A Boca Raton law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against the People’s Republic of China, alleging that its public agencies were negligent for failing to contain the deadly coronavirus outbreak that has caused economic devastation in the U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal court hearing on the NFL's attempt to dismiss the city of Oakland’s lawsuit over the relocation of the Raiders has been delayed until April 16, according to one of the attorneys representing the city.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Lawsuits filed by disabled plaintiffs rose 8.8 percent in 2019 as plaintiffs attorneys continued to churn out novel discrimination complaints, according to the law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two Virginia companies are suing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over its investigatory practices, alleging that the federal agency exceeded its authority and engaged in bullying tactics.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Financial institutions and free-market advocates generally applauded the recent U.S. Senate vote striking down a federal rule that would have eliminated mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer credit contracts.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Companies that are targets of patent litigation should keep an eye on a case now before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that could lead to far-reaching changes about where patent lawsuits can be filed across the nation, a Silicon Valley intellectual property attorney said.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit against Bose Corp. for alleged violations of a California law designed to protect consumers’ privacy and personal information may be moving toward a resolution as lawyers for both sides have had cooperative discussions about the case, the plaintiffs' attorney said.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The amount of patent-infringement litigation took a noticeable dip in the first quarter of this year compared to the same time period in previous years, but whether the numbers reflect a true downturn rather than a temporary hiccup remains to be seen - especially considering prospective plaintiffs are still amassing patents at their normal rate.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - A recent university study offers objective empirical evidence that no-injury class action lawsuits only benefit the attorneys who bring the litigation, leaving little to trickle down to the plaintiffs while raising costs for consumers.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A March New Jersey appeals court decision in a case involving drink prices at TGI Friday's restaurants raised the evidence bar for plaintiffs, a Philadelphia attorney says.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Defendants in class action lawsuits involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act remain largely in litigation limbo despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year limiting the so-called “pick-off” defense.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - An appeal scheduled for oral arguments this month before the U.S. Supreme Court will decide how broadly the federal False Claims Act applies to government contractors and whether more of them will face the prospect of heavy penalties and greater scrutiny for breaching regulations.
Though initially heralded as a consumer voice that would restrain deceptive and abusive business practices, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come under increasing fire from critics, with one George Mason University law professor concluding that the bureau’s complaint database serves no coherent regulatory purpose.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York’s mayor and City Council see recently passed legislation such as the Grocery Worker Retention Act as a way to help hard-working employees deal with economic instability, but many employers see the new laws as a reflexive government overreach into private industry.
Attorney General Kamala Harris last month issued a report detailing 20 points businesses should address in order to protect customer data. One legal expert cautioned that failure to comply with the suggestions in the points may trigger an enforcement action following a data breach.