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Mealey's Cyber Tech Bulletin: Standing To Challenge FISA’s Constitutionality Debated
Posted on 30 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 29 heard arguments on the ability of a group of respondents to challenge the constitutionality of a law that its opponents characterize as "dragnet surveillance" related to the power that it... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Bulletin: High Court Refuses to Review Dismissal of RESPA Suit
Posted on 1 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a couple's petition for a writ of certiorari seeking review of a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that affirmed the dismissal of their suit accusing a loan servicer of violating the... Read More

Mealey's Class Actions Bulletin: Little Tucker Act Does Not Waive Government’s Sovereign Immunity
Posted on 13 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Little Tucker Act doesn't waive the U.S. government's sovereign immunity when it comes to damages actions filed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C.S. § 1681 , (FCRA), a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled... Read More

Mealey’s Litigation Report:Judge’s Jurisdiction Over Tobacco Racketeering Case Affirmed
Posted on 28 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge's continued jurisdiction over a 13-year-old racketeering case against Big Tobacco stemming from the companies' concealment of the risks of tobacco use was affirmed today by the District of... Read More

Mealey's Emerging Securities Litigation Bulletin: Former Goldman Sachs Director Guilty of Insider Trading
Posted on 16 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - Rajat Gupta, a former member of the boards of directors for The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the Procter & Gamble Co., today was found guilty by a federal jury of participating in an insider-trading scheme with former head of the Galleon... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Report: Nazi Reference Gets Judge Booted from Florida Tobacco Trial
Posted on 5 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida judge who compared a former tobacco company chief executive officer to a Nazi war criminal was disqualified by the state's First District Court of Appeal today from presiding over a tobacco case ( Philip Morris USA Inc... Read More

Mealey's Pollution Liability Bulletin: BP to Plead Guilty to Criminal Charges and Pay $4.5 Billion Related to Oil Spill
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

NEW ORLEANS - BP PLC announced today that it would plead guilty to a dozen felony charges brought by the federal government and pay $4.5 billion in penalties over its involvement in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and ensuing oil spill... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust Bulletin: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Antitrust Class Certification Case
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments on " hether a district court may certify a class action without resolving whether the plaintiff class has introduced admissible evidence, including expert testimony, to show that... Read More

Mealey's Tobacco Litigation Bulletin: New Hampshire Supreme Court Vacates Light Cigarette Class
Posted on 22 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

CONCORD, N.H. - Saying sufficient public information existed to call into question whether plaintiffs were uniformly unaware that light cigarettes were as dangerous as regular ones, the New Hampshire Supreme Court yesterday vacated certification of a... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Bulletin: Catastrophic Loss: U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Insurer's Reinstated $92.9M Judgment
Posted on 26 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday denied an insurer's petition for a writ of certiorari challenging the Louisiana Supreme Court's finding that every member of a class of more than 18,000 insureds was entitled to recover the maximum... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust Bulletin: State Action Doctrine Argued in Hospital Merger Case
Posted on 27 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments regarding whether the state-action doctrine applied to immunize a merger between two Georgia hospitals from the Federal Trade Commission's challenge that the transaction substantially... Read More

Mealey's Cyber Tech & E-Commerce Bulletin: 8th Circuit Reinstates $222,000 Statutory Damages Against File Sharer
Posted on 12 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Determining that a jury award of $222,000 from almost five years ago was constitutional, an Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel yesterday reinstated the award in favor of a group of six plaintiff record labels against a Minnesota... Read More