Kansas City Southern: An M&A Love Triangle

The plot thickens in the battle to acquire Kansas City Southern. In what has become the M&A world’s equivalent of a love triangle, Canadian National Railway Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Limited battle for the U.S.’s smallest Class I railway line – leading to an...

Aetna Sued After Basing Claim Denial on Allegedly False Conclusion

A plaintiff filed suit last Friday in the District of New Jersey against his insurance company, Aetna Inc. and Aetna Life Insurance...

Colorado District Court Release Split Decision in Marijuana Investment Fraud Case

On Monday, the District of Colorado filed a split decision on two motions to dismiss in the case of Senoria, LLC, et...

Marietta Healthcare to Face HIPAA Complaint

Last week, Kathleen Tucker filed a purported class action against Marietta Healthcare Inc. on behalf of individuals affected by a data breach...

Tech Giants

Featured Viewpoints

The Appellate Fight Begins: Epic Games Takes First Swing at Apple in Antitrust Appeal

Thursday’s 91-page opening brief claims that Apple Inc. has restricted iOS app distribution and payment solutions, making itself the exclusive distributor for...

NDCA Court Partly Grants Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings in Facebook Advertisement Case

Last Friday, Judge James Donato agreed to partially grant Facebook’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in a case alleging that Facebook...

DC AG Sues Arise Virtual Solutions and Comcast Over Failure to Pay Wages

A state-court complaint filed on Wednesday accuses customer service support company Arise Virtual Solutions Inc. and Comcast Cable Communications Management LLC of...

Former Toshiba Director Claims Gross Underpayment

An employment lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of New York against Toshiba Global Commerce Services Solutions Inc. (TGCS) claims that a...

VIEWPOINTS: M&A Transactions Face Heightened Government Scrutiny

In the latest signal of the antitrust regulation’s renewed teeth, the Senate confirmed Jonathan Kanter to lead the U.S. Department of Justice’s...

VIEWPOINTS: COVID at the Gate – Tracking Merger and Securities Litigation Through the Pandemic

Logan Beirne, CEO of Matterhorn Transactions. The United States mergers & acquisitions (M&A) market has faced a...

VIEWPOINTS: Growth in Personal Injury Suits Over Time

If you were to guess which legal practice area spends the most on marketing, you would...

VIEWPOINTS: Civil and Criminal Prosecution of the Many Flavors of COVID-19 Relief Fraud Will Be Around for Years

Dan Eckhart It’s not as if we needed another cautionary tale about good intentions colliding with unbridled...

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Emerging Tech

Court Sends College Tutor’s Case Against PayPal Over Frozen Funds to Arbitration

Northern District of California Judge Beth Labson Freeman redirected a plaintiff’s allegations against PayPal Inc. that the company unlawfully froze his account balance of nearly $77,000. Last Thursday’s opinion said that the agreement to arbitrate is valid...

Colorado District Court Release Split Decision in Marijuana Investment Fraud Case

On Monday, the District of Colorado filed a split decision on two motions to dismiss in the case of Senoria, LLC, et...

Marietta Healthcare to Face HIPAA Complaint

Last week, Kathleen Tucker filed a purported class action against Marietta Healthcare Inc. on behalf of individuals affected by a data breach...

Hospital Sues Rival Provider Over Nurse Departures; Judge Issues TRO

On Thursday, a case was filed in Outagamie County, Wisconsin court, according to reports from The Post-Crescent. The case was filed by...

The Appellate Fight Begins: Epic Games Takes First Swing at Apple in Antitrust Appeal

Thursday’s 91-page opening brief claims that Apple Inc. has restricted iOS app distribution and payment solutions, making itself the exclusive distributor for...

Health

Aetna Sued After Basing Claim Denial on Allegedly False Conclusion

A plaintiff filed suit last Friday in the District of New Jersey against his insurance company, Aetna Inc. and Aetna Life Insurance Company. The action, which was filed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), comes after repeated denials by the defendant...

