New Jersey

  • February 28, 2007

    Geico Hit With Proposed Class Action

    Claims adjusters for Geico Insurance Inc. have hit the auto insurer with a proposed wage-and-hour class action.

  • February 28, 2007

    Celgene, Novartis File Suit Against Generic Ritalin

    Pharmaceutical companies Celgene Corp. and Novartis AG have filed a patent infringement suit against generics maker Abrika Pharmaceuticals Inc. over a time-release version of Ritalin, a drug used to treat attention deficit/hyperactive disorder.

  • February 28, 2007

    Judge Removes Plaintiff In NYSE Specialists Suit

    Under pressure, a federal judge has decided to dump Empire Programs Inc. as a co-lead plaintiff in a class action securities litigation case involving fraudulent trading schemes at the New York Stock Exchange.

  • February 28, 2007

    Asics Accused Of Libel Over Trademark Suit

    Footwear maker Skechers USA Inc. has filed a federal trade-libel complaint against Japanese rival Asics Corp., accusing the company of illegally hurting its reputation through a disingenuous trademark lawsuit.

  • February 27, 2007

    Bristol-Myers Off The Hook In Plavix Probe

    Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said a federal investigation found no violations of securities laws stemming from the company's actions in negotiating a patent settlement over blockbuster drug Plavix last year.

  • February 23, 2007

    Ranbaxy Loses Bid To Make Generic Flomax

    A U.S. federal judge has squashed an attempt by Indian generic drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. to make its own version of Flomax, the enlarged-prostate treatment developed by Japanese pharmaceutical firm Astellas Pharma Inc.

  • February 26, 2007

    Morgan Lewis Snags Proskauer Partner

    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s labor and employment group increased in size and depth Monday with the addition of experienced litigator Edward Cerasia II.

  • February 22, 2007

    Defendants Appeal Ruling In CFTC Fraud Case

    Two people implicated in a fraud case brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission against New Jersey investment company Equity Financial Group LLC on Wednesday appealed a recent district court decision.

  • February 23, 2007

    Exelon Files Suit To Avoid Arbitration With Union

    Exelon Corp. has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to quash a union’s attempts to arbitrate a dispute over changes in retiree medical benefits, saying the union no longer represents workers once they have retired.

  • February 21, 2007

    Reliant Shareholder Withdraws Proxy Proposal

    A Reliant Energy Inc. investor withdrew a contentious proxy proposal Tuesday, rendering a lawsuit Reliant launched to block the proposal moot.

  • February 21, 2007

    Hertz Files Suit Against Enterprise Rent-A-Car

    Hertz Corp. has filed a lawsuit against Enterprise Rent-a-Car Co., accusing the rival rental company of engaging in unfair trade and business practices in relation to an intellectual property dispute over technology used by both companies.

  • February 21, 2007

    ADHD Drug Makers Must Warn Of Side Effects: FDA

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ordered manufacturers of drugs prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to develop guides to alert patients of possible risks, including mental problems, heart problems and sudden death.

  • February 20, 2007

    K&L Gates

    The labor and employment group at newly merged law firm K&L Gates is proof that two is better than one, with the practice able to rely on the skills and expertise of attorneys from both Kirkpatrick Lockhart Nicholson and Graham and Preston Gates & Ellis.

  • February 20, 2007

    Marcal Seeks Exclusivity Extension

    Marcal Paper Mills Inc. has asked the court in charge of its bankruptcy proceedings to extend its exclusive right to file and seek support for its reorganization plan by 120 days.

  • February 16, 2007

    Government Raids Ranbaxy’s Offices

    Federal agents conducted a surprise raid of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.’s New Jersey offices on Wednesday, seizing documents and questioning employees, the Indian generic drug maker said.

  • February 16, 2007

    10 Under 40: Gibbs Bruns' Scott Humphries

    Rather than head to a major defense firm upon graduating from law school, Scott Humphries decided to take a risk and join hybrid firm Gibbs & Bruns, a choice that opened the door to an exciting and unorthodox career.

  • February 16, 2007

    Morgan Stanley Loses Bid To Dismiss Casino Case

    A federal judge said Thursday that a high-ranking Atlantic City casino employee can proceed with her lawsuit against Morgan Stanley over a $1 billion casino deal.

  • February 15, 2007

    SEC Ends Probe Of Gradient, Will Not File Charges

    Gradient Analytics Inc. said Wednesday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had finished its investigation into the stock-research company and would not recommend any enforcement action.

  • February 14, 2007

    Williams Bailey Ranked #1 In Product Liability Litigation

    Williams Bailey LLP has emerged as the most sought-after plaintiffs firm to represent clients in product liability cases last year, according to our survey of the largest U.S. law firms.

  • February 14, 2007

    Employment Litigation Trends: Health Care

    The health care industry was hit with the latest round of overtime lawsuits being filed across the country, and our survey of the 50 largest companies shows that Johnson & Johnson was hit with the most employment suits in 2006.