ANALYTICS: Emerging Litigation in Cryptocurrency

While once on the fringe, cryptocurrencies are gaining traction as a payment form and with that follows litigation and regulation. Large corporations, including Xbox, PayPal, CocaCola, Sotheby’s, Restaurant Brands International (the parent company of Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes) and Yum Brands (operations include:...

EPA Agrees to Enforce State Air Quality Plans to Protect Downwind States

In a letter to the Southern District of New York filed on Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it reached...

8th Circuit Affirms $3M Judgement Against Pepsi in Bottling Company Lawsuit

The Eighth Circuit on Thursday issued a judgment ruling that Pepsi-Cola owes $3 million to a bottling company, affirming the Southern District...

Bayer Announces Plans to End Roundup Litigation, Hopeful for Favorable SCOTUS Ruling

Bayer AG said in a press release on Thursday that it plans to set aside an additional $4.5 billion to settle claims...

Tech Giants

Featured Viewpoints

11th Cir. Rejects Christian Ministry’s Religious Discrimination Claim Against Amazon

On Wednesday, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed findings made by a Middle District of Alabama judge dismissing a Christian ministry and media...

Amazon to Face Another Consumer Antitrust Suit

Amazon was hit with a new antitrust lawsuit by a Minnesota woman on Wednesday. The class action complaint, filed in the Western...

Verizon Secures Dismissal of Ex-Employee’s Free Speech Suit on Claim Preclusion Grounds

On Wednesday, the District of Maryland dismissed an employment lawsuit brought by a former Verizon Communications Inc. senior solutions architect. The pro...

Macy’s Asks Clearview AI Court to Stay Discovery Pending Resolution of MTD

Defendant Macy’s Retail Holdings Inc. asked the court presiding over the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) multidistrict litigation to stay discovery,...

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...

VIEWPOINTS: A Journey from Law to Tech

Tim Fox is the Director of Practice Intelligence at Ogletree Deakins.  In 2016, the managing...

VIEWPOINTS: Open Fields in Indiana

Brianna Schroeder is a founding partner at Janzan Schroeder Ag Law. Here in Indiana, can the...

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Emerging Tech

Grubhub Sued by Massachusetts AG for Overcharging Restaurants Amidst Pandemic

A complaint filed on Thursday in Massachusetts’ Suffolk County Superior Court has accused online food delivery service Grubhub of exceeding statutory limits on restaurant fees during the COVID-19 crisis. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey explained that the...

8th Circuit Affirms $3M Judgement Against Pepsi in Bottling Company Lawsuit

The Eighth Circuit on Thursday issued a judgment ruling that Pepsi-Cola owes $3 million to a bottling company, affirming the Southern District...

Bayer Announces Plans to End Roundup Litigation, Hopeful for Favorable SCOTUS Ruling

Bayer AG said in a press release on Thursday that it plans to set aside an additional $4.5 billion to settle claims...

Local Urgent Care Clinic Sues Carbon Health Over Acquisition Misconduct

A complaint was removed from Los Angeles County Superior Court to federal court on Thursday against healthcare giant Carbon Health Technologies, Inc...

4th Circuit Issues Mixed Decision in North Carolina Environmental Case Against Marines

The United States Marine Corps cannot take advantage of sovereign immunity to evade an $8,000 environmental fine levied against it by the...

Health

Local Urgent Care Clinic Sues Carbon Health Over Acquisition Misconduct

A complaint was removed from Los Angeles County Superior Court to federal court on Thursday against healthcare giant Carbon Health Technologies, Inc by Mend Health, Inc. The plaintiffs argued that the defendants lured them into “disclosing all of its confidential and proprietary information...

Aerpio Pharma, Directors Sued After Aadi Merger Announcement

On Thursday, a lawsuit was filed against Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, President, CEO, Board Chairman, and various Directors in the Southern District of New...

Encompass Health Sued by Former Director for Discrimination

On Thursday a case against Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Murrieta was removed to the Central District of California. The case concerns...

Software Patent Suit Against Walgreens is Latest in Campaign Against Retailers

Implicit, LLC has filed suit against pharmacy company Walgreen Co. over claims that the company infringed on a patent that covers a...

Aerpio Pharma, Directors Sued After Aadi Merger Announcement

On Thursday, a lawsuit was filed against Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, President, CEO, Board Chairman, and various Directors in the Southern District of New...

Encompass Health Sued by Former Director for Discrimination

On Thursday a case against Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Murrieta was removed to the Central District of California. The case concerns...

Software Patent Suit Against Walgreens is Latest in Campaign Against Retailers

Implicit, LLC has filed suit against pharmacy company Walgreen Co. over claims that the company infringed on a patent that covers a...

Health Company Vies for Declaration of Non-Infringement in Medical Device Controversy

A suit was filed this Wednesday in the Northern District of Illinois against Terry Younger by Hinge Health, Inc. (Hinge). The document...

Agriculture

EPA Agrees to Enforce State Air Quality Plans to Protect Downwind States

In a letter to the Southern District of New York filed on Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it reached a settlement in a lawsuit alleging that it is not doing enough to keep states accountable under the Clean Air Act, and allowing...

8th Circuit Affirms $3M Judgement Against Pepsi in Bottling Company Lawsuit

The Eighth Circuit on Thursday issued a judgment ruling that Pepsi-Cola owes $3 million to a bottling company, affirming the Southern District...

Bayer Announces Plans to End Roundup Litigation, Hopeful for Favorable SCOTUS Ruling

Bayer AG said in a press release on Thursday that it plans to set aside an additional $4.5 billion to settle claims...

