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Class Action

  • December 18, 2018

    Postmate Workers Must Arbitrate Independent Contractor Row

    A California federal magistrate judge ruled Tuesday that workers for Postmates who say they were misclassified as independent contractors must arbitrate their claims due to a mutual arbitration provision in the agreement they signed upon being hired.

  • December 18, 2018

    Red Hat Shareholder Sues To Stop $34B IBM Sale

    A Red Hat Inc. investor filed a putative class action Tuesday in Delaware federal court seeking to block a shareholder vote on the software company's planned $34 billion sale to IBM, saying a proxy statement urging support for the deal omits or misrepresents information needed to make an informed decision.

  • December 18, 2018

    EpiPen MDL Gets Special Master To Deal With Disputed Docs

    A Kansas federal court has appointed a special master to settle a discovery dispute between Mylan and Sanofi in multidistrict litigation over EpiPen price hikes after the companies failed to sort out their disagreements over more than 2,000 documents on Sanofi’s privilege log.

  • December 18, 2018

    Kraft Gets 'All Natural' Sour Cream False Ad Suit Tossed

    A New York federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a proposed class action against Kraft Heinz Foods Co. and Daisy Brand LLC that claimed the companies deceived customers by advertising their sour cream as “natural,” ruling that the named plaintiff's claims are based on conjecture and speculation.

  • December 18, 2018

    Riders Accusing Uber Drivers Of Rape Agree To End Suit

    Nine women who alleged in a civil suit that Uber drivers had sexually assaulted them and that the attacks could have been avoided had the ride-hailing service adequately screened its employees received approval Monday from a California federal judge to dismiss their case.

  • December 18, 2018

    Where 5 Top MDLs Stand At The End Of 2018

    The past year was a lively one on the multidistrict litigation docket as major MDLs over the opiate crisis and the Equifax data breach got up and running, while cases concerning a Monsanto weedkiller and a common hospital technology revved for early bellwether trials.

  • December 18, 2018

    Chancellor Probes Age Claim In Suit Over $283M NCI Merger

    Delaware’s chancellor on Tuesday pressed an attorney to back up investor claims that advanced age and retirement concerns motivated NCI Inc.’s controlling stockholder to cash out through an allegedly unfair and inadequate $283 million go-private sale.

  • December 18, 2018

    IPass Keeping Investors In Dark On Tech Merger, Suit Says

    A stockholder filed a proposed class action in Delaware federal court Tuesday claiming that wireless connectivity technology company iPass Inc. has failed to provide enough financial information to shareholders about a proposed merger with software company Pareteum Corp.

  • December 18, 2018

    Expedia Overcharges Tax On Hotel Bookings, Suit Says

    Expedia Inc. wrongly hiked the amount of “taxes and fees” charged to customers of third-party hotel booking sites and wrongly kept whatever wasn’t due to the government, according to a proposed class action filed Monday in federal court in Washington state.

  • December 18, 2018

    Attys Want $2.7M Fee In TurboTax Refund Fraud Deal

    Attorneys who successfully represented class members affected by fraudsters filing 915,000 fake tax returns through TurboTax asked a federal court in California on Tuesday for $2.7 million in fees.

  • December 18, 2018

    TD Ameritrade Clients Too Disparate For Class Fraud Suit

    A group of TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex LLC clients' investments were too diverse and unique to sue the Omaha, Nebraska-based brokerage subsidiary for breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing as a class, a Florida federal judge ruled Monday.

  • December 18, 2018

    CenturyLink 401(k) Plan Participants Fight To Keep Suit Alive

    A proposed class of participants in a CenturyLink 401(k) plan urged a Colorado federal judge not to toss their suit accusing the company of unwisely choosing and failing to monitor a poor investment option for the plan, arguing that a magistrate judge held their claims to an unfair standard.

  • December 18, 2018

    Kinder Morgan Unit Faces $5M Suit Over Chemical Spill

    Fallout from a chemical spill near a Kinder Morgan unit-owned pipeline landed in Texas state court Monday as two landowners brought a proposed class action claiming the company negligently released the toxic chemicals causing more than $5 million in environmental damage over 3,000 to 5,000 acres of land.

