A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of July 29-August 4.


This Lawyer Is Making It Less Profitable to Sue When Companies Merge

Caleb Hannan | Bloomberg Businessweek

David Duggan opened his mail last August to find he was part of a legal settlement. He’d been a shareholder in Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, a natural gas pipeline company that had recently merged with one of its affiliates in a $3.5 billion deal. A group of attorneys Duggan had never heard of, representing Crestwood investors, had objected to the terms of the deal and settled a class-action suit brought in the Southern District of Texas against the company and its affiliate. Yet investors didn’t get a check. All that Duggan found in the mail was a dozen pages of legal disclosures.

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Teacher Sues Student She Had Sex With For Damaging Her Reputation

Yaron Steinbuch | NY Post

A California teacher who was jailed for having sex with a 16-year-old student — is now suing him for damaging her reputation, according to a report.

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Pret A Manger Perpetrating Sneaky Sandwich Wrap Ripoff, Lawsuit Alleges

Jake Offenhartz | Gothamist

Midtown’s ubiquitous sandwich shop Pret A Manger is the target of a new class action lawsuit accusing the company of tricking customers into “paying for air” through a deceptive turkey wrap bait-and-switch.

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