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Military spotlighted in False Claims Act whistleblower recovery

We noted a clear reality concerning fraud claims commenced under the U.S. False Claims Act in a recent blog post at the pro-consumer website of Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah (with offices in Connecticut and several other states spanning the country). And that is this, as stressed in our January 8 entry: Whistleblower cases filed […]

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The Legal Grey Area Surrounding Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

This article looks at what ICOs are and why the SEC is leaning towards viewing them as securities. Michael Major Initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) are similar to initial public offerings (“IPOs”) in that they are a type of fundraising campaign in which investors buy into a new venture. In contrast to IPOs, however, ICO investors […]

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Material considerations regarding securities class action lawsuits

It is likely that many Connecticut readers of our full-service business and consumer advocacy law firm have heard about class action lawsuits. Even so, they might not command a comprehensive grasp of the details. That is eminently understandable for any individual who has never been designated as part of a class being collectively represented by […]

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Judge Narrows Claims Ford Must Face In Class Action Over Allegedly Defective Sunroofs

On January 16, 2018, Judge Ronald B. Leighton, of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, ruled that Ford Motor Company (“Ford”) must face some of the claims in a proposed class action over allegedly defective sunroofs that can spontaneously shatter. Plaintiffs, Jessica and Jacob Beaty (“Plaintiffs”), allege that the panoramic […]

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2018 labor front: lots to think about for employers, workers

What’s in store on the American labor front in 2018? According to multiple commentators in a recent employment law article, lots. The collective view of those parties stresses that a number of trends will materially impact both employers and workers. Moreover, note those voices, differences in emphasis on many matters will be strongly apparent at […]

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Logistics Company Proposes $2.9M Settlement To End Employment Class Action

On January 10, 2018, supply chain company, Geodis LLC (“Geodis”), announced a proposed deal in which it will pay approximately $2.9 million to settle employment claims brought against Ozburn-Hessey Logistics LLC (“Ozburn-Hessey”) (“Defendant”), which was acquired by Geodis in 2015. Valeria Guerrero-Hernandez (“Plaintiff”) filed the action on behalf of a class of an estimated 8,758 […]

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False Claims Act: Regulators busy, wrongdoers not in short supply

The U.S. False Claims Act, which addresses fraudulent claims against federal entities, has clearly stood the test of time. The legislation dates back to Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and is still routinely invoked in cases probing civil and criminal wrongdoing in the fraud realm. As noted in a recent article chronicling FCA money recoveries for fraud […]

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Slowdown in Apple phones' response time leads to multiple lawsuits

Even if you weren’t personally involved, you might still empathize with owners of Apple iPhones reporting that their aging smartphones suffered from slower response times owing to purposeful company policy. If, conversely, you were — or continue to be — one of those owners, you’re now probably flatly irate to hear that Apple software in […]