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Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Grants Stein Mart's Motion To Compel On 'Compare At' Claims

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A California federal judge on Jan. 10 granted a retailer's motion to compel supplemental responses to certain discovery requests from a purchaser who asserts claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL), false advertising and other claims related to its...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Finds UCL Claims Against Wells Fargo Fail For Lack Of Standing

SAN FRANCISCO - After finding that two borrowers failed to adequately plead their claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and negligence, a California federal judge on Jan. 10 granted a motion to dismiss filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. (Michelle A. Graham, et al. v. Wells...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit Deems IPhone App Purchases To Be Direct, Revives Antitrust Suit Against Apple

SAN FRANCISCO - A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Jan. 12 determined that Apple Inc. is a distributor of third-party created apps sold in its App Store, leading the panel to find that putative monopolization class claims related to the store could proceed (In re Apple iPhone Antitrust Litigation...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Court Reverses Order Striking Voluntary Dismissal, Affirms Award Of Fees

SAN DIEGO - A California appeals court on Jan. 20 affirmed a trial court's decision to award a mortgage company fees it incurred and an award of sanctions but reversed a ruling that the trial court lacked jurisdiction to strike her voluntary dismissal and enter judgment against her (Gwendolyn Wilson...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Finds Tenants Lack Standing To Sue Real Estate Trust

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A California federal judge on Jan. 20 dismissed class action claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL), negligence and other causes of action related to a data breach of a real estate trust's computer system, finding that former tenants of the trust's...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Dismisses UCL Claims Against Costco And Producer Of Prawns

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Jan. 24 dismissed proposed class action claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and other claims, finding that a consumer failed to show that she purchased prawns from a retailer that were provided by two food product companies...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Remands Claims Related To Loan Modification Request

LOS ANGELES - A California federal judge on Jan. 24 granted a borrower's motion to remand his lawsuit in which he asserted numerous causes of action against a lender related to the denial of a loan modification, finding that the court lacked jurisdiction (David L. Tripp II v. Nationstar Mortgage...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Apple Seeks Rehearing In 9th Circuit IPhone App Store Antitrust Class Action

SAN FRANCISCO - In a Jan. 26 brief, Apple Inc. asks the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to rehear, or rehear en banc, a putative class action alleging price fixing and monopolization related to the selling of iPhone apps in its App Store, arguing that a panel decision did not properly apply controlling...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Sanofi Pasteur To Pay $61.5M To Settle Meningitis Vaccine Anti-Competitive Class Suit

NEWARK, N.J. - Three pediatric medical practices on Jan. 27 asked a New Jersey federal court to approve a $61.5 million cash settlement of claims alleging that drug maker Sanofi Pasteur Inc. and a subsidiary engaged in anti-competitive behavior by bundling its Menactra quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit Finds Member Of Gym Consented To Receiving Text Messages

PASADENA, Calif. - After finding that a member of a gym expressly consented to receiving text messages and that he lacked standing to assert violations of California business and professions codes, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 30 affirmed a summary judgment ruling for the owners of...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - RICO Class Action Filed Against 3 Insulin Makers For Gaming Prices

BOSTON - Eleven diabetics on Jan. 30 filed a class action complaint alleging that Sanofi U.S., Novo Nordisk Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co. are raising their prices for insulin out of reach for some diabetics to create a "spread" between the drugs' "list price" and its wholesale price...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - California Court Finds No Facts To Support Claims Stemming From Loan Assignments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California court on Feb. 1 affirmed a trial court's decision to dismiss numerous claims against several mortgage entities in relation to the assignment of a loan, finding that the borrowers failed to submit any cause of action to support the theories that they relied on (Andrew...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Remands Class Claims Against Courier For Lack Of Jurisdiction

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Feb. 3 granted an employee's motion to remand her class action claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and various labor codes, finding that her employer failed to show that the amount in controversy would exceed $5 million...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Court Finds Nurse Did Not Waive Right To Pursue Claims Judicially

LOS ANGELES - A California appeals court on Feb. 7 affirmed a district court's decision to deny a hospital's motion to compel arbitration of numerous class action claims asserted against it by a former nurse, finding that the nurse did not waive her right to assert her claims in a judicial forum...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 2nd Circuit Partly Vacates Dismissal Of Antitrust Claims In Patent Dispute

NEW YORK - A New York federal judge's decision to dismiss allegations that Takeda America Holdings Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc., Takeda Development Center Americas Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. (Takeda, collectively) violated state law analogs of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C....

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Refuses Dismissal Of Claims Related To Online Sale Of Hair Products

SAN DIEGO - A California federal judge on Feb. 7 refused to dismiss a hair product company's claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and intentional interference with contractual relations, finding that a retailer had notice that it was potentially selling unauthorized...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge OKs Adding Defend Trade Secrets Act Claim To Complaint

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Feb. 7 granted leave for an electronics company to amend its complaint to add a claim under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) (VIA Technologies, Inc., et al. v. ASUS Computer International, et al., No. 14-cv-03586, N.D. Calif., 2017 U.S. Dist...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Data Breach Class Action Filed On Behalf Of Yahoo Small Business Clients

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A customer of Yahoo! Inc.'s small business services filed a putative class action complaint against the firm Feb. 8 in California federal court, accusing the internet firm of negligence, breach of contract and unfair competition related to two recently announced data breaches that...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Federal Judge Remands Company's UCL Claims Related To Trademark

OAKLAND, Calif. - A California federal judge on Feb. 10 granted an exclusive licensee's motion to remand its claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and other claims related to the alleged unauthorized use of a trademark, finding that it did not waive its right to remand...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Refuses To Dismiss Claims Arising From Diminished Timeshare Values

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - After finding that the owners of interests in timeshare units at Lake Tahoe pleaded sufficient facts to support their claims for violation of California's unfair competition law (UCL) and other claims in relation to a diminished value in the properties, a California federal judge...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge: Claims Alleging Wrongful Antitrust, Monopolizing Conduct Are Related

ORLANDO, Fla. - Judgment was entered in favor of insurers on Feb. 15, one day after a Florida federal judge found that there is no further coverage owed to insureds for lawsuits alleging that they have intentionally engaged in wrongful antitrust and monopolizing conduct in an effort to dominate the health...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Finds Truck Drivers Cannot Claim Damages Under Safe Harbor Provision

FRESNO, Calif. - A California federal judge on Feb. 15 issued his findings of fact and conclusions of law on causes of action asserted by truck drivers in relation to wage and rest break claims, finding that judgment should be entered in favor of a transport company on all of its claims (Todd Shook,...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Uber Customer's Gratuity Class Settlement Is Granted Final Approval

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Feb. 16 granted final approval of a nearly $344,000 settlement to be paid to a class of Uber Technologies Inc. customers who allege that Uber wrongfully retained a portion of gratuity charges paid by passengers (Caren Ehret, et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Court Finds Borrowers Have No Standing To Challenge Foreclosure

SAN FRANCISCO - A California appellate panel on Feb. 17 affirmed a ruling in favor of various lenders, finding that property owners failed to show that they had standing to challenge a foreclosure under a pooling and services agreement (Hanneke C. Gary R. Lohse, v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, et al., No...

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Refuses To Strike Punitive Damages Claim Related To Ladder Collapse

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Feb. 21 refused to strike a claim for punitive damages asserted by the purchaser of an extension ladder who alleges that he fell and suffered serious injuries after it collapsed (William Evans v. Home Depot U.S.A. Inc., et al., No. 16-cv-07191, N.D. Calif...