The federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation over Johnson & Johnson's antibiotic Levaquin has turned down a request by the plaintiffs to choose and consolidate several bellwether cases for trial, saying it was too early in the process and that he needed more information.
A California appeals court ruled Tuesday that plaintiffs seeking to recover purchase costs from Merck & Co. for its withdrawn prescription painkiller Vioxx do not qualify for class certification because their claims are not typical of the buyers they seek to represent and because individual questions would predominate.
T-Mobile USA Inc., Verizon Wireless LLC, AT&T Mobility LLC and several other wireless cell phone providers have won their bid for dismissal of a putative class action that claimed they deceived customers by charging sales tax on the full retail value of cell phones that were advertised as free or substantially discounted.
A federal judge has given his nod to a class action settlement in a case that pitted car owners against Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, which allegedly refused to pay for repairs to a faulty air intake system that caused cars to flood when it rained.
Former IndyMac Bancorp Inc. CEO Michael W. Perry has lost his bid to toss a putative securities class action accusing him of issuing numerous false and misleading statements about the defunct mortgage lender's financial status from 2006 to 2007.
Following the dismissal of their case in late November, Agria Corp. investors are trying to revive a putative class action alleging that the Chinese agricultural company issued an inaccurate and misleading prospectus and registration statement for its $282 million initial public offering.
A federal appeals court has vacated a lower court order dismissing four consolidated product liability class actions against General Nutrition Cos. Inc. over nutritional supplement ephedra, ruling that the judge abused his discretion by tossing the claims without warning.
Bank of America NA has become the second company to settle an antitrust lawsuit accusing several credit card companies of colluding to force consumers to arbitrate disputes.
A federal judge has certified a collective action that accuses Centennial Communications Corp. of failing to pay overtime adjustments to its sales representatives in a timely fashion, but he also tossed a chunk of claims from the original complaint, including a breach of contract claim.
A group of employee benefit plans has moved to certify a class of plaintiffs that paid or reimbursed for Wellbutrin XL, in an action accusing Biovail Corp. and GlaxoSmithKline PLC of suppressing the market for a generic version of the blockbuster antidepressant.
IPhone buyers alleging Apple Inc. and AT&T Mobility LLC monopolized the aftermarket for iPhone voice and data services have let drop a quest to force Apple to reveal the source code for its blockbuster gadget.
A federal judge has dismissed a proposed shareholder class action accusing medical device maker NeuroMetrix Inc. of misleading investors about billing problems associated with the company's flagship product.
Fed up with a deluge of motions by Organon International Inc., the federal judge in charge of multidistrict product liability litigation over the drugmaker's contraceptive NuvaRing has dismissed hundreds of the filings and warned that any similar motions will also be denied.
A federal judge has refused to separate an Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action from a trio of securities and common law class actions, all of which accuse KeyCorp’s investment management subsidiary of blindly sluicing millions of dollars into the Madoff Ponzi scheme.
Xerox Corp. and Affiliated Computer Services Inc. have struck a deal that partially resolves an ACS shareholder class action in Delaware and allows the firms’ proposed merger to go forward, pending shareholder approval — a move that comes on the heels of an agreement last month to hold off related litigation in Texas.
With the recent filing of an omnibus complaint, more than 3,000 plaintiffs are now involved in the massive product liability litigation over Chinese-made drywall.
Plaintiffs in a putative class action alleging Southern Pioneer Life Insurance Co. failed to refund portions of their premiums have won over a federal judge in their quest to return the case in state court.
A shareholder of Iowa Telecommunications Services Inc., which does business as Iowa Telecom, is challenging the company’s proposed $1.1 billion acquisition by Windstream Corp., saying the deal was reached through an unfair process and for an unfair price.
A consolidated, multibillion-dollar securities class action fails to allege that Sallie Mae principals made false statements about the strength of their loan loss reserves or knew they were making false statements, the student loan giant has argued in a newly filed motion to dismiss.
A Texas court has denied class certification to customers of Chicago Title Insurance Co. who alleged that the insurer failed to apply mandatory discounts to title insurance premiums required by Texas law.