New Jersey

  • April 13, 2007

    Appeals Court Upholds Injunction On Generic Topamax

    The battle over generic Topamax continues, even with the dismissal of Mylan Laboratories Inc.’s appeal of a temporary restraining order barring it from bringing a version of Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc.’s blockbuster epilepsy drug to market.

  • April 12, 2007

    Resort To Pay $101M To Injured Workers

    In what is being touted as the largest construction accident settlement in U.S. history, a group of plaintiffs has won $101 million over the collapse of a parking garage at the Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., which killed four workers and injured about 30 others.

  • April 11, 2007

    Subprime Lenders Need More Regulation: Lawmakers

    The federal government should step up regulation of home loan lenders and enact an anti-predatory law to prevent a repeat of the sub-prime mortgage crisis, Democratic lawmakers said Wednesday.

  • April 11, 2007

    Shell To Settle Oil Reserves Lawsuits In U.S., Europe

    Royal Dutch Shell PLC will settle damage claims regarding its 2004 oil reserves scandal with European shareholders for $352.6 million and hopes to settle with United States investors for another $80 million, the company said on Wednesday.

  • April 11, 2007

    Exec Found Guilty In Penny Stock Fraud

    A former telecom executive who bilked investors out of $15 million has been found guilty by a district court in New Jersey.

  • April 12, 2007

    DLA Piper Adds Antitrust Partner To Philly Office

    DLA Piper’s Philadelphia antitrust practice will get a boost from the addition of Lesli Esposito, who comes to the firm from Blank Rome LLP.

  • April 10, 2007

    AstraZeneca Hits Sandoz With Seroquel Patent Suit

    AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP has filed suit against the generics arm of Novartis AG in an attempt to stave off competition in the multibillion-dollar market for schizophrenia and bipolar mania treatment Seroquel.

  • April 11, 2007

    Juries Side With Doctors: Study

    Juries are more likely to side with doctors in medical malpractice lawsuits, even in cases in which independent experts expect the patients to prevail, a recent study has found.

  • April 10, 2007

    Merck Sues To Block Generic Singulair

    Hoping to take the air out of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA’s plans for a generic version of its most popular drug, Merck & Co. Inc. has filed a patent lawsuit to keep a competing version of popular asthma and allergy drug Singulair from hitting the market.

  • April 10, 2007

    Cell Phone Giants Sued By Australian Company

    An Australian patent-holding company on Monday sued a group of cellular phone giants for allegedly stealing digital technology invented more than a decade ago by three Australian scientists.

  • April 9, 2007

    J&J Fires Back At Sales Rep In Overtime Pay Suit

    Johnson & Johnson is asking a federal court to toss a former employee's claim that the pharmaceutical giant unlawfully classifies its sales representatives as exempt from laws requiring overtime pay.

  • April 9, 2007

    Claims Dismissed In Insurer Class Action

    A federal judge on Thursday dismissed bid-rigging claims brought against Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. and several other insurance brokers and providers in a long-running, multidistrict class action lawsuit.

  • April 5, 2007

    Congoleum Bondholders Take Aim At Consultant

    With Congoleum still languishing in Chapter 11 after years in bankruptcy, the roofing manufacturer’s bondholders are lashing out at Kenesis Group LLC, demanding that the consulting firm give back $1.5 million in fees due to its allegedly negligent behavior.

  • April 5, 2007

    Bankruptcies On The Rise, But No Wave Seen

    After a five-year slump, bankruptcy filings are once again on the rise, according to a company that runs a bankruptcy database.

  • April 4, 2007

    Hospitals Get Go-Ahead To Sue Transcribers For Fraud

    A lawsuit brought by five Florida hospitals against a transcription provider accused of systematic overbilling can move forward, after a judge denied a motion to dismiss the suit.

  • April 4, 2007

    Outstanding Women: Cathy Fleming

    Cathy Fleming has her hands full litigating complex securities and white collar cases at Nixon Peabody, but she still manages to be a vocal proponent of gender parity in law firms as the president of the National Association of Women Lawyers.

  • April 4, 2007

    Court Paves Way For Federal Suits Against Insurers

    In a ruling that could open the door for a slew of lawsuits against insurers, an appeals court has ruled that a federal exemption that leaves antitrust regulation of the insurance industry up to the states does not impede private racketeering claims against providers.

  • April 4, 2007

    EPA Moves Ahead With California’s Emissions Request

    California can revive its petition to establish the first set of standards to reduce tailpipe emissions in the U.S. following this week’s Supreme Court ruling that empowered the Environmental Protection Agency to set limits on vehicle emissions.

  • April 3, 2007

    Circuit Court Rules On "Fiduciary Exception"

    Rejecting a judge’s use of the so-called “fiduciary exception,” a federal appeals court has vacated an order that insurer Health Net Inc. hand over documents it was withholding under attorney-client privilege.

  • April 3, 2007

    Reed Smith Welcomes Financial Services Litigator

    Reed Smith LLP’s sizable financial services litigation group gained a new member this week, with the addition of experienced litigator Theodore D. Aden as a partner.