ANALYTICS: Environmental Matters Over the Last Two Years

Environmental lawsuits, frequently spearheaded by advocacy organizations trying to protect the enjoyment of wildlife and endangered animals, are filed fairly consistently in federal court according to Docket Alarm analytics. The data shows that filings under the Environmental Matters PACER Nature of Suit tag occurred an...

USDA Announces Another CFAP 2 Expansion

On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it added more producers to those eligible for financial assistance through...

HHS Sued Over Policy That Eases Nursing Homes Non-Compliance Penalties

Two groups who advocate on behalf of nursing and long-term care patients have filed a lawsuit on Monday in the District of...

Juice Company Ordered to Destroy Product and Sanitize Facilities in Consent Decree

On Thursday, the Eastern District of Washington issued a Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction in a lawsuit filed by the United States...

Tech Giants

Charter Communications Withdraws Petition to Sunset Merger Conditions

On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau issued a public notice that Charter Communications Inc. has withdrawn its petition...

Consumers Ask Court to Turn the Page on Amazon’s eBook Overcharges

A putative class of book buyers hopes to hold Amazon.com, Inc. and five co-conspiring publishers accountable for allegedly colluding to fix eBook...

Advertiser Sues Facebook for Antitrust Violations Resulting in High Prices

On Wednesday, an advertiser filed a putative class-action complaint in the Northern District of California against Facebook, alleging that Facebook engaged in...

Opposition to Relation of Facebook Antitrust Lawsuits Into Plaintiff-Related Categories

Facebook has had a series of antitrust lawsuits filed against it, seven of which are in the Northern District of California. Facebook...

Charter Communications sued for TCPA Violations After Unwanted Calls

Charter Communications was sued on Tuesday for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  Charter Communications is an telecommunications and...

Publisher Sues Google For Antitrust Violations in Ad Server Market

On Dec. 23, Sterling International Consulting Group, a “Publisher” which sells space to display ads to advertisers through a website, filed a...

Emerging Tech

Court Denies DoorDash’s Motion to Dismiss Restaurant’s Suit

On Monday, Judge Thomas S. Hixson of the Northern District of California issued an order denying DoorDash’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against it by Lona’s Lil Eats. The court also found this matter suitable for...

HHS Sued Over Policy That Eases Nursing Homes Non-Compliance Penalties

Two groups who advocate on behalf of nursing and long-term care patients have filed a lawsuit on Monday in the District of...

Juice Company Ordered to Destroy Product and Sanitize Facilities in Consent Decree

On Thursday, the Eastern District of Washington issued a Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction in a lawsuit filed by the United States...

Nidec Sues Seagate For Patent Infringement For Hard Disk Drives

Plaintiff Nidec Corporation filed a complaint on Monday in the District of Delaware against Seagate Technology LLC, Seagate Singapore International Headquarters Pte....

HHS Announces $5.1M Settlement with Excellus After Health Information Breach

On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced in a news release that New York health insurer Excellus Health...

Health

HHS Sued Over Policy That Eases Nursing Homes Non-Compliance Penalties

Two groups who advocate on behalf of nursing and long-term care patients have filed a lawsuit on Monday in the District of Columbia District Court against the federal government claiming that a July 2017 policy change eliminating certain per-day penalties is unlawful. The rule, propounded...

HHS Announces $5.1M Settlement with Excellus After Health Information Breach

On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced in a news release that New York health insurer Excellus Health...

HHS Proposes Inclusion of Certain Medical Devices in COVID-19-Related Premarket Review Waiver

The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday announced a rule that would make permanent an originally temporary waiver of...

Former Optum Employee Faces Allegations of Covenant Breach, Trade Secret Misappropriation

On Thursday in the District of Minnesota, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UHG), United HealthCare Services Inc. (UHS), and Optum Services Inc. filed...

HHS Announces $5.1M Settlement with Excellus After Health Information Breach

On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced in a news release that New York health insurer Excellus Health...

HHS Proposes Inclusion of Certain Medical Devices in COVID-19-Related Premarket Review Waiver

The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday announced a rule that would make permanent an originally temporary waiver of...

Former Optum Employee Faces Allegations of Covenant Breach, Trade Secret Misappropriation

On Thursday in the District of Minnesota, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UHG), United HealthCare Services Inc. (UHS), and Optum Services Inc. filed...

Mass. General Drops Exeter Acquisition Bid After N.H. AG Raises Antitrust Concerns

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) announced that it will end efforts to acquire and affiliate with Exeter Health Resources, according to a Seacoastonline...

Agriculture

USDA Announces Another CFAP 2 Expansion

On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it added more producers to those eligible for financial assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Some of the changes help align the program with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, other changes...

Juice Company Ordered to Destroy Product and Sanitize Facilities in Consent Decree

On Thursday, the Eastern District of Washington issued a Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction in a lawsuit filed by the United States...

Consumers Seek Preliminary Approval After Reaching $15M Settlement in Sugary Cereals Suit

A class action challenging labels affixed to some of Post Foods, LLC’s cereal products is moving closer to resolution. The Northern District...

USDA Announces Final Rule for Hemp Production

On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it had published a Final Rule for the Domestic Production of...

Juice Company Ordered to Destroy Product and Sanitize Facilities in Consent Decree

On Thursday, the Eastern District of Washington issued a Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction in a lawsuit filed by the United States...

