3rd Circuit

  • Court Tosses Tort Reform Measure

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court quashed the 2002 Pennsylvania Fair Share Act.

  • Court Rejects Privilege in Parent-Subsidiary Dispute

    Joint representation voids BCE's privilege claim.

  • Ordinary Lawyers Win Victory

    The New Jersey Committee on Attorney Advertising ruled that the attorney ranking system violates the state's rules of professional conduct.

  • Angry Tourists Sue Cruise Line

    A suit was filed on behalf of the tourists against Royal Caribbean, alleging that the cruise itinerary was changed without providing passengers with comparable itinerary and failing to issue refunds.

  • Internet Archive Raises Copyright Concerns

    Healthcare Advocates Inc. alleged that employees of a rival company called Health Advocate Inc. fraudulently entered into discussions of a merger or joint-marketing agreement with HAS to gain a competitive advantage by stealing its trade secrets.

  • Transsexual Employee's Title VII Claim Goes Forward

    DannyLee Mitchell filed suit against Axcan claiming she was fired because she began to present as a female.

  • N.J. Company Held Liable for Employee's Porn Activity

    New Jersey employers on notice that they need to take action if they have any reason to believe an employee is using company computers for child pornography activities.

  • Bally Engages in Proxy War

    A Delaware Court issued a blow to Bally Total Fitness Jan. 11, adding more fuel to a bitter proxy battle between the fitness-center giant and hedge funds Pardus Capital Management and Liberation Investments. The Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware denied Bally's motion for expedited discovery in its...

  • Porn Distributors Back in Court

    Porn distributors Robert Zicari and Janet Romano thought they had finally reached an end to their long legal battle when Pittsburgh U.S. District Judge Gary L. Lancaster dismissed a 10-count criminal indictment charging the couple with violating federal obscenity laws, ruling the laws unconstitutional. However, a three-judge panel of the...

  • FDA Wins Increased Power

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit ruled Oct. 21, 2005, that a company that deceptively promoted products as cancer cures must issue refunds to customers who bought the drugs. A three-judge panel unanimously upheld an earlier court ruling that required New Jersey-based Lane Labs to pay $109...

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