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.
More than a dozen cases in the multidistrict litigation over Pfizer Inc.’s anti-inflammatory pain medications Bextra and Celebrex have recently been tossed by the federal judge overseeing the case.
A U.S. District judge has granted class certification to employees of a computer consulting company who claim that HSBC Bank failed to pay them wages and pension plan contributions for two years after it took over the company.
The Supreme Court of New Jersey has rejected Citigroup Inc.'s attempt to move a $10 billion lawsuit brought by Parmalat SpA from the Garden State to Italy, Parmalat said Wednesday.
California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he would sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency if it blocks the state’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Drug companies Altana Pharma AG and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. traded barbs on Monday over whether Altana could assert an exceptional case claim in an ongoing battle over Protonix’s ulcer treatment patent.
Bankrupt energy company Calpine Corp. has asked for court permission to take over the lease for a New York power facility, arguing that the profitable plant will boost the company’s revenues.