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...

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.

Petition Calls for End of Federal Oil and Gas by 2035

According to a press release issued Wednesday by the Center for Biological Diversity, more than 360 climate, tribal, religious, and conservation organizations...

Tech Giants

Featured Viewpoints

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...

Cognizant Technologies Removes Sexual Harassment Case to Federal Court

Cognizant Technology Solutions US Corporation, filed a notice of removal over the holiday weekend, contending that a California state court discrimination and...

States Seek Revival of Facebook Antitrust Case at D.C. Circuit

Before the holiday weekend, a coalition of 46 state attorneys general and those of the District of Columbia and Guam, filed an...

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...

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.

Petition Calls for End of Federal Oil and Gas by 2035

According to a press release issued Wednesday by the Center for Biological Diversity, more than 360 climate, tribal, religious, and conservation organizations...

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...

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....

Health

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 and Human Services, and other officials. The plaintiffs, who comprise Head Start grantees and contractors, are Livingston Education Service Agency, Saginaw Intermediate School...

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...

State Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Opposing SAFE Act

On Wednesday, a coalition of state attorneys general filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth...

Health System Sued By Employee Following Alleged Defamation and Tortious Interference

Plaintiff Matthew G. Friederichs filed suit on Tuesday in the District of North Dakota Eastern Division against defendant Sanford Health. The defendant,...

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...

State Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Opposing SAFE Act

On Wednesday, a coalition of state attorneys general filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth...

Health System Sued By Employee Following Alleged Defamation and Tortious Interference

Plaintiff Matthew G. Friederichs filed suit on Tuesday in the District of North Dakota Eastern Division against defendant Sanford Health. The defendant,...

Pharmax Brings Tariff Challenge to Court of International Trade

On Wednesday a case was filed in the Court of International Trade by Pharmax N.A. Inc. against the United States and...

Agriculture

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 Drexel University. The case began because “a long-standing business relationship went bad;" on appeal, the appellate panel revived fraudulent inducement and breach of...

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.

Petition Calls for End of Federal Oil and Gas by 2035

According to a press release issued Wednesday by the Center for Biological Diversity, more than 360 climate, tribal, religious, and conservation organizations...

Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC sued by Multiple States Over Management of Hazardous Waste

On Wednesday, the United States of America, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the State of Indiana filed a complaint in the...

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.

Petition Calls for End of Federal Oil and Gas by 2035

According to a press release issued Wednesday by the Center for Biological Diversity, more than 360 climate, tribal, religious, and conservation organizations...

Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC sued by Multiple States Over Management of Hazardous Waste

On Wednesday, the United States of America, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the State of Indiana filed a complaint in the...

NYC Marketplace Sued for Violations of FLSA, State Law

On Wednesday, Felix Morales filed a class action lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York against FPL Foods, Inc., Antonico Foods...

Around Law Street

Ohio Mental Health Clinic Accused of FLSA Violations By Ex-Employee

A complaint filed on Wednesday in the Southern District of Ohio claims that New Beginnings Behavioral Health LLC, its owner and the...

NSO Employees Sue Facebook for Deleting Accounts

Late in October, WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned social media company, sued NSO Group, an Israeli technology firm, for abusing a flaw in WhatsApp’s...

Court Determines “Tiger King” Park Has Not Followed its Orders

The Oklahoma Eastern District Court ruled on Monday that Tiger King LLC, Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park LLC, Jeffrey Lowe, and Lauren...

FBI Warns Consumers About Smart TV Security Risks

The Oregon branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation posted a press release warning of the potential dangers of smart TVs in the lead...

Bookstore Files Antitrust Class Action Against Amazon and Publishers for Fixing Wholesale Print Book Prices

An Evanston, Illinois bookseller has accused Amazon.com Inc. and the “Big Five” book publishers of restraining trade and empowering Amazon to obtain...

Spotify Will Suspend Political Ads in 2020

On December 27, Spotify announced that it would stop selling political ads on the ad-supported version of its platform beginning in early...

JBS Settles Antitrust Allegations in Pork Lawsuit While Beef Antitrust Discussion Continues

Consumers who indirectly purchased pork from processing companies asked the Minnesota District Court to approve a settlement Friday between the class and...

easyGroup Sues Airline Easyfly and Third-Party Ticket Promoters For Trademark Infringement

easyGroup, a British corporation, filed a complaint on January 7 in the Southern District of Florida for trademark infringement, counterfeiting of trademark, false designation...

Scooter Company Lime Sued for Alleged Infringement of ‘Scan to Unlock’ Patents

Plaintiff Q Technologies Inc. filed a complaint on Thursday in the Western District of Texas against Neutron Holdings Inc., doing business as...

Intellectual Property

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...

Smart Home Energy Management Company Accuses Amazon of Patent Infringement

On Wednesday, EcoFactor Inc. took Amazon.com Inc. to court over the alleged infringement of two of its patents relating to energy management...

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

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.

Petition Calls for End of Federal Oil and Gas by 2035

According to a press release issued Wednesday by the Center for Biological Diversity, more than 360 climate, tribal, religious, and conservation organizations...

Land Use

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.

Petition Calls for End of Federal Oil and Gas by 2035

According to a press release issued Wednesday by the Center for Biological Diversity, more than 360 climate, tribal, religious, and conservation organizations...