Marietta Healthcare to Face HIPAA Complaint

Last week, Kathleen Tucker filed a purported class action against Marietta Healthcare Inc. on behalf of individuals affected by a data breach...

Hospital Sues Rival Provider Over Nurse Departures; Judge Issues TRO

On Thursday, a case was filed in Outagamie County, Wisconsin court, according to reports from The Post-Crescent. The case was filed by...

Head Start Grantees and Contractors Sue Over Vaccination Mandate

A set of plaintiffs filed suit in the Eastern District of Michigan on Thursday against defendants Xavier Becerra, the Department of Health...

Marietta Healthcare to Face HIPAA Complaint

Last week, Kathleen Tucker filed a purported class action against Marietta Healthcare Inc. on behalf of individuals affected by a data breach...

Hospital Sues Rival Provider Over Nurse Departures; Judge Issues TRO

On Thursday, a case was filed in Outagamie County, Wisconsin court, according to reports from The Post-Crescent. The case was filed by...

Head Start Grantees and Contractors Sue Over Vaccination Mandate

A set of plaintiffs filed suit in the Eastern District of Michigan on Thursday against defendants Xavier Becerra, the Department of Health...

Unilever Sued Over Undisclosed Benzene in Antiperspirants

A complaint lodged against Unilever United States Inc. accuses the company of deceptive and misleading business practices, with regard to  the marketing...

Agriculture

Colorado District Court Release Split Decision in Marijuana Investment Fraud Case

On Monday, the District of Colorado filed a split decision on two motions to dismiss in the case of Senoria, LLC, et al. v. Kaweske, et al.  According to the order, the case revolves around Clover Top Holdings, Inc. and its founder...

Kinross and Feds Settle 2015 Gold King Mine Blowout CERCLA Suit for $90M

The consent decree filed last Friday, if approved, will resolve all claims between several federal agencies, Sunnyside Gold Corporation, and its Canadian...

Texas Rancher Sues ConocoPhillips Over Alleged Habitat Destruction of Endangered Wild Cat

A Texas rancher filed a complaint against ConocoPhillips last Thursday, seeking to enjoin the oil and gas company from drilling wells on his property,...

Third Circuit Issues Split Decision in Drexel University Food Supplier Litigation

On Thursday, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals filed a split decision in the case brought by on-campus dining supplier SodexoMagic against...

Kinross and Feds Settle 2015 Gold King Mine Blowout CERCLA Suit for $90M

The consent decree filed last Friday, if approved, will resolve all claims between several federal agencies, Sunnyside Gold Corporation, and its Canadian...

Texas Rancher Sues ConocoPhillips Over Alleged Habitat Destruction of Endangered Wild Cat

A Texas rancher filed a complaint against ConocoPhillips last Thursday, seeking to enjoin the oil and gas company from drilling wells on his property,...

Third Circuit Issues Split Decision in Drexel University Food Supplier Litigation

On Thursday, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals filed a split decision in the case brought by on-campus dining supplier SodexoMagic against...

Lawsuit Alleges Machine Seller Misled Hemp Co.

On Thursday, plaintiff Eagle Moon Hemp LLC filed suit against the defendant Isolate Extraction Systems, Inc in the District of Colorado.

Around Law Street

Linquet Technologies Sues Tile For Infringing Location Tracking Solution And Notification Patent

Location technology company Linquet Technologies, Inc. sued Tile, Inc. on Monday in the Northern District of California for Tile’s alleged infringement of...

Tyson Objects to Discovery and Deposition Requests from ALDI and Ahold Delhaize

On Tuesday, Tyson Foods filed objections to two motions regarding discovery as part of a large antitrust lawsuit against the company and...

FCC Chair Proposes Update to Lifeline Program Minimum Standard

On Thursday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai sent his fellow Commissioners an order proposing improvements to the agency’s Lifeline program,...

Kraft Heinz Joins Pork Industry Litigation with Anticompetitive Conduct Claims

Last Friday, Kraft Heinz filed a complaint and became the latest addition to many companies who have filed antitrust claims against pork...

