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Class Action

  • January 14, 2019

    Teva Tries To Nix Investors' 'Defective' Price-Hike Suit

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and its executives doubled down on their efforts to toss securities claims from investors, who say the drugmaker engaged in a price-hike scheme and misled them about its resulting profit growth, arguing in Connecticut federal court Friday they presented no evidence.

  • January 14, 2019

    Pittsburgh Firm Botched Case, Paid For Reviews, Suit Says

    A proposed class action in Pennsylvania state court has accused Kraemer Manes & Associates of botching a Pittsburgh woman’s federal harassment case by missing the statute of limitations while also inflating its reputation through soliciting five-star reviews from non-clients.

  • January 14, 2019

    Ill. Landowners Ask Justices To Revive Suit Against Tax Hikes

    A class of Illinois property owners has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Seventh Circuit decision barring a suit that alleges an Illinois county disproportionately raised taxes on industrial and commercial properties in a township.

  • January 14, 2019

    Ill. Residents Ask For Class Cert. In Oil Spill Row

    Two Illinois residents have asked a federal judge to certify a class of about 4,400 households located near the site of a 4,200-gallon crude oil spill from a pipeline built by Plains All American Pipeline LP, asserting that a common event linked the similar claims.

  • January 14, 2019

    Feds Ask 9th Circ. To Delay Flores Appeal During Shutdown

    The Trump administration asked the Ninth Circuit to postpone its appeal of a federal judge’s refusal to loosen standards of care for children detained in immigration custody, saying that regulatory processes that have been halted due to the partial government shutdown might affect the case.

  • January 14, 2019

    Cboe Investors Denied Names In VIX Manipulation MDL

    Chicago Board Options Exchange investors will have to weather Cboe Global Markets Inc.'s dismissal bid before trying to get the names of traders who allegedly manipulated the exchange's volatility index, or VIX, after an Illinois federal judge on Friday refused to grant an early discovery peek in the multidistrict litigation.

  • January 14, 2019

    Med Tech Co.'s Jurisdiction Appeal Is Improper, Judge Says

    A Philadelphia County judge has told a Pennsylvania appeals court to shut down a medical device distributor appeal of his jurisdiction decision in a mass tort program over allegedly defective vein filters, saying the appeal is precluded by state law.

  • January 14, 2019

    Rail Gear Workers Say No Market Needed For No-Poach Suits

    Former Knorr-Bremse AG and Wabtec Corp. employees blasted the rail equipment suppliers Friday in Pennsylvania federal court for trying to duck consolidated cases in multidistrict litigation over deals not to poach each other's workers, arguing no market need be identified to challenge agreements that were illegal on their face.

  • January 14, 2019

    Calif. Denny's Workers Ask To Send Wage Suit To State Court

    A proposed class of Denny's employees asked a California federal court on Friday to send its wage suit back to state court, arguing that the restaurant company was unable to prove the amount in controversy will likely exceed $5 million, as required by U.S. law.

  • January 14, 2019

    Fitbit Mid-Case Appeal Rejected In Chancery Class Suit

    A Delaware vice chancellor on Monday rejected a Fitbit Inc. bid for state Supreme Court review of a decision that kept alive a $386 million stockholder insider trading and fiduciary breach lawsuit, saying there were reasons to go forward but none to justify early appeal.

  • January 14, 2019

    Supreme Court Again Refuses To Hear KBR Burn Pit Suit

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused for the second time to hear a dispute over KBR’s liability for servicemembers’ illnesses allegedly caused by toxic burn pit fumes and unclean water at overseas military bases, an issue a circuit court had ruled involved a “political question” immune from review.

  • January 14, 2019

    Nationstar Inks $6.5M Deal Over Secretly Taping Customers

    Nationstar Mortgage reached a $6.5 million proposed settlement Friday with a class of California customers who claim their calls with the loan company were recorded without their knowledge or permission, violating state law, according to a joint motion filed in California federal court.

  • January 14, 2019

    Tesla Model 3 Disclosures 'Meaningless,' Investors Say

    Investors on Friday told a California federal judge that Tesla Inc. already knew about extensive problems associated with production on its Model 3 sedan when it publicized "meaningless" hypothetical risks to its production process, so it cannot dodge a proposed class action claiming it misled investors.

  • January 14, 2019

    Fla. Sports Bar To Face Overtime Suit In Federal Court

    A proposed collective action filed in Florida state court accusing Juana's Latin Sports Bar and Grill of failing to pay its servers the time-and-a-half overtime rate and earned tips was removed to federal court on Friday at the request of the restaurant.

  • January 14, 2019

    High Court Wants SG's Take On Toshiba Stock-Drop Dispute

    The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on the Ninth Circuit's revival of a suit alleging that misstatements made by Toshiba Corp. tanked the price of domestic securities linked to the company's common stock in Japan, a decision that arguably splits with a previous Second Circuit holding.

