NYC Sued for Failing to Provide Reliable Internet Access to Students at Shelters During Pandemic

"On Tuesday in the Southern District of New York, the non-profit organization Coalition for the Homeless and several individual shelter residents and their children filed a class-action complaint against the City of New York and its Departments of Education, Social Services, Homeless Services, Information Technology...

United States Files Complaint to Prevent Inuit from Acquiring Credit Karma

On Wednesday at the District of Columbia District Court, the United States filed a complaint against Intuit Inc. and Credit Karma Inc....

Astellas Files Complaint Against Pharmaceutical Companies for Alleged Patent Infringement

At the District Court of Delaware on Tuesday, Astellas Pharma Inc. (API), Astellas Ireland Co. Ltd. (AICL), and Astellas Pharma Global...

Coca-Cola Argues Against Injunctive Relief in Artificial Flavors Suit

The Coca-Cola Company filed a reply brief on Monday in the Ninth Circuit responding to allegations that the company should be disclosing...

Tech Giants

United States Files Complaint to Prevent Inuit from Acquiring Credit Karma

On Wednesday at the District of Columbia District Court, the United States filed a complaint against Intuit Inc. and Credit Karma Inc....

States to Get $113M in iPhone Slowdown Settlement

A coalition of 33 attorneys general announced a settlement with Apple, Inc. yesterday concerning the tech giant’s throttling of iPhones. The...

FLSA Class-Action Suit Against Arkansas Telecommunications Companies

On Wednesday in the Western District of Arkansas, plaintiff Dana Plough filed a class and collective-action complaint against telecommunications companies MobileLink Arkansas,...

Court Grants LG’s Motion To Dismiss Labor Suit

On Monday, United States District Judge the Honorable Gonzalo P. Curiel of the Southern District of California issued an order granting LG...

Both Parties Advocate for Section 230 Reform in Senate Judiciary Hearing

On Tuesday in a hearing entitled “Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression and the 2020 Election,” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO...

Google Sued For Surreptitious User Data Collection

Android mobile device users Joseph Taylor, Edward Mlakar, Mick Cleary, and Eugene Alvis filed a class-action complaint on Thursday in the Northern...

Emerging Tech

Securities Class Action Filed Against Pinterest After 2019 Stock Price Tumble

Pinterest, Inc. shareholder Paul Hessong has filed a putative class action against the image sharing and social media service for allegedly misleading investors about its financial prospects in violation of federal securities laws. The case claims that...

Astellas Files Complaint Against Pharmaceutical Companies for Alleged Patent Infringement

At the District Court of Delaware on Tuesday, Astellas Pharma Inc. (API), Astellas Ireland Co. Ltd. (AICL), and Astellas Pharma Global...

Coca-Cola Argues Against Injunctive Relief in Artificial Flavors Suit

The Coca-Cola Company filed a reply brief on Monday in the Ninth Circuit responding to allegations that the company should be disclosing...

Goya Foods Opposes Workers’ Request to Move Case Back to State Court in Wage Suit

Goya Foods filed a pair of motions in a putative class action accusing it and several of its officers of improperly deducting...

Hip Replacement Recipient Sues Manufacturer for Injuries After Implant Fails

An Arizona man has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a hip replacement device after it failed and had to be...

Health

Astellas Files Complaint Against Pharmaceutical Companies for Alleged Patent Infringement

At the District Court of Delaware on Tuesday, Astellas Pharma Inc. (API), Astellas Ireland Co. Ltd. (AICL), and Astellas Pharma Global Development (APGD) filed a complaint against 21 pharmaceutical companies alleging patent infringement. The patent in question, deemed the ’780 patent,...

Hip Replacement Recipient Sues Manufacturer for Injuries After Implant Fails

An Arizona man has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a hip replacement device after it failed and had to be...

Benefiber Maker Sued for Misleading “100% Natural” Labeling

A consumer filed a class-action complaint in the District of New Jersey on Nov. 23, claiming that defendant GSK Consumer Health Inc....

Florida Court Rules Nurse Registry Owes No Duty of Care to Independent Contractor in Wrongful Death Suit

The Middle District Court of Florida on Monday granted defendant Gulfshore Private Home Care LLC’s motion for summary judgment in a...

Hip Replacement Recipient Sues Manufacturer for Injuries After Implant Fails

An Arizona man has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a hip replacement device after it failed and had to be...

Benefiber Maker Sued for Misleading “100% Natural” Labeling

A consumer filed a class-action complaint in the District of New Jersey on Nov. 23, claiming that defendant GSK Consumer Health Inc....

Florida Court Rules Nurse Registry Owes No Duty of Care to Independent Contractor in Wrongful Death Suit

The Middle District Court of Florida on Monday granted defendant Gulfshore Private Home Care LLC’s motion for summary judgment in a...

Penn. Court Rules Social Security Must Consider Physician’s Opinion When Determining Disability Eligibility

On Monday, a memorandum opinion was filed in a Middle District of Pennsylvania case against the Commissioner of Social Security. The...

Agriculture

Coca-Cola Argues Against Injunctive Relief in Artificial Flavors Suit

The Coca-Cola Company filed a reply brief on Monday in the Ninth Circuit responding to allegations that the company should be disclosing that it includes either an artificial flavor or a chemical preservative, specifically phosphoric acid, in Coke. Coca-Cola has sold its product with the...

Goya Foods Opposes Workers’ Request to Move Case Back to State Court in Wage Suit

Goya Foods filed a pair of motions in a putative class action accusing it and several of its officers of improperly deducting...

Water Bottle Company Sues Distributors Over Alleged Contaminated Bottled Water

Salvare La Vita Water LLC (Vita Water) filed a complaint Nov. 23 in the Northern District of Texas against defendants Crazy Bottling...

