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Winston & Strawn LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 17 Jan 2017

Antitrust and Competition - The EU Weekly Briefing (17 January 2017)

Gascogne awarded 50,000 in damages claim against General Court. On 10 January 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) awarded French


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 29 Aug 2011

Foreign investors' claims dismissed

On August 25th, the Southern District Court for New York severed and dismissed a foreign investors lawsuit against a foreign investment fund that invested fund assets in Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 17 Aug 2011

Corporate officer may be personally liable for copyright infringement

Blue Nile, an online jewelry and diamond retailer, sued Ideal Diamond Solutions (IDS) for copyright infringement alleging that IDS used Blue Nile's copyrighted images on IDS' website and sought to hold IDS's founder, Larry Chasin, personally liable.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 8 Aug 2011

Class action lawsuits against State Street Corp. survive motions to dismiss

On August 3rd, the Federal District Court for Massachusetts denied State Street's motions to dismiss consolidated class action lawsuits alleging it violated the securities laws and ERISA.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 1 Aug 2011

Federal Court has mandatory original jurisdiction in foreclosure case

On July 27th, the Fifth Circuit addressed federal court diversity jurisdiction.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 11 Jul 2011

Court dismisses SEC enforcement action for improper venue

On June 28th, the D.C. Circuit ordered the district court to dismiss an SEC enforcement action, without prejudice, for lack of venue.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 29 Jun 2011

Case over online tracking for advertising purposes permitted to continue

NebuAd, a former online advertising company, was sued in 2008 for alleged violations of federal and state privacy laws.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 23 May 2011

Mortgage-backed securities lawsuit survives motions to dismiss

On May 19th, the Southern District Court of New York partially denied motions to dismiss a securities fraud case stemming from an offering of mortgage-backed securities.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 9 May 2011

Massachusetts business judgment rule

On May 6th, the Second Circuit, after receiving answers to certified questions, held that under Massachusetts law, the business judgment rule can be applied to dismiss a derivative complaint prior to a corporation's rejection of the demand that serves as the basis for the suit.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 31 Jan 2011

Securities fraud claims against Bear Stearns survive motions to dismiss

On January 19th, the Southern District Court for New York addressed motions to dismiss securities, derivative and ERISA claims stemming from the collapse of Bear Stearns.

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