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  • June 23, 2010

    Dechert Acquires 3 Fried Frank Financial Partners

    Dechert LLP has snagged a trio of financial regulatory and transaction partners from Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP, including the chair of Fried Frank's Financial Institutions Transaction Group.

  • June 22, 2010

    EarthLink, Others Fight $37B Comcast-NBC Deal

    Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. and a coalition of media outlets, advocates and unions have staked out their opposition to Comcast Corp.'s bid to buy a majority stake in NBC Universal Inc. from General Electric Co. to create a $37 billion joint venture, saying the deal could quash competition and innovation across media platforms.

  • June 21, 2010

    Objections Pour In Over Phila. Papers' Ch. 11 Plan

    Philadelphia Newspapers LLC's latest bankruptcy plan has triggered a slew of objections, with protesters claiming that unauthorized petitions would jeopardize pension funds and other creditors after the company's planned asset sale to a group of lenders.

  • June 18, 2010

    Fee Change Docs Ruled Off-Limits In Credit Card Suit

    A judge has ruled that credit-card holders are not entitled to obtain information from Citigroup Inc. and Discover Financial Services LLC about fee change-related revenue impact in an antitrust suit accusing issuers of conspiring to add mandatory arbitration clauses to credit agreements.

  • June 18, 2010

    Jiangsu Changbao Begins Anti-Dumping Duty Challenge

    Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co. Ltd. has lodged a civil action contesting a hefty 99.14 percent anti-dumping duty the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed on it and other Chinese companies that export oil drilling pipe products.

  • June 18, 2010

    IBM VPs Ran 5-Year, $12M Ponzi Scheme: Suit

    IBM Corp. has been hit with allegations that four of its vice presidents perpetrated a five-year-long Ponzi scheme involving two information technology development projects that drew in $12 million in outside capital but were ultimately canceled.

  • June 18, 2010

    Pa. Police Union's Retaliation Suit Survives

    While largely rejecting the defendants' bid to toss the lawsuit, a federal judge has ordered the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association to clarify its claims that the state's police commissioners retaliated against its leaders for petitioning the government.

  • June 18, 2010

    Army Halts Mountaintop Coal Mine Permit In Appalachia

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended the use of Nationwide Permit 21 for six states in Appalachia, putting an end for now to the so-called fast-track permit process for mountaintop removal coal mine operations.

  • June 17, 2010

    Impax Asks To Appeal Budeprion MDL Dismissal Bid

    Impax Laboratories Inc., mired in multidistrict litigation over its generic antidepressant Budeprion XL, has asked a court to let it appeal its refusal to dismiss the case, challenging the judge's reliance on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Wyeth v. Levine.

  • June 17, 2010

    EU Car Air Conditioner Rules Spark Honeywell IP War

    Chemical manufacturer Arkema Inc. is seeking to invalidate two Honeywell International Inc. patents related to a car air conditioning refrigerant that emits less greenhouse gases than comparable products and will meet new requirements for all new cars in Europe in 2017.

  • June 17, 2010

    Erie Coke To Pay $6M For Air Quality Violations

    Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection said Thursday that Erie Coke Corp. had agreed to pay $6 million in fines and bring its coke facility into compliance with state and federal clean air regulations, in exchange for permission to continue operating while the improvements are made.

  • June 16, 2010

    12 States Don't Meet Lead Targets For Air Quality: EPA

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving closer to cracking down on states that contain areas that do not meet more stringent revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards for lead.

  • June 16, 2010

    US Airways Skycap Tip Suit Trimmed

    A federal judge has tossed a contract claim from a putative class action brought by US Airways Inc. skycaps who claim they lost out on tips when the airline imposed a curbside check-in fee for bags at airports.

  • June 16, 2010

    Penn Traffic Plans Liquidation Of Last Assets

    Bankrupt grocer The Penn Traffic Co. has submitted a plan to liquidate its remaining assets now that it has consummated a sale of its stores to former rival Tops Markets LLC for about $155 million.

  • June 16, 2010

    Philly Museum's Art Swindle Coverage Suit Stays In Md.

    A District of Maryland judge has refused AXA Art Insurance Corp.'s bid to transfer the Philadelphia Museum of Art's suit seeking coverage for losses stemming from the fraudulent sale of two paintings in a major art swindle.

  • June 15, 2010

    Alpin, AIM Settle I-Flow Drug Pump Patent Claims

    I-Flow Corp. has settled separate suits accusing Alpin Surgical Specialties Inc. and AIM Enterprises Inc. of infringing a patent through the distribution of medical infusion pumps that deliver medicine to patients through a tube attached to a small balloon.

  • June 15, 2010

    Pa. Hospital Takes Amgen Tying Fight To 3rd Circ.

    A Pennsylvania hospital is appealing the dismissal of a putative class action that accuses Amgen Inc. of violating antitrust laws by tying discounts on certain pharmaceuticals to purchases of the company's anemia drug Aranesp.

  • June 15, 2010

    Sunoco To Pay Up Over Pa. Benzene Release

    Sunoco Inc. has agreed to pay $81,000 in penalties for an accidental release that sent 1,608 pounds of benzene into the air at its Philadelphia oil refinery in January 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday.

  • June 15, 2010

    BCBG Sanctioned In Urban Outfitters' Trademark Suit

    A federal judge has awarded Urban Outfitters Inc. $5,000 in sanctions on top of $1.34 million in attorneys' fees in its suit alleging BCBG Max Azria Group Inc. infringed its “Free People” mark, finding that the defendant dragged the litigation on for too long.

  • June 14, 2010

    J&J Gets Pa.'s Off-Label Risperdal Suit Tossed

    A state court judge on Monday threw out the commonwealth of Pennsylvania's suit alleging that Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. had improperly marketed the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, and an attorney for Pennsylvania vowed to appeal.