New York

  • August 30, 2007

    Gender Bias Suit Morphs Into Massive Class Action

    A one-person gender discrimination lawsuit against pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis has been expended into a massive proposed class action that is seeking over $300 million.

  • August 31, 2007

    JPMorgan Wins Partial Victory In Retaliation Case

    A former investment banker at JPMorgan Chase & Co. who alleged that she was sexually assaulted by two supervisors at a holiday party, retaliated against and then forced to resign may have lost the ability to seek punitive damages after a judge dismissed some of her claims.

  • August 30, 2007

    Infocrossing Seeks Sanctions For Sandata Lawyer

    Technology outsourcing company Infocrossing Inc. has sought sanctions against a Fulbright & Jaworski LLP lawyer who represents Sandata Technologies Inc. in the companies' bitter patent dispute.

  • August 30, 2007

    Sidley Cites Statute Of Limitations In KPMG Case

    Sidley Austin LLP urged a court to dismiss accusations that it violated federal securities law by inducing the plaintiff to invest in an allegedly fraudulent tax shelter run by KPMG LLC.

  • August 30, 2007

    AGs Strike $16M Deal In Guidant Defibrillator Case

    Guidant Corp. on Thursday agreed to shell out $16.75 million to bury a lawsuit filed by 36 state attorneys general who accused the medical device maker of continuing to sell implantable heart defibrillators even after it discovered they were prone to short circuiting.

  • August 30, 2007

    USAA Fights Bid To Add State Claims To FLSA Suit

    Accused of denying its special investigators overtime pay, the United Services Automobile Association has opposed plaintiffs' bid to amend their Fair Labor Standards Act collective action to include California state law claims, arguing that introducing those claims would “engender confusion.”

  • August 30, 2007

    TFT-LCD Parties Split Over DOJ's Stay Request

    Plaintiffs and defendants in the purported antitrust class action alleging collusion among TFT-LCD manufacturers filed motions Wednesday in response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s request to put the case on hold for a year.

  • August 30, 2007

    Abbott Off The Hook In $5.5B J&J Merger Suit

    The court overseeing Johnson & Johnson's $5.5 billion lawsuit over its failed bid to acquire Guidant Corp. has dismissed the case against Abbott Laboratories and tossed out a claim of tortious interference against Boston Scientific Corp., which ultimately purchased Guidant.

  • August 30, 2007

    Parker Hannifin Named In Five Antitrust Class Actions

    Industrial equipment maker Parker Hannifin Corp. admitted Wednesday that a subsidiary of the company, Parker ITR, has been named in five class action lawsuits and has been issued a grand jury subpoena related to antitrust allegations.

  • August 30, 2007

    Deloitte Sued For Gender And Age Discrimination

    A former female director of Deloitte Consulting LLP’s human capital practice on Wednesday filed a lawsuit alleging gender and age discrimination against the company.

  • August 31, 2007

    Whistle-blower Suit Over Pfizer's Lipitor Unsealed

    The U.S. government has declined to intervene in a whistle-blower case brought by a former medical director at Pfizer Inc. who accused the drug giant of promoting off-label uses for its cholesterol-lowering medicine Lipitor, prompting a federal judge to order that the complaint be unsealed.

  • August 29, 2007

    Lerach Calls It Quits To Focus On Kickback Probe

    Legendary class action attorney Bill Lerach has quit his practice in order to resolve a federal probe into client kickbacks at his old firm, announcing his retirement to put the “matter behind me once and for all.”

  • August 29, 2007

    Rigas Family Urges Court To Ban Deloitte's Retreat

    A lawyer for the founders of bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp. has filed a petition to a Pennsylvania state court to block moves by auditors Deloitte & Touche LLP to withdraw their fraud case against the family.

  • August 29, 2007

    Subprime Defaults Force Hedge Fund Into Ch. 15

    Volatility related to subprime lending defaults forced yet another financial company to file for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday.

  • August 29, 2007

    Two Plaintiffs Added In Citigroup FLSA Suit

    Putative class members in a lawsuit accusing Citigroup Inc. of improperly classifying certain employees as exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act have added two new plaintiffs to the suit, which seeks relief under both federal and state law.

  • August 29, 2007

    Delphi Clears Last Labor Hurdle

    A judge has signed off on an agreement between bankrupt Delphi Corp. and the United Steelworkers, the last labor puzzle for the company to work out before it can emerge from Chapter 11.

  • August 29, 2007

    Lawmakers Mull Bill To Curb Unsafe Chinese Imports

    Two U.S. lawmakers are reportedly set to introduce legislation to address mounting concerns over product safety standards for Chinese imports following a rash of recalls in recent months.

  • August 29, 2007

    GM Remains in ERISA Suit, Pension Fund Tossed

    A judge has found that pension fund General Motors Investment Management Corp. lacked sufficient discretion over the two pension plans whose alleged mismanagement is the subject of a class action by GM employees and tossed the pension fund from the suit.

  • August 29, 2007

    Judge Throws Out AEP Suit Against BofA

    AEP Energy Services Gas Holding Company's action against Bank of America NA over AEP's 2001 purchase of an energy company from Enron Corp. has been dismissed in its entirety, with a judge closing off the possibility of any further amendments to AEP's complaint.

  • August 29, 2007

    Judge Pushes Back Timetable For Coudert

    Currently in wind-down mode, Coudert Brothers LLP has scored another 150 days to solicit votes for its Chapter 11 plan, only weeks after the dissolved international law firm received an extra two months to accomplish that task.