An appeals court said Tuesday that Visteon Corp. must restore retiree benefits that were wiped out during the auto parts maker's bankruptcy, a break with the majority of federal court rulings that have allowed companies in bankruptcy to terminate retiree plans.
MedIdea LLC is seeking an en banc review of an appeals court's decision to transfer its patent infringement suit against orthopedic device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc. out of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claiming that the panel substituted its own discretion for the trial court's.
The Supreme Court of Louisiana has thrown out claims by a group of landowners who sued Chevron USA Inc. for damages related to the migration of gasoline to their property from leaking underground storage tanks, finding their claims were precluded because they were informed of the damage more than one year prior to suing the oil giant.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has upheld a prison's right to conduct random searches of its employees' vehicles, even if it does not treat visitors the same way.
A New Jersey state appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit against Pfizer Inc. and a number of its predecessors that alleged a polio vaccine administered over 40 years ago caused a brain tumor.
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on Tuesday granted Republicans' request to push back a committee vote on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, but vowed to move ahead with a vote on July 20 in hopes of bringing Kagan's nomination to the Senate floor by August.
California's highest court has ruled that some of the world's largest drug manufacturers cannot use a so-called pass-on defense to reduce or eliminate any possible liability in litigation alleging that the firms conspired to keep lower-priced Canadian drugs off the U.S. market.
A federal appeals court has affirmed the securities fraud conviction and nine-year prison sentence of Charles E. Johnson, the former CEO of PurchasePro Inc. who allegedly created fraudulent transactions to artificially inflate the online business company's revenues.
A federal appeals court has cut down a lower court's finding in a long-running trademark infringement dispute between rival supplement-industry suppliers over a powdered mint extract, reversing the decision and ordering judgment in favor of plaintiff Sabinsa Corp.
A Texas appeals court will allow a third trial in a personal injury suit over a traffic accident involving a Lufkin Industries Inc.-made 18-wheeler trailer, after the second trial in the case reversed a jury's multimillion-dollar award to the plaintiffs.
A California appeals court has ordered Molecular Analytical Systems Inc. to arbitrate its contract and fraud claims against Ciphergen Biosystems Inc. and Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. pursuant to a licensing and settlement agreement in an earlier patent infringement dispute over laser technology.
A federal appeals court has tossed out a plea by Polaroid Corp.'s largest creditor to reconsider the bankrupt company's $87 million asset sale, which caused the creditor to lose some of the nearly $300 in liens it holds on the property.
A District of Columbia law that would have designated pharmacy benefit managers as fiduciaries is preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and thus is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court has ruled in a victory for plaintiff the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, which represents PBMs across the country.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit should overturn its decision to drop the California Travel and Tourism Commission from a suit accusing it of facilitating a car rental price-fixing cartel, the American Antitrust Institute has said.
Michigan's highest court has struck down rules banning the use of credit scores in setting insurance premiums, finding that the state's insurance regulator exceeded its authority when it instituted the ban in 2005.
A federal appeals court has mostly affirmed the dismissal of GCM Air Group LLC's various breach of contract and tort claims in a suit accusing Chevron USA Inc. of failing to live up to its bargain to remediate contamination at a former gas station site near Lake Tahoe that GCM now owns.
Broadcom Corp. is appealing the denial of its bid to nix Emulex Corp.'s defamation claim in an antitrust suit alleging Broadcom made misleading and disparaging statements about Emulex during a tender offer in an effort to monopolize the market for an Ethernet controller.
The National Association of Home Builders has filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for removing an opt-out provision from its rule governing repairs in older homes that may have lead paint.
A Florida appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a fight over a property sale between two Sunshine State developers, saying the plaintiff committed blatant fraud by sending text messages to a testifying witness.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's July 6 decision finding that drug industry representatives at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. were not exempt from the nation's overtime laws muddies the legal landscape and leaves the contentious issue ripe for a definitive ruling, employment lawyers say.