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Recent unpublished Ninth Circuit TCPA opinion worth citing in other cases, attorney says

Karen Kidd Mar. 17, 2016, 1:07pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – An opinion out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit about a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case didn't deserve to be classified as "unpublished," a defense attorney says.

Fla. AG Bondi to seek U.S. SC review of 'no surcharge' challenge

Karen Kidd Mar. 17, 2016, 12:42pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will appeal a loss in four companies' constitutional challenge to the state's "no surcharge" laws, which bar surcharges on credit card purchases, to the U.S. Supreme Court, a spokesperson said.

Lawsuit financing company dismisses case against Herzog Law Firm, plans to refile

Karen Kidd Mar. 11, 2016, 8:03am

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – A South Carolina legal finance company has dismissed its Texas fraud case against a property casualty insurer, a law firm and a national bank, but it appears it plans on refiling in a different state.

Class actions against Seagate over hard drives combined

Karen Kidd Mar. 7, 2016, 1:51pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two class action lawsuits against Seagate Technology, both claiming the manufacturer knowingly sold defective hard drives, now are combined into one after a U.S District Court judge approved a motion to relate the two cases.

Plaintiffs claim defense playing 'Monday morning quarterback' in attempt to overturn $11M verdict in bellwether hip implant case

Karen Kidd Mar. 7, 2016, 1:37pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The case of a failed hip replacement of a Utah woman who received an $11 million jury award in a bellwether trial late last year isn't over yet, as the defense has filed routine post-trial motions.

Maker of fetal gender ID kit 'stands behind' product as it faces class action

Karen Kidd Mar. 7, 2016, 1:16pm

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – As the deadline to respond inches closer, the makers of a fetal gender identification kit aren't saying much about a $5 million class action lawsuit's claims that its product doesn't actually work.

Historically high number of patent disputes will continue in 2016, group says

Karen Kidd Mar. 7, 2016, 11:46am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – An annual report that tracks patent disputes confirms a continued trend in the increasing number of such disputes, a rise that the authors of the report say will likely continue into 2016.

U.S. Supreme Court to examine Ninth Circuit's overtime pay decision

Karen Kidd Feb. 26, 2016, 10:22am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The issue of whether certain auto dealership employees deserve overtime pay hangs in the balance as the U.S. Supreme Court, now down one justice, prepares to hear a potentially precedent-setting case, a North Carolina attorney says.

NYC Marathon operator says processing fee for applications isn't illegal

Karen Kidd Feb. 23, 2016, 11:57am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The organization that runs the New York City Marathon, in a response to a class action lawsuit that alleges the method used to select participants amounts to an illegal lottery, is defending its practices.

Lyft settles class action but would still be impacted by Uber verdict, attorney says

Karen Kidd Feb. 22, 2016, 12:35pm

A now-settled class action lawsuit brought by Lyft drivers in California probably will have little bearing in the lawsuit against another ride-hailing service, Uber, set to go to trial in June, a Los Angeles attorney says.

Federal judge says patent board didn't adequately explain reasoning in decision

Karen Kidd Feb. 16, 2016, 11:38am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Patent Trial and Appeal Board failed to explain why it ruled the way it did in a dispute, a federal judge has ruled.

Minn. SC extends time for whistleblowers to file suit; Attorney says other questions unanswered

Karen Kidd Feb. 12, 2016, 9:17am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – Despite affirming an extended statute of limitations, a recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision leaves unanswered questions in certain cases filed under the state's Whistleblower Act, an attorney familiar with the legislation says.

Class action attorney urges consumers to research pre-paid debit card brands

Karen Kidd Feb. 5, 2016, 10:11am

Caveat emptor, the old Latin saying "let the buyer beware," is good advice for prepaid debit card purchasers, an attorney for a Missouri man suing a prepaid debit card company says.

Maker of Milo's Kitchen pet treats plans fight against "Made in USA" class action

Karen Kidd Feb. 2, 2016, 9:37am

The manufacturer of Milo's Kitchen dog and cat treats will "vigorously defend" itself against allegations of label misrepresentation filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court, a company spokesperson said.

Tyson vows to fight class action, says pet treats are made with American ingredients

Karen Kidd Feb. 1, 2016, 1:23pm

Tyson pet treats accurately include "Made in the USA" on their labels, a company spokesperson recently said in response to a federal class action lawsuit filed earlier this month that says otherwise.

Fla. federal judge makes rare ruling against feds in False Claims Act case

Karen Kidd Jan. 29, 2016, 11:35am

Dismissals in whistleblower lawsuits, like the one recently granted by a Florida federal judge in a $10 million False Claims Act case, are extremely rare, an attorney says.