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Disney, DreamWorks Animation & Sony Antitrust Class Actions Consolidated Into One Big Lawsuit

Disney, DreamWorks Animation & Sony Antitrust Class Actions Consolidated Into One Big Lawsuit | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: Sony probably didn’t need any more bad news after last week’s brutal hacking that made the studio work like it was 1954, but it got some today. While not altogether unexpected, the three...
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Corporate mergers yield rise in expensive D&O settlements

Litigation suits stemming from mergers and acquisitions are an increasing problem for corporations and their directors and officers liability insurers.A $146.3 million settlement announced earlier this month by Duke Energy Corp. is the latest in....

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Companies Use Arbitration Clauses To Block Class-Action Suits, Regulator Says

Companies Use Arbitration Clauses To Block Class-Action Suits, Regulator Says | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
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Facebook to face U.S. class action over children's online pu...

Facebook to face U.S. class action over children's online pu... | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
A federal judge said Facebook Inc must face a nationwide class-action lawsuit seeking to force the social media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money on its website without permission.

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman in San Jose, California on Tuesday said a...
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Insurer Says It Doesn't Have To Cover Target In Copyright Suit - Law360

Insurer Says It Doesn't Have To Cover Target In Copyright Suit - Law360 | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Co. Ltd. on Wednesday sued Target Corp. and lingerie maker Parisa USA in California, claiming it doesn't need to provide coverage to those companies in an underlying suit alleging they sold and manufactured copyright-infringing lingerie.
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Social Media: A Double-Edged Sword - Risk & Insurance

Social Media: A Double-Edged Sword - Risk & Insurance | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
Risk managers must manage social media’s risks while harnessing its speed and efficiency.
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Judges, Not Juries, Grant Most Class-Action Payouts

Judges, Not Juries, Grant Most Class-Action Payouts | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it

 In fact, it is only very rarely that a jury plays any role in a class-action lawsuit. That’s because once plaintiffs lawyers convince judges to certify their class actions, very few corporate defendants are willing to risk potentially catastrophic trial verdicts and instead seek negotiated settlements.

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Herbalife wins court approval for class-action settlement

Dec 3 (Reuters) - Herbalife Ltd won preliminarycourt approval of its $15 million settlement of class-actionlitigation accusing the maker of weight loss and nutritionalproducts of being a pyramid scheme
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Apple asks for dismissal of iPod class action suit over missing plaintiff - CNET

Apple asks for dismissal of iPod class action suit over missing plaintiff - CNET | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
The case hits a major snag as Apple punches holes in the plaintiff's purchases, rendering the suit eligible for dismissal.
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Understanding Calif.'s Nuanced Trade Secrets Law - Law360

Understanding Calif.'s Nuanced Trade Secrets Law - Law360 | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
After Parrish v. Latham & Watkins LLP, non-California arguments or authority might not simply be rejected regarding trade secret misapporpriation — now, depending on the outcome on rehearing, a failure to appreciate state-specific nuances might be considered frivolous or even bad faith, says Laura Smolowe of Munger Tolles & Olson LLP.
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Class Action Targets Coca-Cola Over Security Breach

Class Action Targets Coca-Cola Over Security Breach | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
A former employee has filed a putative class action against The Coca-Cola Co. for allegedly failing to alert workers that their personal information was at r...
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Anthem Inc. Customer Data Breach Sparks Class Action Lawsuit, Weitz & Luxenberg Announces - California Newswire

Anthem Inc. Customer Data Breach Sparks Class Action Lawsuit, Weitz & Luxenberg Announces - California Newswire | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., today announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against the nation's second-largest health insurer, Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc., following disclosure earlier this month that the private information of 80 million Anthem customers was stolen in a massive online data breach., by Christopher Simmons
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More lawyers swoop down on Lenovo, Superfish with class-action lawsuits in hand

More lawyers swoop down on Lenovo, Superfish with class-action lawsuits in hand | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
Lenovo and adware maker Superfish came under more legal fire as two new lawsuits were filed in federal courts taking the firms to task for putting consumers at risk of hacker spying and information theft.
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Corporate mergers yield rise in expensive D&O settlements - Business Insurance

Corporate mergers yield rise in expensive D&O settlements - Business Insurance | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
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Apple wins iPod antitrust case, dodges potential $1-billion liability

Apple wins iPod antitrust case, dodges potential $1-billion liability | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
A federal jury sided with Apple Inc. on Tuesday, ruling that the tech giant did not violate antitrust laws when it blocked music downloaded from rivals from playing on iPods. The unanimous decision ended a decade-long class-action suit that could have cost Apple as much as $1 billion.
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The future of U.S. innovation might rest on this obscure patent lawsuit

The future of U.S. innovation might rest on this obscure patent lawsuit | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
If a federal court rules against patent reform advocates, expect a much bigger fight over something called the "covered business method."
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Could Apple Customers Sue Over Failed iPod Class Action?

Could Apple Customers Sue Over Failed iPod Class Action? | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
Could the millions of iPod customers who just lost their lawsuit against Apple sue their lawyers over the result? Yes, but they don't stand a chance of winning.
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Disney, DreamWorks Animation & Sony Antitrust Class Actions Consolidated Into One Big Lawsuit

Disney, DreamWorks Animation & Sony Antitrust Class Actions Consolidated Into One Big Lawsuit | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: Sony probably didn’t need any more bad news after last week’s brutal hacking that made the studio work like it was 1954, but it got some today. While not altogether unexpected, the three...
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Sony Could Face Class Action Lawsuit For Data Breach

Sony Could Face Class Action Lawsuit For Data Breach | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
Less than six months after settling a class action lawsuit stemming from the hacking of its PlayStation Network, Sony could again be sued for the data breach at its television and movie unit.
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More transparency, more pay for CEOs

More transparency, more pay for CEOs | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
As compensation consultants have become more popular in determining pay, chief executives’ paychecks have actually grown. The NYT reports.
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Expect to See Trade Secret Legislation Re-Introduced Next Congress - Technocrat

Expect to See Trade Secret Legislation Re-Introduced Next Congress - Technocrat | News & Trends: Business Transactions & Litigation | Scoop.it
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., speaks with reporters as he arrives in the Capitol for a vote on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Among the
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