The use of personal information is ubiquitous in today’s technology-driven world. Business is transacted using individuals’ names, addresses, social security numbers, banking and financial information, and medical information, among other things. Protection from data breach is critical. Companies that do not have secure systems in place to protect consumers’ personal, financial, and health information can be sued under a variety of federal and state statutes, and common law theories.
When companies collude to fix prices and restrain trade, harm accrues to competitors and individuals, alike. Antitrust lawsuits are used to stop practices that restrain trade and the operation of the free market and to compensate those who are harmed. The goal is to keep the market free, open, and competitive.
Carella Byrne has filed a securities fraud class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Restaurant Brands International Inc. on behalf of those individuals who purchased or acquired common stock.
A Florida federal judge granted final approval Monday to a $42 million settlement automakers Volkswagen and Audi reached to resolve multidistrict litigation over their alleged use of defective Takata Corp. air bags, as well as a $12.6 million attorney fee award from that total.