A California federal judge approved Amazon's request for attorney fees following its win in a software developer's failed patent infringement suit over the technology giant's cloud-based storage system, calling the suit "objectively baseless."
A federal magistrate judge who used to work for a law firm representing Subaru in a proposed class action over allegedly faulty air bags refused Wednesday to step down from the case, finding that his impartiality could not reasonably be questioned.
Los Angeles must pay a $2.5 million fine in a since-dismissed lawsuit alleging PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP caused hundreds of millions in dollars in damages when it implemented a faulty utility billing system, a California state judge ruled Tuesday, finding a "serious abuse of discovery" by the city.
The former trustee for an Illinois printing company's employee stock ownership plan urged a federal judge Tuesday to grant it judgment over accusations that it should have used a different valuation standard before the company was sold to an investment group for $265 million.
A California federal judge on Monday decided that shareholders of cloud computing infrastructure company Nutanix Inc. must revise their consolidated derivative allegations that the company's executives hurt investors by mismanaging the company.
A group of current and former Facebook employees asked an Illinois federal judge Tuesday to approve a $1.65 million settlement to resolve claims that the social media giant uniformly misclassified its workers and illegally deprived them of overtime pay to save on labor costs.
Illinois-based drivers for on-demand delivery service goPuff have filed a proposed class action in Pennsylvania state court accusing the company of overtime pay violations as well as not compensating drivers for expenses they foot in the course of their jobs.
Lyft has told the First Circuit that Massachusetts drivers suing to gain employee status must privately arbitrate their claims and that they do not qualify as transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce who would otherwise be exempt from arbitration.
Two California women asked a New Jersey court Tuesday to reconsider its ruling that they can't create a subclass of Golden State consumers in antitrust litigation against Pfizer Inc. and Ranbaxy Inc. over the cholesterol drug Lipitor, arguing that the judge's ruling last month was an error.
A California federal judge has handed Major League Baseball and two Bay Area MLB teams victories in a proposed class action by fans who seek refunds nationwide for tickets they bought to games postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ruling ticket buyers already received refunds.
The makers of Wet Ones hand wipes is pushing a California federal court to throw out claims that it deceives consumers by claiming the product kills 99.99% of germs, saying the suit is preempted by federal law.
A New York federal judge on Wednesday signed off on a $3 million payout for lawyers representing a huge class of workers who alleged JPMorgan Chase Bank mismanaged their retirement savings, giving final approval to a $9 million settlement.
A California federal judge tossed a proposed class action accusing a citrus farm of unlawfully not paying workers for downtime, finding that the farm satisfied the safe harbor provision in a state law that protects employers from wage suits.
Companies can exclude their health plan administrator's contact information from paperwork telling laid-off workers how to keep health insurance if a different entity handles coverage continuation matters, the U.S. Department of Labor said.
Retirement savers abruptly agreed to end for good their proposed class action accusing Principal Global Investors Trust Co. and related entities of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by using their savings to line its own pockets, while noting that no settlement was reached.
Two Black men denied jobs because of prior felony convictions asked the Second Circuit to reconsider its split decision affirming a technology company's win on discriminatory hiring allegations, arguing that the pleading standard applied in the decision ignored the racial discrimination inherent to the U.S. criminal justice system.
Investors of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. urged a New York federal judge Tuesday to certify them as a class in their suit alleging the company misled them about its dissolving relationship with Saudi Arabia, which caused its stock price to plunge.
Michael Kidney of Hogan Lovells' class action practice successfully defended Ford and Hyundai in consumer class actions over alleged tire and brake defects, earning him a spot as a Law360 2020 Class Action MVP.
Cambridge Capital Group Advisors LLC has struck a tentative deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that would settle allegations the hedge fund engaged in securities fraud by purportedly defrauding former NFL players.
A California federal judge has thrown out for good a proposed class action alleging that Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and its subsidiary Mott's LLP falsely advertise their apple juice and applesauce as natural, saying the two "generic" surveys attached to the amended complaint don't save the claims.
Goya Foods Inc. urged a New Jersey federal court to toss a proposed wage class action alleging drivers were misclassified as independent contractors, saying Tuesday that the complaint lacks specifics about the alleged wrongdoing that resulted in purportedly improper wage deductions.
