Purchasers of the digital currency XRP who claim it's an unregistered security on Wednesday urged a California federal judge to let their full suit go forward against the currency's maker Ripple Labs Inc., saying they'd clearly explained in their complaint why they contend that the company lied.
Hausfeld, Berman Tabacco and the Joseph Saveri Law Firm have filed competing bids requesting a California federal judge name them lead counsel for a group of consumers who accuse e-cigarette maker Juul and former rival Altria of violating antitrust laws by conspiring to reduce the variety of products on the market.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday undid a Ninth Circuit injunction that blocked a pair of Trump administration rules making it easier for employers to skirt the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, a day after the justices upheld the regulations in a similar case.
The Employment Law Group lodged a trademark lawsuit Thursday in D.C. federal court against the San Diego Employment Law Group, alleging that the defendant operated under a different name until it received several negative Yelp reviews.
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Trump v. Pennsylvania could devastate American workers who use birth control in the short term while chipping away at nondiscrimination protections in the long term, civil rights advocates say.
The Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that a lower court erred by removing a Costco worker's Private Attorneys General Act lawsuit over unprovided seating to federal court, rejecting Costco's arguments that labeling a complaint as a "class action" is enough to meet removal requirements under the Class Action Fairness Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to take up Charter Communications' challenge to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's autodialer restrictions, after a divided high court earlier this week upheld the statute's sweeping ban on robocalls but stomped on an exemption for government-backed debt collectors.
Counsel for a Russian national on trial in California federal court over 2012 cyberattacks on LinkedIn and Dropbox tore into an FBI agent who investigated the data breaches on Thursday, cross-examining the agent about the reliability of evidence provided by Russian authorities before resting his case without calling witnesses.
California became the first state on Thursday to lodge a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's new requirement that international students whose universities go fully online during the pandemic leave the U.S. or risk deportation.
Cannabis entrepreneurs who lost out in Los Angeles' controversial licensing process for minority business owners have agreed to drop their lawsuit seeking a do-over after the city agreed to double the number of spots for social equity applicants as part of a settlement.
StubHub on Wednesday said claims from Major League Baseball fans who want refunds for tickets purchased to games canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic should be tossed or sent to arbitration under its terms of service agreement.
A federal court for the first time decided a COVID-19 insurance coverage case on the merits, ruling against a policyholder, while Amazon says workers are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic for workplace reforms, and a coalition of states is suing the U.S. Department of Education over a new rule it says will unfairly limit public schools' access to coronavirus relief funding.
A group of 120 Democratic members of Congress are calling on the Trump administration to review all federal agency regulations and policies that affect LGBT people in light of the Supreme Court's Title VII ruling last month.
Facebook has dodged a suit by a handful of tech companies alleging the social media giant intentionally set out to destroy app developers it deemed potential rivals, though the California federal judge who tossed the case said the companies could come back with a retooled complaint.
The U.S. Department of Justice has thrown its support behind a challenge to rates imposed by an Arizona utility on customers that supply some of their own power through solar panels, urging the Ninth Circuit to revive an antitrust case from consumers targeting the rates.
Uniloc was dealt a partial loss in its patent dispute with Apple when the Federal Circuit ruled in a precedential opinion Thursday that a lower court properly refused Uniloc's "grossly excessive" request to seal or redact confidential information relating to its licensing practices.
A wave of U.S. Supreme Court petition denials has made 2020 a bit of a letdown for patent attorneys, but there are several high-profile cases on the horizon that could decide the fate of Patent Trial and Appeal Board judges and biosimilars law, and offer more clarity on licensing standard essential patents.
The former U.S. distributor for a Taiwanese manufacturer of automotive replacement parts must arbitrate its $70 million dispute accusing the parts maker of stealing its customers and trade secrets, a California federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
The federal government told the Ninth Circuit that a pair of Chinese electronics companies should face claims in multidistrict litigation for conspiring to fix the price of cathode ray tubes because neither is entitled to sovereign immunity.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Wednesday agreed that the utility's recent Chapter 11 exit moots a turf war over power contract rejection in bankruptcy, but split over whether the Ninth Circuit should toss FERC's original claim that it had jurisdiction.
Haynes and Boone LLP has brought on a former Davis Wright Tremaine LLP partner with three decades of experience in patent prosecution to its new San Francisco office, the firm has announced.
