A former employee's putative class action against American Electric Power Company Inc. for violating the Employee Retirement Income Savings Act of 1974 may go forward even though he has since cashed out of the AEP retirement plan, an appellate court ruled Wednesday.
An appellate court has agreed with a lower court’s ruling that ERISA pension plans should provide accrued cost-of-living adjustments to retired employees who received lump sum distributions if the same benefits are provided to retirees who receive monthly payments.
An appeals court has tossed a Title VII lawsuit filed by ex-employees at a clinic, finding that it was the plaintiffs' responsibility to prove that they had submitted charges against their employer in the state civil rights office—a claim they could not back up with records.
In the decades-long litigation over radiation from a defunct Washington state outpost of the Manhattan Project, the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday handed down an opinion that was a blow to defendants like E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co. and General Electric Corp.—and a boon to some residents who said the leaky plant had made them ill.
In an opinion that could affect the employee classification suits against the package delivery service that have been cropping up nationwide, a California appeals court has upheld a ruling that FedEx Ground Package System Inc. drivers are indeed employees.
Reversing a district court ruling, an appellate court reinstated claims brought by a food distributor against two food service companies that they engaged in discriminatory pricing in violation of the Robinson-Patman Act.
Teva Pharamaceuticals USA Inc. has challenged a judge's decision blocking the generic drug maker from horning in on the market for the blockbuster blood-thinning drug Plavix, in a case in which Teva agreed to be bound by the same judge's ruling on a challenge to Sanofi's Plavix patent by Apotex in a separate case.
Duke Energy Field Services Inc. was dealt a blow when a federal appeals court rejected the preclusion argument that had won it two summary judgments in its long-running pipeline permit dispute with an Oklahoma rancher, giving the ranch the go-ahead in its suit over a leaky line.
A California appellate court agreed with a state trial court Friday, ruling that class action wage-and-hour claims brought against Wachovia Securities LLC could be litigated before the lower court.
Following a June ruling that AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Schering-Plough Corp. had inflated average wholesale prices for drugs, the pharmaceutical companies have asked that final judgment regarding damages be rendered posthaste so they can file a swift appeal.
The plaintiffs in the vast multidistrict litigation over cholesterol-lowering drug Baycol are lashing out at a federal judge's order granting the requests of Bayer AG and GlaxoSmithKline to exclude certain testimony of ten proposed expert witnesses presented by the plaintiffs.
A federal appeals court has rejected Morgan Stanley's plea for the reversal of a termination award granted to one of the financial giant's former stars, dismissing allegations of misconduct on the part of the arbitration panel.
An appeals court has affirmed a lower court decision dismissing a suit brought by a man who alleged he was passed over for the president position at Des Moines Area Community College because he was black.
Investment bank Lehman Brothers Inc. must fork over more than $10 million to five investors after losing its appeal against an arbitration ruling in a case stemming from a massive fraud masterminded by a stockbroker.
Not two months after the Supreme Court ruled that minimum retail price standards are not per se illegal under the Sherman Act, a class has sued Leegin Creative Leather Products Inc. for setting minimum retail price standards-—the same manufacturer at the center of the High Court case.
An appeals court on Wednesday denied Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.'s bid to claim patent rights over a prosthetic device, called a lumen, manufactured by medical technology company Medtronic Inc., upholding a district court's summary judgment from last year.
A federal appellate court starkly asserted its power over arbitration proceedings Tuesday, vacating an arbitration panel's determination of attorneys' fees for being too low in a case in which the panel had found that age had been a factor in the plaintiff's firing.
The First Circuit ruled on Wednesday that a local chapter of a union can use fees it collects from nonmembers to pay for litigation involving its national affiliate.
Two attorneys who defended Ford Motor Co. in a products liability suit brought by a woman who had an accident while driving an Explorer SUV will not have to pay a $14,655 penalty, after an appeals court ruled the lower court had abused its discretion in imposing the fine.
A judge ruled last Friday that the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit alleging price-fixing in the oriented strand board market have satisfied the pleading standard in the Supreme Court's recent Twombly decision, meaning the case will go ahead as scheduled.