Attorneys have filed a putative class action against a hospital near Baltimore, accusing a doctor at the facility of performing unnecessary heart stent implants on hundreds of patients.
A federal judge has let securities broker-dealer Roth Capital off the hook for some claims in multidistrict litigation over an alleged securities fraud connected with stocks and debt issued by now-defunct Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co. Inc. and its affiliate Summit Securities Inc.
New York City's biggest public pension fund can reassert one of its claims in an options backdating case against defendants including Apple Inc. and CEO Steve Jobs, following a federal appeals court's ruling Thursday that a trial court erred in determining that the fund had waived the claim.
Plaintiffs embroiled in multidistrict product liability litigation over Johnson & Johnson’s antibiotic Levaquin have asked a federal judge to force the defendants to relinquish 1,500 documents they have tried to shield from discovery.
A federal judge has tossed a putative class action alleging that JPMorgan Chase Bank NA violated the Electronic Fund Transfer Act by failing to disclose fees for balance inquiries at the bank's ATMs.
A federal judge has thrown out a putative overtime class action against Time Warner Inc., finding that the plaintiff failed to plausibly allege a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
A revised settlement in the ongoing dispute over the use of copyrighted works in Google Inc.'s digital library has garnered a fresh wave of criticism, with Amazon.com Inc. and others bombarding a federal court with renewed allegations that the deal will result in abusive pricing.
The plaintiff in a purported class action accusing American Security Insurance Co. of unfair business practices and fraud in connection with force-placed homeowners insurance is seeking to certify a class of up to 625,000 people in California.
Four Medicaid transportation drivers who worked for Irving Holdings Inc. have launched a proposed collective action to recover unpaid wages, overtime pay and work-related expenses allegedly owed to hundreds of individuals.
A federal judge has sliced into a wage-and-hour suit filed by a former sales and marketing representative at electronics distributor Avnet Inc., dismissing her state law claims and preventing her from notifying hundreds of fellow workers of the proposed collective action.
While dismissing most claims, a federal judge has refused to completely unleash Petland Inc. from a class action alleging that the pet store habitually misled customers by selling them sick puppies from puppy mills.
A federal judge overseeing a putative class action accusing American Eagle Express Inc. of misclassifying drivers as independent contractors has refused to toss AEX's counterclaim seeking indemnification from some of the plaintiffs pursuant to a clause in their employment contracts.
Having finalized a $570 million settlement with Aviva USA over an alleged life insurance and annuity scam, hundreds of thousands of class members have denounced a “frivolous” attempt by an opt-out plaintiff to delay and ostensibly upend the settlement.
A federal judge has thrown out a putative class action brought by homeowners against Uponor Inc. over allegedly defective plumbing system components, closing the door on the plaintiffs' hopes to refile the suit in the future.
Though multidistrict litigation over the forfeiture provision in one of Citigroup Inc.'s employee stock plans recently has been trimmed down, class action plaintiffs in Colorado and Louisiana are not giving up without a fight.
A former Unitrin Inc. call center worker has filed a putative collective action accusing the insurance company of shortchanging its employees on overtime pay.
A federal judge has dismissed a putative class action brought by laborers who claimed The Home Depot USA Inc. gave them short shrift on training, pay and promotions because they were born outside the U.S., rejecting the assertion that the Civil Rights Act of 1991 broadened another law to cover claims based on place of birth.
Northrop Grumman Corp. has won summary judgment in a class action pension plan dispute in which it was sued by former employees for bilking them out of pension payments.
The number of securities class actions filed in Canada over the past year dropped slightly from the record set in 2008, but class counsel remain eager to pursue this type of litigation, a new study shows.
A New Jersey shopper has launched a putative class action accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of fraud and breach of contract for selling customers at its Sam's Club stores service plans on “as-is” items that are explicitly excluded from coverage under the plan.