Q3 M&A Market Roundup

This article has been updated to reflect the latest data from Matterhorn. M&A deal activity held strong during Q3, with 76 deals announced, representing $372 billion in activity. This represents a similar level of activity compared to Q2 2021, but a far...

Answer Filed in Discrimination Case Against Thermo Fisher Scientific

On Wednesday, an answer was filed in a racial discrimination lawsuit against Thermo Fisher Scientific. The case was originally filed in the...

CDW Corporation Set to Acquire Sirius Computer Solutions For $2.5B

Two powerful IT and computer solutions companies announced a deal on October 18 that will bolster their offerings in the sector.

Pharmaceutical Companies Sued Over Defective Thyroid Supplement

Patricia Vosburgh filed suit against Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Walgreen Co. on Wednesday in the Middle District of Florida. The complaint was...

Tech Giants

Featured Viewpoints

Apple Objects to Evidence Filed in iPhone Antitrust Litigation

On Tuesday, Apple asserted in an antitrust case against it that the consumer plaintiffs are attempting to use untimely and improper corrections...

Securities Lawsuit Follows in Wake of Facebook Whistleblower’s Testimony

A civil complaint filed in the Eastern District of New York on Wednesday claims Facebook Inc., CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and CFO David...

Amazon, Flashlight Manufacturer Shine Light on Counterfeit Products in Trademark Suit

A complaint filed in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday has taken on numerous defendants for allegedly selling inauthentic products on Amazon. Amazon.com Inc....

Epic Derides Apple’s Motion for Stay of Mandate in Antitrust Appeal

Late last week, Epic Games Inc. opposed Apple Inc.’s motion for a stay pending appeal of the Northern District of California court’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...

VIEWPOINTS: A Journey from Law to Tech

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

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Emerging Tech

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 “Dealer Law.” In affirming the lower court’s denial of a preliminary injunction, the unanimous court...

CDW Corporation Set to Acquire Sirius Computer Solutions For $2.5B

Two powerful IT and computer solutions companies announced a deal on October 18 that will bolster their offerings in the sector.

Pharmaceutical Companies Sued Over Defective Thyroid Supplement

Patricia Vosburgh filed suit against Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Walgreen Co. on Wednesday in the Middle District of Florida. The complaint was...

Plastic Surgery Clinics Embroiled in Trademark Battle

On Wednesday a case was filed in the Eastern District of Tennessee by Refine Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics PLLC against...

Archer Daniel Midlands Sued Over Ethanol Derivative Contracts Market

On Tuesday, Green Plains Inc. and its subsidiaries filed a complaint in the District of Nebraska against Archer Daniel Midlands Company alleging...

Health

Answer Filed in Discrimination Case Against Thermo Fisher Scientific

On Wednesday, an answer was filed in a racial discrimination lawsuit against Thermo Fisher Scientific. The case was originally filed in the Circuit Court in Wayne County, Michigan, but was later removed to the Eastern District of Michigan. The plaintiff claimed that her former employer,...

Pharmaceutical Companies Sued Over Defective Thyroid Supplement

Patricia Vosburgh filed suit against Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Walgreen Co. on Wednesday in the Middle District of Florida. The complaint was...

Plastic Surgery Clinics Embroiled in Trademark Battle

On Wednesday a case was filed in the Eastern District of Tennessee by Refine Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics PLLC against...

Boehringer Ingelheim Latest to Take on HHS Over 340B Drug Pricing Program

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BI) filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Health Resources and...

Pharmaceutical Companies Sued Over Defective Thyroid Supplement

Patricia Vosburgh filed suit against Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Walgreen Co. on Wednesday in the Middle District of Florida. The complaint was...

Plastic Surgery Clinics Embroiled in Trademark Battle

On Wednesday a case was filed in the Eastern District of Tennessee by Refine Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics PLLC against...

Boehringer Ingelheim Latest to Take on HHS Over 340B Drug Pricing Program

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BI) filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Health Resources and...

Cororex Sued over Epaned Patent Infringement

On Tuesday a case was filed in the Middle District of Florida, by Azurity Pharmaceuticals Inc. against Corerex Inc.  The case is...

Agriculture

Archer Daniel Midlands Sued Over Ethanol Derivative Contracts Market

On Tuesday, Green Plains Inc. and its subsidiaries filed a complaint in the District of Nebraska against Archer Daniel Midlands Company alleging it had manipulated the derivative contracts market and violated the Commodities Exchange Act.  According to the complaint, the plaintiff, Green...

Wash. Nonprofits Petition EPA Over Alleged Groundwater Contamination from CFOs

The Center for Food Safety, Friends of Toppenish Creek, and Food & Water Watch petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday to address...

Natural Land Institute Sues Agency to Protect Scarce Illinois Prairie

On Tuesday, the Natural Land Institute (NLI) filed a complaint in the Northern District of Illinois against the Greater Rockford Airport Authority...

Injunction Against Maine Medical Marijuana Residency Requirement Stayed

A requirement that directors and officers of Maine medical marijuana dispensaries be residents of the state is back in effect. In an...

