An Illinois drug purchaser on Monday became the latest to accuse Mylan, Sandoz and Taro Pharmaceuticals of conspiring to inflate the price of a generic antidepressant by 1,000 percent, in a class action launched in New Jersey federal court.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill a Supreme Court seat that has remained vacant since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, picking a well-respected figure in the conservative legal establishment who would restore the nation’s top bench to a Republican majority and likely break the recent spate of 4-4 ties.
One lawsuit in a bitter family dispute over the Tony Luke's brand was dismissed Monday when a New Jersey federal judge ruled that a business agreement barred trademark claims brought by one son against the patriarch who founded the Philadelphia-based sandwich empire.
A New Jersey federal judge tossed criminal charges against a broker-dealer in a $17.2 million pump-and-dump stock scheme Monday, finding that the indictment was filed too late and rejecting prosecutors' bid for a retroactive application of the six-year statute of limitations created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.
The Third Circuit on Monday upheld an injunction ordering that a group of young immigrants be allowed to transfer to a different Pennsylvania public school to better accommodate their needs to learn English as a second language.
Actavis, Lannett and another manufacturer of generic ursodiol are the latest companies accused of using trade group meetings as opportunities to conspire to improperly raise generic drug prices to "dizzying" levels, an employee benefit fund said in a proposed class action filed Monday in New Jersey federal court.
Travelers Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance Co. told New Jersey's high court on Tuesday that an apartment complex owner is not entitled to additional coverage for debris removal after Hurricane Sandy, arguing that those costs are subject to a $1 million sublimit for all flood-related losses.
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission said Tuesday that the owner of the defunct Revel Atlantic City resort must obtain a license in order for his tenant to operate a new casino because he’ll still retain control of a portion of the facility.
The Third Circuit on Monday upheld a judgment against a proposed collective action of Robert Half International Inc. workers, saying the district court got it right when it that found that the staffing agency can address employees’ overtime claims in individual arbitration, rather than on a classwide basis.
A Covanta Holding Corp. unit and its insurers have slapped an electrical services company with a lawsuit in New Jersey state court alleging that the business caused a fire at an energy-from-waste facility in Newark, leading to more than $2.7 million in damages.
A New Jersey Assembly panel on Monday advanced a bill that would regulate fantasy sports games, a measure lawmakers say will increase consumer protections and generate an estimated $1 million for the state each year.
Capital One Financial Corp. closed a $534.9 million loan it arranged for Starwood Property Trust’s purchase of a multi-state portfolio of medical office properties on Monday, nearly three months after the real estate investment trust announced its purchase.
The Tax Court of New Jersey granted a request from affiliates of HD Supply Holdings to quash a bid from the state's taxation division to depose the industrial distributor's CEO, ruling in a decision released Friday that he likely does not have information relevant enough to outweigh risks of “harassment and annoyance.”
A New Jersey federal judge on Monday imposed an 18-year prison sentence on the operator of an ambulance company convicted of obtaining federal health care program reimbursements despite his ouster from such programs following a previous fraud charge.
A New Jersey federal judge on Monday sent to arbitration proposed class claims that Uber Technologies Inc. misclassified its drivers as contractors in order to avoid operation expenses and sidestep labor laws, rejecting a driver’s argument that the arbitration clause was not prominent enough in an electronic employment agreement.
Allied World Insurance Co. can’t escape claims from Nagel Rice LLP that an underlying malpractice action should be covered under its insurance policy, after a New Jersey federal court ruled Monday it’s up for debate whether Nagel attorneys could have reasonably expected the underlying suit.
FieldTurf USA Inc.’s top executive on Monday defended allegations that the company knowingly sold defective athletic fields to school districts that eventually sued, telling New Jersey lawmakers probing the issue that the media has inaccurately portrayed the matter.
A Manhattan federal jury on Monday needed less than three hours to convict former MSD Capital LP analyst John Afriyie on charges that he used his mother's brokerage account to turn a $1.5 million profit from inside knowledge of a $15 billion private equity buyout.
The Third Circuit ruled in a published opinion Friday that a lower court erred by allowing a grand jury to view an email from a Pennsylvania man facing a federal indictment over a $688 million payday loan scheme, finding attorney-client privilege applies because the email didn't spur fraudulent activities.
The Third Circuit on Thursday said scoring permission to amend a suit doesn’t excuse stuffing an earlier complaint with misleading claims, affirming about $116,000 in sanctions against an attorney who propped up an age bias suit without evidence against energy company PPL Corp. and a union.
We are privileged to be part of an employment market that hosts employees from various generations. While “differences” may imply inherent conflict, intergenerational differences can actually be used to an advantage for organizations — especially law firms, say Najmeh Mahmoudjafari, founder of ImmigraTrust Law, and William Martucci of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP.
The first paragraph of Philip Hirschkop’s obituary is going to contain the word "Loving." That’s undeniable. But many of Hirschkop’s other cases are just as groundbreaking in their own right. They aren’t household names like Loving, but they have affected millions in the nation’s households, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
When advising employers on the use of payroll card programs as an alternative method of paying employees there are several considerations lawyers should adopt. Kevin Vance of Duane Morris LLP discusses key issues concerning payroll cards and best practices for establishing and maintaining a payroll card program.
As law firms and clients conduct more business on a regional or national scale, multijurisdictional practice is becoming more prevalent for practicing attorneys. Attorneys engaged in both private practice and as in-house counsel need to be aware of the ethical risks of practicing across jurisdictions — including the implications of engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, say Melinda Gentile and Monique Cardenas of Peckar & Abramson PC.
A critical — and arguably the least predictable — facet of the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation's practice is the selection of the venue for a new MDL proceeding. In this installment of his bimonthly series on the panel, Alan Rothman of Kaye Scholer LLP looks at the panel’s reasoning for its selection of particular venues, as well as arguments advanced by the parties, over the past year.
It is increasingly necessary for law firms to implement strategies to improve efficiency, staffing and value to meet client needs. Haley Altman, CEO and co-founder of Doxly Inc., discusses how to successfully leverage analytical tools and emerging technology to increase profitability.
Face it, the American jury system is dying. The arguments Professor Suja Thomas makes in her new book deserve consideration by everyone interested in how our government actually works and how it might recapture the unifying communitarian experience of direct democracy and actual trial by one’s peers, says U.S. District Court Judge William Young of the District of Massachusetts.
The Federal Trade Commission recently succeeded on appeal in two hospital merger challenges, in the Third and Seventh Circuits. Hospitals evaluating merging with nearby competitors should keep in mind the analytical approaches laid out in these decisions, say David Kully and Christopher Carmichael of Holland & Knight LLP.
As the end of the Obama administration approaches there is renewed attention on President Barack Obama's use of the Antiquities Act of 1906. While almost every U.S. president has used his authority under this act to create new national monuments, its use has fueled tensions between the federal government and states over land control, say John Freemuth and Mackenzie Case of Boise State University.
The Third Circuit’s decision last week in the Energy Future case rejected the logic of Momentive that a make-whole provision is not enforceable post-acceleration without specific contractual language to that effect. The decision is a clear break from a recent trend and may give noteholders greater leverage, say Michael Friedman and Stephen Tetro II of Chapman and Cutler LLP.