A federal judge has dismissed two periodontists, as well as the negligence and fraud claims brought on behalf of their respective subclasses, in a putative class action that accuses Dentsply International Inc. of providing dental practices with faulty Cavitron ultrasonic teeth-cleaning tools.
Lincoln Electric Co. has lodged a putative class action accusing the former head of Columbia Iron & Metal Co. of selling the company's assets to another of his own companies to avoid paying a $23 million jury verdict for antitrust violations in the scrap metal market.
Citigroup Inc., UBS AG, Bank of America Corp., the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and several other financial giants have won the dismissal of two putative class actions alleging antitrust violations in connection with the presentation and marketing of auction rate securities.
A former Delta Air Lines Inc. employee has challenged a bankruptcy judge’s decision to subordinate a $100 million class claim against the airline, contending that claims related to the alleged mismanagement of Delta's retirement savings plan deserve priority treatment.
Weight Watchers International Inc. has been hit with a proposed collective and class action from employees who claim the weight loss giant failed to pay them for work they did organizing member meetings.
Counsel for the plaintiffs in a sex bias suit against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. have lost a bid to hit Novartis with sanctions for allegedly contacting four class members improperly without notifying class counsel.
A federal judge has allowed chemical companies to proceed with two putative class actions accusing BASF SE, the Dow Chemical Co. and Huntsman International LLC of price-fixing in the urethane market, but rejected claims based on European law and against two BASF executives.
An attorney for a would-be class of current and former assistant managers who allege that Barnes & Noble Booksellers Inc. failed to pay them overtime or provide required meal and rest breaks has said he will challenge a judge's decision to reject the plaintiff's class certification bid.
A magistrate judge has held that certain job categories should be excluded from a collective action alleging that Smithfield Packing Co. Inc. owes overtime compensation to current and former hog processing line production workers for time spent donning and doffing gear.
Plaintiffs in the putative class action accusing Apple Inc. of stifling competition in the portable MP3 player market have stitched together a new complaint after Apple successfully hacked away several key claims.
Two insurers have agreed to pay Black Box Corp. a combined $2 million to cover a derivative suit over alleged options backdating, but the communications company must still pay $1.6 million to plaintiffs' lawyers, as well as $4 million to resolve claims brought by former CEO Frederick Young, according to a proposed settlement.
Dell Canada Inc. has lost a bid to overturn two Canadian court rulings that stifled its attempt to force consumers to arbitrate claims over defective computers in favor of allowing them to pursue the case as a class action.
A recently settled, decade-long class action against Allstate Corp. over an allegedly faulty electronic medical-bill review system is coming to an end, with the deadline for class members to participate in the settlement drawing near.
Two former H&R Block Inc. tax professionals have launched a putative collective action accusing the tax preparation specialist of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by refusing to pay the employees for mandatory training sessions held outside tax season.
A former CVS Caremark Corp. employee in Massachusetts has launched a proposed collective action against the drugstore chain, claiming that the company failed to pay assistant store managers overtime.
The former chief operating officer of Mills Corp. is challenging a $202.75 million settlement the shopping and entertainment center developer has reached with shareholders in a securities class action, arguing that the deal strips him of his rights to pursue claims against other parties.
A federal judge has certified a class in a suit alleging that now-defunct mortgage broker U.S. Financial Funds Inc. violated federal lending laws in connection with the terms of residential adjustable-rate mortgages.
The lead plaintiff in a suit accusing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. of failing to pay its meter readers overtime wages has moved for preliminary certification of a conditional settlement class, saying the parties have reached a compromise.
A federal judge has tossed a putative class action accusing Norfolk Southern Corp. of negligence in connection with a 2005 train derailment in which a tanker ruptured and released chlorine gas into the air, killing nine people in Graniteville, S.C.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed an Illinois district court ruling that stripped a failed class action against LearJet Inc. of federal jurisdiction, finding that the lower court misinterpreted the Class Action Fairness Act.