A former OptumRx executive testified Monday during a California federal jury trial over class overcharge claims against CVS Pharmacy Inc. that the pharmacy benefit manager's contract with CVS didn't require CVS to report discounted drugs prices under its Health Savings Pass program, which customers allege led to higher insurance copays.
By rejecting the NCAA's arguments that its amateurism system should get blanket protection from antitrust challenges, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday made clear that the organization must allow athletes to profit from or share in the revenues of college sports — or face an uncertain future of litigation.
A D.C. federal judge on Monday tossed most of the claims in four overlapping lawsuits challenging federal agents' forcible removal of peaceful protesters in Lafayette Square near the White House last June to enable then-President Donald Trump's photo-op at the historic St. John's Episcopal Church.
Attorneys for a former Amazon manager in California delivered opening statements Monday in a bench trial over claims that the retail giant shorted him overtime, arguing that the bulk of his work was not managerial, while Amazon said its ex-employee was disgruntled and vengeful as a result of his firing.
Current and former college athletes nationwide on Monday celebrated a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that they said will provide life-changing benefits for many players while adding momentum to an ongoing push to let athletes monetize their names and images.
The Eleventh Circuit on Monday affirmed that an investor's proposed class action accusing rapper T.I. and his business partner of securities law violations over a cryptocurrency offering is untimely, refusing to accept the investor's argument that fraudulent concealment extended the statute of limitations.
A California federal judge on Monday said a request by lead counsel in multidistrict litigation over Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup that a certain percentage of any consumer's recovery be held back for a common benefit fund, even if they weren't part of the MDL, was too "far-reaching."
Grocery giant Albertsons Cos. has been hit with a proposed class action in California federal court for allegedly blasting noncustomers with unwanted robotexts in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Entwistle & Cappucci LLP and Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP are competing in Maryland federal court to represent a proposed class of investors in a consolidated action claiming that biopharmaceutical company Emergent BioSolutions Inc. misled the public about how prepared it was to handle a pair of high-profile deals to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines.
Verde Energy USA Inc. has reached a proposed $7 million settlement to end a half-dozen proposed class actions alleging it drew customers in with a bait-and-switch scheme that left them paying more for electricity than they had expected.
Northern Illinois residents say in a proposed class action that a production plant explosion last week forced them to evacuate their homes and covered their properties with potentially toxic waste, and they want the plant owner to pay for remediation.
Endurance Risk Solutions Assurance Co. has urged a North Carolina federal court to grant its bid for interlocutory appeal, saying the court misread policy language by holding that it must face Duke University's suit seeking coverage for two underlying antitrust class actions alleging the university suppressed faculty wages.
Harvard University students could not have reasonably expected that the school would guarantee in-person learning even during a global pandemic, a federal judge ruled Monday, tossing a proposed class action seeking refunds for classes forced online by COVID-19.
The U.S. Supreme Court vacated certification in a decade-old investor class action against Goldman Sachs on Monday with an order instructing lower courts to consider whether a company's alleged misstatements are too generic to be relied upon by an entire class of investors.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a ruling that struck down NCAA rules restricting education-related compensation and benefits for college athletes, finding that the organization should not get special treatment under antitrust law.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused Amazon's request to review a First Circuit decision that found the company's delivery drivers can pursue misclassification claims in court because they fit the definition of transportation workers who are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act.
A Florida federal jury said Friday that a service member sustained $1.7 million in hearing loss damages from 3M's combat earplugs, and that 3M was 62% responsible, handing the company its second loss in three rapid-fire bellwether trials.
Labaton Sucharow will represent Lordstown Motors Corp. investors in a consolidated putative class action accusing the electric truck startup of misrepresenting its production capacity and demand, an Ohio federal judge said in an order Thursday, the same day Lordstown told regulators it lacked any binding orders.
Former GCI Liberty Inc. directors have agreed to a $110 million settlement in Delaware to end stockholder class litigation over alleged maneuvers by its controllers and fiduciary duty breaches in GCI's stock-for-stock acquisition, valued at $8.7 billion, by Liberty Broadband Corp. last year.
Associated Banc-Corp is fighting allegations that it flouted ERISA by letting its workers invest retirement savings in underperforming company-affiliated funds, urging a Wisconsin federal judge to reject what the company characterized as an ill-advised crusade against financial institutions placing any affiliated funds in their retirement plans.
Wesco Distribution urged a Pennsylvania federal court to toss a proposed class action that claims the multinational electronic distributor mismanaged its retirement plan, saying the workers behind the suit hadn't shown they had been harmed.
