McAfee goes Private, Yet Again

Antivirus pioneer McAfee Corp. announced that it will be going private. Valued at $14 billion, the company will be owned by an investor group led by Advent International and Permira Advisers. The all cash deal represents a 22.6% premium over the corporation’s closing price of...

Prepared Food Photos, Inc Sues Heritage IGA for Copyright Infringement

On Thursday, Prepared Food Photos, Inc. filed a complaint against Heritage IGA Tiffin, LLC in the Southern District of Florida alleging copyright...

Abbott Laboratories, Mead Johnson Sued for False Advertisement of Baby Formula

Two plaintiffs have filed suit against defendants Abbott Laboratories, Inc. and Mead Johnson & Company, LLC both individually and on behalf of...

University of Kansas Files 340(b) Program Challenge

Last week, a case was filed in the District of Columbia District Court by the University of Kansas Hospital Authority against...

Tech Giants

Featured Viewpoints

Chamber of Commerce, SIFMA, and Business Roundtable Back Alphabet’s Securities Fraud SCOTUS Petition

An amicus brief filed last week asks for reconsideration of a Ninth Circuit decision finding that Google should have disclosed more about...

Italy Fines Apple and Google $22.6M Over Inadequate Data Collection Disclosure

According to a TechCrunch article by Natasha Lomas published over the weekend, Italy’s antitrust oversight body, the ACGM, fined Google and Apple...

Class Action Accuses Sony of Discriminating Against Female Employees

On Monday, a former employee lodged a civil complaint against Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, famous for its PlayStation gaming console, alleging that...

Judge Partly Grants StubHub’s Motion to Compel Arbitration in Ticket Refund MDL

On Monday, the Northern District of California issued a mixed ruling in the multidistrict litigation concerning StubHub Inc.’s refund policy for events...

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...

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...

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Emerging Tech

Master Complaint Filed Against Facebook Over Role in ‘Social Casino Enterprise’

More than two dozen consumer plaintiffs have filed an amended complaint against Facebook Inc. for its participation in an alleged illegal gambling conspiracy. The consolidated lawsuit concerns social casinos, an app or website where a user can...

Abbott Laboratories, Mead Johnson Sued for False Advertisement of Baby Formula

Two plaintiffs have filed suit against defendants Abbott Laboratories, Inc. and Mead Johnson & Company, LLC both individually and on behalf of...

University of Kansas Files 340(b) Program Challenge

Last week, a case was filed in the District of Columbia District Court by the University of Kansas Hospital Authority against...

Mylan Sued Over Transdermal Birth Control Patch

Last Friday, a case was removed from the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois to the Illinois Northern District of Illinois....

FTC Approves Natural Gas Pipeline Company’s Request for Removal from Acquisition-Related Order

In a press release issued last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced approval of the DTE Energy Company’s (DTE) petition to...

Health

Abbott Laboratories, Mead Johnson Sued for False Advertisement of Baby Formula

Two plaintiffs have filed suit against defendants Abbott Laboratories, Inc. and Mead Johnson & Company, LLC both individually and on behalf of their deceased child. The suit was filed on Sunday in the Middle District of Louisiana. The plaintiffs are alleging that the defendants engaged...

University of Kansas Files 340(b) Program Challenge

Last week, a case was filed in the District of Columbia District Court by the University of Kansas Hospital Authority against...

Mylan Sued Over Transdermal Birth Control Patch

Last Friday, a case was removed from the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois to the Illinois Northern District of Illinois....

New York COVID-19 Testing Lab Hit with FLSA Class Action

Six former female employees have sued the company and its leaders for underpayment, failure to keep records, and retaliation. The plaintiffs claim...

University of Kansas Files 340(b) Program Challenge

Last week, a case was filed in the District of Columbia District Court by the University of Kansas Hospital Authority against...

Mylan Sued Over Transdermal Birth Control Patch

Last Friday, a case was removed from the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois to the Illinois Northern District of Illinois....

New York COVID-19 Testing Lab Hit with FLSA Class Action

Six former female employees have sued the company and its leaders for underpayment, failure to keep records, and retaliation. The plaintiffs claim...

Pfizer Sues After Alleged Trade Secrets Theft

On Tuesday a case was filed in the Southern District of California by Pfizer Inc. against Chun Xiao Li, a former employee....

Agriculture

Prepared Food Photos, Inc Sues Heritage IGA for Copyright Infringement

On Thursday, Prepared Food Photos, Inc. filed a complaint against Heritage IGA Tiffin, LLC in the Southern District of Florida alleging copyright infringement.  According to the complaint, Prepared Food Photos is a Florida corporation located in Palm Beach County, Florida which was...

FTC Approves Natural Gas Pipeline Company’s Request for Removal from Acquisition-Related Order

In a press release issued last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced approval of the DTE Energy Company’s (DTE) petition to...

Perdue Seeks Arbitration in Pet Food Contract Dispute

In a petition to compel arbitration filed by Perdue Foods on Tuesday, the food giant requested to compel arbitration in a contract...

Annual Fireworks Show Conductors Sued for Polluting Alamitos Bay

The Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation sued the Naples Restaurant Group LLC and John Morris in the Central District of California on Tuesday...

FTC Approves Natural Gas Pipeline Company’s Request for Removal from Acquisition-Related Order

In a press release issued last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced approval of the DTE Energy Company’s (DTE) petition to...

