Will Class-Action Litigation of Ashley Madison Account Holders Succeed?

The second data dump comes after Biderman questioned the credibility of the hacker’s claims, with the Impact Team taunting him with a message regarding Thursday’s disclosure, “Hey Noel, you can admit it’s real now.” As reality does indeed set in for both ALM and the millions of users whose personal lives may be altered forever by the leak, sorting out legal liability in the matter will be messy.


Final Ex-Executives Plead Guilty over West Virginia Chemical Spill

Charleston U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said that his agency was focused on pursuing prison time for the former executives as a stronger deterrent than financial penalties. Goodwin said, “Executives are used to writing checks. It sends a stronger message if they have to trade their three-piece suits for a prison jumpsuit.”




NLRB Claims Lack of Jurisdiction, Dismisses Northwestern Football Players’ Petition to Unionize

In the dismissal, the NLRB wrote, “the Board held that asserting jurisdiction would not promote labor stability due to the nature and structure of NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).” The NLRB wrote that the dismissal is specific to this particular petition saying, “This decision is narrowly focused to apply only to the players in this case and does not preclude reconsideration of this issue in the future.”


Two Citigroup Subsidiaries reach $180 Million Hedge Fund Fraud Settlements

As part of to the settlements, Citigroup does not admit, nor deny the SEC charges. The proceeds of the agreement will be diverted to investors who were harmed by the funds. Both investments were sold through Citigroup Private Bank as well as through Smith Barney. Citigroup spokesperson Danielle Romero-Apsilos said in an emailed statement, “We are pleased to have resolved this matter,” although offering little elaboration.


Baby Powder – Ovarian Cancer Link?

“Shower to Shower a day helps keep odors away,” and just may cause ovarian cancer. Johnson’s Baby Powder may also be a culprit. Studies suggest nearly a quarter of women diagnosed used one of these products, leading researchers to think that there may be a baby powder – ovarian cancer link. Estimates provided by the


Three More Birth-Defect Lawsuits add to GSK’s Zofran Tally as MDL Deadline Approaches

The lawsuits accuse GSK of “off-label” marketing, that is, it is prescribed for ailments (pregnancy) that is not mentioned in the drug’s official FDA labeling. Zofran’s 1991 FDA approval was for “treatment of nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy and surgery.” According to San Francisco attorney Rachel Abrams, speaking at a bar conference in the city regarding the lawsuits, “If they’re marketing and pushing a drug for a certain indication, and don’t have FDA approval for that indication, that’s a problem for GSK in and of itself.”


Connecticut High-Court Rules against Death Penalty

The Connecticut legislature voted in 2012 to abolish the death penalty, however, that measure only affected future crimes committed in the state. Calling it unconstitutional, Associate Justice Richard Palmer wrote the majority opinion, stating that the death penalty “no longer comports with contemporary standards of decency and no longer serves any legitimate penological purpose.”


New York’s “Responsible Banking” Law Ruled Unconstitutional

In U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Monday, Judge Katherine Polk Failla issued New York’s mayor Bill De Blasio a notable defeat of a law intended to regulate the community-mindedness of the many financial institutions that inhabit the city. New York’s city council passed the Responsible Banking Act (RBA) in 2012, requiring banks in the