New Jersey

  • August 13, 2007

    J&J Resists Bid To Keep Ortho Evra Docs Secret

    Johnson & Johnson has fought a bid by plaintiffs to unseal millions of documents that have been produced in connection with the multidistrict product liability litigation over popular birth control patch Ortho Evra, arguing that the public dissemination of the information would prejudice the jury pool and cause “confusion and alarm” among patients.

  • August 13, 2007

    Group Objects To Marcal Settlement With EPA

    In the ongoing bankruptcy proceedings of Marcal Paper Mills Inc., a coalition of companies has filed an objection to a recent $3 million proposed settlement agreement between Marcal and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over pollution claims involving New Jersey's Lower Passaic River.

  • August 13, 2007

    Tyco, PwC Slam Moves To Add Claims In Fraud Suit

    Industrial conglomerate Tyco International Ltd. has blasted a bid by New Jersey authorities to amend an already amended complaint of securities fraud, saying enough is enough.

  • August 13, 2007

    Novartis Sues Ranbaxy Over Top-Selling Diovan

    Novartis International AG has sued Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, looking to stave off generic competition in the multibillion dollar market for the hypertension treatment Diovan, which Novartis touts as the world's leading branded high blood pressure medication.

  • August 10, 2007

    Johns Hopkins Wins Injunction In Patent Case

    Johns Hopkins University and Arrow International Inc. won a permanent injunction Thursday that will stop Datascope Corp. from selling a device that clears blood clots from vascular grafts in hemodialysis patients.

  • August 10, 2007

    Some Claims Dismissed In Carbon Price-Fixing Suit

    A federal judge on Thursday struck down the claims of a group of plaintiffs that last year opted out of the settlement of an antitrust class action against makers of electrical carbon products.

  • August 9, 2007

    Mortgage Lender Resolves FLSA Suit For $14M

    The mortgage unit of Friedman, Billings, Ramsay Group Inc. has paid $14 million to settle two putative class actions brought by employees who claimed they were denied overtime wages and meal breaks in violation of federal labor laws.

  • August 8, 2007

    Infocrossing Fights Judge Over Discovery

    After being chided for his “mind-numbing contentiousness,” an attorney for technology outsourcing company Infocrossing Inc. has asked a district judge to overturn orders which limited his discovery attempts in a patent case against Sandata Technologies over healthcare worker monitoring systems.

  • August 8, 2007

    Novartis Fights Bid For Sanctions Over Remand Issue

    Novartis has lashed out at a bid by two plaintiffs in the Aredia and Zometa litigation over their bid to sanction the pharmaceutical company for refusing to remand their cases to state court, arguing that recent case law warrants that the court deny the plaintiffs’ remand request.

  • August 8, 2007

    Franklin Asks For Time To Reply To Class Action

    Mutual fund firm Franklin Resources Inc. on Friday asked the court to extend the deadline for responding to a class action complaint which accuses the company of offering kickbacks to brokers and dealers for pushing its funds onto unwitting investors.

  • August 8, 2007

    Pet Owner Sues Chinese Pet Food Co. Over Melamine

    A proposed class action has been filed in a California state court against a Chinese pet food manufacturer and its U.S.-based distributor in a bid to recover damages from alleged injuries to pet owners whose dogs and cats became sick or died from ingesting melamine.

  • August 7, 2007

    Milberg Weiss Kickback Trial Gets The Go-Ahead

    High-profile class action law firm Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman will go to trial early next year on charges it bribed clients to act as lead plaintiffs in securities suits for over 20 years, a judge ruled Monday.

  • August 6, 2007

    HSBC Bank Tries To Quash ERISA Evidence

    SBC Bank and Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC have sought to prevent expert testimony and to limit the admissibility of evidence suggesting that they owe wages and pension plan contributions to the plaintiffs.

  • August 6, 2007

    N.J. Plaintiffs Seek Tyco Documents

    After a judge dismissed many of their counts against the company in June, New Jersey-based plaintiffs suing Tyco International for securities fraud are continuing their effort to stay the case by joining an earlier motion to force Tyco to hand over contested documents.

  • August 6, 2007

    Lloyds Fights Moody’s Bid To Toss Claims

    Lloyds TSB Bank PLC is fighting a bid by Moody's Investors Service Inc. to dismiss claims that the company violated securities laws in a case that falls under the umbrella of the multidistrict litigation related to National Century Financial Services Inc.'s 2002 collapse.

  • August 3, 2007

    Plaintiffs Sue Law Firms Over Kickback Scandal

    A group of plaintiffs are turning on their well-paid lawyers, suing two high-profile class action firms over an alleged scheme to win the coveted lead counsel trophy by bribing clients to serve as class representatives.

  • August 2, 2007

    BanxCorp Hits Bankrate With Monopoly Allegations

    A small financial information aggregator has accused that market's giant, Bankrate Inc., of a laundry list of antitrust violations, including predatory pricing, engaging in illegal mergers, and seeking and maintaining a monopoly.

  • August 2, 2007

    PharmaNet Agrees To $28.5M Securities Settlement

    Drug development services company PharmaNet Development Group Inc.—formerly known as SFBC International Inc.—has agreed to settle consolidated shareholder derivative litigation that related allegations of rampant nepotism, unethical clinical testing practices and unsafe conditions at the company's flagship testing facility.

  • August 1, 2007

    Judge Signs Off On Kara Homes Disclosure Statement

    A judge has approved the disclosure statement of bankrupt Kara Homes Inc. now that the company has come to terms with those who objected, a move that inches the company closer to emerging from Chapter 11 protection.

  • August 1, 2007

    Judge Says British Plaintiffs Must Sue Vioxx At Home

    A state appellate court ruled on Wednesday that 98 British plaintiffs could not sue pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. in a New Jersey state court, saying that British citizens who had suffered heart attacks after taking Merck's drug Vioxx must take their cases to the United Kingdom.