Local Servers Can't Determine Patent Suit Venue, Netflix Says
Netflix Inc. urged a Texas federal judge Tuesday to ship a patent dispute brought by business-to-business software company CA Inc. to the Northern District of California despite a magistrate judge's recommendation, saying that a company's "virtual spaces" cannot be used to determine a patent suit's venue.
Ill. Lakeside Residents Lose Cert. Bid In Oil Spill Suit
An Illinois federal judge denied certification Tuesday to a proposed class of Highland, Illinois, residents seeking damages after a pipeline allegedly leaked thousands of gallons of crude oil into their water supply, stating that the proposed class is too vague.
Express Scripts Says EpiPen RICO Claims Are TimeBarred
Express Scripts has asked a Minnesota federal judge to force two drug distribution companies to turn over internal communications that the pharmaceutical benefits management giant says will prove that racketeering claims brought by the distributors as part of a suit over increased EpiPen prices are time-barred
Rum Blend Only As Old As Its Youngest Component, Suit Says
A proposed class of rum drinkers has accused Diageo North America of using a misleading label to imply that its Ron Zacapa 23 Centenario line was aged for 23 years when it is actually a blend of rums aged between six and 23 years.
Insurer Needn't Defend Motel In Sex-Trafficking Suit
Nautilus Insurance Co. is not obligated to defend a suburban Philadelphia motel from two suits alleging it failed to prevent the sex trafficking of two minors, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Thursday.
Farm Says DOL Overreached With H-2A Enforcement Trial
A New Jersey family farm seeking to dodge a $582,000 fine claimed on Wednesday the U.S. Department of Labor "appointed itself prosecutor, judge and jury" when it concluded that the farm was violating laws governing H-2A visas.
Rival Wants To 'Turn The Tables' In TM Battle, CBD Co. Says
A North Carolina cannabidiol company that's suing a Louisiana-based rival over the trademark "CBD MD" has asked a judge to toss the rival's counterclaims, alleging that it is violating the mark, which shouldn't have been approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2016 since CBD was illegal under both federal and Louisiana state law at the time.
Jeep Troubles Blamed On Nonexistent Defect, Chrysler
Chrysler has asked for a win in a proposed class action accusing the auto giant of selling Jeep vehicles with a faulty automatic transmission system, saying the named plaintiff is experiencing the effects of poor maintenance of his nine-year-old vehicle rather than a design flaw on Chrysler's part.
Ex-MiMedx CFO Claims Ignorance In Securities Fraud Suit
A former chief financial officer of MiMedx Group Inc. has asked to be excused from a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit targeting him and two former company executives who were convicted in a parallel criminal case, saying he was unaware of a multipronged scheme to falsely inflate the biotech company's revenue by $9.5 million.
Calif. Co. Used Stolen Trade Secrets In Ad Platform, Suit Says
Result Marketing Group has accused Californiabased brand marketing company Quotient Technology of using trade secrets stolen from Result to develop a sales and management platform worth millions for a grocery store holding company.
Buyback Padded Founders' Pockets, Travel Co. Workers Say
A proposed class of World Travel Inc. employees has accused Prudent Fiduciary Services and its owner of overpaying for a $200 million stock buyback from the company's founders by saddling the employee ownership plan with "tens of millions" of dollars in debt.
Cannabis Co. Says It Was Elbowed Out Of Extractor Deal
Cannabis tech company SHO Products LLC is seeking at least $1 million in damages in California federal court from an inventor that it claims violated an exclusivity agreement by leasing a commercial cannabis resin extraction unit called the Hashatron without including SHO in the deal.
TV Anchor Says She Was Fired For Making COVID Complaints
A Michigan television journalist has hit her former employer with a sex discrimination and retaliation suit, claiming the station was more lax with COVID-19 safety protocols for male employees than females and then fired her after she complained of disparate treatment.
Truck Co. Inflated Preorder Sales, Lost $1.9B, Investors Say
Electric vehicle manufacturer Lordstown Motors Corp. was hit with a proposed class action Wednesday in which investors say they lost $1.9 billion after reports revealed the company was not capable of meeting supposedly 100,000 preorders for its line of pickup trucks.
Tenants In Bushwick Are Fighting ‘Free Month’ Rent Concessions
A new ruling in the fight over COVID-era "preferential rent" on rent-controlled apartments could be a 'colossal setback' for landlords
San Diego Schools Sued Over 'Insult' Of Mural Destruction
Artist and Chicano-rights activist Salvador Torres has accused the San Diego Unified School District and a contractor of violating federal copyright and California state art-protection law when they destroyed a mural he painted for the school district in 1988
Apache Faces Investor Suit Over Failed Drilling Project
A Massachusetts-based pension group has accused energy giant Apache of lying about the prospects of a massive oil and gas extraction project in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico, causing Apache's stock to drop by over 83% as the project went bust.