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Magistrate Judge Finds Record Inadequate To Support Motion To Compel
Posted on 30 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

CONCORD, N.H. - A federal magistrate judge in New Hampshire on Oct. 25 denied a defendant company's motion to compel a former employee to produce communications she had with a legal advocate from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) after finding... Read More

D.C. Federal Judge Approves Settlement Of LivingSocial MDL
Posted on 26 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge on March 22 granted final approval of a $4.5 million settlement to be paid by an online daily deal site to end claims that it sold vouchers with illegal restrictions including expirations dates;... Read More

New York Federal Judge Allows Protestors' Class Claims To Proceed Against Officers
Posted on 12 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A New York federal judge on June 7 refused to dismiss a class complaint accusing New York City police officers of illegally arresting "Occupy Wall Street" protestors but agreed to dismiss Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the city and Commissioner... Read More

Antitrust Settlement With Chinese Vitamin C Maker Gains Final Approval
Posted on 24 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on Oct. 23 granted final approval to a $10.5 million settlement between direct and indirect purchasers and Aland (Jiangsu) Nutraceutical Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of vitamin C, on claims that the manufacturer... Read More

Jury Finds Chinese Vitamin C Makers Fixed Prices; $153.3M Judgment Entered
Posted on 15 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on March 14 entered judgment for $153.3 million after trebling a jury's $54.1 million verdict in favor of a direct purchaser class on its allegations that Chinese corporations participated in an illegal cartel... Read More

Rite Aid Settles Assistant Managers' Overtime Claims For $20.9 Million
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - A $20.9 million settlement of 15 lawsuits filed across the country alleging that Rite Aid Corp. illegally classified its assistant store managers as exempt in order to avoid paying them overtime wages received preliminary approval... Read More

Certification Of Indirect Purchaser Class In Wellbutrin XL Antitrust Case Stands
Posted on 12 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge in Pennsylvania on April 9 refused to reconsider her order granting certification of a class of indirect purchasers who are suing the producers and distributors of Wellbutrin XL for illegally conspiring to prevent generic... Read More

Judge Refuses To Remand Class Action Suit Over Prepayment Penalties
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge in Minnesota on July 19 refused to remand a class action lawsuit against Wilmington Finance Inc. over allegedly illegal prepayment penalties, ruling that the plaintiff was unable to show that the damages sought by the proposed... Read More

Federal Judge Certifies Subclasses In ATM Fees Notice Action
Posted on 27 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A federal judge in Tennessee on June 25 certified three subclasses in a suit in which a plaintiff says a credit union illegally failed to post notices on its ATMs regarding surcharges ( Vicki Cook Campbell v. Hope Community Credit Union... Read More

Settlement Reached With Chinese Vitamin C Maker In Antitrust Lawsuit
Posted on 23 May 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - Direct and indirect purchasers on May 21 filed for preliminary approval of a $10.5 million settlement with Aland (Jiangsu) Nutraceutical Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of Vitamin C, on claims that the manufacturer participated in an illegal... Read More

Direct Purchasers Oppose Chinese Vitamin C Makers' Motion To Vacate Judgment
Posted on 15 May 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A direct purchaser class on May 10 opposed Chinese vitamin C manufacturers' renewed motions for judgment and motion to reduce by $22.5 million a $253.3 million damages award in favor of the class on its allegations that Chinese corporations... Read More

Judge: Underlying Claims Are Not Based On Providing Legal Services; No Coverage
Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by Mealeys

OAKLAND, Calif. - Underlying complaints against an attorney insured do not create the potential for coverage under a lawyers' professional liability insurance policy because they are not based on providing legal services, a California federal judge... Read More

Class Suit Dismissed Without Defendant Moving For Dismissal
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

SAN DIEGO - A California federal judge, in an order filed Sept. 13, dismissed a California woman's class complaint alleging violations of California's false advertising laws, unfair competition laws and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act against... Read More

Several Claims By Direct Purchasers In Pool Products Antitrust MDL Continue
Posted on 16 Apr 2013 by Mealeys

NEW ORLEANS - Direct purchasers of pool products failed to state claims asserting per se illegal boycott and monopolization but sufficiently stated rule-of-reason and attempted monopolization claims to defeat motions to dismiss under the Sherman Act,... Read More

China Ministry Statements Excluded From Cartel Trial Against Chinese Manufacturers
Posted on 4 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - Written statements of the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, although relevant to the defenses of Chinese corporations accused of participating in an illegal cartel to fix prices and limit supply for exports of vitamin... Read More

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