A hedge fund has filed a putative class action claiming that Liberty Media Corp. disenfranchised public shareholders while its chairman John C. Malone raked in over $160 million in a November merger with DirecTV Group Inc.
Engineering and construction company URS Corp. misclassified thousands of its inspectors and failed to pay them the premium overtime rate required by federal law, according to a putative collective action.
A former employee who claims he was wrongfully terminated by Microsoft Corp. after complaining about his supervisor has filed a proposed class action accusing the technology giant of a variety of illegal employment practices including discrimination and retaliation.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is facing a putative breach of contract class action that alleges it has skimped on royalties for oil and gas sales and connived to pass production costs off on unsuspecting landowners.
A Georgia woman who used to work for Flagstar Bancorp Inc. has launched a proposed class action accusing the Michigan-based savings and loan company's retirement plan of breaching its fiduciary duty by pouring money into company shares even as they plunged in value.
A Pennsylvania paint producer has accused several chemical giants, including DuPont Co. and Huntsman International LLC, of conspiring to fix the price of titanium dioxide in the United States.
A Toyota Motor Corp. shareholder has filed a proposed class action alleging the troubled Japanese carmaker inflated its stock price by failing to tell investors about problems that led to massive vehicle recalls.
Amid recalls of millions of Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles over sticky accelerator pedals and reports that brake problems could lead to another recall of its hybrids as soon as Tuesday, the Japanese automaker now faces more than 30 proposed class actions in North America over its electronic throttle system.
Nokia Corp. is facing a securities fraud class action alleging rosy predictions its officers made in 2008 were known to be false and resulted in a dramatic loss of value for holders of the company's American Depositary Shares.
Four Florida satellite technicians have filed a putative breach of contract and Fair Labor Standards Act class action claiming contractor MasTec Inc. failed to pay them overtime wages and commissions.
Two companies that run Pizza Hut franchises have been hit with a nationwide putative class action accusing them of improperly requiring delivery drivers to pay their own travel expenses, paying drivers less than the minimum wage and depriving them of delivery charges.
A California woman has lodged a putative class action that alleges Nivea maker Beiersdorf North America Inc. made false claims about its anti-cellulite products, saying no reliable studies show the products' active ingredients deliver the results promised in advertising.
A former AT&T Inc. technical support worker has filed a proposed class action accusing the telecommunications giant of improperly classifying technical workers as exempt and shorting them on pay.
Student loan company SLM Corp., parent company of Sallie Mae Inc., has been accused of making unauthorized autodialer calls to the cell phones of borrowers in violation of a federal law regulating telemarketers.
Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. announced a remedy Monday for the sticky gas pedals that have forced the recall of millions of its vehicles worldwide, while at least four class actions in North America began the onslaught of related litigation.
Attorneys have filed a putative class action against a hospital near Baltimore, accusing a doctor at the facility of performing unnecessary heart stent implants on hundreds of patients.
Four Medicaid transportation drivers who worked for Irving Holdings Inc. have launched a proposed collective action to recover unpaid wages, overtime pay and work-related expenses allegedly owed to hundreds of individuals.
A former Unitrin Inc. call center worker has filed a putative collective action accusing the insurance company of shortchanging its employees on overtime pay.
A New Jersey shopper has launched a putative class action accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of fraud and breach of contract for selling customers at its Sam's Club stores service plans on “as-is” items that are explicitly excluded from coverage under the plan.
Lincoln Electric Co. has lodged a putative class action accusing the former head of Columbia Iron & Metal Co. of selling the company's assets to another of his own companies to avoid paying a $23 million jury verdict for antitrust violations in the scrap metal market.