Land O’Lakes urged the Seventh Circuit on Monday to overturn the quick win a Wisconsin federal judge handed the former executives of a whey protein supplier accused of selling products tainted with urine byproduct, saying the judge failed to recognize its injury.
A Florida federal judge adopted the recommendation of a magistrate judge Monday, rejecting a request that two “serial objectors” post a $115,000 bond to appeal a $6.3 million settlement that ended a class action against Godiva Chocolatier Inc., calling the recommended $2,500 bond reasonable.
Bankrupt restaurant chain Garden Fresh Restaurant Intermediate Holding LLC received court approval Monday in Delaware for a sale of its assets to a prepetition secured lender that was the only bidder for the company.
Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2016 Practice Group of the Year awards, the law firms that racked up victories in litigation and closed the big deals to make their mark among clients and throughout the legal industry.
Singapore’s Court of Appeal ruled Monday that a minority shareholder’s suit against the principal owner of a bankrupt grocery store chain can move forward, ruling for the main shareholder on several issues but giving the minority owner’s claims a second chance by striking down a precedent that it said needlessly complicated the appeals process.
Restaurant reservation app Resy Network Inc. completed its first major financing round on Monday, led by Airbnb Inc., raising $13 million just two months after announcing a commercial partnership with the home-sharing giant.
A California federal judge refused Monday to end a class action accusing Mars Inc. of grossly overstating the amount of food contained in boxes of Uncle Ben's Ready Rice, saying the complaint spelled out a clear logical line stating a claim.
Snack food giant Mondelez agreed on Friday to pay $13 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to end allegations that its Cadbury unit in India didn’t properly monitor or record a consultant’s work to prevent potential anti-bribery law violations.
The consumer leading a proposed class action accusing Nestlé Waters North America Inc. and a debt-collection company of making allegedly autodialed calls told a California federal court Friday that the companies incorrectly characterize his allegations as implausible, holding him to an unfair standard in the process.
A Delaware Chancery judge ruled Monday that a liability assignment agreement did not put nondebtor units of Quiznos on the hook to indemnify and pay former executives' legal fees connected to fraud claims stemming from the sandwich shop’s bankruptcy, ruling that the agreement in question doesn’t require it.
A Florida man on Friday launched a proposed class action in California state court, accusing guacamole maker Yucatan Foods LP of deceiving consumers by indicating on the product's label that it was "all natural" and made only from avocados and spices, when in fact it contained additives as well.
Candy and consumer brand conglomerate Mars Inc. said Monday that it plans to expand its pet health care services operations with the purchase of VCA Inc. in a deal worth $9.1 billion including debt.
Vodka producer Roust Corp. on Friday got the green light to move forward on a prepackaged Chapter 11 plan, allowing the Russian Standard Group subsidiary to reduce its noteholder debt by hundreds of millions, as a New York bankruptcy judge cast aside a lone objection from the U.S. trustee.
Carlyle could rake in up to $6 billion through the sale of herbal supplement maker Nature's Bounty, Fairfax is seeking a partner to help finance its $4.9 billion takeover of Allied World and Meredith Corp. has approached Time Inc. about a potential merger.
Diversified Ingredients on Friday struck back against Colony Insurance Co.’s bid to escape coverage of a policyholder that is the target of Diversified’s third-party claims in a tangled fight over adulterated Blue Buffalo pet food, telling a Texas federal judge the policy applies despite degrees of separation.
A California federal judge on Thursday denied certification to a class of current and former workers at eight Bay Area McDonald’s restaurants who sued the fast food giant for wage violations, saying their claims require individualized inquiries that can’t be handled as a class action.
A California appeals court mostly upheld ruling in favor of See's Candy Stores Inc. in an employee’s lawsuit challenging the shop’s timekeeping policies but said the worker’s individual claims related to meal and rest break policies should be revived.
A U.S. Tax Court judge has slashed in half a tax bill for the University of Mississippi related to money it made sending its coaches to functions sponsored by Nike and Coca-Cola following a settlement between the school and the IRS, court records show.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court was urged in a petition Friday to assume special jurisdiction over a pending appeal following the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the city of Philadelphia’s new tax on sugar-sweetened drinks and diet soda.
A Washington federal judge Thursday told a class action of consumers accusing T-Mobile and Subway of sending unwanted text-message ads to their cellphones to take their claims outside of court, dismissing the case.
David Kluft of Foley Hoag LLP finishes off his comprehensive review of this year's beer and wine trademark disputes with 32 more cases for you to bring up at your holiday party.
I recently asked a panel of four federal court judges whether they expect courts to start taking a more active role in e-discovery. They answered with a resounding yes. However, their responses left me wondering whether courts are actually taking a more active role in discovery since the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure amendments took effect in December 2015, says Cristin Traylor of McGuireWoods LLP.
In the penultimate article in his five-part series, David Kluft of Foley Hoag LLP continues to bring you the most interesting beer and wine trademark dispute cases of 2016.
In Constellation Brands v. NLRB, the Second Circuit recently handed an employer a rare victory in a challenge to a National Labor Relations Board unit determination confirming a petitioned-for bargaining unit. This decision, along with another recent ruling from the Fifth circuit, is important because it sets forth a road map for NLRB regional directors analyzing the appropriateness of bargaining units, say attorneys at Jones Day.
As Associate Justice Goodwin Liu commented during oral arguments last week, “Every jurisdiction in California will be parsing what we say to tell their employees what to do.” City of San Jose v. Superior Court poses a narrow question: whether a blanket exemption exists under the Public Records Act for communications conducted on private devices, say Louie Castoria and Aaron Cargain of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP.
David Kluft of Foley Hoag LLP is back with 28 more tasteful tales about 2016's most notable beer and wine trademark disputes.
David Kluft of Foley Hoag LLP continues his summary of beer and wine trademark disputes from 2016, in the second part of this five-part series.
On Dec. 1, 2016, the annual updates to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect. Revisions include the end of the three-day “mail rule” extension for electronically served discovery, an amendment regarding service of internationally based corporate defendants, and a technical change regarding venues in maritime law actions, say Patrick Reilly and Eldin Hasic of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Ever consider applying for a judicial appointment in California? Get the lay of the land from Judge George Bird of the Los Angeles Superior Court and Kimberly Knill, a senior appellate court attorney for the California Court of Appeal. Additionally, hear what several recent appointees to the LA Superior Court thought of the judicial selection process.
When trial lawyers fail to recognize the unique challenges faced by in-house counsel, it jeopardizes not only the outcome of the case, but also the opportunities for future representation. These few simple strategies are hardly rocket science, but they are too often neglected, says Matthew Whitley of Beck Redden LLP.