A federal appeals court has denied class certification in a breach of contract lawsuit alleging ReliaStar Life Insurance Co. misled customers about interest rates for fixed deferred annuities, dealing what could be a fatal blow to the case.
A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision to exclude expert witness testimony in a lawsuit brought by a man who alleged his shoulder cartilage was damaged by a pain pump made by Breg Inc.
A California appeals court has revived a case that alleges the chicken-grilling process used by McDonald’s Corp., TGI Friday’s Inc. and other restaurant chains creates a cancer-causing chemical that requires them to warn consumers in the state.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Thursday ruled in favor of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in an environmental group's suit accusing the agency of improperly relaxing insurance-related floodplain regulations for an urban levee project.
A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected former CA Inc. CEO Sanjay Kumar's bid to trim his 12-year prison sentence stemming from his role in a $2.2 billion accounting fraud, while it vacated ex-sales chief Stephen Richards' seven-year sentence because the lower court failed to give him credit for accepting responsibility.
A federal appeals court has reversed a $6.7 million loss for former Atari Corp. chair Jack Tramiel, who was accused of fraudulently buying land on the cheap from a soon-to-be bankrupt Atari subsidiary.
Finding that the plaintiff was contributorily negligent, a federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision to revoke a $3.5 million jury award to a woman who claimed that a severe allergic reaction to McNeil Consumer Healthcare's Children's Motrin left her nearly blind and caused most of her skin to fall off.
A federal judge has decided not to stay his order overturning California's controversial Proposition 8, restoring the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state even as proponents of the marriage restriction appeal.
A federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of the Sierra Club's suit accusing the owners of a South Dakota coal-fired power plant of failing to obtain necessary permits and violating emissions rules, finding that the green group's claims weren't brought within the statute of limitations.
A federal court of appeals has reversed a loss for AK Steel Corp. in a lawsuit against its union, ruling that a court, not an arbitrator, will decide whether 93 grievances made in the wake of a labor dispute are themselves arbitrable.
A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that two employers failed to make sufficient payments to keep a pension plan in compliance with the minimum funding requirement of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, but has nixed the monetary award given to the plan's trustees.
A district court judge did not err when he asked a jury to decide whether Liberty Apparel Co. was a “joint employer” of 25 Chinese garment workers in their suit alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, instead of deciding that question himself, a federal appeals court has affirmed.
A federal appeals court has rejected a petition by Kaiser-Francis Oil Co. to review a lower court's certification of a class action accusing the company of failing to pay adequate royalties on natural gas to owners of mineral rights in Oklahoma.
A class action alleging Qantas Airways Ltd. and six other carriers fixed air freight prices was reportedly granted new life Thursday when a full bench of the Federal Court of Australia overturned a previous decision to dismiss the case.
Viacom International Inc. has appealed a ruling that Google Inc. is not liable for infringement of Viacom programs on YouTube to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
A federal appeals court panel has upheld the dismissal of Pegasus Wireless Corp.'s voluntary Chapter 11 case, affirming rulings that the bankruptcy was not filed in good faith.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a nearly $1.4 million judgment in favor of accounting firm Mayer Hoffman McCann PC in a suit accusing four former shareholders of breaching contracts by poaching 124 clients.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed the dismissal of a putative securities class action that accused Aetna Inc. and four company officers of misleading investors about Aetna's pricing of health insurance policies, then selling their stock before the scheme was revealed to the public.
The Delaware Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a shareholder's bid to force Axcelis Technologies Inc. to turn over its books and records after its board rejected a $630 million merger offer, saying the plaintiff failed to allege a credible basis to infer potential wrongdoing.
A California appeals court on Wednesday upheld the bulk of a $21 million predatory pricing judgment the San Francisco Bay Guardian scored against a rival Bay Area alternative weekly newspaper in 2008, highlighting the differences between federal and state law on the anti-competitive behavior.