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June 21, 2012
Allis-Chalmers Energy Inc. and its subsidiaries agreed Wednesday
to pay $1.9 million to settle two class actions alleging the oil
and gas servicing company only paid its field operators regular
daily wages even though they often worked overtime.
June 15, 2012
WellPoint has agreed to pay $90 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 700,000 former members of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. ("Anthem"). The parties had been scheduled to begin a jury trial on June 18, 2012 in federal court in Indianapolis on legal claims arising from Anthem's 2001 conversion from a mutual company, owned by its insured policyholders, to a stock company. . .
May 25, 2012
A class of homeowners sued JPMorgan Chase & Co. affiliates
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA and Chase Insurance Agency Inc. in New York
on Thursday, accusing them of forcing homeowners to buy more flood
insurance than they needed.
Chase Bank, as the loans'...
May 24, 2012
PHILADELPHIA, PA - On May 23, 2012, Berger & Montague, P.C.
class action lawsuit in the United States District Court,
Southern District of New York, on behalf of all persons who
purchased the common stock of Facebook, Inc. ("Facebook" or...
May 22, 2012
While many victims of the MF Global collapse are still waiting
on various government investigations to lead to a prosecution of
those responsible, civil litigation involving losses incurred by
former MF Global commodity customers can move forward as a...
May 18, 2012
A shareholder on Wednesday filed a proposed class action against
ViroPharma Inc. seeking damages for stock losses allegedly
sustained after the company wrongly led investors to believe it had
secured three years of market exclusivity for its signature...
May 2, 2012
A New York federal judge Monday signed off on American Express
Co.'s $49.5 million deal to settle class claims that the credit
card giant conspired with banks to impose hidden foreign currency
conversion fees on customers.
The settlement came last...
April 19, 2012
A California federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss
accusations that the late Steve Jobs had orchestrated a series of
uncompetitive agreements between Apple Inc., Google Inc., and other
tech companies to not poach each other's engineers.
April 11, 2012
With fewer opportunities to bring new cases over the financial
crisis, many shareholder plaintiffs have redirected their aim to
corporate transactions, bringing a flood of class actions over
mergers and acquisitions in 2011, according to a report...
March 21, 2012
Goldman Sachs Group
Inc lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding
investors by selling risky debt linked to subprime mortgages that
it planned to bet against.
U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan said the hedge
March 21, 2012
An investor class action claiming Goldman Sachs Group
Inc. bet against its own products can go forward, a federal
judge ruled Wednesday in an opinion critical of the giant's
allegedly "cynical" conduct in the run-up to the financial
March 15, 2012
Securities class-action lawsuits, long a booming area of the
law, dropped substantially in 2011, hitting a decade low, according
to a study released Wednesday by Stanford University Law School and
Cornerstone Research, a consulting and...
February 13, 2012
A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday denied a bid by Citigroup Inc. and Discover Bank to dismiss a long-running antitrust suit accusing them of conspiring with American Express and Wells Fargo to impose mandatory arbitration clauses on credit card holders from 1999 to 2003. And as detailed in the decision, much of the alleged conspiracy unfolded alongside the banks' in-house and outside counsel.
February 10, 2012
Litigation over arbitration clauses is as ubiquitous as Marc
Jacobs frocks at Lincoln Center during New York's Fashion Week.
(Not a fashionista? Then let's just say we here at On the Case
can't stop writing about plaintiffs trying to get around...
February 9, 2012
Air Canada on Wednesday resolved allegations that it conspired
with other airlines to fix the price of freight shipping to and
from the U.S., becoming the latest company to settle in a
multidistrict litigation that has now netted customers nearly $500...
February 8, 2012
A New York federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss claims
against Discover Bank and Citigroup Inc. in the multidistrict
litigation claiming credit card issuers conspired to insert
anti-competitive arbitration clauses in their customer
February 6, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, February 6, 2012 - The law firm of Berger
& Montague, P.C., with the law firm of Cohn Lifland Pearlman
Herrmann & Knopf LLP serving as local counsel, has brought
a class action in state court in New Jersey against the Housing...
February 3, 2012
A class of current and former employees of Nebraska Beef Ltd. on
Thursday reached a preliminary $3.9 million settlement agreement
with the meatpacker over claims that the company didn't pay workers
for time spent donning protective gear and performing...
January 20, 2012
A class of employees suing technology and media giants including
Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in California over alleged agreements
not to recruit each other's employees said Thursday that evidence
the companies provided to federal antitrust regulators...
January 20, 2012
Drug buyer plaintiffs in a putative antitrust class action
accusing Braintree Laboratories Inc. of initiating baseless patent
litigation to block a generic version of the laxative MiraLax asked
a Delaware federal judge Friday to approve a $17.25 million...
January 18, 2012
In what is not the first and certainly will not be the last,
Berger & Montague has filed a lawsuit in the Southern District
of New York against Jon Corzine, numerous executives of MF Global,
CME Group and JP Morgan related to the missing segregated...
January 12, 2012
Although many thought that the SEC's nadir was their failure to
detect the Madoff and Stanford frauds, the missing $1.2 billion in
customer funds at MF Global shows
that the incompetence of financial regulators in the United States
has now sunk to...
January 11, 2012
If there's one thing the law teaches, it's that there's almost nothing new under the sun. Take MF Global's alleged misuse of its customers' brokerage accounts -- and the related disappearance of $1.2 billion of customer money -- in the run-up to MF's bankruptcy last fall. Shocking, yes, but you only have to look back a few years, to the 2005 collapse of the brokerage conglomerate Refco, to find the same alleged failure to segregate customer money.
January 10, 2012
A Nebraska magistrate judge on Monday advised the court to deny Farmland Foods Inc.'s bid for decertification of a collective action accusing the meat packer of stiffing workers on don and doff pay, saying that the employees are similarly situated enough to proceed together.
January 6, 2012
A lawsuit has been settled in the case of a Reading man who claimed he was denied a job in Breinigsville because of his race and a 30-year-old involuntary manslaughter conviction. Albert Dunn, 56, who is black, said his civil rights were violated when he was denied a job at an Amazon.com warehouse, according to the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. Dunn previously pleaded guilty to the 1981 shooting of a man who had threatened him and his family. Dunn, who was in his 20s at the time, pleaded guilty and served time in prison, according to the center.
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