The U.S. Supreme Court has refused an insurer's bid to review a circuit court's definition of the phrase “arising out of” in arbitration clauses, an issue that the insurer said had sharply divided the circuits in deciding whether contract disputes must be arbitrated.
A group of KFC Corp. franchisees delivered its closing arguments Monday in a lawsuit against the fast-food chain's corporate headquarters over the company's advertising policy, arguing that amendments to KFC's corporate documents in 1997 gave franchisees the power to propose and approve alternate advertising recommendations.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to take up a former eBay Inc. seller's challenge to the forum selection clause in his user agreement, which the online auction company allegedly breached by failing to treat users fairly in accordance with antitrust law.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Sprint Spectrum LP's challenge to a lower court's finding that a consumer class action accusing the telecommunications company of breach of contract is not barred by a previous nationwide class settlement inked by the company.
Echoing a similar suit launched by the U.S. Department of Justice, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has been hit with a proposed class action alleging the insurer's use of most favored nation clauses in its contracts with hospitals and other health care providers has improperly limited competition and raised health care costs.
A judge has pared down a putative class action brought by an IHOP Corp. franchise manager who claimed that the company didn't hold up its end of the bargain in a 25-year lease and franchise agreement, despite collecting weekly fees.
The U.S. Department of Justice's new antitrust suit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has revived questions about the potential competitive effects of most favored nation clauses, which could make companies prone to using such provisions stop and think, attorneys say.
A contractor that provided vessels and manpower as part of cleanup efforts following the Deepwater Horizon disaster has sued BP America Production Co., claiming it is still owed more than $389,000 for its work in the Gulf of Mexico.
MicroAire Surgical Instruments LLC and rival Arthrex Inc. have won court approval of a settlement in a patent infringement and breach of contract suit that accused Arthrex of selling a surgical instrument based on trade secrets misappropriated by a former MicroAire employee.
Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay $25 million and issue $52.8 million in customer refunds to resolve a Federal Communications Commission case over so-called mystery fees charged to customers, though class action litigation over the matter continues.
A California night law school has accused TCS Education System of attempted monopolization, claiming it poached confidential information during an acquisition bid while pursuing a deal with the school's longtime rival in violation of the terms of a nondisclosure agreement.
A federal judge has largely rejected Scotbilt Homes Inc.’s bid to dismiss a putative racketeering and breach of contract class action alleging the homebuilder systematically overrated the insulation in its homes, instead requiring greater details about the alleged fraud and its participants.
Prosecutors have returned a new and harsher indictment against two former executives of New York Presbyterian Hospital and two contractors who allegedly paid them cash kickbacks in exchange for lucrative construction and asbestos abatement jobs.
A group of U.S. House of Representatives Democrats led by Rep. Yvette D. Clark, D-N.Y., is seeking an investigation into the U.S. Department of Defense's small-business subcontracting program, saying the program may actually be benefiting large companies at small subcontractors' expense.
A federal judge has declined to temporarily block a former Rural/ Metro Corp. executive from jumping to a competitor after the ambulance transport and disaster response contractor, which fired him in April, accused him of breach of contract and trade secrets violations.
A military contractor has demanded that a rival fork over $45 million for allegedly violating a settlement agreement over the marketing and sale of a patented line of mobile storage containers.
A putative class of Cablevision Systems Corp. customers has accused the cable television powerhouse of wrongfully denying them access to News Corp.’s Fox channels, seeking as much as $450 million in damages from the company for breach of contract.
A federal judge has rebuffed State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.'s attempt to toss a class action complaint alleging the insurer illegally reduces certain reimbursements to health care providers.
A union official in Ohio's Cuyahoga County will likely serve about two years behind bars in exchange for testifying against a county commissioner he’s accused of bribing in part of a wide-ranging graft and corruption probe involving cash, trips and county contracts.
A federal judge has thwarted attempts by oil and gas producers to have suits against them thrown out in a series of tangled disputes with purchasers arising from the bankruptcy of SemCrude LP, which supposedly didn't pay the energy producers for hundreds of millions of dollars of oil and gas before it went into bankruptcy.