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A California federal judge dismissed football cheerleaders' lawsuit against the NFL and the majority of its teams over alleged wage-suppression tactics, saying Friday that the antitrust complaint was insufficient and failed to meet the pleading standard.
A Tennessee federal judge on Friday awarded $10 million in fees to the attorneys representing a class of direct purchasers accusing several manufacturers of cast iron soil pipes and fittings of fixing prices and pushing out competitors, and also approved the class’ $30 million settlement.
The state of California sued Japanese auto parts maker Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. and its affiliates Friday as part of a massive multidistrict litigation in Michigan federal court over anti-competitive conduct and price-fixing in the auto parts industry.
Omnicare Inc. on Thursday asked a Massachusetts federal judge to approve a $13 million settlement to end a False Claims Act case brought by whistleblowers alleging fraudulent Medicaid claims and kickbacks to pharmacies that prescribed an antidepressant drug.
Fairway Energy Partners LLC and Magellan Pipeline Company on Thursday asked a state district judge in Houston to toss, with prejudice, an antitrust lawsuit Fairway had brought against Magellan in February over access to its Houston crude oil distribution system, saying an agreement has been reached.