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  • May 2, 2012

    NutraSweet, Others Settle Aspartame Antitrust Suit

    NutraSweet Co. and other companies settled a proposed class action Tuesday in Pennsylvania, resolving claims by a unit of beverage giant Cott Corp. that aspartame purchasers and producers conspired to fix the price of the sugar substitute.

  • May 1, 2012

    US Chamber Backs Toss Of Tyco SOX Whistleblower Suit

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday urged the Third Circuit to uphold the dismissal of an ex-Tyco Electronics Corp. employee's Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower suit, saying a recent U.S. Department of Labor decision relaxing the standard for SOX-protected activity is not owed deference.

  • May 1, 2012

    Gores Group Wavers On $1B Pep Boys Buyout After Slump

    The private equity firm in line to pay $1 billion for auto parts retailer The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack is waffling after the company's first-quarter slowdown, according to a proxy statement filed Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • May 1, 2012

    Saul Ewing Hires Schnader Attys For New Pittsburgh Office

    Saul Ewing LLP has snagged four Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP attorneys with mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and tax experience to helm its new Pittsburgh office as the firm looks to gain a foothold in western Pennsylvania, it said Tuesday.

  • April 30, 2012

    Jackson Kelly Links Up With Pa. Energy Boutique

    Indiana, Pa.-based energy boutique Gormly Gormly & Yuhas LLC has merged with Charleston, W.Va.-based Jackson Kelly PLLC, with all four Gormly attorneys moving to Jackson Kelly’s Pittsburgh office, the firm announced Monday.

  • April 30, 2012

    Mortgage Insurer MGIC Settles Maternity Leave Case

    Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. on Monday agreed to pay $550,000 to settle federal prosecutors' claims that the country's largest mortgage insurer violated the Fair Housing Act by refusing to insure mortgages for women on paid maternity leave.

  • April 26, 2012

    3rd Circ. Scraps Philly Tenants' Mismanagement Suit

    The Third Circuit on Thursday refused to revive a proposed class action brought on behalf of more than 600 tenants in common who claim their interests in the Terminal Commerce Building in Philadelphia were mismanaged.

  • April 26, 2012

    Ametek Takes German Blower Maker Off Triton's Hands

    Pennsylvania-based Ametek Inc., which produces electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with wide-ranging industrial applications, has inked a deal to buy a German motion control product maker from European private equity outfit Triton, Ametek announced Thursday.

  • April 26, 2012

    Egg Cos. Beat Indirect Buyers' Federal Price-Fixing Claims

    A Pennsylvania federal judge said Tuesday that price-fixing allegations brought by indirect purchasers against half a dozen egg producers were insufficient to sustain federal antitrust claims, but was not convinced that those producers and others should be released from state law claims.

  • April 25, 2012

    Pitt's Award Doubled To $74M For Varian's Willful Infringment

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday doubled a jury's damages verdict against Varian Medical Systems Inc. to $74 million after finding that the company had blatantly infringed a cancer-treatment device patent owned by the University of Pittsburgh.

  • April 25, 2012

    Allentown Says Developer Blocked $220M Hockey Arena Deal

    The city of Allentown, Pa., on Monday sued a local developer for $50 million over allegations that he attempted to obstruct a $220 million bond issue intended to finance a minor league hockey arena.

  • April 25, 2012

    Trade Groups Can't Stall $29B Scripts, Medco Merger

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday denied a bid to block the $29.1 billion merger of Express Scripts Inc. and Medco Health Solutions Inc. brought by pharmacy trade groups alleging the deal would stifle competition, finding the plaintiffs failed to show a likelihood of immediate, irreparable injury.

  • April 25, 2012

    Judge Blocks GOP, Industry From Defending Pa. Drilling Law

    The gas drilling industry and high-level Republican legislators in Pennsylvania cannot intervene in a lawsuit challenging a recent state law that restricts municipalities' power to regulate oil and gas development, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Friday.

  • April 25, 2012

    US Owes $3M For Tugboat Worker’s Injury, Contractor Says

    A tugboat company contracted by the military to tow an aircraft carrier out of a Philadelphia port on Monday sued the U.S. government for $2.8 million after the company settled claims made by a worker who was injured during the operation.

  • April 24, 2012

    Fox Rothschild Adds Pepper Hamilton IP Pro In Pittsburgh

    Fox Rothschild LLP has bolstered its intellectual property team in Pittsburgh by luring over a registered patent attorney who spent the last 14 years with Pepper Hamilton LLP, Fox Rothschild said Monday.

  • April 23, 2012

    Selective Insurance Wants Stromboli Spat Off Its Plate

    A unit of Selective Insurance Group Inc. on Monday asked a Pennsylvania federal court to declare that it did not have to defend American Kitchen Delights Inc. against claims it violated the Lanham Act by using a rival’s packaging to market allegedly inferior stromboli.

  • April 20, 2012

    EPA Uncovers Arsenic In Pa. Well Amid Fracking Fears

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not detected dangerous levels of contaminants in 16 wells in Dimock, Pa., where residents claim hydraulic fracturing has led to health problems, but it has found high levels of arsenic in one well, the agency said Friday.

  • April 19, 2012

    Consumers Push Judge To Block Express Scripts Deal

    As a federal judge continues to weigh blocking Express Scripts Inc.'s $29.1 billion acquisition of rival Medco Health Solutions Inc., a quartet of public interest groups inveighed against the tie-up Wednesday that they warned would end up raising drug costs for millions of consumers.

  • April 18, 2012

    Jury Sides With Pitt In $37M Radiation Patent Row With Varian

    A Pennsylvania federal jury on Wednesday upheld a patent for a cancer-treatment device owned by the University of Pittsburgh, leaving Varian Medical Systems Inc. facing $37 million in potential damages as a result of its infringement.

  • April 18, 2012

    Medical Lab Rep Still Shunting Sales To Rival, Suit Says

    Millennium Laboratories Inc. on Monday sued a sales representative it asserts is still working with a rival medical testing lab to steer business away from Millennium by paying doctors kickbacks, breaching a settlement in which he had agreed to stop working for that company.