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Judge Refuses To Grant Injunction Prohibiting International Arbitration
Posted on 5 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California federal judge on June 1 denied a Korean corporation's motion for preliminary injunction to restrain a walnut distributor from proceeding with an arbitration case against it in the International Chamber of Commerce... Read More

Hawaii Federal Judge Says Construction Defects Are Not An Occurrence
Posted on 2 May 2012 by Mealeys

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... Read More

Minnesota Federal Judge: Worker's Eye Injury Is Not A Disability
Posted on 1 May 2012 by Mealeys

MINNEAPOLIS - A disability discrimination claim by a former employee of a nationwide food service company fails because the man's eye injury did not cause him to be disabled, a Minnesota federal judge held April 27 (Jeff Knutson v. Schwan's Home... Read More

3rd Circuit: Hiring Preference For Government Workers Does Not Constitute Bias
Posted on 1 May 2012 by Mealeys

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... Read More

Skechers Agrees To Pay $45 Million To Settle Class Claims Over Toning Shoes
Posted on 21 May 2012 by Mealeys

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... Read More

Broadcasting Company Seeks Approval Of $11M Stalking Horse Deal With Hotwire
Posted on 1 May 2012 by Mealeys

WILMINGTON, Del. - Bankrupt broadcasting company Capitol Infrastructure LLC on April 27 moved in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for approval of an $11 million Stalking Horse agreement for the sale of the company (In Re: Capitol... Read More

N.J. Appeals Court Affirms Pretrial Rulings In State's 1st Aredia/Zometa Trial
Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

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... Read More

Professional Basketball Team Sacramento Kings Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Posted on 26 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento Kings professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association on April 24 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California, listing debts between $1 million... Read More