ANALYTICS: Drone On and On – An Analysis of Drone and UAV Litigation

Drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are rising in popularity and usage over the past few years; according to Drone Analyst, the drone industry is estimated to value at $4.4 billion in 2021. However, these companies are also facing increased litigation and federal regulation....

TCPA Class Action Filed Against HCA Healthcare

After receiving debt collection calls in December 2018 from the Valley Health System, plaintiff Regina Bailey filed a putative class action against...

Ruling Favors Coalition of Washington Tribes in Fishing Grounds Dispute

A federal court in Washington state has held that the court’s nearly 50-year-old ruling on tribal fishing grounds was ambiguous, and...

SEC Brings Charges Over Cannabis Crowdfunding

On Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Michigan against Robert Shumake, Willard Jackson, Nicole...

Tech Giants

Featured Viewpoints

Oracle Tells SCOTUS DoD JEDI Cloud Contract Dispute is Not Moot Despite Contract’s Cancellation

A filing from Oracle America Inc. submitted last Friday rebuts arguments made by the federal government concerning the challenged Joint Enterprise Defense...

Facebook and YouTube Join Twitter, Requesting Transfer of Censorship Cases to NDCA

A group of social media companies and their leaders have asked the Miami, Florida federal court overseeing the cases filed against them...

Overstock.com Prevails Against Shareholder in Digital Dividend Securities Class Action

According to an opinion issued Monday, Overstock.com Inc. has beat allegations that it misled investors about a digital dividend it issued and...

Amazon Loses Motion to Compel Arbitration in Flex Driver’s Wiretapping Suit

On Wednesday, Judge William Q. Hayes ruled that the plaintiff, an Amazon.com Inc. delivery driver, does not have to arbitrate claims that...

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

Google Sued by Would-Be Competitor Unlockd for Digital Advertising Market Monopolization

The latest antitrust complaint against Google LLC, filed by Unlockd Media Inc. Liquidation Trust, alleges that Google’s absolute control over the Android smartphone ecosystem drove its young rival out of business. The Northern District of California lawsuit...

Ruling Favors Coalition of Washington Tribes in Fishing Grounds Dispute

A federal court in Washington state has held that the court’s nearly 50-year-old ruling on tribal fishing grounds was ambiguous, and...

SEC Brings Charges Over Cannabis Crowdfunding

On Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Michigan against Robert Shumake, Willard Jackson, Nicole...

Concrete Mixing Facility Sued for Polluting New York Waterways

Plaintiff Raritan Baykeeper, Inc. filed suit against Stillwell Ready Mix & Building Materials, LLC, Stillwell Ready Mix, LLC, and Gerard Gargano (collectively,...

Novartis Sales Rep Sues After Termination

On Tuesday a case was filed in the Colorado District Court by Lauri Littlewood against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Littlewood, a former...

Health

TCPA Class Action Filed Against HCA Healthcare

After receiving debt collection calls in December 2018 from the Valley Health System, plaintiff Regina Bailey filed a putative class action against HCA Healthcare, operator of the Valley Health facility in the District of Nevada, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Novartis Sales Rep Sues After Termination

On Tuesday a case was filed in the Colorado District Court by Lauri Littlewood against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Littlewood, a former...

Florida CVS Sued for Malpractice, After Allegedly Mistaken Prescriptions

On Tuesday a case was filed in the Miami-Dade County Eleventh Circuit Court against Holiday CVS LLC. The case alleges malpractice...

Aetna Removes Healthcare Provider Reimbursement Case to SDNY

Aetna Health Inc. and Aetna Health Insurance Company of New York (together, Aetna) have moved a breach of contract and New York...

Novartis Sales Rep Sues After Termination

On Tuesday a case was filed in the Colorado District Court by Lauri Littlewood against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Littlewood, a former...

Florida CVS Sued for Malpractice, After Allegedly Mistaken Prescriptions

On Tuesday a case was filed in the Miami-Dade County Eleventh Circuit Court against Holiday CVS LLC. The case alleges malpractice...

Aetna Removes Healthcare Provider Reimbursement Case to SDNY

Aetna Health Inc. and Aetna Health Insurance Company of New York (together, Aetna) have moved a breach of contract and New York...

Orthopedics Institute Sues Insurance Over Failure to Reimburse

On Monday a case was removed to the New Jersey District Court from the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division;...

Agriculture

Ruling Favors Coalition of Washington Tribes in Fishing Grounds Dispute

A federal court in Washington state has held that the court’s nearly 50-year-old ruling on tribal fishing grounds was ambiguous, and the tribe is prohibited from using those fishing grounds. The disputed area is near Whidbey Island, north of Seattle between Puget Sound and...

SEC Brings Charges Over Cannabis Crowdfunding

On Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Michigan against Robert Shumake, Willard Jackson, Nicole...

Concrete Mixing Facility Sued for Polluting New York Waterways

Plaintiff Raritan Baykeeper, Inc. filed suit against Stillwell Ready Mix & Building Materials, LLC, Stillwell Ready Mix, LLC, and Gerard Gargano (collectively,...

Judge Grants Motions to Dismiss in Ongoing Consent Decree Litigation

An order was issued by a judge in the District of Maryland last Thursday, narrowing the scope of the litigation initially filed...

SEC Brings Charges Over Cannabis Crowdfunding

On Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Michigan against Robert Shumake, Willard Jackson, Nicole...

