Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor was sentenced to more than five years behind bars Thursday as victims decried him as a “mobster” and “murderer” who devastated countless families by bribing doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid spray.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said Thursday that it is bringing enforcement actions against five former Wells Fargo executives and has reached settlements with three others over their alleged roles in the bank's sales practices scandal, including a $17.5 million fine for former CEO John Stumpf.
A Ninth Circuit panel on Thursday negated an attempt by public advocacy organizations to challenge a Federal Communications Commission rule that sped the transition from copper to fiber networks, finding the groups weren’t directly connected to the matter.
A New York federal judge has given his thumbs-down to a Chase credit card holder's proposed class action that banking industry groups have warned could upend trillions of dollars in asset-backed securitizations, concluding that the state-law usury claims at issue in the case are preempted.
Sanofi was hit with another proposed class action by a woman in Chicago who alleges the drugmaker failed to warn consumers that Zantac contained a potent carcinogen, a week before a panel decides whether to rope similar claims into multidistrict litigation.
A trio of Senate Democrats took aim at what they say are "plainly inadequate" transparency rules for amicus briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court, saying a wave of recent court filings opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are the result of "a small and powerful cabal of self-interested entities."
Morgan & Morgan was the driving legal force behind a massive settlement arising from the unprecedented Yahoo data breach and helped secure the $380.5 million Equifax deal over compromised data, landing it a spot on Law360's 2019 Consumer Protection Groups of the Year.
The U.S. Department of Education has asked a California federal court not to jack up the $100,000 sanction it slapped Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with last year after her department violated a court order by billing thousands of students with loans tied to the disgraced and defunct Corinthian Colleges.
Former Insys Therapeutics Inc. Vice President Alec Burlakoff, infamous for dressing as an anthropomorphic bottle of fentanyl spray and rapping about titration in a sales video, was sentenced Thursday to 26 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe opioids.
Nearly two dozen state attorneys general have told the U.S. Supreme Court that nixing a structural element of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau doesn’t also require invalidating the agency entirely or related provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, as a California law firm has asserted in its constitutional challenge to the agency.
A federal judge on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction against the New Jersey utility board's demand that Altice USA offer prorated refunds to customers who cancel the cable operator's service, ruling that federal law bars the state board from regulating the provider's service rates.
AT&T is defending its motion to dismiss claims that it failed to prevent the theft of $1.8 million in cryptocurrency, telling a California federal court that a technology consultant's arguments contain "critical holes" that sink his complaint.
IBM Corp. is accused in an Illinois court lawsuit of violating the state's landmark biometrics law when it allegedly collected photographs to develop its facial recognition technology without getting consent to use biometric information from the subjects.
A consumer urged a Florida federal judge Wednesday to reject a CBD retailer's bid to toss her proposed class action, arguing that her allegations that the retailer overstates the amount of CBD in its gummies and oil are "classic" false advertising claims and have nothing to do with pending CBD federal regulations.
Charlotte’s Web Inc. is the latest CBD retailer to be caught in a recent wave of proposed class actions against cannabidiol companies whose websites allegedly violate the Americans with Disabilities Act by lacking functionality for the blind.
Maine wants the First Circuit to give it the go-ahead to start enforcing its new law that would allow customers to buy channels individually without being locked into a specific cable package, after a federal judge blocked it from taking effect.
A tribal business entity should enjoy the same exemption from California excise tax that is afforded to tribes themselves, a Native American cigarette company has told the Ninth Circuit.
A Florida cruise line on Wednesday was hit with the latest in a series of proposed class actions accusing travel companies of robocalling consumers who say they never gave the company the go-ahead to call them.
A proposed class of tea drinkers sued The Coca-Cola Co. in New York federal court Thursday, alleging it misleads customers into thinking its “Honest” brand of teas are low in sugar by claiming they're “just a tad sweet.”
Google's parent company is on the hunt for a new top lawyer after its embattled chief legal officer announced he would leave next week. Experts say there are lessons others can learn as the tech giant hits the search button.
Once plastered all over cable news screens, Michael Avenatti will soon be making his first of several planned appearances before a different audience: federal jurors. The embattled attorney and former Trump sparring partner will be facing an uphill battle next week in New York as he fights charges that he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike.
Former White House counsel Don McGahn told a New Jersey audience Thursday that it’s the client, not the attorney, who decides if a lawyer will testify in a legal matter, giving insight into his fight to kill a subpoena connected to the impeachment trial underway.
California State Bar leaders took another step Thursday toward opening up the regulation of legal services in the state, launching the assembly of a task force to explore a licensing scheme under which paraprofessionals would provide certain legal services and advice to consumers.
A New Jersey state appeals court on Thursday said judges should consider the substance of witness testimony, among other factors, in deciding whether someone can testify via live video at a civil trial, ending at least eight years of uncertainty about the parameters of testimony permitted by the state Supreme Court but unaddressed in state court rules.
Shaw Keller is a legal lion this week for helping Teva Pharmaceuticals score the earliest generic license for Allergan's Linzess, while The Bloom Firm landed among the legal lambs after a judge declined to sanction a billionaire after a trial on a former employee's sexual battery claims.
On this week’s episode of The Term podcast, we explain the arcane insult that Chief Justice John Roberts reintroduced on his first day — and night — overseeing President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, and then bring on a special guest to dissect the high-stakes arguments in a Montana tax case questioning church and state boundaries.