Amazon’s Acquisition of One Medical May Be Tough Pill to Swallow

In its latest foray into healthcare, Amazon announced that it will acquire primary care organization One Medical for $3.9 billion. The all-cash deal demonstrates Amazon’s continued appetite for applying its technology, talent, and financial resources to transform new industries.  One Medical is...

Breach of Contract Suit Filed Against AmerisourceBergen

A complaint was filed on Wednesday in the District of Kansas by plaintiff Annaken, LLC (doing business as Ken’s Sunflower Pharmacy) (KSP)...

New York Attorney General Teams With Department of Environmental Conservation in Suit Against Liberty Scrap Metal Auto Parts & Recycling

On August 16th, the New York Attorney General announced, in a press release, a joint lawsuit with the Department of Environmental Conservation...

Plaintiffs Ask Full 11th Cir. to Rehear Standing Ruling in GoDaddy TCPA $35M Settlement

On Thursday, the litigants in a class action against GoDaddy.com LLC who alleged that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)...

M&A

Featured Viewpoints

Flush Pfizer Acquires Global Blood Therapeutics

Flush with cash from its groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer announced its all cash acquisition of Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. for $5.4 billion...

FTC Press Release Details COPA Shortcomings

The FTC issued a press release on Monday detailing the findings of their policy paper and fact sheet regarding COPA (Certificates of...

Amazon Vacuums up iRobot

In its second major acquisition in almost as many weeks, Amazon announced its purchase of iRobot Corporation. The all cash deal valued at $1.7...

More Aviation Industry Deals: Atlas Air Acquired by Private Investors

The latest shakeup to the world of aviation was announced via press release last Thursday. Atlas Air, " a leading global provider...

Amazon’s Acquisition of One Medical May Be Tough Pill to Swallow

In its latest foray into healthcare, Amazon announced that it will acquire primary care organization One Medical for $3.9 billion. The all-cash...

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

Plaintiffs Urge Court to Strike New Arguments in Microsoft’s Bid to End Facial Recognition Privacy Case

The two plaintiffs taking on Microsoft Corporation over alleged facial recognition technology abuses have said that the company made new arguments too late in the game: in its reply brief in support of summary judgment, leaving the...

Mark Cuban and Dallas Mavericks Sued Over Collapse of Voyager Crypto

A handful of individuals have taken on billionaire Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, and Stephen Ehrlich, CEO of Voyager Digital...

U.S. Treasury Blocks ‘Virtual Currency Mixer’ Tornado Cash for Laundering Crypto

On Monday, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned “virtual currency mixer” Tornado Cash for laundering the...

Parties Settle Robinhood 2020 Outage Litigation for $9.9M

Class counsel, on behalf of approximately 150,000 Robinhood investors, moved for initial approval of a settlement with Robinhood Financial over March 2020...

US Securities Lawsuit Against China’s 360 Digitech Dismissed

An order issued on Tuesday in a shareholder case against 360 Digitech Inc. found the federal securities fraud claims deficient. The two-page...

Health

Breach of Contract Suit Filed Against AmerisourceBergen

A complaint was filed on Wednesday in the District of Kansas by plaintiff Annaken, LLC (doing business as Ken’s Sunflower Pharmacy) (KSP) against defendant AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. The complaint alleges that KSP and AmerisourceBergen entered into multiple agreements in which KSP...

Elanco Animal Health Securities Action Dismissed

An order was issued by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on Wednesday in the Southern District of Indiana Indianapolis Division. The amended complaint...

Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals Sued Over Alleged FDCA Violations

The United States of America filed suit on Wednesday in the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division against defendants Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals,...

Medtronic Removes Heart Pump Suit to Federal Court

Ricky Marshall, a customer of Medtronic Inc., filed a complaint in state court against the company that was removed to federal...

Agriculture

New York Attorney General Teams With Department of Environmental Conservation in Suit Against Liberty Scrap Metal Auto Parts & Recycling

On August 16th, the New York Attorney General announced, in a press release, a joint lawsuit with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) against the owners and operators of Liberty Scrap Metal Auto Parts & Recycling (LSM), for polluting the environment by releasing hazardous chemicals...

First Circuit Rules Maine Medical Marijuana Act’s Residency Requirement Violates Dormant Commerce Clause

On Wednesday, the First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District of Maine’s holding that the Maine Medical Marijuana Act’s residency requirement...

Orgs File Suit Against Army Engineers, Agencies Over ESA Violations in Puerto Rico

El Puente, Coralations, and The Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, its Chief...

Lozenge Ad Case Filed in Calif. Court

Elena Nacarino filed a class action complaint against RB Health LLC, alleging the defendant of false and deceptive practices in the marketing...

Around Law Street

PA Court Clarifies Existing Legal Standard For Challenges to COVID-19 Executive Orders

On Wednesday, in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Judge Christopher C. Conner dismissed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction by restaurants affected by Pennsylvania's limited-time mitigation orders prohibiting indoor dining.

