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Pennsylvania

  • August 3, 2010

    India's Adani To Buy Australian Coal Mine For $2.7B

    A unit of India's Adani Enterprises Ltd. announced Tuesday that it had agreed to purchase a coal mine owned by Australia's Linc Energy for AU$3 billion ($2.7 billion) in an effort to broaden its energy output.

  • August 3, 2010

    3rd Circ. Upholds Prison Co.'s Muslim Head Scarf Ban

    A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision that prison company The GEO Group Inc. did not violate prohibitions on religious discrimination when it refused to allow female Muslim employees to wear traditional head coverings at work.

  • July 30, 2010

    Verizon Bests Clerks' $15M Underpayment Suit

    A federal judge has pulled the plug on a putative class action alleging Verizon Communications Inc. owed general clerks $15 million for performing work that clerks in another state were paid more to do.

  • July 30, 2010

    ADA-ES Wins $12M In Calgon Marketing Contract Spat

    A federal jury has handed down a $12 million verdict in favor of ADA-ES Inc. in its contract fight with Calgon Carbon Corp. over the marketing of mercury removal products to the electric power industry.

  • July 30, 2010

    Class Action Over Allstate Firings Gets New Chance

    A federal court has given another chance to a nine-year-old employment class action against Allstate Insurance Co., allowing a group of insurance agents who claim they were forced out in favor of younger staff to amend their complaint.

  • July 29, 2010

    Pa. Water Treatment Plants Fined For Skipping Tests

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has slapped 10 publicly owned wastewater treatment plants in Pennsylvania with administrative fines for failing to conduct tests that would help reset water pollution limits for industrial facilities.

  • July 29, 2010

    Suit Claims P&G Falsely Marked Downy, Fixodent

    The Procter & Gamble Co. has been accused of marking its Ultra Downy fabric softener, Fixodent denture cream and Always maxi pads with expired patents.

  • July 28, 2010

    Wyeth Wins Round 2 In Trio Of Fen-Phen Suits

    For the second time this week a state appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a suit over Wyeth Inc.'s fen-phen, this time finding that the plaintiff could not prove causation because she did not actually suffer from one of the drug's nondisclosed risks.

  • July 27, 2010

    3rd Circ. Backs Injunction Against Ex-Bimbo Exec

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a former Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. executive's challenge to a trial judge's decision to bar him from starting a new job at rival Hostess Brands Inc. until Bimbo's trade secrets claim against him is resolved.

  • July 27, 2010

    Ex-Morgan Crucible CEO Found Guilty Of Conspiracy

    A federal jury on Tuesday found former Morgan Crucible Co. PLC CEO Ian Norris guilty of conspiring to obstruct justice during a grand jury investigation into price-fixing in the carbon products industry.

  • July 27, 2010

    Judge Rejects $4.2M Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Deal

    Citing flaws in the agreement, a judge has refused to approve a $4.2 million settlement between indirect purchasers of hydrogen peroxide and FMC Corp., Arkema Inc. and other companies in the multidistrict litigation over alleged price-fixing in the industry.

  • July 27, 2010

    FTC Gaining High Ground In Pay-For-Delay Fight: Chair

    Despite facing setbacks in the fight to block pay-for-delay patent settlements, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz told lawmakers Tuesday that the "tide may be turning" in the courts and vowed to pursue more cases over the deals to keep generic drugs from entering the market.

  • July 26, 2010

    Pa., Not NY, Law Governs Sealy Injury Insurance Spat

    A judge has ruled that Pennsylvania law will govern a dispute between Continental Casualty Co. and American Home Assurance Co. in which Continental is trying to recoup $900,000 of a $1.9 million tort claim it paid out on behalf of Sealy Inc. to resolve a worker's personal injury lawsuit.

  • July 26, 2010

    Fastener Makers Want Antitrust Claims Thrown Out

    YKK Corp., Coats Holdings Inc., Scoville Fasteners Inc. and other major fastener makers facing accusations of forming price-fixing cartels have asked the judge overseeing the consolidated litigation to toss the case, saying the antitrust claims do not hold water.

  • July 26, 2010

    Pa. Appeals Court OKs Stricter County Drilling Rules

    A Pennsylvania appeals court has upheld a county ordinance that includes stricter permitting requirements for oil and gas drilling, finding that the rule is not preempted by the state's Oil and Gas Act because it is not aimed directly at the drilling industry.

  • July 26, 2010

    Wyeth Bests Pa. Fen-Phen Hypertension Suit

    Saying Pennsylvania law does not recognize causes of action for negligently failing to test a drug or failing to withdraw it from the market, a state appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a suit over Wyeth Inc.'s diet drug fen-phen.

  • July 23, 2010

    3rd Circ. Rejects Dirt Track Racing Antitrust Suit

    A federal appeals court on Friday affirmed a lower court's finding that Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. and Dirt Motor Sports Inc. did not conspire with a major dirt track racing organization to create a monopoly in the market for specialized tires.

  • July 23, 2010

    Sunoco, US Call Truce In Philly Oil Plume Fight

    Sunoco Inc. and co-defendant Atlantic Richfield Co. have come to terms with the U.S. government in a nearly five-year battle over petroleum contamination from a Philadelphia refinery, which the U.S. claimed it spent more than $22 million cleaning up.

  • July 23, 2010

    Pa. High Court Revives Union Carbide Asbestos Suit

    The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has breathed new life into asbestos-related product liability claims against Union Carbide Corp., reversing a lower court's ruling that the plaintiffs' cigarette smoking-related diseases barred them from proving that exposure to asbestos was the cause of their declining health.

  • July 23, 2010

    13 States Put Weight Behind EPA Tailoring Rule

    A coalition of 13 states has asked to join on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's side in a federal appeals court battle over greenhouse gas permitting under the Clean Air Act, arguing that the environment and their budgets are at stake.