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  • September 18, 2019

    1st Circ. Tosses $3.6B Utilities Suit As An Issue For FERC

    The First Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a Massachusetts trial court’s decision to toss a proposed class action claiming Eversource Energy and Avangrid Inc. drove up electricity prices by $3.6 billion, saying the issue of accepted rates is up to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rather than the courts.

  • September 18, 2019

    AAA, Priceline Escape Members' Hotel Booking Suit

    A New York federal judge dismissed a putative class action Wednesday that accused AAA and Priceline of charging hidden fees for hotel bookings, agreeing with a magistrate judge’s finding that the consumer can’t sue for breach of a term that is absent from a contract.

  • September 18, 2019

    Door Makers Can't Shut Out Buyers' Price-Fixing Claims

    Two of the country's largest interior molded door manufacturers cannot escape a consolidated antitrust class action, because direct and indirect purchasers have sufficiently alleged that the companies conspired to jack up prices in the market, a Virginia federal judge ruled Wednesday.

  • September 18, 2019

    Allstate Says Stock Price Proof Ignored In Underwriting Suit

    Allstate Corp. told the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday that a trial court that certified a class of investors in a stock-drop suit wrongly failed to consider evidence that Allstate stock prices were not impacted by allegedly lax underwriting standards it had been accused of hiding.

  • September 18, 2019

    New Lyft Classification Suits Will Avoid Arbitration, Atty Says

    A lawyer for a putative class of Lyft Inc. drivers on Wednesday promised "new arguments" to help avoid being pushed into arbitration by the ride sharing giant a day after filing a suit claiming it misclassified drivers as independent contractors and shortchanged them on wages, expenses and overtime.

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