The U.S. Supreme Court has three opportunities to rein in the federal honest services statute this session, but the case of former Enron Corp. honcho Jeffrey Skilling could be the one to make the court declare the law unconstitutionally vague.
Taiwan's de facto embassy in the U.S. has lost a bid to toss age discrimination claims by three of its clerical workers, with a federal court ruling that the alleged wrongdoing is not protected by foreign sovereign immunity law.
A federal judge has said that a class action brought by a group of hedge funds alleging that MBIA Inc. committed fraud through its February 2009 reorganization can move forward, citing significant disagreements between the parties over regulators' approval of the splitting of the bond insurer.
The village of Roanoke, Ill., has asked to drop claims against Gulf Oil Ltd. Partnership in a case that has been consolidated in multidistrict litigation alleging several oil companies contaminated groundwater with the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether.
A federal judge has blocked an attempt by the plaintiffs in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action against Lockheed Martin Corp. to pursue a direct action alleging mishandling of the company's stock funds.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss an assistant store manager's wage-and-hour collective action against CVS Caremark Corp., shooting down the company's claim that the suit was moot after the plaintiff refused an offer of judgment.
The European Commission signed off Thursday on Abbott Laboratories' $6.6 billion bid for Solvay Group's pharmaceutical business Thursday, with the condition that Abbott sell off Solvay's cystic fibrosis testing business.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a ruling barring the United Parcel Service of America Inc. from hiking health care coverage contributions from union-member participants in its retiree health plan.
Electronics giant Sony Corp. has moved into the life sciences field through the acquisition of iCyt Mission Technology Inc., which produces stem cell research technology.
Federal and state lawmakers are ramping up support for the inclusion of an independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency in financial reform legislation being drafted in the U.S. Senate, even as Republican opposition to the proposed CFPA threatens to derail the final bill.
A federal judge has dismissed an insurer's claims for reimbursement from Rohm and Haas Co. and Morton International Inc. for defense and settlement costs stemming from four separate lawsuits over asbestos and chemical exposure and an allegedly tainted landfill.
While most of the criticism leveled at the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling has focused on its effect on high-profile campaigns, some critics — including former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor — say its impact may be greatest on state judicial elections, and there appears to be little states can do about it.
The Dallas office of Dykema Gossett PLLC has brought in former Greenberg Traurig LLP litigator Brian A. Colao, who said he was lured by what the firm's rate structure can offer his clients in health care and other industries.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a price-fixing suit brought against the four largest American railroads over rail freight fuel surcharges, an appeal of a district court case in which the plaintiffs' claims for monetary damages were dismissed.
Federal officials have proposed investing $78.5 million in efforts to combat what they say is the harmful spread of Asian carp throughout the Great Lakes, but Michigan lawmakers are saying the solution does not go far enough in light of evidence that the carp's aggressive spread continues unabated.
A group of insurers is suing Chemtura Canada Co. to avoid having to cover claims related to the illnesses allegedly caused by the company's butter flavoring chemical diacetyl, arguing that Chemtura misrepresented facts and refused to provide information regarding the exhaustion of its primary insurance.
A federal appeals court on Friday denied Pfizer Inc.'s bid to keep a patent infringement suit seeking to prevent Apotex Inc. from marketing a generic version of cholesterol drug Lipitor in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
Michigan's attorney general has renewed his request that the U.S. Supreme Court take emergency action to restrict the migration of Asian carp into the Great Lakes, arguing that new evidence shows the invasive fish species was present in Lake Michigan before the justices rejected his first injunction bid.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will pay about $315 million to settle claims that it caused the federal government and certain state governments to pay inflated drug prices, the company said Friday.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released action plans to improve the safety of coal ash impoundments at 22 electric utility facilities across the country, as the agency continues its response to a massive Tennessee dam burst in 2008.