Approximately 100 plaintiffs, including a group of minor children, have settled with Murphy Oil USA Inc. and been dismissed from the consolidated litigation that arose from an oil spill that occurred during a 2005 hurricane.
Two companies that run Pizza Hut franchises have been hit with a nationwide putative class action accusing them of improperly requiring delivery drivers to pay their own travel expenses, paying drivers less than the minimum wage and depriving them of delivery charges.
A California woman has lodged a putative class action that alleges Nivea maker Beiersdorf North America Inc. made false claims about its anti-cellulite products, saying no reliable studies show the products' active ingredients deliver the results promised in advertising.
A federal judge has given the green light to a proposed settlement in a class action accusing Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. of breaching its pension and health insurance agreement with workers.
A federal judge has thrown out a putative class action against Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s former directors over the management of an employee stock ownership plan that lost value when the firm failed, ruling 11 defendants were not fiduciaries to the plan and the 12th did not breach her fiduciary duties.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss most of a putative class action accusing Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos. Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of selling baby shampoo containing chemicals that can lead to cancer, despite the companies' claim that the plaintiffs lack standing because they do not allege any actual harm.
A federal judge has decertified a damages class of nearly 100 former Ford truck dealer plaintiffs in a class action alleging breach of contract against Ford for cutting off truck supplies when it sold its heavy-duty truck business.
The plaintiffs in the sprawling Fannie Mae securities litigation have asked a federal judge to force KPMG LLP to produce details on Wells notices issued against its employees and any replies from the accounting firm.
A judge has granted conditional class certification to current and former plant engineers who allege AT&T Corp.’s Wisconsin subsidiary violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by denying them overtime compensation.
A former AT&T Inc. technical support worker has filed a proposed class action accusing the telecommunications giant of improperly classifying technical workers as exempt and shorting them on pay.
Student loan company SLM Corp., parent company of Sallie Mae Inc., has been accused of making unauthorized autodialer calls to the cell phones of borrowers in violation of a federal law regulating telemarketers.
Blockbuster Inc. customers who accused Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Netflix Inc. of colluding in the market for online DVD rentals have won permission to amend their claims and rejoin the litigation.
An employee of The Hertz Corp. has asked a federal judge to certify a class in a suit alleging that the break policy at the rental car company's Atlanta airport outpost discriminates against non-Muslim workers.
Former Schreiber Foods Inc. employees in a proposed collective action seeking compensation for certain duties performed off the clock cannot recover damages for time spent donning and doffing their uniforms but can pursue claims for tasks done while wearing their uniforms, a federal judge has ruled.
A federal judge has refused to let the plaintiffs in a securities class action against Micron Technology Inc. have access to documents related to an antitrust investigation of the company, saying disclosure of the information could harm the U.S. Department of Justice's leniency program.
Four named plaintiffs on Tuesday renewed their bid for a class of customer service associates in a case accusing Hewitt Associates LLC of skimping on overtime pay, months after the court knocked down their initial motion for a nationwide class.
Homebuyers are seeking class certification in a suit accusing mortgage lender PHH Corp. of working with its captive reinsurer Atrium Insurance Corp. to receive an unlawful cut of the premiums its borrowers paid for private mortgage insurance.
The magistrate judge overseeing a securities class action alleging Abercrombie & Fitch Co. misled the public about its financial state has ruled that the retailer must turn over a report it commissioned regarding derivative claims against its directors.
Outside plant engineers at AT&T Corp.’s Michigan subsidiary have moved to certify a class in a suit that accuses the phone giant of shorting them on overtime, saying they need to get the certification ball rolling before the statute of limitations expires.
Paper carriers who won a $22 million class action settlement against bankrupt newspaper publisher Freedom Communications Inc. have been given the go-ahead to return to California state court to seek approval of their deal for unsecured claims under Freedom's latest reorganization plan.