The U.S. government is seeking court approval of a nearly $4 million settlement with Halliburton Energy Services, Princess Cruise Ltd. and others over the cleanup of a Los Angeles-area landfill once used for hazardous waste disposal.
Denny's Inc. has reached an accord with a former franchisee in a trademark infringement suit over royalty fees, laying to rest a bitter dispute that included counterclaims that the restaurant chain's termination of the franchisee's contract was partially motivated by race.
Netflix Inc. has become the latest defendant to settle patent holder Quito Enterprises LLC's suit accusing a slew of online media providers of infringing a patent for a program that selects media files for users.
A judge has partially thrown out a putative wage-and-hour class action filed by a group of Pizza Hut delivery drivers against a major franchisee of the fast food chain, but he left room for the drivers to amend their complaint.
A federal judge has dismissed breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by NBA star Richard Hamilton against his former business manager and directed the plaintiff to revise his complaint to include only contract-based claims.
An American International Group Inc. aircraft-leasing subsidiary is shopping around its aircraft portfolio as it pursues potential sales that could net up to $3.5 billion in proceeds for the firm.
Despite opposition from New York City, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced that Brooklyn's heavily polluted Gowanus Canal would become a Superfund site, paving the way for a federally funded cleanup effort.
A federal judge has sided with a KFC Corp. unit in its breach of contract suit against a packaging supplier whose Popcorn Chicken containers exploded when microwaved, finding that the supplier should have reasonably foreseen that customers would use microwaves to reheat leftovers.
Unsecured creditors are trying to get about $200 million in what they say are new claims thrown out of the increasingly fractious bankruptcy proceedings for amusement park operator Six Flags Inc.’s parent company.
The chair of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee antitrust panel has fired off a pointed letter to NBC Universal Inc. President and CEO Jeff Zucker that expresses concern over the network’s policy of allowing only subscribers of pay television services access to its online Olympics coverage, another point of contention in the ongoing debate over the possible NBC-Comcast Corp. merger.
Now that much of the low-hanging fruit has been plucked in the ongoing wage-and-hour suit boom, plaintiffs attorneys have set their sights on New York City's restaurants, serving them up with class and collective actions — often centering on tip-pooling claims — with increasing frequency, attorneys say.
The New England Patriots had a tough end to the 2009 season on the field, and 2010 isn’t starting out much better off the field following a ruling against the team’s financial arm in a contract dispute with bond insurer Ambac Assurance Corp.
Bankrupt Station Casinos Inc. says it has reached an agreement with key mortgage lenders and is making significant process in negotiations with other creditors, putting the Las Vegas casino operator on the path to filing a reorganization plan sometime in March.
A federal judge has trimmed a former Ernst & Young LLP employee's putative wage-and-hour class action, tossing her claim that the Big Four accounting firm failed to provide proper meal and rest breaks as well as her bid for injunctive relief.
CKE Restaurants Inc., owner of the of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's fast food chains, announced Friday that it has agreed sell itself to investment firm Thomas H. Lee Partners for $928 million, providing a 24 percent premium for CKE investors.
A group of developers embroiled in protracted litigation with Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. over a Florida land purchase has asked a federal appeals court to consider its request for attorneys' fees after a district court said it was barred by the automatic stay in Trump's bankruptcy.
Top executives from NBC Universal and Comcast Corp. defended the companies' proposed tie-up on Thursday as lawmakers and experts aired a list of concerns about the deal, including its potential to stifle competition in the cable market and affect the development of burgeoning Internet platforms.
A federal judge has declined to dismiss a suit brought by a Florida county accusing travel Web sites including Priceline.com Inc. of avoiding paying hotel occupancy taxes.
The Waldorf-Astoria, a Manhattan landmark, is facing a new class action accusing it of skimming gratuities customers believed went directly to the waitstaff at the Hilton Worldwide Inc.-owned hotel's private dining events.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., has called for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take another look at regulations that allow chickens injected with saltwater — a process known as plumping — to be labeled “100 percent all natural.”