A California federal judge on Thursday tossed what the defense said was essentially a claim of punitive damages in a putative class action alleging AT&T Mobility Services LLC failed to pay sales managers overtime.
The Wisconsin judge overseeing a class action accusing DirectSat USA LLC of denying its technicians proper overtime pay threatened to decertify the class on Thursday, saying the case may have become unmanageable.
Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to negate an award of attorneys’ fees to plaintiffs’ counsel in a $200,000 overtime class action settlement, arguing a lower court failed to first determine the so-called lodestar figure before finding the fee amount.
A New Mexico federal judge on Wednesday affirmed that a BP PLC subsidiary was contractually obligated to pay landowners $9.7 million in natural gas royalties, refusing BP's request to set aside a jury verdict.
A Canadian court has approved a CA$7.9 million ($8.2 million) settlement for a class of freelance writers who accused Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. and other publishers of distributing their work in online databases without permission, the plaintiffs said Thursday.
A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to send back to state court a putative class action against Hewlett Packard Co., Costco Wholesale Corp. and others over a portable hard drive that allegedly doesn't operate as advertised.
Netflix Inc., embroiled in a California multidistrict litigation alleging antitrust violations in the online DVD rental market, said Wednesday there is no evidence showing it and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had agreed to divvy up the market.
The Ninth Circuit agreed Wednesday to weigh in on a California trial court’s refusal to certify a class of ex-Hertz Corp. managers claiming the car rental company illegally denied them overtime pay.
A Dallas federal judge on Thursday dismissed a proposed class action filed by a SolarWinds Inc. shareholder claiming company principals promoted rosy financial forecasts despite knowing their information technology government contracts would decline in value.
It is important not to be too controlling, to develop younger lawyers and to build collegiality on a team to achieve long-term success, says William Sullivan, global chairman of Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP's litigation department and chairman of the firm's national securities litigation and enforcement practice in the Los Angeles office.
A consumer slapped Oreck Corp. with a class action in Illinois federal court Tuesday, claiming the company falsely advertised that its Halo vacuum could substantially reduce the risk of flu and eliminate virtually all common germs and allergens.
BP PLC could face three massive class actions from investors and employees over April 2010's Gulf of Mexico oil spill if the Texas federal judge overseeing the sprawling multidistrict litigation agrees to a request filed by plaintiffs Wednesday.
A New York federal court on Wednesday threw out consolidated Employee Retirement Income Security Act litigation alleging GlaxoSmithKline PLC had wronged its 401(k) plan members by allowing them to invest in the company's sinking stock.
The Eighth Circuit on Wednesday declined to reconsider greenlighting a product liability class action against KV Pharmaceutical Co. over recalls of a drug that treats high blood pressure.
Farmers Insurance Co. Inc. was hit with a putative class action Friday in California state court that accuses the company of improperly calculating depreciation in the amounts it pays policyholders for property lost or damaged because of fires and other incidents.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday was ordered to turn over tapes of conversations recorded during a criminal investigation into packaged ice makers' alleged anti-competitive conduct in a Michigan multidistrict litigation brought by direct purchasers.
A California federal judge on Wednesday denied Nutella maker Ferrero USA Inc.’s bid to transfer to New Jersey federal court a putative consumer class action claiming the company falsely marketed its popular spread as healthy for children.
A Minnesota federal judge on Wednesday denied Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America's request for an injunction in one class action that would have reduced the number of plaintiffs and claims in similar suits over allegedly deceptive annuity sales tactics.
The Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that veterans have a constitutional right to mental health care and timely decisions on other benefits claims, giving plaintiffs a boost in a class action centered on delayed treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Cephalon Inc. dropped its patent infringement suit in Delaware against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. on Wednesday, resolving one of several cases in a multidistrict litigation over the narcolepsy drug Nuvigil.