Employees suing retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Wednesday asked a court to certify three sub-classes of plaintiffs in the purported class action, which alleges Wal-Mart violated California's labor laws by failing to fully compensate workers who left the company.
A recent slew of high-profile recalls has prompted calls for legislation that would give a shot in the arm to the faltering federal watchdog meant to police consumer goods, but experts say fixing the Consumer Product Safety Commission will take much more than a Band-Aid approach.
Months after relating two separately filed patent lawsuits by SpeedTrack Inc., a federal judge has stayed the suit against Office Depot Inc. to focus on the liability and damages issues in the case against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for allegedly infringing methods for accessing information from a storage system.
A package of bills geared toward boosting child safety by strengthening recall notification requirements, upping the civil penalty cap and adding safety provisions for certain products has passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
Werner Holding Co.'s unsecured creditors have hammered out a deal with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. over the millions it wanted for the ladder maker's employees' pensions, with the committee acceding to the claims but knocking them down to nonpriority status.
Firing back at allegations of negligence, Home Depot has rejected claims that it should be held liable for the alleged injury caused by Stand 'n Seal, a controversial grout sealant that once lined the store's shelves.
Coca Cola Corp. will have to produce all test results and advertising for its Enviga energy drink, a magistrate judge said on Thursday in a multidistrict litigation alleging that claims that Enviga burns more calories than it contains are fraudulent.
Model-train maker Lionel LLC has filed a new version of its Chapter 11 plan and disclosure statement, which includes an estimate from the debtors' financial adviser putting the value of reorganized Lionel somewhere between $88 million and $112 million.
Australian business giant Richard Pratt and his packaging company Visy Industries Ltd. will reportedly shell out close to $36 million for creating a cardboard-box cartel. It is the highest fine the country’s watchdog has ever levied.
Bausch & Lomb Inc. and patent holding company Rembrandt Vision Technologies LP said in a motion filed in court on Friday that they expect to settle a patent suit that Rembrandt filed two years ago over soft contact lens technology.
More than half a million children's toys, including Baby Einstein toy blocks, cups shaped like Frankenstein, and a variety of wooden toys, were recalled Thursday over concerns that they contain dangerous amounts of lead.
Plaintiffs in a securities class action against Sears Holding Corp. are fending off the company's attempts to dismiss the suit, claiming that top officers of Sears unit Kmart Corp. made false statements to conceal the true value of the company's real estate.
Interstate Bakeries Corp. has won another month of exclusivity to file its reorganization plan, a request lodged with the bankruptcy court last month after it shelved negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
The economic impact of the second-largest beef recall in U.S. history involving more than 21.7 million pounds of ground beef products has forced Topps Meat Co. LLC to go out of business, effective immediately, the company said Friday.
To the dismay of European independent music companies, the European Commission on Wednesday approved the merger of the music arms of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG for a second time.
In the ongoing securities litigation against Avon Products, a battle has erupted over the potential relevance of a recent order in a separate ERISA suit against Schering-Plough.
The European Commission announced Wednesday that it has fined five companies €183.651 million for participating in a cartel that manipulated the market for bitumen, a by-product of oil refining used in making asphalt for roads, from 1991 to 2002.
Two brothers in Utah have filed suit against Apple Inc. and Nike Inc. for allegedly infringing on patents regarding footwear that keeps track of exercise statistics with the companies' joint product, Nike + iPod Sport Kit.
Responding to the recent wave of toy recalls, Rep. Jim Walsh (R-N.Y.) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday that would tighten safety standards for products marketed to children.
The massive recall of more than 21 million pounds of tainted ground beef has sparked a renewed debate over a provision that would give states the power to inspect meat that is sold across state borders.