BlackRock Inc. and the New Jersey Department of the Treasury were hit with a federal lawsuit Tuesday by a minority-owned investment firm alleging the state cast it aside for a contract and instead gave the contract, along with confidential information, to the "overwhelmingly white" financial giant.
Teva Pharmaceuticals proved that claims from four patents covering Adapt Pharma's opioid overdose medication Narcan are obvious, and the drug's success can't override that finding, a New Jersey federal judge said in an opinion unsealed Monday.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has urged a state court to dismiss an energy equipment manufacturer's complaint alleging the agency unlawfully failed to grant it tax credits, saying the credits are under review because the company provided false information.
Attorneys for Arconic Inc. on Tuesday said a recent Third Circuit opinion that revived an investor suit against M&T Bank for failure to disclose risks in a proposed merger supports the metal maker's bid to toss its own investors' claims over risks that were allegedly revealed by London's fatal Grenfell Tower fire.
As a regional surge in COVID-19 prompted states like Florida to step up enforcement of restrictions, over the past week other regions continued to advance reopening plans amid signs the virus' spread is slowing.
Employers don't have to give newly formed unions a chance to negotiate over certain disciplinary actions against workers that occur before the parties' initial collective bargaining agreement is finalized, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday, cutting down a more union-friendly Obama-era standard.
The New Jersey Supreme Court will dig into a state appellate ruling that puts insurers on the hook for up to $400 million in coverage to New Jersey Transit Corp. for Superstorm Sandy damage on the grounds that the agency's claim is not subject to a $100 million cap for flood losses.
A New Jersey state appeals court remanded a truck stop's suit against a borough over its tax assessment Tuesday, saying a state tax court judge needed to explain how she arrived at the property's value.
A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday halved a $4.7 billion talc verdict against Johnson & Johnson but refused to overturn it completely, saying the trial evidence showed the company's conduct regarding a product that's been blamed for causing ovarian cancer "was outrageous."
Aveta Inc. and a whistleblower settled a False Claims Act suit alleging that its Medicare Advantage plans collected $1 billion in government overpayments, ending a dispute that served as an early test for litigation accusing companies of ripping off taxpayers by exaggerating patient illnesses.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's lack of privacy staff compared to European data protection watchdogs limits its ability to investigate children's privacy abuses and probe the risks of facial recognition technology, the agency told Congress on Friday.
A New Jersey Nissan dealership has urged a federal court to toss proposed consumer class claims in a suit alleging it drove up sale prices with mandatory fees, arguing that the suing customer signed a sales contract with a class action waiver.
The Third Circuit on Monday refused to revive a suit against Rutgers University from a professor alleging he was denied a promotion due to his vision-related ailments, saying the university's rationale was consistent with the reasons provided by school officials in rejecting his prior applications before they knew about his disability.
The Third Circuit on Monday affirmed the dismissal of a suit accusing a doctor employed by a federally funded health entity of botching a woman's delivery and causing her newborn to suffer nerve damage, saying Pennsylvania's so-called minor savings statute doesn't apply.
The D.C. Circuit has ruled that if a New Jersey consulting firm wants to go to court with Saudi Arabia over an unpaid contract, the defunct company will have to fight its claims in the kingdom.
An ex-investment manager convicted of running a Ponzi scheme and stealing millions lost his bid to get out of prison due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a New Jersey federal judge on Monday finding that the circumstances of his crimes were "particularly serious and involved a high level of deception."
An Endo International PLC investor launched a proposed class action Monday claiming the drugmaker's stock dropped nearly 15% after allegations surfaced about the company's role in New York's opioid crisis, unearthing a purported cover-up that left shareholders in the dark.
The Third Circuit on Monday in a precedential opinion rejected a bid from egg buyers to revive their case after a jury found a major producer had not broken the law by participating in a conspiracy to reduce the supply of eggs, deciding that the lower court applied the right antitrust standard.
The ouster of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman over the weekend sent shockwaves through the legal community, especially among many former New York federal prosecutors who viewed the incident as harmful to an institution lauded for its integrity.
The Trump administration announced plans late Friday to replace Geoffrey Berman as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and nominate U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton to take his place, but the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan said he didn't quit and won't immediately step down.
The Third Circuit on Friday refused to revive Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims brought by a group of Dominion Energy Transmission retirees challenging changes to their post-retirement medical benefits, ruling that their medical plan's coverage terminated when their collective bargaining agreement ended.
