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Add lawsuit filed over alleged escheatment of shares to Alere’s list of woes

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 6, 2017, 2:35pm

A Swiss doctor filed his lawsuit against Alere Inc. and Computershare Limited in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware last month. In 2008, the plaintiff acquired 11,931 shares in Alere, and held those shares until, he claims, they were wrongfully escheated, or seized by the State of Delaware, in February 2013.

Public-interest firm calls $5.5 million settlement with Google over privacy settings ‘unacceptable’

Jessica Karmasek Jan. 3, 2017, 5:30pm

According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Class Action Fairness’ filing last month, class counsel negotiated a settlement that provided zero dollars to class members and $5.5 million to be divided between class counsel and third-party charities.