4th Circuit Issues Mixed Decision in North Carolina Environmental Case Against Marines

The United States Marine Corps cannot take advantage of sovereign immunity to evade an $8,000 environmental fine levied against it by the...

8th Circuit Affirms $3M Judgement Against Pepsi in Bottling Company Lawsuit

The Eighth Circuit on Thursday issued a judgment ruling that Pepsi-Cola owes $3 million to a bottling company, affirming the Southern District...

Bayer Announces Plans to End Roundup Litigation, Hopeful for Favorable SCOTUS Ruling

Bayer AG said in a press release on Thursday that it plans to set aside an additional $4.5 billion to settle claims...

4th Circuit Issues Mixed Decision in North Carolina Environmental Case Against Marines

The United States Marine Corps cannot take advantage of sovereign immunity to evade an $8,000 environmental fine levied against it by the...

Harvest Health’s Proposed Merger Leads to Securities Complaints

Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. and its board of directors received two complaints in the District of Colorado on Wednesday alleging that...

Around Law Street

ADT Sued for TCPA Violations

On Monday, Armania Ingram filed a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class-action complaint in the Eastern District of Tennessee against ADT LLC....

Protective Order Issued In Food Lion-DFA Antitrust Suit

On Monday, the Middle District of North Carolina, the court overseeing the antitrust case filed by Food Lion, LLC and Maryland and...

Cigar Associations Appeal Case Against FDA

On Monday, plaintiffs Cigar Association of America, Premium Cigar Association, and Cigar Rights of America filed a notice of appeal to the...

CWA Complaint Filed Against Equestrian Facility Stabling 450 Horses

Plaintiff Orange County Coastkeeper (OCC) filed a citizen enforcement provision Clean Water Act (CWA) suit against defendants Equestrian Services II, Inc. and...

FCC Proposes Forfeiture for Eight TV Station Groups for Failure To Negotiate In Good Faith

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered an application for review (AFR) Tuesday by fifteen licensees in eight television broadcast station groups regarding...

Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Banning WeChat

On Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler of the Northern District of California blocked the Trump administration’s order banning WeChat, the popular Chinese-owned...

Applebee’s Franchisees Say They Do Not Owe Debt to Maines’ Successor

Applebee’s franchise owners filed a complaint on September 16 in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Westchester County, alleging...

Government Files Hazardous Substances Complaint Against Hercules LLC

The United States and the State of New Jersey have filed a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and New...

FDA and Mexico Enhance Foodborne Illness Partnership to Apply to All Human Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an enahnced food safety partnership with its Mexican counterparts, the Federal Commission for the...

Intellectual Property

Copyright Suit Alleges Infringement of “Made For You” Song Arrangement

Singer-songwriters Alexander Cardinale and Morgan Reid sued country musician Jake Owen, as well as the song's three writers and other relevant parties,...

Apple Asks SCOTUS to Hear Inter Partes Review Appeal

In its Monday-filed petition, Apple Inc. requested that the high court consider whether a rule promulgated by the Patent Trial and Appeal...

Discount Seller Ink Genie Sues HP Seeking Declaration of Trademark Non-Infringement

On Tuesday, an online ink toner and cartridge outlet filed suit against HP Inc. alleging that the defendant improperly threatened it. The...

Policy

New York AG Presses Facebook to Curb Vaccine Misinformation Among Latino Users

According to a news release issued Thursday, New York Attorney General Letitia James wrote to the social media giant on behalf of...

FCC Announces Rollout of More than $311 Million for Rural Broadband Deployment

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is ready to authorize the first round of Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) funding across 36 states,...

Man pleads guilty for involvement in Amazon Marketplace price fixing conspiracy

On Friday, a hearing took place in the case of USA v. Camp in the Eastern District of Tennessee. The hearing was...

Cybersecurity

Californians File Class Action against Bank of America for Freezing Unemployment Benefits

Julie Hicks, Kuang Ting Chong, and Stephanie Moore filed a class action complaint in the Northern District of California on Tuesday against...

Class Action Settlement against Bombas and Shopify Approved by Court

The Northern District of California granted a motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement on Monday between consumers led by Alex...

Shareholders File Opposition to Zoom’s Motion to Dismiss Securities Fraud Suit

Shareholders opposed the motion to dismiss filed by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. in the Northern District of California on Friday. The shareholders...

Cannabis

EPA Agrees to Enforce State Air Quality Plans to Protect Downwind States

In a letter to the Southern District of New York filed on Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it reached...

8th Circuit Affirms $3M Judgement Against Pepsi in Bottling Company Lawsuit

The Eighth Circuit on Thursday issued a judgment ruling that Pepsi-Cola owes $3 million to a bottling company, affirming the Southern District...

Bayer Announces Plans to End Roundup Litigation, Hopeful for Favorable SCOTUS Ruling

Bayer AG said in a press release on Thursday that it plans to set aside an additional $4.5 billion to settle claims...

Land Use

EPA Agrees to Enforce State Air Quality Plans to Protect Downwind States

In a letter to the Southern District of New York filed on Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it reached...

8th Circuit Affirms $3M Judgement Against Pepsi in Bottling Company Lawsuit

The Eighth Circuit on Thursday issued a judgment ruling that Pepsi-Cola owes $3 million to a bottling company, affirming the Southern District...

Bayer Announces Plans to End Roundup Litigation, Hopeful for Favorable SCOTUS Ruling

Bayer AG said in a press release on Thursday that it plans to set aside an additional $4.5 billion to settle claims...