Class Action

  • December 07, 2022

    Kardashian, Mayweather, Others Beat Crypto Investors' Suit

    A California federal judge has tossed a proposed class action that claims reality television star Kim Kardashian, boxer Floyd Mayweather and others misleadingly promoted the cryptocurrency EthereumMax, but gave the investors permission to file an amended complaint.

  • December 07, 2022

    T-Mobile Says Suit Challenging $26B Merger Lacks Standing

    T-Mobile has urged an Illinois federal judge to permanently toss out a group of non-customers' lawsuit blaming the company's $26 billion merger with Sprint for price increases they experienced two years later, arguing that they have no standing and can't plausibly link their increases to the merger.

  • December 07, 2022

    Merck Sheds Nearly 1,200 Shingles Vaccine Suits

    A Pennsylvania federal judge has dismissed almost 1,200 suits in a multidistrict litigation over allegations that Merck's shingles vaccine caused the disease after the plaintiffs were unable to show their outbreaks were not caused by a "wild" strain of the virus.

  • December 07, 2022

    Tesla Investors Can't Cite SEC Fine Over Musk Tweets At Trial

    A California federal judge on Wednesday barred any mention of Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk's 2018 settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over his infamous tweets about taking the company private at $420 a share during an upcoming securities fraud trial over the same matter.

  • December 07, 2022

    Robbins Geller Named Lead Attys For Combined Palantir Suits

    A Colorado federal judge on Tuesday ordered the consolidation of a trio of shareholder class actions accusing executives for software company Palantir of painting an unjustifiably rosy picture of future revenue growth, and named Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP as lead counsel. 

  • December 07, 2022

    RedSeal Seeks Chancery Toss Of Challenge To 2019 Merger

    An attorney for independent directors of cyber risk modeling business RedSeal Inc. told Delaware's chancellor Wednesday that a suit challenging a nearly $70 million merger and sale of most company equity in 2019 failed to overcome director business judgment deference, despite objections from wiped-out common stockholders.

  • December 07, 2022

    Huggies Burned Babies' Skin, Kimberly-Clark Customers Say

    Huggies diapers contain an absorption chemical that can cause burns and rashes on babies' skin, but manufacturing giant Kimberly-Clark hasn't taken steps to make sure only a safe amount is used in the product, according to a proposed class action filed Tuesday in Texas federal court.

  • December 07, 2022

    Tesla's Model S Door Defects Are Safety Risk, Driver Says

    Despite knowing that the door handles on Tesla Model S vehicles routinely malfunction and make affected doors unusable from the outside, the electric car maker has not alerted customers, according to a proposed class action filed in California federal court.

  • December 07, 2022

    Discovery Investors Sue In Del. Over 'Unfair' $43B AT&T Deal

    Former shareholders of Discovery Inc. have sued in Delaware's Court of Chancery over the media entertainment company's $43 billion merger with AT&T in April, alleging that company insiders made off with $1 billion in side deals and "staggering" compensation packages at the expense of public stockholders.

  • December 07, 2022

    Second RealPage Antitrust Suit Moves To Washington

    A North Carolina resident's antitrust class action against RealPage Inc. and some of the nation's largest landlords shifted on Wednesday from California to a Washington federal courtroom, the second court switch in the past week involving the property management software maker.

  • December 07, 2022

    Louis Vuitton Must Face BIPA Suit Over Virtual Try-On Tool

    Louis Vuitton North America can't escape a suit in New York federal court claiming the luxury retailer violated Illinois' biometric privacy law by failing to get informed, written consent from users who virtually tried on the brand's eyewear through an online tool.

  • December 07, 2022

    Amazon's PillPack Can't Avoid TCPA Suit

    A Washington federal judge has ruled that Amazon.com affiliate PillPack LLC must face a proposed class action alleging it was responsible for illegal telemarketing calls made to consumers without their consent.

  • December 07, 2022

    Health Co. Inks $4M Deal To End Suit Over Hemp Co. Buyout

    A proposed class of investors has brokered a deal with Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. that would see the company pay either $4 million in cash or a mix of cash and stock that's valued slightly higher to end claims it downplayed the risks of acquiring a hemp company.

