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Counsel for Public Storage delivered closings Friday in a $100 million California bench trial over claims it tricked customers into buying insurance, arguing that customers' attorneys “have done nothing but flout” the judge’s order to stick to the one certified claim that it uniformly misleads customers.
The federal government has jumped into a U.S. Supreme Court fight over the proper channel for challenging the Federal Communications Commission's reading of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, arguing that private litigants aren't allowed to go around the government to launch collateral attacks on the validity of agency orders.
An Illinois federal judge has entered judgment in favor of AbbVie and other makers of testosterone replacement drugs in a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit brought by an insurer, saying there was no evidence the insurer was misled by the companies.
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency studies the possibility of regulating the levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in water, states, industry and the public are jostling for influence and preparing for potential new liability concerns in M&A and real estate transactions, as well as court fights over site cleanups.
3M Co. and a group of companies told an Ohio federal court it should toss a suit filed over the potential threats posed by a group of substances called PFAS brought by a man who allegedly wants to represent a class encompassing 99 percent of the country.