DCM, a global venture capital firm that has invested in Uber's Careem and TikTok's predecessor, said Thursday that it has closed its largest fund family yet with $880 million, which will be used to make early stage investments in online software providers, financial technology enterprises and online companies.
Williams-Sonoma Inc. is asking a California federal court to send to arbitration a proposed class action alleging the company misled consumers about the thread count of its bedding, saying the proposed class representative agreed to arbitration when she made her purchases as recently as the day before she joined the suit.
An environmental group in Southern California says that a proposed wind farm near the U.S.-Mexico border should be put on hold until a full analysis of its impacts on the region and on migratory birds can be completed.
The state of California has again hopped into a sprawling multidistrict litigation case over an alleged scheme to inflate prices for auto parts, filing a complaint against Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd. in Michigan federal court Wednesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Wednesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru may bar many religious organization workers' discrimination claims, but documentation of their role in faith education will be key to defending challenged employment decisions, say Dylan Carp and Paul Patten at Jackson Lewis.
The Second Circuit's recent dismissals in Rubenstein v. International Value Advisers and Rubenstein v. Rofam may make it harder for plaintiffs seeking to impose liability premised on the existence of an insider group comprising an adviser and its clients, say Renee Zaytsev and Philip Sineneng at Thompson Hine.
Allocating the costs of construction project delays, lost productivity and work stoppages due to COVID-19 could be a long and contentious process, and contract drafting strategies will likely evolve as stakeholders seek to minimize similar impacts in the future, say Debbie Cazan and Mike Shanlever at Alston & Bird.
When in-person criminal jury trials resume, witnesses wearing masks as protection against the coronavirus will almost certainly lead to a new line of cases weighing public health against a defendant's Sixth Amendment right to confront prosecution witnesses, says Scott Grubman at Chilivis Grubman.
When evaluating the vast range of legal technology options available today, law firms will want to make sure that firm intellectual property and client data stored in the software are encrypted, isolated, protected through backups and in compliance with the ever-growing list of data regulations, say Eric Tucker and Dorna Moini at Documate.
An Ohio appeals court's recent decision in Acuity v. Masters Pharmaceutical fails to address an insurer's duty to indemnify policyholders embattled in opioid litigation, only amplifying the uncertainty surrounding insurance coverage for opioid judgments and settlements, say attorneys at Nicolaides.
A close analysis of the known facts about the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash suggests that liability rests not with the aircraft manufacturer, but with the pilot, who violated fundamental flight rules and made a fatal misjudgment, says Alan Hoffman, a retired attorney and aviation expert.
With business development dinners and social events no longer viable for new lateral hires, law firms need a refreshed game plan — one that fully exploits the digital landscape, say Andrew Longstreth and Jesse Dungan at Infinite Global and Michael Coston at Coston Consulting.
The Ninth Circuit's recent ruling in IMDb.com v. Becerra correctly affirmed that possibly harmful uses of true information do not justify censorship when it nullified a prohibition on publishing actors' birthdates, say M.C. Sungaila and Natasha Breaux at Haynes and Boone.
With the increasing use of channel-based platforms such as Slack, Messenger and Teams in the work-from-home era, companies should assume they may be compelled to produce channel-based data in litigation and take proactive steps to protect sensitive information, say Jessica Brown and Collin James Vierra at Gibson Dunn.
Recent federal court decisions reveal that an immediate, aggressive and multifaceted response to increasingly frequent consumer class actions under Illinois' and California's privacy laws should resolve the controversy before costly and time-consuming litigation, say attorneys at Squire Patton.
The Ninth Circuit's recent ruling in the Volkswagen multidistrict litigation that the Clean Air Act does not preempt state and local anti-tampering laws for post-sale vehicles raises significant concerns about patchwork regulation of vehicle maintenance, recalls and field fixes, say attorneys at Sidley.
With the inundation of lawsuits resulting from the pandemic, now is an opportune time for companies and their advisers to implement prevention measures explicitly designed to break the dispute cycle early and to de-escalate possible legal actions as they form, says arbitrator and mediator Janice Sperow.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recently settled enforcement action against Ares Management demonstrates that private fund managers with potential insider info should systematically investigate trading approvals in situations that present a heightened risk of access to material nonpublic information, say attorneys at Debevoise.
Although public agencies have issued a broad range of orders intended to slow the spread of COVID-19, they are likely safe from temporary takings claims due to the high hurdles for such claims and the expanded police powers granted to governments during public health emergencies, say Gene Tanaka and Emily Chaidez at Best Best.