• November 1, 2010

    Supreme Court Rebuffs Forum Fight In EBay Suit

    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to take up a former eBay Inc. seller's challenge to the forum selection clause in his user agreement, which the online auction company allegedly breached by failing to treat users fairly in accordance with antitrust law.

  • November 1, 2010

    Century Indemnity Loses Bid To Stay Asbestos Fight

    A federal judge has rejected Century Indemnity Co.’s bid to stay General Cable Corp.'s fight for insurance coverage for ongoing asbestos litigation while Century's declaratory judgment suit against the cable maker is pending in state court.

  • November 1, 2010

    Georgiou Witness Had Psychiatric Issues, Attys Say

    Lawyers pushing for a new trial for George Georgiou, who was convicted of securities fraud in February, have accused U.S. prosecutors of suppressing evidence that a key witness had a history of psychiatric problems and cocaine abuse.

  • October 29, 2010

    Chem Rx Auction Canceled Due To Low Bid Turnout

    The auction for bankrupt pharmacy chain Chem Rx Corp. has been canceled because only one qualified bid was submitted — PharMerica Corp.'s $70.6 million stalking-horse proposal.

  • October 28, 2010

    Creditors Fight Chem Rx's Asset Sale Plans

    Unsecured creditors of Chem Rx Corp. are lashing out at the asset sale procedures laid out in the company's restructuring plan, arguing that the provisions would unfairly allocate all proceeds to first-lien lenders even though certain of their claims have come under attack for their validity.

  • October 27, 2010

    GSK Must Face Wellbutrin Consumer Antitrust Suit

    GlaxoSmithKline PLC has lost its bid for a judge to revisit a ruling keeping in place claims brought by employee benefit plans over GSK's alleged filing of baseless patent suits to delay generic competition with Wellbutrin SR.

  • October 27, 2010

    Pa. Governor Bans New Natural Gas Projects In Forests

    Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell has signed an executive order halting new natural gas development on state forest lands, claiming any additional leases could endanger the environmental quality and character of the tracts.

  • October 27, 2010

    Centaur Creditors Decry Credit Suisse $10M Setoff Bid

    Bankrupt casino operator Centaur LLC’s unsecured creditors and junior lenders are battling Credit Suisse Group AG's attempt to offset a $10.5 million claim with $50 million in cash tied to a gaming license for the aborted Valley View Downs project in Pennsylvania.

  • October 26, 2010

    Pa. Gas Producer Fined Over Deadly Tank Explosion

    Pennsylvania environmental regulators announced Tuesday that they had fined oil and gas producer Huntley & Huntley Inc. over a tank explosion that killed two welding contractors.

  • October 26, 2010

    Verizon Unit Faces OT Action By Former Manager

    A former network engineer at a Verizon Communications Inc. unit has launched a proposed collective action alleging the telecommunications company failed to pay proper overtime wages to certain managers.

  • October 26, 2010

    GAO Shoots Down Eagle's Air Force Bid Protest

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied a bid protest by Eagle Aviation Services and Technology Inc., which had argued it was improperly denied an opportunity to amend its failed proposal for operating services at a California Air Force base.

  • October 25, 2010

    Siemens Tries To Escape Equipment Overpricing Suit

    Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. is seeking summary judgment in a whistleblower suit that alleges it overpriced medical equipment sold to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, claiming the federal government made fully informed decisions to enter into the disputed purchase contracts.

  • October 25, 2010

    FirstEnergy, Allegheny Reach Deal In $9B Pa. Merger

    FirstEnergy Corp. and Allegheny Energy Inc. have submitted a settlement with 18 parties to their merger in Pennsylvania to the state Public Utility Commission as the companies work to shore up regulatory approval for their $8.5 billion tie-up.

  • October 25, 2010

    Pharma Industry Dominates 2010 FCA Payouts

    The U.S. Department of Justice scored more than $3.1 billion in False Claims Act recoveries in the past fiscal year, with pharmaceutical companies accounting for eight of the top 10 payouts, according to a report released Monday by a nonprofit advocacy group.

  • October 25, 2010

    3rd Circ. Backs Rejection Of Cell Phone Radiation Suit

    A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss a putative class action accusing several companies of selling cell phones without shielding users from allegedly hazardous radio frequency emissions.

  • October 22, 2010

    Shell, PPG Settle Contract Suit Over Supply Agreement

    PPG Industries Inc. and Shell Chemical LP have resolved PPG’s lawsuit accusing Shell and one of its subsidiaries of improperly terminating a contract for diaphragm-grade liquid caustic soda used in Texas refineries.

  • October 22, 2010

    Federal Can't Shake Suit Over Client's $2M Tab

    Federal Insurance Co. has failed to put an end to a putative class action alleging it is obligated to cover a $2 million judgment entered against a bankrupt debt collection agency it insured.

  • October 22, 2010

    9th Circ. Tosses Amgen Off-Label Marketing MDL

    A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court decision to dismiss with prejudice and in its entirety the multidistrict litigation accusing Amgen Inc. of fraudulently promoting off-label uses of its anemia drugs Epogen and Aranesp.

  • October 21, 2010

    Grassley Blasts Ill. Use Of DOE Weatherization Funds

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program, buoyed by $5 billion in stimulus bill funding, is being spent on shoddy construction projects in Illinois that could pose a safety threat to residents whose homes are being winterized, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, claims.

  • October 20, 2010

    Sept. Mine Safety Inspections Yield Over 550 Violations

    The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that federal mine safety inspectors issued over 550 citations and orders during special impact inspections at 30 mines in September, the latest crop of violations to come out of an aggressive enforcement strategy launched after an explosion killed 29 West Virginia miners in April.