The Lawsuits and Law Firms Behind the Gaming Industry

The video games industry generates billions of dollars annually, a trend that accelerated during the pandemic as consumers sought entertainment and connection. As the industry has grown, so has its entanglement with the legal system. According to analytics, top companies receive lawsuits over monetization systems...

Self-Driving Truck Company Sued After Going Public Via SPAC

Robert Manning, on behalf of Embark Technology, Inc. filed a complaint against Embark’s parent company Northern Genesis Acquisition (NGA), Embark’s parent...

Committee Recommends the FCC Reject United States-Cuba Undersea Cable

The Department of Justice announced in a press release on Wednesday that a committee recommended that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) deny...

Consumers Oppose Dismissal in MacBook Defect Case

In the latest salvo in a case against Apple, Inc. concerning allegedly defective MacBooks, the consumer plaintiffs are fighting once again to...

M&A

Featured Viewpoints

Electriq Power Lights up NYSE

Electriq Power announced that it will go public via a SPAC acquisition valued at $495 million. The intelligent energy storage and management...

Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House Abandon Merger After Court Weighs In

An announcement from Simon & Schuster Inc. (S&S) on Monday signaled the end to a legal battle with the Department of Justice...

SPAC Scampi: NaturalShrimp Dives into NASDAQ

NaturalShrimp, an aquaculture company focused on America’s most popular seafood, will join the NASDAQ via a SPAC acquisition. Valued at $275 million,...

SPACs Explained: Inside One of M&A’s Hottest Trends

Also called a “blank check” company, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) is a shell corporation created to acquire a private company...

flyExclusive Soars Onto NYSE

Following in the footsteps of its jet charter rivals, flyExclusive is going pubic via a SPAC acquisition. The deal values flyExclusive at...

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

Self-Driving Truck Company Sued After Going Public Via SPAC

Robert Manning, on behalf of Embark Technology, Inc. filed a complaint against Embark’s parent company Northern Genesis Acquisition (NGA), Embark’s parent company, as well as Embark’s and NGA’s boards of directors. He alleges that NGA and...

MDL Court Clarifies Class Leadership in Clearview AI Biometric Privacy Case

Before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Northern District of Illinois issued an order clarifying who lead counsel is in the privacy-related multidistrict litigation...

Bumble Moves to Dismiss Securities Suit

Bumble, Inc. and affiliated defendants filed a motion to dismiss the securities suit filed against them. They primarily argue that the contested...

Purchasers Move for Class Certification in Ripple Labs Crypto Case

On Friday, purchasers of Ripple Labs, Inc.’s XRP cryptocurrency token filed a motion for certification of its nationwide and California classes to...

DC AG Announces $6.5M Settlement with Beverage Delivery Service Drizly Over Driver Tips and Taxes

A press release issued by District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced a settlement with Drizly, an alcohol delivery company,...

Health

SDNY Dismisses Vegan Collagen Product False Advertising Suit

Judge Katherine Falka, of the Southern District of New York, has dismissed consumer Catherine Nguyen’s case against Algenist, LLC for false advertising. While Nguyen argued that Algenist’s packaging falsely claimed that the product’s vegan collagen would reverse signs of aging, the court found the packaging...

AbbVie, Allergan and Others Move to Dismiss Personal Injury Suit Over Fat Reduction Device

On Monday, defendants including Zeltiqs Aestehtics, Inc. and AbbVie Inc. moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a recipient of fat...

Bayer Sued Over Deceptive Advertising of Alka-Seltzer

Last week, a class action lawsuit filed in the Western District of New York alleges that Bayer Healthcare, through their Alka-Seltzer Plus...

States Reach $3B Settlement with Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced on Tuesday that he and thirteen other state attorney generals have reached a $3.1 billion settlement...

Food & Agriculture

1st Circuit Upholds Conviction of Former Mayor in Cannabis Biz Bribery Case

The First Circuit affirmed the Massachusetts District Court’s ruling finding the former mayor of a Massachusetts town, Jasiel Correia, guilty of tax fraud, wire fraud, and corruption. The charges stem from an app Correia created, as well as allegations that he extorted and solicited...

False Claims Act Case Against Abbott Partially Survives Dismissal

A motion to dismiss filed by defendant Abbott Laboratories was partially granted in the Southern District of California on Tuesday. The...

Homeowners Oppose Dismissal in Long Island Wind Farm Dispute

Last week, homeowners in East Hampton, New York filed a combined opposition to the federal defendants’ motion to dismiss and South Fork...

Companies Ask 9th Circuit to Halt Calif. Law Banning Flavored Tobacco

In a Friday opening brief before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, tobacco company R.J. Reynolds fought against a lower court decision...

