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New Jersey

  • July 1, 2010

    Insurer Sues Over General Cable's Asbestos Claims

    Century Indemnity Co. has filed a lawsuit against General Cable Corp. and a slew of insurance companies seeking a judgment as to who should cover expenses related to thousands of asbestos-related lawsuits pending against the cable manufacturer.

  • June 29, 2010

    Bristol-Myers Execs Escape Fraud Charges With Catch

    Prosecutors have agreed to drop a five-year-old criminal case against two former Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. executives accused of misleading investors about a profit-inflation scheme provided that they behave themselves over the next year.

  • June 29, 2010

    Reports Spur Lawmakers To Call For End To Avandia

    On the heels of two new Journal of the American Medical Association reports linking GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Avandia to stroke and heart failure, lawmakers have again called for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to knock the diabetes drug off pharmacy shelves.

  • June 29, 2010

    Wal-Mart Janitors Lose Class Cert. In OT Suit

    A judge has decertified an overtime collective action brought by a group of former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. janitors who are illegal immigrants, saying the plaintiffs failed to show they are similarly situated.

  • June 29, 2010

    Judge Affirms Bar On Teva Discovery In Aricept IP Suit

    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. has lost its bid to overturn a magistrate judge's denial of its request for access to communications between plaintiff Eisai Co. Ltd. and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in a patent infringement suit over Alzheimer's drug Aricept.

  • June 28, 2010

    PATH Says Liberty Should Cover $7M Negligence Suit

    A subsidiary of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has accused a Liberty Mutual unit of reneging on a contractual duty to indemnify, seeking a declaration that Liberty must pay for a $7 million jury verdict in an underlying negligence suit currently on appeal.

  • June 28, 2010

    High Court To Hear Challenge To Ariz. E-Verify Law

    The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to hear a challenge to an Arizona law that requires employers to confirm the immigration status of potential workers using the E-Verify federal database, as more and more states mull similar legislation.

  • June 25, 2010

    Lockheed Must Show All Docs In Gender Suit: Judge

    Lockheed Martin Corp. has lost a bid to block companywide discovery in a lawsuit from a female engineer alleging the defense contractor systematically passes over female employees for upper-level management positions.

  • June 25, 2010

    Zydus Gives Up Attempt To Market Generic Astelin

    Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. has admitted to infringing Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s patent for azelastine hydrochloride nasal spray and consented not to attempt to market a generic version without Meda's consent.

  • June 23, 2010

    NJ County Compels Insurer To Bring 'Fronting' Witness

    A magistrate judge has ordered State National Insurance Co. to produce an insurance expert for deposition in its suit against Camden County, N.J., over coverage for a legal defense team that lost a $19.5 million verdict in a personal injury case.

  • June 23, 2010

    Examiner Wants Out Of Trump Casino Ch. 11

    The Chapter 11 examiner overseeing the bankruptcy proceedings of Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. is asking to be relieved of his duties in the case, despite an ongoing appeal by billionaire investor Carl Icahn over the casino company's reorganization plan.

  • June 23, 2010

    Dechert Acquires 3 Fried Frank Financial Partners

    Dechert LLP has snagged a trio of financial regulatory and transaction partners from Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP, including the chair of Fried Frank's Financial Institutions Transaction Group.

  • June 22, 2010

    Schering Fails To Thwart Securities Suit Over Vytorin

    A federal judge will not reconsider his decision to allow a securities suit alleging Schering-Plough Corp. hid or misstated the relatively poor performance of its anti-cholesterol drug Vytorin, even in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal.

  • June 22, 2010

    Congoleum's $25M Pact With Insurers Upheld

    A federal appeals court has dismissed an appeal by a representative of future asbestos claimants against Congoleum Corp. that contested the terms of the bankrupt flooring company's $25 million settlement regarding asbestos-related claims that may be asserted against a pair of the debtors' insurers.

  • June 22, 2010

    Commerce Bank Trademark Suit V. Founder Stands

    A federal judge has refused to dismiss claims Commerce Bank brought against founder and former head Vernon Hill over his use of intellectual property, including trademarks and logos such as the bank's giant red “C,” that he helped create during his more than 30 years with the bank.

  • June 22, 2010

    Aventis' Allegra Patent Survives Impax Assault

    A federal judge has refused to reconsider a decision to reinstate a patent for allergy drug Allegra in a long-running infringement suit brought by Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. and others against Impax Laboratories Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc.

  • June 21, 2010

    Tullett Loses Broker 'Raid' Suit Against BGC

    A federal court has tossed Tullett Prebon PLC's suit against rival interbroker-dealer BGC Partners Inc., which allegedly poached dozens of employees from Tullett's U.S. subsidiaries and caused a $387 million drop in Tullett's market value.

  • June 21, 2010

    Class Action From Digitek MDL Tossed

    A federal court has tossed the claims of a proposed class representative in a New Jersey class action over the recall of heart drug Digitek, another win for drug companies Actavis Inc. and Mylan Inc.

  • June 21, 2010

    Skadden Reps AkzoNobel In $1.3B Nat'l Starch Buy

    Corn refiner and ingredient giant Corn Products International Inc. said Monday that it had bought Akzo Nobel NV's National Starch unit for $1.3 billion, creating what Corn Products officials said would be a fast-growing global ingredient behemoth with as much as $5 billion in revenue potential.

  • June 18, 2010

    Tarragon's Reorganization Plan Wins Confirmation

    Tarragon Corp. won approval Friday for its Chapter 11 plan, which calls for the real estate developer to shed some assets but preserves a group of investment properties that will remain a viable operating enterprise owned by creditors and Tarragon management.