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  • July 23, 2009

    Wal-Mart, Netflix Face New Claims Over DVD Sales

    Netflix Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. — already facing a putative class action claiming that they colluded to divide the rental and retail markets for DVDs, driving up Netflix subscription prices — have been hit with new claims that the alleged scheme allowed Wal-Mart to overcharge for DVD sales.

  • July 23, 2009

    Ohio Asst. Managers Slap Rite Aid With Overtime Suit

    A group of assistant store managers has hit Rite Aid Corp. and subsidiary Eckerd Corp. with a putative class action under the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards Act, claiming the managers were unfairly exempted from overtime pay.

  • July 21, 2009

    State Farm Florida Rate Hikes Snuffed

    A Florida appeals court has backed the decision by the state’s insurance regulator to bar cash-strapped State Farm Florida Insurance Co. from hiking home insurance rates by 47 percent.

  • July 21, 2009

    Health Fund's Seroquel Complaint Booted

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a health fund alleging it was duped by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and ended up paying millions in reimbursements for prescriptions of the antipsychotic Seroquel that were medically unnecessary.

  • July 21, 2009

    Akerman Aims For Transparency In Pay Cuts

    Akerman Senterfitt recently allowed associates to review the firm's financial situation before instituting across-the-board pay cuts on all associate class years by 10 percent — but the move reportedly has some critics asking whether the belt-tightening was necessary.

  • July 21, 2009

    Forex Capital Found Not Liable For Broker's Fraud

    Foreign exchange trading platform Forex Capital Markets LLC does not bare any vicarious liability for a partner company that was found guilty of defrauding investors in 2005, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, rejecting an appeal filed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

  • July 20, 2009

    Army Illegally Provided Lake Water To Atlanta: Judge

    A federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over a long-running water battle involving three states and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has held that the Corps, which operates Lake Lanier in Georgia, illegally tapped the lake in order to supply Atlanta residents with drinking water.

  • July 20, 2009

    Plaintiffs Win Again In Seroquel MDL Experts Fight

    Plaintiffs seeking the admission of expert noncausation testimony in the multidistrict litigation over AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP's antipsychotic Seroquel have largely won another round in the battle over what can be presented to the jury when the sprawling case heads to trial.

  • July 20, 2009

    Amazon, Quito Call Truce In Web Media Patent Fight

    In an infringement battle waged by a patent-holding company against a slew of companies that offer media files online, Quito Enterprises LLC and one of the defendants in the case, Amazon.com Inc., have moved to settle.

  • July 20, 2009

    PwC To Pay $23M To Settle Lancer Fraud Claims

    PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd. has won court approval to pay out roughly $23 million to settle allegations that the auditor facilitated a billion-dollar fraud perpetrated by hedge fund Lancer Management Group.

  • July 17, 2009

    Goodyear Mechanics Seek Cond. Cert. In FLSA Suit

    A group of former mechanics for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is seeking conditional certification of a collective action accusing the company of failing to pay proper overtime.

  • July 16, 2009

    Miss AG Warns Residents Over Chinese Drywall

    Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has issued an alert to residents in the state about drywall imported from China, saying officials have received multiple complaints from concerned homeowners.

  • July 16, 2009

    Judicial Watch Founder's Mintz Levin Suit Trimmed

    Finding some claims barred by the statute of limitations, a judge has thrown out a portion of a breach of contract and fiduciary duty suit against Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC brought by Larry Klayman – the founder and former chairman of conservative group Judicial Watch – over a 2003 severance agreement.

  • July 16, 2009

    Insurers Object To LandSource Ch. 11 Plan

    Westchester Fire Insurance Co. and ACE USA have objected to LandSource Communities LLC's Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, expressing concerns that the reorganized company will duck out on the indemnification it owes them for loans to four of the debtor companies.

  • July 15, 2009

    Asset Freeze Continues Against Embattled Financier

    Florida financier William L. Gunlicks has lost yet another attempt to access his assets, which were frozen as part of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's $550 million fraud case against him and his company, Founding Partners Capital Management Co.

  • July 15, 2009

    Merck, Schering-Plough End Vytorin Investigation

    In a settlement, Merck & Co. and Schering-Plough Corp. have agreed to reimburse 35 states and the District of Columbia for the costs associated with investigating a delay in the companies' release of negative results of a clinical trial of the jointly marketed cholesterol treatment Vytorin.

  • July 15, 2009

    Nortel's Latin American Unit Joins Others In Ch. 11

    Seven months after Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel Networks Inc. sought bankruptcy protection, its Latin American and Caribbean subsidiary Nortel Networks CALA Inc. has also filed for Chapter 11.

  • July 15, 2009

    SEC Targets 11 With Insider Trading Claims

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed complaints against 11 individuals over their alleged involvement in insider trading schemes related to the Odyssey Investment Partners-Neff Corp. and Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.-Safeco Corp. mergers.

  • July 15, 2009

    AstraZeneca Wants Scope Narrowed In Seroquel MDL

    AstraZeneca LP is demanding that the judge overseeing the product liability litigation involving Seroquel limit further fact discovery to just the diabetes injury claims, arguing that the plaintiffs have had plenty of time to pursue discovery related to other injuries purportedly caused by the antipsychotic drug.

  • July 15, 2009

    Chinese Drywall Claimants Challenge WCI Ch. 11 Plan

    Adding to the list of parties challenging WCI Communities Inc.'s latest reorganization plan, a group of Chinese drywall claimants is arguing that the real estate developer failed to adequately describe the risks a new WCI might face from homeowners filing claims over the defective building material.