A federal judge has ordered Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. to pay defense and settlement costs to Safeway Inc., dealing a defeat to the insurer in connection with the grocer's settlement of an underlying slip-and-fall liability lawsuit.
A federal judge in one of several proposed class actions accusing Comcast Corp. of illegally tying its premium services to set-top box rentals has recused himself because he subscribes to the cable provider's services and would likely be a member of the putative class.
The U.S. Department of Justice has secured its 11th guilty plea as part of an ongoing probe of bid-rigging in the military restraints industry, with the president of a New York-based defense contractor the latest to admit his role in the scheme.
A California appeals court has ruled that Applera Corp. is entitled to attorneys' fees after winning more than $1 million in damages for MP Biomedicals LLC's alleged failure to pay royalties under a patent licensing agreement because under Swiss law — the choice of law mandated in the agreement — the prevailing party receives fees.
Biovail Corp. and SmithKline Beecham Corp. have moved to dismiss a consolidated class action complaint against them by indirect purchasers of Wellbutrin XL alleging the drug companies illegally monopolized the market for the antidepressant by blocking generic competitors.
A federal judge has denied Alcoa Inc.'s bid to halt a lawsuit seeking more than $500,000 in cleanup costs at an Indiana factory that the aluminum giant sold in 1997.
West Virginia's Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from the Sierra Club to a state regulatory agency's order giving Allegheny Energy Inc. unit Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Co. a green light to build a high voltage interstate electric transmission line.
As Sen. Arlen Specter's decision to switch parties offers fresh hope to supporters of the proposed Employee Free Choice Act, new research reveals the union-friendly bill is weighing on the minds of most companies.
A federal appellate court has sent two cases, one against Apotex Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the other against Pfizer Inc., back to the lower courts for reconsideration in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's blockbuster preemption decision in Wyeth v. Levine.
Two Pennsylvania groups representing oil interests have argued that the U.S. Forest Service doesn't have the authority to apply the National Environmental Policy Act's review standards to private oil and gas drilling in the Allegheny National Forest.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC has withdrawn a motion to enforce a subpoena it served on the law firm Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP, after the two came to an agreement in a squabble related to the multidistrict antitrust litigation over the nasal spray Flonase.
A Philadelphia appeals court has overturned a $5 million verdict awarded to the parents of an infant who died after taking too much of McNeil PPC Inc.’s Infants' Tylenol formulation.
A judge has found that egg and potato product supplier Michael Foods Inc. engaged in unlawful price discrimination by selling supplies at a lower price to food services giant Sodexo Inc. than to the plaintiff, regional food distributor Feesers Inc.
In yet another report of food products tainted with salmonella, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended that consumers not eat raw alfalfa sprouts, saying the product has been linked to several cases of the foodborne illness.
The magistrate judge overseeing the Zyprexa multidistrict litigation has dealt the state of Connecticut a blow, limiting the state's claims against Eli Lilly and Co. for allegedly improper prescriptions of the anti-psychotic drug to those prescriptions paid for by Medicaid.
Two former WolfBlock LLP litigators have joined the Philadelphia office of Duane Morris LLP, bringing to 52 the total number of partners that have left the dissolving firm for positions with Duane Morris.
Reckitt Benckiser Inc. has filed a lawsuit to stop Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. from making a generic version of the blockbuster cough treatment Mucinex.
Arrow International Inc.’s arguments that Medical Components Inc.’s patent covering a method of making a multilumen catheter assembly should be invalidated have been rejected by a federal court, clearing the way for Medical Components’ infringement suit to move forward.
After seven years of litigation, The Carlyle Group LLC and 10 former executives of IT Group Inc. have reached a $3.4 million settlement with a class of shareholders who claimed the defendants knowingly concealed financial woes that led to the environmental mediation firm's bankruptcy.
Costco Wholesale Corp. has reached a settlement to resolve a proposed class action that the retailer shortchanged drivers through deceptive and unfair retail motor fuel sales practices.