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Mealey's Litigation Procedure - United Facility-Fee Coverage Case Granted Class Status
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - Allegations that an insurer improperly denied coverage for out-of-network facility fees for certain providers support certification of a class seeking declaratory and injunctive relief, but not classwide benefit awards, a federal judge in New... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Reuters Seeks To Unseal Propecia MDL Documents After Redacted Data Revealed
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Reuters news service on Sept. 12 asked a New York federal court overseeing the Propecia erectile dysfunction multidistrict litigation to unseal a motion in limine to exclude three plaintiff experts in an upcoming bellwether trial after... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Class Certification Partially Granted In ERISA Suit Arising Out Of Outpatient Surgeries
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A New York federal judge on Sept. 11 partially granted a motion for class certification in a suit alleging that a health insurer wrongfully refused to pay for outpatient surgeries after determining that class certification is appropriate only... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Federal Judge Confirms $331M Arbitration Award Against Romanian Government
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge on Sept. 11 confirmed an arbitration award in favor of Swedish investors against the government of Romania in the amount of $331,557,687 in their dispute over economic incentives in a revoked emergency... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Grants Final Approval Of Uber's $20 Million Misclassification Settlement
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California on Sept. 13 granted final approval of a $20 million settlement to paid by Uber Technologies Inc. to end two class complaints accusing the ride share company of misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Expert's Opinions On Cultlike Group Inadmissible, 7th Circuit Affirms
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A trial court for a woman convicted of submitting false tax returns after joining an anti-government group "reasonably" excluded testimony from her psychology expert for lack of qualifications and sound methods, the Seventh Circuit... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - 4th Circuit Finds Court, Not Government, Should Review Privileged Materials
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

RICHMOND, Va. - A Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 12 reversed a trial court's denial of a law firm's request that materials seized by government investigators be reviewed by a magistrate judge rather than the government's... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Split 9th Circuit Panel Vacates Ford Transmission Class Settlement
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A split Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 13 vacated a settlement by Ford Motor Co. that ended a class complaint accusing the automaker of fraudulently concealing and denying the existence of a transmission defect, writing... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Opioid MDL Judge Certifies Negotiations Class For Counties, Cities
Posted on 13 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

CLEVELAND - An Ohio federal judge presiding over the opioid multidistrict litigation on Sept. 11 certified a "negotiation class" of all counties, cities and other municipalities against 13 drug manufacturers and distributors (In Re: National... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - 3rd Circuit Vacates Arbitration Order In Drivers' Suit Against Uber
Posted on 12 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

PHILADELPHIA - A Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 11 vacated a trial court's arbitration order in a misclassification putative class complaint by rideshare drivers, finding that the residual clause of Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Largely Grants Car Maker's Request To Limit Asbestos Discovery
Posted on 12 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

TACOMA, Wash. - A car manufacturer need not respond to discovery beyond that called for under federal rules or that seeks overly broad answers about the company's position on its vehicles, associated parts and consumer safety, a federal judge in Washington... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Claims Over Facebook's Third-Party Data Sharing Mostly Survive Dismissal
Posted on 11 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - In a detailed Sept. 9 ruling, a California federal judge mostly denied Facebook Inc.'s motion to dismiss consolidated class claims against it related to the sharing of users' personally identifiable information (PII) with a British... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Some Google Images Discovery Ordered In Photo Repository's Unfair Competition Suit
Posted on 11 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - In a Sept. 9 minute entry, issued after a hearing, a California federal judge directed Google LLC to provide some documents related to its "Google Images" feature to the operator of an online photo repository that sued the tech... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Rimini Street Again Told To Provide Oracle Post-Injunction Compliance Discovery
Posted on 10 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

LAS VEGAS - Five months after Oracle USA Inc. was permitted to conduct limited discovery to ensure that Rimini Street Inc. was complying with a permanent injunction against it in a long-running software copyright lawsuit, a Nevada federal magistrate judge... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Enters Final Approval Of $23.6M Settlement Fund In Anthem ERISA Class Action
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana federal judge on Sept. 4 entered an order of final approval of a $23.65 million class action settlement in a lawsuit filed by 401(k) plan participants who allege that the retirement plan breached its fiduciary duties under the... Read More