ANALYTICS: One Lawyer’s Fight Against Fraudulent Food Advertising

Spencer Sheehan, a New York lawyer with Sheehan & Associates PC, has appeared frequently in court and in Law Street Media. The cases often concern what Sheehan described as small instances of consumer harm, where people are not likely to “make a big fuss.”...

T-Mobile Sues Simply Wireless for Alleged Trademark Infringement by Falsely Claiming Current Partnership

On Monday, T-Mobile US Inc. filed a complaint in the Western District of Washington against Simply Wireless Inc. for purported trademark infringement...

House Greenlights a Marijuana Business Banking Bill: The SAFE Banking Act of 2021

On Monday, the House of Representatives passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2021, legislation which would give state-sanctioned...

SEC Accuses Israeli Trading Platform Spot Option of Fraud, Securities Violations

On April 16, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against Spot Tech House Ltd., formerly known as Spot Option Ltd.,...

Tech Giants

Featured Viewpoints

SEC Accuses Israeli Trading Platform Spot Option of Fraud, Securities Violations

On April 16, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against Spot Tech House Ltd., formerly known as Spot Option Ltd.,...

Boingo Wireless Faces Alleged Securities Violations Over Acquisition by Private Equity Firm

On Friday in the Eastern District of New York, a stockholder filed a complaint against Boingo Wireless, a wireless provider, and its...

Facebook Sued as Alleged Co-Conspirator to Social Casinos

Following suits against Apple and Google, three consumers filed a class-action complaint Friday in the Northern District of California against Facebook for...

Salesforce Sued for Breach of Contract for Disclosing Information to Third Parties Without Consent

Plaintiffs GA Telesis LLC and Constant Aviation LLC filed a complaint on Thursday in the Northern District of California against Salesforce.com Inc....

VIEWPOINTS: A Journey from Law to Tech

Tim Fox is the Director of Practice Intelligence at Ogletree Deakins.  In 2016, the managing...

VIEWPOINTS: Open Fields in Indiana

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

VIEWPOINTS: Flood Insurance Policy Must Be Strictly Construed

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is not the same as commercial insurance. Every claim that is...

VIEWPOINTS: Crop Insurance Fraud

Barry Zalma is an insurance consultant  specializing in insurance coverage, insurance claims handling, insurance bad faith and insurance fraud for both...

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Emerging Tech

BIPA Complaint Claims Online Exam Proctoring Software Illegally Eyes Students

According to a complaint filed in federal district court in Chicago, Examity violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by illegally storing and using a student’s biometric identifiers and information. Last week’s filing explained that Examity...

Dismissal Denied in X-Ray Tube Trade Secrets Case

A lawsuit filed in 2019 alleged that GL Leading Technologies Inc., Kunshan Yiyuan Medical Technology Co. Ltd. (Yiyuan), and Kunshan Guoli Electronic...

House Greenlights a Marijuana Business Banking Bill: The SAFE Banking Act of 2021

On Monday, the House of Representatives passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2021, legislation which would give state-sanctioned...

SEC Accuses Israeli Trading Platform Spot Option of Fraud, Securities Violations

On April 16, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against Spot Tech House Ltd., formerly known as Spot Option Ltd.,...

JBS Settles With Another Class of Plaintiffs in Pork Antitrust Lawsuit

On Thursday, commercial and institutional indirect purchase plaintiffs asked the Minnesota District Court for approval of a $12.75 million settlement with JBS...

Health

Dismissal Denied in X-Ray Tube Trade Secrets Case

A lawsuit filed in 2019 alleged that GL Leading Technologies Inc., Kunshan Yiyuan Medical Technology Co. Ltd. (Yiyuan), and Kunshan Guoli Electronic Technology Co. Ltd. (GuoLi) misused Philips Medical Systems and Philips Medical Systems DMC GmbH’s (together, Philips) trade secrets to develop competing x-ray tubes...

Class Action Alleges Select Medical Corporation Violated TCPA Through Unsolicited Faxes

Family Health Physical Medicine LLC (FHPM) is leading a class action in the Northern District of Ohio against Select Medical Corporation...

