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New Jersey

  • August 28, 2008

    Macy's Settles Bulb-Tossing Complaint With EPA

    Department store chain Macy's Retail Holdings Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $50,000 to settle charges of hazardous waste management violations related to improper disposal of lightbulbs at two of its New York stores.

  • August 27, 2008

    Stryker Sues Government Over ‘Oppressive’ Subpoena

    Nearly a year after agreeing to cooperate with a U.S. government investigation into a kickback scheme in the orthopedic device industry, Stryker Corp. is complaining that the government is asking for too much information as it shifts the focus of the ongoing probe onto the firm.

  • August 26, 2008

    Motorola Settles Suit Over Cell Phone Signal Patent

    Patent-licensing company Digital Technology Licensing LLC has settled litigation against Motorola Inc. over a patent for signal coding technology used in cell phones.

  • August 26, 2008

    MDL Panel Consolidates NuvaRing Liability Cases

    Plaintiffs in almost a dozen product liability suits over Organon International Inc.'s NuvaRing contraceptive have won their bid to centralize the cases in one multidistrict litigation.

  • August 27, 2008

    Canadian Law Group Proposes Toxics Reduction Law

    An environmental law group in Canada has proposed model legislation to reduce the amount of toxic substances used in manufacturing facilities, workplaces and consumer products in the province of Ontario.

  • August 26, 2008

    Judge Rules Against Ortho-McNeil In 2 Ultracet Suits

    A federal judge on Monday closed the book on two Ultracet painkiller patent infringement cases brought by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc., ruling in favor of Barr Laboratories Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals in a 2004 case, and in favor of Barr and Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. in a 2006 case.

  • August 25, 2008

    Endo Sues Sandoz Over ANDA For Generic Opana

    Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Penwest Pharmaceuticals Co. have accused Sandoz Inc. of patent infringement in their latest suit to keep a generic version of painkiller Opana ER off the market.

  • August 25, 2008

    EPA Seeks Payment For NJ Superfund Cleanup

    The U.S. government has sued American Airlines Inc., Rutgers University, Alcoa Inc. and about a dozen other companies for reimbursement of environmental cleanup costs associated with the Chemsol Inc. Superfund site in New Jersey.

  • August 25, 2008

    Tropicana Seeks Better Bid For Ind. Casino

    Bankrupt casino operator Tropicana Entertainment LLC is looking to obtain a higher sale price for its Indiana-based riverboat casino, Casino Aztar, than the bid it received in March.

  • August 22, 2008

    Third Generics Co. Cut From Eli Lilly ADHD Drug Suit

    Eli Lilly & Co. has dropped a third generic-drug company from its patent suit over Strattera, a drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, after Synthon Laboratories Inc. agreed to withdraw its abbreviated new drug application for the drug.

  • August 22, 2008

    Fortunoff Asks Judge To Dismiss Ch. 11 Case

    After reaching an agreement with its final secured creditors, Fortunoff Fine Jewelry and Silverware LLC has asked a federal bankruptcy judge to dismiss its Chapter 11 case.

  • August 25, 2008

    Unlawful Deduction Claims Added To HSBC FLSA Suit

    Over the vigorous objection of HSBC Mortgage Corp., mortgage lending consultants have filed a second amended complaint adding unlawful deduction claims to their lawsuit alleging they were denied overtime and meal and rest period compensation.

  • August 22, 2008

    Fed. Circ. Affirms Dismissal In Merck Eye Drug Suit

    A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a dismissal of Canadian manufacturer Apotex Inc.'s counterclaims against Merck & Co. Inc. in a suit over a generic version of Merck's glaucoma drug Cosopt, finding that any declaratory judgment ruling the court issued would come too late to help Apotex.

  • September 16, 2008

    Attorneys Slam Anti-Bully Laws As Unworkable

    Moves are afoot in more than a dozen U.S. states to push through bills that would outlaw bullying in the workplace, but attorneys say the current crop of common law remedies for victimized workers is adequate, and further legislation could clog the courts with nonsense claims and damage an already fragile economy.

  • August 21, 2008

    Sanofi Faces Antitrust Suit Over Lovenox Contracts

    Eisai Inc. has filed an antitrust suit claiming that Sanofi-Aventis' contracts for the anti-coagulant drug Lovenox allow the pharmaceutical giant to maintain an illegal stronghold on the market, leaving just 10 percent market share for competitors.

  • August 22, 2008

    Judge Won’t Remand Case Against Qualcomm

    A purported class of millions of cell phone owners has lost a bid to remand an antitrust action alleging Qualcomm Inc. took advantage of an industry standard to charge exorbitantly high prices for its wireless patents and monopolize the market for cell phones and their components.

  • August 21, 2008

    Smith & Nephew Didn't Infringe Polymer Patent: Judge

    A federal judge has granted partial summary judgment to three medical implant makers in a suit filed by Howmedica Osteonics Corp. over a group of patents describing how to produce polymers used in artificial joints.

  • August 21, 2008

    Judge Tosses Salary-Fixing Suit Against Oil Cos.

    Oil industry managers and technicians who sued more than a dozen oil companies over allegations of illegally sharing salary information to suppress growth in salary levels saw their consolidated antitrust case thrown out on Tuesday.

  • August 20, 2008

    Judge Finds For Super Fresh In ERISA Case

    Trustees running a grocery workers health benefits fund erred when they told a grocery chain in 2003 that it had to pay in more money, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday, handing defendant Super Fresh Food Markets Inc. a victory in an ERISA case brought by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.

  • August 20, 2008

    3rd Circ. Throws Mercury-In-Tuna Suit Back To NJ

    A federal appeals court has ruled that a proposed class action against the maker of Chicken-of-the-Sea tuna alleging the products contain harmful concentrations of mercury is not pre-empted by regulatory actions of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, overturning a lower court's dismissal of the case.