Nielsen Deal May Press Mute on its Critics

The storied television ratings company Nielsen Holdings plc has announced that it will be acquired by a private equity consortium in an all-cash transaction valued at $16 billion. After a century of surveying consumer trends, the public company will be taken private as it seeks...

Conservation Groups Sue to Enf0ce Shark Protections

On Tuesday, the Conservation Council of Hawai’i (CCH) and Michael Nakachi filed an action against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the...

Couple Files Suit Against Bayer After Antibiotics Injury

Mattthew and Jennifer Mirto, represented by Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, filed a complaint against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Bayer Corporation; Johnson &...

FTC Takes Action Against R360 for Misleading Individuals Seeking Addiction Treatment

A press release issued on Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) detailed action that the commission had taken against R360 LLC...

M&A

Featured Viewpoints

Silicon Yalie: Pfizer Acquires Yale-Rooted Biohaven

Yale University’s decades-long quest to transform New Haven into an innovation center was catapulted into the spotlight this week as Pfizer announced...

Getaround Will Go Public Via $1.2B SPAC Deal

Digital carsharing marketplace Getaround will go public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company InterPrivate II Acquisition Corp. in a deal...

Shutterstock Will Acquire Pond5, Expanding Video and Music Offerings

Stock image company Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK) is set to acquire another stock media company, Pond5, in a deal that will help...

Nielsen Deal May Press Mute on its Critics

The storied television ratings company Nielsen Holdings plc has announced that it will be acquired by a private equity consortium in an...

Dating App Grindr Will Go Public

LGBTQ+ dating app Grindr will go public in a deal with blank check company Tiga Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TINV), in an effort...

Flying Cameras: Gaps in Drone Regulation and How Courts Can Fill Them … at Least for Now

Drones have rapidly transformed dozens of industries since hitting the commercial market. International aid groups use medical drones to deliver life-saving medications and vaccines...

VIEWPOINTS: Settlement Changes Calculus for Gunmakers’ Insurers

On February 15, 2022, Remington Arms, manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR15-style rifle, agreed to pay $73 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the...

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...

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Emerging Tech

Bumble User Resists Dismissal in Freemium Feature False Advertising Suit

The plaintiff driving the suit against dating app operator Bumble has pressed the Northern District of California court overseeing the case not to grant Bumble’s motion to dismiss. Tuesday’s opposition argues that the complaint alleges actionable misrepresentations...

Takeaways from the SEC’s $100M Fine Against FinTech Lender BlockFi, with Brad Rustin

So, apparently this is true:  Running a lending operation without registering with the SEC makes them crabby. Spoiler Alert: On Valentine’s Day...

Conservation Groups Sue to Enf0ce Shark Protections

On Tuesday, the Conservation Council of Hawai’i (CCH) and Michael Nakachi filed an action against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the...

Couple Files Suit Against Bayer After Antibiotics Injury

Mattthew and Jennifer Mirto, represented by Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, filed a complaint against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Bayer Corporation; Johnson &...

FTC Takes Action Against R360 for Misleading Individuals Seeking Addiction Treatment

A press release issued on Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) detailed action that the commission had taken against R360 LLC...

Health

Couple Files Suit Against Bayer After Antibiotics Injury

Mattthew and Jennifer Mirto, represented by Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, filed a complaint against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Bayer Corporation; Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc; Janssen Research & Development, LLC; and Janssen Pharmaceutical Co in the District of Connecticut Tuesday. They claim that these companies...

FTC Takes Action Against R360 for Misleading Individuals Seeking Addiction Treatment

A press release issued on Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) detailed action that the commission had taken against R360 LLC...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against SuperCare Health Over July 2021 Data Breach

On Wednesday, Harmon Cottrell filed a class action lawsuit in the Central District of California against Super Care, Inc. alleging that it...

Ex-Employee Sues Mayo Clinic Testing Requirements

A suit was filed on Tuesday in the District of Minnesota by plaintiff Sherry Ihde against her former employer, the Mayo Clinic....

Unilever Sued for Alleged Misrepresentation of Deodorant as Natural

A class action complaint was filed on Monday in the Southern District of Florida by plaintiff Yesenia Valiente defendant Unilever United States,...

Cigna Sued Over Alleged Improper Denial of COVID-19 Testing Claims

An individual filed suit on Tuesday in the Southern District of New York against defendant Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company. The...

Employee Sues New York Hospital Over Improper Compensation for On-Call and Overtime Hours

A nurse filed a proposed collective action on Monday in the Eastern District of New York against defendant NYC Health and Hospital...

U.S. Files Lawsuit and Proposed Consent Decree Against Abbott Labs for Powdered Infant Formula

On Monday, the United States of America filed both a lawsuit and a proposed consent decree in the Western District of Michigan...

Agriculture

Conservation Groups Sue to Enf0ce Shark Protections

On Tuesday, the Conservation Council of Hawai’i (CCH) and Michael Nakachi filed an action against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Gina Raimondo, in her capacity as the Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce (Collectively,...

Conservationists Sue San Joaquin Valley Glass Manufacturer for Violations of the Clean Air Act

On Wednesday, the San Joaquin Raptor/Wildlife Rescue Center (SJR), Central Valley Safe Environment Network (CVSEN) and Protect Our Water (POW) filed a...

Not Loving It: McDonalds, Wendy’s Sued Over Burger Ads

Fast food restaurant patron Justin Chimienti filed a complaint against McDonald’s Corporation and Wendy’s International LLC on Tuesday, accusing the defendants of...

Allianz Insurance Files Complaint to Determine Who Gets Insurance Proceeds from Aerial Pesticide Incident

On Tuesday, Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company filed a complaint for interpleader and declaratory judgment in the District of Wyoming against...

