Arab Today, arab today us supreme court considers limits on classaction cases
Last Updated : GMT 00:47:58
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

US Supreme Court considers limits on class-action cases

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today US Supreme Court considers limits on class-action cases

Washington - AFP

The US Supreme Court heard two cases that could limit the scope of class action lawsuits, after the court rejected a discrimination claim by 1.5 million female workers against retail giant Wal-Mart. Comcast, the largest US cable operator, faces a class action lawsuit from two million of its customers in the eastern state of Pennsylvania. The court also heard arguments in a case brought by the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds against pharmaceutical laboratories Amgen. The plaintiffs argued that the company artificially inflated the market price for Amgen stock by making misrepresentations about the safety of two Amgen drugs designed to stimulate red blood cell production and to reduce the need for blood transfusions. Comcast subscribers argue that the cable company giant bought up competitors and, with control of nearly 70 percent of the market, were able to raise cable television subscription prices in the Philadelphia area. "These actions were designed to eliminate competition, raise barriers to entry for potential competition and increase prices for services to supracompetitive levels," the plaintiff's brief read. Comcast, however, wants the Supreme Court to reject the lawsuit because the plaintiffs as a group have not shown "a violation of the antitrust laws, individual injury resulting from that violation" or "measurable damages." The case is further complicated by an out-of-court settlement reached between the parties in June, two weeks before the case reached the court. The Supreme Court must say whether a lower court was correct in allowing the Comcast case to proceed, or if -- as the cable operator claims -- it should have adopted an "admissible evidence" rule attesting to common damage suffered by the plaintiffs. "The question on damages," said Justice Stephen Breyer, "is to what extent did the absence of competition... raise price above the competitive level?" The attorney representing the Comcast customers, Barry Barnett, said that "the only thing that's really before the court is whether it's more likely than not the plaintiffs have presented a model" demonstrating that the plaintiffs have suffered harm. Rulings on the cases are expected next year. In a landmark June 20, 2011 ruling, the top US court voted that since Wal-Mart had no overarching employment policy, the women that sued the company could not all have suffered discrimination for the same reasons. The justices said the world's largest retailer should therefore not be held liable for the tens of billions of dollars in backpay and damages sought by the plaintiffs.  

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today us supreme court considers limits on classaction cases Arab Today, arab today us supreme court considers limits on classaction cases

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Hats, scarves add beauty to women

GMT 19:10 2017 Friday ,17 February

Hats, scarves add beauty to women
Arab Today, arab today Tourist guide reveals methods of tourist attractions

GMT 17:46 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Tourist guide reveals methods of tourist attractions
Arab Today, arab today To release new antiques collection

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection
Arab Today, arab today Leader Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison

GMT 19:00 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Leader Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison
Arab Today, arab today Murder of 2 reporters in Dominican Republic

GMT 22:45 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Murder of 2 reporters in Dominican Republic

GMT 05:26 2017 Sunday ,19 February

US natural gas market tightens

GMT 05:06 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Merkel: Euro is too low for Germany

GMT 04:58 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Swedish PM: Brexit deal in 2 years is unlikely

GMT 20:02 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Gold edges higher as global equities lose momentum

GMT 10:20 2017 Thursday ,16 February

New Zealand's Spark rings up interim profit rise
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Kidogo provides childcare for underserved

GMT 20:24 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Kidogo provides childcare for underserved
Arab Today, arab today Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed

GMT 06:50 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed
Arab Today, arab today London to tax old cars

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Competes Sweden and Germans by S90

GMT 22:36 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Competes Sweden and Germans by S90
Arab Today, arab today Porsche reveals new 2018 Panamera

GMT 17:31 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Porsche reveals new 2018 Panamera
Arab Today, arab today Actress Nadeen Al Rassi views art as her entity

GMT 07:30 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Actress Nadeen Al Rassi views art as her entity
Arab Today, arab today Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 20:41 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 07:05 2017 Friday ,17 February

Singer Diana Karzon will issue a new album soon

GMT 06:40 2017 Friday ,10 February

MP calls for removing text from Islamic story

GMT 13:16 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

First fashion model with Down syndrome

GMT 10:26 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

Emergency UN meeting in Harare

GMT 14:04 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

"Lagom" new Swedish concept in interior design

GMT 12:07 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Bite-mimicking malaria vaccine

GMT 09:03 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Tour guide praises women’s beaches

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 21:42 2017 Sunday ,12 February

Rania al-Ghazali designs candles of bubbles
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday