An Illinois appeals panel has ruled a group of more than 50 NFL players waited too long to sue the maker of the helmets they wore in their playing days, as the players neglected to sue helmet manufacturer Riddell when they first sued the National Football League, alone. However, one former player did sue in time, the appeals court ruled.
A federal judge has trashed a $16 million settlement deal the U .S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission reached with Kraft Foods, because commissioners’ public statements said too much about what Kraft believed was a confidential settlement.
A federal magistrate judge has endorsed a colleague’s ruling requiring certain Cook County officials, including former State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, to answer questions about the county’s lawsuit alleging Bank of America employed discriminatory lending practices.
A federal judge has grounded a putative class action suit vs in-flight Internet provider Gogo, saying the plaintiffs failed to show company officials knew the gravity of a hardware problem when they made sunny statements to investors.
A federal judge has ruled bankruptcy laws should block lawyers representing the village of Melrose Park from continuing to sue the owners of a now-shuttered suburban hospital for using federal bankruptcy protection to close the hospital, despite a state court order blocking the owners from locking the doors at the financially-troubled health care facility.
A federal appeals panel has blocked a federal judge from forcing officials with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission from testifying or facing potential contempt charges amid an inquiry over whether press releases about a deal between the federal agency and Kraft Foods violated a gag order.
A class action lawsuit can proceed against aerospace giant Northrop Grumman, after a federal judge ruled in favor of former employees arguing that they and others were entitled to severance pay that they never received.
Hip hop artist The Game will be on the hook to pay $7 million in damages to a woman who accused him of sexual assault, after a federal appeals panel denied him new proceedings in the lawsuit she filed.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has warned his fellow AGs that a reported $50 billion settlement of opioid claims will fall apart unless the states demand tight controls on fees to private lawyers and make sure the rest of the money is directed toward programs designed to address the opioid crisis, instead of state general funds.
The U.S. Justice Department has jumped into an antitrust lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors, arguing a deal the association inked with the federal government years ago may not cover the claims at issue in the antitrust suit.
A federal judge has tossed discrimination claims brought by a fired female instructor at Moody Bible Institute, as the judge ruled the lawsuit was barred by Supreme Court decisions mostly shielding churches and religious schools from discrimination laws.
The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined a medical device manufacturer did not defame a former employee by including his name on a list of “compliance risks” it gave to the U.S. Justice Department as part of an investigation-ending agreement.