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Selected Significant Reported Cases

High Concrete Structures, Inc. v. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc., 377 F.3d 1379 (Fed. Cir. 2004).  Obtained reversal in the Court of Appeals of a summary judgment order holding the plaintiff's patent invalid for alleged non-compliance with § 112 of the Patent Act. 

In re Berger, 279 F.3d 975 (Fed. Cir. 2002).  Briefed and won affirmance of a decision by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences declining the patent applicant's request to declare an interference with an issued patent.
 
Sun Pipe Line Company v. Tri-State Telecommunications, Inc., 655 A.2d 112 (Pa.Super. 1994) (argued).   Obtained affirmance of a jury verdict for over $8,000,000 for Sun Pipe Line Company from joint tort-feasors for the environmental clean-up of ground-water contamination from unleaded gasoline that leaked from the ruptured pipeline.
  
Melso v. Sun Pipe Line Company, 576 A.2d 999 (Pa.Super. 1990) (argued), alloc. den., 593 A.2d 842 (Pa. 1991).   Was first chair at the jury trial and obtained affirmance of a defense verdict where plaintiffs claimed personal injuries from exposure to benzene stemming from the rupture of the defendant's petroleum pipeline, which was transporting unleaded gasoline at the time of the accident.   Also obtained reversal of the trial court's holding that Sun Pipe Line Company was strictly liable.

United States v. Frezzo Brothers, Inc., 461 F.Supp. 266 (E.D. Pa. 1978), affirmed, 602 F.2d 1123 (3d Cir. 1979) (argued), cert. den., 444 U.S. 1074 (1980).  Obtained convictions of industrial polluters, including officers, in a jury trial in one the earliest criminal prosecutions under the Clean Water Act.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a precedent-setting opinion affirming the convictions and defining the reach of criminal conduct in prosecutions under the Clean Water Act.  Subsequently defeated post-conviction proceedings in which the defendants sought to overturn their convictions. 
 
E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company v. Train, 383 F.Supp. 1244 (W.D. Va. 1974), affirmed, 528 F.2d 1136 (4th Cir. 1975), affirmed, 430 U.S. 112 (1977).   Won a motion to dismiss for the EPA on chemical manufacturers' challenge to effluent regulations under the Clean Water Act.  The district court held it did not have jurisdiction, and this was affirmed in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.  This was a seminal decision construing the Clean Water Act.

Bruce J. Chasan - Reported Cases - Counsel Of Record, Trial And Appeal

Bone Care International, LLC, et al. v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., ___F.Supp.2d ___, 2012 WL 987121 (N.D. Ill. March 22, 2012)

Bone Care International, LLC, et al. v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al.,
741 F.Supp.2d 865 (N.D. Ill., Sept. 17, 2010)

Bone Care International, LLC, et al. v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., 741 F.Supp.2d 854 (N.D. Ill., Sept. 17, 2010), modified, 2010 WL 4102264 (N.D. Ill., Oct. 6, 2010)

Sanofi-Synthelabo, et al.  v. Apotex, Inc., et al., 492 F.Supp.2d 353 (S.D. N.Y. 2007), affirmed, 550 F.3d 1075 (Fed. Cir. 2008)

In Re Omeprazole Patent Litigation, 490 F.Supp.2d 381 (S.D. N.Y. 2007), affirmed, 536 F.3d 1361 (Fed. Cir. 2008)

Sanofi-Synthelabo, et al. v. Apotex, Inc., et al., 488 F.Supp.2d 317 (S.D. N.Y. 2006), affirmed, 470 F.3d 1368 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (argued)

High Concrete Structures, Inc. v. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc., 377 F.3d 1379 (Fed. Cir. 2004)

Sanofi-Synthelabo, et al. v. Apotex, Inc., et al., 299 F. Supp.2d 303 (S.D. N.Y. 2004), rev'd on reconsideration, 363 F.Supp.2d 592 (S.D. N.Y. 2005)

In re Berger, 279 F.3d 975 (Fed. Cir. 2002)

J.E.M. AG Supply, Inc. v. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., 534 U.S. 124 (2001)

Weiss v. United States, 146 F.Supp.2d 113 (D. Mass. 2001)

Haselrig v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., 19 F.Supp.2d 392 (E.D. Pa. 1998)

Sun Pipe Line Company v. Tri-State Telecommunications, Inc., 655 A.2d 112 (Pa.Super. 1994) (argued)

