Judge Mulls Appointment of Own Expert to Evaluate What Could Be the Largest-Ever Class Settlement of Private Antitrust Claims

By | Class Defense Blog | April 5, 2013

It’s rare for a court to appoint its own expert in a class action. But Judge Gleeson of the Eastern District of New York is poised to do precisely that in order to help him decide whether to grant final approval to the $7.25 billion proposed class settlement of antitrust claims by retailers challenging Visa’s and MasterCard’s interchange fees.

Website Scraper Profile Technology Ltd. Battles Facebook for Right to Use Outdated User Data—Jacob Michael Kaufman

By | LXBN | April 5, 2013
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“Once you put something online, it’s out there, for all the world to see—forever.” Those words, or ones like them, are often handed out to anyone who’s made the mistake of putting something on line they probably shouldn’t have. But it’s situations like this one betweenProfile Technology Ltd. and Facebook that explains why, as Profile Technology is battling Facebook for the right to use outdated user data—statuses, “likes,” photos, everything—that it scraped from the social network. Joining LXBN to explain what’s happening is Jacob Michael Kaufman of Morrison Foerster and their blog, Socially Aware

Are Additional FMLA Military Family Leave Amendments in the Works?

By | FMLA Insights | April 5, 2013
Are Additional FMLA Military Family Leave Amendments in the Works?

Is Congress poised to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act again? Late last month, legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would allow employees who work part-time or for small employers up to two weeks of leave in connection with a family member’s military deployment, thereby expanding the qualifying exigency provisions of the FMLA.