Nielsen Deal May Press Mute on its Critics

The storied television ratings company Nielsen Holdings plc has announced that it will be acquired by a private equity consortium in an all-cash transaction valued at $16 billion. After a century of surveying consumer trends, the public company will be taken private as it seeks...

Meta Opposes Notice Plan in Facebook Advertising Class Action

Last week, Meta Platforms Inc. presented the court with a dispute over the plaintiffs’ proposed notice plan to be presented to potential...

American IV Products Sued Over Unsolicited Faxing

Plaintiff Alpine Animal Hospital filed suit on Monday in the Northern District of Illinois against defendant American IV Products, Inc. The complaint...

Defendants Including Premera Blue Cross Sued Over Health Coverage Denial

A suit was filed on Friday in the District of Utah Central Division by plaintiff J.J. (individually and on behalf of G.J.,...

M&A

Featured Viewpoints

Nielsen Deal May Press Mute on its Critics

The storied television ratings company Nielsen Holdings plc has announced that it will be acquired by a private equity consortium in an...

Dating App Grindr Will Go Public

LGBTQ+ dating app Grindr will go public in a deal with blank check company Tiga Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TINV), in an effort...

Private Funds Set to Acquire Watermark Lodging Trust for $3.8B

Private real estate funds managed by Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) will acquire the outstanding shares of real estate investment trust Watermark...

Peak Bio and Ignyte Acquisition Corp. to Combine in $278M Deal

Biopharmaceutical company Peak Bio Co. Ltd. and SPAC Ignyte Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: IGNY) have entered into an agreement to combine to create...

Isleworth Healthcare to Combine With Cytovia Therapeutics for $602M Valuation

SPAC Isleworth Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: ISLE) and biopharmaceutical company Cytovia Holdings Inc. have entered into a business combination deal whereby Isleworth...

Flying Cameras: Gaps in Drone Regulation and How Courts Can Fill Them … at Least for Now

Drones have rapidly transformed dozens of industries since hitting the commercial market. International aid groups use medical drones to deliver life-saving medications and vaccines...

VIEWPOINTS: Settlement Changes Calculus for Gunmakers’ Insurers

On February 15, 2022, Remington Arms, manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR15-style rifle, agreed to pay $73 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the...

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...

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Emerging Tech

LinkedIn Settles Data Scraping Suit with Singapore-Based Mantheos

Three months after LinkedIn sued Mantheos Pte. and several of its principals, the parties have agreed to end the dispute with an injunction barring the Singapore-based company from scraping data from the professional networking service’s website. Monday’s...

American IV Products Sued Over Unsolicited Faxing

Plaintiff Alpine Animal Hospital filed suit on Monday in the Northern District of Illinois against defendant American IV Products, Inc. The complaint...

Defendants Including Premera Blue Cross Sued Over Health Coverage Denial

A suit was filed on Friday in the District of Utah Central Division by plaintiff J.J. (individually and on behalf of G.J.,...

Chicago Court Issues Consent Order Settling CFTC Case Against Kraft After Seven Years

On Friday, the Northern District of Illinois issued a consent order outlining the settlement terms between the parties in U.S. Commodity Futures...

StubHub Told Claims Will Stay in Court in COVID-19 Refund Litigation

Last Friday, Judge Haywood S. Gilliam opined on a motion to compel arbitration and dismiss a complaint filed by ticket purchasers concerning...

Health

American IV Products Sued Over Unsolicited Faxing

Plaintiff Alpine Animal Hospital filed suit on Monday in the Northern District of Illinois against defendant American IV Products, Inc. The complaint alleges that the defendant violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) when they send the plaintiff two unsolicited advertisements via fax.

Defendants Including Premera Blue Cross Sued Over Health Coverage Denial

A suit was filed on Friday in the District of Utah Central Division by plaintiff J.J. (individually and on behalf of G.J.,...

Securities Complaint Says Regeneron’s Acquisition of Checkmate Pharmaceuticals Lacks Key Disclosures

A lawsuit filed against Checkmate Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its board of directors last Friday in the Eastern District of New York alleges...

Tivity Health Joins Health Companies Recently Hit with Securities Complaint

Shiva Stein, a shareholder of Tivity Health Inc., filed a complaint against the company and its board of directors alleging the...

Walgreens Sues Over Breach of Medical Campus Exclusivity Agreement

Pharmacy chain Walgreen Co. filed a lawsuit in the District of Maryland on Thursday, alleging that defendant Meritus Medical Center failed to...

Arkansas Sues Manufacturers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers Over Insulin Pricing Scheme

On Wednesday, the State of Arkansas filed suit against defendants including CVS Caremark, Express Scripts, OptumRx, and drug manufacturers in the Circuit...

Former Employee Files Hour and Wage Class Action Against CFG Health Network

A former employee of CFG Health Network filed a class action complaint against the healthcare provider in a federal New Jersey...

Circular Sued by Oura for Alleged Infringement of their Electronic Ring Patents

On Wednesday, Oura Health Oy filed a complaint in the Western District of Texas against Circular SAS for infringement of their app-connected...

Agriculture

Chicago Court Issues Consent Order Settling CFTC Case Against Kraft After Seven Years

On Friday, the Northern District of Illinois issued a consent order outlining the settlement terms between the parties in U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Kraft Foods, Inc. et al. The case was initiated in 2015 when the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading...

Cargill Removes Class Action Labor Dispute to the Eastern District of California

On Friday, Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation removed the class action case of Marin et al v. Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. from the...

