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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Issues Landmark Decision Holding that Failing to Properly Mark Imports with their Foreign Country of Origin Can Give Rise to False Claims Act Liability

October 6, 2016 – In an important case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit yesterday ruled that if a company knowingly evades customs duties by importing goods that are not properly marked with their foreign country of origin, that company is subject to being sued by whistleblowers under […]

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Warranty Class Certified In Target Flushable Wipe Suit

Law360, New York (September 20, 2016, 6:53 PM EDT) — An Ohio federal judge certified a class of consumers Tuesday bringing warranty allegations against Target Corp. over flushable wipes that allegedly clog plumbing, partially granting a purchaser’s request but holding that fraud claims must proceed individually and injunctive relief would serve no purpose. [Read more…]

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BofA Gets Final Approval Of $27M Settlement After Objections

(August 5, 2016, 3:50 PM ET) — A Pennsylvania federal judge gave the final stamp of approval on Thursday to a $27.5 million settlement between Bank of America and a proposed class of account holders who sued the bank for improperly imposing overdraft fees, rejecting concerns raised by a so-called “professional objector.” [Read more…]

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BofA Class Objects To ‘Professional Objectors’ In $27M Deal

New York (July 28, 2016, 9:27 PM ET) — A plaintiff who has previously made objections in at least eight other cases is wrongfully trying to derail a $27.5 million settlement between Bank of America and a proposed class of account holders who sued the bank for improperly imposing overdraft fees, a Pennsylvania federal judge […]

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Calif. Olive Oil Buyers Win Cert. In False Ad Row

Law360, New York (July 15, 2016, 6:51 PM ET) — A California federal judge on Friday granted class certification to a group of consumers who claim that they were misled by “Imported from Italy” labels on Filippo Berio olive oil, rejecting the company’s arguments that the woman leading the class wasn’t an adequate representative. [Read […]

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