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  • March 31, 2008

    Bayer Appeals Yasmin Contraceptive Patent Invalidity

    Bayer Schering Pharma AG has appealed a judge's recent finding that the patent at issue in the lawsuit against Barr Laboratories Inc. over the $488 million U.S. market for the contraceptive Yasmin is invalid due to obviousness.

  • March 31, 2008

    Recalls Of Tainted Cantaloupe Continue To Rise

    Chiquita Brands International Inc. and Dole Fresh Fruit Co. have become the latest produce sellers to recall salmonella-tainted cantaloupes imported from Honduras, a week after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported almost 60 illnesses related to the melons.

  • March 31, 2008

    Court Upholds Ortho-McNeil's Topamax Patent

    Mylan Laboratories Inc. suffered another setback in its battle to sell a generic version of the epilepsy drug Topamax, after a federal appeals court on Monday upheld a summary judgment ruling that Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc.'s patents for the blockbuster pharmaceutical were valid.

  • March 31, 2008

    Del. Wins High Court Feud With N.J. Over BP Plan

    Burying a proposed $500 million natural gas facility and ending a long-running state border dispute, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Delaware has the power to block development in waters it shares with New Jersey.

  • March 31, 2008

    Sea Containers Sheds $17M In Debt With Unit Sale

    Last Wednesday was an eventful day in Sea Containers Ltd.'s Chapter 11 case, with a judge approving the sale of a boat-commuting service in a deal that rids the company of as much as $17.6 million in obligations to two prominent banks.

  • April 1, 2008

    Medtronic Dispute With Cordis To Stay In Texas

    A federal judge has denied Cordis Corp.'s request to move a consolidated patent dispute filed by rival Medtronic Inc. from Texas to California.

  • April 1, 2008

    K&L Gates Adds Nuclear Energy Powerhouse

    Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP has expanded its toxic tort practice by adding an expert product liabilities litigator who specializes in the nuclear energy sector, the firm announced Monday.

  • April 1, 2008

    Court Clears Bloomberg News Of Employment Bias

    A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of Bloomberg LP in an employment discrimination suit filed by four of the media company's current and former editorial employees.

  • March 31, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Today, we're introducing our daily "hire sheet" of law firms hired to represent Fortune 500 companies in IP cases in recent weeks. Pfizer, Nike and the Walgreen Company were just some of the companies that hired law firms to represent them in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • March 28, 2008

    Judge Construes Claims In Carbatrol Patent Fight

    A federal judge delivered a mixed ruling in Shire Laboratories Inc.'s patent lawsuit against generics maker Corepharma LLC over Shire's anti-seizure drug Carbatrol, accepting Corepharma's proposed construction of one disputed term and rejecting its constructions of three others.

  • March 28, 2008

    N.J. Justices Narrow Use Of Damages As Deterrent

    Punitive damages should be used to deter and punish the wrongdoer in a specific case and not as a general deterrent against the misconduct of others, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday, overturning a jury award in a sexual harassment case.

  • March 28, 2008

    Judge Rejects Arguments In Bristol-Myers Case

    The criminal trial of the former chief financial officer of Bristol-Myers Squibb Inc. will proceed without two of the government's key arguments, after a judge ruled that prosecutors may not raise certain issues when presenting their case.

  • March 28, 2008

    Eisai Wins Injunction In Aricept Case

    A federal judge has granted Eisai Co. Ltd.'s request for a preliminary injunction to block Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. from marketing a generic version of its Alzheimer's disease treatment Aricept.

  • March 27, 2008

    Developer Seeks $12B From Airlines For Sept. 11

    After winning $4.6 billion in insurance payments to cover the destruction of the World Trade Center, developer Larry Silverstein is reportedly seeking $12.3 billion in damages from airlines and airport security companies, claiming that they failed to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks.

  • March 27, 2008

    FedEx Drivers From 19 States Win Class Certification

    Drivers for FedEx Ground Package System Inc. scored a victory on Tuesday, when a judge certified classes of drivers from 19 states in their lawsuit to claim benefits for which they were deemed ineligible because of their status as independent contractors.

  • March 26, 2008

    Judge Gives Kara More Time To Protest Claims

    Seeking to give the debtors a little more time, the judge presiding over the bankruptcy case of Kara Homes Inc. has pushed back the deadline for the beleaguered homebuilder to file objections to claims.

  • March 26, 2008

    Casino Fights Bondholders, Fending Off Ch. 11

    Casino operator Tropicana Entertainment LLC revealed on Tuesday that it had taken its bondholders to the Delaware Chancery Court to enjoin them from trying to force the company into bankruptcy in order to gain a better chance to take it over.

  • March 27, 2008

    Synthes Wins Bid To Stay Clamp-Patent Feud

    Overcoming virulent objections from competitor Stryker Corp., medical device maker Synthes Corp. has won a bid to stay a legal battle over patents for a clamp used in trauma surgery while re-examination of one of the patents is pending.

  • March 25, 2008

    Group Asks Court To Reconsider Cap-And-Trade Plan

    An electricity industry group has asked a federal appellate court to reconsider its rejection of a plan to regulate mercury emissions at coal- and oil-fired power plants via a cap-and-trade system rather than a stricter provision of federal law.

  • March 24, 2008

    U.S. Targets Doctors In Kickback Scheme: Report

    U.S. federal investigators are shifting the focus of an ongoing review of an alleged kickback scheme in the orthopedic device industry to center on the hip and knee surgeons who received the illegal boosts, according to a news report.