Developers of the $1 billion PennEast pipeline have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Third Circuit’s ruling that PennEast can’t seize New Jersey-owned land for the project, slamming the decision as “exceptionally wrong” and pointing to a recent declaratory order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission supporting PennEast’s position.
Center City Healthcare LLC told the Delaware bankruptcy court Thursday that it plans to pay $6.2 million to purchase medical liability insurance for former medical professionals at its facilities to help bring an end to disputes in its Chapter 11.
Cincinnati Bell Inc. stockholders hit the company late Thursday with a proposed class action in Delaware federal court alleging disclosure shortcomings ahead of its $2.6 billion proposed acquisition by Toronto-based Brookfield Infrastructure Inc. and seeking a deal block or reversal.
A Delaware federal judge has refused to ax a False Claims Act suit accusing pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca of fraudulently marketing its cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor, but agreed to toss one whistleblower from the case.
A Maryland federal court on Friday kept alive multidistrict litigation stemming from hotel giant Marriott International Inc.'s massive data breach, finding that guests had adequately claimed injuries traceable to the company's failure to detect the historic hack or stop the theft of their personal information.
Walgreens and Kroger have earned another crack at proving Johnson & Johnson snuffed out competition for its arthritis treatment Remicade and hiked the drug’s price tag, as the Third Circuit disagreed with a lower court that a commercial contract barred the retailers’ federal antitrust claims.
Remnants of bankrupt scrap steel recycler Bayou Steel BD Holdings LLC slid into Chapter 7 Friday after major asset sales fell millions short of amounts needed to pay off secured creditors, legal fees and expenses to close out the case in Chapter 11.
Antibiotics maker Melinta Therapeutics Inc. received court approval Friday in Delaware for its Chapter 11 plan disclosure statement after the debtor agreed to add new information regarding its intent to substantively consolidate its estates for distribution purposes.
A case brought by 44 state attorneys general against Teva Pharmaceuticals and several other drugmakers should be the bellwether for a massive multidistrict litigation over alleged conspiracies to fix the prices of generic drugs, according to a special master's report Thursday.
A Hecla Mining Co. investor told the Delaware Chancery Court on Thursday she wants the company's records to determine if its officers mishandled Hecla's $462 million purchase of three gold mines in Nevada that were supposed to be lucrative but turned out to be duds.
An attorney challenging Delaware's judicial political parity rule told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that a provision of the state constitution requiring equal representation of parties on the bench is "offensive to the First Amendment."
A Delaware bankruptcy judge left open the possibility Thursday of a court-fashioned alternative to competing plans for meeting a bankrupt creditor group’s demand for sales of nondebtor companies controlled by business turnaround mogul Lynn Tilton’s Patriarch Partners LLC.
A split Third Circuit on Thursday affirmed that a fired Pennsylvania marketing worker hired as an independent contractor to promote a trio of roofing companies was actually an employee under state law and is entitled to damages on his wage claims.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Thursday gave oil and gas producer Furie Operating Alaska LLC her nod to move forward with a planned Chapter 11 sale of its ownership interests through a foreclosure transaction, as another potential buyer still negotiates with the debtors.
A Pennsylvania woman waging a decadeslong battle with environmental regulators over wetlands on her property blasted the Third Circuit's curt refusal to boot the case's judge from the matter, arguing that a panel didn't even say why the jurist should stay put despite the fact that her ex-clerk is prosecuting the matter.
A California federal judge has preliminarily approved SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s $65 million settlement of a securities class action related to the controversial 2013 documentary "Blackfish," saying he will likely give his final approval to the deal because it is fair and reasonable.
Bankrupt ride-hailing service Juno USA LP received court approval Thursday in Delaware for a Chapter 11 settlement with its unsecured creditors and parent company that will help fund a post-bankruptcy trust fund and also allow the company to move toward confirmation of its proposed plan.
The makers of the Emsculpt electric muscle toning device sued Allergan Inc. in Delaware federal court on Thursday, saying Allergan's claims that its competing device is 50% stronger than Emsculpt don't match up with its real performance.
A Delaware federal judge on Thursday rejected Abbott Laboratories' bid to dismiss a suit by former stockholders of Tendyne Holdings Inc. claiming that a merger contract breach cost them $50 million, ruling the amended complaint alleges enough facts to keep the suit alive that the original complaint lacked.
