Class Action

  • November 5, 2007

    Calif. AG Rails Against DRAM Judgment-Sharing Deal

    The California attorney general has lambasted a judgment-sharing agreement between dynamic random access memory manufacturers, calling it an attempt to delay any settlement of the ongoing antitrust multidistrict litigation case.

  • November 2, 2007

    Seagate Settles Class Action Over Drive Storage

    Seagate Technology LLC could pay more than $23 million in a nationwide class action settlement which resolves allegations that the company scammed customers out of hard disc drive storage space.

  • November 1, 2007

    RAC To Pay $3.6M To Settle Public Offering Suit

    Rent-A-Center Inc. has agreed to pay $3.6 million to settle a consolidated securities class action lawsuit related to the company's 2001 public offering.

  • November 1, 2007

    Smithfield Foods Slapped With FLSA Suit

    Workers at a Smithfield Foods Inc. hog processing plant in North Carolina have filed a proposed class action lawsuit alleging they are owed overtime pay and unpaid wages.

  • November 1, 2007

    Tower Welders File Donning, Doffing FLSA Suit

    Tower Automotive Inc. has been hit with a suit that accuses it of not paying its welders for the time they spent putting on and taking off required safety gear.

  • November 1, 2007

    Indirect Purchasers Defend Standing In DRAM Suit

    The indirect purchasers in the multidistrict litigation against dynamic random access memory manufacturers have accused the defendants of essentially trying to ban any indirect purchaser claims in cases involving incorporated products.

  • November 1, 2007

    Judge Rebuffs Parmalat Units' Appeal

    A district court judge has once again refused to alter or overturn his decision to chuck the lawsuits of two bankrupt Parmalat SpA subsidiaries against six of the Italian company's former financial partners.

  • October 31, 2007

    Airlines Take Issue With Lufthansa Settlement

    The remaining defendants in the ongoing antitrust litigation over alleged price-fixing in the air cargo shipping service industry are fighting a magistrate judge's recommendations that they provide customer information for a settlement.

  • October 31, 2007

    Judge Kicks Celebrex Investor Suit For Late Filing

    A union pension plan's securities class action that accused Pfizer Inc. of misrepresenting clinical studies of hit arthritis painkiller Celebrex has been junked because, according to the New Jersey district judge who oversaw it, the plaintiffs dallied too long before filing it.

  • October 31, 2007

    Vitamin Shoppe Suit Tossed Amid Settlement Talks

    The plaintiffs in one of several product liability class actions against Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc. are voluntarily tossing their claims that the nutritional supplement chain’s “Especially for Women” multivitamin contained harmful amounts of lead, as settlements are being finalized in all four suits.

  • October 29, 2007

    Judge Certifies Forest Labs Shareholder Class

    A judge in the multidistrict securities litigation against Forest Laboratories Inc. on Friday granted class status to a group of plaintiffs that say the drug maker provided misleading information about the safety of its blockbuster antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro.

  • October 26, 2007

    After Raid, WellCare Facing Securities Suits

    Days after federal and Florida state agents raided WellCare Health Plans Inc.’s Tampa offices, the health insurance company is facing another potential threat: shareholder suits.

  • October 25, 2007

    State Wage Claims Upheld Against Kosher Meatpacker

    An Iowa federal court judge has refused to dismiss state wage-and-hour claims filed by a purported class of underpaid workers from Agriprocessors, one of the largest kosher meatpacking companies in the U.S.

  • October 25, 2007

    Aetna Hit With Shareholder Class Action

    Aetna Inc. has been hit with a proposed class action by securities purchasers that claim the health care giant fraudulently misrepresented its financial health and omitted pertinent information about its business operations.

  • October 25, 2007

    AT&T Sued Over Phone Incompatibility

    In a purported class action filed Wednesday against AT&T Inc., plaintiffs said their phones stopped working after the company merged with Cingular Wireless, despite assurance from the company that this would not happen, and that AT&T failed to inform them of moves that could be taken to make their phones network accessible, leaving them with no options but to buy new phones.

  • October 24, 2007

    Antitrust Attack Against Weyerhaeuser Renewed

    Undeterred by a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Weyerhaeuser Co.’s favor, Morelock Enterprises Inc. is pushing forward with a potential class action against the forest products giant over the alleged abuse of its monopoly position in the alder lumber industry.

  • October 23, 2007

    Clear Channel Concertgoer Class Certified

    In the litigation that accuses Clear Channel Communications Inc. of using its dominant market position to drive out competing concert promoters and inflate ticket prices, classes of plaintiffs spanning five regional markets were certified Monday, paving the way for discovery in those bellwether suits.

  • October 23, 2007

    U.K. Judge Denies Request For Exemplary Damages

    The High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom has ruled that punitive damages are not available when a member of an alleged cartel has already been fined by the European Commission or the U.K. Office of Fair Trading.

  • October 23, 2007

    Countrywide Hit With Another Overtime Suit

    Two former home loan consultants have filed a putative collective action against Countrywide Home Loans Inc., claiming the nation’s largest mortgage lender denied overtime to a class of home loan consultants and other non-exempt salaried employees.

  • October 23, 2007

    Generics Fight Nifedipine Direct Purchaser Class

    Biovail Corp., Elan Corp. plc and Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. have opposed certification of a direct purchaser class in the multidistrict litigation a slew of distributors and stores filed against them for allegedly divvying up the market for a generic hypertension drug to keep prices high.