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New Jersey solicits outside counsel, becomes fourth state to sue Volkswagen

Feb. 12, 2016, 9:52am by Greg Travis

Citing violations that fall under the federal Air Pollution Control Act and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, the State of New Jersey recently filed suit against Volkswagen, alleging that the German automaker is in violation of state and federal clean air laws due to the excess diesel emissions of its vehicles. more...

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Boost Software settles with Florida and FTC over allegations of deceptive marketing

Feb. 12, 2016, 8:18pm by Mark Iandolo

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The office of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission, announced a $200,000 settlement with Boost Software over allegations the company deceptively marketed computer software and tech support services.

Morgan Stanley to pay $2.6 billion over allegations related to mortgage backed securities

Feb. 12, 2016, 8:12pm by Mark Iandolo

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $2.6 billion to resolve allegations related to its marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage backed securities, the Justice Department announced.

Florida attorney general's office settles with KB HOME over multiple allegations

Feb. 12, 2016, 8:07pm by Mark Iandolo

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The office of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a multimillion dollar settlement with homebuilder KB HOME and its Florida subsidiaries over allegations the company failed to make certain disclosures to homebuyers about construction issues and denied warranty coverage to some buyers improperly.

St. Luke's Health to transfer hospital ownership back to McCall and Mountain Home districts

Feb. 12, 2016, 8:02pm by Mark Iandolo

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced an agreement with St. Luke’s Health System and two hospital districts over ownership and operation issues related to the hospitals in McCall and Mountain Home.

California man alleges Target falsely reported debt

Feb. 12, 2016, 7:56pm by Robbie Hargett

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California man is suing Target over claims it reported false debt information.

CVS sued over alleged misrepresentation of memory product

Feb. 12, 2016, 7:51pm by Robbie Hargett

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York man and a Florida man are suing CVS over claims it misrepresents one of its products.

EEOC reaches $25,000 deal with the NFB over religious discrimination allegations

Feb. 12, 2016, 4:25pm by Mark Iandolo

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that the National Federation for the Blind will pay $25,000 and furnish significant equitable relief over allegations of religious discrimination.

FTC takes action against two operators of online high schools

Feb. 12, 2016, 4:21pm by Mark Iandolo

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission has filed charges claiming that two operators of online high schools that claim legitimacy are actually little more than diploma mills.

FTC drafts document on its enforcement of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act

Feb. 12, 2016, 4:13pm by Mark Iandolo

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission staff put together an annual summary on the enforcement of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and delivered it to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Law firm alleges K&S Consulting failed to pay $2.33 million

Feb. 12, 2016, 2:16pm by Robbie Hargett

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - A law practice is suing a Houston consulting firm, alleging unpaid legal fees.