A federal judge has enforced a settlement agreement that dismissed a proposed class action accusing Kraft Foods Global Inc. of overtime wage and record-keeping violations, but stopped short of granting Kraft's request for sanctions against the plaintiffs' counsel.
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. has asked for relief from the automatic stay in its bankruptcy, seeking to tap its directors and officers policies to pay out $1.7 million to Openwave Systems Inc. to settle an auction rate securities fraud suit.
Overturning a decision by the state’s Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, a California appeals court has found that cost-of-living adjustments in disability benefits for injured workers should accrue starting from Jan. 1, 2004 — the date specified by statute — regardless of when the injury occurred or when the injured worker begins receiving payments.
A federal appeals court has upheld the time limit on motions for mandatory prejudgment interest, ruling against a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission attorney who successfully sued the commission for age discrimination and then demanded interest more than two years later.
Director defendants fighting class action Employee Retirement Income Security Act litigation over losses to Washington Mutual Inc.'s employee savings plan have lost a second attempt to rid themselves of the plaintiffs' failure-to-monitor claim.
A demoted Seyfarth Shaw LLP partner has sued the firm for allegedly forcing him from an equity partnership position, claiming that executives used the attorney's purportedly poor handling of a case involving Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks as an excuse to de-equitize.
All claims against Sullivan & Worcester LLP have been dropped in a $75 million discrimination suit brought by a black lawyer who accused the firm of firing her because of her race.
A federal judge has rejected an attempt by engineering software developer ANSYS Inc. to get a former employee to stop working for its biggest competitor, ending a main push in its breach of contract suit against Computational Dynamics North America Ltd.
A federal judge has given conditional certification to a class of workers accusing Tyson Foods Inc. of failing to pay proper overtime wages at a Tennessee processing facility.
A federal judge has denied conditional certification to a proposed class of call center representatives employed by Quality Resources Inc., in a Fair Labor Standards Act suit that alleges the subscription services company did not pay the workers overtime for work they were required to do outside their shifts.
The New York Post has not had a black metro editor in almost 10 years, according to a suit brought by a black journalist who claims editors at the paper run by media mogul Rupert Murdoch harassed him and fired him in retaliation for his opposition to a racially charged political cartoon.
Current and former Dow Chemical Co. employees have gained ground in their quest for overtime wages following a federal judge's refusal to decertify the class and grant of partial summary judgment on claims that the plastics and chemicals manufacturer owed compensation for time spent studying for a job-related exam.
A federal judge has granted class certification to a nationwide group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP audit associates, extending the reach of their wage-and-hour collective action beyond the California class that was previously certified.
Saying the punitive damages should match the compensatory damages awarded, the highest court of California has reduced the amount that drug distributor McKesson Corp. must pay a former employee who said she was fired because she suffered panic attacks.
The Supreme Court of California court ruled Monday that a trial court violated attorney-client privilege when it ordered Costco Wholesale Corp. to disclose a redacted letter from a lawyer in a suit brought against the big-box retailer by a class of employees.
A California appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling in a battle between orthodontic product maker Align Technology Inc. and a former in-house patent attorney that centers on the interpretation of California's compulsory cross-complaint statute.
A federal judge has preliminarily approved a settlement resolving claims that the U.S. Navy failed to pay hundreds of civilian hospital workers properly for nighttime hours that figured into their paid time off.
Canada's highest court has handed Wal-Mart Canada Corp. a victory against former employees who claimed they were wrongly fired when the retail giant shuttered one of its Quebec locations, allegedly to put an end to the company's first union in North America.
A former employee of Amazon.com Inc. has filed a putative collective action against the online merchant for unpaid overtime, alleging the company's policy of rounding clock-in and clock-out times to the nearest quarter hour violates the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Following DHL Express' failure to produce a corporate representative for deposition in a putative collective action accusing the shipping company of improperly compensating employees, a magistrate judge has granted the lead plaintiff's request for sanctions in the form of attorneys' fees.