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Merchant Prematurely Removed Credit Card Suit, Federal Judge Finds

LOS ANGELES - A federal judge in California on March 8 granted a consumer's motion to remand to a state court a putative class action alleging that a skin care company illegally solicits and records its customers' personal identifying information ...read more

Jury Finds Chinese Vitamin C Makers Fixed Prices; $153.3M Judgment Entered

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on March 14 entered judgment for $153.3 million after trebling a jury's $54.1 million verdict in favor of a direct purchaser class on its allegations that Chinese corporations participated in an illegal cartel ...read more

Court Allows Lawyer's Competition Law Action Against Online Legal Provider

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A lawyer claiming increased costs and reduced income from an online legal provider's conduct alleges injury under the California unfair competition law (UCL) and may pursue the action even though he lacks direct business dealings ...read more

Tying Arrangement Does Not Violate Antitrust Law, Illinois Federal Judge Rules

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on March 13 dismissed a class action filed by a purchaser against a concert promoter who claimed that the promoter illegally tied ticket sales to parking fees in violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive ...read more

Several Claims By Direct Purchasers In Pool Products Antitrust MDL Continue

NEW ORLEANS - Direct purchasers of pool products failed to state claims asserting per se illegal boycott and monopolization but sufficiently stated rule-of-reason and attempted monopolization claims to defeat motions to dismiss under the Sherman Act, ...read more

FDIC's Breach Suit Against Closing Agent Can Continue, Judge Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the District of Columbia on April 17 denied dismissal of a suit in which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, as the receiver for a failed bank, alleges that a closing agent failed to detect a fraudulent sale, disagreeing ...read more

Direct Purchasers Oppose Chinese Vitamin C Makers' Motion To Vacate Judgment

NEW YORK - A direct purchaser class on May 10 opposed Chinese vitamin C manufacturers' renewed motions for judgment and motion to reduce by $22.5 million a $253.3 million damages award in favor of the class on its allegations that Chinese corporations ...read more

3rd Circuit Says District Court Erred In Denying Arbitration

PHILADELPHIA - The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 28 vacated a district court's denial of a motion to compel arbitration filed in a consumer's putative class action alleging that she and others like her were defrauded via consumer ...read more