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Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Hotels Answer Online Travel Agency's Antitrust Suit With Trademark Counterclaims
Posted on 16 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

TEXARKANA, Texas - After seeing their motions to dismiss and transfer denied, an antitrust lawsuit brought against them by an online travel agency (OTA), the defendant hotel chains each filed answers in Texas federal court on Oct. 11, denying any conspiracy... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Grants Apple's Motion To Dismiss UCL, Other Claims In False Advertising Suit
Posted on 14 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Oct. 11 granted Apple Inc.'s motion to dismiss 10 claims in a putative class action alleging that it falsely advertised that its computer screens were of the "highest quality" even though... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge: Fact Issues Preclude Summary Judgment On UCL, Other Claims Against IBM
Posted on 14 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal judge in California held on Oct. 11 that there are genuine issues of material fact that preclude summary judgment in favor of International Business Machines Corp. on certain claims in a software sales representative's... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Mostly Denies Dismissal Of UCL, Other Claims In Adverse Employment Dispute
Posted on 10 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in California on Oct. 7 dismissed without prejudice a Catholic high school's former employee's unfair competition law (UCL) claim based on a violation of California Labor Code Section 203 but allowed the remainder of... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Won't Order Groups To Remove Pharmacy Comparison Website From 'Blacklist'
Posted on 17 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - In a one-page order issued Sept. 12, a New York federal judge denied a preliminary injunction motion by the operator of a website that provides information about international pharmacies in which the operator sought to require two... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Untimely Claims In Investor Suit Against Drug Maker, Others Dismissed
Posted on 12 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Sept. 10 ruled that dismissal of a securities class action lawsuit against specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and certain of its former senior... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 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 Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Majority Affirms Dismissal Of UCL Suit Alleging 'Massive' Foreclosure Scheme
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SAN DIEGO - A majority of a California appeals panel on Sept. 5 found that a lower court properly sustained without leave to amend a mortgage servicer and loan beneficiary's demurrer to a plaintiff's third amended complaint alleging that the defendants... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Trims UCL, Publicity Claim From Class Class Suit Over Reposting Photo
Posted on 5 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in California on Sept. 3 granted an apartment complex manager's motion to trim claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and California's statutory right of publicity statute from a class... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Class Complaint Accuses Chicken Plants Of Conspiring To Depress Wages
Posted on 5 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

BALTIMORE - Numerous chicken processing plants across the country have conspired since 2009 to depress wages for production and maintenance workers in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, three workers allege in a class complaint filed Aug. 30 in... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Dismisses Loan Servicers From Suit Alleging Unlawful Nonjudicial Disclosure
Posted on 3 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Aug. 29 granted current and former loan servicers' motions to dismiss a lawsuit alleging violation of California Business and Professions Code Sections 17200 and 17500 and other claims, finding... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Plaintiffs Say Whole Foods' Bottled Water Contains Arsenic
Posted on 29 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - Three individuals on Aug. 26 sued Whole Foods Market Inc. in California federal court contending that they have been exposed to arsenic in bottled water sold at Whole Food that is incorrectly marketed as "pure" (David Berke, et... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Panel: Claims Are Potentially Subject To Employment Practices Liability Coverage
Posted on 29 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A California appeals panel on Aug. 27 held that a lower court erred in finding that an employment practices liability insurance policy's wage-and-hour exclusion bars coverage for an underlying lawsuit brought against the owner... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - App Developers' Antitrust Suits Against Apple Related To Remanded Consumer Suit
Posted on 26 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

OAKLAND, Calif. - Two monopolization lawsuits brought against Apple Inc. by developers of iPhone apps in the wake of a May 2019 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that revived a group of consumers' antitrust claims against the company were related to the original... Read More

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Panel Again Tosses Unlawful Business Claim Against Costco Over Ensure Sales Tax
Posted on 26 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - On remand from the California Supreme Court, a state appellate panel on Aug. 22 stood by its previous ruling that a consumer cannot state an unlawful business practice claim against Costco Wholesale Membership Inc. because there has not... Read More