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Cases of Interest
Plaintiffs filed a putative class action complaint against Twitter claiming violations of the WARN Act (29 U.S. Code section 2101) and violations of California’s equivalent state law (Cal. Lab. Code section 1400).
A complaint was filed in this court charging David Wayne Depape with violations of 18 U.S.C. § 115(a)(1)(A) and (B), assault on the immediate family member of a federal official, and of 18 U.S.C. § 1201(d), attempted kidnapping of a federal official.
In re: Social Media Adolescent Addiction/Personal Injury Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 3047)
This is a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) involving various defendants such as Meta Platforms, Inc., Instagram LLC, Snap, Inc., TikTok, Inc., ByteDance, Inc., YouTube LLC, Google LLC, and Alphabet Inc. Plaintiffs have alleged that the defendants’ social media platforms are defective because they are designed to maximize screen time, which can encourage addictive behavior in adolescents. As alleged, this conduct results in various emotional and physical harms, including death.
Professional golfers allege that the PGA acted an unlawful monopoly in suspending them for playing for LIV, Inc. They seek injunctive relief through a temporary restraining order that would permit them to compete in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, former executive of health technology corporation Theranos, was charged along with Elizabeth Holmes with wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349. The charges stem from Defendants’ allegedly deceptive representations about their company and its medical testing technology. Defendants are to be tried separately; Ms. Holmes’ trial concluded in January 2022.
Elizabeth A. Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, former executives of health technology corporation Theranos, are charged with wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349. The charges stem from Defendants’ allegedly deceptive representations about their company and its medical testing technology.
MDL case involving the role of McKinsey & Co., Inc., in providing advice to opioid manufacturers in the sale of prescription opioid drugs. Plaintiffs are cities, counties, tribal governments, and other entities alleging various claims including public nuisance, negligence, fraud, unjust enrichment, violation of consumer protection statutes, and federal RICO claims.
Plaintiff Epic Games, Inc. brings this action against defendant Apple Inc., alleging violations of antitrust laws through its Apple App Store policies on iOS devices. Apple counterclaims that Epic Games has breached its developer agreements and App Store guidelines by introducing a direct pay option on iOS devices in Epic Games’ videogame Fortnite.
Class action by state prisoners alleging inadequate health care and overcrowding
(Compassionate Release Waiver)
Court rejects a plea agreement containing a modified waiver of compassionate release, holding that the waiver is contrary to Congressional intent.
Plaintiffs, civil immigration detainees, filed a Class Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Class Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief against Defendant, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), challenging plaintiffs' conditions of confinement in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Multidistrict litigation grouping cases alleging, in part, that JLI has marketed its JUUL nicotine delivery products to minors, that JLI’s marketing misrepresents or omits that JUUL products are more potent and addictive than cigarettes, and that JLI promotes nicotine addiction.
Plaintiffs seek to enjoin enforcement of interim final rule providing that noncitizens who transit through another country prior to reaching the southern border of the United States are ineligible for asylum here
Extradition proceedings for former President of Peru
Plaintiffs challenge the Department of Homeland Security's "Migrant Protection Protocols" under which asylum seekers are "returned to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings."
Multidistrict litigation arising from alleged unauthorized use of a software-based defeat device resulting in the misstatement of vehicle emissions data by car maker
Plaintiffs seek to prevent enforcement of an interim final rule providing that all persons who enter the country in violation of the "Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States" are ineligible for asylum.