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  • November 21, 2008

    Freedom's Watch Seeks Default Ruling Against OPEC

    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.

  • November 20, 2008

    Roche Vows To Appeal $12.9M Accutane Verdict

    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.

  • November 20, 2008

    SEC Subpoenas Able Energy Partner, Auditors

    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.

  • January 13, 2009

    Class Action Rise Paints Complex Picture

    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.

  • January 14, 2009

    Employment Suits Still Rock The Docket

    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.

  • November 19, 2008

    Chrysler Faces Proposed Class Action Over Engines

    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.

  • January 15, 2009

    Internet Is Star Witness In Today's Trademark Law

    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.

  • November 19, 2008

    Marriott Timeshare Salesman Sues For Overtime Pay

    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.

  • November 19, 2008

    Audubon Society Pushes For Everglades Bridge

    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.

  • November 19, 2008

    Wyeth Asks For Delay In Patent Fight With Apotex

    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.

  • November 19, 2008

    Dismissal Of ADA Case Over Morbid Obesity Affirmed

    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.

  • November 19, 2008

    Brink's Security Staff Sues For Overtime Wages

    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.

  • November 18, 2008

    Judge Expunges $5.4B In Delta Debt Claims

    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.

  • November 18, 2008

    Jury Tags J&J Units To Pay $16M For Pain Patch Death

    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.

  • November 18, 2008

    Victoria's Secret Sued Over Skin Irritation Again

    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.

  • November 17, 2008

    Citrix Settles Derivative Suits Over Backdating

    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.

  • November 17, 2008

    HP, LexJet Settle Ink Cartridge Spat

    Hewlett-Packard Co. and LexJet Corp. have ended a patent dispute over the technology used in large-format ink cartridges.

  • November 17, 2008

    Craig To Serve As Obama White House Counsel

    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.

  • November 17, 2008

    Allied-Republic Union Would Harm Competition: AAI

    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.

  • November 17, 2008

    Government Botched Salmonella Response: Report

    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.