Health care administration company Mednax and its executives on Thursday escaped for now a proposed class action brought by investors when a Florida federal judge decided the company did not mislead with its upbeat assessments of its prospects for continuing to scoop up anesthesiology businesses.
A Florida federal judge was urged Wednesday to deny final approval of a $40 million deal General Motors reached to settle claims of defective engines in two SUV models, as three owners argued the proposal does not benefit all class members, among other issues.
A California man hit the Southern California Telephone Co. with a proposed class action Wednesday, accusing the company of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by calling him repeatedly despite his number being on the National Do Not Call Registry.
Two securities fraud suits accusing Molson Coors Brewing Co. of underreporting its tax liability by nearly $248 million following its 2016 acquisition of MillerCoors LLC have been consolidated into one case in Colorado federal court.
Trevena Inc. said in a dismissal bid Wednesday that the investors accusing it of misleading them about interactions with regulators have “seriously misapprehen[ded]” the main document underlying their claims.
SmileDirectClub was hit with a putative class action in Michigan federal court Wednesday alleging the maker of direct-to-consumer 3D-printed teeth alignment products misled investors ahead of its $1.3 billion initial public offering in September.
MGM Resorts International said Thursday it will pay up to $800 million to settle lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people.
A group of ex-Clyde & Co LLP insurance and reinsurance attorneys have announced the launch of Atheria Law, their new San Francisco-based firm with 35 attorneys practicing in the Bay Area as well as in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York.
Chicago's SWAT officers are not entitled to compensation for time spent transporting and storing their firearm gear between their vehicles and homes because that activity is not integral to their primary duties, an Illinois federal judge said Tuesday.
A North Carolina federal judge has tossed a proposed class action claiming ABB Inc. sat on its hands while personal data from thousands of employees' health plans was compromised in a 2017 breach, saying the workers failed to show they were at risk of identity theft.
An investor in a MapleWood Partners LP fund won a $21.7 million judgment in New York trial court against the private equity firm and its directors after they were found to have breached their fiduciary duty to the fund.
Investors in the defunct cryptocurrency company Centra Tech disputed a Florida federal judge's denial of their class certification bid for being "untimely," saying Tuesday that the judge himself never set a deadline.
The Third Circuit appeared skeptical of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.'s bid for more time to build its case for keeping antitrust claims over vaccine prices out of court, suggesting Wednesday that the work should've been done before the pharmaceutical powerhouse sought to force arbitration.
Investors in biotech company-turned-cryptocurrency enterprise Riot Blockchain Inc. fired back late Tuesday at a flurry of requests to end their consolidated class action made by those they accused of taking over the company in service of a pump-and-dump stock manipulation scheme.
Drivers told a Washington federal judge Tuesday that Ford must face a proposed class action accusing it of knowingly selling vehicles with sunroofs that spontaneously shattered, saying they can prove Ford duped consumers into paying a premium for a defective product.
The U.S. Supreme Court should use a legal battle over IBM's management of its employee stock ownership plan to rein in the misapplication of the high court's 2014 Dudenhoeffer decision on ERISA pleading standards, a plaintiffs lawyers' group and a public interest law firm have told the justices.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Wednesday sent lawsuits alleging that Juul marketed its e-cigarettes to teens and downplayed the risks of nicotine addiction to California federal court, shooting down a proposal to create two MDLs.
A Virginia magistrate judge has recommended approval of a settlement between several drug purchasers and Par Pharmaceuticals in a case alleging the company, along with Merck & Co. Inc. and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., conspired to delay a generic version of the cholesterol drug Zetia.
Reversing his previous ruling after a successful appeal, a California federal judge certified a class of more than 100,000 payday loan customers who claim consumer-reporting giant Experian "jeopardized" their credit history by reporting debts on disputed loans.
An excess insurer told an Illinois federal court Tuesday that it’s not on the hook for any portion of the $6 million that home improvement store chain Menard Inc. owes for a personal injury lawsuit after the store blew a chance to settle the case for less than $2 million.
Investors on Tuesday said their stock-drop suit against online lender Curo is about misrepresentations regarding a transition away from its most profitable product, not a simple failure to meet financial goals, as the company suggests.
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $20.4 million to resolve claims by two Ohio counties that were going to be at the center of the first bellwether trial later this month in multidistrict litigation against drugmakers blamed for the U.S. opioid crisis.
