A Florida federal judge on Wednesday awarded class counsel more than $1 million in attorney fees for their work securing a $3.5 million settlement for a nationwide class of consumers who alleged fast-food restaurant chain Checkers kept sending advertising texts after they attempted to unsubscribe.
A California jury has cleared the Bay Area Rapid Transit system of allegations that BART derailed a developer's plans to bring stores like Dunkin' Donuts and Ghirardelli Chocolate to stations, finding that the developer can't blame BART for missing contractual deadlines.
A slew of firms are set to guide the initial public offering of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Hong Kong unit, Budweiser Brewing Company APAC, that was revived Wednesday and seeks to raise HK$34.2 billion ($4.6 billion) if the shares are priced at midpoint.
OMERS Growth Equity, with assistance from Torys LLP, is leading a CA$158 million ($119 million) capital injection into TouchBistro, the developer of a point-of-sale system for iPads used by more than 16,000 restaurants in over 100 countries, the companies said Wednesday.
A Wisconsin county has told a federal court that the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is not entitled to a win in its suit accusing the county of improperly imposing a zoning ordinance on its reservation, saying tribe member-owned land can be regulated.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday formally terminated an anti-dumping investigation of thermoplastic sheet imports from Mexico after determining that the products were not financially harming U.S. producers.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a landmark measure making it harder for Golden State businesses to classify their workers as independent contractors, dealing a potential body blow to gig economy players like Uber and Lyft.
Packaged food maker Marquez Brothers International Inc. has agreed to fork over $2 million to end a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission class action alleging discriminatory hiring practices, according to a consent decree filed Tuesday in California federal court.
A U.S. Department of the Interior board has tossed a Bureau of Land Management decision to replace thousands of acres of native forests in the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monument with foraging plants for livestock, saying it didn't consider the cumulative effects of non-native seeds on migratory birds.
Houston law firm Arnold & Itkin has sued a Texas attorney for allegedly poaching a client who lost fingers after working on a fishing boat in a reality TV show and filed a case against the production company and others.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to define when it will target companies making and selling unapproved CBD products long before the agency creates regulations to get those products on the market legally, a trade group for the hemp industry said Tuesday.
Bankrupt restaurant operator and franchisor Perkins & Marie Callender's received court approval for a series of asset sales that will bring more than $70 million into its Chapter 11 estates Tuesday in Delaware after a successful auction process.
A Chicago restaurant is not liable for the stabbing death of one of its patrons, an Illinois appellate court ruled Monday, saying the restaurant had no duty to protect the man from the stabbing because it was not reasonably foreseeable.
A California federal judge dismissed a proposed class suit accusing Nestle and several retailers of deceiving customers into buying a coffee creamer that includes a source of trans fat, saying the consumer behind the suit didn't put forward enough specifics to support his allegations.
The Oneida Nation urged the Seventh Circuit to overturn a ruling that the tribe must get a Wisconsin village's permit to stage an apple festival, saying the tribe's treaty-established reservation hadn't been reduced in size and therefore still included the location of the event.
The San Diego Padres have slapped a restaurant with a trademark infringement suit, saying it continues to use their Swinging Friar logo on its website even though it no longer serves food at the baseball team's Petco Park stadium.
A federal judge on Monday denied a New York City chocolatier's bid to stay discovery and bifurcate its fight with a Chubb Ltd. insurer over $49 million for property damage and business interruption caused by Superstorm Sandy.
Grocery chain Safeway and Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting Inc. have agreed to pay a combined $8.5 million to end a proposed class action brought by workers claiming the companies mismanaged their retirement savings by keeping high-cost investment options in their 401(k) plan.
Danone must face a suit in California federal court alleging its Silk Coconutmilk line deceives customers into thinking it’s healthy by claiming to be free of cholesterol after a federal judge found customers may be misled despite the label being literally true.
Since Jacqueline Lee stepped into her first-ever general counsel role in March at Flynn Restaurant Group, which owns Taco Bell and Panera Bread, one of the hurdles she has managed is getting up to speed on different areas of the law. Here, she shared her accomplishments so far, how she transitioned from Jones Day to an in-house role and how restaurants and law firms are similar.
