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A federal judge on Friday found that the Trump administration made an unlawful policy reversal when it began denying protected status out of hand for thousands of 18- to 21-year-old immigrants determined by New York family court to be at risk, and struck down the policy.
StarKist Co. announced Friday that it has agreed to a settlement with Kroger Co. and other retailers to resolve allegations of a widespread tuna price-fixing conspiracy that have been the focus of multidistrict litigation in California federal court.
Nuisance allegations brought by a resident of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, over a nearby smelly landfill are not exempt from the Class Action Fairness Act and have to stay in federal court, a federal judge has ruled, deciding the law applied to it and three other similar suits.
Citibank has urged a California federal judge to reject a bid to certify a putative class action accusing the bank of placing debt collection calls to wrong numbers, arguing that determining who actually received the calls would require a painstaking review of individualized account records.
Employers are beginning to cite the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent admonitions against antitrust cases over franchise-based no-poach agreements that rely on an easier-to-prove legal standard, with Jimmy John’s quoting the DOJ liberally in a motion to dismiss a proposed class action in Illinois federal court.