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Abbey Spanier LLP: 3rd Circuit Joins 7th, 9th Circuits Holding That Federal Common Law Standard For Successor Liability Applies To FLSA Claims
Posted on 9 Apr 2014 by Abbey Spanier

Last week, the Third Circuit issued a precedential decision holding that the federal common law standard for successor liability is applicable to claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act [ enhanced opinion available to lexis.com subscribers ... Read More

High Court's Certiorari Denial Allows Digital Music Antitrust Class To Proceed
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by Mark Rogers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 10 declined to grant a petition for certiorari filed by the nation's four top record labels, which sought review of a ruling by the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that allowed... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Single Publication Notice of Class Action Settlement Did Not Bar Subsequent Lawsuit
Posted on 13 Sep 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Alan S. Kaplinsky and Burt M. Rublin The Second Circuit has held that a plaintiff's lawsuit against a debt collector alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was not barred even though she was a member of a settlement... Read More

Illinois High Court Won't Block Reopening Of $10.1 Billion Light Cigarette Case
Posted on 29 Sep 2011 by Michael Lefkowitz

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - (Mealey's) The Illinois Supreme Court on Sept. 28 declined to hear Philip Morris Inc.'s appeal of an intermediate appeals court ruling that reopens a case that resulted in a $10.1 billion verdict against the tobacco giant for... Read More

Judge Approves $730 Million Securities Settlement With Citigroup, Shareholders
Posted on 21 Aug 2013 by Timothy Raub

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) A federal judge in New York on August 20 granted final approval of a securities class action settlement between investors and Citigroup Inc. and others, ruling that the terms of the settlement meet the statutory guidelines... Read More

9th Circuit Panel Reinstates $280 Million Verdict In Apollo Group Investor Class Action
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by Timothy Raub

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) Ruling that a federal district court erred in granting Apollo Group Inc. judgment as a matter of law, a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on June 23 reversed the district court's ruling and remanded with instructions... Read More

2nd Circuit Enforces FLSA Class Action Waiver
Posted on 23 Aug 2013 by Kevin M. LaCroix

Earlier this summer when the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Italian Colors v. American Express , in which the Court enforced a class action waiver in an arbitration agreement to compel the claimants to arbitrate their antitrust claims, the decision... Read More

Capital One To Pay $10 Million To Settle APR Class Action
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Michael J. Lello

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) Capital One Bank NA USA has agreed to pay $10 million to resolve claims that it promoted its credit card services as offering low fixed annual percentage rates and then later abruptly increased them, according to a document... Read More

Federal Judge Rejects Marlboro Smokers' Medical Monitoring Claims
Posted on 18 Jan 2011 by Michael Lefkowitz

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - (Mealey's) A New York federal judge on Jan. 13 dismissed a lawsuit by Marlboro smokers seeking certification of a class to require Philip Morris USA to pay for medical monitoring, saying that because all cigarettes are dangerous,... Read More

$1.9M Tobacco Verdict Reversed By Florida Appeals Court On Statute Of Limitations
Posted on 23 Feb 2012 by Tom Moylan

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - (Mealey's) A Florida state appeals court panel on Feb. 22 reversed a $1.9 million tobacco death judgment against Philip Morris USA Inc., saying that a jury's answer about when a deceased plaintiff knew about her injury... Read More

Minnesota Supreme Court Says Tobacco Settlement Bars 'Light Cigarette' Suit
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Michael Lefkowitz

ST. PAUL, Minn. - (Mealey's) The Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between 46 states and major tobacco companies precludes private suits for wrongful conduct occurring even after the settlement's 1998 execution, a divided Minnesota Supreme Court... Read More

California Federal Judge Denies Class Certification In Securities Lawsuit Against China Agritech
Posted on 25 May 2012 by Kevin M. LaCroix

During 2010 and 2011, a number of securities class action lawsuits were filed against U.S.-listed Chinese companies. Plaintiffs' lawyers seemed eager to pursue these cases despite likely procedural and practical challenges such as likely difficulties... Read More

AIG Securities Class Settles For $725 Million
Posted on 20 Jul 2010 by Dylan McGuire

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) American International Group Inc. (AIG) has agreed to pay $725 million to resolve a class action brought against it in a New York federal court by investors who allege that the company engaged in bid-rigging and accounting improprieties... Read More