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3rd Circuit: Hiring Preference For Government Workers Does Not Constitute Bias

PHILADELPHIA - Treating federal employees applying for another federal position differently from those candidates who have not worked for the federal government does not violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Third Circuit U.S. Court...

Hawaii Federal Judge Says Construction Defects Are Not An Occurrence

HONOLULU - Finding that construction defects do not amount to an occurrence under certain insurance policies, a federal judge in Hawaii on April 26 dismissed breach of contract and a number of other counterclaims brought by a contractor against its insurers ( Illinois National Insurance Company, et al...

Skechers Agrees To Pay $45 Million To Settle Class Claims Over Toning Shoes

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Skechers U.S.A. Inc., in a settlement agreement filed in Kentucky federal court on May 16, has agreed to pay $45 million to settle two California federal class action lawsuits alleging that the company's "toning" footwear were falsely advertised to improve posture, promote...

N.J. Appeals Court Affirms Pretrial Rulings In State's 1st Aredia/Zometa Trial

TRENTON, N.J. - A New Jersey appeals panel on June 13 affirmed several pretrial rulings in the state's first Aredia/Zometa jaw injury trial, including one that direct-to-consumer advertising by defendant Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. did not trigger New Jersey's exception to the learned intermediary...