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Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Panel Affirms Dismissal Of UCL, Negligence Claims Against Lexapro Manufacturers
Posted on 14 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

PASADENA, Calif. - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 11 affirmed a lower federal court's dismissal of California unfair competition law (UCL) and negligence claims against manufacturers of the antidepressant drug Lexapro, finding that... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Bitcoin Cash Antitrust, Negligence Lawsuit Dismissed Without Prejudice
Posted on 6 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

MIAMI - A blockchain and mobile technology firm saw its complaint alleging conspiracy claims against a variety of parties in the bitcoin cash industry dismissed without prejudice on Feb. 4 by a Florida federal magistrate judge who also denied the plaintiff's... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Chipotle Agrees To Settle Class Claims Over GMO-Free Promises For $6.5 Million
Posted on 5 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

OAKLAND, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Jan. 31 granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement under which Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will pay $6.5 million to end claims that it violated California's unfair competition (UCL... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - No Exceptional Circumstances Dooms Stay In Vineyard Workers' Wage Class Suit
Posted on 3 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

FRESNO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Jan. 29 denied a motion for stay filed by a California vineyard and a farm labor contractor in a putative class complaint brought by workers who allege numerous wage violations, including under the Agricultural... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Panel Affirms Ruling In Hearst's Favor In UCL Suit Over Print Advertising Prices
Posted on 3 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A California appeals panel on Jan. 31 affirmed a lower court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the San Francisco Chronicle's corporate owner, subsidiary and employees in a competitor's lawsuit alleging that they sold... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Certifies Class In Loan Modification Suit As To Breach Of Contract Claim Only
Posted on 3 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California on Jan. 29 granted borrowers' motion for class certification only as to their breach of contract claim in their lawsuit alleging that a mortgage servicer failed to provide them with loan modifications... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $343.9M For California Pelvic Mesh Consumer Violations
Posted on 31 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

SAN DIEGO - A California state court judge on Jan. 30 ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Ethicon Inc. to pay civil penalties of $343.99 million for deceptively marketing pelvic mesh devices in violation of California's unfair competition... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Motion To Intervene Denied As Settlement Is Near In Drink Labeling Suit
Posted on 31 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

SAN DIEGO - A California federal judge on Jan. 29 denied a motion to intervene filed in a class suit nearing settlement of California unfair competition law (UCL) and other claims that Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. misled buyers with its juice labels,... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Triable Issues Of Fact 'Plague' Summary Judgment Motion In False Advertising Suit
Posted on 27 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California on Jan. 22 denied the majority of defendants' motions for summary judgment in a false advertising class action over their marketing of skin care products, finding that "triable issues plague"... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Final Approval Sought For $40 Million Settlement Of Facebook Ad Metrics Suit
Posted on 17 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

OAKLAND, Calif. - Two months after a California federal judge preliminarily approved a $40 million settlement over inflated video advertising metrics on Facebook Inc.'s social network, the two remaining advertiser plaintiffs on Jan. 15 moved for final... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge: Allegations Over Sale Of Limited Edition Aircraft Fail To State UCL Claim
Posted on 17 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Jan. 15 dismissed a lawsuit alleging that an aircraft manufacturer breached an agreement to purchase a limited edition aircraft, finding that the plaintiff's allegations fail to state a California... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Magistrate Refuses To Dismiss UCL, All Claims In Class Action Employment Dispute
Posted on 17 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal magistrate judge in California on Jan. 15 denied an oil refinery's motion to dismiss a wage-and-hour violations class action brought by current and former employees, finding that because the California Labor Code claims survive... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Preliminary Approval Sought For $7.5 Million Google Plus Data Leak Class Action
Posted on 9 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Four former users of the now-defunct Google Plus social network filed a motion in California federal court on Jan. 6, seeking preliminary approval of a $7.5 million settlement with Google LLC of unfair competition, privacy and negligence... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Explanation For $6.3B Credit Card Antitrust Settlement Issued; Appeal Filed
Posted on 8 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - On Jan. 3 - one day after a federal judge in New York released a memorandum and order explaining her reasoning behind a Dec. 13 approval of a final settlement valued at more than $6.3 billion in a class complaint brought on behalf of more than... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge: Tenant Did Not Show Landlord Failed To Accommodate His Disability
Posted on 6 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California on Jan. 2 said that a landlord evicted a tenant for failure to pay rent and not because of his race and that the tenant did not demonstrate that the landlord failed to accommodate his disability, granting... Read More