The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a bid to
reduce the 25-year sentence of the founder of a failed Orlando
bank for his role in defrauding a Milwaukee investment firm of
$179 million by selling it fake loans.
Several environmental groups have filed suit against the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco federal
court, alleging that it is not properly regulating industrial
coke ovens that they say emit known carcinogens.
Rental car company Hertz does not have to face a proposed
class action accusing it of using debt collectors to bill
customers for damage to cars months after the vehicles were
turned in, a federal judge in California has ruled.
A federal judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit against
Remington Arms by a Montana mother and father who allege that
their teenage son accidentally shot and killed himself because
of defective triggers on Remington rifles that can fire without
Pioneer Credit Recovery, a collector of student loans for
the U.S. Department of Education, will have to face a lawsuit
accusing it of charging collection fees from borrowers before
they were due, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled.
A Texas firm accused of copying a custom wedding barn from a
competitor must pull any advertising with its barn's image, a
federal judge ruled, rejecting the firm's argument that no one
has the exclusive right to build white barns.
A federal judge in the Court of Federal Claims has dismissed
a lawsuit by Taylor Energy Company seeking the return of $432
million it set aside to contain oil that has been leaking since
a hurricane struck one of its offshore platforms in 2004.
Sportswear maker Patagonia has filed suit against
Anheuser-Busch, accusing the beer company of trademark
infringement for copying its name and logo for a new brand of
beer it recently launched at Colorado ski resorts.
An Alabama couple who allege they lost $650,000 to
fraudsters selling purported certificates of deposit on a fake
bank of New York Mellon website have sued the bank and Wells
Fargo, which allegedly processed a wire transfer to the
A federal judge in Boston has dismissed a proposed class
action against General Electric Co by Japanese homeowners and
businesses affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster,
ruling that Japan is a better forum for the lawsuit.