Court allows tuna price-fixing claim to proceed

Jan 12, 2017 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

A San Diego federal judge has allowed direct and indirect purchasers to proceed with claims that Bumble Bee Foods LLC, StarKist Co.

First NBC Bank investor sues execs over ‘disastrous’ leadership

Dec 23, 2016 By: Nicole Banas

First NBC Bank Holding Co.’s directors are personally liable for “disastrous mismanagement” that requires the company to restate five years’ worth of financial reports, according to a shareholder derivative lawsuit filed in New Orleans federal court.

Wal-Mart settles same-sex benefits suit for $7.5 million

Dec 21, 2016 By: Jason Schossler

A Wal-Mart employee is seeking preliminary approval of a proposed $7.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging the retail giant unlawfully

Supreme Court might end Texas’ preferred patent venue status, attorneys say

Dec 21, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal over where Kraft Foods can sue TC Heartland for patent infringement, and some attorneys observing the case say it could result in fewer patent litigants heading to Texas.

Leaks and dismissals under the False Claims Act: State Farm v. Rigsby

Dec 16, 2016 By: Nicole Schneider

Any complaint filed under the False Claims Act must remain sealed for 60 days to allow the government to fully investigate the

CFTC fines Societe Generale for failures in swap reporting

Dec 14, 2016 By: Peter Hamner

French investment bank Societe Generale has agreed to pay a $450,000 fine for its failure to properly report nearly 54,000 transactions, the

SEC: Stock exchanges not immune from high-frequency-trading suit

Dec 8, 2016 By: Peter Hamner

Seven stock exchanges should not be immune from a lawsuit accusing them of providing nonpublic data to high-frequency-trading firms to the detriment

Lawyers weigh in on design patent defeat in Apple/Samsung smartphone case

Dec 7, 2016 By: Melissa Sachs

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the Federal Circuit’s interpretation of the Patent Act for design patent infringement awards, leaving up in

Election agency’s IT security report exempt from FOIA, judge says

Dec 5, 2016 By: Melissa Sachs

The Federal Election Commission has defeated a lawsuit filed by a reporter and investigative journalism organization the Center for Public Integrity seeking disclosure of a study assessing vulnerabilities in the agency’s IT systems.

Tech buyer uses holdbacks, stock awards to hold onto startup execs after merger

Dec 2, 2016 By: Lisa Burden

Marketing technology company LiveRamp will shell out millions of dollars in stock awards to retain top executives at data marketing startups Arbor

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