Heartland Express Trucks on as Industry Stumbles

As the trucking industry appears to have rapidly fallen from boom to bust, Heartland Express, Inc. announced that it has acquired 100% of the equity of dry van truckload carrier Smith Transport, Inc. and related entities, for approximately $170 million. One of the largest and...

Center for Food Safety, Other Orgs Announce Intent to Sue Army

The Center for Food Safety announced in a Wednesday press release that it and a group of marine conservation organizations, trade...

Juul Files Emergency Petition Against FDA Ban

Juul Labs Inc. filed a petition to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for review of the Food and Drug Administration’s Marketing...

Georgia County Board of Commissioners Sued for Alleged Breach of Contract with Trustmark

A suit was filed on Thursday in the Northern District of Georgia by plaintiff Trustmark Health Benefits, Inc. against the Walton County...

M&A

Featured Viewpoints

Timber: Lumber Companies Merge Amid Crashing Prices

Just as once soaring lumber prices topple back to earth, Boise Cascade has announced its acquisition of Coastal Plywood Company for $512...

Medical Tech Platform Excelera to go Public in $459M Transaction

Artificial intelligence (AI) company Excelera DCE will go public in a deal with special purpose acquisition company Future Health (Nasdaq: FHLT) in...

Molecular Farming Company Moolec Will Go Public via SPAC Deal

Moolec Science Ltd., a “molecular farming and food ingredient technology” company, will go public via a combination with special purpose acquisition company...

Boise Cascade Set to Acquire Coastal Plywood for $512M in Lumber Industry Deal

Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is set to acquire Coastal Plywood Company from Coastal Forest Resources Company in a deal that will...

Jewelry Company Blue Nile to Go Public in Latest Deal

Online fine jewelry company Blue Nile, Inc. is set to go public in a deal with special purpose acquisition company Mudrick Capital...

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

Discovery Ruling Issues in Consumer Voice Recording Privacy Suit Against Amazon

A five-page discovery ruling handed down on Thursday denied the plaintiffs’ motion to compel certain documents from Amazon.com Inc. in their case accusing its virtual voice assistant “Alexa” of invasion of privacy. The court weighed in after...

FTC Issues Report on AI Harm, Urges Congress to Set Up Legal Framework

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report to Congress on Thursday about using artificial intelligence (AI) to solve online problems and...

SpaceX, Tesla Sued Over Musk’s

Keith Johnson filed a class action complaint against Elon Musk, SpaceX, and Tesla Inc., alleging the defendants are engaged in a...

Music Tech Company VNUE Sues Its Lender for Securities Violations

VNUE Inc., a music technology company with a focus on monetizing live music experience, filed a complaint in the Eastern District of...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against T-Mobile for Shutting Down Sprint’s Networks

On Wednesday, a consumer filed a class-action lawsuit in the Western District of Washington against T-Mobile USA, Inc. for effectively making numerous...

Health

Juul Files Emergency Petition Against FDA Ban

Juul Labs Inc. filed a petition to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for review of the Food and Drug Administration’s Marketing Denial Order, which denies Juul's premarket tobacco product application for their electronic nicotine inhalant products. In the petition, Juul Labs...

Georgia County Board of Commissioners Sued for Alleged Breach of Contract with Trustmark

A suit was filed on Thursday in the Northern District of Georgia by plaintiff Trustmark Health Benefits, Inc. against the Walton County...

Merck Sued for Negligence Relating to HPV Vaccine Gardasil

Plaintiff Megan Marie Roeder filed suit on Wednesday in the Central District of California against defendants Merck & Co., Inc. and Merck...

Homeopathic Remedy Company Files Trademark Suit Over Brand Name

Energetix Corporation, a homeopathic remedy business, filed a complaint against Energetix Health Inc., alleging the defendant engaged in trademark infringement and unfair...

Agriculture

Center for Food Safety, Other Orgs Announce Intent to Sue Army

The Center for Food Safety announced in a Wednesday press release that it and a group of marine conservation organizations, trade groups, and the Quinault Indian Nation filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their failure to...

Environmental Activist Groups Sues to Restore Arizonan Snake’s Endangered Status

On Thursday, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint in the District of Arizona - Tucson Division against the U.S. Fish...

John Deere Faces Mounting Antitrust Allegations in MDL

On Wednesday, Dexter Cronquist (Plaintiff) filed a putative class action against Deere & Co. (d/b/a John Deere) in the Northern District of...

Members of the Crow Tribe Sue Department of the Interior Seeking to Void 2010 Settlement Act

On Tuesday, members of the Crow Tribe filed a lawsuit in D.C. District Court against the United States Department of the Interior,...

