Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

June 26, 2017

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Jamila Moore

  • The United States Supreme Court recently clarified a rule within the issue of eminent domain. In a 5-3 decision, the court determined two adjacent properties were considered one in order to properly calculate loss cost. States are using the decision as strong guidance.
  • Genworth Financial Inc. agreed to pay a 20 million dollar settlement in a suit for their alleged misguided advice during a public offering of a company. The class of plaintiffs include investors whom believed the Austrian financial market to be sound; however, the state of the market was poor at the time of Genworth Austrian subsidiary’s IPO.
  • A California judge decertified a class of residents in Los Angeles. The class alleges they received unwanted, faxed solicitation ads from SoCal Better Homes. This decision makes further litigation unlikely, as the case will have disproportionate costs and needs for a person filing suit on their own.
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