As we have previously reported, FDA is currently seeking public comments on the use of the term “natural” on food labeling (see our previous post here).
On April 6, 2016, the Third Circuit, in Weitzner v. Sanofi Pasteur, Inc., considered whether an offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 moots a plaintiff’s entire action, including class claims, thereby depriving a district court of subject matter jurisdiction.
In an encouraging development for data breach defendants, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed a trial court decision rejecting class certification in a suit filed against two Medicare programs for losing a flash drive containing personal information of 286,000 subscribers.
Ontario Superior Court Dismisses Intervention Motion in Respect of Distribution of Approved Settlement
In his April 21, 2016 decision in Parsons v. The Canadian Red Cross Society, Justice Perrell of the Ontario Superior Court refused to allow an intervenor to participate in a motion concerning the distribution of an approved settlement.
Over the course of many months, counsel for Plaintiffs and Defendants worked tirelessly to identify 20 cases to be selected for the Xarelto bellwether pool.
New Proposed Rule from the CFPB Paves Way for Massive Increase in Class Actions Suits Against Financial Institutions
Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a proposed rule which would prohibit mandatory arbitration provisions in millions of banking contracts, including contracts with consumers for credit cards and bank accounts.
A class action complaint filed yesterday against Governor Andrew Cuomo and others challenges as unconstitutional the allegedly lengthy delays for adjudicating cases before New York City’s Criminal Court for Bronx County.
It is no secret that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is ramping up its efforts to enforce various aspects of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), especially the provisions about a company’s failure to timely report substantial product hazards.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published its long anticipated 377-page proposed rule to bar banks and regulated financial institutions from including class action waivers in mandatory arbitration provisions in consumer contracts.