A mother who unsuccessfully sued a volleyball coach for purportedly concealing accusations of sexual misconduct has urged an Illinois federal court not to sanction her or her attorneys at Edelson PC, denying the coach's contention that the class action was an "illicit scheme."
Attorneys for two former executives of a CBD company embroiled in a securities class action deserve sanctions for concealing evidence, stonewalling discovery requests and raising frivolous objections, the lead plaintiff in the case has told a Nevada federal court.
Amazon.com Inc. has told a Massachusetts federal judge that she cannot consider the race of a Black employee who alleges she was sent home from Amazon-owned Whole Foods for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask, arguing that the employee did not mention her race in her racial bias complaint.
A California federal judge has dismissed a proposed class action alleging Salesforce violated the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act by breaching its fiduciary duties in managing the firm's retirement portfolio, but allowed the former workers to amend their complaint.
Economic analysis can help courts estimate the relevant damages at issue in pandemic-related business interruption insurance litigation, as well as evaluate the appropriateness of policyholders' claims for collective action, says David Colino at Edgeworth Economics.
Although a recent Law360 guest article claims that a Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation hearing shows why an MDL won’t work for insurance cases concerning COVID-19 business interruption, the article illustrates precisely why consolidation is appropriate and essential, say attorneys at Berger Montague.
The First Circuit’s recent ruling that Amazon delivery drivers are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act opens the door to patchwork state enforcement, and will likely force gig economy employers to reevaluate arbitration agreements and class action waivers, say Christopher Feudo and Christian Garcia at Foley Hoag.
Contrary to a recent Law360 guest article arguing that most courts have criticized or rejected the First Circuit's reversal of class certification in the 2018 Asacol pay-for-delay cases, most courts have in fact followed it, recognizing that precedent requires serious scrutiny of plaintiffs' proposed proof, say attorneys at White & Case.
On the heels of Paxos Trust's and the Depository Trust Clearing Corp.’s recent interest in using distributed ledger technology to settle equities trades, analysts at The Brattle Group explore how having a record of every transaction can help answer a thorny damages question in securities class actions.
Advances in legal technology are often accompanied by bombastic overstatements, but it is important to separate the wheat from the chaff by looking at where various technologies stand on the hype curve, says Lance Eliot at Stanford Law School.
The American Bar Association should revise its recently approved best practices on third-party litigation funding as they do not reflect how legal finance actually works and could create confusion among lawyers, says Andrew Cohen at Burford Capital.
While putative class action filings against the food and beverage industry over often baseless allegations around food labeling persist during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is fortunate that judges are dismissing many of these cases based on a lack of any plausible theory of deception, say attorneys at Perkins Coie.
Recent derivative claims filed in a California federal court over diversity and inclusion shortcomings at Oracle, Facebook and Qualcomm demonstrate shareholder willingness to hold directors and officers accountable for public companies' failure to deliver on environmental, social and governance commitments, say attorneys at Cleary.
In the final year of any presidential administration, there is an undeniable appetite on the part of large law firms for government-savvy legal talent, but firms need to first consider how they will actually utilize their new star hire, says Michael Ellenhorn at Decipher.
Delegating legal work to robots involves several risks, including running afoul of statutes dictating unauthorized practice of law, but with the right precautions, law firms can lawfully employ artificially intelligent chatbots that can imitate human conversations, say attorneys at Haynes and Boone.
The stock market's dramatic recovery from its pandemic-prompted plunge may provide securities class action defendants an opportunity to rely on the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act’s rarely invoked bounce-back provision to ward off stock-drop claims, or sharply limit available damages, say John Schreiber and John Tschirgi at Winston & Strawn.
The challenges of administering bar exams this year have put the future of the profession in jeopardy, but the American Bar Association at its ongoing annual meeting can adopt a resolution that would urge jurisdictions to take emergency actions with respect to licensure of new attorneys, says Nicholas Allard, former president of Brooklyn Law School.
A New York federal court's recent Telephone Consumer Protection Act decision in Gerrard v. Acara Solutions adds to a growing line of cases holding that phone calls or text messages related to offers of employment may not be directly subject to the harsher provisions of the TCPA, says Myriah Jaworski at Beckage.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way judges work, but how has it impacted the volume of work product they generate? Ben Strawn and Omeed Azmoudeh at Davis Graham investigate using data from the PACER federal courts registry.