Following nearly three years of litigation, a federal judge has dismissed a putative class action alleging that eBay Inc. monopolized the online auction market and charged sellers supracompetitive fees for its services.
A federal judge has granted class certification to a group of up to 10,000 former servers, bartenders and hosts who worked for an Illinois franchisee of Applebee's International Inc. in a suit alleging the company wrongly deducted a tip credit from their wages.
A federal judge has preliminarily approved a settlement in a wage and tips class action filed by hourly employees of celebrity chef Bobby Flay's restaurant company Bold Food LLC, which agreed to fork over $800,000 to end the litigation.
A trio of energy companies has been given the go-ahead to hand over more than $28 million to thousands of natural gas lessors in Kentucky, putting to rest claims that the lease-holding firms cheated the companies out of millions of dollars in royalty payments.
A judge has ruled that the city of Cincinnati was entitled to about $55 million in Anthem Insurance Cos. Inc. stock after the now-embattled insurer went public in 2001, striking a blow to city employees who claimed they deserved the equity interests.
Three luxury suite attendants who for years have brought concessions to well-heeled fans at the U.S. Open tennis tournament have served up a wage and tips class action against several food and hospitality companies that cash in on the event.
A federal judge has ruled that security guards employed by Wackenhut Corp. at a nuclear power plant are not required under the Fair Labor Standards Act to be paid for donning and doffing and various other activities at the beginning and end of their shifts.
A federal appeals court has nullified its previous ruling in a Lojack Inc. car alarm installer’s class action seeking pay for his commute and for time spent at home using a company data terminal, partially reversing a lower court's dismissal of the case and reviving some state law claims.
Reconsidering a ruling in light of new case law, a California appeals court has again overturned class certification in a suit alleging Pfizer Inc. misled consumers about the benefits of using Listerine.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a putative class action on behalf of U.S. taxpayers accusing a consortium of tax preparation companies of entering an illegal agreement that jacked up the prices for e-filing services.
A judge has partially thrown out a putative wage-and-hour class action filed by a group of Pizza Hut delivery drivers against a major franchisee of the fast food chain, but he left room for the drivers to amend their complaint.
Select Comfort Corp. has been hit with a proposed class action alleging it breached contracts, unjustly enriched itself and violated consumer protection laws by selling beds as new when, in fact, they were refurbished.
A federal judge has dismissed a putative nationwide class action against Procter & Gamble Co. and AstraZeneca LP by a man who claimed that use of the heartburn drug Prilosec OTC made him susceptible to food poisoning.
Shareholders in one of more than a dozen suits seeking to block Exxon Mobil Corp.'s proposed $41 billion purchase of natural gas player XTO Energy Inc. filed a motion for a temporary injunction a day after the defendants filed a bid to have the case thrown out.
A judge has dismissed a case brought by employee shareholders against Amgen Inc. over alleged drug safety concerns and illegal marketing that caused the biotechnology company’s stock price to fall, saying the suit does not adequately target the purportedly responsible parties.
Toyota has been hit with another class action alleging the electronic throttle control system in its vehicles is to blame for the unintended acceleration that forced the automaker to recall millions of vehicles in January.
Two law firms that helped plaintiffs secure a $49 million settlement in an antitrust class action against West Publishing Corp. and Kaplan Inc. over test preparation courses for law school admissions and the bar exam are challenging the amount a district court awarded them for attorneys' fees in the case.
A lawyer has fired off a $500 million class action arbitration against Reed Elsevier Inc. and its LexisNexis division, alleging consumers nationwide racked up massive fees after the company sold deficient software that failed to safeguard against subscriber surcharges.
An assistant manager for discount retailer Big Lots Inc. on Tuesday sought to certify a class of current and former New York employees he claims have been misclassified as exempt from state and federal overtime laws.
A federal appeals court has asked a lower court to reconsider, in light of Ricci v. DeStefano, a preliminary injunction in a suit by the NAACP alleging a New Jersey fire department’s residency requirement for job applicants leads to discrimination.