An ex-Jacksonville Jaguars safety who said he suffered head injuries while playing saw his suit against the NFL's management council and players' union tossed after a federal judge said he hadn't shown his retirement plan's supervisory board did anything wrong by withholding its interpretation of allegedly vague benefits language.
The legal team that helped retailers secure a $12.6 million deal with propane giants Blue Rhino and AmeriGas over underfilled tanks have won their bid for a third of the pot in fees and expenses.
Time Warner Cable must face a proposed class action by former salesmen and installation technicians who say they were unlawfully denied overtime pay, a New York federal judge ruled Tuesday, saying questions remained about whether the workers qualified as overtime-exempt.
A Massachusetts federal judge denied Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ bid to escape a suit claiming the insurer wrongly denied claims for certain inpatient mental health treatment, saying there are factual disputes that don’t warrant dismissal.
Marriott International Inc. said Tuesday that roughly 5.2 million guests' loyalty information and other personal details had been exposed in a data breach earlier this year, a disclosure that class counsel pressing multidistrict litigation over a separate major hack of the hotel giant said highlights the company's ongoing data security failings.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. to toss a proposed class action accusing the drugmaker of saddling its 401(k) plan participants with excessive fees, saying the U.S. Supreme Court's denial this week of a plan’s petition for certiorari provided “guideposts” on the ruling.
A Florida federal judge said Tuesday that she won’t block online trading app Robinhood from sending what a user calls “misleading communications to prospective class members,” because the user failed to provide enough evidence to warrant the injunction.
A New York federal judge Tuesday declined to dismiss a putative class action from a group of musicians claiming Sony violated a provision of copyright law giving creators a "second chance" to assert rights over their works after 35 years, rejecting Sony's arguments about the timeliness of the artists' termination notices.
Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. is making and selling a generic blood sugar control medication for diabetes patients that contains “dangerously high levels” of an impurity that can cause cancer and liver damage, according to a proposed class action filed in New Jersey federal court.
A California federal judge on Tuesday scuttled multidistrict litigation alleging German auto giants ran a decadelong "no arms race" conspiracy to tightly control vehicle specifications, saying the plaintiffs haven't spelled out any U.S. antitrust law violations, but they'll have another shot to revise their claims.
Synchrony Financial won a permanent end Tuesday to an investor suit over underwriting practices that allegedly resulted in the termination of its long-standing relationship with Walmart after a Connecticut federal judge ruled that the shareholders hadn't shown that the credit card provider had misled them.
A Texas federal judge has denied the government’s attempt to drop a Muslim woman from a proposed class action challenging the use of the federal no-fly list, but he also cut due process claims from another class member who has been removed from the list.
A Denver-based cannabis dispensary operator violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by spamming consumers with unwanted promotional texts using an autodialer system, according to a proposed class action filed Tuesday in Colorado federal court.
A federal judge in Illinois dismissed proposed class claims against Bank of America Tuesday, finding that one of its account holders failed to show how the bank violated the law by slapping him with overdraft fees.
Claims that Mylan and Pfizer manipulated EpiPen expiration dates to force patients to refill prescriptions more often than necessary do not belong in multidistrict litigation over an alleged scheme to inflate prices for the life-saving allergy medication, the companies told a Kansas federal judge.
As Cadwalader pauses partner distributions and cuts staff pay and Pryor Cashman furloughs associates, a slew of other firms are likely to follow suit as the legal industry goes into crisis mode to weather the economic storm caused by COVID-19.
A leading plastic container manufacturer has been accused of violating Illinois' landmark biometrics law by requiring employees to use their fingerprints to clock in and out of work without first getting written permission or disclosing required information.
Consumers who say they were tricked into buying television sets with slower refresh rates than advertised convinced a Minnesota federal judge this week to certify some of their claims against Best Buy and LG Electronics.
An Ohio federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a proposed class action alleging that J.M. Smucker Co. misleadingly labels its peanut butter as "natural" because it may contain sugar derived from genetically modified beets, finding that the consumers' claims were too speculative to be plausible.
Consumers urged a Missouri federal judge on Monday not to force into arbitration a piece of their proposed class action accusing the National Association of Realtors and major broker franchisors of conspiring to inflate broker commissions, arguing the franchisor in question is too far removed from the arbitration provision.