  • December 07, 2022

    Ga. Judge Stays Receiver Motion In Coinbase Security Suit

    A Georgia federal judge has agreed to stay a motion for a receiver filed by Coinbase account holders in a proposed class action accusing the cryptocurrency exchange of having subpar cybersecurity that leaves its customers exposed to theft of their crypto assets and other financial losses.

  • December 07, 2022

    6th Circ. Mulls Rejecting 2-Step FLSA Collective Procedure​​​​​​​

    A panel of Sixth Circuit judges on Wednesday pondered whether to become the second federal appeals court to disapprove the common two-step procedure district courts use for certifying Fair Labor Standards Act collectives in suits covering multiple workers.

  • December 07, 2022

    FDA's Food Program Lacks Leadership, Report Says

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's food program has no clear leader and must act more boldly with its budget, data sharing, and use of its mandatory recall authority, according to a report that the agency commissioned following the infant formula shortage earlier this year.

  • December 07, 2022

    Meta Can't Toss Advertiser's 'Monopoly Broth' Suit

    A California federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid by Meta to dismiss a lawsuit by advertisers accusing the company of monopolizing online social media advertising, finding that the complaint's allegations of a "monopoly broth" of anti-competitive conduct are sufficient to move forward.

  • December 07, 2022

    H&M Says Shoppers' 'Greenwashing' Claims Are Baseless

    H&M dismissed claims that its recycled clothing line is not actually sustainable, saying the shoppers behind a proposed class action are making "inferential leaps" based on the company's truthful representations about the garments' composition to make up lies.

  • December 07, 2022

    Class Attys Must Wait To Collect Fees In Misclassification Suit

    Attorneys for a class of tea distributors who settled claims that two companies misclassified them as exempt from overtime and break requirements can't yet receive the rest of their fees, a California federal judge ruled, saying their job isn't done because some settlement checks haven't been cashed.

  • December 07, 2022

    Colo. Firm Faces Class Action Over Deceptive Debt Collection

    A Colorado federal judge won't toss a putative class action against a law firm that represents landlords in eviction suits, ruling that Tschetter Sulzer PC must face claims under the Fair Debt Practices Collection Act for allegedly using a deceptive form stipulation letter to collect debts.

  • December 06, 2022

    Fla. Court Axes Zantac MDL Claims, Citing Lack Of Experts

    A Florida federal judge on Tuesday handed a major win to drugmakers battling multidistrict litigation over the heartburn medication Zantac, dismissing all claims against Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim and Sanofi and finding that "no scientist outside this litigation" has concluded that the drug's active ingredient causes cancer.

  • December 06, 2022

    Pepsi's $13M Unpaid Wages Suit From Kronos Hack OK'd

    A New York federal judge on Friday gave his preliminary blessing to a $12.75 million settlement resolving claims asserted by 70,000 employees against PepsiCo, New Tiger LLC and their subsidiaries over a cybersecurity breach of a third-party timekeeping system that shorted some nonexempt workers of their pay.

  • December 06, 2022

    Juul Cuts Deal To End MDL On Eve Of Bellwether Trial

    Counsel representing adolescents, school districts and others suing Juul Labs over its marketing practices informed the California federal judge presiding over upcoming bellwether trials in the multidistrict litigation Tuesday that the electronic cigarette company has cut a deal to end the sprawling litigation, but declined to offer details of the deal.

  • December 06, 2022

    Argent Can't Arbitrate Suit Over $99M ESOP Buy

    A New York federal judge refused to send to arbitration a suit claiming Argent Trust let a barbecue chain's employee stock ownership plan overpay for company shares, ruling Tuesday that the plan's arbitration agreement is unenforceable because it denies rights afforded under federal benefits law.

  • December 06, 2022

    Lawsuit Claims Chase Bank, Zelle Leave Users Open To Fraud

    A proposed class action filed Monday in New York federal court accuses JPMorgan Chase Bank and popular money-transfer platform Zelle of using deceptive marketing to push clients into using Zelle, then leaving them vulnerable to fraud.

Expert Analysis

  • Learning From Data Breach Cases To Reduce Legal Risk

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    Several notable class action settlements this year highlight the risks of insufficient security measures and insufficient notice to affected customers in the event of a data breach, and companies can reduce the likelihood of potential civil liability through preventative measures, says Anjali Teigen at Rothwell Figg.

