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District Court Dismisses Class Action for Failure to Plead Fraud Claim with Particularity
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2017

A recent 40-page opinion from the Central District of California illustrates how a Rule 12(b)(6) motion is still a viable vehicle to fight back

Central District Of California Denies Motion To Dismiss Putative Securities Class Action Against El Pollo Loco Restaurant Chain, Finding Plaintiffs’ Allegations Purportedly Based On Confidential Witnesses Taken Together Raised Strong Inference Of Scienter
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2017

On August 4, 2017, United States District Judge David O. Carter of the United States District Court for the Central District of California denied a

Satellite-Sensor FCA Suit Comes Crashing Down to Earth
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2017

On August 3, 2017 in United States ex rel. Mateski v. Raytheon Co, a district judge in the Central District of California dismissed a $1 billion False

CEO’S Private Residence Is Not a “Regular and Established Place of Business”; Plaintiff Must Identify “Infringing Activity”
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2017

This week the Central District of California granted defendant's motion to dismiss for improper venue in Prolacta Bioscience, Inc. v. Ni-Q, LLC et al

Comparison Pricing Victory for Ross Stores in California
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2017

On August 2, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a putative class action lawsuit against Ross Stores that

“Selling Tickets To Courthouses”: Kanye West’s Touring Company Sues Insurer For Withholding Coverage
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2017

Hollywood is not off to a great start for the month of August. Kanye West’s touring company, Very Good Touring, Inc. (“Very Good”), sued insurance

DOJ Puts ADA Website Project on Hold
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2017

On July 20, the Trump administration published its Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which transferred to an "inactive actions"

Recently Unsealed Whistleblower Cases
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 1 2017

In this issue we report on recent qui tam activity and look at three unsealed cases. One case involves allegations of "up coding" by a hospital that

Plaintiff Files Class Action Claiming Organic Candy Contains No Real Fruit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2017

A California plaintiff has filed a lawsuit alleging the Organic Candy Factory's peach, boysenberry, blackberry and raspberry gummy candies contain

Another Outbreak Prompts Norovirus Lawsuits Against Chipotle
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2017

Two consumers have filed lawsuits alleging they contracted norovirus after eating at one of Chipotle Mexican Grill's locations. Hogan v. Chipotle