NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A city's retirement system alleges it was damaged through the purchase of a beer, alcohol and soft drink distributor's shares because the company used a scheme to deceive the market and artificially inflate prices of its American depositary shares.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Several current and former students of universities and colleges across the nation allege their applications did not receive fair consideration because of a student athlete recruitment scheme.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary is asking a court to approve an arbitration award of more than $500,000 in a lawsuit against two Texas medical facilities over their alleged failure to pay invoices.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody will fight an attempt by a cancer treatment center company to bar state officials from enforcing a provision within a new law that outlaws certain non-compete agreements.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Santa Monica law firm that represented a whistleblowing client until late in his lawsuit against Bank of America that settled last year is asking a federal judge to toss part of an arbitrator's award for its fees and costs.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in California has been mulling Monsanto's claims that an unfair trial led to an $80 million Roundup jury verdict in March. And now, U.S. District Judge Vincent Chhabria must consider the significance of a juror who hugged a plaintiff during a recent post-trial hearing and a letter the same juror wrote him urging the verdict be upheld.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Advocacy and civil liberty groups are fighting against a new law in New Jersey that critics claim will silence voices, with some opponents describing it as a direct attack on the First Amendment.
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Eddie Bauer is seeking a dismissal of a lawsuit over allegations the outdoor clothing and accessories retailer sent emails that used false or misleading information in the subject lines when advertising sales.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. Supreme Court decision cements a long-standing doctrine that federal agencies do have wide powers to oversee regulations, but other legal actions on claimed overreach are possible, according to one attorney with expertise in litigation challenging agency actions.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - A proposed opioid “negotiation class” that would include more than 24,000 U.S. cities and counties is a waste of judicial resources unlikely to achieve its stated goal of hammering out a global settlement, say critics, including a former Connecticut official who was directly involved in negotiations with the opioid industry.