A district court judge has delivered two blows to Sunoco Inc., dismissing without prejudice the petrochemical company's motion to excuse it from missing the deadline of a consent decree it signed with federal and state environmental protection agencies and to seal certain documents in the case.
Pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer Inc. has asked a judge to dismiss complaints filed in multidistrict litigation over anti-inflammatory painkillers Celebrex and Bextra on the grounds that the plaintiffs didn't claim that deceptive advertising drove them to buy the drugs.
A district judge has put on hold one of two lawsuits Schering-Plough Corp. has filed against several generic drug makers over patents covering Clarinex allergy medication after finding that there would be a “substantial” danger of unfair prejudice to Schering if the case moved forward.
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP was hit with a proposed wage-and-hour class action Wednesday, which joined similar suits against the pharmaceutical giant in at least three other states.
The judge overseeing Sea Containers Ltd.'s Chapter 11 proceedings has signed off on the company's request to extend its exclusive rights to file and seek support for its reorganization plan.
KeySpan Corp. has won approval from local power authorities for its proposed merger with U.K.-based National Grid PLC, though it faces scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice over concerns about competition in New York's electricity market.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has kicked back down to a lower court a longstanding dispute between a New Jersey town and Duke Energy Corp. over the removal of fifty shade trees from a public avenue.
A judge overseeing the multidistrict action against FedEx Ground Package System Inc. for misclassifying delivery drivers as independent contractors on Tuesday granted the plaintiffs’ motion to strike certain documents submitted by the delivery company during the class certification process.
As the battle over how best to regulate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions heats up, lawmakers on Thursday indicated their intention to try to block a congressional energy plan that would limit states' regulatory powers on the issue.
Policyholders affected by the antitrust scandal at insurer Zurich American Insurance Co. are not the only ones that will benefit from the $121.8 million settlement in the case. Plaintiffs attorneys will receive nearly $30 million in fees paid by the insurance company as part of the settlement.
Pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has been slapped with another lawsuit over its popular anti-psychotic Risperdal, this one alleging that the company attempted to market the drug for nonapproved uses.
Rite Aid Corp. has completed its approximately $3.5 billion deal to acquire more than 1,850 Brooks and Eckerd pharmacies from the Jean Coutu Group Inc., but agreed to sell off 26 stores to win regulatory approval.
The latest bad news for the world's biggest big box retailer, employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. won class certification Thursday in a lawsuit alleging the company altered time cards and deprived employees of breaks.
In a move that could impede Abbott Laboratories' efforts to become the third company selling drug-eluting coronary stents in the United States, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary has filed a lawsuit accusing Abbott of infringing a patent that was issued Tuesday.
Becton Dickinson & Co. has asked for more time to respond to pending motions for partial summary judgment filed by direct and indirect purchaser groups regarding which group has standing in the multidistrict antitrust litigation pending against the company.
A dozen U.S. states are considering legislation that aims to crackdown on workplace bullying, but some employment attorneys worry that making office bullying illegal would lead to a wave of frivolous lawsuits.
Swiss drug maker Roche Holding AG has lost the first of hundreds of cases set for trial over its acne medication, with a jury awarding $2.5 million to an Alabama man who developed bowel disease after taking the drug.
Congoleum Corp. has decided to head back to the drawing board and create a new plan of attack after a New Jersey judge ruled that insurers are not required to fund the global asbestos settlement at the heart of the flooring manufacturer’s proposed bankruptcy plan.
Marcal Paper Mills Inc. is seeking a bankruptcy court’s permission to employ two top executives, including a new president, a bid that has drawn objections from unsecured creditors alleging inadequate disclosure.
An appellate court has given the green light to a longstanding whistleblower suit that charges Schering-Plough Corp. with illegally firing a slew of employees in retaliation for their complaints about shady marketing practices.