A federal judge ruled Monday that the two proposed classes were too broad and inconsistent to certify in a suit charter plane company Cunningham Charter Corp. brought against Learjet Inc. accusing the aircraft manufacturer of using defective windshields and improperly refusing to honor claims under its warranty.
A district judge found in favor of medical supplier Lexion Medical LLC on Monday in a patent infringement lawsuit with Northgate Technologies Inc. over a laparoscopy patent, deciding that a federal circuit court's reinterpretation of one of the patent’s claims rendered Northgate's defense moot.
United Fire & Casualty Co. has filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. claiming it is not liable for Wal-Mart’s defense costs in a lawsuit launched by an ironworker seriously injured after falling off the roof of a Wal-Mart building.
Washington state authorities have joined a settlement that would require communications companies CenturyTel Inc. and Embarq Corp. to ensure certain protections for consumers before their $11.6 billion merger receives regulatory approval from the state.
A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two former Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. sales representatives who claim they were retaliated against after accusing the company of promoting off-label marketing for its popular anti-clotting drug Lovenox.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two executives from an Illinois garbage cart repair company with conspiring to rig the city of Chicago's competitive bidding process that enlists private companies to fix roll-out refuse carts.
With two insurance companies sparring over the amount each has to pay for remediation at a property, a New Jersey appeals court has affirmed the trial court's ruling and allocated the cleanup costs without regard to the contamination that may have occurred under the previous homeowner's insurance policy.
In a long-running feud over BP Amoco Chemical Co.'s sale of a $300 million chemical plant, a judge has shot down the company's request for summary judgment on damages sought by the plant buyer, which claims BP lied about the facility in a purchase deal.
Food companies have been hit hard with lawsuits and recalls from recent contamination scares, leading many to turn to insurance policies to recoup losses. But businesses are finding that their policies may exclude such claims, potentially sparking disputes, insurance lawyers say.
A federal judge has enjoined accused time-share fraudster Michael E. Kelly from violating securities laws in connection with a civil lawsuit accusing him and others of ripping off the public to the tune of $428 million.
The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed an earlier judgment against heating and air-conditioning component maker Weil-McLain, ruling that the company should have been permitted to offer evidence that a former pipe fitter’s asbestos-related illness was mostly caused by other exposure sources.
Federal officials have announced they will put off implementing mandatory E-Verify requirements for federal contractors until at least June 30, seeking more time to review the proposal and giving a federal court time to issue a decision on whether the rule changes hold up under legal scrutiny.
Florida's attorney general has launched antitrust action against nine of the biggest manufacturers of automotive filters in the U.S — including Honeywell International Inc. — in the first suit of its kind by a state attorney general since the federal government announced a probe of the market in 2008.
Insurers who want to do business in Maryland are now required to disclose information about their slavery-era policies, according to a new law that passed through the state Legislature without significant opposition.
A federal district judge has dismissed most of the claims lodged by MacLean-Fogg Co. and its affiliates in a suit alleging that Edge Composites LLC and a former employee infringed a bicycle wheel patent and violated trade secrets.
Motorola Inc. has reportedly accused its former Chief Financial Officer Paul Liska, who is pursuing a whistleblower suit against the company after being fired earlier this year, of erasing evidence related to the case from his company-issued laptop.
A bankruptcy lawyer who served as an informal adviser to the Obama presidential campaign has moved from Goldberg Kohn to DLA Piper, where he aims to represent financial institutions and other creditors in highly complex matters.
Troubled auto giant General Motors Corp. is pulling 1.5 million vehicles equipped with 3.8-liter V6 engines from the market due to a condition in which drops of engine oil may be deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking, potentially causing an engine fire.
Petco Petroleum Corp. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act by failing to remove oil accumulated on rainwater at a production facility in Oklahoma.
In a ruling that could dramatically change how patent licenses are drafted, a federal appeals court has held that a covenant not to sue is a license and can be subject to patent exhaustion.