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New California Law on Blockchain Technology

October 23rd, 2018

California recently passed Senate Bill No. 838 (the “Bill”), which will allow private and social purpose corporations incorporated in-state to use blockchain technology to issue stock and keep...

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It May Be Fall But the Generic Pricing MDL Springs Forward

October 18th, 2018

On October 16, 2018, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Rufe, J.) entered an opinion and order denying over 30 separate motions to dismiss filed by 15...

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Bitcoin Price Plummets Amid Reports of Regulatory Scrutiny and Market Manipulation

October 10th, 2018

Bitcoin’s price has decreased 60% since reaching its record high last year.  This can be attributed to at least two factors: regulatory scrutiny and market manipulation. Regulatory Scrutiny:...

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Ninth Circuit Reverses Lower Court Decision On Trans Fat Labeling Class Action

October 10th, 2018

On October 4, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the lower court’s ruling in Hawkins v. The Kroger Company, No. 3:15-cv-02320, holding that a “0g Trans...

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New York State Increases Protections against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

October 9th, 2018

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, New York workers will be assured additional resources to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.  Employers in the Empire State will be required to establish a...

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Tesla and Musk Settle for $40 Million with SEC over Musk’s Misleading Tweet

October 2nd, 2018

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed a civil complaint on September 27, 2018 against Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk (“Musk”) for making false and...

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California Federal Court Approves “Excellent” $166 Million Settlement for Direct Purchasers of Lidoderm

September 17th, 2018

Last week, a federal judge in California approved a $166 million settlement for a class of direct purchasers who bought the pain medication drug Lidoderm.  Faruqi & Faruqi served as co-lead...

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Ninth Circuit Criticizes Overuse Of Extrinsic Documents By Defendants Seeking To Dismiss Securities Fraud Cases

September 14th, 2018

On August 13, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Khoja v. Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., No. 16-56069, 2018 WL 3826298 (9th Cir. Aug. 13, 2018) reversing the United State...

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Federal Court Sustains Criminal Securities Fraud Case Over Initial Coin Offering

September 13th, 2018

U.S. District Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the Eastern District of New York ruled Tuesday that a criminal case alleging that Maksim Zaslavskiy committed securities fraud in connection with the sale...

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Oh My Darling, Memantine: Summary Judgment Denied and Class Certified in the Namenda case

August 22nd, 2018

On August 2, 2018, Judge McMahon denied Forest’s motion for summary judgment and granted certification of a class of Direct Purchasers in In re Namenda Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation. ...

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