In Cleanup Wrangle

    Pesticide maker FMC Corp., industrial products manufacturer NCH Corp. and the trustees of Princeton University have agreed to toss a lawsuit over who should pay for the cleanup of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.

  • October 23, 2007

    Glaxo Relents, Grants Mylan Paxil License

    Mylan Inc. has settled GlaxoSmithKline Plc's infringement suit over Glaxo's blockbuster antidepressant Paxil CR, gaining the right to produce and market all three strengths of its generic version of the drug, Mylan announced Tuesday.

  • October 23, 2007

    Clear Channel Concertgoer Class Certified

    In the litigation that accuses Clear Channel Communications Inc. of using its dominant market position to drive out competing concert promoters and inflate ticket prices, classes of plaintiffs spanning five regional markets were certified Monday, paving the way for discovery in those bellwether suits.

  • October 22, 2007

    California Readies To Sue EPA This Week

    After threatening for months to take action, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office has revealed that California intends to sue the Environmental Protection Agency this week as the state continues its quest for a waiver that would allow it to curb greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.

  • October 25, 2007

    Q&A With Kilpatrick Stockton's Connie Robinson

    The system needs to be redesigned so that consumers are able to get redress more economically and fully and companies are not forced into expensive, time-consuming litigation, says Kilpatrick Stockton's Connie Robinson in our series of chats with high-profile antitrust lawyers.

  • October 22, 2007

    Trans World Opposes Stay For Raytheon, Lockheed

    Trans World Technologies Inc. is fighting a petition to stay discovery relating to antitrust charges in a trade secrets case against defense contractors Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., saying the request is “an invitation for more mischief, more delay and much greater expense.”

  • October 22, 2007

    Tire Cos. Say Complaint Over Defects Is Lacking

    Companies who distribute the products of Chinese tire company Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Company Ltd. are fighting an effort to amend a lawsuit that alleges the tires have design defects that make them likely to malfunction.

  • October 22, 2007

    AT&T Claims Vonage Infringed VoIP Patent

    Vonage Holdings Corp. is facing yet another patent infringement claim related to Voice-over Internet Protocol, this time from communications giant AT&T, the digital phone service provider revealed Friday.

  • October 19, 2007

    Judge Revives N.J. Firefighters’ Race Bias Case

    A New Jersey district judge has reopened a racial discrimination suit brought by a group of firefighters against the City of Newark more than a year after an appeals court determined that the city could not authorize a race-based transfer policy in order to diversify the fire department.