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Michael Lefkowitz
Minnesota Panel Lets Marlboro Lights Class Action Proceed

MINNEAPOLIS - (Mealey's) A lawsuit alleging that Philip Morris USA used deceptive trade practices and false advertising to market its Marlboro Lights cigarettes may proceed in Minnesota as a class action, the state Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 28,...

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Selling to California Consumers

Companies that sell to consumers, directly or indirectly, are subject to an array of federal and state laws and regulations. Selling goods and services to California consumers is especially challenging because the state has a panoply of uniquely stringent...

Tom Moylan
W.Va. High Court: State Consumer Law Doesn’t Apply To Drug Cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (Mealey's) The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Dec. 17 ruled that plaintiffs must show reliance and ascertainable loss in state consumer fraud cases and said the state law does not apply to prescription drugs ( Shirley...

Timothy Raub
'Largest Single Forfeiture In U.S. History' Announced In Madoff Lawsuit

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) In what is being called the "largest single forfeiture in U.S. history," the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and others announced Dec. 17 that they have reached a $7.2 billion settlement with the...

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Potential Ramifications Of Supreme Court Decision 'Enormous' In Products Liability Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in two cases involving state long arm jurisdiction and the notoriously fuzzy "stream of commerce" doctrine. A decision on this issue will impact not only fundamental constitutional due process issues...

Brian Mahany
Lawsuits Over Koss Corp. Embezzlement Could Linger For Years

Milwaukee is a blue-collar industrial city. It is not known as a center of financial fraud. That changed with the arrest and conviction of Sujata Sachdeva, former vice president of finance for Koss Corp. Koss is a manufacturer of stereo headphones headquartered...