Lawyers from Haynes and Boone, LLP have scored a major victory on behalf of the National Football League, successfully defeating a motion seeking to certify a class action in a lawsuit by Super Bowl XLV ticketholders concerning alleged issues with temporary seating. The firm had earlier obtained dismissal of most of the claims in the case.
The lawsuit had sought in excess of $5 million in damages on behalf of four proposed classes: ticketholders who were denied seats, ticketholders who were delayed in gaining pre-game access to their seats, ticketholders who were relocated to lesser quality seats, and ticketholders who allegedly had obstructed views. The NFL made voluntary reimbursement offers to all ticketholders in the first three groups shortly after the game, and the vast majority accepted. >>
– Thirty-four Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers have been recognized in the Texas Super Lawyer
2013 Rising Stars edition, a special publication recognizing the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state. >>
The Haynes and Boone Securities Litigation Year in Review 2013
outlines recent (and upcoming) Supreme Court decisions as well as notable rulings from federal courts of appeal and district courts in the past year that affect private securities litigation, including the areas of class certification, loss causation, scienter, duty to disclose, pleading falsity, preemption, standing and statutes of limitations. The Review also discusses government enforcement cases and trends, and key state law rulings in shareholder derivative and fiduciary litigation. >>
An important, and often overlooked, arrow in the quiver of any company defending itself against potentially devastating class litigation is the implicit requirement of “ascertainability.” >>
Last week, a federal jury in South Carolina found that Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc. violated the Stark Law and the False Claims Act by submitting false claims for reimbursement to the United States, resulting in $39 million in damages to the government. >>