Kansas City Southern: An M&A Love Triangle

The plot thickens in the battle to acquire Kansas City Southern. In what has become the M&A world’s equivalent of a love triangle, Canadian National Railway Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Limited battle for the U.S.’s smallest Class I railway line – leading to an...

Health Insurance Company Accused of Violating COVID-19 Laws After Denying Testing Claims

A suit was removed to Hawai'i federal court last Friday, after being filed in late December by Scott J. Miscovich, M.D. LLC...

Monster Moves into the Alcoholic Beverage Industry with Latest Acquisition

Monster Beverage Corporation (Nasdaq: MNST) will move into the alcoholic beverage industry with its acquisition of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC ,...

Microsoft to Acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B, Becoming Third Largest Gaming Company

Following a trend of gaming industry deals, Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) is set to acquire gaming company Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI)...

Tech Giants

Featured Viewpoints

Google Moves to Dismiss Antitrust Claims as ‘Misguided’ in Digital Advertising MDL

A 52-page Southern District of New York filing by Google alleges attorneys general suing the company have overstepped the boundaries of antitrust...

AGs Sue Google, Alleging it ‘Relied on Dark Patterns, Misled Users, and Profited from Consumer Data’

A lawsuit filed on Monday in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia claims that for at least eight years, Google...

New Rules Set Stage for Implementation of FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program

Last Friday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the adoption of final rules governing the Affordable Connectivity Program, an off-shoot of the...

The Appellate Fight Begins: Epic Games Takes First Swing at Apple in Antitrust Appeal

Thursday’s 91-page opening brief claims that Apple Inc. has restricted iOS app distribution and payment solutions, making itself the exclusive distributor for...

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 Sends College Tutor’s Case Against PayPal Over Frozen Funds to Arbitration

Northern District of California Judge Beth Labson Freeman redirected a plaintiff’s allegations against PayPal Inc. that the company unlawfully froze his account balance of nearly $77,000. Last Thursday’s opinion said that the agreement to arbitrate is valid...

Monster Moves into the Alcoholic Beverage Industry with Latest Acquisition

Monster Beverage Corporation (Nasdaq: MNST) will move into the alcoholic beverage industry with its acquisition of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC ,...

Microsoft to Acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B, Becoming Third Largest Gaming Company

Following a trend of gaming industry deals, Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) is set to acquire gaming company Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI)...

Google Moves to Dismiss Antitrust Claims as ‘Misguided’ in Digital Advertising MDL

A 52-page Southern District of New York filing by Google alleges attorneys general suing the company have overstepped the boundaries of antitrust...

AGs Sue Google, Alleging it ‘Relied on Dark Patterns, Misled Users, and Profited from Consumer Data’

A lawsuit filed on Monday in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia claims that for at least eight years, Google...

Health

Health Insurance Company Accused of Violating COVID-19 Laws After Denying Testing Claims

A suit was removed to Hawai'i federal court last Friday, after being filed in late December by Scott J. Miscovich, M.D. LLC and Windward Urgent Care Services LLC (collectively known as Premier Medical Group Hawai’i, or PMG) against University Health Alliance (UHA). The complaint alleges...

Home Health Company Sued by Department of Labor over Misclassification

On Friday a case was filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by United States Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh against...

Injunction Lifted in ThedaCare Employment Dispute

A temporary restraining order has been lifted in ThedaCare's litigation against Ascension Health, which was brought to prevent the departure of seven...

Aetna Sued After Basing Claim Denial on Allegedly False Conclusion

A plaintiff filed suit last Friday in the District of New Jersey against his insurance company, Aetna Inc. and Aetna Life Insurance...

Home Health Company Sued by Department of Labor over Misclassification

On Friday a case was filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by United States Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh against...

Injunction Lifted in ThedaCare Employment Dispute

A temporary restraining order has been lifted in ThedaCare's litigation against Ascension Health, which was brought to prevent the departure of seven...

Aetna Sued After Basing Claim Denial on Allegedly False Conclusion

A plaintiff filed suit last Friday in the District of New Jersey against his insurance company, Aetna Inc. and Aetna Life Insurance...

Marietta Healthcare to Face HIPAA Complaint

Last week, Kathleen Tucker filed a purported class action against Marietta Healthcare Inc. on behalf of individuals affected by a data breach...

Agriculture

Little Caesar’s Brings Trademark Suit Against Franchisees

Late last week, Little Caesar’s Enterprises Inc. and LC Trademarks Inc. filed a trademark complaint against the Gurmoh Inc., ABW Foods LLC., and the respective individuals owning and operating these corporations, accusing the defendants (Gurmoh and ABW Foods) of breach of contract, trademark infringement, and...

FTC Announces Final Order Approving Supermarket Merger

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday that they had unanimously approved the final order resolving alleged anticompetitive conduct in New York...

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Agri Stats and Pork Producers for Antitrust Violations

On Monday, ALDI Inc. filed a complaint in the Northern District of Illinois against Agri Stats, Inc. and a slew of meat...

Colorado District Court Release Split Decision in Marijuana Investment Fraud Case

On Monday, the District of Colorado filed a split decision on two motions to dismiss in the case of Senoria, LLC, et...

FTC Announces Final Order Approving Supermarket Merger

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday that they had unanimously approved the final order resolving alleged anticompetitive conduct in New York...

