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Class dismissed: ZIP code collection lawsuit in D.C.
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2014

A District of Columbia federal court recently dismissed a putative class action brought against two retailers for collecting customers' ZIP codes in


Recent upsurge of Massachusetts class actions on merchant zip code collection
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2013

There has been a flurry of class actions filed in the last six months against retailers in Massachusetts alleging improper collection of ZIP codes


New Jersey whistleblower protection may be extended to independent contractors
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2007

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently issued decisions in D’Annunzio v. Prudential Ins. Co. and Stomel v. City of Camden, two highly anticipated rulings regarding who may sue under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA” or the “Act”), New Jersey’s whistleblower statute


Stock option backdating derivative suit names Brocade's outside counsel
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2008

As previously reported on this blog, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. and its directors and officers have been the subjects of civil litigation for allegedly improper stock option practices


The Brocade options backdating trial: Reyes found guilty on all counts
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2007

On Tuesday, August 7, 2007, after more than a week of deliberations, the jury in the criminal trial of ex-Brocade CEO Greg Reyes returned a guilty verdict


Fifth Circuit: coverage for subsidiary “corporations” unambiguously excludes LLCs
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2009

The Fifth Circuit recently affirmed a District Court decision holding that coverage for subsidiary "corporations" does not ordinarily include limited liability companies


AT&T Wireless appeal seeks reversal of lower court ruling denying D&O coverage for $47 million settlement payment
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2008

AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. (“AWS”) recently filed a noteworthy reply brief in an ongoing D&O insurance coverage dispute between an AIG subsidiary and AWS over coverage for payments made by an acquirer on behalf of the acquiree’s directors and officers


Class waiver provisions in arbitration agreements are enforceable, regardless of arbitration costs to individual plaintiff, says United States Supreme Court.
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2013

A recent decision by the United States Supreme Court in American Express Co. et al. v. Italian Colors Restaurant et al., __ U.S. __ (June 20, 2013


Third Circuit revives Vioxx derivative suit against Merck
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2007

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the New Jersey federal district court improperly dismissed derivative claims against certain of Merck & Co.'s officers and directors


SEC launches options backdating suit against Broadcom executives
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2008

The SEC has filed a civil action against four Broadcom executives and its General Counsel in connection with alleged options backdating activity at the company between 1998 and 2003