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Royal Park strikes out again in last-gasp wave of MBS trustee suits

It’s been a tough few months for Royal Park Investments and its lawyers at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla of Manhattan refused to certify a class led by Royal Park, which sued Wells Fargo for failing in its duties as the trustee of two mortgage-backed securities trusts. Judge Failla adopted the recommendation of the magistrate in the Wells Fargo case, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn, who found individual issues – including cons

Federalist Society is silent on liberal counterpart’s call for joint defense of Mueller probe

On Tuesday, the president of the left-leaning American Constitution Society released a letter addressed to Eugene Meyer, president of the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies, a legal group that wields enormous influence in conservative politics. ACS’s Caroline Fredrickson asked Meyer and the Federalist Society to team up with her members in a joint effort to avert the constitutional crisis that will ensue if President Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller o

Chinese, U.S. governments to face off in SCOTUS trade skirmish

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted an extremely unusual motion by China’s Ministry of Commerce, allowing the ministry to present oral argument on April 24, when the justices hear a big antitrust case by U.S. Vitamin C purchasers suing Chinese vitamin makers accused of price-rigging.

Is this the case that will upend legal marketing?

Morgan & Morgan is a nationwide firm of more than 350 lawyers, many with significant trial experience. The firm wins jury verdicts. It also has the legal chops to have been appointed to multidistrict litigation steering committees, including a spot on the expanded plaintiffs’ executive committee in the giant opioid litigation. Morgan & Morgan, in other words, is not a pure legal marketing shop that runs ads looking for clients who will then be referred to other firms.

7th Circuit kills another big data breach class action defense

Three years ago, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upended data breach class action litigation when it ruled in Remijas v. Neiman Marcus (794 F.3d 688) that consumers whose confidential information has been stolen by hackers have constitutional standing to sue. The 7th Circuit was the first federal appellate court to reject defense arguments that data breach victims hadn’t suffered enough of an injury to satisfy the standing requirements the U.S. Supreme Court established in 2013

Appeal could jeopardize CFPB win in landmark tribal sovereignty case

Online lender CashCall filed a notice of appeal Tuesday in a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enforcement action that set precedent on whether consumer lenders can evade state interest rate caps by affiliating with Native American tribes and invoking tribal sovereignty. In 2016, U.S. District Judge John Walter of Los Angeles granted partial summary judgment (2016 WL 4820635) to the CFPB, holding that CashCall was the true lender, rather than a company owned by a member of the Che