A New York federal judge on Thursday allowed to continue a class action alleging Principal Financial Group Inc. breached its fiduciary duty to retirement account holders by letting them unwittingly invest in a Ponzi scheme run by Westgate Capital Management LLC.
The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that state law allowed insurers to use credit scores to set rates even if doing so disparately impacted minorities, striking a blow to a putative class action accusing Farmers Group Inc. of discrimination.
A California appeals court on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action accusing Fiji Water Co. LLC of deceptively promoting its water as environmentally sound and superior to other bottled waters.
A California federal judge tossed a putative class action Thursday accusing the local unit of Japanese retailer Daiso Co. Ltd. of negligently selling unsafe toys, saying the operative complaint falls “far, far short” of meeting applicable pleading standards.
A federal judge in California on Wednesday granted Corbis Corp. summary judgment in a putative class action brought by actress Shirley Jones, star of the 1970s TV show "The Partridge Family," who accused the company of violating her right of publicity.
A California federal judge refused Thursday to throw out separate proposed class actions claiming Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. and another Unilever PLC unit falsely advertised Ben & Jerry's and Breyers chocolate ice cream as all-natural.
Kroger Limited Partnership I agreed Thursday to settle a collective action brought in Virginia by managers who accused the grocery store chain of violating federal law by failing to pay them overtime wages.
A California Pizza Kitchen Inc. shareholder filed a class action in Delaware state court Thursday challenging Golden Gate Capital LP's proposed $470 million buyout of the restaurant chain, saying the offer is opportunistic and a raw deal for shareholders.
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. on Thursday was hit with a shareholder class action in New York for allegedly hiding the company's financial condition, which took a hit after product delays and a failure to put new devices on the market fast enough.
Investors who lost money in Robert Allen Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme targeted BDO USA LLP, the longtime auditor of Stanford's companies, in a putative class action Thursday in Texas alleging the auditor was complicit in the fraud.
A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday trimmed five putative class actions against manufacturers of flea treatments for pets, dismissing claims he said should have been brought under product liability laws and keeping only breach of warranty claims.
An Alabama federal judge refused Thursday to remand to state court an Alabama firm's suit claiming Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP agreed to share profits from the firms’ collaboration on high-profile product liability lawsuits, including a multidistrict litigation over the painkiller Bextra.
The Supreme Court of Montana ruled Tuesday that the state's health department can seek reimbursement from Medicaid recipients' insurers, reversing a decision in a class action brought by Medicaid recipients fighting the state's liens on outside sources of income.
A California state appeals court on Tuesday revived certain claims in a proposed class action accusing State Farm General Insurance Co. of using improper valuation methods that overstate depreciation.
Troubled Hong Kong-based financial services software developer Longtop Financial Technologies Ltd. was hit with a proposed class action Monday following claims that the company lied extensively to investors and exaggerated the size of its profit margins.
A California federal judge on Wednesday largely preserved a putative class action accusing Allergan Inc. of improperly encouraging physicians to use a single vial of its blockbuster wrinkle-treating drug Botox for more than one patient without disclosing the alleged safety risks.
A Texas federal judge on Wednesday refused to disqualify Fields Howell Athans & McLaughlin LLP from representing excess insurers that allegedly owe O'Quinn & Laminack coverage for a class action over its billing methods in breast implant personal injury lawsuits.
Dell Inc. reached a settlement Thursday in Texas federal court with a nationwide collective class of business sales representatives who accused the computer manufacturer of stiffing them of overtime compensation.
Belkin International Inc. and Target Corp. were hit with a putative class action in Illinois state court Wednesday for alleged misrepresentations in making and selling a defective device for using MP3 players with car stereos.
During my first year of practice, I set a hearing following the firm’s (now archaic) calendaring protocol and thought no more of it, sure that I would receive several reminders. On the day of the hearing, my phone rang and who but the judge himself announced that he and opposing counsel were wondering if I had any interest in joining them. To this day, I always keep my own calendar, says James Polkinghorn, head of the litigation practice in Fisher & Phillips LLP's Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., office.