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Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - E-Cigarette Distributor, Others Hit With Stock Drop Suit Over IPO Misstatements
Posted on 18 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A shareholder sued a distributor of e-cigarettes, vaporizers and accessories and products containing hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) and certain of its executive officers and directors in Florida federal court on Oct. 16, alleging... Read More

Mealey's Insurance - Maryland Panel Affirms Allocation Method Applied In Lead Paint Dispute
Posted on 18 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Oct. 15 affirmed a trial court's finding that a pro rata time-on-the-risk method of allocation applies in a lead paint poisoning coverage suit, but determined that the trial court erred in... Read More

Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Dismissal Of Claims In Stock Drop Suit For Failure To Plead Scienter Upheld
Posted on 18 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - In an Oct. 15 summary order, a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled that a federal district court did not err in dismissing federal securities law claims in an investor class action lawsuit against a provider of high technology... Read More

Mealey's Labor & Employment - 9th Circuit: State Waived Immunity With Removal Of Federal Law Claims
Posted on 18 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - In an issue that it noted was one of first impression, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 16 ruled that a state, when it removed federal law wage claims to a federal court, waived its 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - 9th Circuit Won't Rehear Class Certification Ruling In Facebook Face-Tagging Suit
Posted on 18 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 18 denied a motion by Facebook Inc. for rehearing en banc of a panel ruling that affirmed a trial court's decision to certify a class that is suing the social network under the Illinois... Read More

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Auto Parts Seller Defends Witness, Asbestos Discovery In Fight Against Sanctions
Posted on 17 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

TACOMA, Wash. - After an asbestos plaintiff sought sanctions for an automobile parts company's alleged lack of compliance with federal court-ordered discovery, the company fired back Oct. 16, explaining its limited documentary evidence and portraying... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Firearms Expert's Opinions Sufficiently Reliable, State Appeals Court Rules
Posted on 17 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

RALEIGH, N.C. - A trial court did not err in allowing a firearms expert to opine that bullet casings found at a murder scene came from a handgun found hidden in a field next to the murder suspect's home, the North Carolina Court of Appeals held Oct... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - California Appellate Panel Finds Electric Rate Settlement Objector Isn't Party Of Record
Posted on 17 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - An unnamed class member who objected to a settlement valued at approximately $295 million that ended a lawsuit accusing the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) of overcharging ratepayers is not a party... Read More

Mealey's Insurance - Social Security Disability Beneficiaries' Request For Attorney Fees Denied By Judge
Posted on 17 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Claims for attorney fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) brought by individuals whose requests for Social Security disability benefits were initially obtained through an attorney's fraudulent scheme with doctors and an... Read More

Mealey's Securities/D&O Liability - Securities Class Action Claims Dismissed For Failure To Plead Falsity, Scienter
Posted on 17 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on Oct. 16 ruled that lead plaintiffs in a securities class action lawsuit against a provider of in-flight internet connectivity equipment and services to airlines and airline passengers and certain of its current... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Dismissal Denied In Suit Over Realty Commission; U.S. Files Statements Of Interest
Posted on 17 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Missouri federal judge on Oct. 16 denied motions to dismiss filed in one of two class complaints pending in Missouri and Illinois accusing the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and certain real estate broker franchisors of conspiring... Read More

Mealey's Insurance - Evidence Demonstrated Man's Intent To Submit False Prescriptions, Judge Says
Posted on 17 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A federal judge in Connecticut on Oct. 16 denied a man's motion for acquittal following his conviction on two counts of health care fraud, ruling that the evidence presented during a February trial sufficiently supported the jury's... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Del Monte Seeks Final Judgment After U.S. High Court Denial Of Cert In Arbitration Dispute
Posted on 16 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

MIAMI - Following the U.S. Supreme Court's denial of certiorari to a Costa Rican entity's challenge of a $29,290,440 arbitration award in connection with a pineapple seed agreement, Del Monte International GMBH on Oct. 11 filed a renewed motion... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Wal-Mart Agrees To $14M Settlement Of Class Pregnancy Bias Claims
Posted on 16 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - Former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employees who sued for pregnancy discrimination based on the alleged denial of pregnant employees' request for accommodations filed a motion on Oct. 15 in an Illinois federal court seeking preliminary... Read More

Mealey's Insurance - Altered Prescription Was Properly Admitted, Pennsylvania Panel Rules
Posted on 16 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A woman's convictions for insurance fraud and securing execution of documents by deception as well as her five-year sentence of probation was affirmed Oct. 15 by a Pennsylvania appeals panel that held that the commonwealth presented... Read More