August 9, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday ruled that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) cannot prevent college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses. The class action case was brought by a group of ...[read more]
July 20, 2014
by Julie Deisher
A jury for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida on Friday handed down a verdict against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., awarding the plaintiff $16.8 billion in compensatory damages, and $23.6 billion in punitive damages. The case, Cynthia Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, was originally part ...[read more]
June 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday limited shareholders' class action suits for securities fraud. In Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., the court declined to overturn its 1988 decision in Basic Inc. v. Levinson. Halliburton Co. has faced numerous lawsuits concerning allegations the company ...[read more]
June 18, 2014
by Addison Morris
Apple on Monday reached an out-of-court settlement with the US Department of Justice, among other parties, regarding a class action lawsuit that accused the electronics company of illegally participating in a e-book price-fixing scheme. The company was found to have violated the Sherman Act and ...[read more]
June 5, 2014
by Michael Roberts
The Supreme Court first addressed affirmative action in the 1978 case of Bakke v. Regents of the University of California, which concerned the University of California Davis Medical School's use of quota systems for admissions. The Supreme Court held that the quota system, which allocated a ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Brian T. Hodges of the Pacific Legal Foundation discusses the US Supreme Court's troubling decision in Brandt v. US... On March 10, 2014, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in the quiet title case, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. US (PDF). In an 8-1 decision, the ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Judge William Pauley of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a class action lawsuit on Thursday against American Express, Citigroup and Discover Financial Services that alleged the three credit card issuers violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by colluding to require ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court for the Northern District of California decided on Tuesday not to combine several lawsuits against Google for violating the privacy rights of its Gmail users into a single class action suit. The plaintiffs allege that Google violated state and federal ...[read more]
March 16, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A class action lawsuit was filed in federal court in Texas on Friday against General Motors (GM) claiming that customers' vehicles have lost value due to ignition problems blamed for a series of fatal crashes. The complaint alleges that GM knew about the problem since 2004 but failed to fix it, ...[read more]
March 10, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi v. IndyMac MBS, Inc. to rule on the statute of limitations in class action suits. In American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah (1974) the court held that "the commencement of a class action ...[read more]

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