Stiles V. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Inc.

This is a lawsuit filed by Adam Stiles against Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Inc. on behalf of a class of individuals who purchased a MoFi record prior to July 15, 2022. The plaintiff alleges that MoFi falsely advertised its vinyl records as "all-analog" recordings without any digital mastering or DSD technology, charging a premium price for records designated as "Original Master Recording." However, since 2011, MoFi has been using digital mastering or digital files in its production chain, while still misrepresenting to consumers that it did not use digital mastering, or otherwise failed to disclose the use of digital mastering, while still charging the same price premium for the Records as if they were entirely analog recordings. The plaintiff alleges that this misrepresentation has caused him and other similarly situated purchasers to pay a higher price for inferior Records. The lawsuit seeks damages and restitution for breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty, violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, fraud, unjust enrichment, violation of the North Carolina Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and violation of state consumer fraud acts. The lawsuit argues that a class action is the most efficient and practical means of adjudicating the claims, given the substantial number of potential class members and the common legal and factual questions that exist.

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Yelp Inc. v. Ken Paxton

Improved Summary: Yelp has proactively initiated legal action against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to forestall a possible lawsuit that might contest Yelp's right to categorize crisis pregnancy centers on its platform as entities that do not offer abortions or referrals to abortion providers. Yelp maintains that any such lawsuit would violate its First Amendment rights, asserting that its labels accurately represent the services these centers provide. The potential lawsuit from Paxton's office, hinted at last week, could aim to penalize Yelp for purported breaches of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Yelp's legal action seeks judicial affirmation that its labels are not misleading and a ban on Texas initiating future lawsuits regarding these labels.