  • January 14, 2019

    $3.8M Deal Puts Brakes On Truck Drivers' FLSA Suit

    A Tennessee trucking company has agreed to pay $3.8 million dollars to settle a Fair Labor Standards Act suit alleging it didn't properly pay thousands of drivers for time spent on orientation and training.

  • January 11, 2019

    The Firms That Dominated In 2018

    Law360's top four Firms of the Year notched a combined 32 Practice Group of the Year awards after successfully securing wins in bet-the-company matters and closing high-profile, big-ticket deals for clients throughout 2018.

  • January 11, 2019

    Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2018 Practice Group of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.

  • January 11, 2019

    Tough Mudder Runners Seek To Stop Gym Biz Spinoff

    A proposed class of disgruntled Tough Mudder participants on Friday asked a Massachusetts federal court to halt the proposed spinoff of Tough Mudder's successful studio fitness business, alleging the company is trying to avoid liability from their lawsuit over an event that was relocated from Massachusetts to Maine.

  • January 11, 2019

    9th Circ. OKs Dismissal of Southwest Refund Policy Spat

    A Ninth Circuit panel issued an unpublished opinion on Thursday affirming the dismissal of a putative class action alleging Southwest Airlines Co.'s travel-credit policy for refunds on canceled flights has hidden exceptions that obscure when the credit expires, finding that the passengers were given clear notice of the expiration date.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    Securities Cases Plaintiffs Attorneys Must Watch In 2019

    S. Douglas Bunch

    Three key securities cases this year could make it more difficult for investors to rely on the accuracy of corporate representations and hold defendants accountable for deliberately misleading the public, say Douglas Bunch and Alice Buttrick​​​​​​​ of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC.

  • 3 Key Food And Beverage Trends To Watch In 2019

    Angela Spivey

    As we ring in the new year, attorneys with Alston & Bird LLP discuss what to expect from slack-fill litigation, partially hydrogenated oil-related lawsuits, and the messy regulatory landscape of cannabidiol and THC edibles.

  • 5 Most-Read Legal Industry Guests Of 2018

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    Law360 guest authors weighed in on a host of key legal industry issues this year, ranging from in-house tips for success and open secrets about BigLaw diversity to criticisms of the equity partnership and associate salary models. Here are five articles that captured the most attention.

  • Roundup

    Winner's Playbook

    Winner's Playbook

    Take a peek behind the scenes of four U.S. Supreme Court cases from 2018, as the attorneys who won them reflect on the challenges they faced and the decisions they made that led to victory.

  • Opinion

    High Court's Tibble Opinion Matters Now More Than Ever

    Jerome Schlichter

    As demonstrated by numerous rulings and settlements throughout 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 decision in Tibble v. Edison — the first 401(k) excessive fee case it ever considered — continues to provide critical protections that will affect an ever-growing population of retirees, says Jerome Schlichter of Schlichter Bogard & Denton LLP.

  • 3 D&O Questions Regarding Event-Driven Securities Litigation

    Larry Bracken

    The wildfire-related complaint filed against Edison last month represents a new kind of securities class action that relies on specific adverse events as catalysts. Corporate policyholders must consider how such litigation will impact their directors and officers insurance now and in the future, say attorneys at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

  • The State Of Pharma Class Certification After Asacol

    Aaron Yeater

    The First Circuit's recent decision in the matter of the Asacol Antitrust Litigation may prove to be a watershed in pharmaceutical antitrust litigation, offering some precision in interpreting the burden of class certification and making clear what defendants must establish, say experts at Analysis Group Inc.

  • The Continuing Shift Of Merger Litigation To Federal Courts

    Robert Long

    Class actions challenging proposed corporate mergers continue to be filed at record levels. And there are no signs that the shift of such cases from state to federal courts will let up in the years to come, say Robert Long and Andrew Sumner of Alston & Bird LLP.

  • Ripe For High Court: Article III Standing In Data Breach Cases

    Ken Kronstadt

    Following Spokeo v. Robins, divergent court decisions have created uncertainty over insurance coverage for data breaches when customers' information is exposed but not misused. The matter of Zappos could provide the U.S. Supreme Court with an opportunity to resolve the split of authority, says Ken Kronstadt of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Mills Reviews 'Mississippi's Federal Courts'

    Judge Michael Mills

    ​​David M. Hargrove's​ new book​,​ "Mississippi’s Federal Courts: A History," is a remarkably candid portrait of the characters and courts serving the state's federal judiciary from 1798 on, and contributes new scholarship on how judges were nominated during the civil rights era, says U.S. District Judge Michael Mills of the Northern District of Mississippi.