Melso v. Sun Pipe Line Company, 576 A.2d 999 (Pa.Super. 1990) (argued), alloc. den., 593 A.2d 842 (Pa. 1991)

Cipriani v. Sun Pipe Line Company, 574 A.2d 706 (Pa.Super. 1990) (argued), alloc. den., 593 A.2d 842, 843 (Pa. 1991)

Davis Enterprises, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, 877 F.2d 1181 (3d Cir. 1989), cert. den., 493 U.S. 1070 (1990)

Appeal of Sun Pipe Line Company, 831 F.2d 22 (1st Cir. 1987) (argued), cert. den., 486 U.S. 1055 (1988)

United States v. Frezzo Brothers, Inc., 546 F.Supp. 713 (E.D. Pa. 1982), affirmed, 703 F.2d 62 (3d Cir. 1983) (argued), cert. den., 464 U.S. 829 (1983)

United States v. Frezzo Brothers, Inc., 491 F.Supp. 1339 (E.D. Pa. 1980), reversed, 642 F.2d 59 (3d Cir. 1981) (argued)

United States v. Oxford Royal Mushroom Products, Inc.,
487 F.Supp. 852 (E.D. Pa. 1980)

United States v. 0.78 Acres of Land, More or Less, Situate in Berks County, Pennsylvania, 81 F.R.D. 618 (E.D. Pa. 1979), affirmed mem., 609 F.2d 502 (3d Cir. 1979)

United States v. Frezzo Brothers, Inc., 461 F.Supp. 266 (E.D. Pa. 1978), affirmed, 602 F.2d 1123 (3d Cir. 1979) (argued), cert. den., 444 U.S. 1074 (1980)

United States v. McNair, 439 F.Supp. 103 (E.D. Pa. 1977)

United States v. Yeich, 74 F.R.D. 561 (E.D. Pa. 1977)

Ward v. Coleman, 423 F.Supp. 1352 (W.D. Okla. 1976)

Lloyd A. Fry Roofing Company v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, 415 F.Supp. 799 (W.D. Mo. 1976)

United States v. Independent Stave Company, 406 F.Supp. 886 (W.D. Mo. 1975)

State of Maryland v. Environmental Protection Agency, 530 F.2d 215 (4th Cir. 1975) (argued), vacated and remanded sub nom. Environmental Protection Agency v. Brown, 431 U.S. 99 (1977)

District of Columbia v. Train, 524 F.2d 971 (D.C. Cir. 1975) (argued), vacated and remanded sub nom. Environmental Protection Agency v. Brown, 431 U.S. 99 (1977)

Peabody Coal Company v. Train, 518 F.2d 940 (6th Cir. 1975) (argued)

E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company v. Train, 383 F.Supp. 1244 (W.D. Va. 1974), affirmed, 528 F.2d 1136 (4th Cir. 1975), affirmed, 430 U.S. 112 (1977)

Recent Cases Reported on Westlaw®:

Egan Jones Rating Company v. Pruette, 2017 WL 345632 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 24, 2017)

Bone Care International, LLC, et al. v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., 2012 WL 1068506 (N.D. Ill., Mar. 29, 2012)

Bone Care International, LLC, et al. v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., 2011 WL 1193002 (N.D. Ill., Mar. 30, 2011)

Bone Care International, LLC, et al. v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., 2010 WL 4176983 (N.D. Ill., Oct. 19, 2010)

Bone Care International, LLC, et al. v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al.,
2010 WL 3928598 (N.D. Ill., Oct. 1, 2010)

Bone Care International, LLC, et al. v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., 2010 WL 3928598 (N.D. Ill., Sept. 30, 2010), amended, 2010 WL 3909509 (N.D. Ill., Oct. 4, 2010)

Bone Care International, LLC, et al. v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., 2010 WL 3894444 (N.D. Ill., Sept. 30, 2010)

Bone Care International, LLC, et al. v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., 2010 WL 1655455 (N.D. Ill., April 23, 2010)

Bone Care International, LLC, et al.  v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al.,
2010 WL 440655 (N.D. Ill., Feb. 4, 2010)

Connetics Corp., et al. v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,
2009 WL 1309102 (N.D. Ill., Apr. 16, 2009)

Connetics Corp., et al. v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al.,
2009 WL 1089552 (N.D. Ill., May 9, 2009)

Bone Care International, LLC, et al. v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., 2009 WL 249386 (N.D. Ill., Feb. 2, 2009)

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