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- IPALCO plaintiffs cede control of case. Olson, Scott // Indianapolis Business Journal;10/27/2003, Vol. 24 Issue 33, p6A
Reports that the former shareholders of IPALCO Enterprises Inc. have relinquished control of their complaint to others after a federal judge consolidated 13 class action lawsuits accusing the utility and its parent of securities fraud. Combination of the lawsuits for IPALCO and parent company...
- Heartland Misses Deadline for Class Action Response. Fine, Jacob // Bond Buyer;3/20/2002, Vol. 339 Issue 31348, p5
Reports the class action suit filed by investors in the Heartland high- yield municipal bond funds against PricewaterhouseCoppers and Heartland Group Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Failure of Heartland to meet deadline for response set by the court; Motion of the two firms for dismissal of the...
- Michigan Lawsuits Target Franchise Fee. Haugsted, Linda // Multichannel News;3/8/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p22
Focuses on the class-action suits filed by Charfoos and Christensen P.C. in Michigan claiming that towns collect more money from cable consumers in the form of franchise fees than regulators need to recoup their costs. Target cities of the lawsuit; Provision of a federal law on localities'...
- Fee plan dropped after legal threat. // Utility Week;5/5/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p10
The article reports on the dismissal of plans to publish suppliers' internal pricing data for grid fees by Germany's Federal Network Agency following the threat of legal action by a group of municipal utilities. There were more than 70 municipal utilities that had applied to the Dusseldorf Upper...
- Trouble in Travel Land. Parloff, Roger // Fortune;5/11/2009, Vol. 159 Issue 10, p22
The article discusses class-action lawsuits filed against Internet travel companies. Attorneys argue that firms such as Expedia and Priceline have failed to pay all local occupancy taxes associated with the hotel rooms they sell. Although over 40 municipalities in the U.S. have filed suits,...
- Okeson v. City of Seattle. Krohn, Karin // Urban Lawyer;Fall2007, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p1060
The article focuses on the classroom lawsuit of Okenson vs. City of Seattle. The Supreme Court of Washington held that although a policy by a municipal utility provider to reduce greenhouse emissions in an effort to combat global warming was noble, it constituted a general government purpose, as...
- Furnace makers target plastic vent pipe failures. Mader, Robert P. // Contractor Magazine;Jun97, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p1
Reports on a lawsuit filed in Massachusetts against several manufacturers of plastic vent pipes by a number of furnace makers. Furnace manufacturers' claims against the manufacturers of these pipes; Charges of the lawsuit.
- Courts Challenged On Approval Of Class Action Suit Certifications Despite Geographic Diversities. // Insurance Advocate;3/31/2003, Vol. 114 Issue 13, p20
Reports on the efforts of Washington Legal Foundation to induce the Oklahoma Supreme Court to limit the certification of class action lawsuits despite geographic diversities. Application of the Michigan Law; Avoidance of the trial judge in unmanageability problem.
- `Sprawling' asbestos class loses certification. Goodman III, William F. // Defense Counsel Journal;Oct97, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p633
Discusses class actions on asbestos litigation under Rule 23. Requisites of Rule 23; Implications of the over-all tone of Justice Ginsburg's opinion; Heightening of the settlements standard.