Consumers Seek Preliminary Approval After Reaching $15M Settlement in Sugary Cereals Suit

A class action challenging labels affixed to some of Post Foods, LLC’s cereal products is moving closer to resolution. The Northern District...

USDA Announces Final Rule for Hemp Production

On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it had published a Final Rule for the Domestic Production of...

ANALYTICS: Environmental Matters Over the Last Two Years

Environmental lawsuits, frequently spearheaded by advocacy organizations trying to protect the enjoyment of wildlife and endangered animals, are filed fairly consistently in...

Around Law Street

Amended Complaint Filed in Nike, FullStory Suit

In October, Law Street Media covered a class-action complaint filed by a consumer against Nike and FullStory for allegedly wiretapping the electronic...

Hospitals Sue HHS Secretary Over Alleged Unlawful Decision to Not Reimburse Bad Medicare Debt

On Monday in the District of Columbia District Court, 46 Medicare-participating hospitals filed a complaint against Department of Health and Human...

Ticketmaster to Pay $10 Million for Using Stolen Credentials in Attempt to “Choke Off” Rival

Yesterday, the Department of Justice announced that the event and concert ticket distributor and seller Ticketmaster will pay a $10 million criminal...

Court: Mexican Medical Supplies Manager’s Bribery Case Belongs in Mexico

A judge has ruled that Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social’s (IMSS) case against Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. must proceed south of the...

Ill. Court Ends Dentistry’s Bid to Reconsider COVID-19 Insurance Case

A Northern District of Illinois judge issued an opinion Sunday denying motions to amend the complaint and reconsider the dismissal of a...

Court Details Injunction Requirements in Farm Labor Survey Suit

The Eastern District of California issued a supplemental order on Tuesday regarding a lawsuit filed by United Farm Workers against the Department...

Senators ask FTC to look into Amazon for Capital One Hack

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass.) have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Amazon.com, Inc. to see if the...

Google Set To Offer Checking Account Service

On November 13, Google announced that it will offer personal checking accounts in 2020 through its Google Pay app; the project is code-named Cache....

NSO Employees Sue Facebook for Deleting Accounts

Late in October, WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned social media company, sued NSO Group, an Israeli technology firm, for abusing a flaw in WhatsApp’s...

Intellectual Property

Nidec Sues Seagate For Patent Infringement For Hard Disk Drives

Plaintiff Nidec Corporation filed a complaint on Monday in the District of Delaware against Seagate Technology LLC, Seagate Singapore International Headquarters Pte....

GTT Communications Sued For Securities Violations, Artificially Inflated Stock Prices

GTT Communications and several executives were sued in a class-action complaint by a shareholder on Tuesday in the Central District of California...

Cox Unable to Reduce $1B Jury Verdict in Music Copyright Case

On Tuesday, Judge Liam O’Grady declined Cox Communications, Inc. and Cox Com, LLC’s (collectively, Cox) invitation to reassess a ten-figure verdict entered...

Policy

CPUC Asks Court to Reconsider FCC’s Maintenance of Net Neutrality Repeal

On Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) filed a petition for review, asking the D.C. Circuit to review the Federal Communications...

FTC Settles Health Data Sharing and Privacy Suit With Fertility App Flo Health

On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that that it has reached a  proposed settlement with Flo Health, Inc., the “developer...

New York Launches Affordable Internet Access Initiative

Yesterday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled a proposal that would require internet service providers (ISPs) to offer high-speed service to low-income families...

Cybersecurity

SolarWinds Sued for Securities Violations After News Outlet Reveals Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

SolarWinds and its CEO and CFO have been sued by a shareholder for securities law violations. The Western District of Texas complaint...

Ticketmaster to Pay $10 Million for Using Stolen Credentials in Attempt to “Choke Off” Rival

Yesterday, the Department of Justice announced that the event and concert ticket distributor and seller Ticketmaster will pay a $10 million criminal...

Microsoft and Other Tech Heavyweights Support Facebook in NSO Sovereign Immunity Appeal

On Monday, amici curiae Cisco Systems Inc., Google LLC, GitHub Inc., Internet Association, LinkedIn Corporation, Microsoft Corp., and VMware Inc. asked the...

Cannabis

USDA Announces Another CFAP 2 Expansion

On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it added more producers to those eligible for financial assistance through...

Juice Company Ordered to Destroy Product and Sanitize Facilities in Consent Decree

On Thursday, the Eastern District of Washington issued a Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction in a lawsuit filed by the United States...

Consumers Seek Preliminary Approval After Reaching $15M Settlement in Sugary Cereals Suit

A class action challenging labels affixed to some of Post Foods, LLC’s cereal products is moving closer to resolution. The Northern District...

Land Use

USDA Announces Another CFAP 2 Expansion

On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it added more producers to those eligible for financial assistance through...

Juice Company Ordered to Destroy Product and Sanitize Facilities in Consent Decree

On Thursday, the Eastern District of Washington issued a Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction in a lawsuit filed by the United States...

Consumers Seek Preliminary Approval After Reaching $15M Settlement in Sugary Cereals Suit

A class action challenging labels affixed to some of Post Foods, LLC’s cereal products is moving closer to resolution. The Northern District...