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