From the monthly archives:

September 2013

TweetThe law firm of Morrison & Foerster on Sept. 9 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York contending that it is entitled to more than $ 23.1 million in fees and expenses for its role as bankruptcy counsel for Residential Capital LLC (ResCap) (In Re: Residential Capital […]

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TweetA federal judge in Michigan on Sept. 5 granted preliminary approval of a $ 2 million settlement that would end consolidated class action suits against Citizens Bank and Citizens Republic Bancorp Inc. (collectively, Citizens Bank) alleging that the banks reordered customers’ debit and credit card transactions to maximize overdraft fees (Jane Simpson v. Citizens Bank, […]

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TweetThe Kentucky Supreme Court on Aug. 29 reinstated a $ 42 million judgment against three fen-phen attorneys who allegedly took excessive fees and costs from a $ 200 million diet drug settlement for 431 plaintiffs (Mildred Abbott, et al. v., No. 2011-SC-000291-DG, Ky. Sup.; 2013 Ky. LEXIS 367). Plaintiff attorneys Shirley A. Cunningham Jr., William J. […]

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TweetA Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 3 affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a California woman’s antitrust claims against Apple Inc. based on purported monopolization and supracompetitive prices in the digital music market (Stacie Somers v. Apple Inc., No. 11-16896, 9th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 18246). Class Claims California resident Stacie […]

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TweetA Texas federal magistrate judge erred in awarding chicken growers $ 25 million following a chicken processor’s decision to close plants in order to raise prices, a two-member Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Aug. 27 (In the Matter of: Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, No. 12-40085, 5th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 17921). Pilgrim’s Pride […]

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