A New Jersey attorney has been slammed with criminal charges for allegedly lying to two Garden State towns about her then-firm not making certain political donations, as the state attorney general's office said Friday that she had actually enlisted "straw donors" to make such contributions.
PHH Mortgage Corp. called on a New Jersey federal court Friday to bury a proposed class action alleging it unlawfully failed to account for insurance proceeds in loan payoff statements for the two borrowers behind the suit, saying the business accurately reflected the outstanding balance based on their mortgage terms.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's recent nomination of an attorney who would be the first Black woman on the state Supreme Court is a change of direction for the state's highest court, which attorneys say has faltered in diversity in recent years.
The owner of a shuttered Philadelphia restaurant blasted a disgruntled customer's "vindictive and harassing" bid to enforce a purported settlement in defamation litigation on Thursday, telling a New Jersey federal judge that there was never any deal on the table.
Concerns that videoconferenced arbitration hearings compromise an arbitrator's ability to reliably resolve credibility contests are based on mistaken perceptions of how many cases actually turn on credibility, what credibility means in the legal world, and how arbitrators make credibility determinations, says Wayne Brazil at JAMS.
To create jobs and address the country's $4.5 trillion infrastructure backlog, the federal government should enact coronavirus relief directed at infrastructure investment, leveraged by the allocation of funds for public-private partnerships, say Andrej Micovic and Eric Singer at Bilzin Sumberg.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is frequently asked to require natural gas pipelines to evaluate effects on greenhouse gas emissions, with implications for project approval, but it is not easy to calculate the climate impact of a given pipeline, says David Harrison at NERA.
Ensuring uninterrupted client service and compliance with ethical obligations in a time when attorneys are more likely to fall ill means taking six basic — yet often ignored — steps to build some redundancy and internal communication into legal practice, say attorneys at Axinn.
The Third Circuit's recent trade secrets decision in Advanced Fluid Systems v. Huber is particularly important for companies in relationships whereby vendors create, use or apply confidential information and trade secrets to develop solutions or manufacture products for other entities pursuant to a contract, say attorneys at Proskauer.
Many remote meeting technologies include recording features as default settings, raising three primary concerns from a legal discovery and data retention perspective, and possibly bringing unintended consequences for companies in future litigation, says Courtney Murphy at Clark Hill.
As businesses begin to reopen, they may seek to release themselves from negligence claims for COVID-19 infections through contractual waivers of liability, but whether a waiver is enforceable varies significantly by state, says Jessica Kelly at Sherin and Lodgen.
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent "Bridgegate" decision will undoubtedly create further hurdles for the government to prosecute schemes that are venal, deceitful and underhanded but in which the loss of money or property — while foreseeable — was not the objective, say Daniel Fetterman and Brian Choi at Kasowitz.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision last week invalidating the state's stay-at-home order as going beyond the governor's authority could make future executive orders limiting businesses' tort liability during post-pandemic reopening significantly less likely even in other states, says Brian Hauck at Jenner & Block.
When the dark cloud of COVID-19 has passed and resolution centers are once again peopled with warring parties and aspiring peacemakers, remote mediations will likely still be common, but they are not going to be a panacea for all that ails the dispute resolution industry, says Mitch Orpett at Tribler Orpett.
The loss of functionality and efficient proximate cause doctrines under New Jersey insurance law may provide a favorable litigation atmosphere for policyholders in disputes over COVID-19 business interruption coverage, say attorneys at Anderson Kill.
Multiple states have adjusted truck weight limits to allow delivery vehicles involved in emergency relief efforts to accommodate more freight during the COVID-19 pandemic, but commercial carriers and vehicle operators must be mindful of differences between states, say attorneys at Cozen O'Connor.
A vertical challenge may have been the U.S. Department of Justice's best chance to block the Sabre-Farelogix merger — subsequently blocked by an adverse United Kingdom ruling — as well as an opportunity to test its new vertical merger draft guidelines, say James Fishkin and Dennis Schmelzer at Dechert.
For professors, trainers, lawyers, students and businesses grappling with the unexpected challenges of distance learning, trial attorney and teacher James Wagstaffe offers best practices for real-time online instruction.
There may be precious little notice before the legal community ramps up, so it's important to have return-to-work plans that address the unique challenges law firms will face in bringing employees back to offices, say attorneys Daniel Gerber, Barbara O'Connell and Richard Tucker.