From the monthly archives:

November 2012

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A U.S. attorney on Nov. 26 sued K-V Pharmaceutical Co., telling a New York federal court that the bankrupt company’s $ 67.1 million debt of criminal fines and civil settlements are nondischargeable (In Re: K-V Discovery Solutions, Inc., et al., No. 12-13346, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy., United States of […]

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TweetFilmmaker Ken Burns is locked in a legal battle with the City of New York over his first Amendment rights to keep footage and research from his documentary film, The Central Park Five. The film chronicles the story of five men imprisoned for a 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park.  All five were […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A California federal judge on Nov. 20 approved a stipulated order under which Google Inc. was fined $ 22.5 million for violating the Federal Trade Commission Act and enjoined from any further placement of advertising cookies on the computers of any users of Apple Inc.’s Safari Web browser […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Citibank N.A., Citigroup Inc. and several of their affiliates (collectively, Citibank) have reached a $ 435 million agreement with the liquidation trustee for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LBHI) subsidiary Lehman Brothers Inc. (LBI) regarding more than $ 1 billion in collateral posted by LBI before its bankruptcy, according […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) has agreed to pay $ 90 million to 38 states to settle lawsuits that it promoted its Avandia anti-diabetes drug without supporting scientific evidence, the Oregon Attorney General’s Office announced Nov. 15. The Attorney General’s Office said that the states filed individual state court lawsuits […]

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TweetIn addition to the enormous path of destruction, Superstorm Sandy is also leaving a growing number of New York and New Jersey lawsuits in her wake. As individuals and businesses take stock of their losses and look to place blame, many are looking beyond the storm itself. Several businesses impacted by the crane collapse at […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt Hostess Brands Inc. on Nov. 12 filed a complaint in Pennsylvania state court seeking compensatory damages and injunctive relief related to mass picketing by unionized workers at Hostess’ facilities in Philadelphia (Hostess Brands Inc. v. Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco and Grain Millers International AFL-CIO, et al., No. n/a, Pa. […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Four Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC feeder funds and several of their current and former owners and officers have agreed to pay nearly $ 220 million to settle claims that they breached their fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by “recommending, making and maintaining […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A federal judge in New York on Nov. 9 approved more than $ 294 million in settlements with The Bears Stearns Cos. Inc. and certain of its former officers and directors, and the financial giant’s former outside auditor, ruling that the settlements are procedurally and substantively fair (In […]

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TweetLike many businesses around the world, law firm marketing departments are beginning to sort out what the new business opportunities the re-election of the President creates. For many business lawyers, the re-election of Barak Obama will lead to additional billable hours. While Mitt Romney promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it is now likely […]

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