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  1. Fees in Class Action Over Moldy Washing Machines Nearly Halved
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reduced the fees in a 2015 settlement from $4.8 million to $2.7 million. The suit alleged that front-loading washing machines made by Whirlpool Corp. and sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co. from 2004 to 2006 had a defect in their central control units and grew mold inside them. Sears estimated that the settlement, which resolved just the claims over the control units in Kenmore and Whirlpool brands, was worth about $900,000. The Seventh Circuit found a federal magistrate judge's reasoning "questionable" when she boosted the award 1.75 times what lawyers charged for their work.
          
  2. Sharp Electronics Asks Federal Court to Squash Arbitrator's Gag Order
    The TV manufacturer says the order from the Singapore International Arbitration Centre violates its First Amendment rights.
          
  3. Ex-Silicon Valley CEO, Republican Lawyer Launch Missive Over Gun Rights
    Cooper & Kirk's Charles Cooper filed a new lawsuit this week on behalf of a convicted CEO to clarify which ex-cons should be allowed to purchase firearms.
          
  4. Uber Settles FTC Data Security Claims
    Uber agreed Tuesday to submit to regular audits of its privacy protocols to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that the ride-hailing platform failed to properly safeguard sensitive data and misrepresented its monitoring of employee access to consumers' personal information.
          
  5. Sedgwick to Close DC Office as Partners Join Troutman Sanders
    Sedgwick will be without an office in Washington, D.C., after its last two partners in the nation's capital, Barbara Werther and David Mancini, moved to Troutman Sanders with one associate this week.
          

 

 

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