Decas Cranberry Products Inc. asked a Massachusetts federal court Wednesday to declare that Union Standard Insurance Co. owes it $215,000 for defense coverage in an underlying suit by Ocean Spray Cranberry Inc. claiming Decas made false and slanderous claims about the rival.
A European Union commissioner on Monday continued to push for a pan-European strategy for protecting information stored in the cloud, an initiative that attorneys say will win support if it sheds strict international transfer rules contained in the bloc's recently proposed data protection overhaul.
A New Jersey federal judge Monday trimmed a putative class action accusing Smart Balance Inc. of misrepresenting the amount of fat in “fat free” milk, tossing claims of consumer fraud but allowing the plaintiffs to pursue breach of warranty claims.
A California state judge on Wednesday refused to revive a class action accusing Wells Fargo Bank NA of misrepresenting the terms of its loan and mortgage modification programs and unlawfully foreclosing on homeowners’ property, concluding again that the modificiation agreements were unenforceable.
A Washington federal judge on Wednesday granted The Washington Post's request for access to the names of the jurors who acquitted former Major League Baseball pitching ace Roger Clemens of lying to Congress about his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs.
A New York federal judge signed off on a settlement Wednesday between Best Buy Stores LP and a class of consumers that had accused the retail giant of consistently failing to honor its guarantee to match competitors' prices.
A Washington federal judge on Tuesday said that an HTC Corp. unit and AccuWeather Inc. must face a proposed nationwide class action claiming the companies stiffed consumers by developing and distributing an app that needlessly tracked their locations.
A California conference committee passed two bills Wednesday that ban so-called dual-track foreclosures and robosignings by lenders and advance the passage of the state's proposed Homeowner Bill of Rights, which aims to protect homeowners from foreclosure fraud.
A Pennsylvania Democratic state representative on Tuesday became the latest lawmaker to unveil legislation that would require police to obtain a warrant before using domestic drones, amid widespread privacy and security concerns over the intrusiveness of this surveillance method.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it had received the go-ahead to research the effects of promotional offers in direct-to-consumer prescription drug print advertising, a study the agency first proposed nearly two years ago.
A key U.S. House of Representatives committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would eliminate what supporters call frivolous lawsuits by repealing a requirement that ATMs have both a placard informing consumers about transaction fees and a warning on the machine's video screen.
New Jersey lawmakers on Monday passed legislation extending from two years to five the period the state must wait to claim funds from dormant gift cards sold within its borders — an 11th-hour compromise on efforts for an outright repeal of a 2010 law making the funds seizable.
Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad have arrested 24 people in an international sting operation targeting Internet credit card fraud and other financial crimes, the FBI said Tuesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday to review whether plaintiffs pursuing an antitrust class action against Comcast Corp. needed to provide admissible evidence that damages could be assessed on a classwide basis before certification will give the justices an opportunity to build on their landmark Dukes decision, attorneys said.
Alaska’s Medicaid agency will pay $1.7 million to resolve potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act related to theft of a portable hard drive possibly containing protected health information, the first such settlement of its kind, federal officials said Tuesday.
A law firm may have run afoul of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when it filed foreclosure proceedings against a homeowner even though its client hadn't yet taken ownership of the mortgage, the Sixth Circuit ruled Tuesday.
PNC Bank NA on Tuesday agreed to fork over $90 million to settle a class action claiming it used a computer software scheme to illegally collect hundreds of millions of dollars in excessive overdraft fees.
OfficeMax North America Inc. can’t block courts from retroactively applying to a proposed class action the California Supreme Court's decision banning retailers from asking for customers' ZIP codes during credit card transactions, a California federal court ruled Monday.
Wyndham Worldwide Corp.'s failure to adequately secure hotel guests' personal information led to three breaches and millions of dollars in fraud losses, the Federal Trade Commission alleged in a suit filed Tuesday that echoed claims the agency has previously asserted against Facebook Inc. and Google Inc.
A Pennsylvania federal judge again refused to toss a proposed class action claiming LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc. illegally distributed damaging information about retail workers to current and potential employers, rejecting the company’s argument that new allegations were time-barred.