Legal Issues This category contains the most recent legal news, including releases regarding new and ongoing legal action and investigations, class-action suits, appeals processes, judgements and settlements. Also included are releases pertaining to the growth and performance of the legal sector and firms, with reports of office openings and expansions as well as significant new hires and partnerships. This section also includes the latest patent law news, with releases covering new applications, granted patents, appeals, and challenges.

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Jul 20, 2017, 23:04 ET Trump Administration tosses proposed rule adding gas processing plants to TRI

Today the Trump Administration rolled out the Unified Agenda, a regulatory scorecard/roadmap of the status of an administration's agencies'...


Jul 20, 2017, 22:04 ET AVISTA CORP INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of Avista Corporation

Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the...


Jul 20, 2017, 22:04 ET NEFF CORP INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of Neff Corporation

Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the...


Jul 20, 2017, 20:18 ET Rowley Law PLLC is Investigating Bank Mutual Corporation and its Board of Directors for Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty

Rowley Law PLLC is investigating potential claims against Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ: BKMU) and its board of directors for breach of fiduciary...


Jul 20, 2017, 17:51 ET Conversant Announces Renaming of its Subsidiary Core Wireless to Conversant Wireless

OTTAWA, July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. announced today that its Core Wireless Licensing S.à.r.l....


Jul 20, 2017, 17:00 ET Vision Care Specialists, Inc., Notice of Data Breach

On May 22, 2017, Vision Care Specialists, Inc. ("VCS") learned that on or about May 20, 2017 the VCS administrative office was burglarized....


Jul 20, 2017, 16:27 ET Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Care Capital Properties, Inc.

Notice is hereby given that Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of...


Jul 20, 2017, 16:10 ET Checks and Balances Project Calls Upon FIU and American Hotel & Lodging Assn. to Release Grant Application Records for $68K Study

Checks and Balances Project (C&BP), a national investigative watchdog blog, today called upon Florida International University (FIU) to...


Jul 20, 2017, 16:00 ET Attorney Eli V. Hammond Featured as a Divorce Expert on E!

A Certified Family Law Specialist at Claery & Hammond, LLP, Attorney Eli V. Hammond was featured on the new hit E! TV show, The Second Wives...


Jul 20, 2017, 15:41 ET Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Avista Corporation

Harwood Feffer LLP (www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Avista Corporation ("Avista" or the...


Jul 20, 2017, 12:45 ET IMPORTANT INVESTOR ALERT: Khang & Khang LLP Announces a Securities Class Action Lawsuit against DryShips Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses Exceeding $500,000 to Contact the Firm

Khang & Khang LLP (the "Firm") announces the filing of a securities class action lawsuit against DryShips Inc. ("DryShips" or the "Company")...


Jul 20, 2017, 11:53 ET The Vrdolyak Law Group Recovers $4.5 Million for Truck Accident Victim

The Vrdolyak Law Group recovered $4.5 million for an Illinois man who sustained multiple injuries in an accident with a truck. The trucking...


Jul 20, 2017, 11:45 ET SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Quanta Services, Inc. (PWR)

Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of Quanta Services, Inc....


Jul 20, 2017, 09:30 ET Rowley Law PLLC is Investigating Avista Corporation and its Board of Directors for Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty

Rowley Law PLLC is investigating potential claims against Avista Corporation (NYSE: AVA) and its board of directors for breach of fiduciary duty...


Jul 20, 2017, 09:30 ET Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is Investigating Waters Corporation (WAT) on Behalf of its Shareholders

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, is investigating potential wrongdoing at Waters Corporation ("Waters" or the...


Jul 20, 2017, 09:30 ET Federal Circuit Affirms Validity of GTL Biometric Security Patent, All Claims of Key Inmate Communications Patent Deemed Valid

GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology, education solutions that assist in rehabilitating inmates, and payment services solutions for...


Jul 20, 2017, 08:30 ET Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Veteran With Mesothelioma Because of Asbestos Exposure on a US Navy Aircraft Carrier to Call About the Nation's Top Lawyers for Compensation

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are committed to making certain a Navy Veteran with confirmed mesothelioma has on-the-spot...


Jul 20, 2017, 08:00 ET Wilshire Law Firm Files Lawsuit Against Sabre Corporation For Hotel Data Breach

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Bobby Saadian and Colin Jones of Wilshire Law Firm filed a proposed class action lawsuit in a federal district court...


Jul 20, 2017, 08:00 ET CureVac to Receive Patent Claiming the Combination of mRNA Vaccines with Anti-PD-1 Antibodies

CureVac AG, a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company pioneering the field of mRNA-based drugs, today announced it has been granted a Notice of...


Jul 20, 2017, 07:12 ET AVISTA (AVA) ALERT: J&W Investigates Proposed Sale of Avista Corporation; Is $53 a Fair Price?

Shareholder rights law firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP (J&W) has launched an investigation into whether the board members of Avista Corporation...


Jul 20, 2017, 07:08 ET SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Hynes Keller & Hernandez, LLC Announces Investigation of Aaron's, Inc. (AAN)

Hynes Keller & Hernandez, LLC is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) concerning...


Jul 20, 2017, 07:00 ET EnteroMedics Announces Receipt of European Patent Certificate

EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ:ETRM), a developer of minimally invasive medical devices to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal...


Jul 20, 2017, 05:00 ET Mt. Hope Project's Supplemental EIS Published in Federal Register, Moving Project Towards ROD

General Moly, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE MKT and TSX: GMO), the only western exchange listed, pure-play molybdenum mineral development company,...


Jul 19, 2017, 19:20 ET SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Khang & Khang LLP Announces Securities Class Action Lawsuit against Arconic Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm

Khang & Khang LLP (the "Firm") announces the filing of a securities class action lawsuit against Arconic Inc. ("Arconic" or the "Company")...


Jul 19, 2017, 19:19 ET IMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Lundin Law PC Announces a Securities Class Action Lawsuit against DryShips Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses In Excess of $500,000 to Contact the Firm

Lundin Law PC, a shareholder rights firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against DryShips Inc. ("DryShips" or the "Company")...