ANALYTICS: An Overview of Luxury Fashion House Litigation

While legal issues affecting the fashion industry may not get the same coverage as other industries, its position as a multi-billion-dollar industry means that it faces its share of litigation. A unique issue affecting luxury fashion houses are counterfeit goods, which they go to endless...

DoorDash Dominates Delivery Market

Further flexing its dominance of the food delivery market, DoorDash, Inc. will acquire Wolt Enterprises OY in an all stock deal valued...

Pipeline Company Pleads Guilty to Charges After 29 Million Gallons Discharged

According to a Department of Justice press release issued on Monday, Summit Midstream Partners LLC has pled guilty to criminal charges...

Natural Products Association Sues FDA for Retroactive Ban of Dietary Supplement

On Monday, the Natural Products Association (NPA) filed a complaint in the District of Maryland against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Tech Giants

Featured Viewpoints

9th Cir. Certifies Damages Question to Calif. Supreme Court in Case Over Uber’s Argentinian Launch

In a case arising from Uber's foray into Argentina, an appellate panel certified a damages question to California’s high court explaining that...

Verizon Wins Summary Judgment in Pa. Discrimination Suit

A decision in an employment action against Verizon puts an end to an African-American ex-employee’s suit alleging that the telecommunications and internet...

T-Mobile Data Breach Suits to Proceed as MDL in Kansas City Fed. Court

An order signed last Friday by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has transferred more than 40 lawsuits to federal court...

Amazon Secures Stay of Arbitration in Flex Driver’s E-Spying Class Action

On Tuesday, a Los Angeles, California judge paused the Amazon Flex Drivers’ suit against the company until its appeal concludes. The court...

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

SEC Scrutinizes EV Manufacturer Lucid Group over IPO-Related Merger

An article written by Kirsten Korosec and published by TechCrunch reported the probe on Monday. The news broke after the electric vehicle maker issued a regulatory filing stating that it had received a subpoena. On the news,...

Pipeline Company Pleads Guilty to Charges After 29 Million Gallons Discharged

According to a Department of Justice press release issued on Monday, Summit Midstream Partners LLC has pled guilty to criminal charges...

Natural Products Association Sues FDA for Retroactive Ban of Dietary Supplement

On Monday, the Natural Products Association (NPA) filed a complaint in the District of Maryland against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Novo Nordisk Will Acquire Dicerna Pharmaceuticals For $3.3B

Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, best known for its insulin and diabetes-related  products, will acquire biopharmaceutical company Dicerna Pharmaceuticals for $3.3 billion in...

Ericsson Will Acquire Vonage for $6.2B, Increasing Presence and Wireless Offering

Telecommunications company Ericsson will acquire cloud-based communications company Vonage for $6.2 billion in a deal that will expand Ericsson’s global presence in...

Health

Former Employee Sues Over FMLA Violations Relating to COVID-19 Leave

A former employee filed suit against HCA Healthcare, LLC (HealthONE), on Friday in the District of Colorado. Slankard filed suit after he was “retaliated against for engaging in the protected activity of taking intermittent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and wrongfully terminated in...

Dept. of Veterans Affairs Sued Under FTCA after Allegedly Delayed Diagnosis

On Thursday a case was filed in the Western District of Pennsylvania by a patient against the United States, the Department...

Aetna Sued Over failure to Cover Out-of-Network Surgery

On Monday a case was removed from the Camden County Superior Court to the New Jersey District Court. The case was...

Shareholders Sue Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Over Proposed Merger

Plaintiffs Laurie Volpe and Matthew Hopkins have filed suit separately against defendant Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Dicerna), and their board of directors (Douglas...

Dept. of Veterans Affairs Sued Under FTCA after Allegedly Delayed Diagnosis

On Thursday a case was filed in the Western District of Pennsylvania by a patient against the United States, the Department...

Aetna Sued Over failure to Cover Out-of-Network Surgery

On Monday a case was removed from the Camden County Superior Court to the New Jersey District Court. The case was...

Shareholders Sue Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Over Proposed Merger

Plaintiffs Laurie Volpe and Matthew Hopkins have filed suit separately against defendant Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Dicerna), and their board of directors (Douglas...

HQ Specialty Pharma Alleges Hypocalcemia Treatment Patent Infringement

On Friday a case was filed in the District of Delaware by HQ Specialty Pharma Corp. against Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC....

Agriculture

Pipeline Company Pleads Guilty to Charges After 29 Million Gallons Discharged

According to a Department of Justice press release issued on Monday, Summit Midstream Partners LLC has pled guilty to criminal charges arising under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The charges stemmed from a negligent discharge of "produced water" that was contaminated with oil.

Natural Products Association Sues FDA for Retroactive Ban of Dietary Supplement

On Monday, the Natural Products Association (NPA) filed a complaint in the District of Maryland against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Lawsuit Alleges Tortillas Falsely Advertised as Mexican-Made due to Name, Flag Imagery

In a lawsuit filed in the Western District of New York Friday, a man alleged that Ole Mexican Foods falsely advertised its...

