A prolific patent owner's case against Progress Energy Inc. was dismissed on Tuesday, after a federal judge ordered that all claims asserted in the case be jointly dismissed with prejudice.
The bankruptcy judge overseeing Asarco LLC's Chapter 11 case has given the nod to a $31 million settlement between the copper mining company and government environment officials over cleanup at its hazardous California Gulch smelter site.
Honeywell International Inc. became the target of yet another patent infringement suit from Texas-based holding company Phoenix IP LLC, which said the industrial giant infringed its energy expense forecasting patent.
Auto giant General Motors Corp. has been hit with four lawsuits in a Texas federal court by family members of motorists who died or were seriously injured behind the wheel of the company's “unreasonably dangerous” vehicles.
Abbott Laboratories Inc. has lashed out at a judge's order allowing a plaintiff in the average wholesale price litigation to share discovery from other state cases against the drug maker with government prosecutors, arguing that the information has “nothing to do with the claims” in the multidistrict action.
The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has told seven major energy companies that it does not intend to challenge their proposal to engage in joint nanotechnology research with the University of Texas.
Patent-holding company Constellation IP LLC has sued 29 companies across an array of industries for allegedly infringing on its patent for a “computer generated presentation system,” used to display information on Web sites.
A federal district judge has allowed a Louisiana couple to move forward with their breach of contract and negligence claims against State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, with the pair taking particular aim at the method used by the insurer to determine payments for Hurricane Katrina-related losses.
After a long delayed review of its oil refinery standards, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that the health risks posed by refinery pollution are low enough not to warrant additional regulations and declined to change its standards.
The fatal work injury rate in the United States dropped to a record low in 2006, although there were fatality increases in such fields as mining, construction and manufacturing, according to preliminary data put out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's finding that a holding company's patents on a way of insulating loan and deposit accounts from inflation were obvious and therefore invalid, saying that the office was not bound by a district court's earlier claim construction ruling.
ConocoPhillips Co. on Wednesday appealed an arbitration award that granted employees at one of its refineries the right to take unpaid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act and paid short-term disability leave at the same time.
A federal judge handed a McKesson Corp. unit and Becton, Dickinson and Co. a setback Wednesday in a product liability suit that accuses them of manufacturing and distributing defective syringes.
Three non-profit advocacy groups have filed an amicus brief in support of the Federal Trade's Commission's bid for a stay while the FTC appeals a district court decision not to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the merger between Whole Foods Market Inc. and Wild Oats Markets Inc.
Patent holding company Orion IP LLC has asked a federal judge to dismiss Maytag Corp. and its corporate parent Whirlpool Corp. from a suit alleging patent infringement of online sales methods by numerous high-profile companies.
An appeals court has affirmed a lower court decision dismissing a securities suit brought by a labor union's pension fund against Integrated Electrical Services Inc.
SuperSpeed LLC has asked a federal judge to allow the software company to drop two patent infringement claims from its case against IBM Corp. over data caching technology.
Gexa Energy LLC on Tuesday agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, after not filing for merger authorization before its merger with Florida utility company FPL Group Inc.
After multiple failed attempts, Harbinger Capital Partners has made a final bid to obtain confidential documents from Asarco LLC, undeterred by the bankrupt mining company's previous efforts to block the move.
A Reliant Energy Inc. power plant in Channelview, Texas has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing a lack of cash needed to repay a $14 million revolving credit facility.