Defendant Says Kroger’s Request to Avoid Discovery in Chicken Antitrust Suit is “Extreme”

On Monday, Sanderson Farms responded to an opposition from The Kroger Co. and Save Mart Supermarkets, asking that certain plaintiffs not be...

Goya Foods Opposes Workers’ Request to Move Case Back to State Court in Wage Suit

Goya Foods filed a pair of motions in a putative class action accusing it and several of its officers of improperly deducting...

Water Bottle Company Sues Distributors Over Alleged Contaminated Bottled Water

Salvare La Vita Water LLC (Vita Water) filed a complaint Nov. 23 in the Northern District of Texas against defendants Crazy Bottling...

Defendant Says Kroger’s Request to Avoid Discovery in Chicken Antitrust Suit is “Extreme”

On Monday, Sanderson Farms responded to an opposition from The Kroger Co. and Save Mart Supermarkets, asking that certain plaintiffs not be...

Trade Secret Lawsuit Filed by Food Co. Says Employee Helped International Competitor

PGP International, Inc. (PGPI), which develops food ingredients, including high protein soy crisps, gluten-free products, and rice flours, claimed in a complaint...

Around Law Street

Jury Finds Apple is Liable for Over $500 Million for 4G LTE Patent Use

On August 11, a jury in the Eastern District of Texas found that Apple Inc. infringed several patents owned by Optis Wireless...

TCL Replies To Ericsson’s Brief Opposing Certiorari In Seventh Amendment Issue

Petitioner TCL Communication Technology Holdings filed a reply on Tuesday to Ericsson’s opposition to a writ of certiorari for the patent infringement...

ADT Sued for TCPA Violations

On Monday, Armania Ingram filed a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class-action complaint in the Eastern District of Tennessee against ADT LLC....

Protective Order Issued In Food Lion-DFA Antitrust Suit

On Monday, the Middle District of North Carolina, the court overseeing the antitrust case filed by Food Lion, LLC and Maryland and...

Cigar Associations Appeal Case Against FDA

On Monday, plaintiffs Cigar Association of America, Premium Cigar Association, and Cigar Rights of America filed a notice of appeal to the...

CWA Complaint Filed Against Equestrian Facility Stabling 450 Horses

Plaintiff Orange County Coastkeeper (OCC) filed a citizen enforcement provision Clean Water Act (CWA) suit against defendants Equestrian Services II, Inc. and...

FCC Proposes Forfeiture for Eight TV Station Groups for Failure To Negotiate In Good Faith

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered an application for review (AFR) Tuesday by fifteen licensees in eight television broadcast station groups regarding...

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...

Intellectual Property

Slack Sued for Infringing “Dynamic Hosting” Patent via Video Call Feature

Remote Concepts LLC filed a patent infringement complaint against Slack Technologies, Inc. on Nov. 22, in the District of Colorado, alleging that...

Court Grants YouTube’s Motion to Dismiss Ripple Labs Trademark Suit

On Friday, the Northern District of California granted defendant YouTube’s motion to dismiss a complaint filed by Ripple Labs, an “enterprise blockchain...

Microsoft Sued for Patent Infringement Over Optimizing Network Speeds

On Friday in the Western District of Texas, plaintiff Panther Innovations, LLC filed a complaint against Microsoft Corporation, claiming that Microsoft infringed...

Policy

NYC Sued for Failing to Provide Reliable Internet Access to Students at Shelters During Pandemic

"On Tuesday in the Southern District of New York, the non-profit organization Coalition for the Homeless and several individual shelter residents and...

FCC Adopts New Spectrum Rules Rules, Aiming to Improve Wi-Fi For Wi-Fi and Automotive Safety

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced earlier this week that it adopted new rules for the 5.850 – 5.925 GHz spectrum band...

FCC Fines Telemarketer $10M For Robocalls Spoofing Competitor’s Number, False Allegations Against Candidate

On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a fine against a San Diego-based telemarketer, Marketing Support Systems, $9,997,750 for making 47,610...

Cybersecurity

Instagram Sues to Permanently Block “Clone” Websites

Facebook and Instagram have filed a complaint in the Northern District of California against an individual for creating a network of clone...

Court Preliminarily Approves Facebook Data Breach Settlement

On Sunday in the Northern District of California, United States District Judge William Alsup issued an order granting preliminary settlement approval between...

Marketing Company Sued Over Robocalls

On Monday in the District of Nebraska, plaintiff Ben Fabrikant filed a class-action complaint against Clear Link Technologies, LLC claiming the defendant...

Cannabis

Coca-Cola Argues Against Injunctive Relief in Artificial Flavors Suit

The Coca-Cola Company filed a reply brief on Monday in the Ninth Circuit responding to allegations that the company should be disclosing...

Goya Foods Opposes Workers’ Request to Move Case Back to State Court in Wage Suit

Goya Foods filed a pair of motions in a putative class action accusing it and several of its officers of improperly deducting...

Water Bottle Company Sues Distributors Over Alleged Contaminated Bottled Water

Salvare La Vita Water LLC (Vita Water) filed a complaint Nov. 23 in the Northern District of Texas against defendants Crazy Bottling...

Land Use

Coca-Cola Argues Against Injunctive Relief in Artificial Flavors Suit

The Coca-Cola Company filed a reply brief on Monday in the Ninth Circuit responding to allegations that the company should be disclosing...

Goya Foods Opposes Workers’ Request to Move Case Back to State Court in Wage Suit

Goya Foods filed a pair of motions in a putative class action accusing it and several of its officers of improperly deducting...

Water Bottle Company Sues Distributors Over Alleged Contaminated Bottled Water

Salvare La Vita Water LLC (Vita Water) filed a complaint Nov. 23 in the Northern District of Texas against defendants Crazy Bottling...