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Uber’s Attempt to Avoid Class-Action Lawsuit

Uber has faced one of its biggest courtroom confrontations in its effort to and convince a judge to block a lawsuit from turning into a class-action suit. The suit in question seeks mileage and tip reimbursement for 160,000 Uber drivers in California. The case will go before US District Judge Edward Chen where he will decide whether it should be granted class-action status. This court case comes at a time when on-demand

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Lane v. Facebook: Privacy Class Action Settlement Requires Facebook to Pay $9.5 Million, but Provides No Direct Benefits to Most Plaintiffs

Consumers who believe they have suffered an injury from a large corporation get excited when they hear that a class action has been filed to requite the wrong. What they often don't realize is that if the class action is successful, it may well result in a settlement that will provide them l

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Attack Blog's Salvos against Corporation and Blogger's Use of Copyrighted Photos in Parodies of Management Deemed Non-Actionable by California District Court

Attack Blog’s Salvos against Corporation and Blogger’s Use of Copyrighted Photos in Parodies of Management Deemed Non-Actionable by California District Court

Many blog sites on the Internet are devoted to complaints or criticism of the practices of businesses and their executives. For example, we recently blogged about a site that critiques the practices of beauty company Mary Kay, Inc. --read more

9/11 Ruling and Early Case Dismissals

According to a recent study to be published in the Virginia Law Review, the decision taken six years ago by the Supreme Court that transformed civil litigation in the federal courts has affected the powerless the hardest. The study looked at over 4000 opinions and orders in 15 federal cour

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World Health Alternatives, Inc. – Delaware Court Confirms Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Officers

Miller v. McDonald (In re World Health Alternatives, Inc.)  ---- B.R. ----, 2008 WL 1002035 (Bkrtcy D.Del. April 2008) Issue:   Do corporate officers owe a fiduciary duty to a corporation?  Do they breach this duty by “failing to implement an adequate monitoring system and/or the failure to utilize such system to safeguard against corporate wrongdoing”? Holding:      Yes - Yes Judge Walsh The tru

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Sea World Theme Park Faces another Lawsuit

Sea World, California has been hit with another class action lawsuit. The aquatic theme park company has been accused of misleading the public into believing that its captive, performing killer whales are happy and healthy. This is the third lawsuit in three weeks involving Sea

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Alamar Ranch v. Boise District Court Rules that an Employee Waived the Attorney-client

Alamar Ranch v. Boise: District Court Rules that an Employee Waived the Attorney-client Privilege for Emails She Sent to Her Counsel from Her Work Computer

On December 17, we reported on the Convertino case in which a judge found that the attorney-client privilege was not waived for emails exchanged on an employer's netw

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The Domain Name as Collateral Considerations for Creditors Seeking to Use a Domain Name as a Security Interest or as a Source of Payment on a Judgment

Convertino v. DOJ: Federal Court Upholds Attorney-Client Privilege for Employee’s Private Communications to which Employer Had Access

Internet defamation law update: Courts around the U.S. regularly grant requests by plaintiffs to force publishers to disclose the identity of anonymous bloggers -- albeit, often not until the plaintiff has jumped over some rather stringent procedural hurdles. However, in a recent case, a federal judge in Missouri denied such a request, on the grounds that the plaintiff's need for the blogger's test

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Sandy Hook Massacre Victims Suing Gunmaker

Another attempt to sue a gunmaker is currently in the works in Connecticut. Nine families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have filed a wrongful death suit against Bushmaster Firearms, the company that made the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle that had been used by the killer. 26 people had been killed during this tragedy. Bushmaster Firearms is o

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Legal Immunity For Ebola Vaccine Makers

In order to encourage the development and availability of experimental Ebola vaccines, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has offered liability protection to drug makers who are currently developing Ebola vaccines. The announcement was made as part of the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act. The goal of this measure is to encourage the d

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