A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed without prejudice all claims in a consolidated suit accusing bath and kitchen fixture manufacturers of price-fixing, after an appeals court ruled the lower court had incorrectly refused the plaintiffs' previous bid for voluntary dismissal.
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court judgment that Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas Onshore LLC violated its lease agreements with landowners, customarily shortchanging lessors when paying royalties for natural gas liquids.
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.
Two former officers at Natural Health Trends Corp. have agreed to settle a lawsuit with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which accused the defendants of netting roughly $2.5 million in secret payments from one of the company’s distributors.
Hewlett-Packard Co. has paid some $49 million in plaintiffs' attorneys' fees and expenses as part of settlements reached in a series of consumer class actions over allegedly defective floppy disk controllers.
The Bank of New York Co. Inc. has become the third defendant in one week to settle claims in DataTreasury Corp.’s ongoing patent infringement suit over check-imaging and other banking technology, with the parties agreeing to drop the claims as part of a licensing deal.
Patent-holding company Clear With Computers LLC has asked a federal court to dismiss its claims against four defendants in one of its lawsuits against dozens of retailers over two patents for online sales methods.
DataTreasury Corp. has reached another settlement in its ongoing patent infringement suit over check-imaging and other banking technology, agreeing to drop its claims against City National Corp. as part of a licensing deal.
Tessera Technologies Inc. and Patriot Memory have signed a licensing agreement to end a patent spat over semiconductor technology, marking the second settlement in Tessera's wide-ranging suit.
A former executive of global construction company Kellogg Brown & Root Inc. has reached a settlement on civil charges and has pled guilty to criminal charges that accused him of bribing Nigerian government officials to obtain $6 billion worth of contracts and defrauding his former employer in a $10.8 million kickback scheme.
Ross Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit with current and former assistant store managers who claim the retailer misclassified them under federal labor laws and failed to pay them appropriate overtime wages.
Compass Bancshares Inc. has become the latest company to settle a patent infringement suit over check-imaging technology brought by DataTreasury Corp.
A federal judge has ruled that mining company Grupo Mexico SA committed fraud against its subsidiary Asarco LLC when it shifted Asarco’s stake in lucrative Peruvian copper mines to another of its subsidiaries.
In a boost for Boston Scientific Corp., a district judge has found two Medtronic Inc. patents covering angioplasty catheters and balloons unenforceable, citing inequitable conduct during the prosecution of the patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Chip-maker Agere Systems Inc. and Sony Corp. have settled their dispute over two of Agere's patents covering radio and wireless network technology, which are part of a larger lawsuit in which Agere has accused Sony of extensively infringing its technology patent portfolio.
LyondellBasell Industries has agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle allegations that two of its subsidiaries repeatedly failed to prevent the release of harmful pollutants into the atmosphere at seven petrochemical plants in Houston and along the Gulf Coast.
Patent-licensing company Digital Technology Licensing LLC has settled litigation against Motorola Inc. over a patent for signal coding technology used in cell phones.
Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay $2.64 million as part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over alleged leaks of a banned toxic chemical on an offshore oil and gas platform near the Southern California coast.
A federal judge has awarded Bank of America NA $411 million after a three-year legal battle with American Electric Power Energy Services Gas Holding Co. over security interest in 55 billion cubic feet of natural gas in South Texas formerly owned by Enron.
U.S. Synthetic Corp. has struck a settlement deal in an infringement suit filed by Grant Prideco Inc., ReedHycalog U.K. Ltd. and ReedHycalog LP over four patents related to diamond elements used in drill bits for oil and gas exploration.