An appeals court ruled on Wednesday that Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America, which was found to have breached its fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act in a separate case, could not sue its co-fiduciary Iowa Automobile Dealers Association Services Inc. for contributing to the breach.
Con Agra Foods Inc. will have to give liquidated supermarket chain Furr's Supermarkets Inc. over $2.3 million of transfers and pay prejudgment interests on the recovered amounts, after bankruptcy judges tossed out its appeal on Wednesday.
A subsidiary of medical device maker Biomet has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a long-running patent infringement suit against Medtronic Sofamor Danek Inc., after losing a high-stakes appeal earlier this year
Several putative class members in a securities lawsuit against American Express Co. have launched a legal crusade against a $100 million settlement deal that was brokered in July.
Electronics maker Thomson Inc. has renewed its fight against claims that it infringes patents purportedly covering “V-chip” adult content censoring technology after a federal appeals court ruling opened the way for a lawsuit.
Optimistic that the unions and Dana will stick to their new pact, attorneys for two labor organizations have asked a judge to temporarily suspend an earlier appeal, triggered by the bankruptcy court's decision to sign off on the supplier's bid to modify its employment agreements.
In a unusual case of reverse discrimination, a federal appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that found New Orleans district attorney Eddie Jordan guilty of illegally terminating a group of white employees on the basis of race.
An appellate court has upheld the conviction of the former president of Impath Inc., who federal prosecutors are still hoping to jail for life on alleged securities fraud charges that led to the cancer company's bankruptcy and liquidation.
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.