The Second Circuit on Tuesday sided with Dunkin’ Brands Inc. in a suit alleging the company falsely claimed its breakfast sandwiches contained Angus steak, saying a reasonable Dunkin' Donuts consumer would not expect to be served the kind of intact steak one would find at a sit-down restaurant.
A New York federal judge has gutted the majority of a proposed securities class action against Tower Research Capital LLC, granting the trading technology company quick wins on all three Commodity Exchange Act claims that it manipulated Korean futures contracts prices.
Evoqua investors can pursue some of their claims that the water treatment company and its private equity backer misled investors in the run-up to the company's $500 million initial public offering, a New York federal judge has said.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has largely rejected a bid to ax nearly a hundred lawsuits over alleged injuries from the Merck & Co. shingles vaccine Zostavax based on what the pharmaceutical giant argued were deficiencies in fact sheets that plaintiffs were required to submit as part of a multidistrict litigation program.
A New York federal judge has given Columbia University workers a green light to move ahead with a class action accusing the school of mismanaging their retirement savings, saying there were too many factual disputes to justify tossing the suit without going to trial.
While enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act won’t begin until July, the private right of action created by the CCPA is available to consumers now, and companies assessing their litigation risk should evaluate three open questions, say Amanda Lawrence and Michael Rome at Buckley.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation into accounting irregularities at cannabis giant Cronos Group shows a shift from rooting out fraud and manipulation in marijuana penny stocks, to applying more traditional enforcement scrutiny to marijuana-related businesses, say attorneys at Jenner & Block.
When your team is working from different locations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, don’t default to just sending emails. Collaboration is much easier when team members are also communicating in real time over the phone or through videoconferences, say William Oxley and Meghan Rohling Kelly at BakerHostetler.
As the judiciary implements telephone and video hearings in response to the coronavirus pandemic, attorneys can deliver effective advocacy by following certain best practices, such as using backup materials and specially preparing witnesses and exhibits, say attorneys at Fish & Richardson.
Remote depositions are a useful tool for meeting discovery deadlines while allowing all parties to stay at home amid the COVID-19 outbreak. But they come with a unique set of challenges, say Eliot Williams and Daniel Rabinowitz at Baker Botts.
Recent Federal Trade Commission enforcement actions and federal court data breach litigation reveal that companies' cybersecurity measures may be judged based on their foresight and responsiveness to the new risks posed by COVID-19, rather than standards used during normal circumstances, say attorneys at Kelley Drye.
In a dispute between Dole Food and certain excess insurers of a directors and officers insurance policy, the Delaware Supreme Court recently interpreted an explicit allocation provision and articulated a rule that will instruct both insurers and insureds, say Brian Scarbrough and Huiyi Chen at Jenner & Block.
The American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct require lawyers to be zealous advocates for clients' interests, but how do these rules apply in this unprecedented time of COVID-19? Anne Lockner at Robins Kaplan offers some pointers.
Employers can mitigate the risk of worker class action claims stemming from the company's coronavirus response by addressing issues related to timekeeping, furloughs, the Americans with Disabilities Act, joint employment and safety, says Gilbert Brosky at BakerHostetler.
The COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly bring increased scrutiny — in the regulatory, class action and business contexts — to products bearing claims of disinfectant, antiseptic and immune-boosting properties, say attorneys at Goodwin.
In the midst of this health crisis when lawyers are working from home with their loved ones around all day, practitioners need to ensure their “home” and “office” settings coexist without one trumping the needs of the other, says Luciana Fragali at Design Solutions.
With travel plans on hold in this country and around the world, and changing venues being the norm of the day, it's a good time to consider the topic of venue for multidistrict litigation proceedings, says Alan Rothman at Sidley.
The COVID-19 crisis will continue to affect e-discovery long after we overcome this pandemic. When litigation and investigations reengage and courts start moving their schedules forward, these concerns will need to be addressed, say David Kessler and Andrea D'Ambra at Norton Rose.
Recent research found that employers' risk-averse perceptions of applicants with criminal records go largely unchallenged, highlighting the need for clear applicant evaluation policies, as well as compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, says Ina Silvergleid at A Bridge Forward.
Due to the publicity and size of a Missouri federal court's recent verdict in Bader Farms v. Monsanto — in which the jury awarded a peach farm $265 million after the herbicide dicamba drifted onto its crops from neighboring fields — dicamba suits are likely to increase in number, say Philip Sholtz and Paul Knobbe at Goldberg Segalla.