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New Jersey

  • November 6, 2008

    FTC Plans December Hearing On Changes In IP

    As the market for intellectual property evolves, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is looking to intellectual property professionals to offer feedback on how recent court rulings and legislative initiatives are impacting innovation, competition and consumer welfare.

  • November 5, 2008

    Code Writer Boots Up WARN Act Suit V. Lehman

    A computer programmer has filed a putative class action against Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., claiming the bankrupt investment giant failed to meets its pay and benefits obligations under federal and New Jersey labor laws.

  • November 5, 2008

    Lehman CEO Fuld To Step Down By End Of '08

    Richard Fuld's tenure as chief executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. will come to an end before Jan. 1, 2009, and he will receive no bonus pay or severance pay upon departure, in line with a previously agreed upon deal calling for Fuld to stay on board and assist the LBHI estate through its transition.

  • November 5, 2008

    Boscov's To Sell Assets To Family Group

    Bankrupt retailer Boscov's Department Store LLC says it will sell substantially all of its assets to a family group led by Albert Boscov and his brother-in-law Edwin Lakin.

  • November 5, 2008

    Congoleum Settles Prepetition Asbestos Dispute

    Congoleum Corp. has resolved a long-running dispute over partial payments made to asbestos claimants through settlements negotiated before the bankrupt flooring company filed for Chapter 11 more than four years ago.

  • November 4, 2008

    Judge Approves $3.2M Loan For Bankrupt Jancor

    A bankruptcy court has permitted construction-product conglomerate Jancor Cos. Inc. to borrow about $3.2 million to pay back wages for laid-off workers and to help keep the company together until it can find buyers for its business lines.

  • November 4, 2008

    NuvaRing MDL Defendants Seek Master Complaint

    The defendants in a multidistrict litigation encompassing 17 product liability suits over Schering-Plough Corp. unit Organon International Inc.'s NuvaRing contraceptive have asked a federal judge to order the plaintiffs to file a master consolidated complaint in order to streamline the judicial efficiency of the litigation process.

  • November 4, 2008

    NJ Commission Seeks Land From Busted Developer

    Compounding EnCap Golf Holding LLC's contentious Chapter 11 filing, the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission has sued the bankrupt developer to regain hundreds of acres of land the commission previously transferred for a failed $1 billion development project.

  • November 4, 2008

    Hart InterCivic Sues Avante Over Voting Machines

    Texas-based Hart InterCivic Inc., one of the country's leading providers of electronic voting machines, has sued Avante International Technology Inc. for infringing a patent for electronic voting systems.

  • November 4, 2008

    Spanish Artists Sue To Protect Pottery Design

    In an effort to protect its native pottery style from imitators, an association of ceramics craftsmen from La Rambla, Spain, has sued two American distributors and sellers of allegedly illegal copycat items that the artists say destroy the integrity of their craft and create unfair competition in the international marketplace.

  • November 4, 2008

    DOJ, State AGs Investigate Vytorin Marketing

    The U.S. Department of Justice, along with more than 35 state attorneys general, has begun investigations of Merck & Co. Inc. and Schering-Plough Corp. over their joint marketing for blockbuster cholesterol treatment Vytorin, Merck disclosed Monday.

  • November 4, 2008

    Following Italian Bankruptcy, Alitalia Files Ch. 15

    Struggling Italian airline Alitalia SpA has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection to cover its assets in the United States.

  • November 4, 2008

    Judge: Corepharma Did Not Infringe Carbatrol Patent

    Following a protracted battle over whether a patent related to Shire Laboratories Inc.'s anti-seizure drug Carbatrol should be included in a suit contesting a generic version of the medication, a federal judge has granted summary judgment of noninfringement to generic drugmaker Corepharma LLC.

  • November 3, 2008

    Roche Wins Judgment In Accutane Suicide Case

    After determining that the drug company provided adequate warning of suicide risk, a federal judge has ruled in favor of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. in a wrongful death suit brought by family members of an Accutane user who killed himself.

  • November 3, 2008

    McCarter Takes On 3 Partners From McElroy Deutsch

    Well-known bankruptcy lawyer Charles A. Stanziale has left his former firm along with two partners and two associates to join the Newark, N.J., office of McCarter & English LLP, the firm said Thursday.

  • November 5, 2008

    Court Says Hospitals Can Be Sued Over Contractors

    A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that hospitals using contract doctors run the risk of being hit with malpractice claims if they fail to inform patients when they are receiving treatment from a contractor instead of a staff doctor.

  • October 31, 2008

    Leaps and Bounds: Notable Firm News

    Heller's dissolution continues to spell big gains for other firms. Dechert nabbed a high-profile firm chairman. Sidley Austin scooped up six partners, most with top managerial credentials, and Orrick added another three, nudging its Heller booty total up to 29 partners.

  • October 31, 2008

    NJ Judge Refuses To Block Datascope Merger

    A New Jersey judge has denied a preliminary bid by shareholders of cardiovascular medical device maker Datascope Corp. to prevent the company's $841 million acquisition by Swedish medical supply company Getinge AB.

  • October 31, 2008

    Thelen's Wind-Down Team Includes Latham Partner

    A four-lawyer administrative committee is in charge of turning out the lights at dissolving Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP, the firm confirmed Friday, adding there is no plan to file for bankruptcy.

  • October 30, 2008

    Flight Caps Limit Competition, Hike Fares: DOT

    A report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday suggests that airports with hourly flight limits are restrictive to airline competition and may spark sharp increases in domestic ticket costs.