Pennsylvania

  • January 26, 2007

    Target Settles EEOC Race Suit

    Target Corp. agreed Friday to pay $775,000 to a group of black workers who were subjected to racist comments from a white store manager.

  • January 24, 2007

    Insurance Co. Granted Request For NASD Arbitration

    A Pennsylvania insurance company has won a small victory in a securities and wrongful-termination case filed against the firm after a judge ruled that the company has the right to compel arbitration before the National Association of Securities Dealers.

  • January 23, 2007

    Bayer Shells Out More Over Baycol

    Bayer Corp. has agreed to pay $8 million to 30 states to settle allegations that the drug company failed to adequately warn consumers about the safety risks associated with recalled cholesterol-lowering drug Baycol.

  • January 22, 2007

    Woman Drops Vioxx Suit

    In another victory for Merck & Co., a woman who blamed her husband’s death on the painkiller Vioxx dropped her lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company on Monday, five weeks before it was scheduled to go to trial.

  • January 23, 2007

    Law Firm Demands Unpaid Rape Trial Fees

    An Arizona law firm that defended a bar manager in a rape case has headed back to court to recover trial fees it claims were never paid by the bar's insurance company.

  • January 22, 2007

    Third Prempro Trial To Begin In Arkansas

    The third trial over Wyeth Pharmaceuticals’ controversial hormone replacement drug got underway Monday in Arkansas.

  • January 22, 2007

    Class Certified In Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Case

    A judge on Friday granted class certification to a group of direct purchasers in the multidistrict litigation over an alleged hydrogen peroxide cartel.

  • January 16, 2007

    UnitedHealth Sued For $25M Over Contract Dispute

    TMG Health Inc. filed suit against health care giant UnitedHealth Group Inc. Wednesday, claiming the larger corporation tried to back out of a $5.25 million settlement agreement and asking for $25 million in damages if the court voids the settlement.

  • January 12, 2007

    Law Firm Profile: Duane Morris

    When Philadelphia-headquartered Duane Morris started a health law practice in 1977, most hospitals were represented by lawyers who served on their boards.

  • January 11, 2007

    Appeals Court Revives War Over Metal Machine

    In a blow to a group of Pennsylvania factory workers, a federal appeals court has granted Fenn Manufacturing Corp.’s motion for a new trial in a case involving a machine that allegedly causes permanent hand injuries.

  • January 10, 2007

    New Trustee To Analyze Wachovia Subpoena

    A U.S. Trustee has joined the bankruptcy case of drink maker Le-Nature’s Inc., and will now weigh in on whether to allow the company’s secured lenders to subpoena its financial advisor.

  • January 10, 2007

    AGs Side With Shareholders In Enron Case

    A handful of Wall Street investment banks should be held accountable for their role in the Enron Corp. accounting fraud, according to a motion filed by the attorneys general of 30 states.

  • January 8, 2007

    Harley Davidson Union Fights Arbitration Ruling

    A union representing 2,700 workers at Harley-Davidson Motor Company has opposed an arbitrator’s decision that the motorcycle maker did not violate its collective bargaining contract by outsourcing work.

  • January 8, 2007

    Paint Giants Win Approval Of $39M Settlement

    Sherwin-Williams Co. and PPG Industries Inc. have gotten a federal judge’s preliminary approval to shell out a combined $39 million to settle an antitrust suit that accused the defendants of participating in a price-fixing conspiracy for automotive refinishing paint.

  • January 4, 2007

    Wal-Mart Faces Demand For $62M In New Damages

    Just months after securing a significant financial victory against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., a group of the retailer’s current and former Pennsylvania employees have returned to court in hopes of winning tens of millions of dollars in new wage-and-hour damages.

  • January 5, 2007

    Law Firm Profile: Woodcock Washburn LLP

    For the last 60 years, Woodcock Washburn LLP has worked hard to establish itself as one of the foremost intellectual property boutiques, and the firm has no plans to budge from its hard-earned spot at the top.

  • January 4, 2007

    Schiffrin & Barroway Touts New Partners, Office

    Two seasoned lawyers at Schiffrin & Barroway LLP have moved up the ranks to named partners, as the shareholder litigation and class action firm opens its first office in California.

  • January 3, 2007

    Federal Circuit Won't Rehear Tyco Case

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday rejected a request to review an earlier ruling that reinstated a long-running patent dispute between Tyco Healthcare Group LP and Medrad Inc.

  • January 3, 2007

    Synthes Sues Stryker Over Bone Plate Patent

    Medical device maker Synthes (U.S.A) is suing Stryker Corporation for allegedly breaking its seven-year-old bone plate patent.

  • January 3, 2007

    Suit Alleges Legg Mason Dodges Paying Overtime

    Headaches continue to mount for brokerage firms with yet another lawsuit alleging a company, this time Legg Mason, dodged labor laws by not compensating its brokers for overtime work.