Texas Court Allows for Partial Default in Hemp Contract Case

On Friday, the Northern District of Texas issued an Opinion and Order which granted in part and denied in part Crown Distributing...

EPA Sued Over Harm to Wildlife in Indian River Lagoon

Save the Manatee Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Defenders of Wildlife have filed a complaint against the Environmental Protection...

Molson Coors Sued Over Advertising of Hard Seltzer’s Vitamin C Content

On Thursday, plaintiff Evvie Eyzaguirre filed a putative class action against Molson Coors  Beverage Company USA LLC in the Southern District of Florida....

Class Action Suit Brought Against Mondelēz’s Lorna Doone Packaging

On Wednesday, plaintiff Zilphia Howze filed a class action complaint in the Western District of New York against Mondelēz Global LLC. The...

Ninth Circuit Denies Tobacco Companies’ Petition for Rehearing Over Los Angeles Flavored Tobacco Ban

On Wednesday the Ninth Circuit issued an order denying the appellants, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, American Snuff Company and Sante Fe Natural...

FDA Settles Long-Standing Lawsuit Over Genetically Engineered Salmon for Undisclosed Amount

On Wednesday, the Northern District of California issued an order dismissing the case of Institute for Fisheries Resources et al. v. Hahn...

Around Law Street

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...

What Lawyers Do When Their Clients Are Sued, According to Analytics

12(b)(6): VERSION A A motion to dismiss is often the first response by a defendant when they are sued....

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...

Google Set To Offer Checking Account Service

On November 13, Google announced that it will offer personal checking accounts in 2020 through its Google Pay app; the project is code-named Cache....

Two Long Island Water Districts Sue, Settle with Navy Over Pollution Issues

On Monday, two Nassau County, New York water districts filed separate actions in Eastern District of New York seeking recovery of response...

Ohio Mental Health Clinic Accused of FLSA Violations By Ex-Employee

A complaint filed on Wednesday in the Southern District of Ohio claims that New Beginnings Behavioral Health LLC, its owner and the...

NSO Employees Sue Facebook for Deleting Accounts

Late in October, WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned social media company, sued NSO Group, an Israeli technology firm, for abusing a flaw in WhatsApp’s...

Anthem Sued Over Improper Claim Processing in Violation of ERISA

An employee and her spouse filed suit against Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. and related entities on Wednesday in the District of Idaho....

Intellectual Property

Simply Wireless Secures Dismissal of T-Mobile TM Suit

Judge Ricardo S. Martinez authored an opinion siding with Simply Wireless Inc. in a Lanham Act and Washington Consumer Protection Act (CPA)...

Nike Asks for Permission to Revise Pleading in ‘Swoosh’ NFT Trademark Suit

On Tuesday, Nike Inc. asked the Southern District of New York court overseeing the suit between it and StockX Inc., an online...

IBM Takes on Zynga, Alleging Infringement of Big Data Analytics Patents

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday in the District of Delaware has accused Zynga Inc. and subsidiary Chartboost Inc. of infringing four International...

Policy

Commercial Fishers Challenge the Allocation of Red Grouper to Recreational Fishers Under Fishery Management Plan for Gulf of Mexico

On Friday, A.P. Bell Fish Company, Inc., Southern Offshore Fishing Association, Inc. and Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders' Alliance filed a...

NVIDIA Fined $5.5M for Inadequate Disclosures About Impact of Cryptomining on Positive Earning Reports

Before the weekend, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled charges with NVIDIA Corporation over its failure to disclose critical information concerning...

White House Announces an Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

On Wednesday, President Biden announced that this September, the White House will hold a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. 

Cybersecurity

After Consolidation, T-Mobile Subscribers File Amended Complaint in Data Breach MDL

The 338-page consolidated class action complaint filed last week marked the formal advent of litigation by T-Mobile customers from all 50 states,...

Employees Move SDNY Court for Initial Settlement Approval in Altice Data Breach Class Action

The employee-plaintiffs taking on Altice USA Inc., a cable television and communications provider, have filed an unopposed motion for preliminary approval of...

AT&T Secures Arbitration in Subscriber’s SIM Swapping Suit

A magistrate judge sitting in Houston, Texas sided with AT&T Inc. earlier this week, deciding to shift an aggrieved customer’s tort complaint...

Cannabis

Chicago Court Issues Consent Order Settling CFTC Case Against Kraft After Seven Years

On Friday, the Northern District of Illinois issued a consent order outlining the settlement terms between the parties in U.S. Commodity Futures...

Cargill Removes Class Action Labor Dispute to the Eastern District of California

On Friday, Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation removed the class action case of Marin et al v. Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. from the...

Texas Court Allows for Partial Default in Hemp Contract Case

On Friday, the Northern District of Texas issued an Opinion and Order which granted in part and denied in part Crown Distributing...

Environment

EPA Sued Over Harm to Wildlife in Indian River Lagoon

Save the Manatee Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Defenders of Wildlife have filed a complaint against the Environmental Protection...

FDA Settles Long-Standing Lawsuit Over Genetically Engineered Salmon for Undisclosed Amount

On Wednesday, the Northern District of California issued an order dismissing the case of Institute for Fisheries Resources et al. v. Hahn...

Potomac Riverkeeper Sues City of Alexandria for Violations of the Clean Water Act

On Monday, the Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc. filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia against the City of Alexandria, Virginia alleging...