A federal judge in Kansas has approved a settlement agreement and dismissed a lawsuit accusing private prison operator Corrections Corp. of America of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by willfully failing to pay corrections officers the federally mandated premium rate for overtime hours.
Microsoft Corp. has been hit with an antitrust proposed class action alleging that the company unfairly requires PC buyers to pay an extra $104 to downgrade their new computers from the pre-installed Windows Vista operating system to Windows XP.
Attorneys for plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation over Medtronic Inc.’s Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads may move to disqualify the judge because he failed to disclose that his son works for a law firm that has done work for Medtronic.
A judge has ruled that fiberglass insulation contractor Masco Corp. will face trial on allegations by hundreds of smaller rivals that it conspired with manufacturers to fix prices.
A federal judge has declined a well-known attorney’s offer to mediate a prolonged suit in which thousands of people from Bhopal, India, claim they were harmed by drinking water polluted by a Union Carbide Corp. pesticide plant.
Third-party health care providers are asking a judge to consider allowing them to appeal the dismissal of their proposed class action claims against Guidant Corp. over its recalled implantable heart defibrillators, almost two years after the claims were dismissed.
A federal judge in Kansas has granted collective and class action certification to current and former beef processing plant employees who are suing Tyson Foods Inc. and Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. for allegedly failing to pay them for necessary activities such as donning and doffing protective gear and clothing.
NovaStar Financial Inc. has lost a bid to toss a putative class action brought by a former employee alleging the one-time subprime mortgage lender caused millions of dollars in losses to workers' retirement accounts and breached federal laws by investing in its own struggling shares.
A judge has dismissed the last remaining claims in a class action case brought by employees of a computer consulting company who claimed that HSBC Bank failed to pay them wages and pension plan contributions for two years after it took over the company.
A federal judge has awarded class certification to plaintiffs alleging that Alliant Energy Corp.'s pension plan shortchanges its participants, rejecting the defendant's arguments that the former employees are not adequate class representatives.
Health Net has agreed to pay almost $14 million to settle two lawsuits over allegations that the Los Angeles-based insurer unlawfully rescinded coverage for more than 800 people to avoid paying hefty medical bills.
Reversing a lower court’s finding over a statute of limitations, a federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a group of families of deceased Louisiana Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employees, on whom the retailer allegedly took out life insurance policies for its own benefit.
Clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. has been hit with another putative class action, this one by sales associates who claim that the company has failed to pay them overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
A federal judge has tossed a shareholder class action against Jones Soda Co. alleging that false statements by the company's former CEO and others about market penetration led to an overvaluation of the stock and its subsequent fall after investors heard a disquieting report on the company's market penetration about a year later.
A Philadelphia judge has decertified a class in a putative action against Pfizer Inc. over off-label marketing of generic versions of its blockbuster epilepsy drug Neurontin, finding that the class members' circumstances are too varied to proceed as a class action.
Canon USA Inc. is facing a purported class action alleging that it has discriminated against black sales representatives in several of its California outposts.
Finding that individual issues with breach of contract claims overwhelm commonalities, a judge has denied class status and dismissed a case filed by a real estate investor against Protective Life Insurance Co. that alleged the insurer failed to pay back unearned premiums for credit insurance, which is designed to cover loans if a policyholder dies or becomes disabled.
A federal judge overseeing a lawsuit accusing Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. of terminating policyholders' car rental benefits too soon after auto accidents has granted the plaintiffs' bid for class certification, but certified a narrower class than the plaintiffs had sought.
Dynamic random access memory maker Qimonda AG and its U.S. units have been slammed with a putative class action filed by former factory employees who claim the company violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act by failing to give them proper notice before shutting its Virginia plant.
A federal court has refused to dismiss from multidistrict litigation a class action accusing the six largest U.S. flat glass manufacturers of price-fixing through a combination of energy surcharges and price increases.