Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

February 19, 2014

Westlaw Journals Weekly RoundupThe Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Some highlights from the past week include the FTC’s suit over misleading spam about Obamacare, an ex-Rutgers coach’s denial of abuse claims and a dismissal of a $200 million shareholder suit against Bear Sterns:

Spammers misled consumers about Obamacare, FTC says: The Federal Trade Commission sued a Florida company on Jan. 21 for allegedly sending spam emails that spread false information about the new federal health care law in advance of its roll-out. Kobeni Inc. and its president, Yair Shalev, allegedly sent misleading emails in 2013 warning consumers they would be in violation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub. L. No. 111-148, if they did not immediately click a link to enroll in health insurance. (Insurance Coverage)

Former Rutgers coach denies player’s abuse claims: A former men’s basketball coach at Rutgers University has denied allegations in a federal court lawsuit that he physically and psychologically abused a learning-disabled student basketball player. Mike Rice, fired from Rutgers after reports of his alleged abuse against Rutgers student-athletes were aired by ESPN in April 2013, filed the answer Jan. 23 in response to a complaint by former varsity basketball player Derrick Randall. (Entertainment Industry)

Bear Stearns beats back $200 million shareholder suit: Investment bank Bear Stearns has won the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming it misled shareholders about the risks the investment bank faced from mortgage-backed securities and the subprime housing market. U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet of the Southern District of New York said Feb. 5 plaintiff SRM Global Master Fund filed its claims too late. (Derivatives)