A Maryland federal judge has given the initial nod to a deal worth nearly $25 million between Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and shareholders that would end allegations the media giant botched a $3.9 billion merger with Tribune Media Co.
A California federal judge won't let Ring LLC send to arbitration a proposed class action alleging it didn't tell consumers that optional features of its security cameras cost more, saying the buyer didn't agree to the arbitration agreement because he never used the products.
The fate of a Delaware Chancery Court suit targeting the allegedly underpriced, $1.6 billion sale of Redbox owner Outerwall Inc. could hinge in part on when — or if — its directors' conduct should face "enhanced scrutiny" under the state's cornerstone "Revlon" standard, a vice chancellor said Thursday.
Ancestry.com is seeking to arbitrate a proposed class action accusing the digital family history service of violating California law by automatically renewing memberships without consumers' permission, saying it's not a matter for a San Diego federal court to wade into.
Covington & Burling is representing patients at a Southern California psychiatric hospital who seek immediate discharge or transfer due to a coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 100 patients and caused two deaths, according to a proposed class action filed in California federal court.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration doesn't have to respond to subpoenas by cities and drug distributors in West Virginia's opioid multidistrict litigation bellwether that sought more information about the agency's knowledge of prescription drug trafficking, a federal judge has ruled.
Three men who made side deals to end their opposition to a class settlement were "falsely flying the class' colors" to extract money from its deal and should be ordered to return their ill-gotten funds, the Seventh Circuit said Thursday.
Lawyers for 52 Volkswagen drivers asked a California federal judge to sign off on $1.5 million in fees and expenses after they negotiated $2.3 million in settlements to avoid another round of trials involving individual consumers seeking damages from the emissions cheating scandal.
The Second Circuit refused Thursday to revive claims from an investor alleging Rio Tinto and former executives concealed problems with a $3.7 billion Mozambican mining project, but did open the door for a claim deemed abandoned to possibly proceed.
The Seventh Circuit has remanded a lawyer's insurance premium contract suit against Continental Casualty Co., saying it had "many more questions than we can answer" about which law allowed the insurance company to escape the lawsuit.
Bobblehead and figurine maker Funko dodged a proposed class action Wednesday when a Washington state judge dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit that alleged the company misled investors during its $116 million initial public offering in 2017, causing its stock price to plummet soon after trading began.
A California federal judge said Thursday she's inclined to toss a proposed class action alleging a Dr Pepper subsidiary falsely advertises its Mott's applesauce as "natural" when it contains trace levels of pesticides, saying organic products can contain pesticides and it's "highly unlikely" that the FDA would impose stricter limits.
A California federal judge on Thursday ordered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to conduct weekly, rapid-result coronavirus tests on immigrants in a detention center facing an outbreak, saying the agency approached inmate health in a "cavalier fashion" and no longer had credibility to avoid the measure.
Google LLC is monitoring Android smartphone users without their knowledge and harvesting their data, which the search giant intends to use to create a competitor to the short-form video app TikTok, according to a putative privacy class action filed in California federal court Wednesday.
A California federal judge on Wednesday sent to arbitration a lawsuit accusing DoorDash of deceptively using customers' tips to meet minimum base pay for drivers, saying the app-based food delivery company's terms and conditions for all users included a clear and valid arbitration provision.
Disney, Viacom, Kiloo and several other companies inked settlements Wednesday with parents who accused them in California federal court of selling information surreptitiously culled from children's video games, with the media companies agreeing to limitations on advertising and information gathering that could impact thousands of apps and games.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup appeared skeptical on Thursday of a bid to certify a class of retailers who accuse drugmakers of violating antitrust laws by blocking a generic version of the diabetes drug Glumetza, saying he can't "kick the can down the road" and ignore potential proof of harm differences.
The Ohio federal judge overseeing opioid multidistrict litigation has refused to toss two Ohio counties' bellwether cases against pharmacies, allowing their public nuisance claims over the dispensing and distribution of opioids to move forward.
Telescope maker Celestron has urged a California federal judge to reject a plan to appoint different firms as co-lead counsel in a proposed class action that accuses the company of working with rivals to hike the price of the stargazing devices.
Broad nondisclosure agreements leave campaign workers perilously exposed to civil liability, a press freedom group told a Manhattan federal judge Thursday, weighing in on a former Donald Trump campaign worker's challenge to what she calls an unlawful contract signed in 2016.
