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Publication Archive: Class Action

$8M Fantasy Sports Settlement Does Not Include FanDuel

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Source: Bloomberg Law
DraftKings Inc. will pay $8 million to resolve class action claims that it engaged in advertising campaigns that misrepresented the difficulty of daily fantasy sports contests and the terms of promotional offers, under the terms of a proposed settlement filed in the District of Massachusetts. The agreement does not include claims against FanDuel Inc. in…Read the article

Class Action Sought for Football Players With Brain Injuries

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Napoli Shkolnik represents two former college football players who have sued the NCAA and the University of Pittsburgh, alleging the school knew about the dangers of head injuries and did nothing. The suits seek class action status for anyone who participated in Pitt’s football program dating to 1952. The complaint alleges six counts against Pitt…Read the article

Law.com Reports on Texas PFAS Class Action Lawsuit

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Source: Law.com Critical Mass
This class action was filed on behalf of the Lubbock, TX residents against AFFF manufacturers for claims of PFAS exposure. DownloadRead the article

Law.com Editor’s Pick Selects $17.5M AFFF Settlement

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Source: Law.com Critical Mass
Law.com’s global newsroom covers litigation at every level, from bet-the-company cases involving multinational litigants to local personal injury lawsuits with statewide implications. Here you’ll find the best of our litigation trend analysis and in-depth commentary from practitioners and judges, along with our coverage of key players, breaking news, game-changing rulings, major recoveries and international cases.…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Future Roundup Deals

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Source: Law360
“By withdrawing the motion seeking class certification, proposed class counsel recognized the legal infirmities the proposed class suffered,” Hunter J. Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, representing the plaintiffs opposed to the Ramirez deal, told Law360 on Wednesday. “Now maybe Monsanto will properly compensate the victims of Roundup.”Read the article

Law.com Reports On Roundup Class Settlement Opposition

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Source: Law.com Critical Mass
Nearly a dozen firms, including Napoli Shkolnik and others, sought an extension to a July 13 deadline to oppose the class settlement, many of them stating that such a deal had “never before been attempted in the history of American jurisprudence” and raised “profound questions” under Rule 23, federal statutes and the U.S. Constitution. “It…Read the article

Bloomberg Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Roundup Cancer Lawsuits

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Source: Bloomberg
By pulling their approval request, backers of the proposal “recognized the legal infirmities the proposed class suffered,” Hunter Shkolnik, a plaintiffs’ lawyer who opposed the idea, said in an emailed statement. “Now maybe Monsanto will properly compensate the victims of Roundup.”Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Roundup Litigation

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Source: Law360
A California federal judge has refused to postpone a hearing on a proposed $1.25 billion class action settlement seeking to resolve potential claims from users of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller who haven’t sued the company or developed cancer yet, saying there’s no reason to delay when the court is already “skeptical” that the settlement is fair.…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Partner Matt Lavin on Viant Lawsuit

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Source: Law360
The lawsuits center on claims that CBH and United Behavioral Health worked with fellow defendant Viant to short payments for claims related to substance use and mental health treatment. A group of patients brought two of the suits, while a group of behavioral health providers launched the other two. “The day of reckoning for them…Read the article

Viant, Cigna Want Out of Behavioral Healthcare Class Action

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Source: Law360
The lawsuits center on claims that CBH and United Behavioral Health worked with fellow defendant Viant to short payments for claims related to substance use and mental health treatment. A group of patients brought two of the suits, while a group of behavioral health providers launched the other two.  Read the article