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Divided U.S. Supreme Court Rules States Cannot Limit Right to Sue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 31 that states do not have the authority to limit the right to sue because Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 controls when a class action lawsuit may be filed in federal court ( Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates P...

Legal News Video Update - April 26, 2010

Among the stories on this video edition of LexisNexis Legal News, reviews of two recent Supreme Court decisions, a new lawsuit filed by the SEC, and a $200 million settlement of a securities class action lawsuit. (Please visit the site to view this video)

Legal News Video Update - May 3, 2010

Among the stories on this video edition of LexisNexis Legal News, the U.S. Supreme Court finds a judge erred in enjoining Congress from transferring government land on which a Christian cross stands into private hands, but affirms that a shareholder derivative lawsuit over the marketing of Vioxx was...

Free Download of Google Complaint - Class Action Claims Google Street Mapping Snatches WiFi Data

NEWTON, Mass. - Carp Law Offices LLC, on behalf of Galaxy Internet Services Inc. and its wireless customers and WiFi users in Massachusetts, on May 25 filed a class action lawsuit against Google Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ( Galaxy Internet Services Inc., et al....

Chinese Drywall - Update on Litigation, Settlements, and Insurance Claims

By Ellen Clarke and Sallie Kraus, Attorneys at Law The pace of litigation in the Chinese drywall ("CDW") claims has escalated in recent months. It is alleged that the gypsum that was used to manufacture that drywall came from particular Chinese mines and became contaminated with other...

Marlboro Lights Deceptive Trade Practices and False Advertising Class Action Upheld by Minnesota Appellate Court

MINNEAPOLIS - 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, reversing in part a lower court's dismissal of the claims (Gregory...

Digital Music Price Fixing Antitrust Class Action Proceeds in Second Circuit after Denial of Petition for Certiorari by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 10 declined to grant a petition for certiorari filed by the nation's four top record labels, which sought review of a ruling by the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that allowed a group of consumers to pursue antitrust class claims...

Supreme Court: Federal Court Erred in Precluding State Court Baycol Class Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jun. 16 that a federal court presiding over federal Baycol lawsuits improperly enjoined a West Virginia state court from considering a class action involving the heart drug ( Keith Smith, et al. v. Bayer Corporation , No. 09-1205...

Supreme Court Reverses Certification Of Women's Class Action Against Wal-Mart

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 reversed certification of a class of more than 1 million current and former female employees of the nation's largest retailer after finding that certification was not consistent with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(a) ( Wal-Mart...

Wachovia, KPMG Reach $627 Million Settlement With Investors

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) In what Wachovia Corp. shareholders' attorneys are calling the single-largest recovery for claims brought "solely pursuant to" the Securities Act of 1933, the shareholders, Wachovia, certain of its affiliates and former officers and directors and outside auditor...