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Professional Basketball Team Sacramento Kings Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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 and $10 million (In Re: Kings Professional Basketball...

Broadcasting Company Seeks Approval Of $11M Stalking Horse Deal With Hotwire

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 Infrastructure LLC, No. 12-11362, Chapter 11, D....

Minnesota Federal Judge: Worker's Eye Injury Is Not A Disability

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 Service, Inc. and The Schwan Food Company, No....

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...

Judge Refuses To Grant Injunction Prohibiting International Arbitration

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 (ICC), finding that the terms and conditions reached...

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...