AstraZeneca Files 2nd Suit Against Zydus Over Patented Cancer Treatment Drug

AstraZeneca is suing generic drug manufacturer Zydus Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its parent company over alleged infringement of its patent covering Tagrisso...

Cigna’s Motion to Dismiss COVID-19 Testing Reimbursement Suit Argues Plaintiffs Overcharged for Services

Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company fired back at a group of medical care providers that filed suit against the insurer over...

Class Action Alleges Select Medical Corporation Violated TCPA Through Unsolicited Faxes

Family Health Physical Medicine LLC (FHPM) is leading a class action in the Northern District of Ohio against Select Medical Corporation...

AstraZeneca Files 2nd Suit Against Zydus Over Patented Cancer Treatment Drug

AstraZeneca is suing generic drug manufacturer Zydus Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its parent company over alleged infringement of its patent covering Tagrisso...

Cigna’s Motion to Dismiss COVID-19 Testing Reimbursement Suit Argues Plaintiffs Overcharged for Services

Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company fired back at a group of medical care providers that filed suit against the insurer over...

D.C. Circuit: FDA Lacks Discretion to Characterize ‘Devices’ as ‘Drugs’

A D.C. Circuit decision, rendered last Friday, handed victory to Genus Medical Technologies (Genus) who also prevailed over the Food and Drug...

Agriculture

House Greenlights a Marijuana Business Banking Bill: The SAFE Banking Act of 2021

On Monday, the House of Representatives passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2021, legislation which would give state-sanctioned marijuana businesses access to traditional financial services. According to co-sponsor Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s (D-Colo.) press release, the proposed law passed with tremendous bi-partisan...

JBS Settles With Another Class of Plaintiffs in Pork Antitrust Lawsuit

On Thursday, commercial and institutional indirect purchase plaintiffs asked the Minnesota District Court for approval of a $12.75 million settlement with JBS...

Tootsie Roll Industries Claims Dog Treat Branding Illegally Uses Its Trademarks

Tootsie Roll Industries LLC filed a complaint in the Northern District of Illinois last week claiming that Lafayette Bay Products LLC, which...

Report Shows Roundup Products Cause Harm to Bumblebees

The Center for Food Safety reported on Friday that a study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology earlier this month found...

JBS Settles With Another Class of Plaintiffs in Pork Antitrust Lawsuit

On Thursday, commercial and institutional indirect purchase plaintiffs asked the Minnesota District Court for approval of a $12.75 million settlement with JBS...

Tootsie Roll Industries Claims Dog Treat Branding Illegally Uses Its Trademarks

Tootsie Roll Industries LLC filed a complaint in the Northern District of Illinois last week claiming that Lafayette Bay Products LLC, which...

Report Shows Roundup Products Cause Harm to Bumblebees

The Center for Food Safety reported on Friday that a study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology earlier this month found...

Restaurants Ask Court for Own Track in Broiler Chicken Antitrust Suit Over Defendants’ Opposition

Nearly two dozen restaurants have filed a reply brief in support of their motion to establish a separate restaurant direct action purchaser...

Around Law Street

Ecuadorian Banana Farm Workers Address Statute of Limitations in Pesticide Exposure Suit

On Friday, the plaintiffs in a District of Delaware lawsuit purporting that Dole Food Company, Shell Oil Company, the Dow Chemical Company,...

Representatives Ask Biden to Pardon Cannabis Convictions

On Thursday, U.S. Representatives Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), leaders of the Cannabis Caucus, wrote a letter signed by 35...

Suit Challenging FDA Approval of Ammonia-Reducing Cattle Drug Survives Motions to Dismiss

Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California denied motions to dismiss filed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Preliminary Approval Granted to Chicken Antitrust Settlement

Judge Thomas M. Durkin of the Northern District of Illinois granted preliminary approval for two settlement agreements between Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s...