The racial and gender makeup of state supreme court benches continues to fall short at reflecting the diverse U.S. population, as 23 states have zero justices of color on their high court benches, according to a report out Thursday.
Bankrupt specialty paper manufacturer Orchids Paper Products Co. received court approval Thursday for its Chapter 11 liquidation plan after reaching a deal to set aside more funds to pay employee health care claims.
Unsecured creditors told the Delaware bankruptcy court late Wednesday that oil and gas driller Southland Royalty Company LLC's $70 million post-petition financing is unfairly set up to benefit secured prepetition lenders over other creditors.
Corporate turnaround mogul Lynn Tilton denied holding up court-supervised efforts to sell off parts of her Patriarch Partners business portfolio Wednesday while testifying in a dispute over competing deadlines and strategies for the Zohar Funds’ Delaware Chapter 11 process.
Legal bills for a former high-ranking Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. officer facing federal charges in an alleged bribery scheme over the construction of an office campus in India seem significantly "inflated" and should be reviewed before Cognizant is ordered to pay them, the IT company told the Delaware chancellor Wednesday.
Attorneys representing the Boy Scouts of America in its Chapter 11 case told a Delaware federal bankruptcy judge Wednesday that the organization hopes to keep itself alive through a rapid bankruptcy process while also dealing fairly with the thousands of sexual abuse claims that have been filed against it.
The Delaware Supreme Court's recent dismissal of a stockholder action alleging conflicts among Uber's board demonstrates how unlikely it is that independent directors would be held personally liable for fiduciary breaches, say attorneys at Fried Frank.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation created fewer new MDLs last year than the year before, but this belies an overarching storyline of growth — with proceedings encompassing over 130,000 individual actions pending at year's end, says Alan Rothman of Sidley.
A recent Law360 guest article argued that artificial intelligence can precisely estimate the length and cost of a new case, but several limitations will likely delay truly accurate predictions for years to come, says Andrew Russell at Shaw Keller.
Although the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent retraction of a policy that opposed mandatory arbitration agreements for worker discrimination claims aligns with U.S. Supreme Court precedent, it doesn’t address resistance to arbitration in new state laws or in the wake of #MeToo, says Mauro Ramirez at Fisher Phillips.
The U.S. Department of Justice showed more initiative in directly bringing health care-related False Claims Act cases despite a decrease in qui tam filings last year, and as scrutiny of the industry continues to rise, several sectors deserve to be watched carefully this year, say attorneys at Epstein Becker.
As attorneys, we may prefer the precision of written communication, but a phone call or an in-person conversation builds trust by letting others see and hear our authentic selves, rather than something constructed or scripted, says mediator Sidney Kanazawa of ARC.
Two recent Federal Circuit decisions construing Actavis' and Amgen's drug patent claims provide key guidance for practitioners on using transitional phrases to avoid rendering a claim indefinite or opening a it up to a prior art attack, say attorneys at Morgan Lewis.
As states across the U.S. legalize sports betting, universities must be willing to amend their compliance programs to protect their institutions, student-athletes, athletic conferences and the integrity of games, say attorneys at Cadwalader.
The New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent decision in Balducci v. Cige incorrectly concluded that predicting the length and cost of a case is nearly impossible, and overlooked artificial intelligence's ability to do so, says Joseph Avery with Claudius Legal Intelligence.
If the D.C. Circuit reins in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s use of tolling orders — which delay court challenges to FERC directives — landowners might be gratified, but interstate pipeline construction projects could face added delays, says Richard Drom of Eckert Seamans.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's use of tolling orders, its position on eminent domain authority and its makeup after the presidential election could have a big impact on participants in interstate natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas projects this year, say attorneys at K&L Gates.
A recent survey of lawyers’ professional liability insurers revealed an increase in malpractice claims against law firms, suggesting clients will demand more accountability in the coming decade, say Gerald Klein and Amy Nguyen at Klein & Wilson.
In her new book, "Guilty People," Abbe Smith successfully conveys that seeing ourselves in people who commit crime may be the first step to exacting change in our justice system, says U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa of the District of Arizona.
Influencers, agencies, brands and their technology partners should formalize their marketing programs, policies and contract terms in order to comply with increased state and federal regulation, say Vejay Lalla and Shizuka Tiernan of Fenwick.
The current lack of synchrony between federal and state employment laws suggests a flaw in the system that is testing the limits of our democracy, says Hollie Reiminger at Fisher Phillips.