From the monthly archives:

March 2013

TweetWorking as a New Jersey municipal judge should give a stand-up comedian a lot of great material. However, the Canons of Judicial Conduct also hold members of the judiciary to a very high ethical standard. As a result, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently considered whether a part-time municipal court judge Vince A. Sicari should […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The U.S. trustee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Hostess Brands Inc. on March 6 filed a brief arguing that the attorneys and professionals seeking more than $ 8.89 million in fees and expenses should receive only a percentage of that money because it is unclear at this […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. 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 to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. In a 3-1 ruling, a Pennsylvania Superior Court panel on March 1 vacated and remanded for new trial a $ 27.6 million verdict in which a jury found that orthopedic device maker Zimmer Inc. and video production company Public Communications Inc. (PCI) are liable for inducing a patient […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Pfizer Inc. said Feb. 28 that it has settled or agreed to settle about 95 percent of its hormone replacement therapy (HRT) product liability cases and about 80 percent of its Chantix injury cases. The company made the statements in its Form 10-K annual report filed with the […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The federal bankruptcy judge presiding over the Chapter 11 proceeding of former law firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler (RRA) on Feb. 26 agreed to a settlement in which TD Bank will pay $ 41 million to resolve allegations that it committed fraud and aided in money laundering as part […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Texas federal judge on Feb. 26 denied a motion for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) to Apple Inc. following a jury’s finding that the tech giant’s FaceTime and VPN On Demand (VPNOD) features infringed four patents of a rival technology firm (VirnetX Inc. v. Apple […]

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TweetJudges need not be banned from sites like Facebook, but they also can’t friend, tweet, and post like the rest of us. According to a recent formal opinion by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, judges need to exercise caution when participating in electronic social media (ESM). As articulated by […]

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