Geico Sues Pharmacy Involved in Alleged Inflated Charges Scheme

Insurance giant Geico filed suit Monday against Maccabi Pharmacy RX, Inc., its owner Yuriy Davidov, and unknown individuals in the Eastern District...

Another Municipal Drinking Water Provider Files PFAS Contamination Complaint

Weirton Area Water Board and the City of Weirton, West Virginia, (together Weirton) sued Corteva, Inc., Dupont de Nemours, Inc., AGC Chemicals...

Secondary Coverage Suit Against Anthem Survives Dismissal

On Tuesday the court issued an opinion in a case brought against Anthem Insurance Companies Inc. and others. The Southern District...

Airbnb to ban Party Houses After Halloween Shooting

A Halloween party at an Airbnb in Orinda, California, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, ended in the deaths of five...

FCC Labels Five Chinese Telecom Companies National Security Threats

On March 12, pursuant to the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 (Secure Networks Act), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...

Intellectual Property

T-Mobile Sues Simply Wireless for Alleged Trademark Infringement by Falsely Claiming Current Partnership

On Monday, T-Mobile US Inc. filed a complaint in the Western District of Washington against Simply Wireless Inc. for purported trademark infringement...

Nintendo Sues Individual Over Alleged Pirating, Circumventing of Nintendo Switch

On Friday, video game company Nintendo of America Inc. filed a complaint against individual Gary Bowser in the Western District of Washington...

Facebook Sues for Trademark Infringement over Domain Names

On Thursday, social media giant Facebook, as well as its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp (together referred to as Facebook), filed a complaint...

Policy

New Senate Bill Would Strengthen Antitrust Laws, Block Biggest Companies’ M&A

On Monday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Trust-Busting for the Twenty-First Century Act, legislation aimed at reigning in the power “mega-corporations”...

FTC Opposes Facebook’s Motion to Dismiss in Antitrust Lawsuit

On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an opposition to Facebook’s motion to dismiss the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit against the tech...

Settlement Reached in NYC Shelter Internet Access Lawsuit

On Tuesday, Judge Alison J. Nathan of the Southern District of New York issued a stipulation and order of settlement between the...

Cybersecurity

Ledger, Shopify Hit with Consumer Complaint After Data Breach

Two Georgia residents have filed suit against Ledger SAS, Ledger Technologies Inc., Shopify (USA) Inc., and Shopify Inc., accusing the companies of...

Intel Wins Dismissal of Microprocessor Security Vulnerability Suit

On Monday, Judge Michael H. Simon of the District of Oregon issued an opinion and order granting Intel Corporation’s motion to dismiss...

Amazon Sued for Hosting Healthcare Provider’s Stolen Data

Amazon Web Services Inc. and a defendant whose identity is unknown have been sued by a behavioral healthcare services provider based in...

Cannabis

House Greenlights a Marijuana Business Banking Bill: The SAFE Banking Act of 2021

On Monday, the House of Representatives passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2021, legislation which would give state-sanctioned...

JBS Settles With Another Class of Plaintiffs in Pork Antitrust Lawsuit

On Thursday, commercial and institutional indirect purchase plaintiffs asked the Minnesota District Court for approval of a $12.75 million settlement with JBS...

Tootsie Roll Industries Claims Dog Treat Branding Illegally Uses Its Trademarks

Tootsie Roll Industries LLC filed a complaint in the Northern District of Illinois last week claiming that Lafayette Bay Products LLC, which...

Land Use

House Greenlights a Marijuana Business Banking Bill: The SAFE Banking Act of 2021

On Monday, the House of Representatives passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2021, legislation which would give state-sanctioned...

JBS Settles With Another Class of Plaintiffs in Pork Antitrust Lawsuit

On Thursday, commercial and institutional indirect purchase plaintiffs asked the Minnesota District Court for approval of a $12.75 million settlement with JBS...

Tootsie Roll Industries Claims Dog Treat Branding Illegally Uses Its Trademarks

Tootsie Roll Industries LLC filed a complaint in the Northern District of Illinois last week claiming that Lafayette Bay Products LLC, which...