Class Action

  • October 22, 2007

    Tire Cos. Say Complaint Over Defects Is Lacking

    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.

  • October 22, 2007

    Liberty Seeks Dismissal From Murphy Fire Suit

    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.

  • October 19, 2007

    Dow Jones, Shareholders Reach Settlement

    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.

  • October 18, 2007

    Top Tankers Moves To Toss Shareholder Class Action

    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.

  • October 18, 2007

    Best Buy Sued Over Unpaid Breaks, Security Searches

    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.

  • October 18, 2007

    Sony Settles Suit Over "Defective" TVs

    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.

  • October 18, 2007

    Potentially Massive Wells Fargo FLSA Class Certified

    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.

  • October 18, 2007

    Plaintiffs' Firms From Zyprexa Case Seek More Fees

    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.

  • October 17, 2007

    Lufthansa Close To Settlement In Price-Fixing Case

    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.

  • October 16, 2007

    Eviction Co. Must Respond In Homeless Workers Suit

    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.

  • October 16, 2007

    First Suits Hit Medtronic In Wake Of Advisory

    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.

  • October 16, 2007

    ERISA Driver Class Certified Against FedEx

    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.

  • October 15, 2007

    DuPont To Pay $55.5M For Property Cleanup Claims

    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.

  • October 15, 2007

    Duane Reade Employees Want Class Certification

    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.

  • October 16, 2007

    Brocade Plaintiffs Win Class Certification Bid

    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.

  • October 12, 2007

    Mining Company Confronts Suit After Disclosure

    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.

  • October 12, 2007

    Plaintiffs Resist Intel's Bid For Financial Records

    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.

  • October 15, 2007

    Isolagen Underwriters Ask Judge For Reconsideration

    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.

  • October 12, 2007

    Retirees Sue Chrysler To Preserve Health Care Benefits

    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.

  • October 11, 2007

    Plaintiffs Buck Ruling In Insurance Antitrust Case

    The plaintiffs in an antitrust class action suit against the largest insurance companies in the United States are fighting a federal court's dismissal of the allegations last month, filing an appeal of the decision on Wednesday.