Popular Litigation Topics & News

  • Flimsy FTC Data Breach Action Gets Appellate Test. And It’s Not Pretty
    Hungry litigators on the prowl for the Next Big Thing have been talking for ages about data breach litigation. Now pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is a case that’s sure to shape the data security landscape: the knock-down, drag-out, hair-pulling, eye-gouging...Read the whole entry... »         ... Read more...
    Source: Litigation DailyPublished on 2017-06-27
    6 hours ago
  • REIT Ex-CFO Tells Jury ‘Absolutely’ No Intent To Defraud
    The former chief financial officer of American Realty Capital Properties told jurors in his New York federal fraud trial Monday that he "absolutely" did not intend to defraud investors when he made a last-minute adjustment regarding a key earnings metric in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. ... Read more...
    Source: Law 360Published on 2017-06-26
    11 hours ago
  • IAC Drops Stock-Shuffling Plans, Negating Class Action
    Barry Diller’s InterActiveCorp has dropped a plan to create a new class of nonvoting stock, immediately negating a consolidated class action that followed the company’s announcement last fall, according to filings submitted Friday to Delaware Chancery Court. ... Read more...
    Source: Law 360Published on 2017-06-26
    12 hours ago
  • Southern China Livestock Receiver Appeals Release Ruling
     A “newly appointed” vice chancellor in Delaware’s Chancery Court erred by tossing claims against the former executive of a Chinese livestock company on summary judgment, the company’s court-appointed receiver told the state’s Supreme Court in an appeal filed Friday, arguing the decision contradicted an earlier ruling by a chancellor who recently retired. ... Read more...
    Source: Law 360Published on 2017-06-26
    12 hours ago
  • BancorpSouth Investors Win Class Cert. In AML Probe Suit
    A Tennessee federal judge signed off on Monday on a bid by shareholders in BancorpSouth Inc. to unite as a class in their suit against the company for allegedly lying about its compliance with anti-money laundering laws, saying they met established legal standards. ... Read more...
    Source: Law 360Published on 2017-06-26
    12 hours ago
  • Puerto Rico Defends Methods To Resolve Bond Conflict
    The government of Puerto Rico and its federally appointed oversight board is defending a proposal to appoint independent agents to resolve competing claims over the territory’s sales tax revenues, saying in a Saturday court filing that objecting groups of creditors overlook the board’s neutrality and legal authority. ... Read more...
    Source: Law 360Published on 2017-06-26
    12 hours ago
  • Ascenergy LLC et al.
    SEC Obtains Final Judgment against Ascenergy LLC, Joseph Gabaldon, and Alanah Energy, LLC ... Read more...
    Source: SEC Litigation ReleasesPublished on 2017-06-26
    19 hours ago
  • What Do You Get if You Mix a Cheerleader, Justice Kennedy, Simpson Thacher and My Worst Nightmare? T...
    Why is lawyer rating site Avvo in a fight with an ex-cheerleader? And what's up with all the Justice-Kenendy-Might-Retire speculation? How did Simpson Thacher defeat class cert? All this and more...         ... Read more...
    Source: Litigation DailyPublished on 2017-06-26
    1 day ago
  • Strategic Capital Management, LLC and Michael J. Breton
    Investment Adviser Sentenced in Cherry-Picking Scheme ... Read more...
    Source: SEC Litigation ReleasesPublished on 2017-06-23
    4 days ago
  • Seyed Taher Kameli, et al.
    Securities and Exchange Commission v. Seyed Taher Kameli, et al., ... Read more...
    Source: SEC Litigation ReleasesPublished on 2017-06-22
    5 days ago
  • Litigator of the Week: Practice Makes Perfect for This Hogan Lovells Star
    Hogan Lovells partner Neal Katyal scored a game changing win in a SCOTUS case that fundamentally alters the growing practice of mass tort litigation--starting right now. How'd he do it? Hint: “It’s not like I sit in my room and read the briefs.”         ... Read more...
    Source: Litigation DailyPublished on 2017-06-22
    5 days ago
  • A Blast From the (Smoky) Past: Are Opioid Suits the New Big Tobacco?
    As states, cities and counties pile on to sue opioid manufacturers for fueling drug addiction, it's got a familiar feeling: the suits against big tobacco.         ... Read more...
    Source: Litigation DailyPublished on 2017-06-22
    5 days ago
  • Potential Lawsuit: Guardian Life Insurance Denied Disability Lawsuit News
    Lawsuits filed against Guardian Life Insurance Company of America by its policyholders claim the insurer has wrongfully denied disability benefits by practicing bad faith insurance. If you had an insurance claim denied and think Guardian Life Insurance and their affiliated company, Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America, has conducted health insurance fraud, an insurance lawyer can help. ... Read more...
    Source: Lawyers and SettlementsPublished on 2017-06-21
    6 days ago
  • Jay Mac Rust and Christopher K. Brenner
    SEC Obtains Judgment Against Attorney Who Defrauded Escrow Clients ... Read more...
