Class Actions

UNC Secures Dismissal of Former Student-Athletes Class Action

Skadden won the dismissal of a class action complaint filed against The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill by former student-athletes who allege that the university breached its contract with student-athletes because they were purportedly denied a high-quality education and directed to low-quality courses while attending UNC. On February 19, Mecklenburg County Superior Court Judge Robert …

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What Is the Impact of Justice Scalia’s Death on Pending Class Action Lawsuits?

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Robinson + Cole – As our nation and especially the legal community mourn the death of one of the most charismatic and influential Supreme Court justices in our history, one question that might be asked is how Justice Scalia’s death might impact pending class action cases. There are two pending class action cases of broad …

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Citibank’s Ice-Breaking $23 Million Settlement in Libor Class Action

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Bilzin Sumberg – Citibank, N.A. has asked a federal district court to bless its $23 million settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging a wide-ranging conspiracy among banks to fix yen-denominated London Interbank Offered Rates (LIBOR) interest rates between 2006 and 2010. The settlement is the first of its kind in the case. The lead plaintiff …

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Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of The Board of Directors of Apollo Education Group, Inc. -APOL

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BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Feb. 12, 2016 – LawFuel.com — Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (“Apollo Education” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq- APOL-News) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale …

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Appellate Scrutiny For Class Actions

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Reed Smith – Class actions have penetrated every sector of American commerce. Significant resources routinely are invested in resisting class certification because of the adverse economic and business management consequences that can follow from classwide relief. In those circumstances when a class is certified, the incentive to settle and avoid a classwide trial can be …

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Lawsuit Charges Negligence by Medical Device Manufacturer Pentax Medical and Chicago-Area Hospital Led to Patient Contracting Fatal Superbug Infection from Contaminated Medical Scope

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LawFuel.com –Lexi J. Hazam of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that the adult children of Renate Winkler as administrators of her estate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Pentax Medical, a division of Pentax of America, Inc., and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, which is located in the …

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Law Firm Gives Insulet Corporation Securities Notice

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The Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights firm, reminds purchasers of Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD) securities from February 27, 2013 through April 30, 2015 (the “Class Period”) of the important July 6, 2015 lead plaintiff deadline in the class action. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Insulet investors under the federal securities laws. To …

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Litigation Funder Backs $1 Billion Christchurch Earthquake Class Action

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GCALawyers – International Financiers Announced as New Backers for $1 Billion Southern Response Class Action A new class action launched by a Christchurch lawyer against Government-owned Southern Response has brought an international litigation funding heavyweight to the potential $1 billion class action case. Class action specialist Grant Cameron is inviting over 3000 unsettled Southern Response …

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$12 Million Class Action Lawsuit Over Canadian Air Crash

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A $12 million class actin  has been filed over the plane crash at Halifax airport, filed by injury and insurance law firm MacGillivray. The claim alleges passengers had suffered physical and psychological injuries as a result of the accident, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia and others that arose from the crash that occurred on …

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Law Firm Announces Investigation of Companies

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Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. Lifshitz & Miller  announces investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duties by the board of Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD).  Specifically, on March 11, 2015, ACAD delayed the submission of a U.S. application to market its lead drug, nuplazid, and that its chief executive was retiring. For more information about our investigation, please …

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