A federal judge has granted PPL Corp. summary judgment on the price squeeze claim in the suit dozens of Pennsylvania boroughs filed against the utility five years ago over power rates. In so doing, he excised the last remaining Sherman Act claim from the case.
US Airways Inc. was unable to get an emotional distress claim tossed on Wednesday in a gender and sexual discrimination suit filed against it by a temporary office administrator who was passed over for a permanent position at the airline.
GlaxoSmithKline has moved to strike portions of the plaintiffs' expert witness testimony in discovery for a case alleging that the antidepressant Paxil caused the plaintiff's violent behavior and suicide attempt.
A feud over compensation sought by the financial advisers of bankrupt Werner Holding Co. has taken a curious turn, with a creditor now decrying fees for work performed defending the fees.
Plaintiffs have sufficiently pled that manufacturers conspired to fix linerboard prices in violation of the Sherman Act, a federal judge affirmed Thursday, while limiting the plaintiffs' proposed class period.
As the U.S. style of litigating product liability cases stretches to Europe, Reed Smith LLP has expanded its pool of international attorneys so that it can better handle product liability cases on both continents.
A federal judge dismissed most—but not all—of the claims brought by state attorneys general against Dynamic Random Access Memory manufacturers on Friday in an ongoing multidistrict antitrust litigation over alleged price-fixing in the industry.
Hinting at internal strife, nearly a dozen members of the Philadelphia Transport Workers Union have accused the administration of their local branch of deliberately trying to shut them out of the labor organization's election process.
Pennsylvania has dropped its lawsuit against health care giants Schering-Plough Corp., Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc. and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., which accused them of striking a pact to keep the generic version of heart drug K-Dur 20 from reaching the market.
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.
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 federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of two former Commerce Bank executives, a former Philadelphia city treasurer and two others in a wide-ranging 2005 case involving allegations of corruption in connection with the way companies were given city contracts in Philadelphia.
The founders of bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp. have slammed threats by accounting firm Deloitte & Touche to refile claims against the jailed executives at a later date, after it withdrew its case just weeks before the trial was set to start.
After months of back and forth, The New York State Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the $7.3 billion merger of KeySpan Corp. and British power giant National Grid PLC, removing one of the last remaining obstacles to the buyout deal.
Exelon Corp. has lashed out at a bid by employees who sued the electric utility for allegedly charging unreasonable 401(k) plan fees to lift a stay, arguing that the stay should remain in place in anticipation of an appellate ruling that may inform theories of liability in the ERISA class action.
An appeals court has tossed out a potential class action against AstraZeneca alleging deceptive advertising in its marketing of blockbuster Nexium, ruling the state consumer protection claims were preempted by federal law.
Hoping to pursue a two-pronged campaign against Merck & Co., the attorneys involved in the Fosamax product liability litigation have asked the court to certify a class of plaintiffs apart from those who claim to have suffered painful deterioration of the jaw after taking the osteoporosis medication.
FedEx Corp. has been hit with a new lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas that alleges the package delivery company is liable for infringing a single patent relating to bar codes.
The plaintiffs in a suit against Pfizer Inc. have sought class action certification from a federal judge in Manhattan, marking the latest development in a series of legal battles between pharmaceutical companies and workers who claim the companies improperly classified them as exempt from overtime pay.
The European Commission has asked member states to withdraw certain Chinese toothpastes from their markets, after finding that the products are counterfeit and contain a poisonous substance.