Amazon’s Acquisition of One Medical May Be Tough Pill to Swallow

In its latest foray into healthcare, Amazon announced that it will acquire primary care organization One Medical for $3.9 billion. The all-cash deal demonstrates Amazon’s continued appetite for applying its technology, talent, and financial resources to transform new industries.  One Medical is...

Amazon Vacuums up iRobot

In its second major acquisition in almost as many weeks, Amazon announced its purchase of iRobot Corporation. The all cash deal valued at $1.7...

More Aviation Industry Deals: Atlas Air Acquired by Private Investors

The latest shakeup to the world of aviation was announced via press release last Thursday. Atlas Air, " a leading global provider...

DOJ Brings Charges Over CARES Act Fraud

The Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice issued a press release on Tuesday detailing criminal charges they had brought...

M&A

Featured Viewpoints

Amazon Vacuums up iRobot

In its second major acquisition in almost as many weeks, Amazon announced its purchase of iRobot Corporation. The all cash deal valued at $1.7...

More Aviation Industry Deals: Atlas Air Acquired by Private Investors

The latest shakeup to the world of aviation was announced via press release last Thursday. Atlas Air, " a leading global provider...

Amazon’s Acquisition of One Medical May Be Tough Pill to Swallow

In its latest foray into healthcare, Amazon announced that it will acquire primary care organization One Medical for $3.9 billion. The all-cash...

JetBlue Swoops in as Frontier-Spirit Merger Collapses

As predicted in April, JetBlue Airways has jettisoned the Frontier-Spirit merger. The months-long struggle between the rival airlines has convinced Spirit Airlines...

Prosthetics & Orthotics Company to go Private in $1.25B Deal

Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HNGR), a company that provides proesthetics & orthotics care solutions, announced via press release that it will go private...

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

U.S. Treasury Blocks ‘Virtual Currency Mixer’ Tornado Cash for Laundering Crypto

On Monday, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned “virtual currency mixer” Tornado Cash for laundering the proceeds of cybercrimes, including over $455 million stolen by the Lazarus Group, a North Korea-sponsored...

US Securities Lawsuit Against China’s 360 Digitech Dismissed

An order issued on Tuesday in a shareholder case against 360 Digitech Inc. found the federal securities fraud claims deficient. The two-page...

Court Clarifies But Declines to Reconsider Dismissal Order in Clearview AI MDL

On Monday, the Northern District of Illinois issued an order clarifying its previous order partly dismissing the biometric privacy case. The defendants...

Court: Tesla on the Hook for Some Claims in Solar Roof Breach of Contract Class Action

A dismissal opinion issued by Judge Vince Chhabria on Tuesday greenlighted some claims in a case over whether Tesla Inc. improperly increased...

SEC Brings Civil and Criminal Charges Against Coinbase Employee and Cohorts for Insider Trading

An insider trading case filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday argues that a Coinbase Global Inc. employee passed...

Health

DOJ Brings Charges Over CARES Act Fraud

The Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice issued a press release on Tuesday detailing criminal charges they had brought against three individuals in the District of Idaho. The charges allege that the defendants engaged in fraud to gain relief funding under the...

Flo Heath Files Response to Amended Class Action Complaint

Flo Health, Inc. filed an answer on Monday in the Northern District of California to a complaint over user information on Flo...

“Swivel Shower Chair” Maker Sues U.S. Distributor for Copyright Infringement

On Tuesday, MOBB Health Care Ltd. filed a complaint in the Southern District of Florida against Felix and Klara Gershgorin and Inno...

Bayer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Sue Mylan for Patent Infringement of Xarelto

On Friday, Bayer Pharma AG, Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. filed a complaint in the Northern District of West Virginia against...

Agriculture

Chipotle Agrees to $20 Million Settlement with NYC to Compensate 13,000 Workers Denied Paid Leave

On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga announced a settlement with Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. to compensate workers who were denied sick leave and manageable schedules.

Environmental Groups Sue DOI, FWS Over Failure to Make Determination

A suit was filed by a coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday in the District of Montana against the Department of the...

E-Cig Makers Duel Over Trademarks

Flumgio Technology Inc. filed a complaint against La Carbonella Wholesale and the group of individuals involved with the California corporation, alleging...

Global Hemp Inc. Sues Global Hemp Association Over Cybersquatting, Counterfeiting

Global Hemp Inc. filed a complaint against Global Hemp Association and its directors, alleging the defendants of deceptive trade practices, trademark infringement,...

Around Law Street

FBI Warns Consumers About Smart TV Security Risks

The Oregon branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation posted a press release warning of the potential dangers of smart TVs in the lead...

