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Tim Eyman, company reimburse Washington attorney general, allowing campaign finance case to continue

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 8:22pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that Tim Eyman and his for-profit company have reimbursed the attorney general’s office $10,000.

Louisiana AG cancels outside legal contracts in case involving drywall damages

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 8:15pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has cancelled the outside legal contracts related to the State of Louisiana, ex rel. James D. (“Buddy”) Caldwell v. Knauf Gips KG et al. lawsuit.

Texas settles with 21 convenience stores that allegedly sold contact lenses without prescriptions

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 8:06pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced settlements with 21 convenience and dollar stores in the San Antonio area that allegedly violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Texas Optometry Act by selling contact lenses without requiring a prescription upon purchase.

Montana and ExxonMobil reach settlement in case related to 2011 oil spill

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 8:03pm

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Attorney General Tim Fox, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Interior have announced a proposed $12 million settlement with ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. after a Yellowstone River oil spill in 2011.

Whole Foods to pay $3.5 million over alleged hazardous waste violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 7:55pm

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – Whole Foods Inc. will pay $3.5 million and promote hazardous waste compliance after allegations of improperly identifying or mishandling hazardous waste at company facilities in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Calif. cities' pollution claims against Monsanto dismissed, but amended complaint filed

Caleb Murphy Sep. 23, 2016, 2:08pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- A federal court recently dismissed claims three cities brought against Monsanto, claiming the seed giant was polluting the San Francisco Bay with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB).

Eighth Circuit cites Spokeo ruling in dismissing class action against cable company

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 23, 2016, 1:46pm

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit this month affirmed a federal district court’s ruling, holding that the plaintiff’s allegation was, on its own, insufficient to establish Article III standing. Pointing to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Spokeo v. Robins, the panel said the plaintiff, a former Charter Communications customer, did not allege an injury in ...

California consumer accuses Sirius XM Radio of breach of contract

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 23, 2016, 9:32am

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — A California man is suing Sirius XM Radio Inc., alleging breach of express and implied contract and unfair competition.

Woman files class action against Samsung after dropping phone in toilet

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 23, 2016, 9:31am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California woman is suing Samsung, alleging fraud, false advertising and unjust enrichment.

Stockholder accuses Utah corporation of violating federal law

Wadi Reformado Sep. 23, 2016, 9:30am

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) — A stockholder is suing a Utah corporation, alleging negligent misrepresentation and violation of federal law.

San Diego consumer accuses marketing agency of violating TCPA

Michael Abella Sep. 23, 2016, 9:29am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — A San Diego County man is suing a marketing agency, alleging abuse of telephone technology.

California couple accuse Whirlpool of product liability

Wadi Reformado Sep. 23, 2016, 9:28am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California couple are suing Whirlpool, alleging it sold defective products to consumers.

California consumer accuses of unlawful solicitation

Michael Abella Sep. 23, 2016, 9:27am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California man is suing website platform owners, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

California consumer accuses Internet company of false advertising

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 22, 2016, 11:39am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California woman is suing an Internet company, alleging fraud and false advertising.

SEC announces fraud charges in case involving illegal stock sales for marijuana business

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2016, 11:38am

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced fraud charges against William J. Sears, Scott M. Dittman and Cliffe R. Bodden for their alleged scheme involving illegal stock sales and false financial filings of a company that makes containers for growing marijuana.

Security giant Guardsmark to pay $115,000 after discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2016, 11:37am

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that security giant Guardsmark will pay $115,000 after allegations of retaliation discrimination.