Conservative activist group Freedom's Watch has asked a federal judge to issue a default ruling against the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries in a lawsuit the group filed earlier this year alleging that OPEC is in violation of U.S. antitrust laws.
Hoffmann-La Roche has vowed to appeal after three plaintiffs who claimed they developed inflammatory bowel disease after taking the acne drug Accutane were awarded almost $13 million by a New Jersey jury Wednesday afternoon.
Federal regulators have served Able Energy Inc.’s auditors and one of its partners with subpoenas related to an ongoing investigation into the sale of company securities and disclosure practices.
Class action filings in federal courts are on the rise, and experts largely chalk up the growth to changes in federal law and the perception of current federal enforcement efforts under the Bush administration.
While the numbers show a small decline in federal court filings since 2004, employment lawsuits continue to dominate the litigation landscape in the U.S. With the economy in turmoil and a new administration promising to usher in a band of pro-employee legislation, legal action by unhappy workers is expected to remain a major headache for corporate America.
Chrysler LLC is facing a purported class action filed by a disgruntled customer who alleges the company knowingly sold Dodge and Chrysler vehicles with defective engines.
Trademark lawsuits filed in federal courts in 2008 are set to dip somewhat compared with the previous year’s filings, as a shipwrecked economy and accompanying cash shortages kept companies from suing on principle alone.
A former timeshare salesman for Marriott International Inc. has brought a putative collective action against the hotel chain for alleged breaches of federal wage-and-hour laws.
The National Audubon Society has weighed in against an Indian tribe's efforts to block a one-mile bridge in Everglades National Park, contending that the park's ecosystem will suffer without the long-delayed restoration project.
Wyeth is seeking to push back the close of discovery in its patent suit against Apotex Inc. over its plan to make a generic version of Wyeth's antidepressant Effexor by nearly two months and to delay the trial by more than four months, saying that Apotex hasn't complied with discovery requests.
A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a trial judge's decision to throw out a discrimination and retaliation case brought by a man who sued Florida's Department of Environmental Protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act, claiming that he lost his job because he was morbidly obese.
Security provider Brink's Inc. is facing a purported class action brought on behalf of security employees who claim they were not paid overtime wages, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
A judge has allowed Delta Air Lines Inc. to drop more than $5.4 billion in claims from the airline's Chapter 11 bankruptcy, tying up loose ends in the company’s 18-month reorganization.
An Illinois state jury has reportedly decided that the surviving family members of a woman who died after using a Duragesic-brand pain-killing skin patch manufactured by two Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries should receive $16.6 million.
Lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret Stores LLC has been slapped with another class action over intimate apparel that allegedly caused rashes and serious skin conditions for wearers.
Business software maker Citrix Systems Inc. has agreed to settle a shareholder derivative action over stock options backdating by company executives, 18 months after revealing discrepancies in its accounting of equity awards.
Hewlett-Packard Co. and LexJet Corp. have ended a patent dispute over the technology used in large-format ink cartridges.
Washington trial lawyer Gregory B. Craig, who represented President Clinton during his impeachment proceedings and currently practices at Williams & Connolly LLP, reportedly will serve as White House Counsel under President-elect Barack Obama when he takes office.
A proposed $6 billion merger between Allied Waste Industries Inc. and Republic Services Inc. that would create the second-largest U.S. trash-hauling company could potentially harm competition and consumers, the American Antitrust Institute said Monday.
The federal agencies responsible for food safety and public health may have aggravated this summer's salmonella outbreak with a disorganized and late response, the Pew Charitable Trusts reported Monday.