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Telephone service providers want Ga. counties’ lawsuits against them removed to federal court

Feb. 9, 2016, 12:56pm by Jessica Karmasek

The pair of providers argue the lawsuits over unpaid 911 fees don’t belong in state court. One of the providers contends the lawsuit should be dismissed altogether, saying it’s being penalized simply for under-billing customers. more...

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Attorney: Employers must document reasons for termination or risk retaliation claims

Feb. 9, 2016, 10:19am by Laura Wilcoxen

The plaintiff's victory in a lawsuit alleging retaliation in hiring practices by a past employer offers lessons to businesses about the importance of carefully considering and documenting personnel decisions, according to a Connecticut attorney.

Suit accuses KIND of misrepresenting candy bars

Feb. 8, 2016, 6:45pm by Robbie Hargett

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California man and New York woman are suing a health foods company over claims it misrepresented that eating its nut-based candy bars would prevent weight gain.

AG's bill to raise sale age of tobacco advances in Washington

Feb. 7, 2016, 5:53pm by Mark Iandolo

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — The state of Washington's House Health Care & Wellness Committee advanced Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request bill to raise the sale age of tobacco and vapor products to 21 last week. 

FTC discusses its competition enforcement and advocacy work in recent testimony

Feb. 7, 2016, 3:32pm by Mark Iandolo

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission explained its competition enforcement and advocacy work for state regulatory boards and licensing requirements for occupations, trades and professions in testimony presented to a subcommittee from the U.S. Senate.

Michigan attorney general warns Flint residents about potential scams

Feb. 7, 2016, 3:27pm by Mark Iandolo

FLINT, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is warning Flint residents as they deal with hardships stemming from the contamination of their drinking water that these types of crises can also create opportunities for scam artists.

Two Maine supplement companies settle with the state after claims of deceptive advertising

Feb. 7, 2016, 3:17pm by Mark Iandolo

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission, along with Maine’s Office of the Attorney General, reached a settlement with Direct Alternatives and Original Organics LLC to resolve allegations of deceptive claims and advertising.

HSBC to pay $470 million over allegations of mortgage and foreclosure abuses

Feb. 7, 2016, 3:05pm by Mark Iandolo

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – HSBC Bank USA NA and its affiliates settled for $470 million with the Justice Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and numerous state attorneys general over allegations of mortgage origination, servicing and foreclosure abuses.

California AG files lawsuit against Southern California Gas Co. in connection to recent methane leak

Feb. 7, 2016, 2:52pm by Mark Iandolo

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit against Southern California Gas Co. over alleged violations of California law in connection to a massive methane leak from the company’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility.

Washington AG charges WSLC with alleged campaign finance violations

Feb. 7, 2016, 2:45pm by Mark Iandolo

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington State Attorney General’s Office announced the filing of a complaint in Thurston County Superior Court that alleges campaign finance violations by the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC).

Arkansas AG takes action against auto dealers over allegedly deceptive practices

Feb. 7, 2016, 2:36pm by Mark Iandolo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – In a consumer-protection lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge alleged that a group of automobile dealerships and their owners engaged in deceptive practices.