A federal appeals court has affirmed a victory for the Coca-Cola Company in a putative Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action brought by two disabled employees.
The Iowa attorney general has slammed the managers and owners of a kosher meatpacking plant with more than 9,000 misdemeanor child labor charges after an immigration raid in May discovered that dozens of the plant's workers were under the age of 18.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday accused two former executives of Embarcadero Technologies Inc. of concealing from shareholders and regulators more than $14 million in backdated stock options, after settling a related lawsuit with the company's former president.
A federal appeals court panel has affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a racially mixed group of 40 male and female police officers in Memphis, Tenn., who alleged they should have been promoted from lieutenant to major.
Two U.S. senators who wrote the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's whistleblower protection provisions have lambasted the U.S. Department of Justice for its narrow interpretation of the law, which they say renders it largely ineffective.
A federal judge has consolidated four putative Employee Retirement Income Security Act class actions against Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., but he has refused to appoint a lead plaintiff and has derided the jockeying among the plaintiffs' attorneys for control of the case.
A Nebraska state employee has sued the state for allegedly asking him to write a time-tracking program that would not allow employees to record overtime, and then retaliating against him when he refused.
The former chief executive of UnitedHealth Group Inc., William McGuire, has agreed to pay $30 million to settle a securities class action that accused him of options backdating.
A federal judge has refused to certify a class in a suit accusing American Electric Power Co. Inc. of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act because the proposed class representative failed to show that he can fairly and adequately protect the interests of the class.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been slapped with a proposed collective action by an employee who claims the retail giant miscalculated employees' overtime wages by not accounting for missed meal breaks.
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a $14 million settlement between Apple Inc., several of its highest executives — including CEO Steve Jobs — and a group of civil plaintiffs in a lawsuit over a stock option backdating scheme.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. mechanics have filed a Fair Labor Standards Act proposed class action in the same court where the company is facing a similar suit filed by its sales associates.
A judge has signed off on awarding plaintiffs counsel Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP $668 million plus interest for its work on the Enron Corp. securities and Employee Retirement Income Security Act litigation — believed to be the largest award ever in a securities class action.
A federal appeals court has resurrected a case brought by a woman who alleged that a Michigan nonprofit organization violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and her First Amendment rights by firing her after she told a local reporter about allegations of sexual harassment at her workplace.
Both federal district courts and federal appeals courts disfavor employment discrimination plaintiffs, leading to a sharp decline in the number of cases brought, a study released Thursday by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy has found.
A group of truck drivers who deliver for The Home Depot has won a bid for class certification in a suit that accuses the drivers' employer, Cardinal Logistics Management Corp., of misclassifying them as independent contractors in order to avoid reimbursing them for employment-related expenses.
In a move that could stoke the flames of the multipronged patent war between Motorola Inc. and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd., Motorola has sued its competitor for allegedly trying to poach its employees and steal trade secrets.
A former executive of First Marblehead Corp. who claimed he lost millions of dollars in incentive stock options after relying on misleading statements by officers of the student loan servicing company has failed in his bid for a new trial.
A group of former employees has taken aim at Ford Motor Co., accusing the automotive giant of illegally interfering with employees' severance plan and costing them benefits they believe they are due under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
A federal judge on Monday tossed out a plea deal for Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Samueli — who has admitted lying to regulators during a probe of stock options backdating at the company — saying the deal was too lenient for a crime that "could warrant a significant prison sentence."