A Texas federal judge wrongly granted class certification to a group of Houston-area property owners who are suing Arkema Inc. over an explosion and subsequent chemical release that took place during 2017's Hurricane Harvey, the Fifth Circuit was told in oral arguments Thursday.
Bank of America bond holders on Wednesday asked a federal judge in Washington state to certify a proposed class of customers, alleging that the bank refused to pay out their bonds because it or its predecessor banks lost or destroyed records.
Universities are pushing back on students' claims that they are entitled to refunds due to the inadequacy of remote learning, a New York federal judge struck down some federal limits to paid coronavirus leave, and Microsoft has been accused of breaching a lease when it opted not to reopen a store closed down due to the pandemic.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation said it will not consolidate class actions accusing more than 100 banks of withholding processing fees to agents that helped small businesses apply for federal coronavirus relief loans, ruling centralization would not help resolve the claims.
The IRS and U.S. Treasury Department must face a suit brought by Americans who lost out on their federal stimulus checks because they are married to immigrants without Social Security numbers, a Maryland federal court said.
Despite a Virginia federal court's recent order that Capital One turn over its digital forensics report in the bank's data breach suit, companies that take certain precautions may nevertheless use their current cybersecurity providers to produce privileged post-breach reports, says cybersecurity consultant John Reed Stark.
While Massachusetts' 106-day tolling period for all civil statutes of limitations ends Tuesday, the pandemic-related pause will complicate calculation of limitations periods and have ripple effects in many jurisdictions for years to come, says Christian Stephens at Eckert Seamans.
As I learned after completing a recent international arbitration remotely, with advance planning a video hearing can replicate the in-person experience surprisingly well, and may actually be superior in certain respects, says Kate Shih at Quinn Emanuel.
If law firms are truly serious about making meaningful change in terms of diversity, they must adopt a demographically neutral, unbiased hiring equation that looks at personality traits with greater import than grades and class rank, says Thomas Latino at Florida State University College of Law.
In light of an Illinois federal court's recent holding that AbbVie's Humira "patent thicket" did not violate antitrust laws, parties concerned with the potential anti-competitive conduct of a biologic reference product sponsor should focus on conduct and look beyond patent obtainment, says Kevin Nelson at Schiff Hardin.
The Second Circuit’s recent decision in Jackson v. Abernathy provides powerful tools for defendants to argue that a securities fraud plaintiff has not adequately pled corporate scienter in the absence of particularized factual allegations, say attorneys at Cleary.
With large swaths of the population indoors and primarily online, cybercriminals will be able to exploit law firms more easily now than ever before, but some basic precautions can help, says Joel Wallenstrom at Wickr.
Consolidation of plaintiffs may be a trend we'll see more of in the aftermath of COVID-19 court closures, with added risks for those defending such cases before a jury, but running a targeted voir dire and incorporating a strong case theme could go a long way, says Christina Marinakis at Litigation Insights.
Now that the full Second Circuit has denied rehearing in Arkansas Teacher Retirement System v. Goldman Sachs, the U.S. Supreme Court should review the flawed theory that misstatements can affect stock prices simply by maintaining preexisting inflation, say attorneys at Gibson Dunn.
Now that law firms are on board with fully remote work environments, they must develop policies that match in-office culture and align partner and associate expectations, says Summer Eberhard at Major Lindsey.
What emerges from the group of 200 federal judges confirmed by the Senate under President Donald Trump is a judiciary stacked with young conservative ideologues, many of whom lack basic judicial qualifications, says Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
As lawyers have had more time to write in recent weeks, the number of law firm alerts has increased massively, but a lot of them fail to capture readers and deliver new business, says Richard Torrenzano at The Torrenzano Group.
The recent debate over a federal magistrate judge's ordering Capital One to produce a forensic data breach report reveals steps companies can take to make abundantly clear that a report was created in anticipation of litigation in order to protect privilege, say attorneys at Squire Patton.
Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson's new book, "Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court," is a service to an overlooked group of nine women who were considered for the U.S. Supreme Court before Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was confirmed, and offers constructive tips for women looking to break through the glass ceiling, says Fifth Circuit Judge Jennifer Elrod.
A Texas federal judge’s recent holding in McDonald v. Sorrels that mandatory bar memberships do not violate members' constitutional rights indicates that such requirements survive the U.S. Supreme Court's 2018 decision in Janus, but it may mean that the Supreme Court will address the issue in the not-too-distant future, say Majed Nachawati and Misty Farris at Fears Nachawati.