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill Limiting Corporate Use of Biometrics

According to a press release posted by Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D-Ore.) office on Tuesday, he and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have introduced...

Valve Asks Court to Ax Wolfire Games and Gamers’ Antitrust Suit

Valve, a video game developer, publisher, and digital distribution company, hit back at San Francisco-based Wolfire Games in a lawsuit alleging that...

HP Sues Advanced Digital Solutions for Selling Counterfeit Products

Advanced Digital Solutions, Inc. (ADSI) faced a trademark infringement suit after allegedly marketing counterfeit Hewlett-Packard products. The company was accused of falsely...

Mosaic Health Alleges Drug Companies Conspired to Evade 340B Drug Pricing Program

On Friday a case was filed in the Western District of New York by Mosaic Health, Inc. against three pharmaceutical companies...

Agencies Release Advisory on “Counter-Drone” Technology Regulations

The Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...

Intellectual Property

Record Labels Urge District Court to Adopt R&R in DMCA ‘Stream Ripping’ Case

Last Friday, a dozen record labels, including UMG Recordings Inc., Sony Music Entertainment, and Elektra Entertainment Group Inc., responded to objections laid...

Qualcomm Opposes Apple’s Certiorari Bid in Patent Fight

On Wednesday, Qualcomm Incorporated filed its response to Apple’s November-filed petition in a case concerning constitutional standing in a patent validity dispute....

District Court Stays Consumers’ Ancestry.com Case in Face of Two Appeals

On Wednesday, the judge overseeing the right to publicity suit against Ancestry.com paused proceedings until the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issues...

Policy

FCC Proposes New Reporting and Notification Requirements Following Uptick of Telecom Company Data Breaches

On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it would begin the process of enhancing certain rules concerning breaches of customer...

India to Investigate Google Over Unfair Dealings with News Publishers

According to a TechCrunch article published last Friday by Manish Singh, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it will investigate Google...

FCC Opposes Certiorari in City’s Broadband Provider Fee Case

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says that the Supreme Court need not disturb an appellate decision ruling against the City of Eugene,...

Cybersecurity

Microsoft Balks at MSJ Deferral Request in BIPA Suit

Tech giant Microsoft filed an opposition to the plaintiff's bid for more time for discovery in a privacy case Tuesday. They argue...

Shareholders Amend Securities Complaint Against 360 DigiTech Over Chinese Data Privacy Violations

A consolidated class action complaint for violation of the federal securities laws filed last Friday claims that 360 DigiTech Inc., its...

Calif. State Court Rules on Arbitration in WeChat User Privacy Case

Per an opinion issued on Wednesday by Judge Patricia M. Lucas, Tencent’s petition to arbitrate WeChat users’ privacy case has been ordered...

Cannabis

Colorado District Court Release Split Decision in Marijuana Investment Fraud Case

On Monday, the District of Colorado filed a split decision on two motions to dismiss in the case of Senoria, LLC, et...

Kinross and Feds Settle 2015 Gold King Mine Blowout CERCLA Suit for $90M

The consent decree filed last Friday, if approved, will resolve all claims between several federal agencies, Sunnyside Gold Corporation, and its Canadian...

Texas Rancher Sues ConocoPhillips Over Alleged Habitat Destruction of Endangered Wild Cat

A Texas rancher filed a complaint against ConocoPhillips last Thursday, seeking to enjoin the oil and gas company from drilling wells on his property,...

Land Use

Colorado District Court Release Split Decision in Marijuana Investment Fraud Case

On Monday, the District of Colorado filed a split decision on two motions to dismiss in the case of Senoria, LLC, et...

Kinross and Feds Settle 2015 Gold King Mine Blowout CERCLA Suit for $90M

The consent decree filed last Friday, if approved, will resolve all claims between several federal agencies, Sunnyside Gold Corporation, and its Canadian...

Texas Rancher Sues ConocoPhillips Over Alleged Habitat Destruction of Endangered Wild Cat

A Texas rancher filed a complaint against ConocoPhillips last Thursday, seeking to enjoin the oil and gas company from drilling wells on his property,...