  • December 18, 2018

    Class Objector Loses Bid To Unseal Target's Supplement Deal

    An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday refused to unseal a trio of consumer class action settlements with Target Corp. and others over the alleged mislabeling of diet supplements, telling a class action objector to confer with the parties about what should be public.

  • December 18, 2018

    Highland Capital Says Mutual Fund Suit Meritless

    Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors LLP asked a Texas federal court Monday to toss a proposed shareholder class action, saying a committee of trustees had conducted an investigation into claims that an energy-based mutual fund was improperly propped up and found no wrongdoing.

  • December 18, 2018

    Jury Clears Ramen Noodle Makers In Antitrust Suit

    A California federal jury has found that Korean ramen companies were not liable for price-fixing, following a rare antitrust class action jury trial that lasted well over a month.

  • December 18, 2018

    9th Circ. Skeptical Of Union Fees Refund Appeal

    The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday had tough questions for a group of California civil servants looking to use the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision to force a Service Employees International Union local to repay an estimated $100 million in fees to some 40,000 nonmembers. 

  • December 18, 2018

    Panasonic, Others To Pay $33M To Indirect Resistor Buyers

    Panasonic Corp. and several other electronics companies will pay more than $33 million to indirect buyers of resistors used in common electronic devices under the terms of proposed antitrust settlements filed in California federal court.

  • December 18, 2018

    Telecom Servicer Dycom Faces 2nd Suit Over Permitting Woes

    Dycom Industries Inc. has been hit with a shareholder derivative suit over stock price drops allegedly caused by misrepresentations from the telecommunications infrastructure company's board about permitting uncertainties for its larger projects — the second such suit to be filed in Florida federal court in the past two months.

  • December 18, 2018

    AT&T Points To 9th Circ. Decision In Bid To Toss 401(k) Suit

    AT&T Services Inc. has urged a California federal judge to revisit a decision allowing a suit accusing the telecom company of saddling its nearly $35 billion 401(k) plan with excessive costs and fees, arguing that a Ninth Circuit ruling in a similar case against Chevron had changed the legal landscape.

Expert Analysis

  • 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.

  • The Latest On Article III Standing In False Ad Class Actions

    Joshua Briones

    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit provided a clear rule regarding plaintiffs' standing to assert claims concerning products they did not purchase. To no one’s surprise, the decision has already been used to defeat defendants’ motions to dismiss, say attorneys with Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.

  • Guest Feature

    The Subtle Art Of Fred Fielding

    Fred Fielding

    He was White House counsel to two presidents. When Reagan was shot, he explained the chain of command to a four-star general. And until a few years ago, many people still thought he was Deep Throat during the Watergate scandal. Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius may be the quintessential Washington insider. White and Williams attorney Randy Maniloff learned more.

  • 10 Tips For Law Firms To Drive Revenue Via Sports Tickets

    Matthew Prinn

    Many law firms have tickets or luxury suites at sporting events to host clients and prospects. Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group and Matt Ansis of TicketManager discuss some of the ways that firms can use those tickets effectively.

  • Inside Key ABA Guidance On Attorneys' Cybersecurity Duties

    Joshua Bevitz

    A recent opinion from the American Bar Association provides useful guidance on attorneys’ obligations to guard against cyberattacks, protect electronic client information and respond if an attack occurs, says Joshua Bevitz of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.

  • Which Class Action Question Will Justices Decide?

    Steve Carey

    In Frank v. Gaos, the U.S. Supreme Court may never address the issue of cy pres awards if it instead rules that none of the named plaintiffs had standing to bring the class action in the first place, says Steve Carey of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP​​​​​​​.

  • Opening Comments: A Key Strategic Decision In Mediation

    Jann Johnson

    Opening comments by parties in mediation that are made with the proper content and tone can diffuse pent-up emotion and pave the way for a successful resolution. But an opening presentation can do more harm than good if delivered the wrong way, say Jann Johnson and William Haddad of ADR Systems LLC.