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Pfizer wins dismissal of U.S. investor class action ahead of trial
Tuesday July 08th 2014, 8:30 pm Filed under Vioxx lawsuit

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc won the dismissal Tuesday of a long-running shareholder class action accusing the company of misleading investors about the safety of its Celebrex and Bextra pain-relieving drugs. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in New York came ahead of a Sept. 9 trial in the case, which investors launched in 2004 and followed an earlier ... [News Source]

Law professor's harassment suit in Ohio settled
Tuesday July 08th 2014, 7:43 pm Filed under Sexual harassment lawsuit

CLEVELAND (AP) - A professor's lawsuit alleging a Cleveland law school dean retaliated against him for reporting alleged sexual harassment by the dean has been settled. [News Source]

Lawsuit demands Calif. stop approving pesticides that harm honeybees
Tuesday July 08th 2014, 5:59 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

California regulators violated the law by approving expanded use of pesticides that have been shown to hurt honeybees needed for pollinating key American crops, according to a lawsuit filed against the state by environmental groups on Tuesday. The lawsuit seeks an injunction prohibiting the state Department of Pesticide Regulation from approving any new neonicotinoid products or new uses of ... [News Source]

Court dismisses appeal in South Fraser Perimeter Road suit
Tuesday July 08th 2014, 5:48 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

Construction of the South Fraser Perimeter Road didn’t contravene an environmental covenant, according to a court ruling. [News Source]

Former Harley-Davidson employees file discrimination suit against staffing firm
Tuesday July 08th 2014, 4:38 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Several former Harley-Davidson employees have filed a discrimination lawsuit against a staffing firm. According to a story in USA Today, they allege that Infosys discriminated against American workers by replacing them with temporary workers from South Asia. Harley-Davidson contracted with Infosys to staff its delivery center. Infosys has disputed the claims. Infosys […] [News Source]

Corpbanca Shareholder Seeks Separate Review of Itau’s Bid
Tuesday July 08th 2014, 4:14 pm Filed under Shareholder lawsuit

A Corpbanca SA (CORPBANC) minority shareholder, the International Finance Corp., plans to hire an investment bank to assess Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ITUB4) ’s $2.2 billion offer to purchase the Chilean company. [News Source]

Court loss for Wells Fargo in L.A. discrimination lawsuit
Tuesday July 08th 2014, 3:04 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

A federal judge denies Wells Fargo's ( WFC -0.2% ) motion to have an appeals court decide whether Los Angeles has legal standing to recover damages under the U.S. Fair Housing Act. L.A. is suing the bank and three others over predatory lending it says led to a wave of foreclosures and lost tax revenue. The same judge two months ago turned down another motion by the bank to have the case ... [News Source]