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Pennsylvania

  • January 20, 2009

    EPA To Revisit Cement Plant Mercury Emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled a lawsuit brought by nine states and a handful of environmental groups by agreeing to set new limits on the amount of mercury and other pollutants that cement plants can emit.

  • January 20, 2009

    Pa. Poultry Workers' Donning, Doffing Suit Revived

    A Pennsylvania appeals court has breathed new life into a class action brought by former employees of Farmers Pride Inc., saying the workers had a right under state law to sue for time spent donning and doffing safety gear.

  • January 20, 2009

    Judge Nixes Bad Faith Claim V. Aegis In Bond Suit

    A federal judge has tossed a bad faith claim from a suit brought by a unit of Tyco Inc. against Aegis Security Insurance Co., ruling the claim out of bounds in a dispute over a surety bond.

  • January 20, 2009

    Godiva Hit With Race Bias Suit

    A staffing agency has taken a bitter feud with Godiva Chocolatier Inc. to the court, alleging that the chocolate giant terminated a long-standing contract because too many of the agency's temporary employees were Hispanic or black.

  • January 16, 2009

    Green Groups Sue EPA Over Farm Exemption

    A coalition of environmental groups including Sierra Club and The Humane Society of the United States has lobbed a lawsuit at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a bid to challenge a last-minute Bush administration rule that exempts factory farms from federal laws requiring them to alert government officials when they release hazardous substances from animal waste into the air.

  • January 16, 2009

    Judge Sends IBC, BCS Legal Fee Spat To Arbitration

    BCS Insurance Co. has won its petition to compel arbitration of a bad faith claim brought by health insurer Independence Blue Cross to recover more than $7 million in legal fees IBC forked over in defending its executives in a contract spat.

  • January 15, 2009

    $1.4B Zyprexa Deal Could Spark More Qui Tam Suits

    Eli Lilly & Co.'s record-breaking $1.4 billion deal to settle charges that it illegally marketed its anti-psychotic treatment Zyprexa for off-label use could stimulate, one observer says, a wave of false as well as legitimate whistleblower complaints.

  • January 14, 2009

    Lilly Set To Hand Over $1.4B Zyprexa Payout: Report

    Eli Lilly & Co. is reportedly one step closer to finalizing a $1.4 billion settlement with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and 30 states regarding the company's promotion and marketing of the anti-psychotic treatment Zyprexa.

  • January 14, 2009

    Federal-Mogul, AIG Units Reach Asbestos Deal

    An asbestos litigation trust created through the bankruptcy proceedings of auto parts maker Federal-Mogul Corp. has asked a federal court to approve a settlement with eight entities of litigation insurance provider American International Group Inc.

  • January 13, 2009

    Old Republic To Pay $3.3M To End Rate-Gouging Suit

    Old Republic National Title Insurance Co. has agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle a class action suit that accused the company of overcharging for title insurance in residential refinance transactions in New Jersey.

  • January 13, 2009

    Judge Gives AIG More Discovery Time In Intel Suit

    In a suit alleging that a unit of insurer American International Group Inc. failed to provide Intel Corp. with agreed-upon litigation coverage, a judge has postponed a ruling in order to give AIG more time to conduct discovery and allow another insurer, Markel American Insurance Co., to intervene in the dispute.

  • January 13, 2009

    SEC, Ex-Amkor Counsel Settle Insider Trading Suit

    The former general counsel and chief insider trading compliance officer at Amkor Technology Inc. has reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on allegations of insider trading, for which he is already serving more than a year in prison after being convicted in a criminal case.

  • January 13, 2009

    Verizon Spinoff, Sales Reps Settle Wage Class Action

    A former subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc. has reached a tentative settlement with a class of sales representatives who claimed the phone directory publisher made illegal deductions from their wages and failed to pay overtime.

  • January 13, 2009

    Feds, Others Settle Landfill Cleanup Suit With NY

    The state of New York has reached a consent decree in a lawsuit accusing the federal government and a number of corporate entities of contributing to contamination at a former municipal landfill in Lindley, N.Y.

  • January 15, 2009

    FERC Approves Controversial Md. LNG Project

    The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a controversial liquefied natural gas terminal Thursday despite requests from federal agencies that it wait for more information on the project's compliance with federal wildlife regulations before voting.

  • January 13, 2009

    Ex-Federal Prosecutor Joins Venable SEC Practice

    A former federal prosecutor has left Saul Ewing LLP to become a partner in Venable LLP's Baltimore office, where she will focus on white collar criminal cases, internal investigations and corporate governance issues.

  • January 13, 2009

    Financial Crisis Stoking Workplace Class Actions

    The economic meltdown and continued fallout from the financial crisis fueled a wave of workplace class action litigation last year, a surge that is likely to continue throughout 2009, according to Seyfarth Shaw LLP's analysis of decisions and settlements involving claims against employers in federal and state courts.

  • January 12, 2009

    3rd Circ. Deals FedEx A Blow In Arbitration Suit

    A federal appeals court has rejected FedEx Ground Package Systems Inc.'s challenge to a New Jersey judge's finding that the arbitration provisions in the operating agreements between FedEx and a group of ex-delivery drivers were unenforceable.

  • January 12, 2009

    Fox Rothschild Nabs Two Bayard Bankruptcy Lawyers

    Fox Rothschild LLP has hired former Bayard PA chairman Jeffrey M. Schlerf and former Bayard associate Eric M. Sutty to join its financial restructuring and bankruptcy team in its Wilmington, Del., office, the firm announced Monday.

  • January 12, 2009

    Law Firms Divide $37M In Strand Board Antitrust Suit

    Thirty-eight law firms that represent the direct purchaser plaintiffs in a price-fixing lawsuit over oriented strand board are divvying up $37.1 million in legal fees, with lead counsel Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis PC proposing that it receive $12.6 million of the total.