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  • April 16, 2008

    Full Speed Ahead For Ford Rollover Settlement

    A California judge has reportedly given the final green light to Ford Motor Co.’s bid to settle a class action on behalf of nearly 1 million consumers whose Ford Explorers lost economic value because of their perceived rollover danger.

  • April 18, 2008

    States Urge Justices To Safeguard Title VII Provision

    A group of U.S. states is calling on the Supreme Court to take the side of employees when it hears a case later this year challenging the anti-retaliation provisions of Title VII.

  • April 16, 2008

    Ousted Fish Attorney Wants Cisco Blogger Deposed

    The attorney behind a controversial blog about “patent trolls” is fighting a deposition subpoena issued in a case between ousted Fish & Richardson PC attorney Scott Harris and his former employer.

  • April 17, 2008

    Federal Circuit Remands Part Of Zenith Suit

    An appeals court has rejected some of a lower court's decisions in Zenith Electronic Corp.'s patent infringement case over wireless remote controls used in hospitals, partially remanding the case to the district court for further consideration of several issues.

  • April 18, 2008

    Greenberg Traurig Snags 3 Morgan Lewis Attorneys

    Three Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP attorneys have jumped to Greenberg Traurig LLP, where they will focus on financial services industry litigation and regulatory matters for the firm’s litigation practice.

  • April 15, 2008

    Insurers Off The Hook In BASF Synthroid Spat

    An appeals court has done an about-face in an insurance-coverage action related to the marketing of synthetic thyroid drug Synthroid, ruling that a group of primary-insurance providers were not obligated to indemnify BASF AG for a multidistrict litigation settlement.

  • April 15, 2008

    U.S. Food Cos. Call For Whopping Tariffs On Imports

    Three food-ingredient producers, among them Archer Daniels Midland Co., are asking U.S. authorities to investigate imports of citric acid and certain citrate salts from China and Canada, claiming the products are being sold below fair market value and should be heavily taxed to balance their unfair edge in the U.S. marketplace.

  • April 14, 2008

    Judge Approves Hancock Fabrics Settlement

    A Delaware bankruptcy court has given final approval to a settlement reached between Hancock Fabrics Inc. and its customers, bringing an end to a suit alleging that the company violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act by printing credit card expiration dates on its receipts.

  • April 21, 2008

    Noncompetes Harder To Translate Across Borders

    Employers are hitting a few snags when they try to enforce noncompetition agreements with their former workers who have crossed state or country borders.

  • April 14, 2008

    DOL Sues Firm For $25M For ERISA Violations

    The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a suit on behalf of five pension funds, alleging that a Chicago investment firm bilked them out of more than $25 million.

  • April 29, 2008

    More WARN Suits May Be On Horizon: Experts

    April has been a rocky month for the airline industry, especially for those carriers that are not only trying to wind down operations in bankruptcy but are facing putative class actions for allegedly failing to give employees enough notice before closing up shop.

  • April 11, 2008

    Hancock Secures $100M Exit Financing Deal With GE

    Hancock Fabrics Inc. has brokered an exit financing deal with General Electric Capital Corp., which has agreed to provide the bankrupt fabric company with a revolving credit line of up to $100 million.

  • April 10, 2008

    Court Revives Tort Firm's Case Against AIG

    An appeals court has revived a lawsuit brought by a tort law firm against American International Group Inc., ruling Wednesday that discovery issues remain unresolved in a case in which the insurer was allegedly behind a defamatory online posting meant to deter potential clients.

  • April 10, 2008

    Court Lets Arthur Andersen's Insurer Off The Hook

    A federal appeals court has overturned a $5 million judgment that ordered the insurer of defunct auditor Arthur Andersen LLP to cover the firm's liability to retired employees who lost their pensions when Enron collapsed.

  • April 9, 2008

    State Farm Aims At Whistleblowing Scruggs Clients

    State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. filed several motions Tuesday in an effort to get a Hurricane Katrina whistleblower suit dismissed, alleging that two sisters who filed the suit and handed over documents to now-infamous plaintiffs attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs acted inappropriately.

  • April 7, 2008

    U.S. Energy Biogas Closes Bankruptcy Chapter

    Nearly a year after U.S. Energy Biogas Corp. emerged from bankruptcy protection, the judge who presided over the proceedings has issued a final decree closing the renewable energy company's Chapter 11 case for good.

  • April 7, 2008

    Ford, GM, Samsung Sued Over Navigation Units

    An inventor who has already garnered several licensing agreements for his real-time traffic navigation technology has hit several automotive and technology giants, including General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Samsung Electronics America Inc., with patent infringement claims.

  • April 4, 2008

    7th Circuit Zings Google In Trademark 'Fanatic' Case

    A federal appeals court has sided with self-proclaimed trademark fanatic Leo Stoller in a case arising from what the bankrupt litigant claims are his attempts to have Google Inc.'s trademark declared generic.

  • April 4, 2008

    Baxter Plan Participants Can Sue Under ERISA: Court

    An appeals court has affirmed a decision not to dismiss an Employee Retirement Income Securities Act class action against health care company Baxter International Inc.

  • April 4, 2008

    7th Circuit Dismisses Two Suits Against Tribune

    A federal appeals court panel has affirmed the dismissal of a securities class action and an ERISA class action brought in the wake of the circulation scandal at two of the Tribune Co.'s New York newspapers.