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New Jersey

  • April 30, 2008

    Tyco To Pay N.J. $73M To Settle Securities Suit

    Tyco International Ltd. agreed on Tuesday to pay $73.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed in 2002 by the state of New Jersey, claiming that several state pension funds had lost value due to mismanagement of the company.

  • April 30, 2008

    Philly Corpse Harvesters Face Lawsuit From Families

    Philadelphia families whose deceased loved ones were allegedly dismembered and sold in a body-parts-harvesting ring filed a proposed class action on Tuesday against the funeral directors involved in the scandal.

  • April 30, 2008

    Baycol Whistleblower Suit Unsealed In N.J. Court

    A U.S. federal judge has unsealed a whistleblower lawsuit that accuses Bayer AG of deceptive marketing in the promotion of blockbuster cholesterol drug Baycol.

  • April 30, 2008

    Port Authority Liable In 1993 Attack: Appeals Court

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's negligence was largely to blame for the 1993 terrorist attack in the World Trade Center's underground parking garage, a New York appeals court said Tuesday.

  • April 28, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Sanofi-Aventis US LLC, AstraZeneca AB and AT&T Inc. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • April 25, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Toshiba America Inc. and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • April 28, 2008

    Net2Phone Hits Back At EBay In VoIP Patent Dispute

    Voice Over Internet Protocol company Net2Phone has accused eBay Inc. of infringing three of its patents, two months after eBay sued Net2Phone for infringing one of its own patents.

  • April 28, 2008

    NuvaRing Plaintiffs Lobby For MDL

    The plaintiffs in a group of product liability suits over Organon International Inc.'s NuvaRing are pushing for cases concerning the contraceptive device to be consolidated.

  • April 25, 2008

    Firm Can Rep Plaintiffs, 3rd-Party Defendants: Court

    An appeals court in New Jersey has decided that Gibbs & Bruns LLP can represent plaintiffs as well as third-party defendants in a suit by a group of mutual and hedge funds over losses stemming from their investment in a collapsed Canadian gold exploration company.

  • April 23, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    L'Oreal USA Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and EMI Virgin Music Inc. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • April 23, 2008

    N.J. Jury Awards $10.5M In Third Accutane Trial

    Drugmaker Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. lost the third of potentially hundreds of trials over its controversial Accutane on Tuesday, when a New Jersey jury awarded $10.5 million to a woman who alleged the acne treatment caused her inflammatory bowel disease.

  • April 22, 2008

    FDA Finds New Data Linking Bad Heparin To China

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found new evidence linking deaths and allergic reactions to a man-made contaminant that had been introduced in the blood thinner heparin during production in China.

  • April 22, 2008

    DuPont Must Arbitrate Union ERISA Challenge: Judge

    A federal judge has ruled that union grievances related to a decision at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. to reduce employee benefits should be arbitrated under the terms of the union's collective bargaining agreement.

  • April 21, 2008

    Judge Kicks Fee Bid In Shell Case To Arbitration

    Keefe Bartels & Clark LLC, the former liaison counsel for plaintiffs in an international securities suit against Royal Dutch Shell Plc, will have to go before three arbitrators to determine the amount of fees and expenses it is entitled to recover from the case, a federal judge has ruled.

  • April 21, 2008

    Jury Awards $10.5M To Former IDT Employee

    A federal jury has awarded telecommunications entrepreneur and former IDT Corp. employee Alfred West $10.5 million in damages after finding that the telecom company breached its two-page, handwritten contract with West.

  • April 21, 2008

    Parmalat Gets OK To Sue Citigroup For Fraud

    A judge in Parma, Italy, reportedly ruled Monday that Parmalat SpA could sue Citigroup for €14 billion ($22.3 billion) in damages over the dairy giant's 2003 collapse.

  • April 22, 2008

    Pepper Hamilton Adds Veteran White-Collar Defender

    Pepper Hamilton LLP has lured a former prosecutor with more than three decades of experience as a white-collar defense attorney from Dickstein Shapiro LLP.

  • April 21, 2008

    Bayer Takes On 2 More Generics Makers Over Yasmin

    German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG has sued Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Novartis AG unit Sandoz Inc., seeking to prevent them from marketing a generic version of the oral contraceptive Yasmin.

  • April 18, 2008

    Shareholders Sue Qualcomm Over Antitrust Violations

    A year after wireless technology company Broadcom Corp. initiated antitrust litigation against rival Qualcomm Inc., Qualcomm's own shareholders have now filed a proposed class action alleging that the company engaged in anti-competitive behavior in the market for certain cell phone chipsets.

  • April 18, 2008

    Judge Nixes Ortho-McNeil's Ultracet Patent

    A federal judge tossed Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc.'s infringement suit against Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. on Thursday, ruling that the asserted patent claims over the painkiller Ultracet were invalid.