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21 may 2020

15:24
The Gunnery Incorporated ("The Gunnery") breached its contract with a student plaintiff by arbitrarily and capriciously expelling him without following its own rules set forth in its Disciplinary System, alleges a lawsuit filed on March 11, 2020,...

15:05
A Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) suspended the membership of PACE Securities Corp., effective May 21, 2020.  The Hearing Panel's Order dated May 21, 2020 is available at:...

14:40
A Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) will consider whether to accept a Settlement Agreement entered into between IIROC staff and Jin Li. The Agreement concerns an allegation that Mr. Li engaged in...

14:30
The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has ordered that $2569, plus interest, be paid to one investor for losses incurred from a fraudulent investment scheme.  Jefferson Franklin Mesidor was found by a BCSC panel to have committed fraud...

13:08
The Organic Consumers Association today announced that it has sued Smithfield Foods for falsely advertising Smithfield pork products as the "safest" U.S. pork products. The complaint was filed on behalf of OCA by Richman Law Group in D.C. Superior...

08:34
The Philadelphia Bar Association has selected eVideo Counselor (www.evideocounselor.com), based in Orlando,  as an approved member benefit to provide online face-to-face video counseling with licensed mental health therapists for their 10,000+...

07:00
LegalBridge Capital, The Commercial Litigation and Law Firm Loans Company, announced today that they've launched a new website to focus on large plaintiff commercial litigation funding, verdict on appeal cases, and direct attorney funding loans for...


20 may 2020

17:20
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) today announced that the Federal District Court in Washington D.C. granted Vanda's motion to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit filed against the company. On May 19, 2020, Judge Amit P. Mehta granted Vanda's motion...

16:45
China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc. , a leading fully integrated plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China, today declared that Xinjiang Deyuan Bioengineering Co., Ltd. ("Xinjiang Deyuan"), China Biologic's source plasma supplier and...

15:45
The Commission issued its Reasons and Decision in the above named matter.  A copy of the Reasons and Decision dated May 19, 2020 is...

14:42
Today, prominent investor rights law firm Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP ("BLB&G") filed a class action lawsuit for violations of the federal securities laws in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Ryder...

14:14
Following the proposal of the French judge, SWIRU HOLDING AG concluded a Public Interest Judicial Agreement (CJIP) with the Public Prosecutor of Nice, which was approved by the President of the Court on 11 May 2020. ...

12:33
Personal Genomics Taiwan, Inc. ("PGI"), today announced that it has filed a patent infringement complaint in the Wuhan People's Court in China against Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. ("PacBio"). The complaint asserts that PacBio's Sequel and...

12:24
Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports that Johnson & Johnson has finally removed their talcum-based baby powder from their sales line. The flagship product has been the target of numerous lawsuits in recent years, with...

10:00
Chubb released a new whitepaper exploring the surge in litigation against fiduciaries of employer-sponsored retirement plans, regardless of size. The paper, "The War on Retirement Fees: Is Anyone Safe?" was co-authored by Groom Law Group and examines...

09:18
Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it will end North American sales of talc-based baby powder as it battles thousands of lawsuits claiming the product causes cancer. The move comes weeks after J&J failed to bar plaintiffs' experts in a federal...

09:00
Award winning and highly renowned, board certified Miami based plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D. FACS has filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against Dr. Simon Ourian M.D. and Epione Medical Corporation in Beverly Hills. The suit alleges...

08:54
Following the official filing of a complaint with the Commission des droits de la personne et de la jeunesse du Québec (CDPDJ) by Quebec Native Women (QNW) on the grounds of systemic discrimination and racial profiling by the Service de police de la...

06:30
Farmland Partners Inc. (the "Company") announced today that the Honorable Kristin L. Mix, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Colorado, ruled in favor of the Company in two critical orders issued on May 18, 2020 in Farmland Partners...


19 may 2020

22:59
Mark Lanier, the trial lawyer who earned the largest jury verdict to date on behalf of consumers who have developed cancer from talc-based cosmetics, welcomed an announcement by Johnson & Johnson that it would cease manufacturing products containing...

19:39
The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has granted class certification in a federal lawsuit being litigated on behalf of a class of landowners in Northeast Pennsylvania, captioned Slamon, et al. v Carrizo (Marcellus)...

18:34
Earlier today Johnson & Johnson announced the suspension of the sale of its Johnson's Baby Powder product in the U. S. and Canada. The following is a statement from Ted Meadows of the Beasley Allen law firm of Montgomery, Alabama, a leader in...

18:13
On May 18, 2020 an article was published by PM News Nigeria about the seizure of a foreign aircraft from the U.K. in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The article, and subsequent twitter posts, referenced a photo of a Flair Airlines Ltd. plane and, as...

15:26
Koskie Minsky has commenced a class proceeding against StubHub for refusing refunds to people who bought tickets for events that have been, or will be, canceled as a result of COVID-19. The class action is brought on behalf of all persons resident in...

14:42
Johnson // Becker, PLLC is a nationwide plaintiff's law firm with experience representing injured men and women in lawsuits against pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Johnson // Becker has filed a number of Elmiron lawsuits and represents...

