A federal appeals court has affirmed an infringement ruling in favor of Urban Outfitters Inc. and against BCBG Max Azria Group Inc. in a lawsuit over Urban Outfitters' “Free People” mark, but has remanded the case to the district court to reconsider the granting of attorneys' fees under the “exceptional case” doctrine.
A federal judge has granted conditional class certification in a suit accusing Pittsburgh-based paint and chemicals supplier PPG Industries Inc. of systematically discriminating against its older workers.
A judge has found that liability insurer Continental Casualty Co. does not have to provide coverage for a settlement between ACE American Insurance Co. and Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. over a disputed damage claim arising from a listeria outbreak at one of the poultry producer’s plants.
A federal judge has refused to throw out Crown Coal & Coke Co.'s lawsuit against Compass Point Resources LLC, ruling that the rival coal and coke seller created by two former Crown Coal executives must face claims that the employees stole confidential information about the company's business relationships before leaving.
A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a putative class action overtime case brought against AstraZeneca LP by a former pharmaceutical sales representative, holding that the plaintiff fell under an exemption to Pennsylvania state law overtime pay requirements for outside salespeople.
Three months after their proposed antitrust class action was thrown out for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, two U.S. companies have filed an amended complaint accusing a group of China-based magnesite exporters of conspiring to fix the mineral's price.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss or remand a proposed class action alleging Ford Motor Co.'s F-250 and F-350 trucks for model years 2005 to 2007 have defective front-end suspensions that put their drivers at risk.
Fidelity National Title Co. has agreed to pay $365,000 to settle claims by California's insurance regulator that it paid kickbacks to real estate agents and lenders in exchange for business referrals.
The U.S. Supreme Court may end up considering whether the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act preempts state law product liability claims after a federal appellate court issued a ruling that conflicts with one by the Georgia Supreme Court.
A group of osteopathic physicians and a chiropractor accused of perpetrating a massive insurance fraud against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. have been ordered to pay around $15 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the insurer.
A federal judge overseeing litigation alleging a price-fixing conspiracy in the mushroom market has denied summary judgment motions by defendants who argued they were immune to antitrust charges.
Stunned by a decision that in one fell swoop brought back to life most of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s contentious rules to root out prosecution abuses and shrink the application backlog, many intellectual property experts say they believe the ruling is ripe for appeal.
A casino developer has sued plaintiffs powerhouse firm Milberg LLP and several former partners, accusing them of extorting $18 million from the company to settle two securities class actions in 2000.
Weighing in on a dispute over a $5 million insurance payout, an appeals court backed the lower court’s decision to bar St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co. from seeking reimbursement from a contractor for damages during construction of a landmark building in Philadelphia.
A judge has refused to grant class certification in a proposed collective action that accused Portage National Bank of failing to properly compensate its employees for time in excess of scheduled weekly hours and not paying employees for hours worked but not recorded.
A federal judge has agreed to put a hold on proceedings in a two-year-old infringement suit launched by Synthes Inc.'s North American unit against Howmedica Osteonics Corp. after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed to re-examine the asserted bone plate patent.
A federal magistrate judge has denied Eli Lilly & Co.’s request for depositions from two Montana mental health officers as multidistrict litigation continues over the drugmaker's blockbuster Zyprexa.
A group of AT&T Corp. call center workers has earned conditional class status in a collective wage-and-hour action against the telecommunications giant, the second such group to win certification in the past six months.
The mandatory arbitration provision in a Pennsylvania-based law firm's corporate bylaws doesn't preclude a shareholder from taking the firm to court for sex discrimination, an appellate court has affirmed, reasoning that the arbitration deal wasn't explicit.
Saul Ewing LLP has laid off seven associates and seven staff employees, its second round of layoffs in the face of a deepening recession.