Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

July 23, 2015

Westlaw Journals Weekly RoundupThis week’s highlights from the Westlaw Journal blog include stories about Borders gift card holders petition to the U.S. Supreme Court and a defamation suit against a ‘moonlighting’ blogging attorney continues in California federal court:

Boxing promoters fighting over alleged antitrust violations: In a lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages, boxing promoter Top Rank Inc. is accusing another promoter, Alan Haymon, of unlawfully acting as both manager and promoter for boxing matches. Haymon’s efforts to monopolize professional boxing violate federal antitrust law, Top Rank alleges in a July 1 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. (Entertainment Industry)

Former OtisMed CEO gets jail term for improper surgical tool sales: The former CEO of OtisMed Corp. has been sentenced to two years in jail and fined $75,000 for ordering the continued distribution of a surgical tool after federal regulators warned the company to stop. Charlie Chi was sentenced June 26 by Judge Claire C. Cecchi of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He pleaded guilty in December to three counts of selling adulterated medical devices. (Medical Devices)

Borders gift card holders ask Supreme Court to reopen claims in bookseller’s bankruptcy: Consumers who have unredeemed gift cards for the bankrupt Borders bookstore chain asked the U.S. Supreme Court on June 17 to help them in an effort to get back $275 million for themselves and other cardholders. The one-time customers say Borders Group Inc. failed to provide them adequate notice to make claims after the company filed a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in 2011. (Bankruptcy)

Defamation suit against ‘moonlighting’ attorney blogger continues: A Massachusetts woman may pursue state law claims in her federal lawsuit against a Los Angeles County prosecutor who allegedly posted defamatory statements and private information about her on his personal websites, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled June 15. A Los Angeles federal judge had tossed Massachusetts resident Nadia Naffe’s suit against J. Patrick Frey, finding her complaint raised no federal questions and her alleged damages were less than the $75,000 threshold for diversity jurisdiction. (Computer & Internet)