- OxyContin class-action suit to proceed. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/30/2003, Vol. 169 Issue 7, p699
Reports that an Ohio appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that a statewide class action suit can proceed against Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the controversial painkiller oxycodone (OxyContin). Charges against the company; Reason OxyContin has earned the nickname hillbilly heroin.
- Court Denies Class-Action Status for GM Seed Suit. D'Amico, Esther // Chemical Week;10/8/2003, Vol. 165 Issue 36, p7
Reports on the decision of a U.S. District Court judge in Saint Louis, Missouri to deny requests by a group of farmers to grant class-action status to a price-fixing lawsuit against Monsanto and licensers of its genetically modified seeds in 2003. Allegations of the lawsuit.
- Purdue Pharma lawsuits dismissed. // Fairfield County Business Journal;6/2/2003, Vol. 42 Issue 22, p14
Reports on dismissal of lawsuits against Purdue Pharma LP., distributor of OxyContin tablets. Allegations against OxyContin; Background of cases against Purdue; Comments of Howard R. Udell, executive vice president of Purdue Pharma, on lawsuits filed against the company.
- Lawyer fees cause judge to wait on Netflix settlement. Liedtke, Michael // Buffalo Law Journal;3/30/2006, Vol. 78 Issue 26, p4
Presents information on a ruling issued by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Thomas Mellon Jr. regarding a proposed class action settlement against online service company Netflix Inc. on March 22, 2006. Reason behind the class action lawsuit; Decision of Mellon with regards to the fees to be...
- Nowhere to Hide. Epstein, Jack // Latin Trade (English);Jul2003, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p26
Focuses on a lawsuit filed against oil firm ChevronTexaco, which plaintiffs say left Ecuador with a toxic dump of spilled crude oil. Proliferation of class-action environmental lawsuits against corporations in Latin America as of July 1, 2003; Impact of the decision of a New York federal court...
- Green Tree Financial Corp. v. Brazzle: More for the Arbitrator's Plate. Appleby, Bethany L. // Franchising World;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p57
Focuses on the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on a class arbitration case between Green Tree Financial Corp. and Bazzle. Possibility that a particular arbitration can involve multiple claimants against a franchisor in a single arbitration proceeding; Basis of the decision of the court to...
- THE 'CLASS' WILL COME TO ORDER. Zinkewicz, Phil // Insurance Advocate;4/15/2002, Vol. 113 Issue 14, p2
Comments on the concept of class action lawsuits in the U.S.
- REMOVAL OF SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 CLAIMS AFTER SLUSA: WHAT CONGRESS CHANGED, AND WHAT IT LEFT ALONE. Costa, Jordan A. // St. John's Law Review;Fall2004, Vol. 78 Issue 4, p1193
Discusses the removal of the Securities Act in the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of U.S. Overview of the removal jurisdiction under the Federal Securities Laws; Information on the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995; Effect of the removal of the Securities Act on the...
- Group actions: bringing business to book. Day, Martyn // Consumer Policy Review;Sep/Oct2000, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p174
Discusses the concept of group legal actions in Great Britain. Historical background on group actions in Britain; Problems faced by groups in the country; Difference between the class actions in the United States and in Britain.