MassMutual demands that our outside counsel be committed to ensuring that as a firm they represent the population of our customers at all levels. There have been times during my career when I have ended relationships with firms that did not meet our expectations in this area, says Mark Roellig, general counsel of Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group.
The plaintiff in a proposed false advertising class action against Twinings North America Inc. asked the Ninth Circuit on Friday to review a district court's refusal to grant certification on monetary damages, arguing the judge erred by conflating restitution with damages.
A division of the U.S. Department of Commerce said it would cease its investigation into anti-dumping duties on warm-water shrimp from Brazil, according to a notice in Monday’s Federal Register.
An attorney for bankrupt meatpacker Quantum Foods LLC said on Monday that its proposed $54 million sale to Oaktree Capital Management LP unit Raging Bull Acquisition Co. LLC had collapsed, with the former suitor suing to retrieve its deposit and the prospect for any alternative going-concern transaction grim.
A number of grocery store chains embroiled in the long-running multidistrict litigation over alleged egg price-fixing on Monday asked a Pennsylvania federal judge to throw out counterclaims by egg producers that the stores lured them into the practice by backing a certified egg program.
Because we operate one of the world’s largest airlines, the case of Northwest Inc. v. Ginsberg could have had significant implications for our company. Ultimately, the Supreme Court decided in a way that helps us in terms of enforcing the federal preemption over state laws for some issues, says Teri Plummer McClure, chief legal officer for United Parcel Service of America Inc.
A Manhattan judge has thrown out a libel suit brought against Fox Television Stations Inc. by a low-calorie ice cream purveyor, ruling televised reports about high-calorie content in supposedly diet-friendly D'Lites ice cream were substantially true, according to a decision posted Friday.
A Diamond Foods Co. shareholder urged the Ninth Circuit on Monday to revive his derivative action claiming Diamond misled investors before botching a $2.3 billion deal to purchase Procter & Gamble Co.’s Pringles brand, arguing the lower court wrongly found some of Diamond's nondisclosures weren't material.
Packaged meats and bread giant Hillshire Brands Co. said on Monday it will acquire rival Pinnacle Foods in a cash and stock deal for $4.3 billion, and will also take on Pinnacle’s net debt, bringing the deal to a total of $6.6 billion.
The Ninth Circuit decided Friday in a case on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court that California raisin producers couldn't bring a takings claim under the Fifth Amendment after being penalized for not complying with a federal regulation steadying the country's raisin supply.
A Missouri federal judge on Friday refused to toss a putative class's claim that Anheuser-Busch InBev NV violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by denying pension plan participants enhanced benefits following the sale of its theme park unit to Blackstone Capital Partners VLP.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to reconsider its stance on rejecting a North Texas landowner's suit alleging TransCanada Corp. couldn’t legally run a segment of its Keystone XL pipeline across her property.
The Federal Circuit on Friday determined that chemical giant DuPont Co. knowingly made false statements to a Missouri federal court in its lengthy battle to ward off patent infringement and contract breach claims from Monsanto Co., affirming a lower court's order for sanctions and attorneys' fees.
United Spirits Ltd. said Friday it sold Whyte & Mackay for £430 million ($726.5 million), to appease British regulators who determined the maker of Johnny Walker and Guinness had too much to drink after buying a controlling stake in the Scottish whiskey company.
Several migrant farmworker organizations sued Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez on Thursday in Pennsylvania federal court over the U.S. Department of Labor's implementation of a wage policy that allows employers to use private surveys, rather than publicly available data, to set wage levels.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told the Third Circuit on Wednesday that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision backing federal cross-state air pollution regulation justifies a regional water cleanup plan for the Chesapeake Bay that is being challenged by states and agricultural groups.
Private equity-backed Shearer’s Foods Inc. has agreed to fork over $430 million to buy the private label snack business and two manufacturing facilities from North Carolina snack maker Snyder's-Lance Inc., it was announced Wednesday.
The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Friday that there is a resonable indication that the U.S. sugar industry is being harmed by imports from Mexico that are allegedly subsidized and sold at unfairly low prices.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Thursday signed into law the nation’s first state regulations requiring the labeling of genetically modified food and creating a fund for its implementation, citing consumer demands for transparency in food choices.
Lipsmark LLC was on the brink of winning federal clearance to sell flavored, powdered alcohol, when its braggadocio about how "Palcohol" could be used led New York lawmakers to warn of potentially deadly results, a blunder legal experts say never would have been permitted by savvy counsel.