A Massachusetts bill that mandates triple damages for employees who prevail in wage-and-hour suits became law Monday after the governor refused to either sign it or veto it.
A federal judge has ruled that Becton Dickinson and Co. did not infringe two Abbott Laboratories patents for blood-glucose test strips, but infringement claims regarding two other patents can move forward.
Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to complete an assessment of the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on public health and to reconsider its decision blocking California from tightening pollution standards for cars and trucks.
Starbucks Corp. has been hit with yet another proposed class action, this time in Minnesota state court, alleging that it wrongly shared tips between baristas and managers.
Starbucks Corp. has been hit with a class action alleging that it wrongly shared tips between baristas and managers, just days after the coffee chain was ordered to pay $105 million to California servers who levied similar charges.
A federal judge has certified another class in a suit that accuses pharmaceutical distributor McKesson Corp. of conspiring to raise the average wholesale price for hundreds of prescription drugs.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a bill on Friday that would have allowed Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to construct two coal-fired power plants in the southwestern portion of the state.
Should a worker be classified as an employee or an independent contractor? That's an increasingly important question for business owners, as government agencies ramp up their efforts to uncover companies that get it wrong, and class actions over misclassification pile up in courts around the country.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sent a Wells Notice to Quest Software Inc., notifying the company that it may file charges over options backdating abuses.
A Massachusetts man who defrauded 250 investors of more than $20 million was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison by a federal judge in Boston.
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One of three Nigerian states to challenge the tobacco industry's marketing tactics has reportedly withdrawn its multibillion-dollar lawsuit.
The Kansas House of Representatives passed an energy bill Tuesday that would allow Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build two coal-fired power plants in the southwestern portion of the state.
The sentencing of plaintiffs lawyer William S. Lerach to two years in prison may be a bad sign for Melvyn Weiss and his Milberg Weiss LLP firm, which, unlike Lerach, did not plead guilty in the matter, according to law experts who have been following the case.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D.-Calif.) has subpoenaed documents related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision in December to reject the state of California's request to adopt strict greenhouse gas emissions standards for automobiles.
Across the country, dozens of existing or proposed coal plants are being challenged in court in attempts to curb greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. But some legal experts say attacking the plants directly is not as successful a method of achieving climate change action as pursuing government agencies under the National Environmental Policy Act or the Clean Air Act.
From the district courts all the way to the Supreme Court, 2008 promises trials whose outcomes will affect precedent as well as billions of dollars. Here's a quick look at five of the cases that the energy industry and energy lawyers will be watching over the next year.
Social networking site Facebook Inc. has won a bid to compel a software contractor — hired by rival ConnectU LLC to access Facebook contacts — to turn over information about the Internet addresses the company used to obtain the data.
A federal court has thrown out a lawsuit brought by the auto industry challenging California's power to curb vehicle emissions, clearing a major obstacle to the state's proposed landmark legislation.
A federal judge has granted the city of San Francisco's bid to intervene in a lawsuit alleging that a proposed combustion turbine power plant will place an environmental burden on residents of a low-income neighborhood and bump up greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming.