Pennsylvania

  • August 1, 2008

    Senate Questions Proposed Pa. Health Merger

    A U.S. Senate subcommittee has revisited the proposed merger between two Pennsylvania-based health insurance companies that would create the third-largest health insurer in the nation.

  • July 31, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Proctor & Gamble Co., Corbis Corp. and Cold Stone Creamery Inc. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • July 30, 2008

    Ex-Broker-Dealer Execs Settle Short-Selling Charges

    Two former executives from defunct broker-dealer D.L. Cromwell Investments Inc. who were sentenced to probation for an alleged scheme to short-sell Expedia Inc. stock have settled civil charges arising from the case.

  • July 30, 2008

    SOX Whistleblower Defense Fails In Pa. Trial

    A Pennsylvania jury has found against a former chief operating officer for a food services company who claimed he was fired, in violation of the whistleblower provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, after he uncovered securities fraud at the company.

  • July 30, 2008

    Plaintiffs Can Refile In Kitchen, Bath Case: 3rd Circ.

    Plaintiffs who accused a slew of kitchen and bath manufacturers of price-fixing have obtained the right to refile their claims, after an appellate court ruled the lower court incorrectly handled the dismissal of the case.

  • July 28, 2008

    Retailers Feel The Pain Of The Credit Crunch

    Boscov's may soon file for Chapter 11 and become the latest casualty of the credit crunch — but it is unlikely to be the last. Experts predict that the wave of retail bankruptcies has yet to crest.

  • July 28, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Apple Inc., Nintendo of America Inc. and Motorola Inc. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • July 25, 2008

    Dreier Picks Up Federal White-Collar Prosecutor

    Stephen Stallings, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, has joined Dreier LLP's commercial litigation department in Pittsburgh.

  • July 25, 2008

    Rigases Hit With Two More Counts Of Tax Fraud

    Shortly after a federal judge refused to drop charges of tax evasion and conspiracy against the founder of bankrupt cable company Adelphia Communications Corp. and his son, the U.S. government has hit John and Timothy Rigas with a new indictment, tacking on two counts of tax evasion for the year 2001.

  • July 28, 2008

    DOJ's Amnesty Files May Not Be Protected: D.C. Circ.

    In a boost to Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd., an appeals court has ruled that the U.S. government may have to release redacted versions of amnesty agreements entered into by the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division in competition matters since 1993.

  • July 24, 2008

    Antitrust Lawyers Ordered To Drop Fee Feud

    A federal judge has called for a halt to a drawn-out personal quarrel between two lawyers over a referral fee in a $202 million antitrust class action related to corrugated paper products, ruling that the bitter feud warrants no further imposition upon the judicial system.

  • July 24, 2008

    FirstEnergy Faces 3 More Suits Over Plant Emissions

    Three lawsuits — two of them purported class actions — have been filed against FirstEnergy Generation Corp. alleging that emissions from the company's plant in Shippingport, Pa., caused personal injury and property damage.

  • July 24, 2008

    Judge OKs Bankrupt Mortgage Lenders' Settlement

    A bankruptcy judge has approved settlement agreements over mortgage licenses between subprime lender Mortgage Lenders Network USA Inc. and banking authorities in five northeastern states.

  • July 23, 2008

    Dechert Snags Former Tyco VP

    A former executive vice president and chief legal officer for Tyco Inc. has joined law firm Dechert LLP, bringing extensive experience in a wide range of corporate governance, investigation and litigation experience to the firm.

  • July 23, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC., Burberry Ltd. and Dow Jones Company Inc. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • July 22, 2008

    Comcast Hit With Suit Alleging It Blocks P2P Sharing

    An Internet network professional and Comcast Corp. customer has lodged a proposed class action against the company over its alleged policy of blocking peer-to-peer file-sharing programs.

  • July 22, 2008

    Mayer Brown Partner Joins McGuireWoods In L.A.

    The restructuring and insolvency group at McGuireWoods LLP is one man stronger with the addition of William H. Kiekhofer, who left Mayer Brown LLP after seven years to join McGuireWoods' Los Angeles office in June.

  • July 21, 2008

    Paxil Preemption Ruling Reversed In Indiana

    A federal judge has vacated his prior ruling that a plaintiff's wrongful death claims against SmithKline Beecham Corp., the manufacturer of antidepressant Paxil, were preempted by federal regulations and will allow the case to proceed on its merits.

  • July 21, 2008

    Akerman-WolfBlock Merger Vote Coming Soon

    Partners are reportedly expected to vote soon on a proposed merger between Akerman Senterfitt and Philadelphia-based WolfBlock LLP, now that the proposal has received approval from the executive committees at both firms.

  • July 18, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    AT&T Inc., Konica-Minolta Holdings Inc. and Citigroup Inc. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.