ANALYTICS: An Overview of Litigation Involving Health Insurance Companies

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased emphasis on health and health insurance as millions have become infected with the virus, hundreds of thousands of have died, and hospital beds fill. COVID-19 related health insurance litigation has already begun;...

Whole Foods Sued Over Chocolate Content of Ice Cream Bars

Sheehan & Associates has filed another lawsuit concerning food labeling, this time aimed at retailer Whole Foods and their store-brand Organic Chocolate...

Beveragemaker Sued by Environmental Group for CWA Violations

Shasta Beverages, the California beverage producer, was sued in the Northern District of California on Friday by an environmental group for discharge...

Group of Nursing Homes Sued Over Hurricane Evacuation Missteps

On Friday a case was removed from the 21st Judicial District Court for the Parish of Tangipahoa, Louisiana to the Louisiana Eastern...

Tech Giants

Featured Viewpoints

Judge: AT&T Must Litigate California Wage and Hour Class Action

A ruling from a federal court in Fresno, California permitted a former AT&T Mobility Service LLC employee’s wage claims to proceed in...

Plaintiffs Largely Prevail in HP Printer Firmware Class Action Dismissal Opinion

Last Friday, a Northern District of California court issued a 24-page opinion in the case over HP Inc.’s internet-based updates that purportedly...

Consumer Takes on HP Over Misleading Website Price Advertisements

HP Inc. has been sued for false advertising, according to a San Jose, California lawsuit filed on Wednesday. The plaintiff’s claims arise...

Twitter and Ex-Employees Sued by Saudi Activist Over Account Hack

Ali Al-Ahmed, a political asylum seeker granted refuge in the United States sued Twitter Inc. and two former employees, also Saudi double...

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

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VIEWPOINTS: Civil and Criminal Prosecution of the Many Flavors of COVID-19 Relief Fraud Will Be Around for Years

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VIEWPOINTS: A Journey from Law to Tech

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Emerging Tech

Jury Hands Victory to Facebook and Oculus VR Founder in Rift Ownership Trial

According to a special verdict form issued by a San Francisco, California jury on Wednesday, Palmer Luckey and Facebook Technologies LLC (FBT), the entity which purchased virtual reality headset company Oculus in 2014, did not commit contractual...

Merck & Acceleron Pharma Reach $11.5B Acquisition Deal To Boost Merck’s Cardio Sector

Pharmaceutical company Merck has its eye on Acceleron Pharma to enhance its cardiovascular offerings. Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:...

Whole Foods Sued Over Chocolate Content of Ice Cream Bars

Sheehan & Associates has filed another lawsuit concerning food labeling, this time aimed at retailer Whole Foods and their store-brand Organic Chocolate...

Beveragemaker Sued by Environmental Group for CWA Violations

Shasta Beverages, the California beverage producer, was sued in the Northern District of California on Friday by an environmental group for discharge...

Group of Nursing Homes Sued Over Hurricane Evacuation Missteps

On Friday a case was removed from the 21st Judicial District Court for the Parish of Tangipahoa, Louisiana to the Louisiana Eastern...

Health

Group of Nursing Homes Sued Over Hurricane Evacuation Missteps

On Friday a case was removed from the 21st Judicial District Court for the Parish of Tangipahoa, Louisiana to the Louisiana Eastern District Court. The case was filed by Jeane Luft, on behalf of a group of nursing home residents, against eight nursing homes and...

CVS Sued For Infringement of Online Review System Patent

The user review system on a major pharmacy chain's site has led to patent litigation. A suit was filed last Friday in...

Aetna Sued After Denying Residential Treatment

On Friday a case was filed in the Northern District of California by a beneficiary against Aetna Life Insurance and Playworks Education...

Blue Cross Sues for COVID-19 Test Price Issues

On Thursday a case was filed in the Western District of Washington by Premera Blue Cross against GS Labs. The case...

CVS Sued For Infringement of Online Review System Patent

The user review system on a major pharmacy chain's site has led to patent litigation. A suit was filed last Friday in...

Aetna Sued After Denying Residential Treatment

On Friday a case was filed in the Northern District of California by a beneficiary against Aetna Life Insurance and Playworks Education...

Blue Cross Sues for COVID-19 Test Price Issues

On Thursday a case was filed in the Western District of Washington by Premera Blue Cross against GS Labs. The case...

UF Health Sued for HIPAA Violations After “Cybersecurity Event”

On Thursday, a case was removed from the Circuit Court for Fifth Judicial Circuit for Lake County to the Middle District...

Agriculture

Whole Foods Sued Over Chocolate Content of Ice Cream Bars

Sheehan & Associates has filed another lawsuit concerning food labeling, this time aimed at retailer Whole Foods and their store-brand Organic Chocolate Ice Cream Bars. The suit alleges that the ingredients of what the packaging describes as organic chocolate does not truly meet what consumers...

Beveragemaker Sued by Environmental Group for CWA Violations

Shasta Beverages, the California beverage producer, was sued in the Northern District of California on Friday by an environmental group for discharge...

Du Pont to Pay $3.1M to Settle Environmental Law Complaint Against Texas Petrochemical Facility

According to a proposed consent decree filed in the Eastern District of Texas late last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),...

Farmer-Owned Cooperative Sues Over Grassmilk Trademark

Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools (CROPP), "the largest organic farmer-owned cooperative in North America," filed suit in the Western District of...

Beveragemaker Sued by Environmental Group for CWA Violations

Shasta Beverages, the California beverage producer, was sued in the Northern District of California on Friday by an environmental group for discharge...