  • L'Oreal Case Highlights Legal Risks Of Anti-Aging Claims

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    As a New York federal court's recent decision in Lopez v. L'Oréal USA illustrates, overly broad promises that suggest a product can turn back time by restoring skin or promoting cell regeneration can be misconstrued by consumers — and can prove costly for brands, says Kelly Bonner at Duane Morris.

  • 3 Pricing Trends In Law Firm Use Of Litigation Funding

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    As BigLaw firms increasingly include litigation funding as a financing option for clients, internal pricing groups are taking the lead on standardizing and centralizing firm processes, and aggregating risk budgets, says Brendan Dyer at Woodsford Group.

  • Safeguarding Attorneys' Greatest Asset: Our Mental Health

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    Attorneys who understand that mental fitness is their most valuable characteristic should prioritize mental health care accordingly, including with certain activities they may not realize qualify as self-care, says Wendy Robbins at Holland & Knight.

  • 5th Circ. Class Action Rulings Reflect Post-TransUnion Trends

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    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2021 TransUnion v. Ramirez decision, Fifth Circuit case trends this year highlight the importance of closely evaluating standing challenges where the injury-in-fact is questionable, even where a statutory violation might exist, say attorneys at K&L Gates.

  • Blocking A Second Punitive Damages Award In Product Cases

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    As punitive damages awards in product liability cases continue to expand, two recent Florida federal court decisions highlight how companies may limit or preclude punitive damages if they were previously awarded for the same product or conduct, say Anne Gruner and Ethan Feldman at Duane Morris.

  • And Now A Word From The Panel: 10 Years Of MDL Lessons

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    To celebrate 10 years of columns analyzing the decisions of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, Alan Rothman at Sidley looks back to highlight 10 important lessons for MDL practitioners.

  • Opinion

    Law Schools Are Right To Steer Clear Of US News Rankings

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    By opting out of participating in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings, law schools abandon a profoundly flawed system and free up their resources to adapt to the tsunami of changes overtaking the profession, says Nicholas Allard at Jacksonville University College of Law.

  • Employer Lessons From Google's $118M Equal Pay Deal

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    The recent $118 million settlement in the Ellis v. Google class action over a systemic scheme directed at underpaying women can be used as the foundation for employers to implement better business practices and avoid lawsuits of this magnitude, say attorneys at Gordon & Rees.

  • After Joint Juice, Questions On NY Statutory Awards Remain

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    A California federal court's recent Montera v. Premier Nutrition decision addressed the question of whether consumers can obtain classwide statutory damages under New York's General Business Law in federal court, but it isn't the lodestar false advertising lawyers were hoping for, say Henry Wainhouse and Joshua Kipnees at Patterson Belknap.

  • Opinion

    Litigation Funders Seek Transparency In Disclosure Debate

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    Litigation funders want to correct the record on calls for funding disclosure in the name of transparency, as this purported justification obscures the disclosure's adverse effects — prejudicing plaintiffs' cases and discouraging the assertion of meritorious legal claims, say Dai Wai Chin Feman and William Weisman at Parabellum Capital.

  • Privacy Ruling Highlights Risks Of Third-Party Web Tracking

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    The Ninth Circuit’s recent ruling in Javier v. Assurance — that third-party session replay software usage without user consent may violate a California privacy law — highlights why companies should remain proactive and review all technologies that collect information from their websites, say attorneys at K&L Gates.

  • 5 Principles For Better Professional Development Programs

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    The pandemic and ensuing "great resignation" have resulted in a more transient legal work force, but law firms can use effective professional development programs to bridge a cultural gap with new associates and stem associate attrition, says Matthew Woods at Robins Kaplan.

  • What To Pay Attention To In FTX Fraud Probe

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    Steven Lee and Sean Shecter at Lewis Brisbois outline the issues the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will have to explore as they investigate FTX's handling of customer funds to determine whether the crypto exchange’s CEO acted with the requisite criminal intent to violate federal wire fraud statutes.

  • Series

    My Favorite Law Prof: How I Learned To Practice With Passion

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    First Circuit Judge Gustavo Gelpí recalls how Suffolk University Law School's Joseph Glannon taught the importance of the law as both a tool and a profession, and that those who wish to practice law successfully must do so with love, enthusiasm and passion.

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