Steakhouses at a Michigan hotel and New York's John F. Kennedy Airport have confusingly similar names, the Federal Circuit affirmed Friday, rejecting the hotel's argument that it was wrongly denied a trademark because the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office disregarded its own earlier decision.
The nation's second-largest egg producer urged the Third Circuit on Thursday not to overturn a jury verdict that cleared it of antitrust violations so that egg buyers could apply a stricter standard.
An Illinois federal judge has denied objections by Sturm Foods to how proceeds will be divided from the $25 million it agreed to pay to settle class claims it falsely marketed single-serve coffee pods and told the parties to submit a proposed deal by month's end.
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP nabbed the role of lead counsel in New York federal court Thursday in a proposed class action accusing Anheuser-Busch of deceiving investors about the beer giant's ability to reduce its "mammoth debt level."
A New Jersey federal judge has refused to toss a workplace discrimination lawsuit against an indoor vertical-farming company, ruling that the former worker sufficiently, if “barely” at times, alleged she received poor treatment compared to white, male colleagues because she was a black woman.
One year ago, our firm signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge and embraced a commitment to providing on-site behavioral health resources, which has since become a key aspect of our well-being program, say Meg Meserole and Kimberly Merkel at Akin Gump.
After our firm signed the American Bar Association’s well-being pledge one year ago, we launched two key programs that included weekly meditation sessions and monthly on-site chair massages to help people address both the mental and physical aspects of working at a law firm, says Marci Eisenstein at Schiff Hardin.
The early and prompt provision of samples from all electronically stored information sources as a part of ESI protocol search methodology is consistent with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and may allow for significant cost savings during discovery, says Zachary Caplan at Berger Montague.
Although a recently introduced bill that would ban noncompetes in Michigan is unlikely to become law anytime soon, a restriction with respect to low-wage employees is likely at some point based on the nationwide trend of limiting these types of agreements, say Bernie Fuhs and Ziyad Hermiz at Butzel Long.
In the absence of a federal rule governing deposition location, federal courts are frequently called on to resolve objections to out-of-state deposition notices. Recent decisions reveal what information is crucial to courts in making the determination, says Kevin O’Brien at Porter Wright.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 57 and its state counterparts provide a method for expediting claims for declaratory judgment that warrants closer attention than it has historically received from litigants and courts, say attorneys at Gibson Dunn.
By laying the appropriate groundwork, defendants can increase their likelihood of successfully challenging multidistrict litigation master complaints in early motion practice, and significantly affect the course of the litigation, says Jessica Wilson of DLA Piper.
As class actions challenging no-poach agreements are pending against multiple franchise organizations and the applicable analytical standard for analyzing such provisions hangs in the balance, it's a good time to review the current framework, say Bob Buchanan and Stefano Sharma at Choate.
The recently passed Pennsylvania budget bill included significant changes in the areas of personal income, sales and use, and estate tax, says Jennifer Karpchuk of Chamberlain Hrdlicka.
My conservative, Catholic parents never skipped a beat when accepting that I was gay, and encouraged me to follow my dreams wherever they might lead. But I did not expect they would lead to the law, until I met an inspiring college professor, says James Holmes of Clyde & Co.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Henry Schein opinion and more recent lower court rulings on employee arbitration agreements, employers will need to consider the intersection of delegation clauses that allow only an arbitrator to decide what is arbitrable and carve-out clauses that allow certain issues to be decided in court, says Brian Mead at McDermott.
Experienced discovery counsel helps the virtual law team shape case strategy and provides necessary advocacy, consistency and efficiency, plus cost savings, from the beginning of a case through trial, say attorneys at Nelson Mullins and FaegreBD.
The Wayback Machine, which archives screenshots of websites at particular points in time, can be an invaluable tool in litigation, but attorneys need to follow a few simple steps early in the discovery process to increase the odds of being able to use materials obtained from the archive, says Timothy Freeman of Tanenbaum Keale.
The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee’s proposed addition to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1 needs to be amended slightly to prevent late-stage jurisdictional confusion in cases where the parties do not have attributed citizenship, says GianCarlo Canaparo at The Heritage Foundation.
Recent decisions in putative food labeling class actions show an unwillingness by federal courts to accept that consumers can be misled by label claims, when ingredients lists clearly tell consumers what is in products, say Mark Goodman and Anne Kelts of Baker McKenzie.