Microsoft Corp. and a proposed class of consumers who allege the company’s physical store receipts displayed too many digits of their credit card numbers submitted details of a $1.2 million deal to end the suit to a Florida federal court on Friday.
Whole Foods Market Inc. asked the Second Circuit on Friday to scuttle rulings by the National Labor Relations Board that say recording by employees in the workplace is protected under the National Labor Relations Act, saying the board ignored its own precedent that acknowledges the “chilling effect” of recording.
A California federal judge on Thursday signed off on a revised settlement between retailer Tuesday Morning and a class of employees in an unpaid wages suit, saying a $30,000 increase in a $780,000 deal will cover the release of all claims.
A former Gibson Dunn partner who has represented financial advisers in private equity-backed deals with Sheridan Healthcare Inc. and Burger King has joined Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York.
President Donald Trump said during a media interview on Thursday that a plan from congressional Republicans to include a border adjustment tax in an overhaul of the tax code could create jobs, but still stopped short of endorsing the proposal.
Macy’s Inc. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify the standard used by the National Labor Relations Board in determining whether a micro bargaining unit can be certified for collective bargaining.
Consumer groups have asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to review a Second Circuit decision dismantling a landmark $7.25 billion class action antitrust settlement between retailers and Visa and MasterCard over interchange fees.
A Washington federal judge granted Amazon’s request to hold off on the claims process for customers charged for unauthorized app purchases by their children, saying Thursday the company made good points for imposing a stay while an appeal is pending, particularly concerning the irreparable harm it could face without one.
A California federal judge confirmed a $1 million arbitration award Thursday for a Chinese company that says it delivered more than 13,000 trendy portable speakers for Stelle LLC, but Stelle never fully paid up or appeared in either arbitration or the confirmation proceedings.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, apparel brand Patagonia says a "Ganjagonia" mark will tarnish its name, Walt Disney won't just let it go when it sees a "Frozen" mark, and several MLB clubs spring into action.
A pair of objectors brought to the Eleventh Circuit Wednesday their grievances with a $6.3 million settlement that resolved a proposed class action accusing Godiva Chocolatier Inc. of printing too much information on sales receipts, arguing that the lead plaintiff and his counsel exerted "remarkably minimal effort" in reaching an unbalanced deal.
Despite growing opposition from retailers and within the GOP's own ranks to a tax reform blueprint that would disallow deductions for import costs, experts are hopeful that a compromise going beyond mere tax cuts is possible.
A California federal judge on Wednesday put the brakes on a $2 million settlement between Costco and a proposed class of industrial drivers who accused the wholesaler of not paying overtime and break wages, saying the deal included an improper release of certain fair labor claims.
A pair of book companies, one of them defunct, asked the Second Circuit on Thursday in back-to-back arguments to revive their suits against a group of publishers, saying the lower court erred in finding they hadn’t suffered antitrust injuries from an anti-competitive conspiracy involving the price-fixing of e-books sold by Apple Inc.
Bankrupt women’s clothing retailer The Limited Stores Co. LLC on Thursday received court approval for a sale of its intellectual property to a unit of private equity firm Sycamore Partners, which will pay $26.75 million in cash for the assets after an auction earlier this week.
A New York magistrate judge on Wednesday conditionally certified a collective action brought by Aldi Inc. store managers alleging the grocery chain misclassified them to skirt overtime requirements, holding that the workers met their burden to show they were similarly situated victims of a common policy that violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
E-book retailer Kobo Inc. has lodged an appeal of agreements Canada’s Competition Bureau inked in January to settle price-fixing allegations against publishers, saying in a Toronto court that the agency stepped outside its authority because the conspiracy took place in the U.S.
Carter’s Inc. has agreed to buy Skip Hop Inc. from consumer-focused private equity firm Fireman Capital Partners in a deal worth about $140 million, the companies said on Thursday, adding to Carter’s portfolio a maker of branded products and accessories for both parents and young children.
Philadelphia has pulled in $5.7 million during its first month of collecting a tax on sugary drinks, more than double what had been predicted, the city’s revenue department announced Thursday.
A California federal judge said during a hearing Wednesday he would likely grant some, but not all, of Williams-Sonoma's requests to trim claims and products from a putative class action alleging the company misleads customers about the thread count of its bedding.
Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway's TV appearances provide some examples of what lawyers should and shouldn't do when speaking to the media, says Michelle Samuels, a vice president of public relations at Jaffe.
The current wave of pricing litigation began nearly three years ago, and has already targeted more than 60 retailers in more than 100 lawsuits. In 2017, several cases are on appeal, others are starting the class certification or summary judgment phase, and some are slated for trial, portending possible major changes in case law, say Stephanie Sheridan and Meegan Brooks of Sedgwick LLP.
We all recognize that cutting or copying text from earlier works and pasting it into new documents saves attorneys time. However, with this increase in speed comes an increased risk of making, or not catching, errors, says Robert Lang of D’Amato & Lynch LLP.
Unmanned aerial vehicles are being adapted for a myriad of commercial purposes, by a range of industries including entertainment, energy, farming, real estate, telecommunications, shipping and construction. But as drone usage proliferates, manufacturers and distributors must be cognizant of product liability risks, safety standards, technological developments, and changing insurance coverage requirements, says Nathan Bohlander of M... (continued)
Detractors of litigation funding have strained to characterize a recent decision from a California federal court as significant headway in their crusade against the litigation funding industry. However, in truth, this is a victory for both the industry and those in need of capital to bring meritorious claims against wrongdoers in an often prohibitively expensive legal system, say Matthew Harrison and Priya G. Pai of Bentham IMF.
Over the past year, companies have used data-based competitive advantage, or “moats,” to drive astronomic acquisition prices. In this article, Brian Lam of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC introduces the concept of “data dexterity” as the actual creator of data-based moats and analyzes the data interactions of LinkedIn, Dollar Shave Club and AppDynamics to illustrate how data dexterity exists in practice.
Litigation under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act has included putative class actions against corporate defendants ranging from some of the largest social media and technology companies to a daycare center. Now the Connecticut, New Hampshire, Washington and Alaska legislatures have also proposed bills that would regulate the collection, retention and use of biometric data, say attorneys with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
Fred Korematsu’s U.S. Supreme Court case challenging President Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order that led to the incarceration of approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry may sound like ancient history. However, Feb. 19 marks the 75th anniversary of the order's signing, and that it’s celebrating its diamond anniversary now is breathtaking timing, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
General counsels face the challenging task of understanding how companies can navigate the rules surrounding uses of artificial intelligence. To get smart on AI, general counsels must ask the right questions about areas such as human resources, intellectual property, liability and insurance, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
Though the Trump administration has yet to make an official statement regarding artificial intelligence, support for AI is consistent with its expressed desire to promote American business. As such, general counsel will inevitably have to navigate what big data and AI mean for compliance with current and future laws and regulations, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.