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Agri Stats and Pork Producers for Antitrust Violations

On Monday, ALDI Inc. filed a complaint in the Northern District of Illinois against Agri Stats, Inc. and a slew of meat...

Colorado District Court Release Split Decision in Marijuana Investment Fraud Case

On Monday, the District of Colorado filed a split decision on two motions to dismiss in the case of Senoria, LLC, et...

Kinross and Feds Settle 2015 Gold King Mine Blowout CERCLA Suit for $90M

The consent decree filed last Friday, if approved, will resolve all claims between several federal agencies, Sunnyside Gold Corporation, and its Canadian...

Around Law Street

Linquet Technologies Sues Tile For Infringing Location Tracking Solution And Notification Patent

Location technology company Linquet Technologies, Inc. sued Tile, Inc. on Monday in the Northern District of California for Tile’s alleged infringement of...

Tyson Objects to Discovery and Deposition Requests from ALDI and Ahold Delhaize

On Tuesday, Tyson Foods filed objections to two motions regarding discovery as part of a large antitrust lawsuit against the company and...

FCC Chair Proposes Update to Lifeline Program Minimum Standard

On Thursday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai sent his fellow Commissioners an order proposing improvements to the agency’s Lifeline program,...

Kraft Heinz Joins Pork Industry Litigation with Anticompetitive Conduct Claims

Last Friday, Kraft Heinz filed a complaint and became the latest addition to many companies who have filed antitrust claims against pork...

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill Limiting Corporate Use of Biometrics

According to a press release posted by Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D-Ore.) office on Tuesday, he and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have introduced...

Valve Asks Court to Ax Wolfire Games and Gamers’ Antitrust Suit

Valve, a video game developer, publisher, and digital distribution company, hit back at San Francisco-based Wolfire Games in a lawsuit alleging that...

HP Sues Advanced Digital Solutions for Selling Counterfeit Products

Advanced Digital Solutions, Inc. (ADSI) faced a trademark infringement suit after allegedly marketing counterfeit Hewlett-Packard products. The company was accused of falsely...

Mosaic Health Alleges Drug Companies Conspired to Evade 340B Drug Pricing Program

On Friday a case was filed in the Western District of New York by Mosaic Health, Inc. against three pharmaceutical companies...

Agencies Release Advisory on “Counter-Drone” Technology Regulations

The Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...

Intellectual Property

Record Labels Urge District Court to Adopt R&R in DMCA ‘Stream Ripping’ Case

Last Friday, a dozen record labels, including UMG Recordings Inc., Sony Music Entertainment, and Elektra Entertainment Group Inc., responded to objections laid...

Qualcomm Opposes Apple’s Certiorari Bid in Patent Fight

On Wednesday, Qualcomm Incorporated filed its response to Apple’s November-filed petition in a case concerning constitutional standing in a patent validity dispute....

District Court Stays Consumers’ Ancestry.com Case in Face of Two Appeals

On Wednesday, the judge overseeing the right to publicity suit against Ancestry.com paused proceedings until the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issues...

Policy

FCC Proposes New Reporting and Notification Requirements Following Uptick of Telecom Company Data Breaches

On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it would begin the process of enhancing certain rules concerning breaches of customer...

India to Investigate Google Over Unfair Dealings with News Publishers

According to a TechCrunch article published last Friday by Manish Singh, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it will investigate Google...

FCC Opposes Certiorari in City’s Broadband Provider Fee Case

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says that the Supreme Court need not disturb an appellate decision ruling against the City of Eugene,...

Cybersecurity

Microsoft Balks at MSJ Deferral Request in BIPA Suit

Tech giant Microsoft filed an opposition to the plaintiff's bid for more time for discovery in a privacy case Tuesday. They argue...

Shareholders Amend Securities Complaint Against 360 DigiTech Over Chinese Data Privacy Violations

A consolidated class action complaint for violation of the federal securities laws filed last Friday claims that 360 DigiTech Inc., its...

Calif. State Court Rules on Arbitration in WeChat User Privacy Case

Per an opinion issued on Wednesday by Judge Patricia M. Lucas, Tencent’s petition to arbitrate WeChat users’ privacy case has been ordered...

Cannabis

Little Caesar’s Brings Trademark Suit Against Franchisees

Late last week, Little Caesar’s Enterprises Inc. and LC Trademarks Inc. filed a trademark complaint against the Gurmoh Inc., ABW Foods LLC.,...

FTC Announces Final Order Approving Supermarket Merger

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday that they had unanimously approved the final order resolving alleged anticompetitive conduct in New York...

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Agri Stats and Pork Producers for Antitrust Violations

On Monday, ALDI Inc. filed a complaint in the Northern District of Illinois against Agri Stats, Inc. and a slew of meat...

Land Use

Little Caesar’s Brings Trademark Suit Against Franchisees

Late last week, Little Caesar’s Enterprises Inc. and LC Trademarks Inc. filed a trademark complaint against the Gurmoh Inc., ABW Foods LLC.,...

FTC Announces Final Order Approving Supermarket Merger

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday that they had unanimously approved the final order resolving alleged anticompetitive conduct in New York...

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Agri Stats and Pork Producers for Antitrust Violations

On Monday, ALDI Inc. filed a complaint in the Northern District of Illinois against Agri Stats, Inc. and a slew of meat...