Case Involving Burger King Employee Spitting in Officer’s Burger Goes Before WA Supreme Court
A federal judge in Minnesota recently dismissed a putative class action accusing General Mills of falsely advertising its Nature Valley granola bars as “100% Natural.” Chin et al. v. General Mills, Inc., Case No....more
A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing the Huffington Post of libeling a former U.S. Senate candidate from Minnesota by calling him an arsonist in a story headline....more
Hotelier Wyndham Worldwide Corp’s motion to dismiss an FTC lawsuit alleging lax data security practices is likely to have significant implications for the agency’s ability to police cybersecurity practices at American...more
On June 4, 2013, the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in Harris v. Amgen, reversing an order granting a motion to dismiss and reviving a class action ERISA lawsuit based on allegedly imprudent investments in company stock. In...more
Riddle v. Bank of Am. Corp., Case No. 12-1740 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52091, 2013 WL 1482668 (E.D. Pa. Apr. 11, 2013).
An outgrowth of the residential housing bubble was the creation of captive mortgage bank reinsurers. ...more
Herman v. Intracoastal Cardiology Center, 4D11-1214 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013) -
Mr. Herman appealed a final order dismissing his wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit for fraud on the court. ...more
In Guidotti v. Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, LLC, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reconciled a split on which standards apply to motions to compel arbitration, concluding that the Rule 12(b)(6)...more
On May 29, Justice Eileen Bransten in the Supreme Court of the State of New York partially granted a motion to dismiss in a case by U.S Bank against Bank of America and Countrywide seeking the repurchase of 4,484 mortgages...more
Over the past several years, shareholder litigation challenging mergers and acquisitions has become a virtual certainty in any sizeable deal. A recent decision from a state court in Pittsburgh illustrates how Pennsylvania law...more
This case involved the unusual situation of a dual proceeding in the Court of Chancery and the Superior Court. In the Chancery action, the Sellers of Iron Data Solutions, LLC (“Iron Data”) sought to compel disbursement of...more
In this opinion, the Court of Chancery denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ claim for breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the approval of the merger of Primedia, Inc. (“Primedia”) with an entity affiliated...more
I recently had occasion to review a number of motion-to-dismiss rulings, including some in which denial of the motion seemed to be an easy call. I’ve since been mulling over whether there are circumstances in which it would...more
In this issue:
- Table Of Contents
- Table Of Authorities
- I. Introduction.
- II. Texas Citizens Participation Act: What is it?
- A. Background and Enactment of the TCPA.
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granted motions to dismiss involuntary Chapter 7 petitions filed against TPG Troy LLC and T3 Troy LLC (the Troy Entities). Petitioners filed numerous...more
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi denied the motion of defendant ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation (ACA) to dismiss a class action complaint, finding that the issues were previously...more
In a self-described “unexpected” ruling for the defendants in the consolidated LIBOR proceedings, Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald has dismissed the private plaintiffs’ antitrust and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations...more
Rhode Island Appellate Practice -
Welcome to the Fast Five on Rhode Island Appellate Practice, which provides five periodic updates on Rhode Island appellate law and pointers for practice before the Rhode Island...more
On May 6, Judge Mariana Pfaelzer of the United States District Court for the Central District of California allowed American International Group, Inc. (AIG) to proceed with several of its claims against Bank of America and...more
On May 6, Judge Katherine Forrest of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied Bank of America and U.S. Bank’s motions to dismiss an action relating to their roles as trustees of Washington...more
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied Contra Costa Regional Medical Center’s (CCRMC) motion to dismiss regarding an alleged violation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act...more
Property owners often bristle at statements that local government staff make to prospective tenants or purchasers of their property, concerned that they will be scared away by overly harsh or inaccurate speech. When those...more
On April 9, Judge Susan Wigenton of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey denied Goldman Sachs’s motion to dismiss Prudential’s complaint alleging fraud in connection with the sale of $375 million in RMBS. ...more
On April 5, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the decision of the district court denying UBS’s motion to dismiss the complaint brought by the FHFA. FHFA sued UBS as conservator of Fannie Mae...more
Last month, two federal district courts reaffirmed that litigants may not plead around California's Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) by alleging common law tort claims said to protect business information that does not...more
On April 4, 2013, in the Allergan decision, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the Court of Chancery’s ruling last year that the dismissal of a shareholder derivative action in California did not preclude other stockholders...more
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