Pennsylvania

  • August 31, 2011

    Urology Group Settles Pa.'s Monopoly Claims

    Five Pennsylvania urology practices settled a lawsuit Wednesday brought by the state's attorney general alleging their merger violated antitrust laws by limiting referrals to local cancer treatment centers and allowing doctors to negotiate higher insurance reimbursements.

  • August 31, 2011

    Rejected Individual Deals Don’t Doom Classes: 3rd Circ.

    The Third Circuit on Wednesday ruled that a potential class action is not mooted when a named plaintiff rejects a settlement to satisfy individual claims before filing for initial class certification, reviving a former Genesis Healthcare Corp. nurse's suit over automatic pay deductions.

  • August 31, 2011

    Ex-Rite Aid GC's Legal Saga Ends With Time Served

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday sentenced ex-Rite Aid Corp. general counsel Franklin C. Brown to time served and a year of supervised release, effectively ending the 83-year-old's decadelong legal saga, which included almost six years in prison for corporate crimes.

  • August 30, 2011

    Judge Removes Builder's Coverage Suit To Pa.

    An Ohio federal judge on Tuesday moved Slate Rock Construction Co. Ltd.'s indemnification suit against its subcontractors and their insurers to Pennsylvania after the defendants argued the contracts at issue are governed by Pennsylvania law.

  • August 26, 2011

    Argentum To Pay Noble $1M In Fees In Dressing IP Fight

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday ordered Argentum Medical LLC and two of its top executives to pay $1 million in attorneys' fees to Noble Biomaterials Inc., after a jury found the company brought an infringement suit over a wound dressing patent in bad faith.

  • August 25, 2011

    Steelers Sue Shirt Maker Over 'Terrible Towel' Knockoff

    The Pittsburgh Steelers LLC and a Pennsylvania nonprofit hit a T-shirt seller with a trademark and unfair competition suit Monday, alleging the company knocked off the football team's famous "Terrible Towels" merchandise with its line of "Terrible T-Shirts."

  • August 25, 2011

    3rd Circ. Nixes Class In Rohm & Haas Cancer Cluster Row

    The Third Circuit on Thursday upheld the denial of certification for medical monitoring and property damage classes in a suit accusing Rohm and Haas Co. of contamination that allegedly caused a spike in brain cancer rates in an Illinois town.

  • August 24, 2011

    Par, UCB Pharma Settle Keppra Patent Fight

    UCB Pharma SA and Par Pharmaceutical Inc. on Monday settled a suit Par had filed in Pennsylvania seeking a court declaration that two UCB patents were invalid and not infringed by Par's proposed generic version of the epilepsy drug Keppra.

  • August 23, 2011

    No Quick Appeal For Capper-Volstead Denials: 3rd Circ.

    The Third Circuit on Tuesday dismissed an appeal from a mushroom farming cooperative facing putative class action price-fixing litigation, holding that a lower court ruling that said they weren't shielded from Sherman Act claims by the Capper-Volstead Act wasn't immediately appealable.

  • August 23, 2011

    3rd Circ. Tosses Ex-Pa. Lawmaker's 4 1/2-Year Sentence

    The Third Circuit on Tuesday threw out the 55-month sentence of former Pennsylvania state Sen. Vincent Fumo, ruling that a district judge erred in calculating the corruption sentence.

  • August 23, 2011

    School District, 4th Student Settle Over Webcam Scandal

    A Pennsylvania school district has settled a fourth student's claim over a webcam spying scandal, agreeing Monday to pay the student's family $10,000 to settle out of court.

  • August 22, 2011

    Rohm & Haas, Arkema Exit Plastic Additives MDL

    Indirect purchasers in a multidistrict litigation accusing Rohm & Haas Co. and Arkema Inc. of fixing prices for plastic additives dropped their suit against the companies Thursday, a month after settling with the other defendants in the case.

  • August 19, 2011

    GMAC Kickback Suit Put On Hold For High Court Ruling

    A Pennsylvania judge stayed a putative class action against GMAC Mortgage LLC on Wednesday, saying an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case could determine whether the plaintiffs could sue without having been damaged by an alleged kickbacks scheme between GMAC and mortgage reinsurers.

  • August 19, 2011

    3rd Circ. Won't Revive Unisys, Fidelity ERISA Suit

    The Third Circuit on Friday refused to revive a putative class action that accused Unisys Corp. and Fidelity Management Trust Co. of breaching their duties to retirement plan participants by inadequately investigating investment options into which plan contributions could be allocated.

  • August 19, 2011

    HP, Hartford Snuff $3.4M Suit Over Printer Fire

    Hartford Insurance Co. settled a $3.4 million product liability suit against Hewlett Packard Co. that claimed an HP printer was defective and unreasonably dangerous and caused a fire that severely damaged a Pennsylvania office building, according to an order entered Thursday.

  • August 18, 2011

    Sumitomo Gets FTC OK On $340M Steel Wheels Buy

    The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday gave a green light to Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd.’s $340 million acquisition of Steel Wheels Acquisition Corp. from Trimaran Capital Partners, finding that the deal presented no antitrust concerns.

  • August 18, 2011

    Ex-NFL Players Sue League Over Concussion Injuries

    A group of retired football players on Thursday accused the NFL of concealing and downplaying the link between frequent concussions and mental illness, and negligently encouraging the use of helmets to block, ram and tackle, according to a class action filed in Pennsylvania.

  • August 18, 2011

    Porter Reps Noble In $3.4B Marcellus Deal With Consol

    Noble Energy Inc. said Thursday that it had agreed to pay $3.4 billion for its first piece of the rich natural gas reserves of the Marcellus Shale, inking a deal to buy into Consol Energy Inc.'s drilling operations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

  • August 17, 2011

    Gov't Contracts Fraud Witness Keeps Immunity: 3rd Circ.

    The Third Circuit on Wednesday declined to revoke judicial immunity for a construction supplies company co-owner accused of having abused the government's equal opportunity contract award program, saying it lacked authority to issue such a ruling.

  • August 17, 2011

    Carpenter Settles $11M Cleanup Fight With Ford, Others

    Carpenter Technology Corp. on Tuesday resolved a dispute with Ford Motor Co. and four other plaintiffs who sought $11 million from the specialty alloys maker to cover cleanup costs at a Superfund site in Pennsylvania.