Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

February 12, 2014

Westlaw Journals Weekly RoundupSnow! Ice! Storms! Oh my. The Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Despite ice storms, some highlights from the past week include movement in a $1.7 billion wage competition suit and a case protesting a $2 million prison bid and an insurance ruling over a missing diamond:

Court orders briefing on Comcast in $1.7 billion wage competition suit: On Jan. 21 a Detroit federal court ordered parties in a $1.7 billion antitrust suit alleging area hospitals suppressed nurses’ wages to submit briefs on how the U.S. Supreme Court’s Comcast decision affects class certification in the suit. U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen of the Eastern District of Michigan has given VHS of Michigan Inc., doing business as the Detroit Medical Center, and the registered nurse plaintiffs until Feb. 14 to file briefs on the affects of the high court’s antitrust class certification ruling. (Employment)

Bid winner joins rival’s protest over $2 million prison facility contract: The winner of a $2.4 million Bureau of Prisons contract to operate a residential center for federal offenders has intervened in a disappointed bidder’s protest action over the award. On Jan. 15 Judge Francis M. Allegra of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims granted Dismas Charities Inc.’s unopposed motion to join Behavioral Systems Southwest Inc.’s bid-protest case. (Government Contracts)

6th Circuit finds no coverage in case of missing diamond: An insurer was not obligated to defend its insured in a lawsuit involving a $1.5 million pink diamond that disappeared while being transported from one jewelry store to another, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 21. The 6th Circuit panel concluded the insurance policy did not cover fraud. (Insurance Bad Faith)