D.C. Circuit Court Affirms Decision to Dismiss Suit About Oversight of SeaWorld’s Permits

On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in a lawsuit brought by animal welfare groups regarding permits for...

U.S. Sues Alaska Over Its Emergency Orders Allowing Fishing on 180-Mile Stretch of Kuskokwim River

On Tuesday, the United States filed a complaint in the District of Alaska against the State of Alaska and the Alaska Department...

Eden Environmental Citizens Group Sues West Coast Metals for Violations of the Clean Water Act

On Monday, Eden Environmental Citizens Group, LLC filed a complaint in the Northern District of California against West Coast Metals, Inc. alleging...

U.S. Files Lawsuit and Proposed Consent Decree Against Abbott Labs for Powdered Infant Formula

On Monday, the United States of America filed both a lawsuit and a proposed consent decree in the Western District of Michigan...

Around Law Street

$1.2M Proposed Settlement Rejected for Fourth Time in Five Guys Wage and Hour Suit

A $1.2 million proposed settlement in a wage and hour lawsuit against burger chain Five Guys was rejected by a federal judge...

OSHA to Issue Revised COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidelines Per Executive Order

According to a Jan. 21 executive order signed by President Joe Biden, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) must reissue worker...

Fish and Wildlife Service Sued Over Manatee Protection Inaction

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) was sued by the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, and Save the...

Robinhood Sued for Blocking Users from Trading GameStop Stock During Short Squeeze

On Thursday, a Robinhood user filed a class-action complaint in the Southern District of New York against online brokerage firm Robinhood Financial...

Docetaxel Side Effects Litigation Removed to Federal Court

On Wednesday a products liability case against Actavis was removed from the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois to the Northern District...

House Subcommittee on Coronavirus Begins Investigation Into Meatpacking Companies

The House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis announced on Monday that it is launching an investigation into COVID-19 pandemic-related...

USDA Files Reply Brief Supporting Organic Labels on Foods Grown with Hydroponics

On Monday, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas Vilsack, filed a reply brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in...

Nebraska Village Sued For Denying Wireless Communications Facility Permit

On Wednesday, New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC, doing business as AT&T Mobility filed a complaint against the Village of Palmyra, Nebraska, in...

Tyson Files Complaint to Prevent Arbitration with Costco Over Broiler Chicken Antitrust Claims

On Thursday, Tyson Foods, Inc. filed a complaint in the Western District of Washington against Costco Wholesale Corporation seeking a declaration that...

Intellectual Property

Simply Wireless Secures Dismissal of T-Mobile TM Suit

Judge Ricardo S. Martinez authored an opinion siding with Simply Wireless Inc. in a Lanham Act and Washington Consumer Protection Act (CPA)...

Nike Asks for Permission to Revise Pleading in ‘Swoosh’ NFT Trademark Suit

On Tuesday, Nike Inc. asked the Southern District of New York court overseeing the suit between it and StockX Inc., an online...

IBM Takes on Zynga, Alleging Infringement of Big Data Analytics Patents

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday in the District of Delaware has accused Zynga Inc. and subsidiary Chartboost Inc. of infringing four International...

Policy

FTC Takes Action Against R360 for Misleading Individuals Seeking Addiction Treatment

A press release issued on Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) detailed action that the commission had taken against R360 LLC...

D.C. Circuit Court Affirms Decision to Dismiss Suit About Oversight of SeaWorld’s Permits

On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in a lawsuit brought by animal welfare groups regarding permits for...

Commercial Fishers Challenge the Allocation of Red Grouper to Recreational Fishers Under Fishery Management Plan for Gulf of Mexico

On Friday, A.P. Bell Fish Company, Inc., Southern Offshore Fishing Association, Inc. and Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders' Alliance filed a...

Cybersecurity

Amazon Claims Student’s Biometric Data Collection Suit is Impermissible Expansion of BIPA Liability

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) has fired back at allegations that it secretly collects biometric information from Illinois residents in violation of...

Otonomo Driver Tracking Suit Removed to California Federal Court

Defendant Otonomo Inc., a “data broker” that allegedly collects certain cars’ data, including their real-time GPS location, has removed a class action...

After Consolidation, T-Mobile Subscribers File Amended Complaint in Data Breach MDL

The 338-page consolidated class action complaint filed last week marked the formal advent of litigation by T-Mobile customers from all 50 states,...

Cannabis

Conservation Groups Sue to Enf0ce Shark Protections

On Tuesday, the Conservation Council of Hawai’i (CCH) and Michael Nakachi filed an action against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the...

Conservationists Sue San Joaquin Valley Glass Manufacturer for Violations of the Clean Air Act

On Wednesday, the San Joaquin Raptor/Wildlife Rescue Center (SJR), Central Valley Safe Environment Network (CVSEN) and Protect Our Water (POW) filed a...

Not Loving It: McDonalds, Wendy’s Sued Over Burger Ads

Fast food restaurant patron Justin Chimienti filed a complaint against McDonald’s Corporation and Wendy’s International LLC on Tuesday, accusing the defendants of...

Environment

Conservation Groups Sue to Enf0ce Shark Protections

On Tuesday, the Conservation Council of Hawai’i (CCH) and Michael Nakachi filed an action against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the...

Conservationists Sue San Joaquin Valley Glass Manufacturer for Violations of the Clean Air Act

On Wednesday, the San Joaquin Raptor/Wildlife Rescue Center (SJR), Central Valley Safe Environment Network (CVSEN) and Protect Our Water (POW) filed a...

U.S. Sues Alaska Over Its Emergency Orders Allowing Fishing on 180-Mile Stretch of Kuskokwim River

On Tuesday, the United States filed a complaint in the District of Alaska against the State of Alaska and the Alaska Department...