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No Use Crying Over Settled Claims?: Second Circuit Affirms Approval of Dairy Farmers’ Settlement

This week, the Second Circuit affirmed the approval of a $50 million agreement settling price-fixing claims brought by a class of farmers against a dairy cooperative and a dairy marketing company. The settlement in Allen et...more

Empty spaces causing big problems: the rise of slack-fill litigation

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Last month, a district court judge in California dismissed a highly publicized lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed that Starbucks’ iced beverages contained too much ice and not enough coffee. The suit was the subject of...more

Fourth Circuit Holds Consequential Damages Exclusion Bars $19 Million Fire Loss Claim Case Background

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Poyner Spruill represented the defendant pesticide applicator, Industrial Fumigant Company (IFC), in Severn Peanut Co., Inc. v. Industrial Fumigant Co., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS (4th Cir. Dec. 2, 2015). IFC was sued in the...more

SEC Files Two Offering Fraud Actions Tied To A Horse Farm

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Commission filed two settled offering fraud actions centered in part around an entity engaged in the purchase and sale of thoroughbred horses called Raintree Racing. A second involved an offering of interests in a real...more

SEC Names Company, Eight Directors and Officers In Financial Fraud Actions

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Since the market crisis enforcement officials have heard repeated calls to prosecute not just companies but high ranking corporate officials. While the Commission brought a series of market crisis actions against firms and...more

A Dismissal That’s Sweeter Than Honey

A recent case from the Central District of California brings good news to defendants making preemption arguments under the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) in private surgeon general cases. Cardona v. Target...more

California Court of Appeal Recognizes That Wide Discretion Granted to a Board of Directors Under the Business Judgment Rule May Be...

In Scheenstra v. California Dairies, Inc., No. F062768, ___ Cal. Rptr. 3d ___, 2013 WL 363148 (Cal. App. 5th Dist. Jan. 30, 2013), the California Court of Appeal, Fifth District, affirmed the judgment of the California...more

Forest Land Occupation and Operation Blocking Issues in Guangxi

by Quan Zhou on

This is a memorandum reporting legal issues related to the forest land occupation and operation blocking situation at a state-owned forest farm in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The memorandum is divided into five...more

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