Court: Case Against Calif. Oil and Gas Regulator Over Lax Environmental Review May Proceed

After considering motions for demurrer, a California state court judge determined that he could not rule in favor of the California Geologic...

Suit Alleging CDC Illegally Patented Gilead’s HIV Prevention Drug Survives Dismissal

On Wednesday, the United States Court of Federal Claims denied a motion to dismiss from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in...

Online Travel Agency Appeals Preliminary Injunction in Southwest Airlines Data Scraping Case

Late last week, Kiwi.com Inc. and Kiwi.com S.R.O. filed a notice of appeal with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging a...

SolarWinds Sued for Securities Violations After News Outlet Reveals Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

SolarWinds and its CEO and CFO have been sued by a shareholder for securities law violations. The Western District of Texas complaint...

Broward Health Announces Data Breach, Notifies 1.3M Patients of Compromised Information

According to an article by PYMNTS.com published on Tuesday, the Broward Health hospital system announced an October 2021 data security breach and...

FCC Requests Public Comments for $250M COVID-19 Telehealth Program Round 2 Fund Distribution

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau announced Wednesday that it is requesting public comment for Round 2 distribution of an...

PepsiCo Files a Notice of Opposition Against the Registration of the Trademark PEPY

On Wednesday, PepsiCo, Inc. filed a notice of opposition to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board against Jessica L. Freedman for her...

New York Launches Affordable Internet Access Initiative

Yesterday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled a proposal that would require internet service providers (ISPs) to offer high-speed service to low-income families...

Intellectual Property

Google and Sonos Continue to Spar Over Rights to Sound Technology in Two Patent Suits

In a pair of complaints (case numbers 3-22-cv-04552 and 3-22-cv-04553) filed on Monday, Google said Sonos is actively infringing its intellectual property...

Microsoft Sues “Black Market” Software Distributor for TM and Copyright Infringement

Tech giant Microsoft Corporation sued The Search People Enterprises Ltd., its principal, and ten unknown defendants over their “prolific” distribution of "black...

Netflix Secures Partial Victory in Streaming Video Patent Suit

An opinion issued Monday by a San Francisco, Calif. court found in favor of defendant Netflix Inc. in a twelve-patent challenge concerning...

Policy

Plaintiffs Ask Full 11th Cir. to Rehear Standing Ruling in GoDaddy TCPA $35M Settlement

On Thursday, the litigants in a class action against GoDaddy.com LLC who alleged that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)...

California Privacy Agency Implores House to Beef Up Protections in Proposed Federal Privacy Legislation

Earlier this week, California’s newly formed Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader...

Snap Seeks Stay of User’s Facial Recognition Tech. Case Pending Illinois Supreme Court Decision

Nearly three dozen individuals suing Snap Inc. for biometric privacy violations resulting from their use of its popular social media app Snapchat...

Cybersecurity

Consumers Appeal Loss in Intel Microprocessor Security Vulnerability MDL

Earlier this week, the seven named plaintiffs spearheading a suit against Intel Corporation over security vulnerabilities in certain models of its microprocessors...

MDL Court: Clearview AI Biometric Privacy Plaintiffs May Not Add Retailer Defendants

Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman responded to the plaintiffs’ request to add AT&T, Kohl’s, Walmart, Best Buy, Albertson’s, and The Home Depot to...

Amazon’s Bid to Stay Facial Recognition Technology Suit Rejected in College Student’s Class Action

Earlier this week, a federal judge sitting in Seattle, Wash. declined defendant Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) request to stay discovery in the...

Cannabis

New York Attorney General Teams With Department of Environmental Conservation in Suit Against Liberty Scrap Metal Auto Parts & Recycling

On August 16th, the New York Attorney General announced, in a press release, a joint lawsuit with the Department of Environmental Conservation...

First Circuit Rules Maine Medical Marijuana Act’s Residency Requirement Violates Dormant Commerce Clause

On Wednesday, the First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District of Maine’s holding that the Maine Medical Marijuana Act’s residency requirement...

Orgs File Suit Against Army Engineers, Agencies Over ESA Violations in Puerto Rico

El Puente, Coralations, and The Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, its Chief...

Environment

New York Attorney General Teams With Department of Environmental Conservation in Suit Against Liberty Scrap Metal Auto Parts & Recycling

On August 16th, the New York Attorney General announced, in a press release, a joint lawsuit with the Department of Environmental Conservation...

Orgs File Suit Against Army Engineers, Agencies Over ESA Violations in Puerto Rico

El Puente, Coralations, and The Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, its Chief...

The Center for Biological Diversity Sues the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Protect the Endangered Barrens Topminnow’s Habitat

On Monday, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal intent to sue notice to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for...