ANALYTICS: Are Social Casino Apps Worth The Gamble for Big Tech?

A “social casino” is an app or website where an individual can play standard casino games online, using real money for more chances to play without the chance to win money or a prize. Recently, social casinos have faced increased scrutiny with seemingly more litigation...

Nutrien Asks Trucking Company To Pay Costs After Fertilizer Spill Claiming Negligence

Nutrien Ag Solutions Inc. filed a complaint on Wednesday against trucking companies, which were allegedly transporting Nutrien’s liquid fertilizer when their truck...

Tyson Claims it Followed Federal Instructions in COVID-19 Response

In a reply brief before the Eighth Circuit filed on Tuesday, Tyson Foods Inc. argued that it fulfilled its duties to protect...

Dismissal Discussed in Kraft Heinz Natural Cheese Lawsuit, Following Decision in D.C. Court

On Wednesday, plaintiffs in a California Northern District cheese packaging lawsuit waiting on a motion for dismissal ruling filed a notice citing...

Tech Giants

Featured Viewpoints

GoDaddy.com Wins $1.14M Default Judgment in Breach of Contract Case Against Data Center

On Monday, GoDaddy Media Temple Inc. obtained an entry of default judgment against defendant Anexio Data Centers LLC for its failure to...

Gamer Brings Antitrust Class Action Against Sony Over PS5 Digital Game Sales

Last Friday, a consumer filed suit against Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC and Sony Group Corporation (together, Sony) accusing the consumer electronics manufacturer...

Sprint Hit with Complaint Over ‘Unconscionable’ Terms of Phone Lease Program

Two Sprint Corporation customers have filed a complaint against the mobile service provider in connection with the company’s Flex Lease Agreement program....

Local Channel Sues Verizon and Nexstar for Unauthorized Station Signal Retransmission

On Thursday, local channel WNAC LLC filed a complaint in the District of Massachusetts against Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc. and Nexstar...

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...

VIEWPOINTS: Flood Insurance Policy Must Be Strictly Construed

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is not the same as commercial insurance. Every claim that is...

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Emerging Tech

Former Radio Announcer Sues Cox Media Group for Discriminatory Firing

A Jacksonville, Florida woman sued her ex-employer Cox Radio Inc. doing business as Cox Media Group Jacksonville after her termination from the Power 106.1 FM radio station as an on-air announcer. The Middle District of Florida complaint...

Nutrien Asks Trucking Company To Pay Costs After Fertilizer Spill Claiming Negligence

Nutrien Ag Solutions Inc. filed a complaint on Wednesday against trucking companies, which were allegedly transporting Nutrien’s liquid fertilizer when their truck...

Tyson Claims it Followed Federal Instructions in COVID-19 Response

In a reply brief before the Eighth Circuit filed on Tuesday, Tyson Foods Inc. argued that it fulfilled its duties to protect...

Dismissal Discussed in Kraft Heinz Natural Cheese Lawsuit, Following Decision in D.C. Court

On Wednesday, plaintiffs in a California Northern District cheese packaging lawsuit waiting on a motion for dismissal ruling filed a notice citing...

Researcher’s Suit Wake Forest University and Former Company Over Keratin IP Hits Federal Court

In a complaint originally filed in Virginia's state courts, chemical researcher Dr. Mark Van Dyke alleged that Wake Forest University, along with...

Health

Nursing Home Company Sued for Unsolicited Fax Ads

In a Northern District of Ohio case filed on Thursday, Family Health Physical Medicine LLC alleged that it had received a fax soliciting nursing home operator Brookdale Senior Living's services. The fax purportedly included an invitation for recipients to "to tour the facility 'to meet...

Researcher’s Suit Wake Forest University and Former Company Over Keratin IP Hits Federal Court

In a complaint originally filed in Virginia's state courts, chemical researcher Dr. Mark Van Dyke alleged that Wake Forest University, along with...

DaVita Healthcare Sued for Pregnancy Discrimination, Particularly During COVID-19

On Wednesday, a mother of two filed a complaint against DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. and DaVita, Inc. (collectively, DaVita) in the Southern...

Case Against Insurer for Failing to Pay Business Interruptions Policy Removed to Federal Court

The case brought by Inspira Health Network against American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Company, originally filed in the Superior Court of New...

Researcher’s Suit Wake Forest University and Former Company Over Keratin IP Hits Federal Court

In a complaint originally filed in Virginia's state courts, chemical researcher Dr. Mark Van Dyke alleged that Wake Forest University, along with...

DaVita Healthcare Sued for Pregnancy Discrimination, Particularly During COVID-19

On Wednesday, a mother of two filed a complaint against DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. and DaVita, Inc. (collectively, DaVita) in the Southern...

Case Against Insurer for Failing to Pay Business Interruptions Policy Removed to Federal Court

The case brought by Inspira Health Network against American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Company, originally filed in the Superior Court of New...

Surgical Instrument Service Alleges Antitrust Violations Against Robot Manufacturer

On Monday, plaintiff Surgical Instrument Service Company, Inc (SIS). filed a complaint in the Northern District of California against the defendant Intuitive...

Agriculture

Nutrien Asks Trucking Company To Pay Costs After Fertilizer Spill Claiming Negligence

Nutrien Ag Solutions Inc. filed a complaint on Wednesday against trucking companies, which were allegedly transporting Nutrien’s liquid fertilizer when their truck overturned, asking the Central District of Illinois to require the defendant to pay for the over $2 million in clean-up costs Nutrien incurred...

