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New Jersey

  • May 2, 2008

    Judge OKs Trade Secret Claim In UNIX Software Suit

    A federal judge has kept alive a trade secrets case, complete with counterclaims of predatory pricing, that software company Syncsort Inc. brought against rival Innovative Routines International Inc. over technology that allows users to translate programming language for Syncsort's UNIX software application.

  • May 2, 2008

    Linens 'n Things Bundles Up Under Ch. 11 Blanket

    Following weeks of rumors about its shaky finances, home furnishings chain Linens 'n Things filed for Chapter 11 protection on Friday, making it one of the largest retailers to do so in the current economic downturn.

  • May 2, 2008

    FDA Takes It On The Chin In Endotec Ruling

    Joint replacement device manufacturer Endotec Inc. has largely prevailed in a case brought by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which accused the company of illegally distributing ankle, knee and joint replacement devices without the agency's approval.

  • May 2, 2008

    LG Reaches Deal In Iris-Recognition Technology Suit

    LG Electronics Inc. and identity-security company L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. have struck a settlement deal aimed at resolving litigation over iris-recognition technology.

  • May 2, 2008

    Sanofi-Aventis Sues Over Eloxatin Ingredient

    Sanofi-Aventis has filed suit against W.C. Heraeus GmbH, claiming the German precious metals company is aiding infringement of a patent for Sanofi’s colon cancer drug Eloxatin by providing an important active pharmaceutical ingredient to three generics makers.

  • May 1, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Mail Boxes Etc. Inc., Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation and Juicy Couture 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.

  • May 1, 2008

    Dietary Products Tainted With Chromium: FDA

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it had detected hazardous amounts of chromium and selenium in its final analysis of certain flavors of the dietary supplement products “Total Body Formula" and "Total Body Mega Formula.”

  • May 6, 2008

    The Best And Worst Patents For Generics To Fight

    When generics drugmakers prepare to launch cheaper versions of popular brand-name medications, they inevitably must consider how best to attack the various patents protecting a blockbuster medication – whether to come up with their own molecular formulations or uses for the drug, for instance, or fight the patent head-on by declaring it unenforceable.

  • April 30, 2008

    'Cutter' Convicted Of Stealing Human Tissue

    A New York judge has found a man guilty of charges of grand larceny, reckless endangerment and corruption in connection with a notorious multimillion-dollar human-tissue conspiracy.

  • 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.