A West Virginia jury has ordered DuPont to pay $196.2 million in punitive damages, thus ending a four-part trial in which the chemical company was accused of contaminating the area around a former zinc-smelting plant and then lying about the health risks.
Companies who distribute the products of Chinese tire company Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Company Ltd. are fighting an effort to amend a lawsuit that alleges the tires have design defects that make them likely to malfunction.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. has asked to be dismissed from a proposed personal injury class action over a fire at a Murphy Oil USA Inc. refinery, arguing that the energy company has exhausted its insurance coverage.
The Bancroft family and several directors of Dow Jones & Co. have settled a putative shareholder class action accusing the publisher of committing "a gross abuse of trust" in its $5 billion sale to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
Grecian oil shipping company Top Tankers Inc. asked the court on Wednesday to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by shareholders over its alleged accounting fraud, arguing that the plaintiffs in the case could not offer a single document, witness or source that suggest the company acted fraudulently.
Hourly-wage employees at Best Buy Co. aren't properly compensated for time they spend undergoing daily security checks and working through break periods, a proposed class action filed on Wednesday claims.
Sony Corp. has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging its rear projection televisions were flawed, with the deal largely contained to compensation for prior repairs and continued warranty protections for consumers.
A judge on Wednesday granted certification to two collective classes that could swell to 30,000 members, in the nationwide litigation brought by home mortgage consultants against Wells Fargo & Co. for allegedly improperly classifying them workers as exempt from federal overtime wage requirements.
Two years after a $690 million settlement was reached in the multidistrict product liability suit over Eli Lilly & Co.’s blockbuster drug Zyprexa, four law firms that represented the plaintiffs have petitioned the district court for $4.2 million more in fees and expenses.
A magistrate judge has recommended the approval of a settlement between German airline Lufthansa AG and the plaintiffs in the ongoing antitrust litigation over price-fixing in the air cargo shipping service industry.
An Indiana federal court judge has allowed a nationwide class of drivers to sue FedEx Ground Package System Inc. under the Employment Retirement Income Security Act for allegedly misclassifying the employees as contractors.
A U.S. magistrate judge has ordered Butch Enterprises to respond to discovery requests in an antitrust case that accuses District of Columbia area eviction companies of cheating a purported class of homeless employees out of minimum wages.
As news that Medtronic Inc. will no longer sell an electronic lead in its implantable defibrillators because of potential deaths surfaced Monday, lawyers were running to the courthouse to file lawsuits alleging the medical device maker was negligent.
A West Virginia jury has reportedly ordered DuPont to pay about $55.5 million for property cleanup claims at a 112-acre waste site believed to be contaminated with arsenic, cadmium and lead.
Assistant managers of Duane Reade Inc. have asked to be certified as a class that could include hundreds of workers who accuse the drugstore of misclassifying their job positions and cheating them out of overtime pay.
In a setback for a group of outside directors of Brocade Communications Systems Inc., a federal judge has granted the lead plaintiff’s bid for class certification in a case that alleges they knew or should have known about a scheme to backdate stock options at the company.
Two days after announcing it would have to restate its financial statements, Atlas Mining Company was faced with a proposed class action lawsuit filed by a shareholder.
The consumer plaintiffs in an antitrust action against Intel Corp. have slammed recommendations by the court's special master to compel the production of class representatives' personal tax returns and other financial records.
The underwriters of an initial public offering of Isolagen Inc. stock have asked a judge to reconsider a previous decision to not dismiss them from a proposed securities class action lawsuit.
Several retired employees of Chrysler LLC, along with the union that represents them, filed a class action against the company on Thursday in an effort to prevent cuts to their health benefits, saying that this would violate both federal law and their collective bargaining agreement.