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Foley & Lardner
On March 13, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected plaintiffs' claim in a class action under Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), which imposes a broad prohibition against referral fees or kickbacks in the real estate settlement context.
Proskauer Rose LLP
A federal judge in the Southern District of Florida recently dismissed an action alleging that Bacardi's use of a botanical called "grains of paradise" in its gin was "harmful and illegal,"...
Arnold & Porter
Before any class action was certified, the district court determined that Kentucky law governed Rushing's claim and prohibited such class actions.
Arnold & Porter
The court found WPEM's claims were frivolous because SOTI's technology was clearly invalidating prior art for WPEM's patent.
Arnold & Porter
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas last month awarded just under $180,000 in attorneys' fees to the defendant in a patent infringement case
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In a matter of first impression within the 9th Circuit, the court held that each member of a certified class must have Article III standing in order to recover individual monetary damages at trial.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
As to general jurisdiction, a corporation typically is subject to general jurisdiction in the locations of its incorporation and principle place of business.
Reed Smith
Last month, a putative class action was filed against Starbucks, Inc. in California federal court alleging that the coffee giant is tricking customers...
Littler Mendelson
In Ramirez v. Trans Union, the Ninth Circuit addressed whether, at the class certification stage of a putative class case, only the named plaintiff or all class members must have Article III standing
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the Appellate Court's dismissal of Count I based on the tender.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
A California-based marijuana delivery company, Eaze Technologies, Inc. formerly known as Eaze Solutions, Inc. ("Eaze"), is seeking to have Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA")...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The California Court of Appeal recently made it more difficult for plaintiffs to certify class actions based on false advertising or fraud.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Meanwhile, the Northern District of California, with about the same population, has 14 full-time judges.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Two Illinois residents filed a class action Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against a biometrics company and its company's licensing agent.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Must an insurer consider the possibility that putative class members (i.e., potential class members not named in the complaint) other than the...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Today's post allows anyone who missed the event to see Erin's entire presentation.
Proskauer Rose LLP
A recent Ninth Circuit decision centered on something most consumers use many times every day: smartphone apps.
Clyde & Co
Two recent developments in US class action law demonstrates the extraterritorial reach of US securities law and represents an emerging risk for Australian companies and their D&O insurers.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Epic Games, Inc. ("Epic") is the publisher of the popular online multiplayer videogame Fortnite, released in 2017.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Several national pharmaceutical distributors and Ohio cities have filed opening briefs in their Sixth Circuit challenge to Judge Polster's novel "negotiation class" certification order.
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