Unfair Competition. Legal news and articles for April 20 - 25, 2017

Who's Suing Uber Now?: Lyft DriversCommercial Litigator Todd C. Toral Joins Jenner & Block In Los AngelesArbitration Clause Cannot Bar Claims for Public Injunctive ReliefNew Antitrust and Competition Law Powerhouse FormsCourt Dismisses Peeling Paint Class Action Against Hyundai, But Grants Third Opportunity to AmendUber, France spar over whether company is a transport serviceUber, France spar over whether company is a transport serviceCalifornia Supreme Court Throws Down the Gauntlet on Arbitration ...Guest editorial: Trump order on job visas is reasonable[ April 24, 2017 ] The Many Lawsuits and “Sins of Wells Fargo Bank” BusinessSensible immigration orderThe many lawsuits and “Sins of Wells Fargo”, Part IITrump Administration Launches National-Security Probe on Steel Imports -- 2nd UpdateMichael Jordan: “Qiao Dan” is Me! Michael Jordan's trademark fight in China over his Name RightsThe Many lawsuits and “Sins of Wells Fargo”, Part II

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In Brooklyn's kosher pizza war, modern tastes battle ancient law
MyAJCMarch 30, 2017

JOSHUA BRIGHT/NYT Basil Pizza & Wine Bar, left, and Calabria Pizza, right, in New York, March 17, 2017. The two kosher pizza restaurants in Brooklyn fought in rabbinical court, before Hasidic judges, over a violation of Talmudic law on unfair competition.more »

Maloney v. T3Media, Inc.
The RecorderApril 5, 2017

Code § 3344, common law right of publicity, and Unfair Competition Law (UCL), Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et seq. In October 2014, T3Media moved to strike the complaint pursuant to California's anti-SLAPP statute. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 425.16.more »

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Who's Suing Uber Now?: Lyft Drivers
The RecorderApril 25, 2017

The suit seeks to certify both a nationwide class of drivers who drove for Lyft but not Uber, as well as a California-only class of similarly situated drivers to pursue claims under the state's unfair competition law and California's constitutional ...more »

Commercial Litigator Todd C. Toral Joins Jenner & Block In Los Angeles
Yahoo FinanceApril 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jenner & Block is pleased to announce today that Todd C. Toral, an accomplished commercial litigator with significant experience handling complex litigation and cross-border matters, has joined the firm as a ...more »

Arbitration Clause Cannot Bar Claims for Public Injunctive Relief
JD Supra (press release)April 25, 2017

McGill filed a class action against Citibank asserting violations of three California statutes that provide for injunctive relief: the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), False Advertising Law (FAL) and Unfair Competition Law (UCL). Citibank sought to ...more »

New Antitrust and Competition Law Powerhouse Forms
Yahoo FinanceApril 25, 2017

What happens when two antitrust heavyweights from opposite ends of the country meet? If they are like Daniel Mogin of The Mogin Law Firm, P.C. in San Diego and Jonathan Rubin of Rubin PLLC in Washington, they'd meet over some huge cases, rejoice in ...more »

Court Dismisses Peeling Paint Class Action Against Hyundai, But Grants Third Opportunity to Amend
Lexology (registration)April 25, 2017

The court dismissed plaintiffs' warranty, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, and state consumer protection claims without prejudice, with the exception of a Massachusetts Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practice Act claim, which was ...more »

Uber, France spar over whether company is a transport service
NasdaqApril 25, 2017

(Corrects paragraph 14 to show Ismi-Nedjadi represents a taxi driver, not French prosecutor) * Uber says it is digital service, not a transport service * App operator says France did not notify Brussels of its taxi law * Court battle is latest series ...more »

Uber, France spar over whether company is a transport service
NasdaqApril 24, 2017

Uber says it is digital service, not a transport service * App operator says France did not notify Brussels of its taxi law * Court battle is latest series of cases, bans in Europe By Julia FiorettiLUXEMBOURG, April 24 (Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing app ...more »

California Supreme Court Throws Down the Gauntlet on Arbitration ...
The National Law ReviewApril 24, 2017

The California Supreme Court is no stranger to invalidating mandatory arbitration provisions. Recently, however, the court lay down yet another challenge to the ...more »

Guest editorial: Trump order on job visas is reasonable
Ventura County StarApril 23, 2017

That absolutely appears to happen in some cases. But the solution isn't to scrap H-1B, it's to strike the right balance between the legitimate needs of companies to fill jobs and protections for domestic workers from unfair competition. Surely, the ...more »

[ April 24, 2017 ] The Many Lawsuits and “Sins of Wells Fargo Bank” Business
Jacksonville Free PressApril 22, 2017

In 2014 in the case of Garcia et al. vs. Wells Fargo, the bank was sued for violating the California unfair competition law by deceiving its customers that debit card purchases would be posted chronologically to their accounts when in fact Wells Fargo ...more »

Sensible immigration order
Kearney HubApril 21, 2017

Based on his inflammatory — and familiar — rhetoric regarding immigration and the “theft of American prosperity” that Donald Trump spouted in a campaign-style appearance in Wisconsin this week, one might assume the “America First” president was ...more »

The many lawsuits and “Sins of Wells Fargo”, Part II
NorthdallasgazetteApril 21, 2017

In 2014 in the case of Garcia et al vs. Wells Fargo, the bank was sued for violating the California unfair competition law by deceiving its customers that debit card purchases would be posted chronologically to their accounts when in fact Wells Fargo ...more »

Trump Administration Launches National-Security Probe on Steel Imports -- 2nd Update
Fox BusinessApril 20, 2017

The administration is launching the study under a trade law that was regularly invoked in the 1970s and 1980s to justify curbs on imports ranging from machine tools and semiconductors. But the law has rarely been invoked ... Still, Mr. Trump promised a ...more »

Michael Jordan: “Qiao Dan” is Me! Michael Jordan's trademark fight in China over his Name Rights
Lexology (registration)April 20, 2017

This article was originally published on AllAboutIP – Mayer Brown's blog on relevant developments in the fields of intellectual property and unfair competition law. For intellectual property-themed videos, Mayer Brown has launched a dedicated channel ...more »

The Many lawsuits and “Sins of Wells Fargo”, Part II
NorthdallasgazetteApril 20, 2017

Wells Fargo, the bank, was sued for Breach of Contract-Wrongful Foreclosure; in February 2011, in a class action lawsuit brought in the State of Georgia on behalf of veterans, the court found that Wells Fargo overcharged veterans on mortgages and was ...more »

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