Content about Company Legal Issues

July 3, 2014

In February, a company called SawStop filed an antitrust lawsuit against four major toolmakers, claiming they had conspired against SawStop founder Stephen Gass in blocking the standardization of his injury-prevention technology.

June 19, 2014

An investor of China Ceramics Co, Ltd. has filed a federal securities fraud class action complaint against the company, citing misleading statements that allegedly violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, according to Robbins Arroyo LLP.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, maintain that China Ceramics misled investors between March 30, 2012 and May 1, 2014.

June 17, 2014

The National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association asked an appeals court to overturn a federal judge’s approval of a lawsuit settlement over Visa and MasterCard’s credit card swipe fees, saying it was negotiated by only a handful of merchants and would do nothing to bring the fees under control.

May 20, 2014

A new class action suit against Ply Gem Holdings is charging the exterior building products manufacturer with misrepresenting its financial performance.

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP announced the suit on Monday, which is being filed on behalf of an institutional investor in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Ply Gem shares related to its May 22, 2013 IPO.

January 3, 2014

The National Retail Federation today formally filed an appeal of the antitrust lawsuit settlement covering credit card swipe fees.

The retail group called on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court’s ruling. 

December 18, 2013

Winchester, Va.-based Trex Co. announced that on Dec. 16, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted final approval of a settlement that resolves a nationwide class action lawsuit alleging misrepresentations and defects in Trex’s first-generation composite products relating to mold growth and color issues.

The cost to Trex under the settlement is capped at $8.25 million, plus $1.475 million in attorneys’ fees. 

September 10, 2013

At a cost capped at $8.25 million plus attorney’s fees, Trex Co. is settling a California lawsuit connected to mold in an early version of its decking product.

Trex, the largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, said the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted preliminary approval of a settlement agreement that will resolve a nationwide class action lawsuit filed in California alleging problems in Trex’s first-generation composite products relating to mold growth and color issues.

August 27, 2013

Minnesota carpet cleaning service Zerorez is filing a lawsuit against its competitor, Distinctive Cleaning, for a litany of complaints that include trademark infringement, false advertising and deceptive practices.

The federal lawsuit filed in the Minnesota District Court on Mon. referenced instances in which Distinctive Cleaning misled its customers regarding Zerorez's patented technology, which claims to clean without leaving residue behind.

August 22, 2013

At a cost capped at $8.25 million plus attorney's fees, Trex Co. is settling a California lawsuit  connected to mold in an early version of its decking product. 

July 12, 2013

Criminal convictions should have an expiration date and shouldn’t be considered indefinitely by employers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) indicated in a pair of lawsuits filed June 11, 2013.

Dollar General lawsuit

The EEOC also sued Dolgencorp, doing business as Dollar General, in Chicago. For 10 years Dollar General made certain types of convictions a disqualifying factor.

December 27, 2012

Sherwin-Williams says its packaging is being infringed by Wooster Brush Co. and has sued the competitor to cease and desist. 

An article in Crain’s Cleveland Business describes the lawsuit brought by Sherwin-Williams against Wooster Brush.

December 3, 2012

In a Dec. 3 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Louisiana-Pacific (LP) announced it will receive a $20 million payment from Deutsche Bank Securities to settle a lawsuit between the two companies. Deutsche Bank Securities will pay the sum without admitting any liability or wrong-doing, and LP will dismiss the legal proceedings with prejudice. Each company will release the other from all claims and liabilities arising out of the sale and purchase of the auction rate securities.

August 30, 2012

A small-town Virginia hardware store that is involved in a lawsuit with its co-op will close Friday, according to a report in the Washington Post.

October 6, 2011

The Home Depot named Teresa Wynn Roseborough executive VP, general counsel and corporate secretary. She will join the company’s senior leadership team and report to Frank Blake, chairman and CEO. 

Roseborough will be responsible for leading The Home Depot’s legal department, as well as its government relations and corporate security services functions. She will assume her new role Nov. 7. 

March 9, 2011

Two recent court cases in California, one involving Home Depot and the other 99 Cents Only Stores, have given employees the right to sue their employers for “suitable seating,” according to summaries of the cases published in Mondaq. 

September 16, 2010

At issue is Exmark’s 863 Patent, which covers multi-blade mowers equipped with baffles between blades,...

February 10, 2010

 

CertainTeed has announced its intention to settle a class action lawsuit over a line of asphalt shingles manufactured from 1987 to 2005. The organic shingles, made with a felt reinforcement material, were allegedly subject to premature failure or did not perform up to the expectations of end users.

October 9, 2008

The appellate court unanimously ruled that the class action did not meet the “stringent” requirements...

August 26, 2007

J.M. Huber has agreed to a $2 million settlement in a lawsuit accusing nine oriented...

August 22, 2007

A state appeals court will allow California workers to sue Lowe’s for alleged unpaid overtime...

August 15, 2007

The first of a group of OSB producers being sued for price fixing has agreed...

August 9, 2007

The lawsuit seeking class action status, filed by a customer of the home builder, alleges...