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP and Friedlander & Gorris PA will lead newly consolidated litigation brought by investors challenging software provider Mindbody Inc.'s $1.9 billion take-private sale to Vista Equity Partners, a Delaware state judge ordered Tuesday.
A Florida federal judge on Monday threw out a $19.5 million class settlement to resolve Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation over faxed ads for Tampa Bay Buccaneers game tickets, finding that a recent Eleventh Circuit ruling highlighted that the plaintiffs' interests didn't align with all class members.
A member of CareerBuilder's 401(k) investment plan filed a class action in Illinois federal court Monday accusing the employment website of failing to limit "excessive and unreasonable" compensation to ADP and Morgan Stanley for record-keeping and advisory services, costing it millions of dollars.
Science is at the foundation of mass tort lawsuits involving drugs or medical devices. Critical to a virtual law team in these cases, the "science and expert team" does more than get into the weeds of scientific issues and retain experts, say attorneys at FaegreBD, Peabody & Arnold and Shook Hardy.
It seems likely that practitioners will have a strong argument that the California Consumer Privacy Act’s prohibition on arbitration and class action waivers should be preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act, say Alexis Miller Buese and Rachel Goldberg of Sidley Austin.
Over the last decade, U.S. Supreme Court decisions have created several procedural weapons, including personal jurisdiction, venue forum selection clauses, gatekeeping rules for pleadings, arbitration protections for businesses, and limits on class actions, says Jim Wagstaffe of Wagstaffe von Loewenfeldt.
When a lawyer complains about some workflow inefficiency they are having, the knee-jerk reaction of many firms is to look for a technology-based workaround. This overlooks the importance of human psychology and behavior, which may be the root of the problem, says Ryan Steadman of Zero.
The opioid multidistrict litigation plaintiffs' proposal for the first ever "negotiating class" highlights numerous issues with using civil litigation to create funding for a social crisis without regard to fundamental legal tenets, says Adam Fleischer of BatesCarey.
Legal writing often falls flat not because it’s unorganized, but because it’s technically unsound and riddled with gaffes that cheapen and degrade it. Avoiding the most common mistakes will keep judges interested and, most importantly, make them trust you, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
Although the hurdles to certification of a settlement class are not as high as they were last year, the difficulties of demonstrating that a class action settlement is fair, reasonable and adequate arguably trend higher, say attorneys at Alston & Bird.
In the final installment of this monthly series, legal recruiting expert Carlos Pauling from Major Lindsey & Africa talks with Virginia Essandoh about the trends and challenges she sees as chief diversity officer at Ballard Spahr.
In "Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense," authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher meticulously chronicle the forgotten high-profile 1915 libel trial of Teddy Roosevelt, capturing the interesting legal customs of an era before things like notice pleading and pretrial discovery, says Chief U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York.
PDR Network v. Carlton & Harris is a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case, but the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week drew some important battle lines over the broader question of agency deference, say Artin Betpera and David Carter of Womble Bond.
In light of JPMorgan Chase's recent $5 million settlement in a class action alleging sex discrimination in its parental leave policy, employers should proceed with caution when it comes to policies that differentiate between primary and nonprimary caregivers, says Alexandra Harwin of Sanford Heisler.
A recent analysis indicates that 33 securities class action complaints filed in the last year contain at least one alleged stock price drop that does not surpass the standards of indirect price impact. Verifiable absence of indirect price impact can help directors and officers execute a successful defense to negate class treatment, says Nessim Mezrahi of SAR.
Although the full effect of last year's South Dakota v. Wayfair U.S. Supreme Court decision is still uncertain, we expect that the trend of consumer sales tax class actions will grow as retailers struggle to keep up with the proliferation of states' Wayfair regulations, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
The U.S. Supreme Court's broad ruling in Parker Drilling v. Newton that federal — not state — wage laws apply to offshore oil workers is an important win for companies with operations on the Outer Continental Shelf, say attorneys at Paul Hastings.
Recognizing California district courts' rejection of “pure omission” theories in cases targeting food companies for failure to disclose child labor in the supply chain, a group of plaintiffs have taken a different approach in the search for a liability hook to make nondisclosure of child labor actionable, says Christian Foote at Carr McClellan.