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  • With its $14.7 billion settlement in the rearview mirror, Volkswagen is turning its focus to Europe, where lawyers representing the automaker’s investors and customers overseas have moved to subpoena documents in the United States. The discovery battles come as European regulators turn up the heat in their investigations of Volkswagen, which has admitted that 11 ...

  • More than 30 business entities and individuals, including Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Foundation, are suing Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) based on claims that the company structured a series of contracts in order to receive excessive fees and other charges after the 2009 sale of its Barnett Shale midstream assets....

  • Air travelers and ticket purchasers have fired back at a bid by four major U.S. airlines to toss multidistrict litigation accusing the companies of conspiring to fix capacity and routes. In a 57-page brief opposing the motion by American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta and United to dismiss the claims, attorneys presented evidence that airfares were ...

  • A proposed class-action lawsuit filed in Minnesota federal court against Minneapolis-based 3M Co. claims that the company’s Lava Ultimate dental crowns contain defects that cause the crowns to de-bond inside patients’ mouths. The filing by Burns Charest on behalf of dentists in Georgia and Texas is seeking certification as a nationwide class seeking damages and ...

  • A U.S. District Judge has ruled in favor of consolidating 11 antitrust class action suits filed against Chesapeake Energy Corp. and several other defendants. The cases allege that the energy companies and executives engaged in business actions that stifled competition in the oil and gas sector and violated U.S. antitrust laws. “Judge Miles-Lagrange's order will permit this case to move forward efficiently and expeditiously," Warren Burns said in a Texas Lawyer interview...

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