Around Law Street

Restaurant Sues Identically Named Business for Trademark Infringement

On Tuesday, Tommy’s Destiny, Inc. and Poppy, Inc. filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Kentucky against Fury Asian Foods, Inc....

SCOTUS Asked to Certify Question Regarding a Treatment Patent Using a Synthetic Protein

On Tuesday a petition for writ of certiorari was filed in the Supreme Court of the United States. The petition, filed in...

USDA Announces Food Worker Assistance Program

On April 17, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), a program which "will take...

WildEarth and Oregon Wild Sue USFS Over Commercial Thinning

Two nonprofit environmentalist organizations, Oregon Wild and WildEarth Guardians, filed a complaint against the United States Forest Service, two district rangers,...

Remand Denied in Lawsuit Alleging Aerial Herbicide Application Destroyed Blueberry Crops

The Middle District of Georgia denied the request by Diane Cartey to remand a lawsuit she filed against Nutrien Ag Solutions and...

DoJ Asked by States to Investigate Cattle and Beef Industries

Eleven state attorneys general sent a letter to United States Attorney General William Barr asking him to address antitrust concerns in the...

Wrigley Wins Trademark Case Against Edible Cannabis Candies

On Tuesday, the Central District of California issued a final judgment in the case of WM. Wrigley JR. Company v. Conde et...

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Encourage Health Coverage for Gig Workers

In a press release issued Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services encouraged gig economy companies, such as Uber, Lyft, and...

Facebook Proposes $52m Settlement Content Moderators With Job-Related PTSD

Facebook will pay former and current content moderators at least $1,000 each, totaling $52 million, to compensate those who developed post-traumatic stress...

Intellectual Property

Zoom Again Wins Partial Dismissal of Encryption Patent Case

On Tuesday, a judge partially granted and partially denied communication company Zoom’s motion to dismiss a patent complaint filed by Cyph...

Mixed Dismissal Opinion Issues in Robocast-Netflix Patent Infringement Case

An opinion from the District of Delaware dismissed some claims and kept others alive in a web technology patent infringement suit on...

SpaceTime Bests Apple in Dismissal Decision of GUI Patent Infringement Suit

On Thursday, a Waco, Texas federal court denied Apple Inc.’s motion to dismiss certain SpaceTime3D Inc. patent infringement claims. Judge Alan D....

Policy

Committee Recommends the FCC Reject United States-Cuba Undersea Cable

The Department of Justice announced in a press release on Wednesday that a committee recommended that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) deny...

NLRB Secures Order Requiring Amazon to Cease and Desist from Firing Employees for Protected Activities

A press release issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) earlier this week announced a decision from the Eastern District of...

Social Media Platforms Urge Supreme Court to Accept Cert. Petition in Anti-Terrorism Act Appeal

A pair of briefs submitted Tuesday, one by Meta Platforms and Google, and one by Twitter pushed for the Supreme Court to...

Cybersecurity

Salvadoran Journalists Sue NSO Group Over Cyber Surveillance

A lawsuit filed on Wednesday in the Northern District of California has taken aim at NSO Group, a subsidiary of Q Cyber...

Once Again, TikTok Sued Over Surreptitious Data Collection Practices

A class action complaint filed late last week has taken on TikTok, its parent company ByteDance, and other related entities over what...

Solicitor General Urges Rejection of NSO’s Cert. Petition in WhatsApp Malware Case

The United States Solicitor General filed a brief in response to an invitation from the Supreme Court on Monday, arguing that the...

Cannabis

1st Circuit Upholds Conviction of Former Mayor in Cannabis Biz Bribery Case

The First Circuit affirmed the Massachusetts District Court’s ruling finding the former mayor of a Massachusetts town, Jasiel Correia, guilty of...

False Claims Act Case Against Abbott Partially Survives Dismissal

A motion to dismiss filed by defendant Abbott Laboratories was partially granted in the Southern District of California on Tuesday. The...

Homeowners Oppose Dismissal in Long Island Wind Farm Dispute

Last week, homeowners in East Hampton, New York filed a combined opposition to the federal defendants’ motion to dismiss and South Fork...

Environment

Homeowners Oppose Dismissal in Long Island Wind Farm Dispute

Last week, homeowners in East Hampton, New York filed a combined opposition to the federal defendants’ motion to dismiss and South Fork...

Wildfire Cleanup Workers Move for Wage-and-Hour Settlement

Lagarion Brown, Roy Jackson, Yaphett Saunders, Isaac Saunders, Hakeem Allambie, and Nichlon Garrett have filed a motion seeking conditional class-action status...

Center for Biological Diversity Prepares Suit to Protect Caribbean Coral Species

The Center for Biological Diversity issued a press release last Tuesday detailing a notice of intent they had filed. The document detailed...