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N.J. Supreme Court Centralizes Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG Hip Suits In Bergen County
Posted on 1 Feb 2013 by Mealeys

HACKENSACK, N.J. - The New Jersey Supreme Court has centralized state court lawsuits involving the Stryker Rejuvenate hip stem and ABG II modular hip stem in the Bergen County Superior Court, according to notices posted Jan. 31 on the multicounty litigation... Read More

Merck To Pay $688M To Settle 2 Securities Class Action Lawsuits
Posted on 15 Feb 2013 by Mealeys

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. - Merck and Co. Inc. will pay $688 million to settle two securities class action lawsuits filed in New Jersey federal court alleging that the drug maker and others failed to disclose adverse results of a clinical trial for two... Read More

N.J. Federal Judge Dismisses Case Against Health Insurer; ERISA Not Implicated
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

NEWARK, N.J. - In an unpublished opinion, a New Jersey federal judge on April 24 dismissed a putative class action case against a health insurer, saying the plaintiff failed to state a cause of action because the actions taken by the defendant in seeking... Read More

Companies Agree To Pay $4.5M To Clean Up New Jersey Superfund Site
Posted on 21 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

NEWARK, N.J. - Defendant companies in a suit brought in New Jersey federal court by the U.S. government under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C.S. § 9601... Read More

Florida Federal Judge Declines To Dismiss Health Insurance Billing Suit
Posted on 9 May 2012 by Mealeys

NEWARK, N.J. - A Florida federal judge on May 8 declined to dismiss counterclaims brought by an insurance company against chiropractors in a billing dispute and also affirmed a magistrate judge's decision to deny the plaintiffs' request to file... Read More

Federal Judge Deems Internet Smear Campaign Claim Extortion, Not Racketeering
Posted on 15 May 2012 by Mealeys

PHOENIX - Various activities that a plaintiff says demonstrate a pattern of racketeering undertaken by its former marketing partner are merely "part of a single alleged extortion scheme," a New Jersey federal judge ruled May 10, and not sufficient... Read More

Judge Allows Lead Plaintiffs To Amend Complaint In Merck Securities Lawsuit
Posted on 5 Jun 2013 by Mealeys

NEWARK, N.J. - In an opinion made available on June 3, a federal judge in New Jersey granted in part and denied in part lead plaintiffs' motion to file a sixth amended complaint in a securities class action lawsuit against Merck & Co. Inc. and... Read More

Panel: New Jersey Pro-Rata Approach To Be Applied To Insolvent Insurer's Coverage
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey's pro-rata approach to allocation of coverage among triggered insurers should be applied to claims submitted to an insolvent insurer's liquidator, a New Jersey appeals panel held Aug. 23 ( In the matter of the liquidation... Read More

Magistrate Judge Finds Government Properly Asserted Deliberative Process Privilege
Posted on 20 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on March 19 granted the majority of a motion for a protective order filed by the federal government in a $24 million Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) lawsuit,... Read More

Par Pharmaceutical Pleads Guilty To Off-Label Promotion, Pays $45M In Settlements
Posted on 6 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

NEWARK, N.J. - Par Pharmaceutical Cos. Inc. on March 5 pleaded guilty to misbranding its Megace ES anti-wasting drug by promoting it for off-label use in geriatric patients and will pay $45 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations, according... Read More

Judge Says Genuine Issues Of Fact Remain In Retrocessional Reinsurance Dispute
Posted on 1 Apr 2013 by Mealeys

TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on March 28 granted summary judgment in part on a motion for reconsideration of an earlier decision but noted that regarding certain retrocessional reinsurance claims, there are genuine issues of material... Read More

Judge: Couple's Class Claims Should Have Been Raised During Foreclosure Action
Posted on 30 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

CAMDEN, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Aug. 27 dismissed with prejudice a couple's class action lawsuit against HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. and Mortgage Electronic Systems Inc. (MERS) after finding that their claims should have been raised... Read More

Case Arising From Bank's Overdraft Protection Program Can Proceed, Judge Rules
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

CAMDEN, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on April 19 denied TD Bank N.A.'s motion to dismiss a putative class action in which the plaintiffs allege that the bank committed unlawful banking practices by automatically registering customers in its... Read More

New Jersey Federal Judge Dismisses Health Care Reimbursement Suit
Posted on 6 Feb 2013 by Mealeys

NEWARK, N.J. - In an unpublished opinion, a New Jersey federal judge on Feb. 5 granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants in a health care insurance reimbursement dispute, saying the plaintiffs failed to exhaust administrative remedies before... Read More

Federal Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Inventor's Patent, Copyright Claims
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A New Jersey federal judge committed no error in concluding that a patent and copyright infringement plaintiff failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted because his complaint failed to identify any infringing product... Read More

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