14:41
Today, Chi "Vincent" Ko has finalized a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding allegations that Mr. Ko's former company, First Pay Solutions, allowed a small number of rogue independent agents to sign up fraudster merchants for credit...

14:08
The Toronto Police Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are providing an update to the news release that was issued about Homicide 12/2020 (GO# 2020-390671) on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. On Monday, February 24, 2020, at 12:40 PM the Toronto...

14:06
An employee of Tyson Foods stationed at the company's meat processing plant in Amarillo, Texas suffered a work-related injury, contracted COVID-19, and died.  The family is represented by the VB Attorneys law firm based in Houston, Texas....

13:45
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, on May 18, handed down its order in Anatolie Stati et al v Republic of Kazakhstan denying Kazakhstan's appeal against the decision of a U.S. Magistrate Judge in August 2019, which had in turn...

12:10
Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. ("SC"), today issued the following statement regarding its voluntary settlement with 33 states and the District of Columbia, which alleged that auto loans that SC funded through certain automobile dealers dating...

11:16
Facebook Inc. will pay a $9 million penalty after the Competition Bureau concluded that the company made false or misleading claims about the privacy of Canadians' personal information on Facebook and Messenger. Facebook will also pay an additional...

11:00
Azure Knowledge Corporation "Azure," a leading IT company of India, has sued Microsoft for trademark infringement and for passing off for the trademark 'Azure'.  The Indian Company (Azure Knowledge Corporation) claims to have been using the...

10:30
On May 15, 2020, Sarah Cusick, a Hearing & Speech Assistant at MedStar's Washington Hospital Center, filed suit against MedStar and the Washington Hospital Center (WHC), D.C. Superior Court Case No. 2020 CA 002531 B, for wrongfully terminating her...

09:37
In a time of severe economic crisis for many low-income and contingent workers, Brooklyn Law School announced that it will launch this summer the Pandemic Employment Relief Clinic (PERC) through BLS Legal Services, a legal assistance project to...

09:23
Wanda Sports Group Company Limited (the "Company," and together with its consolidated entities, "Wanda Sports Group," or "we") , a leading global sports events, media and marketing platform, announced today that the consolidated securities class...

09:17
The following statement is being issued by Bursor & Fisher, P.A. regarding the Kotex Tampon Settlement. A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit alleging that Kimberly-Clark manufactured and sold defective U by Kotex® tampon...


18 may 2020

20:00
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION MICHAEL TOLLEN, on behalf of himselfand all others similarly situated, Case No. 3:20-cv-00547-WHA   CLASS ACTION Plaintiff, v. GERON CORPORATION and JOHN A.SCARLETT,...

16:44
A Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge has ruled that the parents of Bucks County mass killer Cosmo DiNardo can be held legally responsible under Pennsylvania law for the deadly actions of their mentally ill and pathologically violent son...

15:42
Two Judicial candidates have filed ethics charges against their opponents for District Court races in the Eighth Judicial Court in Clark County, Nevada. Mickey Bohn, a candidate for Department 24, against his opponent Dan Gilliam and Jack Fleeman, a...

14:30
The Swedish Supreme Court, on May 18, handed down its judgment in The Republic of Kazakhstan v Ascom Group S.A. et al dismissing with prejudice Kazakhstan's renewed challenge to a US$543 million Swedish arbitral award issued by a Stockholm seated...

12:31
Fish & Richardson won a major ruling in an important pro bono case that challenged a federal immigration policy and allowed five asylum-seekers ? three women and two young children ? to safely pursue their applications in the United States. Fish...

10:00
Chaffin Luhana LLP, a national plaintiffs-only law firm, is pleased to announce that Founding Partner Roopal P. Luhana was recently appointed by U.S. District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) in the In re: Zantac...

09:30
Beyond Pesticides sued Exxon Mobil Corporation (Exxon) on Friday for "false and deceptive marketing," misrepresenting to consumers that it "has invested significantly in the production and use of 'clean' energy and environmentally beneficial...

09:08
Corey La Barrie, a 25-year-old social media star, was tragically killed on his 25th birthday in a car accident with his drunk friend driving, Daniel Silva. The La Barrie family is represented by Michael Kraut of the Kraut Law Group - case number...

08:00
Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe LLP is investigating potential shareholder derivative claims on behalf of stockholders of Apyx Medical Corporation related to the company's statements regarding its December 2018 application to the U.S. Food and Drug...

07:30
Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports that a settlement could be announced soon regarding the numerous Roundup lawsuits filed across the country. According to Legal-Bay's sources close to the litigation, settlement amounts...

07:00
First United Corporation ("First United" or the "Company"), a bank holding company and the parent company of First United Bank & Trust (the "Bank"), today issued the below statement in response to Driver Management Company LLC's ("Driver") press...


16 may 2020

08:00
Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C. and Jeeves Mandel Law Group, P.C., announce that a settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit concerning approximately $46 million in undistributed royalties held by the AFM & SAG-AFTRA...


15 may 2020

19:15
Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. between March 5, 2019 and March 17, 2020, inclusive (the "Class Period")....

16:43
4Front Ventures Corp. ("4Front" or the "Company") closed a raise of approximately $5.8 million U.S. in a private placement of convertible debt led by Navy Capital. The financing was upsized from the previously announced commitments for $4...

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