An Illinois federal judge Monday decertified a consumer class and declined final approval of its $1.6 million deal with Neiman Marcus Group LLC that would have ended an action over credit card data that was exposed in a 2013 breach, finding conflicts between class members.
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Judge Boots $1.6M Neiman Marcus Breach Deal And Class

An Illinois federal judge Monday decertified a consumer class and declined final approval of its $1.6 million deal with Neiman Marcus Group LLC that would have ended an action over credit card data that was exposed in a 2013 breach, finding conflicts between class members. Read full article »

J&J Hit With Another Suit Over Alleged Talc-Related Death

The husband of a woman who died of ovarian cancer in 2015 is suing Johnson & Johnson and a talc supplier, claiming the companies have known for decades about talc’s links to cancer but still sold and promoted products containing the substance as safe to use. Read full article »

Trader Joe's Settles Underfilled Tuna Can Suit For $1.3M

Trader Joe's has agreed to settle for $1.3 million a proposed class action in California federal court from customers claiming the retailer underfilled 5-ounce tuna cans. Read full article »

BuzzFeed Latest To Face Patent Suit By Cloud Company

BuzzFeed Inc. has become the latest high-profile website to face an infringement suit over cloud storage patents from PersonalWeb Technologies LLC, a software developer that has filed dozens of similar suits against customers using Amazon's web services offerings. Read full article »

POLICY & REGULATION

Mass. To Enforce 'Cookie Nexus,' Revenue Dept. Says

Massachusetts made it clear Monday that it will continue to enforce its “cookie nexus” regulation reaching back to October 2017, when the regulation was promulgated. Read full article »

LITIGATION

Ulta Shoppers Say Risk Of Buying Used Makeup Justifies Suit

A proposed class of Ulta Beauty Inc. customers told an Illinois federal judge to reject the makeup retailer’s bid to dismiss their claims the company sold used products, arguing in part that misleading customers about what they were buying is enough to establish standing. Read full article »

Sport Supplement Co., Consumers Settle Deceptive Label Suit

Dietary supplement manufacturer PhD Fitness LLC and a putative class of consumers have told a South Carolina federal court they've agreed to end a suit accusing the company of deceptively labeling its sport supplements. Read full article »

BANKRUPTCY

Claire's Strikes Deal With Oaktree Over Contested Ch. 11

After several hours of negotiations, Claire's was able to avoid what was likely to be a highly contentious confirmation hearing for the accessory retailer's Chapter 11 restructuring plan after settling with second-lien creditors now set to recover millions more under the plan. Read full article »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

Calif.'s New Rules For Lawyers Move Closer To ABA Model

The first comprehensive overhaul of California's Rules of Professional Conduct in nearly 30 years becomes operational on Nov. 1. Some of the new rules mirror the model language used by the American Bar Association, but many continue to reflect California’s unique approach to certain ethical questions, says Mark Loeterman of Signature Resolution LLC. Read full article »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Ex-Skadden Partner Denies Role In Manafort Ukraine Lobbying

Lawyers for former Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP partner Gregory Craig denied Tuesday that he put a controversial report involved in the Paul Manafort prosecution in the hands of U.S. officials. Read full article »

Feature

4 Ways Law Firms Can Bolster Their Prestige

Gaining prestige may be one of the more challenging tasks that law firms take on, but there are a number of tactics firms can use that hold the potential to transform their image from ordinary to elite. Here, experts highlight four ways law firms can pump up their prestige. Read full article »

McDonald's Workers Protest Seyfarth Hire For Abuse Policy

McDonald's workers in 10 cities called on the company to sever its relationship with management-side law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP's compliance and consulting arm as they walked off the job on Tuesday as part of an anti-sexual harassment protest organized by wage advocacy group Fight for $15. Read full article »

This Under-Addressed Issue Is Hurting Lawyers, Profs Say

The legal industry has largely overlooked a major factor impacting the well-being of attorneys, according to a new academic paper — science that links various forms of childhood trauma with mental and physical health problems later in life. Read full article »

Nestlé Atty Enters The Ring As WWE's General Counsel

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday appointed a lawyer who has worked for Nestlé Waters North America and PepsiCo as the media company's new general counsel, according to a press release. Read full article »

Legal Tech Download: Big Investments In Legal Technology

The world of legal technology is quickly evolving, with new products coming to market in rapid succession. Here, Law360 takes a look at seven recent developments. Read full article »

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