• October 15, 2007

    Judge Tosses Class Action Against Bausch & Lomb

    A judge has dismissed a proposed class action brought against Bausch & Lomb Inc. over its contact lens solution, saying the complaint failed to reach the pleading standards established in the U.S. Supreme Court's Twombly ruling.

  • October 15, 2007

    Isolagen Underwriters Ask Judge For Reconsideration

    The underwriters of an initial public offering of Isolagen Inc. stock have asked a judge to reconsider a previous decision to not dismiss them from a proposed securities class action lawsuit.

  • October 11, 2007

    Second Antitrust Class Against Comcast Is Certified

    Five months after certifying a class that alleges Comcast Corp. stifled competition in Philadelphia's cable subscription market, a federal judge has certified a class in Chicago bringing similar allegations.

  • October 10, 2007

    DOJ Deepens Probe Into Asbestos Consulting Firm

    Amid widespread criticism, the U.S. Department of Justice has voiced its intention to expand a year-long investigation into the suspicious billing practices of L. Tersigni Consulting PC in numerous asbestos-related bankruptcies.

  • October 8, 2007

    Stryker Opposes Stay Of Patent Case

    Medical device maker Stryker Corp. has filed a scathing attack against competitor Synthes Corp. for trying to stay a lawsuit involving patents for a clamp used in trauma surgery.

  • October 8, 2007

    Abbott Fights Bid To Depose Ex-Pres In AWP Suit

    Continuing its battle against the U.S. government's claims that it inflated prices to scam Medicare and boost sales, Abbott Laboratories Inc. is fighting a bid by prosecutors to depose the company's recently retired president and chief operating officer.

  • October 5, 2007

    Five Charged In Philly Cadaver Selling Scandal

    Three Philadelphia-based funeral directors sold hundreds of cadavers to a former oral surgeon and nurse, who then dismembered them in unsanitary conditions and resold the diseased body parts for use in transplants, a grand jury charged on Thursday.

  • October 5, 2007

    Beef Recall Scandal Shutters Topps

    The economic impact of the second-largest beef recall in U.S. history involving more than 21.7 million pounds of ground beef products has forced Topps Meat Co. LLC to go out of business, effective immediately, the company said Friday.

  • October 4, 2007

    Attorneys, Insurers Plan Appeal Of Hefty Sanctions

    Attorneys accused of purposely delaying and disrupting a long-running lawsuit against a group of health insurers have promised to appeal a district court judge's order that they pay a $5 million penalty for what the judge deemed evasive and unethical behavior.

  • October 3, 2007

    Wal-Mart Workers' Damages Balloon To $141M

    Wal-Mart Inc. will have to cough up an additional $62.3 million in liquidated damages to workers who won $78.5 million from the retailer in October 2006, in a lawsuit where a class of more than 100,000 plaintiffs alleged that they were not paid for all the time they worked.

  • October 1, 2007

    Forcing Divestitures, FTC Gives Nod To Mylan Deal

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has given the green light to pharmaceutical company Mylan Laboratories' $6.6 billion acquisition of generic-drug maker E. Merck OHG, but the commission forced the companies to sell five generic drugs they currently produce due to competition concerns.

  • September 28, 2007

    PMA Capital Pays $15M To Settle Public Offerings Suit

    Class action firm Milberg Weiss has announced a proposed $15 million deal with PMA Capital Corp. and its underwriters to settle a shareholder suit connected to the company's three public offerings.

  • September 28, 2007

    Federal Circuit Grants Stay To Thomson

    A federal appeals court has granted Thomson Financial LLC’s request for a stay of a district court’s permanent injunction on the operation and service of its electronic bid submission software pending the outcome of the appeal.

  • September 28, 2007

    Class Certified In Suit Over Alleged Airplane Defects

    A federal judge has granted class status to thousands of current and previous airplane owners who claim Lycoming Engines designed and built defective engine crankshafts that can cause a total loss of engine power as well as in-flight engine failures.

  • September 27, 2007

    Adams Respiratory Sues Perrigo Over Mucinex Patent

    Adams Respiratory Therapeutics Inc. on Thursday filed suit against Perrigo Co., claiming the generic maker’s abbreviated new drug application for a generic version of Mucinex infringes its patent for the drug.

  • September 27, 2007

    Verizon Workers Parry Objections To A Quick Appeal

    Verizon Information Systems Inc. employees who sued the company for allegedly making illegal deductions from their wages and failing to pay overtime continue to fight for a final judgment that would let them immediately appeal the claim on deductions.

  • September 27, 2007

    Suit Against Isolagen, Underwriters Moves Forward

    A proposed class action lawsuit alleging securities fraud on the part of biotechnology company Isolagen Inc. and 11 current and former directors will move forward with all claims intact, a judge ruled Wednesday.

  • September 26, 2007

    Drug Makers Prevail In Hormone Replacement Suit

    A Pennsylvania state court has chucked a woman's lawsuit against Wyeth, Pfizer Inc. and Upjohn Co. over their controversial hormone replacement therapies, finding that she missed the two-year deadline to lodge her complaint.

  • September 26, 2007

    No Federal Jurisdiction For Zyprexa Suit: Montana

    Montana wants its suit over Zyprexa, the antipsychotic whose alleged dangers have led maker Eli Lilly & Co. to shell out billions to plaintiffs, separated from the consolidated federal action and sent back to state court.

  • September 26, 2007

    Director Sued For Advances To Male Workers

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has launched a Title VII discrimination suit against Circuit City Stores Inc., claiming that a class of male employees was subjected to unwelcome sexual advances by a male store director.