Colavita USA LLC and other olive oil makers on Tuesday escaped two consolidated putative class actions in Florida federal court alleging the companies falsely labeled their oils as extra-virgin and charged top dollar for products that were low quality.
A California judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss talent management firm Roar LLC’s lawsuit against one of its former agents and competitor Crysis Management for purportedly hacking into its computers and stealing trade secrets.
A California federal judge ruled Tuesday that a proposed class action accusing Pandora Media Inc. of violating its users' privacy should be coordinated — but not consolidated — with multidistrict litigation claiming Google Inc. disclosed private information culled from Android phones.
The current applicable law provisions for the EU Data Protection Directive lead to controversy and unexpected results, causing additional burdens for companies and regulators, without bringing any real benefit, says Henriette Tielemans, co-chairwoman of Covington & Burling LLP's global privacy and data security practice group.
An attorney for a proposed class of consumers asked the Second Circuit on Wednesday to revive allegations that Costco Wholesale Corp. reaps as much as $40 million a year by skimping on the advertised amount of shrimp in party trays.
A California federal judge on Monday approved a settlement in a nationwide class action against IntelliGender LLC, which agreed to pay $10 to each person who bought its Gender Prediction Test and received an inaccurate result for an unborn baby’s gender.
Hunton & Williams LLP said Tuesday it had lured the former head of U.K.-based Pinsent Masons LLP's privacy practice over to its London office, boosting the expertise of its privacy practice group and think tank.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics America Inc. was hit with a putative class action Tuesday in California state court alleging the company forces purchasers of its notebook computers to pay an additional upgrade fee to view Blu-ray discs, a function purportedly included with the products.
Children under 12 may soon be able to go through airport security without taking off their shoes or receiving invasive pat downs from U.S. Transportation Security Administration officers, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Tuesday.
A proposed class of J.M. Smucker Co. customers moved for certification Monday in a suit accusing the company of using buzzwords such as “all-vegetable” and “wholesome” to market what are actually unhealthy products full of hydrogenated oils.
The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday revived a putative class action against Palatine, Ill., announcing it would rehear en banc a suit alleging the Chicago suburb violates the Driver's Privacy Protection Act by disclosing personal information on parking citations.
A corn industry trade association fought sugar producers' false advertising claims in California federal court Tuesday, arguing that ads attempting to rebrand high fructose corn syrup as a natural alternative to sugar are protected under the First Amendment.
A putative class of consumers on Thursday hit Procter & Gamble Co. with breach of warranty and false advertising claims in California federal court, saying its “Neat Squeeze” Crest dispensers leave users unable to push out a significant amount of the toothpaste.
Facebook Inc. said Tuesday it had hired the co-chair of Covington & Burling LLP's privacy and data security practice to serve as its director of privacy, and added a former White House staffer as its head of public policy.
Ryder Truck Rental Inc. was slapped with a proposed class action in Maryland federal court Tuesday alleging it overcharged customers for fueling their rental trucks by rounding up fractions to the nearest gallon without disclosing the estimation to customers.
European Union member states are not doing enough to protect minors using the Internet and video games, the European Commission said Tuesday.
TD Ameritrade Inc. agreed Tuesday to pay up to $6.5 million to settle a class action in California accusing the online broker of improperly allowing third parties to access customer information.
Vacationland Vendors Inc. said Monday that a cyberattack had compromised 40,000 credit and debit cards used during a nearly 2 1/2-year period on vending machines it supplied to resorts in Wisconsin and Tennessee.
A designer of reusable shopping bags has settled plastic bag manufacturer Hilex Poly Co. LLC's unfair competition suit claiming it falsely advertised its reusable bags as much more environmentally friendly than plastic bags, the companies announced Tuesday.
Foley & Lardner LLP said Monday it had snagged an insurance litigation pro with a knack for representing clients in environmental coverage disputes and data breach matters from Ropes & Gray LLP, expanding the firm's Boston office.