    Source: SEC Litigation ReleasesPublished on 2017-06-21
    6 days ago
  • James M. Farinella, et al.
    SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Stock Promoters in Market Manipulation Scheme ... Read more...
    Source: SEC Litigation ReleasesPublished on 2017-06-21
    6 days ago
  • Former DOJ Criminal Division Head to Join Latham
    The former head of the Justice Department’s criminal division is joining the law firm Latham & Watkins, the firm announced on Wednesday, making the firm now home to two former assistant attorney generals for the criminal division, and three senior members of the Enron task force. ... Read more...
    Source: Wall Street Journal Law BlogPublished on 2017-06-21By Aruna Viswanatha
    6 days ago
  • How a Nagging Flaw Could (and Should) Un-Do the Trump U Settlement
    “A classic Catch-22.” “A Hobson’s choice.” “Deeply problematic.” That’s how a dozen top law school professors describe the Trump University fraud settlement in an amicus brief. It’s a strong argument—and it may be enough to persuade the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth...Read the whole entry... »         ... Read more...
    Source: Litigation DailyPublished on 2017-06-21
    6 days ago
  • Potential Lawsuit: Liberty Mutual Denied Disability Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    Boston-based Liberty Mutual Holding Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, is one of the largest disability insurance providers and the fourth largest property and casualty insurer in the US. Liberty Mutual, which has over 800 offices worldwide, has denied countless disability insurance claims. Liberty Mutual policyholders have filed lawsuits against the insurance company for allegedly practicing bad faith insurance and denying their Liberty Mutual long-term disability insurance. ... Read more...
    Source: Lawyers and SettlementsPublished on 2017-06-19
    1 week ago
  • Hogan Lovells Launches in Boston with Acquisition of Investigations Firm
    Hogan Lovells is opening a Boston office with the acquisition of a boutique firm. ... Read more...
    Source: Wall Street Journal Law BlogPublished on 2017-06-15By Sara Randazzo
    2 weeks ago
  • Potential Lawsuit: Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    Workers' compensation is a type of insurance coverage that employers must provide for their employees. Except for certain specific exclusions, all employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Some workers may have been unreasonably denied their Massachusetts workers' compensation benefits or had to wait an extended length of time for benefits to begin. In some cases, workers' compensation lawsuits can be filed to ensure the employee's rights are protected. ... Read more...
    Source: Lawyers and SettlementsPublished on 2017-06-14
    2 weeks ago
  • Potential Lawsuit: Fifth Third Bank Telemarketing Lawsuit Information & Legal News
    Lawsuits have been filed against Fifth Third Bank, alleging that the bank violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by using an automated telephone dialing system to "robocall" consumers in an attempt to perform telemarketing or collect on a credit card debt. Robocalls and telemarketing calls are currently the number one source of consumer complaints to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). If you have received calls to your cell phone made by an automated dialing system, you may be able to file a lawsuit for TCPA violations. ... Read more...
    Source: Lawyers and SettlementsPublished on 2017-06-13
    2 weeks ago
  • Potential Lawsuit: Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Lawsuit News & Legal Information
    Oklahoma medical malpractice lawsuits are made against doctors or other healthcare professionals and/or organizations whose standard of care fails to meet an acceptable level. When the standard of care falls and a patient suffers harm as a result, an Oklahoma medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed against the doctor, health care provider, or institution whose actions caused the harm. Medical Malpractice lawyers typically include claims of medical negligence in hospital malpractice lawsuits. ... Read more...
    Source: Lawyers and SettlementsPublished on 2017-06-09
    3 weeks ago
  • LexisNexis Snaps Up Legal Tech Startup Ravel Law
    When it comes to the future of lawyering, LexisNexis is doubling down on big data. The company took its latest step Thursday toward turning lawyers into data analysts with the acquisition of Ravel Law, a five-year-old San Francisco company that uses its technology to glean insights by mining millions of pages of legal documents. LexisNexis parent company RELX […] ... Read more...
    Source: Wall Street Journal Law BlogPublished on 2017-06-08By Sara Randazzo
    3 weeks ago
  • A Rooney Rule for Law Firms? Project Aims to Promote More Women
    When the National Football League realized it had a diversity problem, it implemented the Rooney Rule, which requires teams to consider a minority candidate when hiring top coaching positions. Now, 30 law firms are trying to bring that concept to the legal profession, another industry largely lacking in diversity. ... Read more...
    Source: Wall Street Journal Law BlogPublished on 2017-06-07By Sara Randazzo
    3 weeks ago
  • Don’t Block Twitter Followers, First Amendment Activists Tell Trump
    Is there a constitutional right to follow President Donald Trump on Twitter? It’s a question that no one thought to pose until recently. ... Read more...
    Source: Wall Street Journal Law BlogPublished on 2017-06-06By Jacob Gershman
    3 weeks ago