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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Jan 19, 2017, 20:42 ET Perovskite thin film tandem solar cell patent granted by the US Patent Office to Solar-Tectic LLC

Solar-Tectic LLC ("ST") announced today that a patent application for a germanium perovskite thin film tandem solar cell has been allowed by the US...


Jan 19, 2017, 19:00 ET Honeywell Files Lawsuit Against Code Corporation Claiming Widespread Patent Infringement

Honeywell (NYSE: HON), an industry leader in scanning and productivity solutions, today filed a lawsuit against Code Corp., a Salt Lake City,...


Jan 19, 2017, 18:36 ET Fish & Richardson's Pro Bono Efforts Yield Five Clemency Grants by President Obama

Fish & Richardson today announced that it has obtained clemency for five pro bono clients the firm represented through the firm's...


Jan 19, 2017, 18:33 ET SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses In Excess Of $100,000 Investing In Rent-A-Center, Inc. To Contact The Firm Before Lead Plaintiff Deadline

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Rent-A-Center, Inc. ("Rent-A-Center" or the "Company")...


Jan 19, 2017, 17:30 ET Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust

Harwood Feffer LLP (www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment...


Jan 19, 2017, 16:01 ET Milbank Prevails in Appeal Before the Second Circuit with Significant Implications for Corporate Debt Market

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has secured a significant victory in the Second Circuit that attracted wide-spread attention in the...


Jan 19, 2017, 13:45 ET Consumers Win $246 Million in Savings From Prop 103 Rate Challenges in 2016; Insurance Industry Launches New Attack on Consumer Participation, Says Consumer Watchdog

California consumers and small business owners saved $246 million on their insurance in 2016 thanks to public rate challenges brought by Consumer...


Jan 19, 2017, 13:18 ET SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of OneMain Holdings, Inc. (OMF)

Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of OneMain Holdings, Inc. ("OneMain" or the...


Jan 19, 2017, 13:14 ET Bloomberg Law Looks To The Year Ahead In Health Care At January 26 Los Angeles Event

Bloomberg Law today announced that it is hosting a first look at the biggest federal and California health care regulatory and policy...


Jan 19, 2017, 11:37 ET Multi-Million Dollar Punitive Damage Judgement Awarded To Mulcahy LLP Client

The folks at Safeguard Business Systems won't easily forget Mulcahy LLP. On Friday, an Idaho court entered judgment of more than $6 million –...


Jan 19, 2017, 11:16 ET SHAREHOLDER ALERT - Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Dollar General Corporation (DG) & Lead Plaintiff Deadline: March 20, 2017

Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC notifies investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Dollar General...


Jan 19, 2017, 11:16 ET Investor Alert: Kaplan Fox Announces Investigation Of Gigamon, Inc.

Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com) is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Gigamon, Inc. ("Gigamon" or the "Company")...


Jan 19, 2017, 11:14 ET Pittsburgh Law Office of Alfred G. Yates Jr., PC Announces Investigation of Carbylan Therapeutics, Inc. (CBYL), currently known as KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (KALV)

Law Office of Alfred G. Yates Jr., PC is investigating whether certain officers and directors of Carbylan Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQGM: CBYL)...


Jan 19, 2017, 11:01 ET Shareholder Class Action Filed Against Rent-A-Center, Inc. - RCII

The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP announces that a shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against Rent-A-Center, Inc....


Jan 19, 2017, 09:05 ET Biocept Awarded Patent in Australia for the Use of Antibodies in Microchannels to Capture Circulating Tumor Cells and Other Rare Cells

Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC), a leading commercial provider of clinically actionable liquid biopsy tests to improve the management of cancer...


Jan 19, 2017, 08:30 ET Mesothelioma Victims Center Offers Construction Workers with Mesothelioma a Customized Plan: How to Hire the Nation's Most Capable Lawyers for A Better Financial Settlement

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging a construction worker, or a skilled trades worker who has recently been diagnosed with...


Jan 19, 2017, 00:03 ET SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses In Excess Of $250,000 Investing In Universal Health Services, Inc. To Contact The Firm Before Lead Plaintiff Deadline

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Universal Health Services, Inc. ("Universal Health" or the...


Jan 18, 2017, 20:12 ET Federal Court Rules In Favor Of SAF In Challenge To Chicago Gun Regulations

A three-judge panel of the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today handed the Second Amendment Foundation a victory in its challenge of...


Jan 18, 2017, 18:53 ET SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses In Excess Of $100,000 Investing In General Cable Corporation To Contact The Firm Before Lead Plaintiff Deadline

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in General Cable Corporation ("General Cable" or the...


Jan 18, 2017, 17:54 ET Mallinckrodt And Federal Trade Commission Resolve Questcor Matter

Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has reached agreement with the U.S....


Jan 18, 2017, 17:28 ET WeissLaw LLP: VCA, Inc. Acquisition May Not Be in the Best Interests of WOOF Shareholders

WeissLaw LLP is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the Board of Directors of VCA, Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF)...


Jan 18, 2017, 17:27 ET Monteverde & Associates PC Files Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf of Shareholders of Western Refining, Inc. in the Western District of Texas

Notice is hereby given that Monteverde & Associates PC has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for Western...


Jan 18, 2017, 17:26 ET SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces an Investigation of Vascular Solutions, Inc. - VASC

Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a boutique securities firm headquartered at the Empire State...


Jan 18, 2017, 17:15 ET MYT Works, Inc. Secures Patent for Multi-Purpose Camera Movement Tools

MYT Works, Inc. the only New York-based camera movement product manufacturer, is happy to announce that they have secured a patent for their camera...