A federal appeals court has dismissed a class action that accused Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. of breaching its contracts with franchisees by no longer allowing them to use the trademarks of American Express Co. after that company spun off Ameriprise in 2005.
A federal judge has certified a class of retirement plan participants in a suit accusing Wells Fargo & Co. of mismanaging the plan, although he did dismiss one count from the plaintiffs' amended complaint.
Photographers associations cut out of a $125 million copyright settlement over Google Inc.'s digital library have launched a putative class action against the search giant to redress what they call the most widespread uncompensated infringement of images in the history of book and periodical publishing.
The lead plaintiffs in a consolidated class action accusing Nvidia Corp. of making defective graphic processing units that caused their computers to malfunction have moved for class certification on behalf of anyone who has purchased “class computers” since September 2004.
A federal appeals court has let Sears Holding Corp. off the hook for claims that it and two executives drove down the stock prices of its acquisition of Kmart Holding Corp. by concealing the true value of the company’s real estate assets.
The remaining defendant in a concrete price-fixing class action in Indiana has agreed to pay $5.5 million to plaintiffs, in one of the few antitrust cases in history where class members are expected to receive 100 percent of what they were allegedly overcharged.
Denver municipal authorities have won the dismissal of four of 16 plaintiffs in a putative class action alleging the city's police department systematically discriminated against some officers because of their race and gender.
Narrowing a putative class action over $37 billion in Residential Capital LLC mortgage-backed securities offerings, a federal judge has limited the suit to four of the 59 offerings at issue and upheld core allegations that Residential and underwriters, including Goldman Sachs & Co. and RBS Securities Inc., misled investors about the risks of the investments.
The Money Source Inc. has been hit with a putative class action by six former loan officers who claim that the mortgage lender improperly qualified them as exempt from overtime and minimum wage requirements, violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York state labor laws.
Food service company Aramark Corp. has agreed to fork out $3.9 million to settle a wage-and-hour class action brought by its California employees.
A federal judge has stripped state law class action claims from a lawsuit that alleges employees at a Boar's Head Provisions Co. meat plant in Michigan were not paid for donning and doffing protective gear.
Workers at Iowa animal drug production facilities are accusing Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. of not paying workers for time spent donning protective gear prior to their shifts and lunch breaks and for taking the gear off at the end of their shifts.
Twelve defendants in the multidistrict litigation alleging a hot fuel conspiracy, along with six gasoline industry trade groups, have appealed an order to fork over internal lobbying records, arguing that the First Amendment shields their political communications.
A federal judge has narrowed the allegations in an investor class action against biopharmacuetical company NeoPharm Inc. over allegedly false and misleading statements about the cancer drug liposome-encapsulated paclitaxel.
A 13-member jury has awarded more than $135,000 in damages to the first wave of plaintiffs in a class action against Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. over a 2003 oil spill that damaged 90 miles of shoreline property in and around Massachusetts’ Buzzards Bay.
A federal judge has dismissed McGraw-Hill Cos., Moody's Investors Service Inc., Merrill Lynch Mortgage Lending Inc. and others from a consolidated class action over the sale of purportedly flawed mortgage pass-through certificates, finding that the plaintiffs never purchased the securities from those companies.
RBC Capital Markets Corp. securities brokers have won conditional certification on their claims that the bank violated the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, but they lost their bid for certification of state wage-and-hour subclasses and a subclass under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
A federal judge has denied Rite Aid Corp.'s motion for summary judgment in a proposed overtime class action by a former store manager, saying a more fully developed factual record is needed to resolve the issues presented in the case.
A federal judge has rejected most of Los Angeles' efforts to limit a collective action accusing the city's fire department of violating federal wage-and-hour laws by failing to pay probationary firefighters for work done off the clock, ruling that too many factual disputes remained in the case.
A federal judge has thrown out a class action that alleged Chinese educational firm Noah Education Holdings Ltd. made false statements in its regulatory filings in connection with a $137 million initial public offering in 2007.