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McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 22 Apr 2019

Data Preservation: Don't Treat Discovery Like It's 1999

Cell phones have been around for a long time, but preserving the data they contain for discovery purposes is still often overlooked or avoided due to


Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 19 Apr 2019

District Court Held that Government Must Produce Factual Basis For Allegations of Below-Fair-Market-Value Transfers

Earlier this month, in a FCA case in which the Government intervened, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota held that the


Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP | USA | 8 Apr 2019

Whistleblower Defense Alert: District Court Holds that DOJ Can Still Dismiss Qui Tam Cases After It Declines To InterveneWith No Justification Required for Dismissal

In a recent decision, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota held that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can still dismiss a qui


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | USA | 7 Mar 2019

Injury-in-Fact vs. Actual Damages Avoiding a Jurisdictional Sideshow in Data Breach Class Actions by Challenging Damages, Not Injury

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Spokeo v. Robins, which held that federal plaintiffs alleging a statutory violation must have suffered a real


Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 27 Feb 2019

District of Minnesota Decision Sides With Swift’s Interpretation of DOJ’s “Unfettered Right” To Dismiss A Declined Qui Tam Action

Since last year’s Granston Memo (discussed recently here and here), DOJ has actively sought dismissal of FCA cases that it believes do not serve the


Jackson Lewis PC | USA | 19 Feb 2019

Flesh Eating Bacteria Ate My Homework

If you’re like most folks, you’ve been wondering “when am I going to see a story mentioning both flesh eating bacteria and reasonable accommodation.”


Faruki PLL | USA | 12 Feb 2019

Will the Court Dismiss the False and Deceptive Advertising Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Rachel Ray’s Pet Food Company?

In my previous blog “Does a Herbicide Make Rachael Ray’s Nutrish Dog Food Not ‘Nutrish’? One Pet Owner Thinks So,” I noted that the court in Parks v


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 30 Jan 2019

Court Certifies Class of Consumers in Payday Lending Suit

A federal court in Minnesota has certified a class of consumers suing a lead generator and related payday lenders for violations of state law


Buckley LLP | USA | 17 Jan 2019

District Court certifies class action against lead generator’s payday lending practices

On January 11, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota granted a motion for class certification in a case challenging a company’s


Shawe Rosenthal LLP | USA | 28 Dec 2018

TOP TIP: The Punishment May Fit the Crime

Wise employers know that consistency in discipline is key, but what does that mean? If two employees are involved in an altercation, must both

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