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December 21, 2020

Judge Denies Intuit’s Proposed $40M TurboTax Settlement

We won another victory for our clients whom Intuit duped into paying for TurboTax when they qualified to file their taxes for free. On Thursday, a federal court in San Francisco rejected Intuit’s proposed class-action settlement, which would release all claims against Intuit for $2.10 per class member and included onerous opt-out provisions intended to stymie individual arbitrations.

December 17, 2020

Texas Accuses Google and Facebook of an Illegal Conspiracy

Keller Lenkner represents the State of Texas in its antitrust case against Google. According to the complaint, Google entered into an unlawful agreement with rival Facebook to maintain control of the marketplace for header bidding. If what Texas is alleging is true, then both companies may have violated federal antitrust law—and committed felonies in the process.

December 17, 2020

State of Texas Retains Keller Lenkner to Bring Antitrust Litigation Against Google

The Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas has retained national plaintiffs’ law firm Keller Lenkner LLC to represent the State in antitrust litigation against Google LLC. The suit, filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleges that Google monopolized or attempted to monopolize products and services used by advertisers and publishers in online-display advertising.

December 16, 2020

Zantac MDL Defendants Argue Claims Are Preempted

Keller Lenkner’s Ashley Keller argued on behalf of the plaintiffs in the Zantac MDL yesterday, opposing the defendants’ arguments that state-law claims over design and labeling defects should be dismissed because they are preempted by federal law. Keller, who chairs the MDL plaintiffs’ Law & Briefing Committee, argued that state laws create multiple duties to consumers, not all of which conflict with federal law. “There cannot be preemption when there are parallel claims like this,” Keller said.

December 4, 2020

Facebook Wields User Data To Stifle Competition, Suit Says

A proposed class of consumers has hit Facebook with an antitrust lawsuit in California federal court accusing the social media giant of deceiving consumers about the data-privacy protections it gives users and exploiting the “rich data it deceptively extracted from its users to identify nascent competitors.” Named plaintiffs Sarah Grabert and Maximilian Klein said in their complaint Thursday that Facebook Inc. has been using its market dominance as a “weapon to clear the field of any and all competitors that threaten to take away market share.”

December 4, 2020

Keller Lenkner & Quinn Emanuel File Nationwide Antitrust Class Action Against Facebook

National plaintiffs’ law firm Keller Lenkner LLC and global business litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, Inc. alleging violations of federal antitrust laws and California law on behalf of Facebook users. The complaint alleges that Facebook obtained and maintained a social network and social media monopoly by consistently deceiving consumers about the data-privacy protections it provided to users, and by exploiting the data it extracted from users to target smaller startup companies for destruction or acquisition.

November 30, 2020

Keller Lenkner Files Class Action Lawsuit Against LinkedIn for Inflating Advertising Metrics and Misreporting User Activity

Keller Lenkner LLC has filed a federal lawsuit against LinkedIn alleging unfair-competition, fraud, and breach-of-contract claims on behalf of a class of plaintiffs who purchased advertisements on the platform. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the complaint alleges that LinkedIn consistently overcharges advertisers because it inflates the advertising metrics on which businesses rely when placing bids to purchase LinkedIn advertising.

November 10, 2020

Peloton Can’t Nix False Ad Suit Over Online Fitness Classes

A New York federal judge on Monday slapped down Peloton’s bid to toss a proposed class action against the stationary bike giant claiming it falsely advertises an “ever-growing” library of online fitness classes, ruling while a Michigan customer can’t sue under New York law, the New York-based lead plaintiff can.