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Peter Kohn speaks at the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s 64th Annual Spring Meeting

April 6th, 2016

Peter Kohn was an invited speaker at the Health Care & Pharmaceuticals and State Enforcement Committee’s program, “Exclusionary or Not?  Product Hopping and REMS,” on April 6 at the ABA...

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Parties Agree to Settle the Shop-Vac MDL

April 5th, 2016

April 1, 2016, Faruqi & Faruqi LLP, with co-counsel Lax LLP; Milberg LLP; and Lite DePalma Greenberg LLC, asked the United Stated District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to...

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FTC Files Amicus in Third Circuit in Effexor XR Antitrust Litigation

April 4th, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission recently weighed in on the application of the Noerr-Pennington doctrine to consent judgments entered as part of the settlement of patent litigation.  The FTC filed an...

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Supreme Court Hands Organized Labor a Major Victory

March 31st, 2016

The Supreme Court this week, in a 4-4 deadlock, handed organized labor a major victory in a case that threatened to cripple the ability of public-sector unions to collect fees from workers who...

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Supreme Court Authorizes Use Of Statistical Sampling In Wage And Hour Case

March 30th, 2016

In Tyson Foods' decade-long battle against its employees, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of sampling to estimate the amount of time workers spent "doffing and donning" protective gear at...

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BrokerCheck Will Soon Be Linked to FINRA Member Firms’ Websites

March 29th, 2016

Investors should use all available tools to research their financial advisor, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (“FINRA”) BrokerCheck website.  BrokerCheck provides...

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Do Some Brokerage Firms “Specialize” in Misconduct?

March 29th, 2016

In the United States, approximately 650,000 financial advisers manage more than $30 trillion in investor assets and the majority of American households (56% as of 2010) sought advice from a...

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Fifth Circuit Says Arbitrator Can Decide If Class Proceeding Is Permissible

March 28th, 2016

Interpreting a broadly-written arbitration clause, a Fifth Circuit panel in Robinson v. J&K Administrative Management Services, No. 15-10360 (5th Cir. Mar. 17, 2016) held that it is the arbitrator...

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An Audit “Opinion” Is a Fact Not an Opinion

March 25th, 2016

Last month, the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, upheld claims asserted under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 against...

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Scalia's Passing May Lead To a Consumer Friendly Supreme Court

March 9th, 2016

On February 13, 2016, Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away at the age of 79.  Justice Scalia was well known for his conservative views on a number of issues, including a...

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