class action litigation
5 Hot Trends in Workforce Class Actions
Plaintiffs' lawyers filed more employment-related class action cases in 2018, although the value of the largest settlements fell dramatically.
Shareholder Lawsuits Over M&A Deals Are Declining
With "disclosure-only" settlements falling out of favor with courts, fewer investors are suing companies for additional information on planned deals.
Can Companies Bar Workers from Filing Class-Action Claims?
The Supreme Court seeks to clarify whether workers can be compelled to sign agreements that prevent them from banding together to sue employers.
Exposure to Wage-and-Hour Class Actions Heightens
For plaintiffs' lawyers, it's growing easier to get wage-and-hour cases certified and to win settlements from employers.
Delaware Judge Deals Blow to Shareholder Lawsuits
The decision in a suit challenging a takeover is "a nail in the coffin" of so-called disclosure settlements, an expert says.
PwC to Pay Investors $55M Over Madoff Losses
The settlement averts a trial of investor claims that PwC failed to properly audit the books of the largest operator of "feeder funds" to Madoff.
RBC Loses Appeal of $75M Class-Action Award
The Delaware Supreme Court upholds a verdict that found RBC Capital liable for misleading a client it was advising in a merger deal.
OSG Investors Settle Tax Debt Case for $16.2M
After nearly three years of litigation, the tanker company's former CFO is among the defendants who agreed to settle securities fraud claims.