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Florida

  • April 4, 2008

    New York Finds FedEx Misclassified Delivery Drivers

    Weeks after winning class certification in their court battle for employee status, New York-based delivery drivers for FedEx Ground Package System Inc. have won another major victory, with the state ruling that the company illegally classified them as independent contractors.

  • April 3, 2008

    Class Action Accuses CVS Of Illegally Reducing Pay

    A proposed class action filed Wednesday against CVS Pharmacy Inc. seeks compensation for the company's salaried employees who have had their pay reduced during the last three years as a result of working fewer hours.

  • April 3, 2008

    Bed Bath & Beyond Hit With Overtime Suit

    A store employee of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has launched a proposed class action against the home furnishings giant, claiming it failed to pay overtime wages.

  • April 4, 2008

    Acting Attorney General Goes Home To Sidley

    Last year's acting attorney general and a current judicial nominee has returned to Sidley Austin LLP after a six-year stint at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he oversaw False Claims Act litigation and off-label investigations.

  • April 1, 2008

    Carnival Settles Cruise Line Surcharge Probe For $40M

    Carnival Corporation and its five subsidiary cruise lines will refund approximately $40 million to passengers who paid an unfair fuel surcharge, according to a settlement reached Monday with the Office of the Attorney General of Florida. A separate state antitrust investigation into fuel pricing by the cruise industry is still ongoing.

  • April 1, 2008

    EEOC Hits Albertson's With Retaliation Class Action

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a proposed class action against grocery store chain Albertson’s LLC, claiming the company engaged in a pattern of retaliatory behavior against a group of primarily minority employees.

  • April 1, 2008

    DOJ Sues Wal-Mart For Not Rehiring Veteran

    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for allegedly failing to give a U.S. Air Force veteran his rightful job back when he returned from a brief stint with the military in 2006.

  • April 1, 2008

    Gibson Dunn Gets Partner From Baker McKenzie

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has nabbed a new labor and employment partner for its Munich office, wooing Mark Zimmer from Baker & McKenzie LLP.

  • April 15, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    AOL, Twentieth Century Fox Film and Sony Ericsson Mobile were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • April 1, 2008

    Florida AG Probes Reddy Ice For Price-Fixing

    The Florida attorney general's office has asked Reddy Ice Holdings Inc., the largest ice-maker in the U.S., to hand over documents and information in a price-fixing probe of the packaged-ice market.

  • March 31, 2008

    Katten Adds IP Partner In Chicago

    Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has continued to boost its intellectual property practice with the addition of Robert B. Breisblatt as a partner in the firm's Chicago office.

  • March 28, 2008

    Claim Construction Favors Alltel Against Speedus

    A judge issued a claim construction Wednesday in a dispute between Speedus Corp. and Alltel Corp. over a Speedus patent related to technology for transmitting videos from cell phones, mostly adopting language proposed by Alltel.

  • March 28, 2008

    Sharper Image Trustee Slams Hiring Of CEO's Firm

    The U.S. trustee overseeing Sharper Image Corp.'s Chapter 11 case has opposed the retailer's request to retain a financial consulting firm founded by the debtor's new chief executive.

  • March 27, 2008

    Cargo Firm Admits Bid-Rigging U.S. Defense Contracts

    New York-based cargo equipment manufacturer Peck & Hale LLC has pled guilty to a two-count felony charge of bid-rigging regarding U.S. Department of Defense contracts for military tie-down and cargo-securing systems.

  • March 27, 2008

    FedEx Drivers From 19 States Win Class Certification

    Drivers for FedEx Ground Package System Inc. scored a victory on Tuesday, when a judge certified classes of drivers from 19 states in their lawsuit to claim benefits for which they were deemed ineligible because of their status as independent contractors.

  • March 27, 2008

    Florida Home Loan Holding Co. Enters Bankruptcy

    In part provoked by its $114.9 million in outstanding debt to a German bank, a privately held real estate financier's loan holding company has filed for Chapter 11 protection in order to avoid foreclosure sales of its assets.

  • March 27, 2008

    Victims' Families Sue Brazilian Airline Over Crash

    Families of passengers killed in Brazil's worst airline disaster — a July 2007 crash that killed 199 people — have filed suit against TAM Airlines and other firms associated with aircraft maintenance and training.

  • March 25, 2008

    AstraZeneca Gets Nod To Recruit Plaintiffs' Doctors

    Drugmaker AstraZeneca LP has been given the OK to select defense witnesses from a group of physicians who treated the Florida contingent of plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation over the company's blockbuster drug Seroquel.

  • March 24, 2008

    OSHA Levies $1M In Fines For Fatal Tunnel Fire

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed more than $1 million in fines against RPI Coating Inc. and Xcel Energy in the wake of last year's fatal tunnel fire in Colorado.

  • March 26, 2008

    Leading Immigration Expert Joins Epstein Becker

    Epstein Becker & Green has lured a high-profile attorney specializing in U.S. and global immigration law to its expanding Miami office, further enhancing the firm's standing in Florida.