Reversing a lower court ruling, a federal appeals court has found Ohio Casualty Co. responsible for indemnifying homebuilder Stanley Martin Cos. Inc. for the cost of repairing mold damage caused by a subcontractor.
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a West Virginia district court's ruling requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct more thorough environmental scrutiny prior to issuing Clean Water Act permits for mountaintop coal mines.
A federal appeals court has revived many of Decision Insights Inc.’s claims alleging that Sentia Group Inc. and several of DII’s former employees misappropriated trade secrets related to software technology and breached nondisclosure agreements.
A federal appeals court has rejected Jeffrey Skilling's bid for an en banc rehearing, but the former Enron Corp. CEO aims to take his challenge to his 2006 convictions stemming from the fraud that led to the energy giant’s collapse to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A judge has denied a motion by Stryker Orthopaedics to toss a product liability case over its Trident hip implant, saying the company was trying to stretch last year's U.S. Supreme Court medical device preemption ruling “beyond recognition.”
While the U.S. Supreme Court's recent preemption decision in Wyeth v. Levine was a blow to drugmakers, medical device makers have had great success in the year since the high court made a pro-preemption ruling in the high-stakes Riegel v. Medtronic — but Congress could put an end to that success.
Two CSX Corp. subsidiaries must indemnify Pharmacia Corp. for the costs of investigating river contamination possibly stemming from a former chemical manufacturing site in Kearny, N.J., a federal appeals court has ruled.
A federal appeals court has rejected two WorldCom Inc. shareholders' challenge to a permanent injunction that blocked them from bringing arbitration claims against UBS Financial Services Inc. over investments in securities issued by WorldCom.
Landlords holding leases on Circuit City Stores Inc. outlets have filed a raft of objections to the liquidation plan the company filed in January, arguing that several of the plan's provisions set the bar for the landlords' participation in the auction process too high and do not allow them to reject unwanted tenants.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that shareholders of a company can sue their financial advisers over bad advice provided during mergers and other special situations under the Delaware carve-out of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act, reversing a lower court ruling.
Reversing a lower court’s finding over a statute of limitations, a federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a group of families of deceased Louisiana Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employees, on whom the retailer allegedly took out life insurance policies for its own benefit.
Federal judges are more likely to shoot down a patent owner’s claim that an invention has been willfully infringed, and more likely to make that determination earlier in the case, following the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s decision in In re: Seagate Technology LLC.
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that “black box” warnings of increased dangers of suicide among children and adolescents taking antidepressants did not have to be allowed as evidence in a lawsuit over the 2002 suicide of an Illinois man who took Wyeth Inc.'s antidepressant Effexor.
A group of law experts is asking Congress and the U.S. Department of Justice to consider key reforms at the Supreme Court out of a concern that the justices have gained too much power without enough accountability.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the Fair Labor Standards Act does not require employers to reimburse guest workers on H-2B visas for recruitment, visa and travel expenses they incur before relocating to the U.S.
An appeals court has rejected a bankruptcy court's conclusion that natural gas supply contracts between National Gas Distributors LLC and parties including Smithfield Packing Co. Inc. were not swap agreements, reversing a finding that BP Energy Co. called a threat to the integrity of the natural gas market.
A group of women in a U.S. Supreme Court battle with AT&T Corp. over claims the company shortchanged them on service credit for maternity leave taken before the enactment of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 has urged the high court to weigh the effect of a recently enacted workplace law that relaxes the statute of limitations on wage bias claims.
The United Mine Workers of America has partially won a challenge to a final rule issued by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit finding some of the provisions concerning mine rescue teams at odds with the underlying legislation.
A federal appeals court has overturned a $2.8 million patent infringement ruling against the owner of Bath & Body Works in a dispute over a patent for a type of candle container with a lid that doubles as a base.
In its first interpretation of the requirements for an action under the whistleblower protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has upheld a ruling in favor of Staples Inc. in a suit by a former product returns analyst who accused the company of shareholder fraud.