The plaintiffs in a putative collective action lawsuit against Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc. have asked a federal court in New Jersey to strike or disregard 12 employee declarations submitted by Sanofi-Aventis in support of its opposition to the plaintiffs' motion for conditional certification.
A judge on Thursday allowed another 211 plaintiffs to join a lawsuit against Merck & Co. accusing the pharmaceutical giant of illegally denying overtime benefits to certain employees.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. argued before the Minnesota Appeals Court on Thursday that an investigation into stock options backdating by state Attorney General Lori Swanson should be blocked.
A federal judge has allowed certain whistleblower claims to move forward in a case brought by two former Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. sales representatives who claim they were retaliated against after accusing the company of promoting off-label marketing for its popular anti-clotting drug Lovenox.
An Illinois judge has filed a lawsuit challenging the state's mandatory retirement law, which bans judges from seeking retention to the bench at an “artificial and inherently suspect” cut-off age.
Last month's precedential ruling by the Third Circuit, which held that the donning and doffing of safety gear by poultry plant works was indispensable work meriting compensation, has set the stage for the nation's top court to weigh in on what has become an increasingly murky area of employment law.
Employees of mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp. have filed a class action lawsuit against the company alleging that it mismanaged their 401(k) plans, according to a statement released by the workers' counsel on Wednesday.
Suggestions for a type of flare that would have prevented the deadly Texas City refinery blast had been circulating since 1977, according to internal reports and e-mails presented on Tuesday at the first civil trial stemming from the explosion.
Frustrated by an eight-year pay plateau, four New York judges filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state, saying state lawmakers' “political in-fighting” is to blame for the pay freeze, and that the freeze violates New York State's constitution.
A former chief of UBS Securities LLC's municipal bond department has sued his former employer alleging age discrimination, claiming that he was improperly pushed out of his position because of his age.
A federal judge has denied a bid by St. Vincent's Health Systems to toss a race discrimination claim brought by a former employee who is claiming $5 million in lost wages, giving the plaintiff one month to amend his complaint.
As religious discrimination lawsuits continue to surge, companies should beware of causing a ripple effect where all employees feel a sudden moral compunction that somehow impinges on their job, employment lawyers say.
An Asian-American woman who sued Electronic Data Systems Corp. has suffered a blow in her race discrimination claim against the company, with a federal judge denying the plaintiff's objections to a magistrate judge's award of costs and fees to the defendant.
Though often the defendants in class action suits choose to settle rather than wage long and costly court battles, investment banks targeted by the recent rash of employment suits filed by brokers are coming out swinging, which may spell trouble for plaintiffs.
Radio broadcast software company Radio Computing Services Inc. has filed suit against its rival, Micropower Corp., and a former employee, alleging breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Following the raids of six Swift & Co. plants across the country, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union has filed a proposed class action lawsuit asking a judge to stop the government from allegedly illegally arresting and detaining workers.
Nine New Yorkers who helped clean up the mess left by Sept. 11, 2001 hit their employers with an overtime class action on Wednesday, saying they worked long hours in unsafe conditions but weren't paid the proper premium rates.
Construction workers scored a victory in the U.S. Senate Wednesday when lawmakers voted down an amendment to abolish prevailing wage standards in the industry in the wake of the Minnesota bridge collapse.
A former flight attendant at JetBlue Airways Corp. who was purportedly fired for cursing at a passenger has filed a lawsuit claiming she was really terminated for leading efforts to unionize the airline's workers.
On the heels of filing its proposed reorganization plan and disclosure statement, bankrupt Delphi Corp. has asked a judge to allow it to pay its executives up to $37.6 million in bonuses for the latter half of 2007.