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