Welcome to the spring break edition of Commercial Roundup. This week’s highlights include a fantastic round-robin interview of six women lawyers who’ve made their way to the top of antitrust-world and the end of a saga about a non-lawyer who helped mass-tort firms “sign up clients” for money.
This week you’ll find me at the Spring Meeting of the ABA’s Antitrust Law Section in Washington, DC. Send me an email (email@example.com) if you’ve also come to the this year’s antitrust nerd-fest and either see an especially recondite, funny, or otherwise notable presentation or would like to say hello.
- CFPB survives constitutional assault.
- Mass-tort law firm broke oral contract to pay farmer to “sign up clients” who grew Syngenta corn.
- Views of pain-treatment experts didn’t libel product they opined about.
- ERISA allowed claims that pension fund paid too much for keeping records and for “retail” mutual fund and annuity shares.
- Release covered claim that spouse-trustee who’d paid himself $37.4 million out of his dead spouse’s marital trust owed the money back.
- Contract price capped benefit of bargain damages for sale of real estate whose value rose.
- More, please.
- Contract with contractor dooms subcontractor’s quantum merit and unjust enrichment claims against contractor’s customer.