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Eleventh Circuit Upholds District Court’s Dismissal with Prejudice of 750 Claims In Tobacco Class Action

4432 Individual Tobacco Plaintiffs v. Various Tobacco Companies, No. 13-10839 (11th Cir. Sep. 10, 2014) details the Eleventh Circuit’s analysis of the protracted and bloated litigation initiated by a class of smokers and their survivors against various tobacco companies. The suits began in 1996 with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Engle, 672 So. 2d 39 […]

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Eleventh Circuit Holds Homeowner’s Association’s Demand for Removal of Emotional Support Dog Violates Disability Laws

In Bhogaita v. Altamonte Heights Condo. Ass’n, Inc., Nos. 13-12625 and 13-13914 (Aug. 27, 2014), the Eleventh Circuit considered whether Altamonte Heights Condominium Association, Inc. (“the Association”) violated disability provisions in the Federal and Florida Fair Housing Acts, 42 U.S.C. § 3604(f)(3)(b) and Fla. Stat. § 760.23(9)(b). The Association, a nonprofit homeowner’s association for a […]

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Eleventh Circuit Applies Direct Purchaser Rule and Affirms Denial of Healthcare Provider’s Class Standing in Tying Arrangement Claim

In Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Inc. v. Astellas U.S., LLC, No. 13-12709 (Aug. 15, 2014), the Eleventh Circuit held that a medical center did not have standing to represent a class of healthcare providers in a tying arrangement Sherman Act suit against a vender of pharmaceutical products. The Court precluded the medical center’s treble damages […]

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Eleventh Circuit Denies Review For Petitioner’s Failure to Exhaust Argument and Jurisdictional Bar on Reviewing Factual Determinations in Removals of “Criminal Aliens”

In Malu v. U.S. Att’y Gen., 13-10409 (Aug. 19, 2014), petitioner Biuma Malu, a Congolese national, fled to the United States in November 2000 and settled in Atlanta, GA. After arriving in Atlanta, Malu married but later separated from her husband and two children and now identifies as a lesbian. Id at 3. In 2009, […]

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