Consumer Claims LG Dishwasher is Washed Up Due to Faulty LED Panel

A Bakersfield, Calif. man has filed suit against LG Electronics USA Inc. over six models of QuadWash-enabled dishwashers advertised as energy and...

New York Neurology Center Sues Cigna for Unpaid Benefits

Neurological Surgery Practice of Long Island PLLC (Neurological Surgery) sued Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company and Connecticut General Life Insurance Company...

Spotify Will Suspend Political Ads in 2020

On December 27, Spotify announced that it would stop selling political ads on the ad-supported version of its platform beginning in early...

Lifenet Sues Slew of Agencies Over No Surprises Act

On Wednesday a case was filed in the Eastern District of Texas by Lifenet Inc. against the Department of Health and Human...

Supernus Pharmaceuticals Alleges Generic Competitor Infringed Patents Covering Trokendi XR

Last week, in the District of New Jersey, Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed a complaint alleging infringement of its 10 patents covering epilepsy...

easyGroup Sues Airline Easyfly and Third-Party Ticket Promoters For Trademark Infringement

easyGroup, a British corporation, filed a complaint on January 7 in the Southern District of Florida for trademark infringement, counterfeiting of trademark, false designation...

Netflix Shareholder Questions Disclosures in Securities Fraud Suit Following Two Bad Quarters

An investor has sued Los Gatos, Calif.-based Netflix Inc. and three of the company’s leaders for two share price drops that occurred...

Amazon Sued for Allegedly Failing to Adequately Pay Overtime Wage

On Thursday, plaintiff Timothy Coleman filed a complaint in the Western District of Tennessee against defendants Amazon.com Inc., Amazon Logistics Inc., Amazon.com...

Intellectual Property

Google and Sonos Continue to Spar Over Rights to Sound Technology in Two Patent Suits

In a pair of complaints (case numbers 3-22-cv-04552 and 3-22-cv-04553) filed on Monday, Google said Sonos is actively infringing its intellectual property...

Microsoft Sues “Black Market” Software Distributor for TM and Copyright Infringement

Tech giant Microsoft Corporation sued The Search People Enterprises Ltd., its principal, and ten unknown defendants over their “prolific” distribution of "black...

Netflix Secures Partial Victory in Streaming Video Patent Suit

An opinion issued Monday by a San Francisco, Calif. court found in favor of defendant Netflix Inc. in a twelve-patent challenge concerning...

Policy

DOJ Brings Charges Over CARES Act Fraud

The Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice issued a press release on Tuesday detailing criminal charges they had brought...

Second Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment Ruling in Favor of HHS, FDA, and Sarepta Therapeutics

An opinion was issued on Friday in the Second Circuit by Circuit Judges Chin, Lohier, and Robinson. The suit originated in the...

FTC Sues Company for Marketing Chinese PPE as Made in the United States

A suit was filed on Friday in the Northern District of Ohio by the Federal Trade Commission against defendants Axis Led Group,...

Cybersecurity

Patreon Hits Back at Users’ Privacy Complaint in Tracking Pixel Suit

Defendant Patreon Inc. sought dismissal of accusations that it unlawfully transmitted users’ video watching histories to Facebook in a motion filed late...

Litigants Fight Over Source Code in Clearview AI Biometric Privacy Litigation

In the multidistrict litigation with Clearview AI Inc. and its leadership, the plaintiffs have moved for an order finding that the company’s...

Nationwide TikTok Privacy Settlement Receives Final Nod of Approval

A 79-page ruling from the Illinois federal court overseeing the multidistrict privacy litigation against TikTok approved the $92 million settlement, accompanying “broad”...

Cannabis

Chipotle Agrees to $20 Million Settlement with NYC to Compensate 13,000 Workers Denied Paid Leave

On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera...

Environmental Groups Sue DOI, FWS Over Failure to Make Determination

A suit was filed by a coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday in the District of Montana against the Department of the...

E-Cig Makers Duel Over Trademarks

Flumgio Technology Inc. filed a complaint against La Carbonella Wholesale and the group of individuals involved with the California corporation, alleging...

Environment

Environmental Groups Sue DOI, FWS Over Failure to Make Determination

A suit was filed by a coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday in the District of Montana against the Department of the...

EPA, Indiana Sues Metalworking Lubricants for Toxic Emissions

On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Indiana filed a complaint in the Southern District of Indiana against...

Ninth Circuit Vacates FERC Orders Against California Agency

On Thursday, the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion for California State Water Resources Control Board v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission vacating the...