Edward Jones Investments denounced a lawsuit over its marketing analytics software as part of a "calculated scheme" by plaintiffs' counsel to flood the Florida court system with identical complaints in search of a sympathetic judge.
The Bank of New York Mellon urged a Pennsylvania federal judge Thursday to rethink her ruling requiring it to face a proposed class action accusing it of funneling money from high-net-worth clients into underperforming investments it owned or benefited from, arguing the claims are preempted by federal securities law.
Saint-Gobain has moved to sharply limit the kind of testimony a former in-house counsel-turned-whistleblower may provide in a class action over alleged chemical contamination, telling a Vermont federal court that the testimony is subject to privilege concerns.
A Wisconsin federal jury on Thursday delivered a $3.3 million verdict in favor of a woman who claimed that a vein filter made by C.R. Bard fractured and a part became embedded in her heart after jurors found that the company was liable for failing to warn of the device's risks.
The NFL said Wednesday it will push to end the use of "race-norming," which assumes Black former players start with lower baseline cognitive test scores, in assessing claims for payouts from the more than $1 billion concussion settlement amid allegations that it is discriminatory.
In a broad win for class action defendants, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday in Goldman Sachs v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System could serve as a mandate to courts to consider all relevant evidence at the class certification stage, even if the same evidence is also relevant to a merits question, say attorneys at Skadden.
As legal proceedings have moved online in light of the pandemic, lawyers may mistakenly believe that recorded Zoom video depositions can be entered as evidence, but without certain safeguards, the testimony is unlikely to be accepted by courts, says Phillip Zisook at Schoenberg Finkel.
Communicating with clients can be challenging for plaintiffs attorneys due to barriers posed by the current onslaught of unwanted calls, work schedules and other factors, but certain best practices can help, say Scott Heisman and Kimberly Lavin at Verus.
In Goldman Sachs v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, the U.S. Supreme Court should reject Goldman's argument that its commitments to act with integrity were immaterial, and recognize the increasing weight of environmental, social and governance issues in investors' decision making, say attorneys at Motley Rice.
As state legislatures across the U.S. consider bills modeled after California’s lucrative Private Attorneys General Act, employers should gear up for potential litigative burdens, work to mitigate liability risks and get involved in the legislative process, say attorneys at Greenberg Traurig.
The District of New Jersey's wide-reaching proposal to require automatic disclosure of third-party litigation finance poses several problems for attorneys and litigants alike and should be nipped in the bud, say Sarah Williams and Marlon Becerra at Validity Finance.
Cohen Milstein's Joseph Sellers and Christine Webber, who represented the plaintiff class in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, contend that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision 10 years ago to decertify the class was not a death knell for collective employment bias claims, but that some aspects of the ruling make certification more expensive and time-consuming to achieve.
Adjusting for changing volatility over a special purpose acquisition company's life cycle, as well as changes in marketwide volatility, is crucial for proper evaluation of market efficiency, loss causation and damages claims in securities class actions, say Alok Khare and Erica Rose at FTI Consulting.
Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks and Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan analyze and project U.S. demographic trends to show that law firms that hope to succeed long-term must recruit, retain and advance female lawyers and lawyers of color, and they outline six steps for meeting these goals.
Claims of adulterated baby food products have led to putative class actions around the country, but they involve different products, different companies, different state laws and different specific allegations, creating significant obstacles to class certification, say attorneys at Phillips Lytle.
Through their powerful function as gatekeepers, judges should open the gate to minority practitioners when appointing leadership positions in widely influential multidistrict litigation and begin to correct the disparities that have long plagued the legal industry, say Majed Nachawati and Michael Gorwitz at Fears Nachawati.
Quantitative comparison tools commonly used by companies in evaluating merger targets will allow law firms to assess lateral hire candidates in a demographically neutral manner, help remove bias from the hiring process and bring real diversity to the legal profession, says Thomas Latino at Florida State University.
The Ninth Circuit’s recent reversal of a wage statement class action judgment in Magadia v. Walmart provides employers with a road map for obtaining early dismissal of meritless Private Attorneys General Act claims and preventing uninjured plaintiffs from maintaining claims on behalf of other aggrieved employees, say Corey Cabral and Robyn Frick at CDF Labor Law.
When handling mass tort litigation, making strategic preparations before you're swimming in an ocean of data can maximize efficiency and increase the chances of delivering wins for your client, say Ryan Cobbs and Ashley Drumm at Carlton Fields.
As cyberattacks and data privacy litigation evolve, quantifying and identifying uninjured class members becomes increasingly complex and further complicates economic models of injury, as shown by the lawsuit filed last month in a Georgia federal court after the Colonial Pipeline hack, says Michael Kheyfets at Edgeworth Economics.