POLICY & REGULATION
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday urged lawmakers to update a law that governs procedures for federal rulemakings, saying that in its current form, it fails to adequately promote accountability, transparency and public participation, and isn't sufficient to deal with modern regulation.
The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday reversed the Federal Trade Commission's win in its case accusing Qualcomm of violating antitrust law through its licensing practices for standard-essential patents covering cellular technology.
Energizer Brands LLC is pushing a New York federal court to keep alive its suit alleging that Duracell U.S. Operations Inc. falsely claims its premium batteries perform better than all others, saying Duracell's bid for an early win is a straw man argument that misconstrues Energizer's complaint.
Google's deal for fitness tracking outfit Fitbit comes amid mounting global pressure to address the dominance of large technology firms. European watchdogs have already raised concerns, but it's not clear U.S. antitrust enforcers will follow suit.
Hillandale Farms, one of the largest egg suppliers in the United States, was sued Tuesday by the attorney general of New York for allegedly gouging the price of eggs during the COVID-19 pandemic in an illegal scheme to profit off the deadly virus in the state.
A Missouri-based CBD company has been hit with a proposed Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action in Vermont federal court accusing the company of sending unsolicited text messages, the latest in a string of similar suits against cannabis-related companies.
Following a bench trial over the risks of adding fluoride to drinking water, a California federal judge told the challengers to file a new administrative petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency so it can consider the substance's risks with the benefit of new evidence.
Outdoor gear retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. and a Massachusetts hand sanitizer company sought to capitalize on the COVID-19 pandemic by falsely marketing an alcohol-free product as a "proven alternative to alcohol sanitizers," according to a putative class action filed in federal court Tuesday.
The D.C. Circuit tossed an appeal from a CareFirst, Inc. policyholders' proposed class action over a 2014 data breach Tuesday, holding that it has no jurisdiction over the class representatives' claims as they are still pending in the district court.
A federal judge has ruled that mobile home owners cannot pursue a proposed class action accusing the owners of a Florida mobile home park of engaging in a racketeering scheme to dupe individual homeowners and buyers into accepting more expensive land rental terms.
The National Advertising Division’s first substantive ruling under its fast-track review program — that a Clif Bar internet ad made an unqualified comparison to Kind bars — shows what types of cases qualify for expedited review, and demonstrates a strict approach toward comparative superiority claims, say Leonard Gordon and Shahin Rothermel at Venable.
As paid partnerships between influencers and pharmaceutical companies and the spread of COVID-19 misinformation increase, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should modernize its social media guidance to match the Federal Trade Commission's, say Reena Jain and Carly Kessler at Robins Kaplan.
Two recent Illinois federal court opinions concerning Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act claims against third-party vendors raise questions about the statute’s jurisdictional reach outside the state and whether disclosing biometric data to a vendor constitutes actual injury, say Karen Borg and Al Fowerbaugh at Porter Wright.
Many privacy laws require written consent from consumers to use or disclose their nonpublic personal information, but it is easy for digital businesses to obtain multipurpose electronically signed consents that protect against civil and regulatory actions, says Brian Casey at Locke Lord.
Following the American Bar Association's recent publication of third-party litigation funding guidance, Jiamie Chen and Dai Wai Chin Feman at Parabellum Capital outline some additional considerations, including the ethical limitations on single-case funding and the futility of economic prenegotiations between attorneys and their clients.
Dentons on Tuesday announced plans to combine with Durham Jones & Pinegar, a Salt Lake City-based law firm with nearly 100 lawyers, after the firms worked out a deal amid the global pandemic using virtual tools Dentons' global chairman Joseph Andrew says actually improved the deal-making process.
Thomson Reuters and West Publishing accused ROSS Intelligence on Monday of ignoring the heart of their federal suit in Delaware alleging ROSS infringed Westlaw copyrights and interfered with a former user's contract in order to hijack protected content.
A trio of former partners from Baker Botts LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP have joined forces to launch a new litigation boutique in Houston, focused on commercial disputes, transactions and intellectual property cases.
Financial relief from public and private sources poured in over the past week for multiple populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including Delaware and New Jersey renters, Garden State landlords and small businesses, and California small businesses.
A California judge declined Tuesday to postpone an impending San Francisco jury trial in an asbestos suit against Honeywell International and others, overruling defense attorneys' concerns that in-person trials amid the COVID-19 pandemic are unsafe and that remote jurors can be inattentive as they juggle home life and jury service.
A California attorney who was called out last year for seemingly misogynistic and homophobic remarks sued the state bar on Tuesday in federal court, arguing that disciplinary proceedings related to the incident would violate his constitutional rights.