Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Richard G. Lewis (Argued), Richard B. Sandow, Louis Alvin, Jones, Gregg, Creehan & Gerace, LLP, Pittsburgh, PA, Counsel for Appellants.
Larry A. Silverman (Argued), Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C., Lazar Palnick, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Counsel for Appellees.
Before: BECKER, Chief Judge, ALITO and BARRY, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.
OPINION OF THE COURT
BECKER, Chief Judge.
John D. Alvin, Ph.D, a tenured professor at the University of Pittsburgh ("UPitt" or "the University"), started and operated two successful pharmaceutical companies, Pharmakon, Inc. ("PKI") and Pharmakon, R & D ("PRD"), which competed with university-related commercial activities. He brought this civil rights action alleging that the University contrived to deny him the benefits that inhere in a tenured position...
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