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Pfizer Shareholder Class OK'd By MDL Judge For Disclosures About Celebrex, Bextra
Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A New York federal judge overseeing the Pfizer Inc. securities multidistrict litigation on March 29 certified a class of shareholders who allege that their stock value was affected by misstatements and omissions concerning the safety of the... Read More

Judge Dismisses Man's Class Action Suit Over Reverse Mortgages
Posted on 8 Jan 2014 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California on Jan. 3 dismissed with prejudice a man's class action lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank N.A. and the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), after finding that the deed to a reverse mortgage... Read More

9th Circuit Refuses To Hear Appeal Of IPhone Users' Antitrust Claims
Posted on 1 May 2012 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 27 denied a petition for permission to appeal a district court's order decertifying a class of iPhone purchasers in their antitrust claims against Apple Inc. and AT&T Mobility Inc... Read More

Court Affirms Dismissal Of Trans Fat, 'Original,' 'Classic' Advertising Claims
Posted on 9 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - A manufacturer's representation that ice cream products contain zero trans fats complies with federal labeling law, preempting California unfair competition law (UCL) claims, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held April 5 while... Read More

Federal Judge Says Credit Card Suit Against Target Can Proceed
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - In a putative class action in which a plaintiff says Target Corp. violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) by including her credit card expiration date on receipts, a federal judge in Illinois on March 30 denied Target's... Read More

Bank Of The West Agrees To $18M Settlement In Overdraft Fees Action
Posted on 12 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

MIAMI - Bank of the West has become the latest bank to settle claims in a multidistrict litigation in which plaintiffs allege that it manipulated customers' debit card transactions in order to charge overdraft fees, agreeing to pay $18 million to... Read More

1 More Settlement, Multiple Dismissals In Overdraft Fees MDL
Posted on 2 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

MIAMI - A Florida federal judge on Aug. 1 granted one motion to dismiss and denied one motion to dismiss in the multidistrict litigation alleging the improper collection of overdraft fees of their customers ( In Re: Checking Account Overdraft Litigation... Read More

American Express Agrees To Settle Suit Targeting Discount Fee
Posted on 20 Dec 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A hotel and movie theater operator on Dec. 19 moved for the preliminary approval of a settlement of a putative class action in a New York federal court alleging that American Express Co.'s merchant discount fee violates antitrust provisions... Read More

2nd Appeal Of Class Certification In Debt Collection Suit Dismissed
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Mealeys

WARREN, Ohio - An Ohio appellate court on April 30 dismissed the second appeal of the certification of a class of consumers alleging that a debt collection company violates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by filing time-barred lawsuits... Read More

Antitrust Suit Against MLB, NHL, Distributors Over Showing Of Games Continues
Posted on 6 Dec 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - Consolidated putative antitrust class actions related to live-game video offerings against Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Hockey League (NHL) and their subsidiaries and member clubs, regional sports networks (RSNs) that televise... Read More

ATM Cardholders' Antitrust Claims Related To Fixed Interchange Fee Dismissed
Posted on 13 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - Automated teller machine (ATM) cardholders lack standing to seek antitrust damages related to the fixed interchange fee that a card-issuing bank pays to the ATM owner and the foreign ATM fee that the cardholder pays to his bank when the... Read More

Judge Remands Securities Class Action Pursuant To High Court Precedent
Posted on 6 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In what he called an issue of first impression, a federal judge in West Virginia on Nov. 5 granted a shareholder's motion to remand a securities class action lawsuit to state court, ruling that the Securities Act of 1933 "only... Read More

U.S. High Court Hears Arguments Over Classifying State's Suit As A Mass Action
Posted on 6 Nov 2013 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A state's lawsuit may not be removed to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), Jonathan S. Massey of Washington, representing the State of Mississippi's attorney general, told the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov... Read More

Antitrust Defendant Not Entitled To Sanctions, Michigan Federal Judge Rules
Posted on 16 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

DETROIT - A federal judge in Michigan on Jan. 11 denied sanctions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 against a discount soft drink syrup distributor based on its allegation that its competitor controlled a certain percent of the market in support... Read More

2nd Circuit Panel Affirms Dismissal In Securities Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 23 Jul 2013 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York did not err in dismissing a securities class action lawsuit filed by purchasers of 44 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) because the investors failed to plead a material misrepresentation, a Second Circuit U.S. Court of... Read More