Tyson Claims it Followed Federal Instructions in COVID-19 Response

In a reply brief before the Eighth Circuit filed on Tuesday, Tyson Foods Inc. argued that it fulfilled its duties to protect...

Dismissal Discussed in Kraft Heinz Natural Cheese Lawsuit, Following Decision in D.C. Court

On Wednesday, plaintiffs in a California Northern District cheese packaging lawsuit waiting on a motion for dismissal ruling filed a notice citing...

EPA Sued for Missing Clean Air Act Deadlines

On Wednesday, several environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and Downwinders at Risk, filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in...

Tyson Claims it Followed Federal Instructions in COVID-19 Response

In a reply brief before the Eighth Circuit filed on Tuesday, Tyson Foods Inc. argued that it fulfilled its duties to protect...

Dismissal Discussed in Kraft Heinz Natural Cheese Lawsuit, Following Decision in D.C. Court

On Wednesday, plaintiffs in a California Northern District cheese packaging lawsuit waiting on a motion for dismissal ruling filed a notice citing...

EPA Sued for Missing Clean Air Act Deadlines

On Wednesday, several environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and Downwinders at Risk, filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in...

Quaker Oats Argues Against Arbitrator’s Decision Requiring it To Rehire Fired Employee

Quaker Oats Manufacturing LLC argued in a complaint it filed in the Central District of Illinois on Monday that the company should...

Around Law Street

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...

DOJ Announces Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework

On Thursday, United States Attorney General William Barr announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a publication created by the Department’s...

Uber Files Opposition to Biometrics Trademark Application

On Wednesday, rideshare giant Uber filed an opposition before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board against individual applicant Robert Kocher, who applied...

Judge Upholds Discovery Immunity of HIV Status Information

On October 16, a judge ruled on Stephen Collett's legal action against Athens Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center in the Middle District of...

Walmart Files Declaratory Judgment Suit Against Agencies on Opioid Abuse Claims

Walmart Inc. filed a complaint seeking declaratory relief against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Drug...

GitHub Removes YouTube Archiving Tool After RIAA DMCA Takedown Notice

On Friday, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) claimed that a YouTube video archiving tool’s code stored on the software development...

Intellectual Property

Oracle Accuses Envisage Technologies of Copyright Infringement

On Tuesday, Oracle America Inc. and Oracle International Corporation filed suit against  Envisage Technologies LLC for misappropriating a version of Oracle Database,...

Ancestry.com Files Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint

Following the Northern District of California granting Ancestry’s motion to dismiss a putative class action yearbook photo lawsuit in March, the plaintiffs...

Amazon Files Suit Against Unidentified Affiliate Marketers

A complaint filed by Amazon Tuesday in the Western District of Washington brought allegations of trademark infringement and false designation of origin...

Policy

Reps. Urge Facebook to Revert ‘Harmful’ WhatsApp Terms of Service Update

House Energy and Commerce Committee Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee member Rep. Lori Trahan (D-Mass.) led a group of nine Congressional Hispanic...

FTC’s Motion to Compel Discovery Planning Conference Denied in Facebook Divestiture Suit

The District of Columbia court overseeing a Facebook divestiture lawsuit shot down the opposed motion to compel discovery planning in a minute...

Twitter’s Case Against Texas AG Dismissed as ‘Premature’

The Northern District of California court presiding over Twitter Inc.’s lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton dismissed the case for want...

Cybersecurity

ExamSoft Seeks to Remove Biometrics Lawsuit to Federal Court

On Thursday, defendant ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. filed a notice of removal in a biometrics lawsuit against the company in an effort to...

Ledger, Shopify Hit with Consumer Complaint After Data Breach

Two Georgia residents have filed suit against Ledger SAS, Ledger Technologies Inc., Shopify (USA) Inc., and Shopify Inc., accusing the companies of...

Intel Wins Dismissal of Microprocessor Security Vulnerability Suit

On Monday, Judge Michael H. Simon of the District of Oregon issued an opinion and order granting Intel Corporation’s motion to dismiss...

Cannabis

Nutrien Asks Trucking Company To Pay Costs After Fertilizer Spill Claiming Negligence

Nutrien Ag Solutions Inc. filed a complaint on Wednesday against trucking companies, which were allegedly transporting Nutrien’s liquid fertilizer when their truck...

Tyson Claims it Followed Federal Instructions in COVID-19 Response

In a reply brief before the Eighth Circuit filed on Tuesday, Tyson Foods Inc. argued that it fulfilled its duties to protect...

Dismissal Discussed in Kraft Heinz Natural Cheese Lawsuit, Following Decision in D.C. Court

On Wednesday, plaintiffs in a California Northern District cheese packaging lawsuit waiting on a motion for dismissal ruling filed a notice citing...

Land Use

Nutrien Asks Trucking Company To Pay Costs After Fertilizer Spill Claiming Negligence

Nutrien Ag Solutions Inc. filed a complaint on Wednesday against trucking companies, which were allegedly transporting Nutrien’s liquid fertilizer when their truck...

Tyson Claims it Followed Federal Instructions in COVID-19 Response

In a reply brief before the Eighth Circuit filed on Tuesday, Tyson Foods Inc. argued that it fulfilled its duties to protect...

Dismissal Discussed in Kraft Heinz Natural Cheese Lawsuit, Following Decision in D.C. Court

On Wednesday, plaintiffs in a California Northern District cheese packaging lawsuit waiting on a motion for dismissal ruling filed a notice citing...