From the monthly archives:

February 2013

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A group of creditors that invested in bankrupt MSR Resort Golf Course LLC on Feb. 25 filed an official notice of appeal of the order issued by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approving the resort’s Chapter 11 plan and $ 1.49 billion […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Feb. 22 reversed dismissal of a New Jersey consumer law action against Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) for falsely advertising that vitamin C in two nonprescription cold remedies will “blunt” the effects of a cold (Richard Loreto, et al. […]

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TweetLawyers are accustomed to being the subjects of verbal attacks from clients, opposing parties, and even their peers. However, recent violent attacks against the legal community are unsettling. Understandably, many attorneys are looking over their shoulder and questioning the strength of security measures at their offices and local courthouses. The Center for Judicial and Executive […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Merck, Sharp & Dohme has agreed to pay $ 8.25 million to settle a state court lawsuit by Pennsylvania alleging that the company violated consumer protection, Medicaid and drug benefit laws by failing to disclose the risks of the prescription pain drug Vioxx, according to a stipulated final […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The Food and Drug Administration on Feb. 13 notified Hospira Inc. that the agency has expanded its prohibition against the importation of the company’s Symbiq infusion pumps to include its Plum, GemStar and LifeCare PCA infusion pumps made in Hospira’s Costa Rica manufacturing plant. Hospira reported the expanded […]

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TweetA copyright battle is heating up in Maryland, and it involves a very unlikely subject—students’ schoolwork. From science fair projects to finger paintings, the Prince George’s County Board of Education’s proposed educational copyright policy would ensure that work created by students and staff would become the property of the school system. The policy specifically states: […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Toyota Motor North America announced on Feb. 14 that it has reached a $ 29 million settlement agreement with the attorneys general of 29 states and one U.S. territory to resolve issues related to vehicle recalls conducted by the company from 2005 to 2010. The attorneys general alleged […]

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TweetMerck 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 cholesterol drugs Merck was developing, according to a Merck press release issued Feb. 14 (In Re: […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The liquidating trustee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of BGI Inc., formerly known as Borders Group Inc., on Feb. 8 filed 23 adversary complaints against its former vendors, seeking to recover more than $ 9.79 million for the bankruptcy estate. The largest single complaint is against DPI Specialty […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A man may pursue his California unfair competition law (UCL) claims against Chase Home Finance LLC for conduct associated with a loan it acquired after Washington Mutual Bank went into receivership, an appeals court held Feb. 11 (Scott Call Jolley v. Chase Home Finance LLC, et al., No. […]

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