Merck & Co. Inc. and Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc. have appealed the class certification of a group of direct purchasers who accused the drug companies of entering an anti-competitive pact to keep generic versions of potassium supplement K-Dur 20 off the market.
A federal judge has consolidated seven shareholder suits against Toyota Motor Corp. but refused to tap the lead plaintiff and counsel until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether foreign plaintiffs can sue non-U.S. companies in U.S. courts.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has settled three consolidated Fair Labor Standards Act class actions filed by retail representatives accusing the cigarette maker of shorting them on pay for time spent driving.
The parent company of Sears and Kmart has been hit with a putative class action by assistant managers of its retail stores throughout California, who claim the company misclassified them as exempt from California's wage-and-hour laws.
A settlement has been struck that resolves the majority of cases in the multidistrict products liability litigation against Johnson & Johnson unit Mentor Corp. over its ObTape transobturator sling, bringing to a halt a trial in three consolidated suits.
A federal appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of two putative class actions that sought medical monitoring for workers and nearby residents of factories in Pennsylvania that used beryllium, exposure to which can lead to a potentially fatal disease.
Office Depot Inc. has struck back at American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co.'s suit seeking to avoid covering the costs of a class action settlement regarding the retailer's marketing and selling of an allegedly fraudulent warranty plan, saying AISLIC is in breach of contract if it fails to pay for the costs.
Three former drivers for Hazen Transport Inc. have launched a putative class action against the Michigan-based delivery company, seeking unpaid overtime and wages for their work delivering Office Depot Inc. products.
A Detroit Medical Center nurse fired in February after records showed she left her shifts early has filed a putative class action against the hospital operator, accusing it of denying overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
A federal judge has temporarily nixed a request for class certification in a suit accusing the parent companies of once-bankrupt Archway & Mother's Cookies Inc. of failing to fairly warn workers they would lose their jobs, saying it was unclear whether some employees worked at facilities large enough to be subject to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
A federal judge tossed a long-running suit over an AT&T Inc. pension benefits plan Monday despite claims from a class of nearly 24,000 current and former employees that the telecommunications giant violated employee benefits and age discrimination laws.
A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by 36 class members over the $434 million in attorneys' fees awarded in litigation against Wyeth over the diet drug fen-phen, concluding their objection came too late.
Plaintiffs have asked a federal court to give its final approval to an agreement that would settle a class action against Hyundai Motor America Inc. over allegedly defective clutches on its 2003 Tiburons.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. unit Smith Barney LLC must hand over employee information to a former financial adviser who sued the company alleging it discriminated against her based on her gender, a federal judge has ruled.
CMS Energy Resources Management Co. has been reinstated as a defendant in a suit claiming that a price manipulation conspiracy drove up the cost of natural gas in Wisconsin.
Navistar International Corp. has sued a former class of unions and retirees, alleging that the class is not abiding by a settlement that limits the company's retiree health benefit obligations to $1 billion.
An Alliant Energy Corp. pension plan violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by shortchanging two classes of employee plaintiffs who chose to take lump-sum payouts before retiring, a federal court has ruled.
A judge has preliminarily approved a $7.25 million settlement of litigation alleging Fannie Mae's retirement plan violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by investing in company stock.
Natural gas royalty owners have relaunched their breach of contract lawsuit against XTO Energy Inc. — this time with new plaintiffs and new counsel — after a previous class was decertified.
Bank of America NA has been hit with a consolidated complaint accusing it of failing to pay employees at its retail branches and call centers for off-the-clock overtime work in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws.