Sampson and Page Obtain Dismissal of FLSA Suit Against Auto Club Services
The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota dismissed with prejudice a complaint alleging fraud and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims against Auto Club Services, Inc. The plaintiff claimed Auto Club failed to disclose customer credit score requirements that affected her ability to sell policies and meet sales projections; she also claimed Auto Club failed to pay her overtime.
Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Mirena MDL
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of litigation in which plaintiffs sought recovery for injuries they alleged were caused by Bayer’s intrauterine contraceptive system, Mirena®. Nearly 1,300 cases were certified as part of an MDL in 2013; the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the cases in July 2016.
Shook Wins Mesh Verdict for Boston Scientific
Shook, Hardy & Bacon obtained a full defense verdict in a pelvic mesh case in Delaware when a jury found that Boston Scientific’s Lynx pelvic mesh sling was not unreasonably dangerous and that the company was not negligent in the product’s design; the jury declined to award the plaintiff any damages.
Schwartz Explains ALI Meeting and Comment Protocols in ALI Reporter
Shook’s Co-Chair of Public Policy Victor Schwartz explains American Law Institute meeting protocols for new members as well as those who want to make the most of their membership for The ALI Reporter.
Ford Wins Summary Judgment in California Truck Buyback Class Action
A federal court in California has granted Shook’s motion for summary judgment, defeating a putative nationwide class action against Ford Motor Company in which the plaintiffs claimed the automaker violated the Song-Beverly Act by deducting repair costs for abnormal wear from buyback agreements.