A Delaware federal judge tossed a lawsuit filed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer Inc. seeking to block Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. from making a generic version of their patented blood thinner Eliquis, finding on Thursday that the suit was filed in the wrong venue in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland ruling.
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Bristol-Myers, Pfizer's Blood Thinner IP Suit Axed Over Venue

A Delaware federal judge tossed a lawsuit filed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer Inc. seeking to block Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. from making a generic version of their patented blood thinner Eliquis, finding on Thursday that the suit was filed in the wrong venue in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland ruling. Read full article »

Miramar Finalizes Settlement Over Sientra Merger Suit

Shareholders of medical technology firm Miramar Labs Inc. and eight of the company’s shareholders filed a stipulation of settlement Thursday in Delaware Chancery Court that calls for $118,500 in plaintiff attorneys' fees and expenses in a $410,000 settlement that seeks to bring an end to the investors’ suit over a $20 million merger with Sientra Inc. in 2017. Read full article »

Battle Brews Over Atty's Admission In Woodbridge Ch. 11

A battle is brewing in the litigation over The Woodbridge Group of Companies’ Chapter 11 plan concerning the pro hac vice admission in Delaware of an attorney representing a group of noteholders who oppose the plan, as unsecured creditors claim he violated ethical rules by not properly disclosing conflicts that exist among his clients.  Read full article »

THIRD CIRCUIT

3rd Circ. Says Restitution Measures Victims' Loss Under INA

The Third Circuit on Wednesday refused to stop the deportation of a Dominican citizen and longtime U.S. resident, upholding an immigration judge’s finding that the man’s counterfeiting conviction counted as an aggravated felony under immigration law. Read full article »

DISTRICT COURT

Investor Sues Online Seller CafePress Over Snapfish Merger

An investor in CafePress, an online retailer selling customized products, filed a proposed class action Wednesday in Delaware federal court alleging the company misled and ultimately may have shortchanged stockholders leading up to its recommended merger with online printing giant Snapfish. Read full article »

Citibank IDs Garnished Accounts In Wine Co. Investor Row

Citibank has told a Florida federal judge that a controlling shareholder in a Chilean wine company ordered to pay a $28.7 million arbitration award to a Delaware investor for breaching a stock repurchase agreement has about $96,600 in cash across several accounts subject to garnishment, plus shares in a handful of companies. Read full article »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

EPA's New Approach To Interstate Air Pollution Under CAA

Over the last two decades, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to address interstate air pollution under the Clean Air Act have yielded a series of complex federal regulatory programs. However, it's now signaling a method that involves greater deference to states’ analyses and determinations, says Norman Fichthorn of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. Read full article »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Feature

BigLaw Firms Quiet About Lobbying Ties To Saudi Arabia

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP is the only major U.S. law firm to walk away from its lobbying relationship with Saudi Arabia after growing condemnation of its alleged involvement in a journalist's death, as five other major law firms are keeping quiet about their ties to the Middle Eastern kingdom so far. Read full article »

Kavanaugh Gets 7th Circ. As High Court Shuffles Assignments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday issued an order handing over Justice Elena Kagan’s Seventh Circuit assignment, which she had held since 2010, to newly confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Read full article »

Interview

GCs Should Take Hack Issues To The Feds, DHS Official Says

Jeanette Manfra, a top cybersecurity and communications official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, tells Law360 why she's inviting general counsel to trade information about cyberthreats with her office and discusses the department's plan to secure the upcoming federal and state elections. Read full article »

Feature

Chancery Closes Gender Gap, National Courts Moving Slowly

Delaware lawmakers caused a small stir earlier this month when they confirmed two veteran female attorneys to the state’s Court of Chancery, expanding the nationally important court by two seats while roughly closing the gender gap among its now-seven members for the first time. Read full article »

Labaton Says 1/3 Of Its Open Cases Include Referral Fees

Nearly one-third of Labaton Sucharow LLP’s open cases came to the firm through referral arrangements, according to a filing Thursday in Massachusetts federal court, offering a peek behind the curtain as the firm faces scrutiny for a payment to a Texas attorney uncovered in the ongoing State Street settlement fee fight. Read full article »

Philly Atty Says Neighboring Starbucks Flooded His File Room

A Philadelphia attorney sued his landlord and Starbucks Corp. in state court Thursday over a 2016 flood — allegedly caused by a pipe clogged with coffee grounds from a neighboring coffee shop — that destroyed archived client files kept in the lawyer’s basement storage room. Read full article »

Atty Urges Justices To Hear Suit Over Defamatory Yelp Review

A personal injury lawyer and her firm have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review the California Supreme Court's split ruling that reverses an order requiring Yelp Inc. to take down defamatory reviews that a former client posted on the customer review site. Read full article »

Feature

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

Three separate surveys published recently identified the four firms that general counsel fear the most, revealed one in four professional women working in the legal industry experienced some form of sexual harassment or misconduct in the past five years and showed legal industry has a serious problem with bullying. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ Read full article »

Podcast

Law360's Pro Say: No 11th-Hour Judicial Picks For Fla. Gov.

The Florida Supreme Court ruled this week that Republican Gov. Rick Scott couldn’t pick three new high court justices in his final hours in office, capping off a strange judicial showdown in the Sunshine State. Carolina Bolado, our senior Florida reporter, joins us on the Pro Say podcast to break it all down. Read full article »

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