Litigation

Law Firms Half A World Apart Come To Same Conclusion: Increasing Risk Of Climate Change Litigation

Recent posts from major law firms in the U.S., the UK and New Zealand issue similar warnings: Climate change litigation is a significant and growing…

Class Actions Allege Auto Insurers Are Overcharging During Pandemic

Class action lawsuits, filed in Nevada state court in Clark County, allege ten major auto insurers have failed to give customers discounts commensurate with a…

Refusal to Deal

Generally, the antitrust laws do not require a company to work with or do business with a rival. As early as 1919, the Supreme Court…

Privilege Invoked: Shareholders Won’t See Facebook Board Communications

A Facebook institutional shareholder (a state public employee retirement fund) did not like a $5 billion settlement the company negotiated with the Federal Trade Commission.…

Pro Wrestlers, Suing WWE Over Brain Injuries, Seek Supreme Court Hearing

The plots may be fake but the head blows aren’t, not all of them anyway. Pro wrestling is “ballet with violence,” as former pro wrestler…

Former SEC Chair Defends Ripple Labs

Debevoise & Plimpton attorney Mary Jo White, who represents Ripple Labs in its SEC lawsuit, claims the agency she formerly chaired has gone overboard in…

Lawsuits In the Wild West

The California Consumer Privacy Act allows the state’s residents to restrict companies’ ability to sell their personal information, but it is notoriously ambiguous, so people…

Burned Out Diner Sues Minneapolis Over Lack Of Protection During Uprising

A diner that was destroyed during the disturbances following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sued the city and its mayor, Jacob Frey,…

Google Street View Cy Pres Settlement Likely Will Stand (Better Than 22 Cents To The Plaintiffs, Said Judge)

In a case that pits Google against a class of around 60 million plaintiffs, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel signaled “a strong reluctance”…

Amazon Strikes Back – Sues NY Over “Exorbitant” Covid Demands

Amazon has filed a preemptive lawsuit in federal court in the Eastern District of New York, asking for a declaration that New York attorney general…