A federal judge has paved the way for a Texas pension fund to arbitrate employment, breach of contract and other claims asserted against KeyCorp’s investment management unit instead of having the case proceed as part of multidistrict litigation that accuses the company of channeling $186 million into Madoff feeder funds.
A federal appeals court has refused to lift a protective order in a lawsuit between UNITE HERE and a group of Cintas Corp. employees to allow a nonprofit legal group to access information about the union's alleged practice of gathering employees' license plate information to recruit new members.
The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the federal government to weigh in on a dispute over whether U.S. courts have jurisdiction to hear sex abuse claims leveled against the Holy See, the sovereign state that controls the Roman Catholic Church and employs its priests.
Koch Foods LLC will enter court-ordered mediation in an effort to settle a collective action brought by workers at chicken processing facilities in Morristown, Tenn., who argue they were not given bona fide meal breaks.
Military contractors L-3 Communications Corp., L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., Titan Corp. and L-3 Services Inc. have succeeded in winning the dismissal of a suit filed by former employees who alleged they were not compensated for overtime worked in Iraq between 2003 and 2007.
Two delivery drivers have sued a Domino's Pizza franchisee that runs more than 40 of the pizza chain restaurants in the southeastern U.S., accusing it of paying its drivers less than the minimum wage for the time they spend on maintenance, cleaning and other nontipped work activities.
A federal judge has granted conditional class certification to all technicians and assistant managers employed by The Lube Center Inc. in a suit that alleges the mid-Atlantic automobile repair chain did not pay overtime wages for the employees' work in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania state law.
Three retirees have filed a putative class action against Verizon Communication Inc. over its decision to shift them from its own pension plans to plans run by subsidiary Idearc Inc. when the telecommunications giant spun off its information services division into the bankrupt unit.
A group of T.J. Maxx employees in Texas has launched a putative collective action alleging that the discount retailer failed to pay both overtime and some regular wages to cashiers, assistant managers and other nonprofessional employees.
A federal judge denied bids from a Sprint Nextel Corp. employee for conditional collective and class certification Friday in a suit that claimed the wireless phone retailer encouraged its sales force to work overtime without paying them for their extra hours.
A federal judge has certified a class of Tyson Foods Inc. employees who allege that they were not paid for time spent donning and doffing clothing and personal protective gear, cleaning equipment, waiting in line to receive knives, or walking to their production stations.
The British unit of French oil giant Total SA pled guilty Friday to two criminal charges stemming from a massive 2005 explosion at a fuel depot that was the biggest peacetime explosion in the history of Europe.
Motorola Inc. is reportedly seeking documents about the trading activities of former Chief Financial Officer Paul Liska, in a whistleblower case the executive filed earlier in 2009 after being fired from the telecommunications giant.
A former VF Corp. employee has terminated a suit that accused the apparel company of not paying its California sportswear store workers for missed meal periods or work done outside their shift following a judge's Oct. 27 decision to deny class certification of the suit.
A federal judge has rejected a bid for conditional collective action certification from a group of workers who accused ADT Security Services Inc. of failing to pay its technicians overtime as required by federal law.
Surgical equipment maker Arthrex Inc. has been hit with a patent infringement suit over an instrument that was allegedly based on misappropriated trade secrets by a former employee of plaintiff MicroAire Surgical Instruments LLC.
A putative overtime class action against discount retailer Marshalls of MA Inc. and its owner The TJX Cos. Inc. can go forward after a federal judge denied in its entirety the company's motion to dismiss the suit.
National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., has called for the summary dismissal of a claim for coverage in a $30 million suit brought by Cox Communications Inc. that seeks reimbursement for the costs of indemnifying an executive caught up in investor litigation over the collapse of Internet service provider At Home Corp.
Lifeline Health Group Inc. is challenging the dismissal of its case accusing AIG Domestic Claims Inc. and National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. of failing to provide coverage for losses stemming from a series of suits over employment issues and the company’s health plan.
A Colorado law firm has lost an attempt to undo an order that denied it insurance coverage for a malpractice claim faced by one of its former attorneys.