A firefighter and two pharmaceutical sales representatives admitted in New Jersey federal court Friday to taking part in a scheme to defraud state health benefits programs and other insurers out of more than $25 million through unnecessary prescriptions, a day after two fellow conspirators copped to their roles, authorities announced.
Ashford Hospitality Trust recently completed a trio of high-profile deals — a buy, a sale and a refinancing — and Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP helped the real estate investment trust navigate a complex set of zoning, ground lease, condominium and timing issues in guiding the deals to the finish line.
A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid to disqualify an attorney from representing a condo association in its lawsuit over Superstorm Sandy-related flood insurance coverage, finding that the parties accused of not obtaining the proper policies waited too long to bring the motion.
A split National Labor Relations Board on Thursday affirmed a finding that a short-stay acute rehabilitation center’s care managers are not supervisors under the National Labor Relations Act, denying the employer’s request for review of a decision that found those managers’ pro-union remarks didn’t taint a union election outcome.
A Third Circuit panel on Friday largely affirmed a U.S. Tax Court decision that the primary shareholder in a company that owned most of Russia’s Pizza Huts and KFCs could be taxed on stock he bought from a minority shareholder, saying the primary shareholder must accept the "consequences of his business decisions."
The Philadelphia Taxi Association should not get its antitrust suit against Uber reinstated because its alleged injuries are the result of an increase, rather than a decrease in competition, Uber told the Third Circuit on Friday.
A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday refused to toss Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s lawsuit seeking to recoup $10 million the insurer paid in claim reimbursements to an allegedly unlicensed Pennsylvania mail-order pharmacy, ruling that the claims of insurance fraud and other violations were plausible.
Honeywell International Inc. wants a lawsuit alleging it fired a vice president because of her gender and in retaliation for her challenging bias in executive promotions to be moved from New Jersey state court to federal court, according to a notice filed Wednesday.
The Third Circuit on Thursday denied a Haitian native’s bid to seek relief under the Convention Against Torture on the ground that he failed to show he would likely face torture for being gay upon returning to his country and dismissed his claim for withholding of removal.
The Independence Project, a nonprofit disability rights advocacy group, and a wheelchair user sued McDonald's Corp. on Thursday in New Jersey federal court for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law by erecting and maintaining architectural barriers at a New Jersey restaurant.
Two men admitted in New Jersey federal court Thursday to conspiring with doctors and public employees to defraud state health benefits programs and other insurers out of more than $25 million through unnecessary prescriptions filled at an out-of-state pharmacy, authorities said.
A New Jersey state appeals court on Thursday revived a law firm's fees bid over its work on behalf of a former client before her lawsuit was filed by a successive law firm and ultimately settled, saying a personal injury attorney may be entitled to such a recovery for the reasonable value of services provided.
An administrative law judge on Wednesday trimmed a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complaint accusing a New Jersey attorney and his hedge fund of using investors’ funds for risky investments in legal receivables, ruling that claims that they inflated the value of the investments “amount to nothing.”
An EpiPen direct purchaser’s decision to drop a proposed class action, alleging pharmaceutical companies including Mylan Inc. and Pfizer Inc. stifled competition in an effort to drive up prices for their potentially lifesaving allergy treatment, was approved in a New Jersey federal court on Tuesday.
The Third Circuit on Thursday revealed the reasoning behind its decision earlier this month to affirm a win for GlaxoSmithKline PLC in litigation accusing it of stifling generic competition for Wellbutrin XL, saying the purchasers who brought the suit did not show they were injured by GSK.
The Third Circuit on Thursday revived a putative collective and class action alleging a New Jersey adult nightclub underpaid an exotic dancer, issuing a precedential ruling clarifying that statutory claims fall outside of arbitration agreements unless the clauses specifically mention them.
A New Jersey state judge said Wednesday that the state could acquire portions of private beachfront properties via eminent domain for shore-protection measures, saying property owners made a compelling argument against the need for the project in their area, but the expertise of state environmental officials deserves “great weight.”
The Third Circuit on Wednesday vacated and remanded a Board of Immigration Appeals decision denying review of a Salvadoran native’s petition for asylum, finding the court improperly ruled that a violent gang targeted the man because he was a shop owner, rather than because he had made negative statements about the gang.
Western World Insurance Co. on Wednesday defeated Nautilus Insurance Co.’s bid for reimbursement of its payout to a developer for a faulty roof replacement when a New Jersey judge ruled that condominium repairs are excluded under Western’s policy with the construction company that performed the work.
A Third Circuit ruling setting aside a man's murder convictions in New Jersey after he served more than 20 years behind bars was an insufficient basis to award him a civil judgment against the state under a wrongful incarceration statute, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Medical monitoring claims against the U.S. Navy have recently foundered on the shoals of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act’s jurisdictional rules. If affirmed, Giovanni v. U.S. Department of the Navy, a case currently pending appeal to the Third Circuit, will set the Third Circuit on course to split with the Ninth Circuit, say Thomas Manakides and Alexander Swanson of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
David Coale, leader of the appellate practice at Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst LLP, shares his insights into what works — and what does not — when setting up and maintaining a legal blog.
Two recent cases in New York and New Jersey will impact how medical practice transactions should be structured in the future. New Jersey and New York courts may find fraud if they believe the purpose of a contractual agreement or transaction is to extract profits out of a practice, says John Fanburg of Brach Eichler LLC.
In Fres-co Systems v. Hawkins, the Third Circuit recently applied what appears to be the inevitable disclosure doctrine. The opinion did not distinguish between the plaintiff’s claims under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act, so the mere threat of misappropriation may be sufficient under both statutes to warrant granting a preliminary injunction, say attorneys with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP.
As prescriptions for pain-suppressing opioids have soared, some have speculated that litigation will follow. Such litigation could take various forms, including personal injury lawsuits making design defect and/or failure-to-warn claims, consumer fraud actions, and more. Manufacturers and retailers should take steps now to protect themselves, say authors from Innovative Science Solutions and Locke Lord LLP.
There is a wonderful sketch of Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner dressed in a black robe with arms outstretched as if they were the billowing wings of a lean vulture. He is kicking a human brain down a hallway and wearing a half-smile that looks for all the world like a sneer. That sketch is the perfect metaphor for both Judge Posner and his new book, "The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses," says U.S. District Judge Ri... (continued)
New Jersey's latest telemedicine law, effective last month, cements the validity of telehealth services, establishes practice standards and imposes telehealth coverage requirements for state-funded health insurance. Passage of this legislation is welcome news for companies and health care providers looking to offer telemedicine services in New Jersey, says Nathaniel Lacktman of Foley & Lardner LLP.
Special master appointments can be very beneficial in resolving disputes quickly, streamlining discovery, handling delicate settlement negotiations, and — somewhat surprisingly — reducing cost and delay, says retired U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, now with JAMS.
As more law firms become the targets of major cyberattacks, more firms may consider appointing a chief privacy officer. In this series, CPOs at four firms discuss various aspects of this new role.
Last month, federal courts dismissed challenges to zero emissions credit programs in Illinois and New York. But as the plaintiffs appeal, an issue with broad consequences for the energy industry looms: whether anyone other than the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission can ask a federal court to declare that state programs affecting wholesale energy markets are preempted, say Gordon Coffee and Tyson Smith of Winston & Strawn LLP.