Du Pont to Pay $3.1M to Settle Environmental Law Complaint Against Texas Petrochemical Facility

According to a proposed consent decree filed in the Eastern District of Texas late last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),...

Farmer-Owned Cooperative Sues Over Grassmilk Trademark

Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools (CROPP), "the largest organic farmer-owned cooperative in North America," filed suit in the Western District of...

JUUL Sues Gas Station Food Mart for Counterfeit Products

In a Thursday complaint field in the Western District of Oklahoma, vaping products company JUUL field suit against Vearaima Inc., alleging...

Around Law Street

Skillz Platform Sues AviaGames for Patent Infringement

Mobile gaming company Skillz Platform Inc. filed a complaint Monday in the Northern District of California against AviaGames Inc. for its purported...

FCC Proposes Changes to TV White Space Rules, Increasing Broadband Coverage

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed to change rules governing TV white space rules, and reallocate the space to improving broadband coverage in rural...

San Francisco Baykeeper Claims FWS Delinquent in Protecting Dwindling Fish Species

The non-profit San Francisco Baykeeper has filed suit against the Acting Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the...

California Seeks To Toss AB-5 Suit

California has sought to dismiss a suit aiming to block AB-5, a new law aimed at regulating the so-called “gig economy.” AB-5...

4th Circuit Sends Antitrust Case Against Actelion Pharmaceuticals Back to District Court

The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday vacated a district court judgment that dismissed a class-action complaint lodging claims of federal and state...

Clearview AI’s Client List Was Stolen Despite Claims that Security Is Its Top Priority

Artificial Intelligence company Clearview AI, who has created a facial recognition database from more than three billion photographs, has suffered a data...

Plaintiffs in Case Over Tennessee Abortion Waiting-Period Law File Response to Defendants’ SCOTUS Stay Application

On Thursday, the plaintiffs — and now, respondents — in a case challenging the constitutionality of a Tennessee abortion waiting-period law...

Comcast Petitions the Supreme Court over Arbitration

Comcast petitioned the Supreme Court in response to the McGill rule, which states that “provisions in predispute arbitration agreements waiving the parties’ right to seek...

Federal Circuit Finds No Possibility for Preclusion in Drug Patent Appeal by Sebela

The Federal Circuit on Tuesday agreed with the District of New Jersey’s decision to dismiss Sebela Ireland Ltd.’s patent infringement case...

Intellectual Property

Cub Club Investment Responds to Apple’s Dismissal Bid in Skin Tone Emoji Copyright Case

Cub Club Investment LLC (CCI) argued the Apple Inc.’s dismissal bid is meritless and seeks to prematurely resolve the legal contentions of...

Fed. Cir. Issues Non-Infringement Decision in Traxcell Patent Dispute

On Tuesday, an appellate panel composed of Circuit Judges Sharon Prost, Kathleen M. O’Malley, and Kara F. Stoll found in favor of...

Facebook and Oculus VR Founder Move for JMOL During Breach of Contract Trial

Last Saturday, defendant Facebook asked the court to resolve the entirety of a breach of contract suit in their favor on the...

Policy

San Francisco Asks Court to Toss DoorDash and Grubhub Fee Cap Ordinance Case

Last Friday, the city rejected allegations that its cap of fifteen percent on the commissions that third-party food delivery service platforms charge...

Google Answers Amended Complaint in AGs’ App Distribution Antitrust Case

On Monday, Google LLC and five corporate relatives answered the revised allegations in an ongoing antitrust case filed by several states. The...

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would End Warrantless Device Searches at Border Posts

The Protecting Data at the Border Act, announced last week by Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) would halt suspicionless...

Cybersecurity

Zendesk Urges 9th Cir. to Let Securities Suit Dismissal Stand

San Francisco-based customer service software company Zendesk has refuted allegations that it misled investors over a 2016 data breach and subpar sales...

FCC Proposes Rules to Curb SIM-Swapping and Port-Out Fraud

According to a proposed rulemaking issued Thursday, the amendments aim to stem the tide of “subscriber identity module fraud.” The 45-page Federal...

Clearview AI Moves to Quash Non-Party Subpoenas in Privacy Litigation

A motion to quash a subopena was filed Monday alongside arguments that the plaintiffs’ request for documents related to the financial histories...

Cannabis

Whole Foods Sued Over Chocolate Content of Ice Cream Bars

Sheehan & Associates has filed another lawsuit concerning food labeling, this time aimed at retailer Whole Foods and their store-brand Organic Chocolate...

Beveragemaker Sued by Environmental Group for CWA Violations

Shasta Beverages, the California beverage producer, was sued in the Northern District of California on Friday by an environmental group for discharge...

Du Pont to Pay $3.1M to Settle Environmental Law Complaint Against Texas Petrochemical Facility

According to a proposed consent decree filed in the Eastern District of Texas late last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),...

Land Use

Whole Foods Sued Over Chocolate Content of Ice Cream Bars

Sheehan & Associates has filed another lawsuit concerning food labeling, this time aimed at retailer Whole Foods and their store-brand Organic Chocolate...

Beveragemaker Sued by Environmental Group for CWA Violations

Shasta Beverages, the California beverage producer, was sued in the Northern District of California on Friday by an environmental group for discharge...

Du Pont to Pay $3.1M to Settle Environmental Law Complaint Against Texas Petrochemical Facility

According to a proposed consent decree filed in the Eastern District of Texas late last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),...