• July 19, 2006

    "Wal-Mart Law" Struck Down In Federal Court

    A judge has struck down Maryland’s controversial “Wal-Mart law,” which required companies with more than 10,000 employees to spend at least 8% of their payroll on employee health insurance.

  • July 18, 2006

    Northwest Reaches Last-Minute Deal With Union

    Northwest Airlines Corp. has reached a tentative agreement with the new labor union representing its flight attendants, avoiding a strike and freeing the bankrupt carrier to save an estimated $195 million per year.

  • July 17, 2006

    Mesaba Gets Go-Ahead To Void Union Contracts

    A bankruptcy court judge Friday approved Mesaba Airlines Inc.’s motion to reject its labor contracts with its three largest unions, provided it gives them 10 days notice.

  • July 14, 2006

    $250M Award Against Prudential Slashed On Appeal

    An Ohio appeals court slashed a landmark $250 million punitive damages award to under $7 million, dealing Prudential Securities Inc. a victory in a case that centered on a Prudential employee reallocating retirees' investments without their consent.

  • July 13, 2006

    Apple Gives In To Bloggers In Trade Secrets Case

    Apple Computer Inc. has abandoned its legal effort to find out who at the company leaked trade secrets about an unreleased music interface device, according to recently filed court documents.

  • July 13, 2006

    KPMG Sued By Former Employees Over Legal Fees

    Accounting firm KPMG LLP is being sued by more than a dozen former employees who claim the company should pay their legal fees as they defend themselves against claims of tax fraud.

  • July 12, 2006

    Delphi Union Opposes $60M Executive Bonus

    Delphi Corp.’s second largest union has challenged the bankrupt auto-parts maker’s annual $60 million executive bonus package, saying it is unreasonable in light of future cuts to union members’ wages and benefits.

  • July 11, 2006

    DLA Piper Lures Compensation Expert

    Netting its second big catch in less than two months, international powerhouse DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP announced that Craig Tanner has joined the firm’s corporate and securities group in the firm's San Francisco office.

  • July 7, 2006

    Northwest Flight Attendants Vote To Switch Unions

    Northwest Airlines Corp. flight attendants booted their independent union and jumped on board the Association of Flight Attendants on Thursday, but the new union’s last-ditch effort to help negotiate a new contract with the bankrupt carrier may come too late.

  • July 6, 2006

    Pepsi Helps Bust Sellers Of Coke Trade Secrets

    Not about to mess with its longtime rival’s coveted trade secrets, PepsiCo Inc. pointed authorities towards three people who stole confidential information about Coca-Cola Co.’s recipes and attempted to sell it to Pepsi.

  • July 6, 2006

    Northwest Nails Contract Date As Flight Attendants Vote

    Nearly a week after Northwest Airlines Corp. was given the green light to reject its labor contract with an estimated 9,300 flight attendants, a federal bankruptcy judge has ruled that the embattled carrier can enforce a new contract on its flight attendants on July 17.

  • July 5, 2006

    Execs Charged With Peddling Trade Secrets

    Three former senior employees of Metaldyne Corporation have been charged with stealing secrets to help give its Chinese competitors a foothold as a supplier of powdered metal heavy automotive parts.

  • June 30, 2006

    Northwest Wins Right To Reject Flight Attendant Contract

    After months of failed negotiations, a federal bankruptcy judge has given Northwest Airlines Corp. the green light to reject its labor contract with an estimated 9,300 flight attendants.

  • June 30, 2006

    Hawaiian Air Claims Rival Stole Trade Secrets

    All is not well for Hawaiian Airlines and inter-island competitor Mesa Air Group Inc., which have been slinging allegations of trade secret violations and anti-competitive conduct against each other in bankruptcy court.

  • June 26, 2006

    Wal-Mart Looks To Strike Down Maryland Law

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., often criticized for its health care policies, argued in a Baltimore district court Friday that a state law requiring large employers to spend 8% of their total payroll on health care for workers should be struck down before it takes effect next January.

  • June 23, 2006

    Cos. Accused of Blowing Up Balloon Catheter Market

    A Texas-based medical device maker has filed a federal lawsuit against three companies it says are illegally muscling in on the market for dilation balloon catheters often used in sinus surgery. The allegations by Quest Medical, Inc. include patent infringement, tortious interference, breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets.

  • June 20, 2006

    Comair Seeks To Scrap Contract With Flight Attendants

    In a drawn-out and rocky dispute with its flight attendants, Delta Air Lines Inc. subsidiary Comair plans to ask a bankruptcy court to toss its labor contract with the attendants in an effort to slash millions of dollars in costs.

  • June 20, 2006

    Teamsters Want Allied Pay Cuts To Hit The Road

    As Allied Holdings Inc. gears up to request an extension of its pay cuts for union workers, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is urging the bankruptcy court to reject the company's proposal and authorizing local unions to consider striking.

  • June 13, 2006

    UAW Revved Up For Automotive Industry’s Tough Fight

    The U.S. automotive industry may be facing a grim outlook, but the United Auto Workers is ready to meet the challenges crippling the bankruptcy-plagued sector, according to union leadership.

  • June 9, 2006

    Delphi, Union Sign Pact With GM Support

    Auto parts maker Delphi Corp. has penned a deal with its major union that will let seasoned workers take early retirement under a cost-cutting plan supported by the company’s biggest customer, General Motors.