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Mealey's Litigation Procedure - 7th Circuit Remands Groupon Right Of Publicity Suit For Jurisdictional Finding
Posted on 12 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Concluding that Groupon Inc. failed to properly plead federal diversity jurisdiction in removing a right of publicity putative class action from state court, a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Oct. 9 remanded an appeal over a class... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Briefs For, Against Class Certification Filed In Female Soccer Players' Wage Suit
Posted on 11 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - The fact that the four proposed class representatives for the U.S. Senior Women's National Soccer Team (WNT) in a equal pay lawsuit made more than members of the Senior Men's National Team (MNT) doesn't eliminate their claims... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Competing Medical Opinion On Cause Of Woman's Hip Injury Allowed By Judge
Posted on 11 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

GULFPORT, Miss. - A medical expert for a Mississippi resort can testify that a woman required hip replacement surgery due to pre-existing health issues, not because of her fall at the resort, a federal judge ruled Oct. 8 in denying the woman's bid... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Twitter Must Identify Poster Of Defamatory Statements About Japanese Psychologist
Posted on 10 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A subpoena requiring Twitter Inc. to identify an anonymous user who is the defendant in a Japanese defamation lawsuit survived the social network's motion to quash on Oct. 7, when a California federal magistrate judge found that the... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Split 11th Circuit Panel Affirms $2.4M Award In Mentor Pelvic Mesh Case
Posted on 10 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

ATLANTA - In a "close" 2-1 ruling, an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Oct. 8 affirmed a $2.4 million compensatory/punitives judgment in a Mentor Corp. pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation bellwether trial (Teresa Taylor v. Mentor... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - $13 Million Settlement Of Google Street View Class Action Preliminarily Approved
Posted on 10 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The settlement of a nine-year-old privacy lawsuit over Google LLC's Street View feature received preliminary approval on Oct. 9 from a California federal judge, who found that the proposed class established standing under Article III... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Pfizer Seeks Dismissal Of Claims In Trade Secret Dispute With Merck
Posted on 9 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge in Pennsylvania should deny pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc.'s motion to dismiss a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit filed against it and one of its employees because each of Pfizer's arguments in support of... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - 11th Circuit Grants Rehearing En Banc In Godiva FCRA Lawsuit
Posted on 9 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

ATLANTA - An en banc 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will rehear the appeal of a $6.3 million settlement by Godiva Chocolatier Inc. to end class claims that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by printing more than five digits of credit... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Plaintiffs, Franchisor Oppose Production Of Confidential Spyware Suit Settlement
Posted on 9 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

ERIE, Pa. - On Oct. 4, a Wyoming couple who sued a rent-to-own (RTO) franchisor and franchisee over the installation of spyware on their laptop jointly filed a brief with the franchisor, with whom they recently settled their claims, opposing the franchisee's... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Accountant's Model Can Identify Oil Royalty Class Members, Judge Rules
Posted on 9 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - An accounting expert is sufficiently qualified and uses a reliable method to calculate the size of a class of plaintiffs in an oil well royalty owner's class action alleging that an oil company isn't paying the required interest... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - 2nd Circuit Finds No Bar To Extraterritorial Discovery From Santander Affiliate
Posted on 9 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Oct. 7 found that Title 28 U.S. Code Section 1782 does not contain a per se bar to extraterritorial discovery, affirming a trial court's grant of an application for discovery of documents... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - U.S. High Court Won't Hear Appeal Of Ruling In Portal-To-Portal Act Suit
Posted on 7 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 7 denied a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by a company that provides warehouse labor services and Amazon.com Inc. seeking a decision on the compensability of security screenings (Integrity Staffing... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Panel Refuses To Reconsider Denial Of Petition Appealing Fracking Earthquake Case
Posted on 7 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

DENVER - A panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 2 denied a hydraulic fracturing company's motion to reconsider the Circuit Court's earlier refusal to hear argument in a fracking earthquake damage class action a district court... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Protective Order, Compel Motions Partly Granted In ERISA Benefits Suspension Suit
Posted on 7 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

BALTIMORE - A Maryland federal magistrate judge on Oct. 3 issued mixed discovery rulings for two retirees and their union's benefit plan in a dispute over suspended pension benefits, granting in part and denying in part their respective motions to... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Convicted Cardiologist Denied High Court Review Of Allowance Of Experts
Posted on 7 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An Ohio cardiologist convicted of health care fraud lost his bid for U.S. Supreme Court consideration of his challenge to the trial court's admission of several doctors' expert opinions, when the high court justices denied certiorari... Read More