A group of drug vendors has moved to finalize a $250 million class action settlement with Abbott Laboratories, which would put to rest a long-running antitrust suit accusing the drug company of blocking generic versions of the cholesterol drug TriCor from the market.
In multidistrict litigation over alleged price-fixing in the chocolate industry, a federal judge has agreed to allow a group of chocolate makers to immediately appeal a recent ruling that the plaintiffs' claims had sufficiently cleared a hurdle put in place by the Supreme Court in Bell Atlantic Co. v. Twombly.
A former Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. saleswoman's federal discrimination lawsuit is precluded by her previous failed attempt to bring administrative claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act against her one-time employer, a three-judge appellate panel has ruled in a case of first impression.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named nine new hazardous waste sites to its National Priorities List of Superfund sites, including one linked to an active U.S. Army chemical and biological weapons disposal site in Maryland.
A federal judge has agreed to allow two groups affiliated with Pennsylvania's oil and gas industry to intervene in a suit alleging the U.S. Forest Service failed to assess potential environmental impact before allowing companies to proceed with drilling projects in the Allegheny National Forest.
A proxy fight between Chevron Corp. and certain shareholders is heating up over the company's potential exposure to an environmental lawsuit in Ecuador seeking $27.3 billion in damages.
A federal judge has thrown out the lion's share of product liability claims by two homeowners who sued The Home Depot Inc. and Patriot Timber Products International Inc. alleging that the companies failed to warn that their plywood products were steeped in potentially hazardous formaldehyde.
Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., who represents the home state of retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has potentially sounded the death knell for the Employee Free Choice Act by revealing that she will not support the union-backed legislation in its current form.
A federal appeals court has affirmed that a Muslim officer for the Philadelphia Police Department should not be allowed to wear a religious head scarf on duty.
A group of plaintiffs has reached a settlement with Eli Lilly & Co. in the continuing multidistrict litigation over the pharmaceutical company's anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa.
A federal appeals court has allowed the U.S. International Trade Commission to continue its probe into the alleged infringement of an Agere Systems Inc. patent, rejecting claims by Cypress Semiconductor Corp. that the ITC abused its discretion in investigating the issue.
Saying the U.S. government's evidence was adequate to support the verdict, a federal appellate court has reinstated the conviction of the former general counsel of semiconductor packaging company Amkor Technology Inc. on three charges related to insider trading.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has lured two partners from Blank Rome LLP to join its litigation practice in Philadelphia.
A 13-year-old girl with developmental disabilities allegedly caused by Fragile X syndrome can assert a strict products liability claim against the semen bank that the girl's mother claims sold her sperm with the Fragile X genetic mutation, a federal judge has ruled, rejecting the bank's argument that sperm isn't a product.
Colorado's insurance regulator has ordered Chicago Title Insurance Co., Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. and some of their agents to refund more than $393,000 to 3,500 customers after allegedly overcharging title insurance rates.
President Obama has tapped Judge Andre Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and Judge Gerard Lynch of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to fill two vacancies on federal appeals courts.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, West Penn Allegheny Health System Inc. and Pittsburgh Mercy Health System Inc. are among a slew of defendants named in three putative class actions that accuse the health systems of violating federal wage-and-hour and racketeering laws.
Citing the troubled economy, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has reportedly backed away from the controversial Employee Free Choice Act, a move that threatens to derail the proposed labor law in Congress.
The former chair of the corporate and securities practice of now-liquidating WolfBlock LLP, David Gitlin, has landed at Blank Rome LLP as a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office, bringing with him two associate attorneys and a specialty in international acquisitions.
A federal appeals court has affirmed an infringement ruling in favor of Urban Outfitters Inc. and against BCBG Max Azria Group Inc. in a lawsuit over Urban Outfitters' “Free People” mark, but has remanded the case to the district court to reconsider the granting of attorneys' fees under the “exceptional case” doctrine.