Euro Foods, Inc. Sued for Salmonella Outbreak in Salami Sticks

On Friday, Michelle Wernli and Evan Aldrich filed a complaint on behalf of their minor son in the Central District of California...

Natural Products Association Sues FDA for Retroactive Ban of Dietary Supplement

On Monday, the Natural Products Association (NPA) filed a complaint in the District of Maryland against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Lawsuit Alleges Tortillas Falsely Advertised as Mexican-Made due to Name, Flag Imagery

In a lawsuit filed in the Western District of New York Friday, a man alleged that Ole Mexican Foods falsely advertised its...

Euro Foods, Inc. Sued for Salmonella Outbreak in Salami Sticks

On Friday, Michelle Wernli and Evan Aldrich filed a complaint on behalf of their minor son in the Central District of California...

BLM Seeks to Withdraw Trump Administration’s Approval of California Desert Water Pipeline

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and other defendants in an environmental challenge suit have asked the Central District of California...

Around Law Street

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...

Three Lawsuits Filed Against Amazon For Music Streaming

In three related cases, plaintiffs Ray Henderson Music Co., Four Jays Music Company, and SA Music, LLC filed complaints against Amazon for copyright infringement in relation...

Tennessee Officials Ask SCOTUS for Stay of Lower Court Judgment Finding Abortion Waiting-Period Law Unconstitutional

Tennessee state officials, led by Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, are petitioning the Supreme Court of the United States for a...

FCC Creates Tribal Priority Window to License Internet Spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission created a priority window for federally recognized tribes or Alaska Natives to apply for licenses that would bring...

Lucky Boy Hamburgers Files Amended Complaint in Lawsuit Against Postmates

On Wednesday in the Central District of California, restaurant Lucky Boy Hamburgers filed a first amended complaint against food delivery service Postmates...

Uber, Postmates Lose Preliminary Injunction in AB 5 Case

Earlier this week, a judge from the Central District Court of California denied a preliminary injunction filed by Uber and Postmates against the implementation of...

VIEWPOINTS: Open Fields in Indiana

Brianna Schroeder is a founding partner at Janzan Schroeder Ag Law. Here in Indiana, can the...

Intellectual Property

Caltech Sues Samsung for Infringement Following Victory Against Apple and Broadcom

An Eastern District of Texas lawsuit filed last Friday accuses Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America Inc. of infringing five...

Largan Precision Sues Motorola Over Optical Lens Patents

A complaint filed just before the Thanksgiving holiday in the Northern District of California implicates Motorola Mobility LLC, an indirectly and wholly-owned...

Triller Moves to Stay TikTok Patent Suit Pending Inter Partes Review

Late last week, Triller Inc. moved for a stay of the suit filed by Beijing-based ByteDance Inc. and subsidiaries TikTok Inc. and...

Policy

FTC Sues to Halt Nvidia’s $40B Semiconductor Chip Company Purchase

According to a press release issued Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says the proposed deal between Nvidia and Arm would harm...

House Committee Holds CDA Section 230 Hearing, Facebook Whistleblower Testifies

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce introduced four proposals that would modify Section 230 of the Communications...

FCC Approves Verizon’s Acquisition of Lifeline Service Provider Tracfone with Conditions

On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to approve asset transfer of Tracfone from Mexican telecommunications company América Móvil S.A.B. de...

Cybersecurity

WeChat Users Skewer Tencent’s Bid to Force Hong Kong Arbitration in Data Privacy Suit

On Wednesday, users of the Chinese-language WeChat communication platform opposed the company’s bid to have the Santa Clara County Superior Court class...

Apple Sues NSO Group After 9th Cir. Blocks Sovereign Immunity Defense in WhatsApp Case

Last week’s complaint by Apple Inc. alleges that defendants NSO Group Technologies Limited and related entity, Q Cyber Technologies Limited are “hackers—...

Robinhood Sued Over Recent Data Breach

Financial services company Robinhood was issued a civil summons on Monday, notifying it of an Eastern District of New York lawsuit filed...

Cannabis

Pipeline Company Pleads Guilty to Charges After 29 Million Gallons Discharged

According to a Department of Justice press release issued on Monday, Summit Midstream Partners LLC has pled guilty to criminal charges...

Natural Products Association Sues FDA for Retroactive Ban of Dietary Supplement

On Monday, the Natural Products Association (NPA) filed a complaint in the District of Maryland against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Lawsuit Alleges Tortillas Falsely Advertised as Mexican-Made due to Name, Flag Imagery

In a lawsuit filed in the Western District of New York Friday, a man alleged that Ole Mexican Foods falsely advertised its...

Land Use

Pipeline Company Pleads Guilty to Charges After 29 Million Gallons Discharged

According to a Department of Justice press release issued on Monday, Summit Midstream Partners LLC has pled guilty to criminal charges...

Natural Products Association Sues FDA for Retroactive Ban of Dietary Supplement

On Monday, the Natural Products Association (NPA) filed a complaint in the District of Maryland against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Lawsuit Alleges Tortillas Falsely Advertised as Mexican-Made due to Name, Flag Imagery

In a lawsuit filed in the Western District of New York Friday, a man alleged that Ole Mexican Foods falsely advertised its...