Class Actions Blog

Teva, Boehringer, and other pharmaceutical companies seek to dismiss indirect purchaser complaints

Posted on: July 2nd, 2015 by Steve Larson

white crossTeva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and other pharmaceutical companies are defendants in multidistrict litigation where it is alleged they engaged in a pay-for-delay scheme over the stroke drug Aggrenox. Our firm and others are representing end-purchaser plaintiffs.  Defendants moved to dismiss the complaints in the Connecticut federal court by six retailers because they didn’t show they directly bought the drug.  The six retailers are Walgreens, RiteAid Corp., Kroger Co., Safeway Inc., Albertsons LLC, and HEB Grocery Co. LP.  Read more…

Jean Sternlight makes compelling argument that mandatory arbitration violates Article III of the Constitution

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by Steve Larson

US Supreme CourtJean Sternlight from UNLV has written a very good article on why the U.S. Supreme Court precedent supports the contention that mandatory arbitration violates Article III of the Constitution.

Cathode ray tube class antitrust class action settles

Posted on: June 30th, 2015 by Steve Larson

MonitorA number of electronics makers, including Philips Electronics North America Corp., Panasonic Corp., Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., Hitachi Ltd., Toshiba and others, have agreed to pay $528 million to settle class action claims that they fixed cathode ray tube (“CRTs”) prices. The plaintiffs — consumers that purchased products containing CRT’s (“indirect purchasers”)  — asked a California federal court to sign off on the settlements totaling $528 million in the long-running antitrust multidistrict litigation. Read more…

Tennessee counties file class action against state over school funding

Posted on: June 24th, 2015 by Steve Larson

school busThe Hamilton County Department of Education has filed a class action lawsuit against the Tennessee Basic Education Program.  Every school district in Tennessee could be part of the lawsuit involving a school funding formula if a judge grants a motion to grant it class-action status.

The suit claims the state has “breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education for the children of this state.” Read more…

Target must disclose any previous data breaches in pending class action

Posted on: June 19th, 2015 by Steve Larson

targetFederal District Court Magistrate Jeffrey J. Keyes in the multidistrict litigation pending in Minneapolis ruled that Target has to tell financial institutions suing over the retailer’s massive 2013 data breach whether it suffered similar attacks in the past and if so, how it responded to them. Read more…

Wells Fargo overdraft class action certified

Posted on: June 16th, 2015 by Steve Larson

FeeOn June 8, the plaintiffs of five Wells Fargo overdraft fee class action lawsuits won class certification for their cases. These five cases are part of the larger, nationwide Wells Fargo overdraft fee multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Wells Fargo Bank NA, all alleging that the bank employs deceptive business practices with its bank overdraft fee policy. Read more…

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  • Steve Larson has been representing investors, consumers and employees in class actions in Oregon for over 20 years. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Stoll Berne in Portland, Oregon.
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