Delta Air Lines Inc. has agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle a proposed class action brought on behalf of about 44,100 job applicants that claimed Delta flouted federal and California law by including extraneous information in notifications to prospective employees about background checks.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear Emulex Corp.’s challenge to a Ninth Circuit finding that investors must show the company was merely being negligent rather than intentionally engaging in wrongdoing when it allegedly misled shareholders about a merger offer.
Three tribes came after California on Thursday for allegedly failing to enforce its laws barring card games such as blackjack from being offered anywhere but in Indian casinos, accusing the Golden State of ignoring illegal gambling at card rooms.
An affiliate of private equity giant KKR has agreed to loan Aimmune Therapeutics $170 million to be paid in three separate payments, the food allergy-focused biopharmaceutical company said Friday.
Blank Rome LLP announced Thursday it is expanding its corporate group by adding as partner to its Los Angeles office a former Carlsmith Ball LLP partner, whose career as adviser encompasses international and cross-border transactional issues across a myriad of industries.
Chevron USA and Union Oil Co. of California said they reached a settlement with a California water district prior to a Phase 1 trial scheduled to start this month, agreeing to pay $11 million to end claims over alleged drinking water contamination from gasoline releases.
The Ninth Circuit has declined to rehear its recent decision affirming a nearly $35 million judgment against a husband and wife who bilked investors out of millions in an EB-5 visa scheme related to a cancer treatment center they never built.
The Senate confirmed eight U.S. attorney nominees late Wednesday — including attorneys from Sidley Austin LLP and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, as well as a former Jones Day partner — taking action on some of the more than 80 executive branch nominations by President Donald Trump.
A Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP suit to lift sale restrictions on securities taken in lieu of payment for legal services will go forward in Delaware Chancery Court after a vice chancellor declined Thursday to dismiss the case in favor of a separate, earlier California action.
A group of seven Kay & Merkle attorneys, including the firm's two founders, rang in the new year by joining Arent Fox LLP’s fast-growing San Francisco office, bolstering its real estate, automotive and sports practices, the firm announced Thursday.
A California federal judge said he will pause the Federal Trade Commission’s dispute set to go to bench trial later this month over D-Link System Inc.’s allegedly shoddy data security, if the government is still shut down on Monday, an attorney for D-Link said Thursday.
A California appeals court on Thursday rejected a bid by a wind farm executive to toss a suit against him for allegedly secretly recording a business associate, deciding that the action was not part of a protected judicial activity that might block the claims.
The full Ninth Circuit said Thursday that it won’t review a panel’s decision to throw out an Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit that accused Chevron of mismanaging workers’ retirement savings.
A California appeals court ruled Thursday that a temporary staffing agency and produce company could enforce an arbitration agreement against two workers claiming they were shorted on pay and breaks, even though the staffing agency wasn’t named as a defendant in the suit.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday rejected on multiple grounds a California sovereign immunity challenge to his court's handling of a state law inverse condemnation suit filed by the liquidating trustee for bankrupt oil driller Venoco LLC.
The franchise owner of nine closed Dickey's barbecue restaurants urged a California federal court Wednesday to stop the chain from forcing him into arbitration over whether he breached his franchise agreements by closing the eateries, saying the arbitration provisions are unenforceable.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday threw out a reduced attorneys' fees award to a Muslim woman who was wrongfully placed on the government's no-fly list, finding that the lower court erred in slashing the award and slamming the government for engaging in years of "scorched earth litigation."
A California federal judge on Wednesday tossed a proposed class action alleging that fixes for the security bugs known as Spectre and Meltdown slowed down the processing speed of Apple devices, finding that the consumers behind the suit lacked standing.
A group of the most powerful companies in the media industry including Disney, Netflix and Amazon have asked a California federal judge to punish a businessman accused of copyright infringement for his purported “abandonment of his discovery obligations,” according to a Wednesday filing.
A Swiss technology company has accused InterDigital Inc. in California federal court of demanding unfairly high royalty rates for its patents, deemed essential to wireless telecommunications, violating the mobile technology company's licensing obligations and illegally monopolizing the wireless industry.
Plaintiffs attorneys are winning big in civil litigation by invoking genomic susceptibility arguments, and trends suggest that property and casualty insurers will face more and larger claims as a result. But genomic data can assist both plaintiffs and defendants, say David Schwartz of Innovative Science Solutions and William Wilt of Assured Research.
When reading Tim Wu’s new book, "The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age," lawyers, economists and historians will find its broad brush maddening, and the generalist reader will simply be misled, says D.C. Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg.
For the first time in 15 years, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, governing class actions, has been amended. There are five key changes that will likely impact future federal class action litigation and settlements, say John Lavelle and Terese Schireson of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Many of the issues that are most likely to draw the attention of state lawmakers next year — including cybersecurity, internet and data privacy, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, sales taxes on remote sellers, transportation and telecommunications infrastructure, and marijuana — are already familiar, says Korey Clark of State Net Capitol Journal.
Although labeled a “limited” private right of action by the bill’s sponsors, the California Consumer Privacy Act's private enforcement mechanism is almost certain to lead to a wave of new lawsuits unless the Legislature clarifies some ambiguities, says Daniel Rockey of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
Plaintiffs in the Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation were subject to different states' statutes of limitations. But whether you bleed Michigan blue or you live where a grizzly bear is your only neighbor, preemption unites us all, says Michelle Hart Yeary of Dechert LLP.
The close of 2018 brings a chance to look at the state of climate change lawsuits filed in the last few years by both government entities and groups of young Americans. While each case type employs different legal strategies, both face similar challenges, says John Lee of Goldberg Segalla.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is best known for its handling of MDLs, but it has another important role. When challenges to federal agency action are made in multiple courts of appeal, the panel is responsible for consolidating them into a single circuit, says Alan Rothman of Arnold & Porter.
A securities class action complaint against utility company Edison following the recent massive wildfires in California is the latest example of event-driven securities litigation, a phenomenon that represents a significant problem for directors and officers insurance underwriters, says Kevin LaCroix of RT ProExec.
Permitting jurors to submit written questions, or even to pose questions orally to witnesses on the stand, advances several important goals and promotes both fairness and efficiency, says Matthew Wright of McCarter & English LLP.