The lead plaintiffs in a suit accusing government consulting firm KRA Corp. of denying its career agents overtime pay in violation of state and federal wage laws have won conditional certification to proceed as a collective action.
Microsoft Corp. has persuaded a federal judge to toss a proposed antitrust class action alleging that the company unfairly requires customers who want to run the Windows XP operating system on their new computers to first purchase Windows Vista or Windows 7 and then “downgrade” to XP.
A group of former Warner-Lambert Co. employees in Michigan has filed a proposed class action alleging that, after merging with their former employer, Pfizer Inc. canceled a retiree health insurance plan in violation of a 1998 collective bargaining agreement.
A federal judge has conceded that he wrongly dismissed control person liability claims against the top brass at Apollo Group Inc., the company that runs the for-profit University of Phoenix, from a class action over alleged stock option backdating practices.
Montana has become the latest state to reach a deal with Eli Lilly & Co. over its promotion and marketing of antipsychotic drug Zyprexa, with the drugmaker agreeing to pay $9.5 million into a state settlement fund.
Los Angeles officials have moved to pare down 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, calling the case a "minor train wreck."
Fort Dix-based workers who helped train U.S. Army National Guard members at the military base have asked a federal judge to certify a collective wage-and-hour suit that alleges they were shortchanged on overtime pay.
A federal judge has dismissed a consolidated securities lawsuit accusing KV Pharmaceutical Co. of making misstatements and omissions amid widespread drug recalls, saying the plaintiffs failed to plead their case with enough particularity for the suit to go forward.
A federal judge will allow a group of pension funds in a massive securities fraud lawsuit over alleged false statements regarding American International Group Inc.'s financials to certify a class of equity stockholders, but has declined to include bondholders in that group.
A federal judge has trimmed some claims in a shareholder class action alleging that bond insurer Ambac Financial Group Inc. assured investors that the company was maintaining a cautious strategy while it was in fact insuring increasingly risky financial products.
A federal judge has thrown out a securities class action against Fortis that accused the international banking and insurance company of misleading investors about its exposure to subprime mortgage-backed securities and its precarious financial state in the lead-up to its planned acquisition of the Dutch commercial banking entity ABN Amro Holding NV.
A judge has granted collective certification to a class of up to 2,500 janitors in a suit accusing cleaning services provider ABM Industries Inc. of violating federal wage-and-hour laws by scrimping on overtime pay.
Pharmaceutical company defendants in multidistrict product liability litigation over the recalled heart medication Digitek are asking a federal court to nix the plaintiffs' bid for class certification, saying the named plaintiffs' claims are hardly typical of all members of the proposed class.
In the five years since the enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act, the plaintiffs bar has devised new ways to keep class actions in state court, exposing gray areas in the law and keeping defense counsel on their toes.
Maxim Group LLC has agreed to pay $910,000 to settle a wage-and-hour suit brought by brokers at the investment banking firm who claimed they were not paid for all hours worked and were not properly compensated for overtime hours.
A federal court has signed off on Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.’s $525,000 settlement with a class of loan officers and other employees who alleged they regularly worked overtime without receiving proper compensation.
Direct purchaser plaintiffs accusing Pfizer Inc. and a subsidiary of blocking generic competition for the epilepsy drug Neurontin by filing baseless patent litigation want a federal judge to look for evidence of crime or fraud in documents allegedly covered by attorney-client privilege.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on a class certification order affirmed by a federal appeals court in a suit accusing Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC of monopolizing a futures market.
A federal judge has given final approval to a $10 million settlement in a securities fraud class action accusing officials at bankrupt Syntax-Brillian Corp. of concealing problems at the once-successful television maker.
Prudential Insurance Company of America policyholders have lodged a putative Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action against the insurer for allegedly subjecting them to an unfair long-term disability benefits claims denial process.