Around Law Street

Ninth Circuit Upholds Arizona Car Dealer Data Privacy Law

On Monday, a panel in Phoenix, Arizona sided with the state in a constitutional and federal law preemption challenge to its 2019...

Apple Sued After Laptop Causes Fire

On Thursday in the District of Maryland, Electric Insurance Company and Sheila Ross filed a complaint against Apple Inc. claiming that as...

UnitedHealthcare & UBH Sued over Denial of Certain Services Through Bundling Process

A class-action complaint was filed in the Northern District of California on Thursday against United Behavioral Health (UBH) and its parent company...

Limitations Period for Med. Mal. Claims Against Fed. Gov. Subject to Tolling, Rules Tenn. Fed. Court

On November 17, in the Western District of Tennessee, Magistrate Judge Samuel H. Mays, Jr. ruled that the two-year statute of limitations...

Employees Request Injunction Against Ascension Health Vaccine Mandate

A proposed class of employees has filed a complaint and request for a temporary restraining order against healthcare system Ascension Health concerning...

Triller Sued For Copyright Infringement Over Its Music Library

Short video sharing platform Triller was sued earlier this week by music publisher Wixen Music Publishing in the Central District of California...

Franchise Owners of 189 Taco Bells Sued for Violating ADA

On Friday, Susan McKay filed a class action complaint in the Western District of Michigan against Border Foods, Inc. and Border Foods...

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 Data Company Sues Competitor Over Trade Secrets, Poaching Employees

Iqvia, Inc. sued defendants Veeva Systems, Inc. and Peter Stark in the District of New Jersey Monday over alleged breaches of non-competitive...

Intellectual Property

Motorola Receives Patent Infringement Complaint Over Video Streaming Technology

A lawsuit filed in Chicago, Ill. federal court on Thursday accused Motorola Mobility LLC of directly infringing claims of two video streaming-related...

YouTube Channel Sues WABC for Copyright Infringement

Freedom News TV, LLC (FNTV) has filed a complaint against Red Apple Media, Inc. for alleged copyright infringement. They claim that Red...

Slack Successfully Defends Patent Suit Concerning Instant Messaging Technology

On Wednesday, Judge William H. Orrick issued an opinion in a dispute between Ginegar LLC and defendant Slack Technologies Inc., contending that...

Policy

Juul Files Emergency Petition Against FDA Ban

Juul Labs Inc. filed a petition to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for review of the Food and Drug Administration’s Marketing...

Environmental Activist Groups Sues to Restore Arizonan Snake’s Endangered Status

On Thursday, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint in the District of Arizona - Tucson Division against the U.S. Fish...

BREAKING: FDA Orders JUUL Products Off Shelves

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a press release that they issued Marketing Denial Orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc.,...

Cybersecurity

Apple Tells Judge to Dismiss ‘Misguided’ Video-Related Data Collection Suit

A dismissal bid submitted by Apple Inc. last week said that a New York Video Consumer Privacy Act (NYVCPA) suit accusing it...

Jury Finds Ex-Amazon Worker Guilty of Computer Access Crimes in Capital One Hack

Last Friday, a federal jury in Seattle, Wash. returned a largely guilty verdict against 36-year-old Paige Thompson for multiple counts of Computer...

Lawsuit Over Apple Gift Card Scam Partially Dismissed in Court

On Monday, Judge Edward J. Davila of the Northern District of California filed an order granting in part and denying in part...

Cannabis

Center for Food Safety, Other Orgs Announce Intent to Sue Army

The Center for Food Safety announced in a Wednesday press release that it and a group of marine conservation organizations, trade...

Environmental Activist Groups Sues to Restore Arizonan Snake’s Endangered Status

On Thursday, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint in the District of Arizona - Tucson Division against the U.S. Fish...

John Deere Faces Mounting Antitrust Allegations in MDL

On Wednesday, Dexter Cronquist (Plaintiff) filed a putative class action against Deere & Co. (d/b/a John Deere) in the Northern District of...

Environment

Center for Food Safety, Other Orgs Announce Intent to Sue Army

The Center for Food Safety announced in a Wednesday press release that it and a group of marine conservation organizations, trade...

Members of the Crow Tribe Sue Department of the Interior Seeking to Void 2010 Settlement Act

On Tuesday, members of the Crow Tribe filed a lawsuit in D.C. District Court against the United States Department of the Interior,...

Environmental Activist Groups Sue Dam Owners to Stop the Take of Native Fish

On Wednesday, activist group Waterwatch of Oregon filed a complaint in the District of Oregon against Q Bar X Ranch to stop...