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Ain’t That a Sham? FTC awarded $448 million over sham litigation claim for Androgel

July 5th, 2018

On Friday, June 29, the FTC prevailed against Abbvie and Besins after a bench trial in which the FTC sought disgorgement damages for sham litigation against generic competitors over the drug, Androgel.  The FTC rang the bell for $448 million. The FTC first filed the complaint in 2014 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging the defendants...

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Supreme Court Closes Tax Loophole for Online Retailers

June 26th, 2018

In a 5-4 decision yesterday, the Supreme Court closed a tax loophole that prohibited states from taxing certain online retailers.  In South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., the Court overruled its 1992 decision in Quill Corporation v. North Dakota which prohibited states from taxing retailers with no physical presence within their boundaries.  Relying on the Commerce Clause, the Court found that...

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New York Court Reaffirms Employees’ Rights to Seek Class-Wide Relief for Wage Violations, Regardless of Immigration Status

June 20th, 2018

On May 17, 2018, Justice Jeffrey Brown of the New York State Supreme Court for Nassau County shot down an argument that the plaintiffs, who were former employees of the defendants, could not pursue a class action to recover unpaid wages because it was supposedly “patently obvious” that the plaintiffs lacked proper immigration documentation. Specifically, in Molina, et al. v. Two Bros....

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Faruqi & Faruqi Represents Consumers Against Saks in Recent Data Breach

June 18th, 2018

On June 8, 2018, Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Saks & Company LLC, parent company for all Saks OFF 5TH and Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide, regarding the massive data breach that exposed the credit and debit card information of over five million Saks customers. Faruqi & Faruqi has extensive knowledge and expertise in data breach class actions, representing...

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Supreme Court Tells China to Read the Rules

June 15th, 2018

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court today politely told China to take a back seat while U.S. courts interpret Chinese law. For over a decade, antitrust litigation has been pending in the Eastern District of New York regarding alleged price fixing by Chinese manufactures of vitamin C.  U.S. purchaser plaintiffs claimed that Chinese firms conspired to set prices through their own trade...

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