Concrete Mixing Facility Sued for Polluting New York Waterways

Plaintiff Raritan Baykeeper, Inc. filed suit against Stillwell Ready Mix & Building Materials, LLC, Stillwell Ready Mix, LLC, and Gerard Gargano (collectively,...

Judge Grants Motions to Dismiss in Ongoing Consent Decree Litigation

An order was issued by a judge in the District of Maryland last Thursday, narrowing the scope of the litigation initially filed...

New Jersey Supermarket Chain Sued for Failing to Pay Food Wholesalers

On Monday, Ryeco, LLC. and T.M. Kovacevich - Philadelphia, Inc. filed a complaint in the Eastern District of California against Corrado’s Specialty...

Around Law Street

SCOTUS Narrows Class on Standing Basis in 5-4 TransUnion Credit Reporting Case

Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of TransUnion, a credit reporting agency, in its challenge of...

Wisconsin Legislature Disagrees With Attorney General in Dairy Antitrust Case

The Wisconsin Legislature filed a letter in an antitrust case against Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Dean Foods Company on Monday...

Employee Claims Pharmaceutical Product Development Discriminated Against Her After Medical Leave

Deborah Thompson filed a lawsuit against her employer, Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) on Monday Eastern District of North Carolina claiming that...

Dispute Arises Over Exclusive Rights to Produce PepsiCo’s Rockstar Energy Drinks

Admiral Beverage claimed that it is being improperly forced by PepsiCo to forfeit rights to be the exclusive producer of Rockstar Energy...

States Fight Dismissal in Lawsuit Against Biden Administration’s Environmental Policy

A group of states that filed a Eastern District of Missouri lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s environmental policies regarding setting a “social...

FCC to Open Low-Band Spectrum, Paving Way for 5G

On Monday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it is on track to provide more broadband spectrum. The post-incentive auction transition...

Google’s Transfer Bid Rejected in Patent Case

Google LLC’s motion to transfer was denied in the Western District of Texas yesterday in an ongoing lawsuit in which the...

Advertising Self-Regulator Asks Verizon To Stop Making Misleading 5G Advertising Claims

The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the BBB National Programs, which runs the advertising industry’s self-regulation system, announced that it has recommended...

Juul Labs Files Lawsuit against Grey Market Seller

Juul Labs, Inc. (JLI) filed a complaint against RAK Enterprise LLC in the District of Connecticut on Tuesday for trademark infringement...

Intellectual Property

Court Ends Ice Cube’s Copyright Dispute with Robinhood

According to a four-page opinion issued by Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler, the celebrity’s amended pleading failed to establish constitutional standing. Monday’s ruling...

Instagram Secures Dismissal of Users’ Copyright Suit

An opinion issued by Judge Charles R. Breyer late last week addressed the issue of whether an Instagram LLC tool that enables...

No New Trial for Ultravision in Absen LED Panel Patent Dispute

On Tuesday, the Eastern District of Texas court presiding over the case denied the request put forth by Ultravision Technologies LLC, a...

Policy

Streaming Platforms Oppose Remand in Illinois Municipality’s Franchise Fee Case

On Monday, defendants DISH Network Corporation, DISH Network L.L.C., Netflix Inc., Hulu LLC, Disney DTC LLC, and DIRECTV LLC submitted a joint...

FCC Considers Whether Rules Governing Apartment Broadband Access Hinder Competition

On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau announced the issuance of a public notice soliciting comment on competitive access...

Personal Injury Suit Filed Against Salesforce.com Alleging Support of Sex Trafficking

An anonymous woman, referred to in a Southern District of Texas complaint as D.R., sued Salesforce.com Inc. and Backpage.com Inc. for sex...

Cybersecurity

FTC Settles “Free” Cruise Robocalling Case with Permanent Injunctions and Fines

A press release issued Monday by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the resolution of the Middle District of Florida action involving...

Apple Sued for Crypto Loss After User Unknowingly Installed Phishing App

A class action complaint filed in the District of Maryland last Thursday alleges that Apple Inc. failed to properly vet an application...

AT&T Sued After SIM Swapping Attack Causes Customer’s Six Figure Cryptocurrency Loss

On Wednesday, a Texas resident filed suit against mobile carrier AT&T for violations of state law. The complaint accuses AT&T Inc. of...

Cannabis

Ruling Favors Coalition of Washington Tribes in Fishing Grounds Dispute

A federal court in Washington state has held that the court’s nearly 50-year-old ruling on tribal fishing grounds was ambiguous, and...

SEC Brings Charges Over Cannabis Crowdfunding

On Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Michigan against Robert Shumake, Willard Jackson, Nicole...

Concrete Mixing Facility Sued for Polluting New York Waterways

Plaintiff Raritan Baykeeper, Inc. filed suit against Stillwell Ready Mix & Building Materials, LLC, Stillwell Ready Mix, LLC, and Gerard Gargano (collectively,...

Land Use

Ruling Favors Coalition of Washington Tribes in Fishing Grounds Dispute

A federal court in Washington state has held that the court’s nearly 50-year-old ruling on tribal fishing grounds was ambiguous, and...

SEC Brings Charges Over Cannabis Crowdfunding

On Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Michigan against Robert Shumake, Willard Jackson, Nicole...

Concrete Mixing Facility Sued for Polluting New York Waterways

Plaintiff Raritan Baykeeper, Inc. filed suit against Stillwell Ready Mix & Building Materials, LLC, Stillwell Ready Mix, LLC, and Gerard Gargano (collectively,...