ANALYTICS: An Overview of Luxury Fashion House Litigation

While legal issues affecting the fashion industry may not get the same coverage as other industries, its position as a multi-billion-dollar industry means that it faces its share of litigation. A unique issue affecting luxury fashion houses are counterfeit goods, which they go to endless...

Judge: Beverage Industry Tortious Interference Case to Proceed

In a nine-page order issued Tuesday, Judge Clay Land of the Middle District of Georgia rejected defendants' motion to dismiss in a...

Medical Tech Co. CooperCompanies Will Acquire Generate Life Sciences for $1.6B

CooperCompanies will expand its offerings through its proposed acquisition of Generate Life Sciences and will allow CooperCompanies to better service fertility clinics...

Ichor Set to Acquire IMG for $270M

Engineering and manufacturing company Ichor Holdings, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ICHR) is set to acquire IMG Companies, LLC for $270 million via Ichor’s subsidiary...

Tech Giants

Featured Viewpoints

At Ninth Circuit, Epic Games Opposes Apple’s Renewed Bid to Halt Anti-Steering Injunction

Last Friday, Epic Games Inc. argued that the appellate court should rule no differently than the  district court, which denied Apple’s motion...

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...

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

Court Provides Early Guidance to Parties in GoFundMe Disability Access Class Action

On Monday, a Southern District of New York judge responded to an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaint filed by a blind Bronx, New York man against GoFundMe Inc., encouraging the parties to find an early resolution....

Medical Tech Co. CooperCompanies Will Acquire Generate Life Sciences for $1.6B

CooperCompanies will expand its offerings through its proposed acquisition of Generate Life Sciences and will allow CooperCompanies to better service fertility clinics...

ANALYTICS: An Overview of Luxury Fashion House Litigation

While legal issues affecting the fashion industry may not get the same coverage as other industries, its position as a multi-billion-dollar industry...

Ichor Set to Acquire IMG for $270M

Engineering and manufacturing company Ichor Holdings, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ICHR) is set to acquire IMG Companies, LLC for $270 million via Ichor’s subsidiary...

Multistate Coalition of AGs Urges Biden Administration to Rescind “Unlawful” Trump Era Environmental Regulations

On Monday, California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed comments, along with several other state attorneys general, advocating to rescind the Trump era...

Health

Insurance Company Sued for Underpayment Made on Patient Bills

The Beverly Hills Regional Center, L.P. (BHRC) sued insurance company Premera Blue Cross on Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The complaint for negligent misrepresentation and breach of written contract comes after the defendant made numerous payments to the plaintiff that were well under...

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Sues HHS Over Indian Health Services’ Failure to Pay

On Monday a case was filed in the District of Alaska by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium against Xavier Becerra in...

Dedicated Sleep Sues Over Billing Denials

On Monday a case was removed from the Los Angeles County Superior Court to the Central District of California. The case was...

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...

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Sues HHS Over Indian Health Services’ Failure to Pay

On Monday a case was filed in the District of Alaska by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium against Xavier Becerra in...

Dedicated Sleep Sues Over Billing Denials

On Monday a case was removed from the Los Angeles County Superior Court to the Central District of California. The case was...

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...

Agriculture

Judge: Beverage Industry Tortious Interference Case to Proceed

In a nine-page order issued Tuesday, Judge Clay Land of the Middle District of Georgia rejected defendants' motion to dismiss in a case alleging tortious interference in the beverage industry. The defendants in the case include Califormulations LLC, Symrise Inc., Green Organic...

Multistate Coalition of AGs Urges Biden Administration to Rescind “Unlawful” Trump Era Environmental Regulations

On Monday, California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed comments, along with several other state attorneys general, advocating to rescind the Trump era...

Mondelez Sued Over Fudge Covering on Oreos

Food giant Mondelez was sued in the Southern District of New York on Sunday. The company faces allegations that its Fudge Covered...

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...

Multistate Coalition of AGs Urges Biden Administration to Rescind “Unlawful” Trump Era Environmental Regulations

On Monday, California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed comments, along with several other state attorneys general, advocating to rescind the Trump era...

Mondelez Sued Over Fudge Covering on Oreos

Food giant Mondelez was sued in the Southern District of New York on Sunday. The company faces allegations that its Fudge Covered...

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...

Around Law Street

Apothecus Alleges Contractor Breached Contract, ‘Concealed’ FDA Violations

On Wednesday in the Eastern District of New York, Apothecus Pharmaceutical Corp. filed a complaint against Pharmasol Corporation, alleging breach of contract,...

Beef Producers Lodge Joint and Individual Motions to Dismiss in Cattle Antitrust Suit

Last week, defendants Tyson Foods, JBS, Cargill, National Beef Packing Company and their affiliates filed a joint motion to dismiss the beef...

Apple Sued for Infringement of Biometric Technology Patents via Face ID Feature

On Tuesday, plaintiff CPC Patent Technologies Pty Ltd. (CPC), “an investment company focused on biometric technology,” filed a complaint against Apple in...

Crandall Technologies Alleges Patent Infringement Against Amgen

On Friday in the Central District of California, Crandall Technologies filed a complaint alleging infringement of the patent claimed to correspond...

Judge Adopts Magistrate Order Dismissing a Plaintiff in Patent Case Against Medtronic and Successors

Chief Judge Robert J. Jonker of the Western District of Michigan, who is overseeing a dispute between the inventors of a patent...

Complaint Claims Not Enough Being Done to Protect Endangered Hawaiian Bird

The population of ‘i’iwi, a threatened bird species native to Hawaii, has reportedly “declined significantly in recent decades.” It is now only...

Court Partially Grants Zoom’s Motion to Dismiss Privacy Suit

On Thursday, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the Northern District of California issued an order partially granting and partially denying Zoom Video...

Senators ask FTC to look into Amazon for Capital One Hack

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass.) have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Amazon.com, Inc. to see if the...

Individual Alleges Alexion Pharmaceuticals Misled Shareholders Regarding Proposed AstraZeneca Merger

On Monday in the Southern District of New York, an individual filed a complaint against Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its board...

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

Judge: Beverage Industry Tortious Interference Case to Proceed

In a nine-page order issued Tuesday, Judge Clay Land of the Middle District of Georgia rejected defendants' motion to dismiss in a...

Multistate Coalition of AGs Urges Biden Administration to Rescind “Unlawful” Trump Era Environmental Regulations

On Monday, California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed comments, along with several other state attorneys general, advocating to rescind the Trump era...

Mondelez Sued Over Fudge Covering on Oreos

Food giant Mondelez was sued in the Southern District of New York on Sunday. The company faces allegations that its Fudge Covered...

Land Use

Judge: Beverage Industry Tortious Interference Case to Proceed

In a nine-page order issued Tuesday, Judge Clay Land of the Middle District of Georgia rejected defendants' motion to dismiss in a...

Multistate Coalition of AGs Urges Biden Administration to Rescind “Unlawful” Trump Era Environmental Regulations

On Monday, California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed comments, along with several other state attorneys general, advocating to rescind the Trump era...

Mondelez Sued Over Fudge Covering on Oreos

Food giant Mondelez was sued in the Southern District of New York on Sunday. The company faces allegations that its Fudge Covered...