A group of shareholders in bankrupt U.S. Concrete Inc. have contended that management negotiated a “highly biased” deal with creditors that needlessly cuts into recovery for equity holders, and are demanding an official committee to represent their interests.
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California Karen P. Hewitt will join Jones Day's San Diego office as a partner in its trial practice after 18 years in public service.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has added two seasoned class and collective action litigators to its ranks from Ashe Rafuse & Hill LLP.
A federal judge has conditionally certified another group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP audit associates who say they were unfairly denied overtime pay, expanding the employees' class action to new lines of the company's business.
The daughter of Fred Astaire is asking a federal judge to toss a suit brought by his second wife that would prevent a New York awards show honoring the late dancing legend from going on.
A former chief financial officer of Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has asked a judge to toss a suit in which he was found liable for fraud, saying the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was inconsistent in the claims it brought against him and another executive concerning an alleged options backdating scheme.
A judge has given final approval to a settlement between Becton Dickinson & Co. and employees accusing the medical supply company of misclassifying certain workers as overtime exempt.
A federal judge has thrown out a master complaint filed by dozens of California Union 76-brand gas station franchises accusing brand owner ConocoPhillips Co. of unlawfully jacking up their rent and charging credit card processing fees for each transaction.
A federal judge has shot down Abbott Laboratories' bid for an interlocutory appeal of her decision not to dismiss claims from four suits accusing the pharmaceutical company of illegally jacking up the price for its HIV drug Norvir.
A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a one-time Gap Inc. applicant who accused the retailer and information management firm Vangent Inc. of negligence after the theft of a Gap laptop computer that contained his Social Security number and those of thousands of others.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the city of Los Angeles' case asserting that a neighboring county’s ban on biosolid fertilizer produced from the city’s waste is unconstitutional.
Citing fatal deficiencies in the complaint, a federal judge has given an ice cream distributor a chance to recast allegations that Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Inc.’s exclusive distribution agreement violated racketeering and antitrust laws.
Health product maker CCA Industries Inc. has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a class action accusing the company of making bogus claims that its popular Mega-T dietary supplement could lead to weight loss of as much as two pounds per week.
If a judge upholds a finding that a California Republican assemblyman's campaign ads infringed copyrighted songs by The Eagles founder Don Henley and others, it would limit a great deal of political speech protected by the First Amendment, the politician’s attorney said Tuesday.
Bankrupt oil company Flying J Inc. has filed an updated version of its reorganization plan that contemplates paying off all creditors in cash and reinstating the debtors' equity, saying in court papers that it is on the brink of emerging from Chapter 11.
A bankruptcy judge has ordered plaintiffs to halt progress in six product liability suits against the reorganized General Motors LLC, saying the automaker’s sale agreement generally bars the claims despite potential ambiguities.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC has settled the first suit set for trial in widespread litigation accusing the drugmaker of concealing the risks associated with its prescription diabetes medication Avandia.
Citing his own conflicts of interest, a judge has severed Texaco Inc. and Union Oil Co. of California from a suit against the U.S. over cleanup costs at a California Superfund site, ordering remaining plaintiffs Shell Oil Co. and Atlantic Richfield Co. to split $64 million in damages arising from World War II-era gas contracts.
A California appeals court has handed a win to three investor-owned utilities in an ongoing contractual dispute over whether the utilities overpaid defendant Arizona Electric Power Cooperative Inc. to keep the lights on during the state's 2000 energy crisis.
In the first courtroom tangle in multidistrict litigation over claims related to allegations of sudden unintended acceleration problems with Toyota Motor Corp.'s vehicles, a federal judge reportedly ruled Friday that the automaker must give the plaintiffs the documents it has already turned over to Congress.