Pennsylvania

  • July 19, 2011

    False Marking Law Found Constitutional Again

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday ruled that the false patent marking statute was constitutional, refusing to toss a suit against Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc. and saying it was up to Congress to address possible abuse of the law.

  • July 15, 2011

    Amgen, Teva Settle Patent Suit Over Neopogen Generic

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday approved a settlement between generics maker Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and Amgen Inc. that squashes Teva's hopes of marketing a copycat version of the blood drug Neopogen until 2013.

  • July 15, 2011

    Lee Dynamics Ex-Prez Pleads Guilty In Contract Scheme

    The former president of defense contractor Lee Dynamics International pled guilty to bribery and conspiracy Friday in Pennsylvania federal court for taking part in a scheme to secure multimillion-dollar contracts to provide support to U.S. combat operations in Iraq.

  • July 15, 2011

    Superfund Defendant Sanctioned For Destroying Docs

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday hit a director of several entities battling environmental cleanup claims with sanctions for destroying documents subject to subpoena in an action to get the companies to pay their share in remediating a Superfund site.

  • July 14, 2011

    Lupin Settles With Apotex Over Cholesterol Drug Patents

    Lupin Atlantis Holdings SA settled with Apotex Inc., Apotex Corp. and Ethypharm SA on Thursday in a patent suit in New York in which Lupin sought to block the manufacture of a generic version of cholesterol drug Antara.

  • July 14, 2011

    Littler Adds Allegheny In-House Atty In Pittsburgh

    Labor firm Littler Mendelson PC announced Thursday it had tapped Allegheny Energy Inc.'s in-house employment counsel to be a shareholder in its Pittsburgh office.

  • July 14, 2011

    Rite Aid Sues Ranbaxy Over Reglan Suit Indemnity

    Rite Aid Corp. on Thursday sued Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Pennsylvania federal court for breach of contract for failing to indemnify Rite Aid from consumer lawsuits over Ranbaxy's generic version of the acid reflux drug Reglan.

  • July 13, 2011

    Insurer Accuses Pitt Hospital Of Dirty Ad Campaign

    Nonprofit health insurer Highmark Inc. on Wednesday accused the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center of breach of contract and false advertising violations related to an allegedly misleading ad campaign designed to siphon away Highmark clients.

  • July 13, 2011

    Citing Dukes, Courier Tries To Nix Class In OT Suit

    Courier firm American Eagle Express Inc. on Tuesday asked a Pennsylvania federal judge to reconsider his grant of conditional class certification to delivery drivers seeking overtime pay in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

  • July 12, 2011

    Helmet Maker Not Liable For Biking Injury: 3rd Circ.

    The Third Circuit on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that a helmet made by Easton-Bell Sports Inc. wasn't defective, affirming the lower court's decision to apply a newer interpretation of product liability law than the state Supreme Court recognized.

  • July 11, 2011

    AGs, DOJ Subpoena Sprint Over AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Review

    Nine state attorneys general and the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division subpoenaed Sprint Nextel Corp. in late June over its review of AT&T Inc.'s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc.

  • July 11, 2011

    Radian Settles With Deutsche Bank Over MBS Policy

    Radian Insurance Inc. on Friday settled the remainder of a Pennsylvania suit against Financial Guaranty Insurance Co. and a Deutsche Bank AG unit over alleged false statements regarding the quality of mortgages that were insured by Radian policies.

  • July 8, 2011

    Sabertooth Sues Lender For $4M Over Ch. 11 Failure

    Sabertooth LLC, a Pennsylvania real estate holder whose bankruptcy case was recently tossed, filed a $4 million contract and fraud suit Thursday against Liberty Lending Group Inc. claiming the lender derailed a loan needed by the plaintiff to reorganize.

  • July 8, 2011

    QVC Chef Loses Bid To Enforce Cookbook Rights Deal

    A Pennsylvania federal judge refused Thursday to force a woman accused of tricking television chef Robert Warden into allowing her to trademark his name to abide by a QVC Inc. book licensing clause in a partial settlement between the two sides.

  • July 7, 2011

    Judge Nixes Protest Over $243M Pa. Tech Contract

    A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday rejected Computer Aid Inc.'s protest over a $243 million information technology contract with the state's Department of Public Welfare, ruling that the DPW had reasonably evaluated the offers and had not shown favoritism to the incumbent contractor.

  • July 7, 2011

    Pa. Agrees To More Stringent Drilling Permit Process

    Pennsylvania environmental regulators agreed to spend more time reviewing permit applications for natural gas drilling projects in the Marcellus Shale that could potentially impact high-quality waterways as part of a settlement reached Wednesday with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

  • July 5, 2011

    MGIC Denied Loans To Moms On Leave, DOJ Says

    The U.S. Department of Justice sued Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, alleging that the country's largest mortgage insurance company violated the Fair Housing Act by refusing to insure mortgages for women on paid maternity leave.

  • July 5, 2011

    Barr Must Produce Docs In Provigil Pay-For-Delay Suit

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday ordered Barr Laboratories Inc. — one of four generics makers accused of taking payments from Cephalon Inc. to stay out of the market for Provigil — to provide direct purchaser plaintiffs with communications it had with suppliers regarding financial details of settlements in several patent infringement cases.

  • July 5, 2011

    Dow, Others Dropped From Plastic Additives MDL

    Direct purchasers in multidistrict litigation accusing the Dow Chemical Co., Rohm & Haas Co. and Union Carbide Corp. of fixing prices for plastic additives dropped their claims against the companies Thursday in Pennsylvania after losing their second bid for class certification.

  • July 1, 2011

    Pittsburgh Corning Asks Court To Reconsider Ch. 11 Plan

    Pittsburgh Corning Corp. asked a Pennsylvania bankruptcy court on Thursday to reconsider its rejection of the company's reorganization plan, claiming confirmation would not adversely affect insurers or improperly insulate the company from asbestos claims.