BMW of North America LLC has received the green light to settle a class action accusing the automaker of manufacturing defective subframes that caused some vehicles to crack near the trunk floor, forcing owners to shell out costly repair fees.
A district judge has denied a motion by Verizon Communications Inc. to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction a suit claiming Verizon infringed on a patent for Voice Over Internet Protocol technology.
As the Eastern District of Texas has become quite crowded and the possibility of obtaining an injunction has dimmed for such plaintiffs, the ITC appears to be the new forum of choice for high-stakes cases, says Rob Fram, co-chair of Covington & Burling LLP's intellectual property litigation group.
New York Gov. David A. Paterson has signed an executive order establishing a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 80 percent below 1990 levels over the next four decades.
A New Jersey appeals court has affirmed motions to dismiss in AT&T Corp.'s coverage suit against two separate fiduciary insurance programs over litigation stemming from adjustments to a stock option plan issued to former MediaOne Group Inc. executives following the AT&T-MediaOne merger.
About two weeks after a judge ordered them to cough up more than $16 million to Fujifilm Corp., the defendants in a long-standing patent fight have asked a judge to stay the monetary judgment pending appeal.
Wyeth Inc. and Pfizer Inc. have reached a deal to settle several shareholder lawsuits seeking to block the $68 billion merger between the pharmaceutical giants.
Blank Rome LLP has bolstered its new Los Angeles office with the addition of Sara Chenetz as a partner to the firm's business restructuring and bankruptcy group.
Rohm & Haas Co., DuPont Co., Exxon Mobil Corp. and others have amended a lawsuit against aluminum hardware company Alumax Inc. over the cleanup of a New Jersey landfill in light of a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision that expanded the possible causes of action for plaintiffs under the Superfund law.
An employer that prevails in a frivolous case should have the right to recoup its legal fees. In most instances, this will not be feasible, but it may serve as a deterrent to the filing of cases that should never see the light of day, says Vincent Cino, practice group leader of Jackson Lewis LLP's litigation group.
An appeals court has vacated class certification in a lawsuit accusing salon franchise Hollywood Tanning Systems Inc. of distorting the benefits of indoor tanning and failing to provide adequate warnings on exposure to ultraviolet light.
A week after Abbott Laboratories appealed the $29.2 million infringement verdict against it for allegedly infringing Church & Dwight Co.'s patent for home pregnancy tests, C&D filed a cross-appeal of orders Wednesday denying its motions for attorneys' fees and treble damages.
Plaintiffs suing BASF Corp., Huntsman International LLC and The Dow Chemical Co. over an alleged antitrust conspiracy in the urethane market are asking the judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation to force those companies to fork over documents related to commerce outside the United States.
A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that invalidated the patent for Bayer Schering Pharma AG's oral contraceptive Yasmin in a dispute with Barr Laboratories Inc. over a generic version of the drug.
Pharmaceutical giants Merck & Co. and Schering-Plough Corp. have said they will pay $41.5 million to settle a host of civil lawsuits over joint marketing and studies of the cholesterol drug Vytorin.
Covidien Ltd. has been thwarted in its attempt to block URL Pharma Inc. from launching a generic version of the sleep disorder drug Restoril when a U.S. Food and Drug Administration stay expires later in August.
New Jersey's attorney general has issued a subpoena to Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. subsidiary seeking information regarding the financial interests of clinical investigators who performed studies for the unit and DePuy Spine Inc.
The Times Square street entertainer known as the Naked Cowboy has agreed to drop a lawsuit accusing Clear Channel Communications Inc. of infringing his trademarked persona when one of its radio stations posted videos featuring a Naked Cowboy impostor on YouTube.
Generic-drug manufacturer Navinta LLC has been found liable for infringing three patents for Abraxis BioScience Inc.'s injectable pain management drug Naropin.
A federal judge has ruled that Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. infringed Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd.'s patent for the active ingredient in Benicar when Mylan tried to market a generic version of the hypertension drug.