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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Aug 26, 2016, 09:41 ET UPCOMING DEADLINE: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Ambac Financial Group, Inc. Shareholders of a Class Action and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of August 29, 2016 - AMBC

 The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: To: All persons or entities who purchased shares of Ambac Financial...


Aug 26, 2016, 08:45 ET Panama City, Florida OB/GYN, Represented by Josh M. Bloom, Esq. and Gordon Lea, Esq. of Lubell Rosen, Obtains Complete Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

 Josh M. Bloom, Esq., associate; and Gordon Lea, Esq., partner; both of preeminent law firm Lubell Rosen, recently obtained a complete defense...


Aug 26, 2016, 06:00 ET TINA.org Files FTC Complaint Over Kardashian/Jenner Instagram Marketing

Ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) has followed through on a recent warning to the Kardashian/Jenner family and the companies they...


Aug 25, 2016, 21:19 ET Independent Maps disappointed with Supreme Court ruling; weighing option of seeking rehearing

 Dennis FitzSimons, Chair of Independent Maps, on Thursday issued the following statement in response to the Illinois Supreme Court's 4 to 3...


Aug 25, 2016, 21:05 ET SHAREHOLDER UPDATE: Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces an Investigation of The Board of Directors of AEP Industries, Inc. -AEPI

 Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of AEP Industries,...


Aug 25, 2016, 18:30 ET Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.

 Ryan & Maniskas, LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court for the Southern District of New...


Aug 25, 2016, 17:38 ET Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of AEP Industries Inc.

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


Aug 25, 2016, 17:04 ET Shareholder Class Action Filed Against The GEO Group, Inc. - GEO

 The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP announces that a shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against The GEO Group,...


Aug 25, 2016, 15:26 ET Attorney Jonathan Emord Takes on the FDA Over Electroshock (ECT) Device

 In December 2015, the FDA issued a proposed order to down-classify the device used to deliver electroshock therapy. Today, Attorney Jonathan...


Aug 25, 2016, 14:51 ET Vanda Patents Found Valid and Infringed in Fanapt® ANDA Litigation

 Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA) today announced that Judge Gregory M. Sleet of the United States District Court for the...


Aug 25, 2016, 14:34 ET California Revises Regulation 1590 Addressing Lump-Sum Charges for Printed and Digital News Content

 California Regulation 1590 has been amended in an effort to clarify its application to sales of newspapers made available in tangible and...


Aug 25, 2016, 13:00 ET Theodora Oringher Obtains $26 Million Settlement For Its Client County of Orange Against Tata Consultancy Services

Theodora Oringher PC has secured a $26 million settlement for its client County of Orange in a lawsuit filed by the firm against global IT services...


Aug 25, 2016, 12:51 ET SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Purcell Julie & Lefkowitz LLP Is Investigating Express Scripts Holding Company for Potential Breaches Of Fiduciary Duty By Its Board of Directors

 Purcell Julie & Lefkowitz LLP, a class action law firm dedicated to representing shareholders nationwide, is investigating a potential...


Aug 25, 2016, 11:49 ET Citizens For A Pro-Business Delaware Releases Ad Stating The Court Appointed Custodian's Costs Are 'Out Of Control' In TransPerfect Case

Starting this week, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD), an advocacy group focused on saving the jobs of 4,000 TransPerfect employees, is...


Aug 25, 2016, 11:00 ET Attorney Carney Shegerian Issues Statement on $19.5 Million Qualcomm Gender Discrimination Suit Settlement

 Carney Shegerian, founder of Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, recently commented on the $19.5...


Aug 25, 2016, 10:33 ET Dr. Vincent Makhlouf de Magnifica Figura Recibe la Patente para Instrumento de Aumento de Glúteos

Dr. Vincent Makhlouf, cirujano de Magnifica Figura, un centro de cirugía plástica con sede en Chicago, cree que los hombres y las...


Aug 25, 2016, 10:28 ET Paralyzed Motorcycle Rider Sues Yamaha Over Throttle Defect

A Texas man is suing Yamaha Motor Co. claiming a defective motorcycle throttle that was the subject of a safety alert to dealers but not to...


Aug 25, 2016, 10:00 ET NMB Dismisses Challenges Against Teamsters At Flexjet, Flight Options

On Monday, the National Mediation Board (NMB) dismissed challenges filed by Flexjet and Flight Options against the International Brotherhood of...


Aug 25, 2016, 09:30 ET McGlinchey Stafford Launches "Flood Law Blog": Business Source for Louisiana Flood Recovery Legal News and Opinion

McGlinchey Stafford, a national law firm with offices in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana, has launched the Flood Law...


Aug 25, 2016, 09:00 ET John B. Manning Returns as Co-Chair of Perrin Conferences' National Asbestos Litigation Conference

John B. Manning of Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP (MG+M) will serve as co-chair of Perrin Conferences' Asbestos Litigation Conference: A...


Aug 25, 2016, 08:53 ET Navico: ITC Bolsters Ban on Garmin® DownVü™ Products

Navico – the world's largest manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and...


Aug 25, 2016, 08:30 ET Pingtan Marine Enterprise Announces Dismissal of a Securities Class Action by Federal Court

Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. (Nasdaq: PME) ("Company") a global fishing company based in the People's Republic of China (PRC), today announced...


Aug 25, 2016, 07:59 ET AEP INDUSTRIES (AEPI) ALERT: Johnson & Weaver, LLP Launches an Investigation into the Fairness of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of AEP Industries Inc.; Are Shareholders Getting a Fair Deal?

Shareholder rights law firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP has launched an investigation into whether the board members of AEP Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:...


Aug 24, 2016, 18:15 ET SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Goldcorp, Inc. - GG

Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Goldcorp, Inc. ("Goldcorp" or the "Company") (NYSE: GG). Such investors are advised...


Aug 24, 2016, 16:47 ET Mylan Invalidates Two of Teva's Copaxone® 40 mg/mL Patents Via U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Inter Partes Review Proceeding

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has ruled in favor of Mylan in its inter partes...