Wash. Nonprofits Petition EPA Over Alleged Groundwater Contamination from CFOs

The Center for Food Safety, Friends of Toppenish Creek, and Food & Water Watch petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday to address...

Natural Land Institute Sues Agency to Protect Scarce Illinois Prairie

On Tuesday, the Natural Land Institute (NLI) filed a complaint in the Northern District of Illinois against the Greater Rockford Airport Authority...

Injunction Against Maine Medical Marijuana Residency Requirement Stayed

A requirement that directors and officers of Maine medical marijuana dispensaries be residents of the state is back in effect. In an...

Farms Sue USDA Over Placement on Crop Insurance Ineligibility List

A group of Indiana farms sued the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Monday, seeking judicial redress of an agency determination that...

Around Law Street

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...

Apple Opposes ‘SilverApple’ Trademark

According to a notice of opposition filed with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) on Monday, Apple Inc. has asked the...

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...

Court Grants Preliminary Injunction in Ciena Counterfeit Transceiver Case

A Northern District of California court issued a preliminary injunction on Monday barring two Chinese entities from producing or selling counterfeit versions...

Government Files Hazardous Substances Complaint Against Hercules LLC

The United States and the State of New Jersey have filed a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and New...

Sewer District Sues Indiana Cities for Alleged Breach of Contract

On Wednesday, the Scott County Regional Sewer District filed a complaint in the Southern District of Indiana against the cities of Scottsburg...

FDA and Mexico Enhance Foodborne Illness Partnership to Apply to All Human Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an enahnced food safety partnership with its Mexican counterparts, the Federal Commission for the...

Starbucks Wins Summary Judgment After Manager Alleges Retaliation for Pest Strip Warning

In an opinion issued Monday, a Southern District of New York judge granted summary judgment in favor of Starbucks, rejecting a former...

DOJ Announces Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework

On Thursday, United States Attorney General William Barr announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a publication created by the Department’s...

Intellectual Property

Cisco Systems and Ciena Corporation Resolve Counterfeit Transceiver Suit With Chinese Firms

Last Friday, Cisco Systems and Ciena Corporation requested that the court approve their consent judgment and permanent injunction barring entities Wuhan Wolon...

Cub Club Investment Responds to Apple’s Dismissal Bid in Skin Tone Emoji Copyright Case

Cub Club Investment LLC (CCI) argued the Apple Inc.’s dismissal bid is meritless and seeks to prematurely resolve the legal contentions of...

Fed. Cir. Issues Non-Infringement Decision in Traxcell Patent Dispute

On Tuesday, an appellate panel composed of Circuit Judges Sharon Prost, Kathleen M. O’Malley, and Kara F. Stoll found in favor of...

Policy

Foreign Music Streaming Company Reaches $39M Settlement with SEC in Fraud Action

A press release issued Wednesday by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) publicized a settlement with Akazoo S.A., a Greek music streaming...

FCC Revokes China Telecom Americas’ Services Authority, Citing National Security Concerns

On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the adoption of an order terminating Chinese state-owned China Telecom's authority to provide domestic...

11th Circuit Sides with FCC in 911 VoIP Fee Challenge

An appellate panel affirmed the findings of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday in a case contesting its ruling that 911...

Cybersecurity

Facebook Sues Ukrainian Man Over Data Scraping and Sale Campaign

A complaint filed in the Northern District of California late last week has singled out Alexander Alexandrovich Solonchenko for scraping the Facebook...

Zendesk Urges 9th Cir. to Let Securities Suit Dismissal Stand

San Francisco-based customer service software company Zendesk has refuted allegations that it misled investors over a 2016 data breach and subpar sales...

FCC Proposes Rules to Curb SIM-Swapping and Port-Out Fraud

According to a proposed rulemaking issued Thursday, the amendments aim to stem the tide of “subscriber identity module fraud.” The 45-page Federal...

Cannabis

Archer Daniel Midlands Sued Over Ethanol Derivative Contracts Market

On Tuesday, Green Plains Inc. and its subsidiaries filed a complaint in the District of Nebraska against Archer Daniel Midlands Company alleging...

Wash. Nonprofits Petition EPA Over Alleged Groundwater Contamination from CFOs

The Center for Food Safety, Friends of Toppenish Creek, and Food & Water Watch petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday to address...

Natural Land Institute Sues Agency to Protect Scarce Illinois Prairie

On Tuesday, the Natural Land Institute (NLI) filed a complaint in the Northern District of Illinois against the Greater Rockford Airport Authority...

Land Use

Archer Daniel Midlands Sued Over Ethanol Derivative Contracts Market

On Tuesday, Green Plains Inc. and its subsidiaries filed a complaint in the District of Nebraska against Archer Daniel Midlands Company alleging...

Wash. Nonprofits Petition EPA Over Alleged Groundwater Contamination from CFOs

The Center for Food Safety, Friends of Toppenish Creek, and Food & Water Watch petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday to address...

Natural Land Institute Sues Agency to Protect Scarce Illinois Prairie

On Tuesday, the Natural Land Institute (NLI) filed a complaint in the Northern District of Illinois against the Greater Rockford Airport Authority...