Perdue Seeks Arbitration in Pet Food Contract Dispute

In a petition to compel arbitration filed by Perdue Foods on Tuesday, the food giant requested to compel arbitration in a contract...

Annual Fireworks Show Conductors Sued for Polluting Alamitos Bay

The Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation sued the Naples Restaurant Group LLC and John Morris in the Central District of California on Tuesday...

Dole Sues Calif. Shaved Ice Shop for Trademark Infringement

Dole Packaged Foods has filed suit against Kelly Carter and Jason Lauderdale of Hula Girls Shave Ice in the Central District of...

Around Law Street

WeWork Faces Shareholder Suit

On November 4, WeWork shareholder Natalie Sojka filed a class action complaint against Adam Neumann and others (Natalie Sojka v. Adam Neumann et al....

Defendants in State Case Alleging ERISA Denials File Notice to Remove to Federal Court

A case originally brought in Orange County Superior Court by five substance use disorder treatment providers against Anthem Blue Cross Life...

Taking A Hint From Twitter, Google Will Restrict Political Ads Too

On November 20, Google announced it would limit political ads targeting specific audiences based on political affiliation or public voter records. Additionally,...

Complaint Claims Kilwins Overstates Amounts in its Chocolate and Caramel Products

John P. Rand filed a class-action complaint on Thursday in the Northern District of Illinois claiming that chocolate shavings and caramel toppings...

Fitbit Sued by Investor for its Proposed Sale to Alphabet

On December 6, plaintiff John Thompson filed a class action complaint against defendants Fitbit, Inc., et al (John Thompson v. Fitbit, Inc.,...

USDA Announces Expanded COVID-19 Aid for Producers

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Wednesday that it is opening new programs for assistance for farmers, ranchers, and producers...

Twitch Sued in Russia over Pirated Sports Content

On December 17, Amazon’s Twitch, a social streaming platform and gaming community, was nearly blocked in Russia for piracy allegations. A Russian...

Syngenta Seeks to Protect Actara Mark in Opposition of UPL Corporation’s Aratka Request

Last week, Syngenta Participations AG filed an opposition to UPL Corporation Ltd.’s request for a trademark for Aratka, citing its trademark for...

In Response to California’s AB-5, Uber Ends Upfront Ride Pricing Among Other Changes

On January 8, Uber announced to California customers that it would begin showing price estimates instead of fixed prices in response to...

Intellectual Property

Largan Precision Sues Motorola Over Optical Lens Patents

A complaint filed just before the Thanksgiving holiday in the Northern District of California implicates Motorola Mobility LLC, an indirectly and wholly-owned...

Triller Moves to Stay TikTok Patent Suit Pending Inter Partes Review

Late last week, Triller Inc. moved for a stay of the suit filed by Beijing-based ByteDance Inc. and subsidiaries TikTok Inc. and...

Amazon, Publishers and Authors Move for Default Judgment in Copyright Case

The plaintiffs have asked the Seattle, Washington court for an entry of judgment of $7.8 million and a permanent injunction against Kiss...

Policy

FCC Approves Verizon’s Acquisition of Lifeline Service Provider Tracfone with Conditions

On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to approve asset transfer of Tracfone from Mexican telecommunications company América Móvil S.A.B. de...

FCC Permits Kinéis to Deploy Fleet of Satellites Supporting Internet-of-Things

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that French satellite company Kinéis has been granted permission to offer satellite services in the U.S....

Once Again, FTC Opposes Dismissal in Facebook Divestiture Suit

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has locked horns with tech goliath Facebook again over allegations that it monopolizes the personal social networking...

Cybersecurity

Robinhood Sued Over Recent Data Breach

Financial services company Robinhood was issued a civil summons on Monday, notifying it of an Eastern District of New York lawsuit filed...

5th Cir. Answers FAA Jurisdictional Question, Permits ADT’s Arbitration Bid to Proceed

An appellate panel overturned ADT L.L.C.’s loss in the Northern District of Texas on Wednesday in a case against the security company...

WhatsApp Secures Appellate Win Against NSO Group in Phone Hacking Case

On Monday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel sided with the messaging app and its parent company over whether the privately...

Cannabis

Prepared Food Photos, Inc Sues Heritage IGA for Copyright Infringement

On Thursday, Prepared Food Photos, Inc. filed a complaint against Heritage IGA Tiffin, LLC in the Southern District of Florida alleging copyright...

FTC Approves Natural Gas Pipeline Company’s Request for Removal from Acquisition-Related Order

In a press release issued last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced approval of the DTE Energy Company’s (DTE) petition to...

Perdue Seeks Arbitration in Pet Food Contract Dispute

In a petition to compel arbitration filed by Perdue Foods on Tuesday, the food giant requested to compel arbitration in a contract...

Land Use

Prepared Food Photos, Inc Sues Heritage IGA for Copyright Infringement

On Thursday, Prepared Food Photos, Inc. filed a complaint against Heritage IGA Tiffin, LLC in the Southern District of Florida alleging copyright...

FTC Approves Natural Gas Pipeline Company’s Request for Removal from Acquisition-Related Order

In a press release issued last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced approval of the DTE Energy Company’s (DTE) petition to...

Perdue Seeks Arbitration in Pet Food Contract Dispute

In a petition to compel arbitration filed by Perdue Foods on Tuesday, the food giant requested to compel arbitration in a contract...